Sesame Street
Max the Magician
(repeat of 4166)
Air date April 4, 2013
Season Season 43 (2012-2013)
Sponsors D, 6 and "ballet dancers"


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN What's the Word on the Street?: Subtraction
(First: Episode 4166)

SCENE Chris serves snacks to Big Bird, Elmo and Rosita, then welcomes the viewer to Sesame Street. Elmo asks for a banana, to which Chris replies "You just said the magic word!" -- which cues the grand entrance of Max the Magician (Will Arnett), who has some "real" magic tricks to display ...

For his first trick, Max produces two scarves, then another one, making them three scarves. Everyone is amazed and wants to know how he did the trick - except for Chris, who already knows. Max doubts that Chris knows his secrets, but Chris explains that the "trick" was done using something called "addition." He demonstrates it himself by adding one and two glasses of milk to make three.


Max has another trick up his sleeve: he displays five cards, then makes each of them disappear, one by one, by "discarding" them, until they become zero cards. Once again, Chris is able to explain the trick with something called "subtraction," using straws to demonstrate. Max: "Are you sure you're not a magician?"


Max has one more trick, which he needs a volunteer for: he displays a rope, which Big Bird holds one end of, and turns it into two pieces, by cutting it with a pair of scissors. To Max's great detriment, Big Bird figures out that the trick was done with something called "division," and tries it on one of his birdseed breadsticks.

Max has no more tricks up his sleeve, but he vows to return one day with some tricks that will really impress everyone. With a whirl of his cape, he poofs out of sight -- a trick which not even Chris can figure out!
Muppets / Celebrity Kareem Abdul-Jabbar shows Big Bird subtraction with four birds who are specially trained to subtract themselves when they hear the word.
Muppets Abby's Flying Fairy School is on the way, but first, Ovejita takes Murray to Lincoln Center to meet another one of the people in your neighborhood. He meets four ballet dancers, who explain how ballet works.
Film D is for Dance, featuring a montage of ballet dancers.
Animation D is for dolphin, dive and deep. (edited)
(First: Episode 4236)
Muppets "Gimme an A! Gimme a B! Gimme a B! Gimme a Y!" Murray and the girls cheer on Abby's Flying Fairy School.
(First: Episode 4309)


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.
(First: Episode 4305)
Muppets "Measure, Yeah, Measure" (addition music added)
(First: Episode 4257)
Muppets "Super Grover 2.0" is in queue, but now, Murray interviews some of the dancers, asking them questions about when they started dancing and what the barre is.
Film Kids discover a 6 in a pile of rocks.
(First: Episode 4268)
Muppets Murray and the kids introduce "Super Grover 2.0."
(First: Episode 4306)

Muppets Super Grover 2.0
On a farm, Super Grover 2.0 comes to the aid of a sheep, who has lost her knitting needle in a haystack. He dives into it, but is unable to find it. He calls upon his utility sock for some tools, first pulling out a bullhorn to call the needle out. He then finds a magnet, which attracts things made of metal (like the needle). He points it toward the haystack, pulling out a cow's bell and horse's bucket instead (who thank the magnet instead of Grover). Just as he gives up, the magnet finally gets the needle out, much to the happiness of the sheep. Grover then pulls out the farmer's tractor, who drives off with Grover still hanging on.
Muppets "Elmo the Musical" must wait, as the ballet dancers show off a dance routine from Swan Lake.

Muppets As Mr. Johnson reads at home, Grover bursts in with a bullhorn introducing "Outrageous Makeover: Home Addition." Under Grover's guidance, three construction workers rearrange his furniture and add three doors to the room! They then remove all the doors, forcing Grover to stay.
(First: Episode 4132)
Muppets Murray and two boys introduce "Elmo the Musical."
(First: Episode 4309)


Muppets Elmo the Musical: Cowboy the Musical
Elmo imagines he's a cowboy in the West, where he's nicknamed the Count-By-Two Kid (because he's skilled at counting by twos). He's approached by two cowpokes, who need him to escort their six kitty-cows to their Double Double Dude Dude Ranch Ranch. Elmo musically groups them into pairs and heads them out. When they reach Two-Cactus Canyon, Elmo finds his kitty-cows are kidnapped. Velvet brings him to some wrestles, who've stolen them. Elmo sings his count-by-two song again, proving the kitty-cows are rightfully his and they make off. With the ranch in sight, the kitty-cows get excited and jump around, causing a giant rock to fall in their path. With the viewer's help, Elmo is able to push the boulder away and they reach the ranch, where they all do the Texas Two-Step in celebration.
(First: Episode 4313)

Muppets Murray announces the sponsors and signs off with the ballet dancers.
Sponsor Leslie Carrara-Rudolph announces: "Sesame Street is brought to you buy Hands Up Solutions."
(First: Episode 4301)

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