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Sesame Street
Rhyming Block
Air date January 25, 2012
Season Season 42 (2011-2012)
Written by Luis Santeiro
Sponsors L, 13
Releases Fairytale Fun
HBO Kids

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Picture Segment Description
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COLD OPEN What's the Word on the Street?: Conflict
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SCENE Alan keeps the Hooper's Store area quiet, as Mother Goose (Samantha Bee) is writing new nursery rhymes nearby. Elmo and Abby get excited, but Mother Goose is sad; she's had trouble coming up with new rhymes and needs to write three new ones for her publisher today. Abby and Elmo are great with rhymes and offer to help, but Mother Goose needs more than rhymes - she needs conflict to have an interesting story and there's none to be seen around.
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SCENE cont'd Alan brings out 13 birthday cookies he's baked, which summons Cookie Monster. The scenario gives Mother Goose inspiration, but needs a rhyme for "plate." Abby gives her the rhyme - "eight," as Cookie has eaten five of them. Cookie apologizes, yet gobbles up the remaining cookies. Abby once again gives a rhyme, making Elmo feel upset (he wanted to give her a rhyme).
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SCENE cont'd Mother Goose orders some pickles to help her think, and Alan struggles to open the jar. She gets inspiration for another rhyme, but needs one for "stuck." Elmo gets this one, leading to a short fight between him and Abby until they're hushed by Mother Goose. Super Grover crashes onto the scene and Abby once again gets a rhyme to fit the situation. Grover and Alan struggle with the jar, sending it hurtling away with a crash. Abby again gets the rhyme, frustrating Elmo more.
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SCENE cont'd With one more nursery rhyme to go, Elmo decides he's done with helping. Mother Goose writes her next rhyme about the conflict between the two of them. They each contribute rhymes, making them friends again. They all celebrate Mother Goose's achieved quota with a hug.
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Muppets / Celebrity Robin Williams wants the Two-Headed Monster to demonstrate conflict, but they (ironically) get along.
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Muppets Murray teases Abby's Flying Fairy School, but wants to know the letter of the day first. Ovejita appears with some clues - a lemon, lollipop and a lion, which all begin with L.
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Film Gymnasts form the letter L.
(First: Episode 4161)
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Muppets Murray and Segi introduce Abby's Flying Fairy School.
(First: Episode 4257)
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Muppets / Animation Abby's Flying Fairy School
Mrs. Sparklenose steers the school to their field trip location: Colonial Trolliamsberg. However, Blogg (being half-Troll) seems down about the trip. When they arrive, the Troll guard asks them a riddle so they can pass: "What has one line down and one line across and you need it to tickle and toss?" The guard also notices Blogg's wings, which he tries claiming are "armpit-coolers". Gonnigan and Abby ask Spot, who shows them the alphabet. They then realize the answer is the letter T.
Inside the town, Blogg makes more attempts to hide his wings by putting a backpack over them (causing everything inside to spill out) and a large sweater. Abby and Gonnigan meet a candlestick maker, who asks them to estimate how many ears full of wax it'll take to make one candle. Gonnigan's guess turns out to be right (6 ears worth). They then head to the center of town, where Garfunkel the Griffin is performing. However, Niblet's flash-photography causes Garfunkel to freak out and angrily fly to the sky and the only to get him down to whisper "Nap time" in his ear. Abby tries, but the person must be a troll. Mrs. Sparklenose explains to Blogg that sometimes "Differences make the difference", boosting his confidence and he flies up to put Garfunkel to sleep. Everyone in the town reveres him. (re-scored theme song)
(First: Episode 4205)
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Muppets Ernie and Rubber Duckie laugh out loud, thinking the previous segment was funny.
(First: Episode 3808)
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Song "Rhyme Time" - A man and some kids sing about making rhymes.
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Muppets "Super Grover 2.0" is on the way, but first Murray and Ovejita draw the winning lottery number - 13!
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Cartoon "Thirteen's Not So Lucky"
Artist: Mari Jaye Blanchard
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Muppets Murray and Jenia introduce β€œSuper 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.
(First: Episode 4277)
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Muppets "Elmo's World" is coming up, but first, it's time for a furniture edition of "Murray's Cubbies."
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Insert Maria is having coffee with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, when Baby Bear and Goldilocks approach her with an issue involving his broken chair.
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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: Dinosaurs
(First: Episode 4082)
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Muppets Murray announces the sponsors.

Alterations

Picture Segment Description
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Muppets Elmo's World: Books
(First: Episode 3817)
This segment replaces "Elmo's World: Dinosaurs" in the HBO Kids version.


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