Sesame Street
Don't Wake the Baby
Air date October 19, 2012
Season Season 43 (2012-2013)
Written by Annie Evans
Sponsors N, 6
Releases Online Streaming


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN What's the Word on the Street?: Tool

SCENE Leela welcomes the viewer while whispering, as she has just put her baby niece Nila to sleep. Telly and Elmo come by and talk loudly until hushed by Leela. They realize that Sesame Street is full of loud noises that could possibly wake Nila up as they almost did and become the "Noise Patrol," who will keep surrounding noise to a minimum. They get some tools to help listen (binoculars and a megaphone), until Leela points out those won't help and their "ear tools" are the only things that will. They listen and shoo off a noisy bird and motorcyclist. They then hear the sound of a basketball...

SCENE cont'd ...being dribbled by Horatio, who thinks the distance between him and Nila is large enough that his bouncing won't wake her. Telly frets that his bouncing will attract more animals, leading to a animal basketball game. Just as he predicts, a monkey, lion and tiger show up and start a noisy game until Telly tackles the players. Nila manages to sleep through the noise and the animals head to the park to continue their game. Now, the Noise Patrol hears some music...

SCENE cont'd ...coming from Grover's boombox, which he's using to breakdance with. They try to get his attention, but he can't hear them over the music. They decide to dance too, hoping he'll notice them, but he instead tries to school his competition. Telly accidentally sets the music louder before shutting it off completely. Nila is surprisingly still asleep and Grover chides them for setting the music so loud around a sleeping baby. Grover, dubbing himself "Grand Monster Flash," puts on his headphones and dances off. Now, they hear hammering....


SCENE cont'd a construction worker nearby. They point out sleeping Nila, who he deems as an "occupational hazard" and continues hammering away. Telly makes sure he won't use the jackhammer and accidentally starts it up, dragging him out of control. Nila remains asleep and the worker heads off for his lunchbreak, bringing his noise to halt. There's no other noise around and Nila wakes up crying. Telly tries to get the area quiet so she can go back to sleep, but Leela stops him, claiming noise can actually help in falling asleep. She sings a lullaby to Nila about soft and calming sounds, which puts her, and the monsters, to sleep.
Muppets / Celebrity Jay Mohr learns about the different types of tools.
Cartoon "Quiet or Loud"
Muppets Abby's Flying Fairy School is almost on, but first, Murray and Ovejita host "Alphabet Cook-off," where they make a letter N with nutmeg, a nectarine and noodles.

Muppets / Celebrity When Elmo can't get to sleep, Ricky Gervais arrives with a celebrity lullaby about the letter N. However, his song turns out to be to noisy for Elmo to sleep to.
(First: Episode 4201)
Muppets Murray and the girls introduce Abby's Flying Fairy School.


Muppets / Animation Abby's Flying Fairy School
Today for Show & Tell, Abby brings in the enchanted apple from Snow White. During snack time, Blogg takes a bite and falls into an enchanted sleep. Gonnigan and Abby try to think of how they can wake him up, when Gonnigan remembers he wakes up to the sound of an alarm clock. They go through Mrs. Sparklenose's filling cabinet and find one, but it doesn't wake Blogg up. They call Spot, who shows them videos of mouths. Abby thinks they should kiss him, but when she tries, he stays asleep. Abby checks the Snow White story and finds they need a prince to wake him. She turns Gonnigan into a frog so she can kiss him and make him into a prince. Gonnigan kisses Blogg and he wakes up, and notices the apple and heads for it, with his fairy friends tackling him. (re-orchestrated theme song)
(First: Episode 4200)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie insists on watching Bert sleep. He sings a song about sleep, initially to Bert's dismay. He soon falls in, though, and then finds that Ernie is the one who has fallen asleep!
(First: Episode 4087)
Muppets "Super Grover 2.0" is coming soon, but first, Ovejita demonstrates what her remote can do. She lowers Murray out of frame, then brings him back with a number 6. She then makes him do 6 kicks.
Film Six dancers break it down in a park.
(First: Episode 4199)
Muppets Murray and the boys introduce "Super Grover 2.0."
(First: Episode 4304)

Muppets Super Grover 2.0
A squirrel wants to display his giant acorn, but his shelf comes lose. 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)
Muppets Before "Elmo the Musical" arrives, Murray plays "Dare to Compare" using tools.
Animation Animals and acrobats form letters in the Alphabet Circus.
(First: Episode 4074)
Muppets Murray and Karisma introduce "Elmo the Musical" and high-five.


Muppets Elmo the Musical: Circus the Musical
In today's musical, Elmo plays a "monster with a dream" of joining the circus. At the bigtop, the ringmaster tells him he needs an act before he can join, which Elmo doesn't have yet. The first act, The Great In-Betweeni can't go on (he's stuck between a rock and a hard thing), so Elmo goes on his place. He takes a leap from the trampoline to land between two cacti, but lands on top of instead. A performing chicken does the act perfectly. The next act, High-Walking Heidi, also cancels, having stubbed her toe. Elmo tries his best to walk on the high wire, but sneezes and falls down to the low wire. The chicken again performs the act with ease. The big finale is Zowie-Zown the Upside-Down Clown, who immediately quits when he hears he's been accepted to law school. Elmo tries to do his act and fails to stay upside-down; he decides to give up on his dream. The chicken convinces him to "Keep on Cluckin'" and not give up. Elmo tries again and does a perfect hand-stand, and the crowd goes wild!
Muppets Murray announces the sponsors.
Sponsor Leslie Carrara-Rudolph announces: "This show was brought to by the Counting Coalition."
(First: Episode 4304)


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