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Sesame Street
Peter Piper’s Purpose
Air date November 19, 2014
Season Season 45 (2014-2015)
Written by Molly Boylan
Sponsors P, 3


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

SCENE Alan shows Telly today's special menu at Hooper's Store - every is made with pickled peppers, and starts with P. Alan's expecting Peter Piper to deliver the peppers any minute, when Peter shows up playing peek-a-boo instead. He explains he's given up pickled pepper picking in pursuit of a purpose with more pizzaz. Some Anything Muppets show up for the specials and with no pickled peppers, Alan feels he must cancel. Telly is recruited to pick the peppers instead.
SCENE cont'd Telly reaches the pickled pepper patch and (with a photo to compare with) looks for the pickled peppers. He finally finds some and collects enough for the current crowd at Hooper's.

SCENE cont'd Back at Hooper's, Peter Piper returns with a new purpose - pogoing with a pair of penguins. Telly rushes back, crashing into them all and spilling the peppers. Peter doesn't think his new purpose has enough pizzaz and goes off to find another. Suddenly, some more customers (including Luis and Susan) show up, bringing the total to 6. Alan sends Telly back to the patch with a basket to collect more.

SCENE cont'd As Telly collects more pickled peppers, even more customers (including Maria) show up. Outside, Peter returns with a new purpose - pirouetting with a perky pachyderm (Horatio the Elephant). Telly returns, only to be knocked over by Horatio, spilling the peppers once more. Peter runs off to find a new purpose. Then, the Pickled Pepper Lovers Club shows up to the store for lunch. Telly thinks he's not fit to pick so many peppers and he and Alan realize they need Peter more than ever now.

SCENE cont'd Just then, Peter parachutes from a plane, joined by a pirate and his parrot, Polly. They try to convince Peter that he should go back to picking peppers, showing him how popular they are. They sing a song ("Come Back Peter Piper") that convinces him to go back to his old ways and pick enough pickled peppers for everyone.
Muppets / Celebrity Andy Cohen shows some popular things to Elmo, including a pizza slice (a popular food), a football (a popular sport) and the stars of the popular shows The Real Houseplants of Atlanta, Cluck Dynasty and Honey Moo-Moo.
Animation How to make a healthy pizza
Artist: Kelly Boulton

Muppets Murray Has a Little Lamb
Ovejita provides Murray with a pot, leading them to cooking school!
Original, full edit: (First: Episode 4170)


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 Elmo and the gang introduce the letter of the day, P, with a song and dance.
Film P is for Princess
(First: Episode 4212)
Animation Latin foods that begin with the letter P.
Artist: Alexander Gorelick
(First: Episode 4408)
Muppets Back at Cooking School, Murray washes his hands and learns what they'll be preparing today - stuffed corn tortillas.


Muppets / Animation Abby's Flying Fairy School
The fairies are having lunch and Blogg is disappointed at the size of his sandwich (which is several stacks high). With a spell, he conjures a large lunchbox that belongs to Pandora. Mrs. Sparklenose warns the students not to open it. Gonnigan loses control of his wings in fright and hits the lunchbox, opening it and releasing some large and rambunctious snacks. They inspect the lunchbox and find some shapes at the bottom, which should match the shape of each item. Discovering that the juice box is a rectangle, the wrap is a circle and the chips form a hexagon, they are able to put them back in their places. Pandora arrives to pick up her lunchbox and offers them some of her food...
(First: Episode 4257)
Muppets Count von Count and friends sing and stomp to find the number of the day - 3.
Animation Counting three neon balls, rings and pins
Animation Two kids find three jellyfish, vapor trail loops, comets and fireworks.
(First: Episode 4420)
Animation “First, Second, Third”
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 4178)
Muppets Cookie Monster happens upon Prairie Dawn's Sweetie Scout cookie stand. She's upset that her order was messed up - she needed an equal amount of each cookie type, but has more Diddle-E-Doos than Thick Mints. Cookie becomes a scout himself and solves the problem by eating the cookie boxes until there's an equal
Muppets "Elmo the Musical" is next, but now, Murray learns about making food and the kids prepare their own stuffed corn torillas.


Muppets Elmo the Musical: Guacamole the Musical
Elmo imagines himself as Chef Explorer Elmo, who is stationed in the jungles of Nacho Pichu. He is greeted by The Queen of Nacho Picchu, who commissions him to find a dip for her large tortilla chip. Velvet recommends Elmo contact the Rhombus of Recipes, who provides him with directions to make guacamole. First, he visits the Valley of the Whistling Nose, where Nose McDonald helps him pick 14 avocados for the meal. Next, he heads to the Temple of Spoons for some onion. Elmo takes a sample without measuring the three spoon-fulls he needs and the temple begins to crumble. He measures the onion and magically gets a bowl of guacamole. He brings it back to the Queen, who doesn't like it...she loves it! They all celebrate by doing a guacamole dance.
(First: Episode 4301)
Muppets Murray announces the sponsors.


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