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Sesame Street
Grandparents Celebration
Air date January 9, 2014
Season Season 44 (2013-2014)
Written by Christine Ferraro
Production May 12, 2011
Sponsors B, 2
Releases Celebrate Family


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

SCENE Hooper's Store is throwing a special party for kids and their grandparents in the arbor. Elmo tells Chris and Alan how excited he is to see his grandma and grandpa, as he hasn't seen them in a long time (and they live far away). Elmo leads Rosita, Baby Bear and the rest of the party in a song in praise of the grandparents.
SCENE cont'd After the song, Chris calls Elmo over with some bad news - the flight his grandparents were going in on was cancelled and they won't be arriving until tomorrow, when the celebration will be over. Elmo is saddened, but is suddenly pulled away by Baby Bear.

SCENE cont'd Baby Bear introduces Elmo to his Grampy Bear, who addresses everyone as "Baby". He also has a hard time with all the electronic gadgets his wife keeps buying for him and recalls a simpler time when he was a cub. In a flashback, he describes all the fun in the woods he'd have with his friend Harold (Peter Linz) and the most technology they had was cup and string phone. Baby Bear loves hearing old stories from him and they go off to make a phone.
SCENE cont'd Elmo is still upset his grandparents aren't coming, but tries to replace them by having Alan and Chris dress like them (as well as do their voices correctly). Rosita drags him off too, and Alan and Chris go change (though Chris finds himself enjoying the dress).
SCENE cont'd Rosita introduces Elmo to her abuela, who sings a traditional Mexican song with them. They suddenly hear a strange beeping...

SCENE cont'd ...coming from Grampy Bear's laptop, which he doesn't know how to fix. Chris gets an idea and borrows it. He calls over Elmo, having set up a video chat with his grandparents. They apologize for their absence and Elmo begins introducing them to all his friends.
Muppets / Celebrity Elmo and Sarah Michelle Gellar talk about disappointed. Sarah tries to help further demonstrate the word, but an Anything Muppet worker brings an unfinished "Disappointed" sign, and she gets a chicken instead of cheerleaders. Both predicaments leave Sarah feeling disappointed.
Muppets Abby's Flying Fairy School is coming soon, and Murray's belly is big and makes him bounce. Dr. Ovejita finds he's got a case of letter B.
(First: Episode 4303)
Animation Two siblings love B words.
(First: Episode 4303)
Muppets Telly appears by Oscar's can to talk about the letter B. Oscar tries to get rid of him, but his choice of words all start with B, helping Telly out.
(First: Episode 4248)
Muppets Murray and the girls introduce Abby's Flying Fairy School.
(First: Episode 4409)


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Muppets / Animation Abby's Flying Fairy School
Today is Letter B Day and the students have brought things that begin with B. Abby brings bunny that begins to bop everyone on the head. Consulting her Big Book of Bopping Beasts, Mrs. Sparklenose discovers that he's Little Bunny Foo-Foo. To get him to stop bopping they need to turn him into a goon. Gonnigan gets in the way and is turned into a goon (Blogg: "He's Goonigan!"). After de-goonifying him, they Twinkle-Think and get the idea to attach him to their heads. Being Letter B Day, Blogg uses some bubblegum, but Bunny Foo-Foo frees himself just as the spell is cast, turning Blogg into a goon (though his appearance remains unchanged). Abby places a carrot on her head, but he escapes just in time again and Abby becomes a goon. Because of Letter B Day, they must use some B-word vegetables. He goes for the bait and is turned back to a good. With no more bopping, he leads the class in a ballet.
(First: Episode 4259)
Muppets "Cookie's Crumby Pictures" is coming soon, but first, it's time of "Number Cook-off!" Ovejita brings in two sticks of butter, creating a number 2. (re-dubbed intro)
(First: Episode 4305)
Animation Counting to 10 by 2s
(First: Episode 4231)
Muppets Elmo and Abby sing "Two is You and Me."
(First: Episode 4305)
cut from the HBO version
Muppets Murray and the kids introduce "Cookie's Crumby Pictures" with a fanfare.


Muppets Cookie's Crumby Pictures presents Life of Whoopie Pie (Rated ST for Self Talking)
Whoopie Pie, a young boy, is lost at sea on a boat made of cookies with a ravenous beast - Cookie Monster, who took a nap there after a cookie lunch. He begins eating the boat, until Whoopie Pie stops him, pointing out they need the boat to get home. He needs a strategy to control himself. As he keeps his mind off cookies by looking for land, he finds himself eating the boat again. They next have him say a rhyme to himself, which works well, but he still eats the boat more. With a leak now sprung, Whoopie Pie is losing hope, but Cookie has a new strategy - he sings a variant of "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" to keep his mind off cookies. The plan works, until a hungry shark catches whiff of the boat.
Cartoon "Water": A song shows the importance of water.
Muppets "Elmo the Musical" is coming, but first it's time for "Murray's Mind Games!" Ovejita pops in and out of frame wearing different outfits and Murray has the viewer say something different each time, changing the rules mind-way through the game.
Muppets Grover has had an epiphany - he and the viewer are both "Special."
(First: Episode 4312)
Muppets Murray and the kids musically introduce "Elmo the Musical."
(First: Episode 4401)


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.


  • The street story was taped during the season 42/43 production period.

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