Sesame Street
When Dinosaurs Walked Sesame
Air date February 27, 2016 (HBO)
September 15, 2016 (PBS)
Season Season 46 (2016)
Sponsors D, 15
Releases Elmo Loves Animals


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Elmo announces we'll be saying lots of dinosaurs and gets the viewer to roar like one.


SCENE Elmo poses as a paleontologist, inspired by his book, When Dinosaurs Walked on Sesame Street. He tells the viewer they'll be seeing lots of dinosaurs, including Chris, who's dressed as a stegosaurus. The rest of the gang (Grover, Cookie Monster, Abby, Ernie, Bert, Telly, Rosita and Prairie Dawn) join as all types of dinosaurs as Elmo and Chris sing about the dinosaurs that walked on the street long ago. Afterward, Big Bird calls Elmo over, unable to find his dinosaur costume in his nest. Elmo is sure he'll find it and play dinosaur along with everyone else.

SCENE cont'd Chris flips through the book, coming across an interesting fact - dinosaurs were both big and little. To emphasize this, Prairie (as a wannanosaurus) and Snuffy (an apatosaurus) sing about different sized dinosaurs. Elmo then checks in on Big Bird, who still can't find his costume.

SCENE cont'd Next, Elmo leads a game of "Feed the Dinosaur." Abby (as a triceratops) and Cookie Monster (a T-rex) arrive, representing herbivores and carnivores (respectively). Grover the Dinosaur Waiter brings in some foods and the viewer guesses which dinosaur it would be eaten by. When the game is done, Cookie wants to convert to a "cookie-ivore" so he can eat his cookie.

SCENE cont'd Big Bird comes by, upset because his costume is lost. Chris finds an interesting fact in the book - birds are descendants of feathered dinosaurs, meaning Big Bird himself is a dinosaur! He leads everybody on a musical walk around the street, since they can now see a real dinosaur walk on Sesame Street.

Muppets Elmo and the gang introduce the letter of the day, D, with a song and dance.
(First: Episode 4508)
New audio is added at the end, with Elmo stating "D" is for "dinosaur."
Cartoon "D is for Dinosaur"
Artist: David Cowles


Muppets Cookie's Crumby Pictures presents Jurassic Cookie (Rated SC: For Self Control)
Cookie Monster plays a scientist who opens a park of giant cookies, genetically made from an ancient cookie crumb. He brings his grandchildren to the "Jurassic Cookie" park and they're met with a giant gingerbread dinosaur. They all seek shelter at the laboratory, where a sign instructs them on what to do. However, part is missing, leaving only an H as a clue. Cookie Monster assumes it means "hula" and "halibut," when his grandkids have him calm down and think by hugging himself. Cookie now thinks the H is for "hug" and stops the rampaging cookie with a hug. Suddenly, Cookie realizes what the dinosaur is made and the chase reverses itself.
(First: Episode 4526)
Muppets Count von Count and friends sing and stomp to find the number of the day - 15.
(First: Episode 4506)
Muppets Elmo's World: Dinosaurs (HD re-edit)
(First: Episode 4082)
cut from the DVD version
Outro (PBS) Cookie Monster, Rosita and a girl dance fast and slow.

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