Sesame Street
Rosita's Abuela
Air date December 12, 2013
Season Season 44 (2013-2014)
Sponsors M, 4


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

SCENE Baby Bear, Telly and Elmo set up their goal for their game of soccer, and practice while they for Rosita to arrive. She finally does, and explains she was helping her abuela, who just moved to the street from Mexico. Her abuela then shows up, able only to speak Spanish. Rosita, slightly embarrassed to speak full Spanish in front of her friends, moves themselves a little further away to talk. Abuela needs to get food for dinner and Rosita leads her away, leaving the boys confused.
SCENE cont'd They arrive at Hooper's Store, where Chris tries to communicate with his minimal Spanish skills. Rosita translates her shopping list and he counts the cebollas (onions) and tomates (tomatoes) in Spanish. Rosita ditches her abuela to re-join the game.
SCENE cont'd Rosita returns to the game, though her friends still wish to meet her abuela. Speak of the devil, she arrives, asking Rosita to help her at the Laundromat. Rosita tries to talk in English again, but her abuela insists she speak Spanish so she can understand. Rosita takes her to the Laundromat, leaving her friends confused again.
SCENE cont'd Rosita introduces Leela to her abuela as they pick up some laundry, which they count in Spanish. Rosita runs off to play with her friends, leaving her abuela alone again.
SCENE cont'd Rosita finally gets back to the game, when Rosita's abuela arrives. Her friends all introduce themselves and try to talk to her, but she doesn't understand. Rosita tries to speak English to her, but gets overwhelmed and runs away.
SCENE cont'd Maria finds Rosita hiding behind the stoop and she explains her situation. Maria explains she felt embarrassed having to translate for her parents too, but she's proud she can speak Spanish. Rosita sees she's right and goes back.
SCENE cont'd Rosita comes back and apologizes to her abuela for her behavior and introduces her to her friends in fluent Spanish. They all find her ability awesome. Rosita's abuela asks to play soccer with them and makes an impressive goal.
Muppets / Celebrity Benjamin Bratt demonstrates the word translate with Elmo, a French-speaking cheese, and a tiger who communicates in roars and is hungry for some cheese.
Muppets / Celebrity Juanes and friends sing "Muevete."
(First: Episode 4262)
Muppets Abby's Flying Fairy School is on the way, but now it's time for Alphabet Cook-off! Murray and Ovejita mix a meatball, mango and mayonaise to make a letter M.
(First: Episode 4312)
Film "Let's spend the day with the letter M!"
Animation A boy sings about his funny "Letter M Day."
(First: Episode 4273)
Muppets Murray and Jordan introduce Abby's Flying Fairy School.
(First: Episode 4305)


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 Magic Murray announces “Cookie's Crumby Pictures"'s upcoming arrival, but first, he and his lovely assistant Ovejita make the number of the day appear from his hat. They conjure up 4 paintbrushes. (re-dubbed intro)
(First: Episode 4264)
Cartoon Cuatro gatos (four cats) count and play music.
Muppets / Celebrity Feist performs a spoof of her song "1-2-3-4" as various Muppets help her count.
(First: Episode 4161)
Muppets Murray and Maylon introduce "Cookie's Crumby Pictures."
(First: Episode 4405)


Muppets Cookie's Crumby Pictures presents Lord of the Crumbs (Rated DG: For Delayed Gratification)
Cookie Monster plays Gobble, a monster who has eaten "the one dessert to rule them all," then loses the recipe. Soon, a magical elf provides him with the ingredients to restore cookies to the land of Monster Earth, but he'll need to remember the recipe to make them. Gobble's less-in-control half thinks they should eat the ingredients now, but Gobble understands he can have real cookies if he just waits. Using a rhyming strategy he came up with, Gobble is able to remember the recipe and bake the cookies, which he promptly gobbles.
Muppets "Elmo the Musical" is next, but first, Murray takes us to the Modern Museum of Remembering, where he tries to remember what color door the broccoli is behind.
Muppets / Animation The Twiddlebugs are off to Uncle Ollie's surprise birthday party, when they suddenly get a flat tire. Now they have to search for something to replace it. Thomas suggests that either a triangle-shaped nacho or a square-shaped cheese cracker would work, but the cracker gives a bumpy ride, which breaks the nacho. A red checker does work, and they're off-not realizing they left the cupcake behind.
(First: Episode 4160)
Cartoon A girl asks the musical question, "What is a Family?"
Muppets The boys remind Murray that "Elmo the Musical" is next.


Muppets Elmo the Musical: Guacamole the Musical
Elmo imagines himself as Chef Explorer Elmo, who is stationed in the jungles of Nacho Pichu. He is greeted by The Queen of Nacho Picchu, who commissions him to find a dip for her large tortilla chip. Velvet recommends Elmo contact the Rhombus of Recipes, who provides him with directions to make guacamole. First, he visits the Valley of the Whistling Nose, where Nose McDonald helps him pick 14 avocados for the meal. Next, he heads to the Temple of Spoons for some onion. Elmo takes a sample without measuring the three spoon-fulls he needs and the temple begins to crumble. He measures the onion and magically gets a bowl of guacamole. He brings it back to the Queen, who doesn't like it...she loves it! They all celebrate by doing a guacamole dance.
(First: Episode 4301)
Muppets Murray announces the sponsors.


  • This is the last episode to feature a standard definition insert in 4:3, letterbox ratio. In subsequent episodes, pre-high definition material would be cropped and upscaled into widescreen, 16:9 ratio.

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