Sesame Street
Falling Leaves
Air date December 30, 2011
Season Season 42 (2011-2012)
Written by Luis Santeiro
Sponsors N, 15 and "spinning twirlers"
Releases The iTunes Store

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Picture Segment Description
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COLD OPEN What's the Word on the Street?: Deciduous
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SCENE On an Autumn day, Chris recounts a humorous story to Elmo, Rosita and Leela, when they hear the cries of someone in need. They find it's Stinky the Stinkweed, who's stuck under a pile of leaves. They dig him out and he's grateful, but explains their work was pointless; he'll soon be covered up again. They decide to observe the leaves and find the tree they're coming from; Rosita and Elmo dub themselves "Leaf Detectives."
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SCENE cont'd As they go around the garden, they compare their leaf to the ones on the other trees, but finding no matches. They finally find the one dropping leafs on Stinky, who decides to give it a piece of his mind. Leela hushes him, believing that won't work as the tree is deciduous. Stinky's not familiar with that word, so Chris and Leela lead a rap song about it.
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SCENE cont'd Stinky accepts the fact that he'll just have to put up with falling leaves each year for the rest of his life. His friends don't want that and get the idea to cover him with something. Rosita gets an umbrella, which will cut him off from his much-needed sunlight. Elmo plops a plastic bowl on him, which would prevent him from getting rain too. Rosita then spots a screen in the wheelbarrow and they use it (and some wood) to create a netting over him. He's so elated by their successful device that he begins to sing a song.
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Muppets / Celebrity Elmo asks Ken Jeong to ask a nearby tree if it's deciduous. It drops its leaves in response.
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Muppets While teasing Abby's Flying Fairy School, Murray notices some tree seeds spinning through the air and wonders how they do that. "¡Vamos a averiguarlo!", Ovejita proclaims and the two are off to find an answer. With a class, they observe the seeds to see what would make them spin and the teacher introduces their engineering project: designing twirlers from paper and straw that will fly down slowly.
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Film A man types N words on his computer. "Only 25 more to go!"
(First: Episode 4186)
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Muppets Murray and a group of girls introduce ”Abby’s Flying Fairy School”.
(First: Episode 4261)
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Muppets / Animation Abby's Flying Fairy School
Mrs. Sparklenose is teaching the students opposites today, though Blögg doesn't grasp the concept as easy. After Gonnigan and Abby demonstrate, he tries to use their opposite spell on Gonnigan, but uses it on himself instead. Suddenly, Blögg becomes the opposite of himself, wearing posh clothing and being obsessed with cleanliness (constantly giving Niblet a bath). Gonnigan likes having a less-disgusting friend around now, but Opposite-Blögg ruins their playtime by putting away their blocks and refusing to wear the wrinkled costumes. Abby and Gonnigan learn that to change him back, Blögg has to do the spell on himself. Abby tempts him with his favorite stinky cheese, but he instead is frightened by it. Everyone muses about the old Blögg, making him realize the right thing to do is to change himself back.
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Celebrity Tilly and the Wall perform “The Alphabet Song
(First: Episode 4181)
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Muppets Before "Super Grover 2.0" comes to save the day, Murray and the kids start designing their twirlers, observing the different types of wings and testing their prototypes. Murray ends up covered in tape and has us stay tuned...
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Cartoon Fifteen trucks are counted. They then make a large 15.
Artist: Joey Ahlbum
(First: Episode 4238)
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Muppets Murray and Jenia introduce "Super Grover 2.0."
(First: Episode 4261)
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Muppets Super Grover 2.0
A squirrel wants to display his giant acorn, but his shelf comes loose. Super Grover 2.0 arrives and tries holding it up, finding that won't work, nor does his sticky tape. The squirrel notices a hole in the shelf and thinks something should go in. Grover plugs a carrot in, which doesn't keep the shelf attached to the tree. The squirrel then notes the hole has ridges, so Grover tries a rigid potato chip that fails too. He finally pulls out a screw, which he thinks is useless. Despite Grover's doubts, the squirrel pulls out his screwdriver and uses the screw to attach his shelf to the tree, keeping it put! An even larger acorn knocks out Grover, which the squirrel also proudly places on his shelf.
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Muppets "Elmo's World" is in queue, but now the kids test our their twirlers, which mostly succeed, though some fly longer than others. Murray tries out his, which merely plummets to the ground.
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Film Kids in Uganda recite a chant - "Shake Shake That Mango Tree."
(Filmed and directed by non-profit organization Fount of Mercy in the village of Lawanda, Uganda.[1])
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Muppets "Can I get an Elmo?!" Murray and the kids introduce "Elmo's World."
(First: Episode 4257)
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Muppets Elmo's World: Weather
(First: Episode 3984)
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Muppets Murray announces the sponsors.


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