Sesame Street
Bedtime Story
Air date January 16, 2016 (HBO)
September 12, 2016 (PBS)
(season premiere)
Season Season 46 (2016)
Directed by Joey Mazzarino
Sponsors B, 10
Releases The Best of Elmo 4


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Grover says it's bedtime and attempts to get ready for bed, only he can't remember what to wear.
SCENE Abby is sleeping over at Elmo's, with Nina as their babysitter. She finishes reading them a story and tries getting them to calm down for bedtime, but they're too excited. She remind them to start their bedtime routines.

SCENE cont'd The first step of their routine is brushing their teeth. Abby calls for her special fairy tooth brush, which can fly on its own. However, in order to brush her teeth, she needs to catch it. She and Elmo chase it around the bedroom, until Nina traps it inside Abby's backpack. She points out the two need a calmer method of brushing teeth, so Elmo teaches Abby how non-fairies do it.

SCENE cont'd Next in Elmo's bedtime routine is to snuggle with his favorite toy, Baby David. Abby produces a flower pot, for growing a beanstalk in! She claims every night, her and the giant from Jack and the Beanstalk play tug-o-war with her teddy bear. Nina reminds her that she needs a calmer method. Elmo illustrates how he takes care of his doll before and lends Abby his stuffed elephant, Elli, to do the same.

SCENE cont'd Finally, it's time for their lullaby. Abby's fairy method, however, is to conjure up a marching band. Nina again points out this won't put her to sleep. Abby realizes her fairy methods are what's always preventing her from getting asleep quickly. Nina puts them in their beds and sings them a proper lullaby, which puts them right to sleep.

Muppets Elmo and the gang introduce the letter of the day, B, with a song and dance.
(First: Episode 4524)
New audio is added at the end, with Elmo stating "B" is for "bedtime."
Muppets / Celebrity Tracee Ellis Ross prepares for bedtime and is joined by a number of B-word characters, including Big Bird.
Muppets Count von Count and friends sing and stomp to find the number of the day - 10.
(First: Episode 4518)
Cartoon Ten doggy kisses
Artist: Todd Parr
(First: Episode 4274)


Muppets Smart Cookies: The Ginger Snap Case
The Smart Cookies are called in to assist a king, who fears The Crumb will break into his bedroom and keep him from his royal sleep. Cookie Monster gets duped by the Crumb, who disguises himself as a bird to gain access. The Crumb then hides a time-sensitive Ginger Snap cookie in the room, which will soon burst into a million crumbs. Miss Fortune delivers clues to as to where it is, but Cookie Monster doesn't focus and finds random items (a tuba and bowling ball), which only increase the king's suffering. Finally, he's able to stop, think and put the clues together and discover it's been hidden in his crown. He prevents the explosion by eating the cookie (though it bursts inside him).
Muppets Elmo's World: Sleep (HD re-edit)
(First: Episode 3983)
Outro (PBS) Cookie Monster, Rosita and a girl dance fast and slow.

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