Sesame Street
A Bicycle Built By Two
Air date October 8, 2014
Season Season 45 (2014-2015)
Written by John Weidman[1]
Sponsors L, 5


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

SCENE Luis makes some adjustments to Telly's bike, when Little Chicken appears, hopping around with glee. Telly interprets her actions and determines she's excited for a bike ride. However, Luis doesn't have any bikes that are small enough for her to ride. Little Chicken gets sad, until Telly proposes Luis build her a bike. Luis pulls out a diagram of a bike, but thinks some problems will arise when building it.

SCENE cont'd Luis finishes up making a bike frame from spare parts. Telly and Little Chicken celebrate the finished bike, when Luis points out they're still missing some parts - wheels, handles and a seat. Telly sets out to find some wheels first. He runs into Hooper's Store, where Alan serves Gina and Leela some personal pizzas. Telly imagines using the pizzas for wheels, when he realizes the pans would work much better. He borrows them from Alan, stating they'll be used to make a chicken happy.

SCENE cont'd Luis finishes attaching the wheels, which work fine. Little Chicken is happy to have a bike now, until Luis points out they're still missing some parts. Little Chicken sulks, forcing Telly to run off again. Back at Hooper's, he watches Alan roll dough to make some pretzel rods. Telly imagines using a pretzel for handlebars, but realizes they'll break. He does, however, think Alan's rolling pin would work and takes it too, failing to explain his reasoning for it.

SCENE cont'd Telly and Little Chicken think the bike is completed, but Luis points out there's one more thing missing - the seat. Little Chicken gets frustrated, so Telly runs off one last time. At Hooper's, Alan packs a lunch when Telly appears. Telly eyes the "to-go" container and Alan immediately lets him have it.
SCENE cont'd Little Chicken's bike is finally completed! As they find a helmet, Alan arrives to get some air in his tire, deciding to go for a ride while Chris minds the store. He joins Telly and Little Chicken on their ride.
Song "Construction Kids Cars"
(First: Episode 4263)
Muppets / Celebrity Claire Danes and Cookie Monster show off a diagram of car, then of a cookie, which Cookie Monster naturally devours.
Animation Recycle-Bot recycles pieces of metal and makes a miniature Recycle-Bot.
Muppets "Super Grover 2.0" is coming soon, but first, Murray and Ovejita go to me another one of the people in your neighborhood. They meet Joseph Herscher, who's a kinetic artist and shows them how his trait works. (re-dubbed intro)
(First: Episode 4319)

Muppets Super Grover 2.0
A duckling wants to go to a woodland party, but can't cross the river without getting her new party shoes wet. Super Grover 2.0 shows up and begins using his powers of scientific reasoning to get her across. He ultimately uses his powers of engineering to design a broccoli bridge, but his piece of broccoli isn't long enough and floats down the river. He pulls out a large log too, but thinks it's useless. The duckling thinks it'll work perfectly and pushes it to the river, where it successfully reaches across. As she joins the party, Super Grover tries to take off and lands in the middle of the party. He decides to stay and dance along with them.

Muppets Elmo and the gang introduce the letter of the day, L, with a song and dance.
Film A Rube Goldberg-machine shows L words.
(First: Episode 4426)
Cartoon Elmo sings about the L sound in the word "lemon".
(First: Episode 4203)

Muppets Abby's Flying Fairy School is on the way next, but now, Joseph continues talking about his profession. He states his favorite types of kinetic art are Rube Goldberg machines and begins to design one that will water a plant. (re-dubbed intro)
(First: Episode 4319)


Muppets / Animation Abby's Flying Fairy School
Today, the students play with puppets, but Blögg can’t seem to make his work. He tries using magic to turn it into a real boy, but instead turns himself into a puppet. Mrs. Sparklenose explains the only way he can become normal again is by undergoing the “Pinocchio Process”. The first step to hop with a cricket, so they poof themselves to a field to find one. After hopping with one, Blögg’s feet become normal. Next, they poof to a farm to do the “Donkey Dance of Joy” with a donkey. However, the donkey is rouge and begins chasing him. They call on Spot, who shows them a brief song about hay. They conjure up some hay, which sedates the donkey and makes him dance, making Blögg gain his arms back. Finally, Blögg must swim with a whale. They poof underwater, but Blögg has trouble swimming and his friends help him. Now back to normal and in the class room, Blögg uses his wand to operate the puppet. (re-scored theme song)
(First: Episode 4188)
Muppets Count von Count and friends sing and stomp to find the number of the day - 5.
Celebrity Pentatonix counts to 5 using a medley of classic Sesame Street number songs.
(First: Episode 4421)
Animation Salty and Pierre, spicy detectives, find the number 5 as part of a doghouse. (introduction cut)
(First: Episode 4203)
Film Kids ponder the greatest basketball shot ever made, imagining the ball traveling all over the city until landing in the basket.
(First: Episode 4320)
Muppets Before "Elmo the Musical" begins, Joseph demonstrates his machine, which functions perfectly!
(First: Episode 4319)


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.
(First: Episode 4315)
Muppets Murray announces the sponsors.


  1. Personal communication between Stephanie D'Abruzzo and Shane Keating

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