Sesame Street
Plot What I Love About Art
Air date March 5, 2016 (HBO)
April 3, 2017 (PBS)
Season Season 46 (2016)
Sponsors A, 18


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Grover shows off tons of different things one can make art well as a mess when he trips over himself.
Nina elmo make art

SCENE Today, Big Bird, Elmo, Telly and Abby will be making art with Nina, just as soon as Abby arrives. She poofs in and conjures up her art supplies from above, which seem like random junk to Telly. Nina instructs everyone to come up with something they want to make using their imaginations, which Telly isn't sure about. To make things easier, she tells them to first use some crayons.

SCENE cont'd Big Bird and Elmo make some nice drawings, while Telly can't come up with anything. Abby shows off her work - a rainbow castle made using the physical crayons, which Telly thinks is against the rules of crayons. He believes Nina will be just as upset, but she compliments Abby on her creativity. Abby tells Telly there's no one right way of making art and he ends up crushing his crayons in frustration, leaving him with nothing to use. Abby recommends paints instead and Nina demonstrates her favorite aspect - mixing colors together. Telly thinks he'll have better luck using paints.


SCENE cont'd Everyone seems to be working fine, except Telly. Abby is struggling too, only she can't decide what to paint with. Telly doesn't understand; you paint with a brush, which Abby claims she never does. Grover comes by selling rubber chickens ("Perfect for any slapstick routine!"), so Abby purchases one to paint with. Telly insists that's not how they're used, though Nina finds her piece very interesting. Everyone sings to Telly to help him understand that there's "So Many Ways to Make Art."
SCENE cont'd Inspired, Telly grabs a heap of junk and creates a sculpture of his own - "Shark Moon Rising Over the Soup Pyramid."

Muppets Elmo and the gang introduce the letter of the day, A, with a song and dance.
(First: Episode 4504)
Film Anyone can be an artist.
(First: Episode 4520)


Muppets Murray Has a Little Lamb
Murray's lamb, Ovejita, leads him to another secret escuela with the clue of a paintbrush. The school turns out to be an art school, where kids create art of all kinds. Murray and Ovejita draw and paint pictures of fish with the kids.
(First: Episode 4171)
"Guessing Game" portion cut, new intro added
Muppets Count von Count and friends sing and stomp to find the number of the day - 18.
(First: Episode 4523)
Film In time-lapse, a man makes a puzzle of an 18.
(First: Episode 4182)
Muppets Elmo's World: Drawing (HD re-edit)
(First: Episode 3859)
Outro (PBS) Cookie Monster recites a poem about being kind, and demonstrates kindness by sharing a cookie with Rosita and a boy.

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