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Sesame Street
Build a Better Basket
Air date February 14, 2013
Season Season 43 (2012-2013)
Written by Joey Mazzarino
Sponsors L, 14
Releases Online Streaming


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN What's the Word on the Street?: Reinforce
SCENE Elmo and Rosita welcome the viewer as Alan prepares a basket of goodies. They explain that Little Red Riding Hood (or Caperucita Roja as Rosita says) has ordered her usual basket for her granny from Hooper's Store today and will be along any minute to pick it up.


SCENE cont'd Little Red appears and, seeing as it's called "Hooper's Store," keeps calling Alan "Hooper" (to his chagrin). She makes sure it's correctly filled, then points out it needs to pass "The Big Bad Wolf Test" in order for it to make it safely to granny's without the wolf eating it. Alan lifts the basket and exclaims, "I got a basket of goodies for ya, grandma!" On cue, the Big Bad Wolf appears and munches the basket to smithereens. Little Red offers him some musical advice: "Make That Basket Stronger!"

SCENE cont'd To keep the basket safe, they must reinforce it with something (as wicker isn't very strong). Rosita pulls out a plate, which is rather hard. Singing Little Red's song, they cover the basket with dishes and refill it. Alan calls for the Big Bad Wolf, who initially struggles to break through the plates, but manages anyway, leaving another mess. Little Red sings her song again, saying they need to hurry before granny leaves for her vacation in Boca Raton.


SCENE cont'd Needing something hard, but not fragile, Rosita finds a metal pie plate, which they believe will withstand the Wolf's jaws. They cover the basket with more metal plates and when the Wolf appears, he's unable to munch through them. He escapes, moaning over the pain his teeth are in. Although they've succeeded, Little Red's unable to deliver the basket - it's time for her ballet lesson! Since Hooper's delivers, Alan accepts the offer to bring to granny, but Little Red suits him into a red hood first.
Muppets / Celebrity Joseph Gordon-Levitt reinforces his watch so it remains undamaged when Murray brings the hammer down.
Muppets Abby's Flying Fairy School will be landing soon, right after another edition of "Alphabet Cook-off." Chef Ovejita plunks into the bowl a lemon, lettuce and licorice, which means they're cooking a letter L.
Cartoon Elmo sings about the L sound in the word "lemon".
(First: Episode 4203)
Film Gymnasts form the letter L.
(First: Episode 4161)
Muppets Murray and Maureen introduce Abby's Flying Fairy School.


Muppets / Animation Abby's Flying Fairy School
The students head to the playground for recess. At the slide, they meet a Playground Troll, who plans to taking over the playground unless they solve her riddles. First, they must identify four S-words around them. When they run out of playground attractions, Gonnigan uses his sock as one, earning them their slide back. The troll then takes over the swings until they make a castle. With some sand and water, they make one in the sandbox. She then claims the jungle gym until they can find an octagon on the playground. When they can't find on on the ground, they fly up above and find the jungle gum is an octagon. The troll relinquishes the playground and Blรถgg, feeling stimulated, goes off to solve more problems, starting with the pail stuck on his head.
(First: Episode 4311)
Muppets Ernie sings "I Wonder."
(First: Episode 4233)
Muppets Before "Super Grover 2.0" comes to save the day, Ovejita tells Murray to press her button. Fourteen butterflies appear above and when he presses a second time, he's struck with a heavy likeness of the the number.
Cartoon A girl picks up 14 dogs to be walked.
Artist: Click 3X
Cartoon Fourteen trains count off.
Artist: Joey Ahlbum
(First: Episode 4281)
Muppets Murray and Jordan introduce "Super Grover 2.0."
(First: Episode 4301)

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 "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.
(First: Episode 4305)
Muppets / Celebrity Jamie Foxx sings the Alphabet with Elmo and a fox and duck also named Jamie Foxx.
(First: Episode 4111)
Muppets Murray and the kids introduce "Elmo the Musical."


Muppets Elmo the Musical: Detective the Musical
Elmo is a detective, who receives a call from a man who can't stop sneezing following his pizza delivery. Elmo discovers the pizza is covered with pepper and the man claims the culprit was cube-shaped. The same happens at a young woman's apartment, who claims a cube-fellow delivered her pepper-induced flowers. Elmo is then led to the local theater, where a Ham Actor can't stop sneezing before his performance. They discover his false moustache is laced with pepper too. They spot the culprit hiding behind Velvet, who rises to reveal a meek cube with a pepper shaker. He confesses, claiming he wanted to be needed. Elmo and the pig sing about the many different cubes around them every day and the cube is revealed to be a tissue box, which is exactly what the pig needs.
Muppets Murray announces the sponsors.
Sponsor Stephanie D'Abruzzo announces: "The following has been brought to you by The Stomping Stompers Guild. Why Walk, When You Could Stomp?"
(First: Episode 4302)

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