Sesame Street
Plot Elmo Steps in for Super Grover
repeat of 4176
Air date March 26, 2016 (HBO)
February 6, 2017 (PBS)
Season Season 46 (2016)
Sponsors H, 1


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Super Grover tries to demonstrate his superhero skills by leaping over a penguin, but she leaps over him instead. It turns out she's a superhero too...Power Penguin!

SCENE Chris welcomes the viewer and meets up with Elmo, whose toy airplane is stuck in the tree. He suggests using a ladder, when all of a sudden, Super Chicken and his assistant, Robin, fall out of the sky. The duo begins to formulate a plan when…


SCENE cont’d …Super Grover crash lands to save the day! Elmo counts the superheroes he now has to save his airplane. Super Grover remarks the Elmo doesn’t need “super poultry” to save the day and plans to jump up to the tree to get the airplane. As he makes several failed attempts, Robin flies into the tree and grabs it down. Elmo thanks the super duo and they go off on their way.

SCENE cont’d Grover remarks how easy it is to do a job when you have a super sidekick and wishes he had one when suddenly, the doors of 123 Sesame Street fly open to reveal Horatio the Elephant in a superhero outfit, announcing that he is up for the challenge. Grover accepts his assistance and they hear moaning of in the distance. Horatio rushes off to help them, but goes the other way, with Super Grover following after.

SCENE cont’d Horatio gets stuck in the doorway of Hooper’s Store. Super Grover tries using his “super strength” to get him out, but to no avail. Chris helps him pull while Elmo goes off to help the people in trouble.

SCENE cont’d Baby Bear was the one who made the cry for help, as he and his choir group have a problem. They need four animals for their quartet, but he only has three, until Elmo points out that Baby Bear is an animal too, thus completing his quartet. Baby Bear then hears an odd noise coming from Hooper’s…
SCENE cont’d Now aided by a Honker, Chris and Super Grover are able to pull Horatio out.
SCENE cont’d Meanwhile, Elmo goes over to the kids who point out their problem - their ball is stuck. Elmo is too small to reach their ball and thinks of a way to get it down.

SCENE cont’d Elmo suggests using a ball to get it down, but the kids don’t have another one. Just then, Elmo comes up with the idea of him being the ball. With the help of Chris, Elmo gets lifted up to the hoop and knocks the ball down. Just then, Horatio gets unstuck and they rush to the scene. Horatio “solves” the problem by getting the ball “unstuck” from the boy’s hands. Horatio rushes off to find more situations to help with, trampling Grover in the process.


SCENE cont'd Once again, Horatio gets stuck in the other entrance to Hooper’s. However, this time, he is able to get himself out. Feeling “stuck in this job”, Horatio decides to go back to his old job at the ballet company. Now, Grover needs a new sidekick, suggesting Chris for the job. He denies and recommends Elmo. He too declines, as he would rather play with his toy airplane. Super Grover decides to work solo and hails a taxi. Elmo throws his toy airplane, and ends up getting stuck in the tree again, but this time, Chris gets the ladder.

Muppets Elmo and the gang introduce the letter of the day, H, with a song and dance.
(First: Episode 4526)
New audio is added at the end, with Elmo stating "H" is for "hero."
Muppets / Celebrity Aloe Blacc and friends sing about being an "Everyday Hero."


Cookie hulk
Muppets Cookie's Crumby Pictures presents Aveggies: Age of Bon Bon (Rated F: For Focus)
Bon Bon unleashes his giant cookie ship on the planet Earth, which ruins all the vegetables over the world. A team of heroes, The Aveggies, intend to stop him. The plan is to lure his ship to Dr. Brownie (Cookie Monster), who will turn giant and green and eat the ship. However, Cookie has a hard time focusing on the ship and instead eats his other teammate's signature items. When he finally focuses, he defeats Bon Bon's ship and invites the team out for shawarma.
(First: Episode 4525)
Muppets Count von Count and friends sing and stomp to find the number of the day - 1.
(First: Episode 4525)


Muppets Elmo the Musical: Superhero the Musical
Elmo imagines himself as "Mighty Elmo," the strongest superhero that the city adores. Suddenly, they are visited by Baddy McBad, the meanest villain of all. She demonstrates her strength and meanness by blocking the city playground with a giant rock. Mighty Elmo is able to move it away, when Baddy McBad returns with her giant, robotic suit. She places a large anvil at the playground walls and not even Mighty Elmo can move it. Baddy McBad topples over while manically laughing and is unable to get up. Mighty Elmo uses his super strength and kindness to help her up. Baddy wants to be just as kind as he is, removing the anvil and devoting her life to being good.
Outro (PBS) Cookie Monster recites a poem about being kind, and demonstrates kindness by sharing a cookie with Rosita and a boy.


  • This airing of the street story is trimmed down in certain places.

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