Sesame Street
Calm Down and Think, Elmo
Air date November 17, 2014
Season Season 45 (2014-2015)
Written by John Weidman
Sponsors U, 7
Releases Elmo Can Do It!


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN What's the Word on the Street?: Coach
SCENE Elmo rides his trike down the street, when he spots Chris and his bike, which has a shiny new horn on it.


SCENE cont'd Elmo wishes to have a new bike horn too, when suddenly, game show music and lights appear. An announcer introduces America's favorite game show - Calm Down and Think, with your host, Guy Smiley! Today's contestant happens to be...Elmo, and the grand prize is a new bike horn! All Elmo has to do is calm down and think while answering three questions to win. He also has 60 seconds to find someone to coach him in calming down. Elmo spots the Two-Headed Monster and Cookie Monster, neither of whom are very calm. He then spots Alan doing yoga and picks him to coach him. Alan isn't sure, but goes for it anyway.
SCENE cont'd In the first question, it literally rains cats and dogs, but which animal are there more of? Elmo's too excited to guess, so Alan has him calm down by hugging himself. Now calmer, Elmo counts the animals and finds there's more cats than dogs, earning him one right answer!
SCENE cont'd Next, twins Mike and Ike appear, both having similar-looking letter sweaters; Elmo must discern which letter is which. Alan has Elmo calm down by breathing and using his "focus binoculars" to see which letter is which. Elmo gets the answer right once more.


SCENE cont'd Before the final round, Alan gets a call from Chris about an issue back at Hooper's Store and must leave Elmo alone. In the final round, Elmo must figure out the next animal in the cat-dog pattern. Elmo doesn't think he can calm down without a coach, until he remembers the calming strategies Alan taught him and applies them once more. Elmo is able to calm himself down and figures out the pattern. Elmo wins the bike horn! Alan is proud of Elmo, but gets so startled by Guy's announcements, Elmo starts helping Alan calm down.
Muppets / Celebrity Pau Gasol is talking about what a coach is and Abby tries riding him to the ball. Pau clears up the confusion and coaches her in basketball. Cinderella shows up in need of a coach...for basketball too.
Song Elmo sings "Big Kid Too."
(First: Episode 4281)

Muppets Cookie's Crumby Pictures presents Nosh of the Titans (Rated MG: For Memory Games)
Cookie Monster portrays Fursius, the monster son of Zeus. He and his loyal friend, Pegafish, are on their way to meet Zeus at the Mount Olympus Diner, but are stopped by Moo-dusa. She and her hair of snakes can freeze anyone when directly looked at and she won't let them pass without passing her test - remember which try has some snack cakes underneath. Fursius has a hard time focusing and is constantly distracted (and frozen) by Moo-dusa, who consistently changes the order of the trays. Fursius eventually focuses, finds the cakes and freezes Moo-dusa herself with the reflective lid. At the diner, Zeus welcomes his son and offers a snack - RELEASE THE CRACKER!

Muppets Murray Has a Little Lamb
Murray's ready for school and Ovejita provides him with the clue of a catchers mitt. They then rush to today's school - baseball school! (edited from the original, Season 39 segment)
(First: Episode 4167)

Muppets Elmo and the gang introduce the letter of the day, U, with a song and dance.
Muppets / Celebrity One Direction sings about "What Makes "U" Useful."
Muppets Back at baseball school, Murray learns some more about the sport from the coaches.

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Muppets / Animation Abby's Flying Fairy School
The students are in the middle of music class, but the music they make isn't too great. Abby requests they just use magic to play their instruments, but Mrs. Sparklenose says practice is the right path. A flying boombox swoops in the window and they press "play," releasing Morty the Musical Muse (who speaks in rhyme). Before he can leave, they must pass his three challenges. With a wave of his baton, Abby's trombone flies out of control. In order to get down, she must change the pitch; by playing high notes, she goes higher, and playing low notes, she makes it back to the ground. Next, Gonnigan's maracas shake violently, quaking the entire school. To top them, he needs to change the tempo. He discovers that means fast and slow and is able to stop the shaking by moving them slowly. Finally, Blogg's drum starts bouncing on top of him and must change the dynamics of the music (how loud and soft). Blogg grabs the drum and plays it softly, sedating it. The students have learned many new things about music and Morty takes his leave. The kids decide to apply their knowledge and make music instead of snack time.
(First: Episode 4265)
Muppets Count von Count and friends sing and stomp to find the number of the day - 7.
Animation Seven creatures gather for a birthday party.
(First: Episode 4317)
Cartoon Seven trucks are counted in a sandbox.
Artist: Joey Ahlbum
(First: Episode 4254)
Muppets Chris (in voice-over) teaches the Two-Headed Monster to keep trying when learning how to catch (and throw) a ball.
Muppets / Celebrity Bruno Mars and friends sing "Don't Give Up."
(First: Episode 4272)
Muppets "Elmo the Musical" is next, but now, Murray gets up to bat and hits a home run!


Muppets Elmo the Musical: Athlete the Musical
Elmo imagines he's an athlete, facing off against an Enormous Athlete to win a pair of golden shoes, a coveted prize Elmo wants to win. Enormous Athlete defeats Elmo in the long jump and shot put competitions. They finally compete in the race, which give either competitor enough points to win. During the race, Enormous Athlete trips over a hurdle and falls over. Elmo considers finishing the race and winning the shoes, but instead goes back to help his competition and they tie at the finish line. Despite the tie, Enormous Athlete has a larger total, earning him the golden shoes. Velvet doesn't think it's a happy ending, but Elmo doesn't mind losing - he had fun just playing the game. He passes along the moral to Enormous Athlete, who shares the golden shoes with him.
(First: Episode 4302)
Muppets Murray announces the sponsors.

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