Sesame Street
Lights, Camera, Bert!
Air date February 27, 2014
Season Season 44 (2013-2014)
Written by Ed Valentine
Sponsors K, 10


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN What's the Word on the Street?: Imagination
SCENE Bert welcomes the viewer while enjoying his new book (Fifty Shades of Oatmeal) in the park. His peace is broken when director Ernie and assistant Elmo appear, wanting him to be the lead actor in their new movie (Extravaganza). Bert is reluctant, but Ernie convinces him, pointing out his movie star-quality features.


SCENE cont'd The first scene is the cowboy scene and Ernie gets Bert into costume, though he feels silly. They bring in the cow, who's an actor squirrel. Bert has a hard time buying this, especially himself as a cowboy. Elmo starts rolling the camera and Bert immediately stops the film. He isn't sure what has to happen, because he has no idea what cowboys do. Ernie sings him a song ("Think It Through"), encouraging him to use his imagination and think of some cowboy actions. When they begin filming, cowboy Bert is able to twirl a lasso, rope the cow and shout "Yippie-ki-yi-yoo!"

SCENE cont'd Bert enjoyed the scene and is ready to find his book, but Ernie points out they have more to shoot. In the next scene, Bert is stranded on a desert island with a sheep pirate crew. They start filming, but again, Bert stops it, since he has no clue what pirates do either. Ernie sings his song once more and Bert starts brainstorming some piratey things for the film. Bert shouts "Yo-ho-ho," digs for treasure and they find some pirate booty (and the squirrel's booty).


SCENE cont'd The last scene is the outer space scene, where astronaut Bert meets an alien (a cow) from the moon. Bert points out they need to plan again first and states he wants to play the alien! He comes with some alien things to do and the filming begins. Bert sings his own version of "Think It Through" before doing an alien dance of joy. Ernie calls for a wrap, just as Bert's imagination starts running overtime; he wants to make another movie! Ernie instead heads for lunch, while Bert follows with more movie ideas.
Muppets / Celebrity Forest Whitaker shows imagination by pretending a stick is various things, while Count von Count counts the different things he does.
Film A pair of siblings imagine with their cardboard box.

Muppets Abby's Flying Fairy School is next, but first, it's time to go to school with Murray and Ovejita! Before they leave, Murray and Ovejita give a lesson on waiting in line. They then head off to the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for West African Dance class.
Film Alphabet Pictures presents the letter "K": A mime acts out flying a kite.
(First: Episode 4316)
Muppets In a commercial for "Super K Cereal", Anything Muppet children search for the letter K in their alphabet cereal, with little luck. An announcer proclaims that instead of looking for Ks in ordinary alphabet cereal, they should get "Super K Cereal", which is composed of Ks.
(First: Episode 4193)
Muppets Murray and Austin introduce Abby's Flying Fairy School.


Muppets / Animation Abby's Flying Fairy School
Today, the class is putting on their Dance Recital. Abby, Blogg, Peck and Niblet are all ready to dance, but Gonnigan claims he can’t dance and won’t do it in front of a crowd. Mrs. Sparklenose poofs him up special “Sugar Plum Fairy Dance Shoes”, which will help him dance. As Gonnigan takes off his shoes the magic shoes begin dancing away. Blogg spots them under Niblet’s table. Gonnigan looks under and knocks the cage over, sending Niblet flying into Gonnigan’s sweater and making him shake around. Abby tries to magically make Gonnigan dance, but she misses each time and makes something in the room dance. Gonnigan then follows the shoes around a block tower, but slips on a piece of lunch. Abby calls on Spot, who shoes them videos of feet. Abby interprets the film, calimg Gonnigan only needs his feet to dance. He ignores her and find the shoes on top of the bookshelf. He knocks it over and gets clay on his head, so he shakes it off. Mrs. Sparklenose reminds him of all the physical things he’s done (wiggling, sliding and shaking) and he makes a dance out of it, which all the other students perform in the recital. (re-orchestrated theme song)
(First: Episode 4190)
Muppets Back at dance school, Murray learns what West African dances are and preps up for today's dance - Doundounba, where dancers form a circle and take turns dancing in the middle. Murray will have to wait his turn though, which he's not great at.
Animation "Ten Turtles" (remake)
(First: Episode 4212)
Muppets Chris instructs the Two-Headed Monster to show the number of the day (10). They each think the number they're holding is the number of the day, until Chris tells them to put the two numbers next to each other.
(First: Episode 4249)
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.
(First: Episode 4415)
Muppets Back at school, the Doundounba begins. Murray struggles to wait his turn, and when it comes, he and Ovejita take the floor and dance.

Muppets Mr. Johnson is the sole attendee of the 17th opening night of Spider-Monster the Musical and is looking forward to the flying effects. Spider-Monster (played by Grover) instead leaps from the stage, landing on Johnson in his almost-premium seat. He then tries being tossed by stagehand Bono and riding a bird, giving the same result. Mr. Johnson points out that they should use a pulley to make him fly, showing him how it works. Grover gives it a try, taking Mr. Johnson up (and down) with the curtains.
(First: Episode 4273)
Muppets Murray and the kids musically introduce "Elmo the Musical."
(First: Episode 4401)


Muppets Elmo the Musical: Pizza the Musical
Today, Elmo imagines himself as a Space Pizza Delivery Monster, set to deliver the number 10 special to Mars. As he nears the moon, he loses 6 slices due to the lack of gravity. A shooting star then penetrates his ship and Elmo uses another slice to cover the hole. As he reaches Mars, he is stopped by Darth Chicken, who entraps his ship with his laser beams. Elmo uses the remaining 3 slices to plug up the lasers and send the chicken away. On the planet's surface, Elmo apologizes to the Martians for the empty box. The Martians do not mind; they want it for the "Pizza Box Dance."
(First: Episode 4305)
Muppets Murray and the class announces the sponsors through dance.

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