Sesame Street
Trashgiving Day
Air date April 11, 2013
Season Season 43 (2012-2013)
Written by Ed Valentine
Sponsors J, 13 and "a Conductor"


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


SCENE While doing some water-work, Alan and Chris welcome the viewer to a quiet, calm day on Sesame Street. The serenity is broken by a series of Grouches and musicians scrambling by. Oscar appears, telling them today's the Grouch holiday, Trashgiving, which Alan and Chris aren't familiar with. Some more Grouches appear, explaining some of the traditions and they sing a Trashgiving carol. Gordon arrives to celebrate too, claiming to celebrate all holidays. Oscar mentions he's in charge of the big Trashgiving Day Parade, which is sponsored by Mr. Disgracey (Richard Kind) of Disgracey's Disgusting Department Store. Mr. Discracey is looking forward to a horrible parade, or else Oscar will be fired.

SCENE cont'd The parade begins with Scabby and Scubby the Clowns, following by the marching band, who plays too nicely. Mr. Disgracey is not pleased. Chris points out that water may help him; the sound in the horns will move differently through water than it does through air. Chris sprays his hose into the instruments and they musicians begin to play, resulting in a horrible noise and spraying the water on Alan and Chris. Mr. Disgracey is impressed.

SCENE cont'd Next up is the Maysour float, where Bob portrays Miles Can't-Standish. Oscar stops it, appalled by the colorful float they have. Alan thinks water can fix this issue too. He has Chris spray the hose at the float, where the flowers droop and the paint runs, making a beautiful mess. Mr. Disgracey is again pleased.


SCENE cont'd The final part of the parade is the giant balloon of Stenchy the Stinkbug, the smelliest cartoon character. However, Oscar is not pleased that the balloon is floating and deflates it immediately. Alan and Chris show how water can help him once more: they fill the deflated balloon with water, making it heavy and impossible to fly. Mr. Disgracey believes this is the worst parade ever, naturally giving Oscar a promotion. Oscar thinks the parade was almost perfect, until Chris and Alan become drenched when the balloon topples over and pops. Chris and Alan both decide to take Trashgiving Day off next year.
Muppets / Celebrity Don Cheadle and Elmo show things one can inflate, including Herbie - Elmo's inflatable friend.
Film A man collects some stray plastic bags and creates a polar bear from them that gets inflated from the sidewalk air vent.
(First: Episode 4219)
Muppets Abby's Flying Fairy School is coming soon, but first, Ovejita takes Murray to Lincoln Center to meet conductor Alan Gilbert, one of the people in your neighborhood. He briefly touches on what he does, before they take a break...
Film J for Jump: A montage of people jumping.
(First: Episode 4204)
Cartoon Elmo sings the J sound on the word "jacket."
(First: Episode 4219)
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
It's Henking Day, a troll holiday, and Blögg has been practicing his dance and plans on celebrating with his Grandpa Blögg. The class travels to the Enchanted Forest and look for his tree, which is identified by its blue trunk, red door and orange leaves. They find a tree with a blue trunk and red door and it turns out to be a tree-like creature who loves trees. He sneezes them to another tree, with a blue trunk and orange leaves; the tree turns out to be a sentient one, grabbing Abby, Gonnigan, Mrs. Sparklenose and Blögg with its vines. They tickle it and it frees them. They finally find Grandpa Blögg's tree and everyone does the Henking Dance.
(First: Episode 4301)

Muppets "Super Grover 2.0" must wait, as Alan continues on about his job. He introduces the instruments his students are playing. Ovejita takes a stab at the timpani. Alan shows Murray his baton and shows how he uses it to affect the tempo and volume of the music. Murray asks if he may sit in, claiming to be a mean cymbal player. Alan allows this and Murray has us stay tuned...
Cartoon Thirteen water-skiing hippos
(First: Episode 4019)
Cartoon "Thirteen's Not So Lucky"
Artist: Mari Jaye Blanchard
(First: Episode 4280)
Muppets Murray and the kids introduce "Super Grover 2.0."
(First: Episode 4305)

Muppets Super Grover 2.0
At a lemonade stand in the tundra, some animals discover their pink lemonade is frozen solid. When Grover lands on the scene, he tries thawing it by shaking it and using his jackhammer, but just breaks it up into still-frozen pieces. One animal wonders if heating it up will melt it. Grover gives it a try and gives the pitcher his earmuffs, scarf and gloves, then starts feeling cold himself. The moose instead gets his hairdryer and successfully melts the frozen lemonade. He then uses it on a now-frozen Super Grover.
(First: Episode 4314)
Muppets Before "Elmo the Musical" arrives, the musicians perform "Eine kleine Nachtmusik," with Murray providing his cymbal solo at the end.
Muppets / Celebrity John Legend sings "It Feels Good When You Sing a Song" with Hoots.
(First: Episode 4109)
Muppets Murray and the kids introduce "Elmo the Musical."
(First: Episode 4313)


Muppets Elmo the Musical: President the Musical
Elmo imagines he's President of the United States, living in the Red House. At his sides are the first, second and third ladies and his sheep-ret service. Suddenly, the first lady, first sheep and first President painting go missing! The Pentagon (the actual shape) alerts him there's "first" thief stealing all the firsts everywhere. Elmo can't deal with the problem now, as he has to throw the first pitch at a penguin baseball game. The first base, baseman and even the ball are then stolen! Elmo disguises himself as a number one and creates a set-up for the thief with the numbers 2 and 3. The 2 tries to steal Elmo and is revealed to be the thief. She admits she's tired of being second all the time and Elmo allows her to be the first number. She realizes the number order is thrown off and accepts her place, apologizing. Elmo pardons her and they share a tango together.
(First: Episode 4311)
Muppets Murray announces the sponsors while the orchestra plays.

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