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Sesame Street
Stinky’s First Day of Preschool
Air date January 13, 2015
Season Season 45 (2014-2015)
Written by Luis Santeiro
Sponsors T, 19
Releases Love to Learn Vol. 2


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN What's the Word on the Street?: Anxious
SCENE Elmo welcomes the viewer as he heads to Hooper's Store. He explains that today, Stinky the Stinkweed will be joining Elmo's pre-school as the class plant. Chris packs everything he'll need in a little sack and they all head off to school, though Stinky is nervous.

SCENE cont'd They all arrive at school, but Stinky is hesitant to enter the classroom; he's worried no one will like him. They bring him inside and Elmo introduces everyone to him, including the teacher Mrs. Sanchez (Jasmine Romero). She's even set out a special spot for him with plenty of sunlight. Chris is about to head back to work, when Stinky bugs out; he doesn't want Chris to leave! Chris assures him Mrs. Sanchez can do the watering and feeding the same way he does, but Stinky still feels scared and nervous - he's anxious!
SCENE cont'd Mrs. Sanchez proposes a strategy to help Stinky calm down. Stinky wants a musical one, so Chris sings (and dances) his idea - "Say Goodbye with a Smile." Chris tries leaving once more, but Stinky freaks out again.
SCENE cont'd Elmo comes up with an idea - his daddy would leave him a photo of the two of them. Stinky's favorite photo of him and Chris is back on Sesame Street, so they decide to retake as best they can. Chris makes them some makeshift superhero costumes and Mrs. Sanchez captures the photo with her phone, putting on the computer for Stinky to see.

SCENE cont'd Chris tries leaving once more, but again, Stinky can't bear to part ways. Elmo doesn't have another strategy, but Chris has one. He tells Stinky (in song) that "I Will Always Come Back." Stinky is now put at ease and Chris makes his way out, while Stinky assures himself that Chris will return later. He then asks Mrs. Sanchez to fill him in on "this alphabet I've heard so much about".
Film / Cartoon A girl talks about her different feelings, which are illustrated as cartoon animals.
Muppets / Celebrity Zach Braff and Telly unknowingly demonstrate today's word - anxious - by worrying over what it is. A delivery man brings them a jack-in-the-box, which displays the word.
Song "Goodbye, Bad Attitude"
Muppets Murray Has a Little Lamb
Ovejita leads Murray to a different kind of school today - pre-school! At school, Murray learns some school info from the teachers and students, including the special centers of the classroom they'll be visiting soon.


Muppets Cookie's Crumby Pictures presents When Cookie Met Sally (Rated WYT: For Waiting Your Turn)
Many years after meeting in a car ride, Cookie Monster and Sally run into each other at a New York City deli, where Cookie immediately barges to the front of the line. Sally helps him come up with strategies to get him to wait his turn. They play a few games and imagine and soon, it's Cookie's turn to order! The two gobble down their dessert in typical Cookie Monster fashion, as an onlooking woman tells the waiter, "I'll have what they're having."
(First: Episode 4513)

Muppets Elmo and the gang introduce the letter of the day, T, with a song and dance.
Film T for Turtle: A baby turtle hatches from its egg and makes its way to the ocean.
Cartoon Cookie Monster sings about the T sound in the word "tiger".
(First: Episode 4202)

Muppets Back at pre-school, Murray and Ovejita explore the different centers, including the block center, art center and dramatic play center. Over in the discovery center, Murray and the kids observe a newly hatched butterfly. The teacher teases snack time and Murray cues the next segment.


Muppets / Animation Abby's Flying Fairy School
It's Henking Day, a troll holiday, and BlΓΆgg has been practicing his dance and plans on celebrating with his Grandpa BlΓΆgg. The class travels to the Enchanted Forest and look for his tree, which is identified by its blue trunk, red door and orange leaves. They find a tree with a blue trunk and red door and it turns out to be a tree-like creature who loves trees. He sneezes them to another tree, with a blue trunk and orange leaves; the tree turns out to be a sentient one, grabbing Abby, Gonnigan, Mrs. Sparklenose and BlΓΆgg with its vines. They tickle it and it frees them. They finally find Grandpa BlΓΆgg's tree and everyone does the Henking Dance.
(First: Episode 4301)
Muppets Count von Count and friends sing and stomp to find the number of the day - 19.
Cartoon Counting to 19 using Indian imagery
(First: Episode 4228)
Film Kids spot a 19 in a pile of pebbles.
(First: Episode 4235)
Film A girl attends her yoga class. (edited)
Director: Alan Muraoka
(First: Episode 4180)
Muppets Back at pre-school, Murray washes up before snack time. He's then informed he'll be the snack helper, who sets out the napkins and cups. Now, they all dig into their snacks.


Muppets Elmo the Musical: Tomato the Musical
Elmo imagines himself as a farmer. From the ground sprouts the Big Tomato, who wishes to be the biggest one of all. With more water from Elmo, she grows to a large size, but is she the biggest? A barker turns their attention toward the local "Big, Bigger, Biggest County Fair." As they arrive, an elephant hungers for the large food. Elmo imagines a giant peanut to satisfy him. At the competition, the judge is so awestruck at the sight of the Big Tomato, all she can say (or sing) is "Mamma Mia!" She awards Big Tomato the biggest ribbon.
(First: Episode 4506)
Muppets Murray announces the sponsors.

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