Sesame Street
Every Plant That Ever Was
Air date March 20, 2014
Season Season 44 (2013-2014)
Sponsors L, 9
Releases Elmo's Favorite Stories


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


SCENE Luis and Zoe welcome the viewer while planting in the garden, warned by Stinky the Stinkweed to place the plants carefully (he doesn't want them to spring up and poke his eye out). Chris arrives with some mail, including a package for Stinky, who seems excited. They open it up and find the book Stinky ordered - "Every Plant There Ever Was" by Dr. Lily Rosenbloom. Though Stinky isn't on the cover, they assure him he might be in the table of contents or index. However, neither shows a stinkweed cataloged in the book. This leads Stinky to one conclusion - he's not a plant! Chris tries assuring him he is a plant by pointing out all the parts he has, but he's not convinced; if he were a plant, he'd be in the book. But, if he's not a plant, what is he then?

SCENE cont'd A robin briefly appears and Stinky thinks he must be a bird. He can sing and peck like a bird, but he can't fly (no matter how hard he flaps his leaves). Then, an accountant passes by looking for 428 McDoogle Street and explains what he does to Stinky. He thinks he's an accountant, but no one has any tax returns for him. Chris tries to calm him down, trying to convince him he's a plant. Stinky doesn't believe him; a plant analyst the likes of Lily Rosenbloom couldn't forget him.

SCENE cont'd Chris decides to end this issue by texting Lily about Stinky. She soon appears, eager to find the new plant species. She conducts some tests to prove he's a plant by giving him water and light, which he reacts positively to. She concludes he is a plant after all! Instead of adding him to her already published book, she finds him so fascinating, he writes a completely new book - The Great Big Book of Stinky! Chris begins reading it to Stinky, who's happy to be a plant again, as well as a great literary character.
Muppets / Celebrity Anna Kendrick, Elmo and Abby demonstrate things that can absorb water. Elmo has a sponge, Abby has paper towels and Anna uses Murray.
Cartoon A mouse grows a strawberry plant.
Directors: Jeremy Galante and David Cowles; Music: Alison Cowles

Muppets Murray Has a Little Lamb
Ovejita provides Murray with a flower as a clue to today's school, which is gardening school!
The original segment is edited, shown as the tune-ins throughout the episode, with new intros and outros by Murray.
(First: Episode 4173)
Film A Rube Goldberg-machine shows L words.
Cartoon Elmo sings about the L sound in the word "lemon".
(First: Episode 4203)
Muppets Murray and the girls flap their "wings" while introducing Abby's Flying Fairy School.
(First: Episode 4301)


Muppets / Animation Abby's Flying Fairy School
Today, the students are growing their own plants. Abby, Blogg and Peck grow their own flowers, but Gonnigan has no luck, even when trying to shove Puck in his pot. His friends convince him to use magic to make it grow. He uses his "Gigantic Spell" and turns the plant into a large beanstalk that stretches to the sky, with Peck hanging on. Mrs. Sparklenose has them poof to the top to retrieve her. Once at the top, they discover a giant using Peck a tiny feather duster. They try to communicate, but they are not heard. They call Spot, who shows them images of ears. Abby makes Gonnigan perform his spell again, so they can be giants and talk to him. They grow to be as big as the giant and swap Peck for a large feather duster. Once back down in the classroom, they find Niblet has grown large by eating parts of the beanstalk. (re-orchestrated theme song)
(First: Episode 4203)
Muppets / Celebrity Jason Mraz sings about being "Outdoors" with Elmo, Abby, Rosita, Baby Bear, Big Bird and the kids.
(First: Episode 4202)
Muppets "Super Grover 2.0" is on next, but first, Murray learns about flowers and how to plant one.
Film Kids see the number 9 in a pile of pebbles.
(First: Episode 4225)
Cartoon Smidgen the Pigeon counts 9 birds on a wire in song.
Artist: Michael Goldberg
(First: Episode 4265)
Muppets Murray and his super friends introduce "Super Grover 2.0."
(First: Episode 4407)

Muppets Super Grover 2.0: Nest Moving Day
In Brooklyn, New York, a robin family struggles to move their grand piano up to their new nest. Super Grover 2.0 arrives on the scene and observes the piano is big, hard and heavy. He browses through his utility sock and finds a "super spatula", but can't flip the piano up. He then pulls out some balloons that can't lift the piano, but lift Grover up in the air! He grabs hold of the clothesline and breaks it. The birds lift him up with the pulley and the eager robin son wonders if the rope could lift the piano. Grover proceeds to whip the piano with it and the robin son decides to play superhero. He deduces that if they put the rope through the pull on their tree, they can lift it. Grover sits on the piano to come up with another plan, not noticing they are lifting him up with it. They all cheer and Grover falls to the ground. He states they may need the pulley again...for him.
(First: Episode 4224)
Muppets "Elmo the Musical" is coming soon, but now, Murray learns more about gardens and even gets to plant some flowers himself.
Muppets Abby, Zoe and Rosita sing "Guess the Seasons" and ask the viewer to do so.
(First: Episode 4191)
Muppets Murray and the kids musically introduce "Elmo the Musical."
(First: Episode 4401)


Muppets Elmo the Musical: Mountain Climber the Musical
Elmo imagines himself as a mountain climber and (though initially making a molehill instead of a mountain) plans on climbing Mount BiggestEverest, the biggest mountain in the world. Some mountain goats warn him about the yeti, but Elmo doesn't believe in it. He then imagines up a sheep sherpa, who leads him up the very squarey trail that'll take him to the top. On the way, the encounter a yak, who cannot let them pass unless they mimic his yodels. As they climb some more, they hear some yeti growls and Sheepa makes a run for it, causing Elmo to slide down and dangle from the cliff. He is saved by the yeti, who introduces herself as Hetti the Yeti. She leads him to the top, where they perform the "BiggestEverest Finale."
(First: Episode 4418)
Muppets Murray announces the sponsors.


  • The DVD release of the street story includes a deleted scene where Stinky tries to be a dog after seeing Gina walk her dog. This lends weight to the scene where Stinky says "I'm not a bird, I'm not a dog. I'm not anything!"

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