Sesame Street
Jack B. Nimble Can’t Sit Down
Air date April 1, 2015
Season Season 45 (2014-2015)
Written by Belinda Ward
Directed by Matt Vogel[1]
Sponsors J, 5
Releases The Best of Elmo 4


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

SCENE Elmo welcomes the viewer and explains he's having his first movie playdate. Leela helps him practice sitting down for the theater. Chris arrives to take him over, when Elmo's friend arrives - Jack B. Nimble! He demonstrates his nursery rhyme, though Elmo was unaware of his fame. As they head off, Leela warns Chris that Jack surely won't be able to sit still during the film.

SCENE cont'd At the screening of 11 1/2 Jump Street, Jack jumps into their seats in the front row. An usher (Jack McBrayer) approaches them, informing them of the theater's policy against jumping. He then leads a musical number with all the guests about the need to "Sit Down" until the movie's over.


SCENE cont'd The movie begins and the jumping characters make Jack want to jump. So, he leaps across the row into a woman's popcorn. The usher reminds Jack of the policy and gives him the strategy Elmo practiced earlier. Jack doesn't think it'll work, so Chris gives him a new one - imagine a giant STOP sign whenever he feels like jumping. He tries to contain himself, but Jack jumps back into the woman's popcorn (he imagined jumping over the STOP sign instead). The usher has no choice but to expel him from the theater, when Jack comes up with a strategy of his own - he'll write a new version of his nursery rhyme to keep him sitting down. The plan works and Jack sits through the whole movie. The usher is so pleased, he jumps for joy...into the woman's lap. Jack reminds him there's no jumping at the movies.
Muppets / Celebrity Murray writes a version of "Jack Be Nimble" with Zach Galifianakis. To make Zach become nimble, Murray sends a piranha after him.
Song J is for Jump! (on-screen letter and voice-over removed)
(First: Episode 4422)

Muppets Murray Has a Little Lamb
Murray's lamb, Ovejita, gives him the clue of a handstand for their next escuela. The school turns out to be a gymnastics school!
(edited from the original, Season 39 airing)
(First: Episode 4165)

Muppets Super Grover 2.0
At a high school gym, some cheerleading chickens (and Horatio the Elephant) attempt their balancing move, but topple over when the chickens land onto Horatio's arm. Super Grover 2.0 arrives on the scene and diagnoses Horatio with a floppy arm and places all the chickens on his "stronger" arm. This doesn't work, so Grover divides the chickens into twos and places a pair on both arms, causing Horatio to tip over once more. Grover searches his utility sock and finds what turns out to be a scale. The largest chicken finds he weighs the same as the three others, so they now know how they can perfectly balance themselves. (complete intro)
(First: Episode 4501)

Muppets Elmo and the gang introduce the letter of the day, J, with a song and dance.
Cartoon Elmo sings the J sound on the word "jacket." (first half only)
(First: Episode 4219)
Cartoon A robot demonstrates J words.
(First: Episode 4258)
Muppets Back at gymnastics school, Murray learns about stretching and some special gymnastic moves he can do.
(First: Episode 4165)


Muppets / Animation Abby's Flying Fairy School
The students head to the playground for recess. At the slide, they meet a Playground Troll, who plans to take over the playground unless they solve her riddles. First, they must identify four S-words around them. When they run out of playground attractions, Gonnigan uses his sock as one, earning them their slide back. The troll then takes over the swings until they make a castle. With some sand and water, they make one in the sandbox. She then claims the jungle gym until they can find an octagon on the playground. When they can't find on on the ground, they fly up above and find the jungle gum is an octagon. The troll relinquishes the playground and Blögg, feeling stimulated, goes off to solve more problems, starting with the pail stuck on his head.
(First: Episode 4311)
Muppets Count von Count and friends sing and stomp to find the number of the day - 5.
(First: Episode 4507)
Cartoon Five dogs and 5 dog bones
Artist: Todd Parr
(First: Episode 4282)


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Muppets Game of Chairs
The land of Jesteros needs a new queen or king and the role will go to the victor of the Game of Chairs (musical chairs). Grover Bluejoy serves as assistant and musician for the game, accidentally eliminating some of the players due to his clumsiness. After another collision with the players and single remaining chair, Grover finds himself the new king, much to everyone's horror.
Muppets "Elmo the Musical" is coming up, but now, Murray learns even more about gymnastics at school.
(First: Episode 4165)


Muppets Elmo the Musical: Circus the Musical
In today's musical, Elmo plays a "monster with a dream" of joining the circus. At the bigtop, the ringmaster tells him he needs an act before he can join, which Elmo doesn't have yet. The first act, The Great In-Betweeni can't go on (he's stuck between a rock and a hard thing), so Elmo goes on his place. He takes a leap from the trampoline to land between two cacti, but lands on top of instead. A performing chicken does the act perfectly. The next act, High-Walking Heidi, also cancels, having stubbed her toe. Elmo tries his best to walk on the high wire, but sneezes and falls down to the low wire. The chicken again performs the act with ease. The big finale is Zowie-Zown the Upside-Down Clown, who immediately quits when he hears he's been accepted to law school. Elmo tries to do his act and fails to stay upside-down; he decides to give up on his dream. The chicken convinces him to "Keep on Cluckin'" and not give up. Elmo tries again and does a perfect hand-stand, and the crowd goes wild! (truncated theme song)
(First: Episode 4308)
Muppets Murray announces the sponsors.


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