|Me Am What Me Am|
|Air date||September 28, 2012|
|Season||Season 43 (2012-2013)|
|Written by||Belinda Ward|
|COLD OPEN||What's the Word on the Street?: Patience|
|SCENE||Cookie Monster desperately waits while Chris makes a new batch of cookies. While he waits, Chris gives him a plate of carrot sticks. As Cookie chows down, Mario Lopez of EXTRA Sesame Street arrives with a breaking news story - the Cookie Monster is now the Veggie Monster! Cookie Monster tries to convince him otherwise, but the playback footage shows him munching the carrots and Chris' testimony doesn't help the situation.|
|SCENE cont'd||Cookie is worried about being the Veggie Monster, but Chris assures him no one will call him that. Rosita and Zoe arrive and start referring to him as such, saying they heard it on TV. Chris turns on EXTRA Sesame Street, where they play footage of Cookie listing the positive attributes of carrots moments ago. "Oh, me could eat me words," the monster sighs. Even the Spanish network is broadcasting the news, meaning he's the Veggie Monster in two languages! The girls run off to tell the rest of the street and Cookie tries to save his rep by eating a cookie, but Chris isn't done making them and he's already cleaned out the stock.|
|SCENE cont'd||Outside Hooper's Store, Cookie encounters Big Bird and Snuffy, who don't have cookies. Cookie eyes Snuffy's cabbage and has some. Mario shows up again to report the Veggie Monster is at it again. Cookie tries to defend himself, but is unaware cabbage is a vegetable. Even the instant replay has him admitting he loves eating it ("That taken outta context."). Big Bird and Snuffy start calling him Veggie Monster too and head off.|
|SCENE cont'd||Chris brings Cookie a celery snack, but he declines, saying it will only fuel the flame. He still finds them delicious looking and runs off, returning with a blonde wig and pretending to be a monster named Rose-Marie who loves celery. With a "Veggie-bunga!," he plows through the celery; his wig falls off just as Mario appears again to report. Maria and friends arrive, showing the incident on Me Tube with over a million hits. When asked how he feels about the situation, Cookie admits he's frustrated. Mario doesn't see a problem with being a Veggie Monster; veggies are good for you. Cookie states it's not who he is and sings "Me Am What Me Am" to explain he'll always be a cookie monster, no matter how much he enjoys veggies.|
|SCENE cont'd||Maria and the rest apologize for not believing him. Chris brings out the finished cookies and Cookie begins to gobble them all. Mario reports that the Cookie Monster really is the Cookie Monster. With the cookies all gone, Cookie looks for more. He eyes the lamppost and takes a bite out of it. Mario appears again, reporting he's now the Lamppost Monster. Cookie rushes to Chris, needing cookies to clear his name again.|
|Muppets / Celebrity||Zac Efron talks about the word "patience" while Elmo waits for him to finish so they can play basketball. They both end up waiting when the ball steps out for some air.|
|Muppets||Murray announces Abby's Flying Fairy School is coming, but first, it's time for "Alphabet Cook-off!" Ovejita provides him with walnuts, a slice of watermelon and a waffle. The end result - a letter W.|
|Film / Animation||Two kids find a wand in the woods and wish for W words. The boy is Gavin Hoyle, of Canada.|
|Animation||Fireflies lead the way to W words in the forest.|
(First: Episode 4195)
|Muppets||Murray and Jordan introduce Abby's Flying Fairy School.|
|Muppets / Animation||Abby's Flying Fairy School|
Captain Hook visits the class, having lost his golden pirate treasure. Abby, Gonnigan and Blögg volunteer to be his crew and the school sets sail for the Island of the Gushing Geyser. There, they collect two cups of water and pour it into the chest. Next, the map leads them to the Spice Islands, where they collect three spoons of cinnamon. Elsewhere on the island, they need a one troll's weight in apples. Using a scale, they measure the apples against Blögg. With all the ingredients in the chest, the treasure appears - applesauce, which they all share.
|Song||"Count Me In" (remake)|
|Muppets||"Super Grover 2.0" is coming soon, but first, it's time of "Number Cook-off!" Ovejita brings in two sticks of butter, creating a number 2.|
|Muppets||Elmo and Abby sing "Two is You and Me."|
cut from the HBO version
|Muppets||Murray and the kids introduce "Super Grover 2.0."|
|Muppets||Super Grover 2.0: Nest Moving Day|
In Brooklyn, New York, a robin family struggles to move their grand piano up to their new nest. Super Grover 2.0 arrives on the scene and observes the piano is big, hard and heavy. He browses through his utility sock and finds a "super spatula", but can't flip the piano up. He then pulls out some balloons that can't lift the piano, but lift Grover up in the air! He grabs hold of the clothesline and breaks it. The birds lift him up with the pulley and the eager robin son wonders if the rope could lift the piano. Grover proceeds to whip the piano with it and the robin son decides to play superhero. He deduces that if they put the rope through the pull on their tree, they can lift it. Grover sits on the piano to come up with another plan, not noticing they are lifting him up with it. They all cheer and Grover falls to the ground. He states they may need the pulley again...for him.
(First: Episode 4224)
|Muppets||"In a few moments, the curtain will rise on 'Elmo the Musical'!," Murray declares. But first, he tries to remember what color door the bird is behind at the Museum of Modern Remembering.|
Nucky Ducky and his mallard crew do their own kind of walk down the birdwalk. They run into the rival gang of chickens, led by Clucky Luciano, who have their own walk and begin an argument. Agent Van Cuckoo lands on the scene and has them make up a walk they can all do together.
|Muppets||Murray and Austin introduce "Elmo the Musical."|
|Muppets||Elmo the Musical: Pizza the Musical|
Today, Elmo imagines himself as a Space Pizza Delivery Monster, set to deliver the number 10 special to Mars. As he nears the moon, he loses 6 slices due to the lack of gravity. A shooting star then penetrates his ship and Elmo uses another slice to cover the hole. As he reaches Mars, he is stopped by Darth Chicken, who entraps his ship with his laser beams. Elmo uses the remaining 3 slices to plug up the lasers and send the chicken away. On the planet's surface, Elmo apologizes to the Martians for the empty box. The Martians do not mind; they want it for the "Pizza Box Dance."
|Muppets||Murray announces the sponsors.|
|Sponsor||Tyler Bunch announces: "Sesame Street is brought to you by the National Jumping Institute."|
- An alternate version of "Me Am What Me Am" was taped but ultimately did not appear in the final aired version. Behind-the-scenes footage appeared on the Sesame Family Robinson blog, featuring Tyler Bunch performing a Green piano player and Leslie Carrara-Rudolph as a broccoli back-up singer.
- The localized version of "EXTRA Sesame Street" shown on the Spanish network is re-titled "EXTRA Plaza Sesamo."
- The Unexpected Lessons You Learn on Sesame Street, a piece for Sesameworkshop.org written by Sonia Manzano citing the episode. (archived)
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