Episode 4421

Sesame Street
The Pogo Games
Air date February 7, 2014
Season Season 44 (2013-2014)
Written by Belinda Ward
Production November 13, 2012
Sponsors W, 5
Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN What's the Word on the Street?: Confidence

SCENE Gina welcomes the viewer, and finds Baby Bear watching Telly practice his "Bing Bang Boing" for the Pogo Games today. Telly hopes he'll be able to take home the Pogo Gold. However, a passing man doesn't think he has what it takes. It turns out he's Coach Pogolyi, the world's greatest (and only) pogo stick coach. Though Baby Bear doesn't think he's a nice man, Telly accepts his help.
SCENE cont'd Coach Pogolyi's first tip is he needs to keep his nose up while boinging. This doesn't help Telly see very well. He then sees how wildly Telly boings and has him boing on a speck of dirt on the ground. Telly, however, finds himself flustered trying to boing on the stop while looking at the sky. Coach Pogolyi doesn't have much faith in him, when the Pogo Games begin to start.

SCENE cont'd The Pogo Games being with the first event - the Bing Bang Boing. Russian competitor Anna Karenina boings very fast (with her nose in the air), but the slow-motion replay shows her sneezing during her boing, resulting in some lost points. Next is Chinese competitor Yao Boing, whose score is also hurt when the replay shows him taking his hand off his stick to scratch his nose. When Telly's turn comes, Coach Pogolyi overwhelms him with orders that he falls off. Telly's failed boing results in a 0, a first for the games.


SCENE cont'd The next and last event is the High Boing. Both Anna and Yao make it to the top of the tree, but fail to properly stick the landing, tying the score. Coach Pogolyi doesn't think Telly will succeed, causing Telly to quit. Gina and Baby Bear convince him to get back in the game, only boinging his way. Telly bounces wildly (with his nose not in the air) and boings high up into the sky. His feat impresses the judges, giving him a perfect 20 overall score and earning him the Pogo Gold medal. Caoch Pogolyi is so impressed with his boinging, he wants Telly to coach him. He just needs how to use a pogo stick first.
Muppets / Celebrity Evan Lysacek and Elmo give Stinky the Stinkweed some confidence to explain the word.
Song "I Tried"
(First: Episode 4182)

Muppets Murray Has a Little Lamb
Murray’s lamb, Ovejita, leads him to another secret escuela, with an ice skate as his clue. The school turns out to be Ice Skating School!
Edited from the original, Season 39 airing.
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Film / Animation Two kids find a wand in the woods and wish for W words.
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Animation Fireflies lead the way to W words in the forest.
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Muppets Murray and Katelyn introduce Abby's Flying Fairy School.
(First: Episode 4302)


Muppets / Animation Abby's Flying Fairy School
Mrs. Sparklenose steers the school to their field trip location: Colonial Trolliamsberg. However, Blogg (being half-Troll) seems down about the trip. When they arrive, the Troll guard asks them a riddle so they can pass: "What has one line down and one line across and you need it to tickle and toss?" The guard also notices Blogg's wings, which he tries claiming are "armpit-coolers". Gonnigan and Abby ask Spot, who shows them the alphabet. They then realize the answer is the letter T.
Inside the town, Blogg makes more attempts to hide his wings by putting a backpack over them (causing everything inside to spill out) and a large sweater. Abby and Gonnigan meet a candlestick maker, who asks them to estimate how many ears full of wax it'll take to make one candle. Gonnigan's guess turns out to be right (6 ears worth). They then head to the center of town, where Garfunkel the Griffin is performing. However, Niblet's flash-photography causes Garfunkel to freak out and angrily fly to the sky and the only to get him down to whisper "Nap time" in his ear. Abby tries, but the person must be a troll. Mrs. Sparklenose explains to Blogg that sometimes "Differences make the difference", boosting his confidence and he flies up to put Garfunkel to sleep. Everyone in the town reveres him. (re-scored theme song)
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Muppets Back at Ice Skating School, Murray learns about skating and rents himself a pair of skates to go skating, right after this...
Celebrity Pentatonix counts to 5 using a medley of classic Sesame Street number songs.
Muppets Murray and the kids introduce "Cookie's Crumby Pictures."
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Muppets Cookie's Crumby Pictures presents Les Mousserables (Rated ME: For Mixed Emotions)
Cookie Monster appears as "Jean Bonbon," a French monster without cookies. He finds a jar nearby and begins munching them down. He runs into Flantine, who weeps over not being able to give her daughter a cookie. With some help from the narrator, Cookie is able to see she's sad by how she looks and acts; he doesn't, however, provide her with a cookie. He then runs into Epienine, who is jealous of Cookie's snacks. Cookie, too, blows her off. Soon, all his friends march in anger over his selfishness. Cookie soon realizes he needs to share his cookies and they all, with some marshmallows, celebrate "One Day S'more."
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Muppets "Elmo the Musical" is next, but now, Murray gets out on the ice and learns how to skate.
Muppets In a UTube video, Elmo demonstrates "The Elmo Slide", with cameos by celebrities and New York citizens.
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Muppets Murray and the kids introduce "Elmo the Musical" with a jazz-hand flourish.


Muppets Elmo the Musical: Prince Elmo the Musical
Elmo imagines himself as Prince Elmo, aided by his two royal mice guards, who report that the citizens of Tottentot are menaced by a dragon. To get to the town, they must go over the Burping Hill of Beans, under the Friendly Froggies Five and through the Hiccuping Hoop of Ballyhoo. As they climb the hill, they start to sink in until Velvet helps them out. Next, they go under the Froggies Five, who musically count off. They find the hoop and surprise it so it'll stop hiccuping and they can pass through. When they reach Tottentot, they are told the dragon is harassing them with his incredibly stinky breath. Fighting fire with fire, Prince Elmo gulps down some garlic and Limburger cheese wedges (five of each) and defeats the dragon with his own breath.
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Muppets Murray announces the sponsors.
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