Sesame Street
Hooper's Lockdown
Air date May 21, 2016 (HBO)
February 27, 2017 (PBS)
Season Season 46 (2016)
Sponsors S, 8
Releases Elmo and Cookie Monster Supersized Fun


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Elmo introduces today's theme of shapes and meets a few.
SCENE Elmo and Abby are preparing a special birthday cake for Alan, decorated with cookies. They realize Cookie Monster may try to eat it and ask Chris for help. Grover overhears their problem and rushes outside with the solution.

SCENE cont'd Grover scales Hooper's Store and starts doing some installation. He lands on Chris and shows off the store's new security system, courtesy of "Bagels and Locks." A gate closes over the entire building and Chris' phone even gets a special security camera feed. They watch and find that Cookie Monster is already inside the store and he might eat the cake!

SCENE cont'd Grover consults the instruction manual to find how to open the gate. It says to push the "shape button," but it doesn't specify which. Chris pushes a square, setting off the alarm and unleashing the Bagels and Locktopus on him. As Chris gets chased around, Grover finds the answer on the next page: they need to press the five-sided shape button. Elmo and Abby observe the panel and press the pentagon button. The alarm shuts off and Chris is spared.

SCENE cont'd The gate opens, only to reveal another gate, making the store "extra safe" as Grover describes. They check the security footage and see Cookie Monster is eating everything in the store and getting closer to the cake. Grover reads that to open the second gate, one must press the red circle. The buttons all happen to be red circles and Grover has reached the end of the chapter. Chris presses a random button and gets chased again. Grover finds the solution at the beginning of chapter 2: press the biggest red circle. Elmo and Abby figure it out and open the gate...

SCENE cont'd ...revealing yet another gate! Grover reads that one must press the triangle button to open it, but they're all triangles. Chris is weary to press a button again, assuming Grover will point out another page or chapter. However, Grover has reached the end of the book and Chris makes yet another wrong guess. Grover finds the answer in the second volume: they must press the triangle that doesn't look like the others. Abby and Elmo successfully identify it and open the gate, just in time to stop Cookie Monster from eating the cake. Alan arrives, shocked to see the store such a mess, but is happy to see their surprise cake. They then see Chris outside, still being chased by the Bagels and Locktopus, who Grover claims likes to work overtime.

Muppets Elmo and the gang introduce the letter of the day, S, with a song and dance.
(First: Episode 4514)
Muppets / Celebrity Nick Jonas sings "Check That Shape" with Cookie Monster, Bert and Count von Count.


Muppets Cookie's Crumby Pictures presents The Hungry Games: Catching Fur (Rated G: For Games)
Cookie Monster plays "Cookie-ness Evereat," who's back to playing another round of the Hungry Games with his friends and Pita (the literal bread). They find some monkeys and in order to get rid of them, they need to solve a fruit pattern. They then find some tickling fog and need to solve another food pattern. Cookie-ness discovers the pattern is now about shapes and instead of putting Pita down for one, they use a clock. Cookie-ness is glad that she never has to play the games again, until Finicky tells him that they're making a third movie...
(First: Episode 4414)
Muppets Count von Count and friends sing and stomp to find the number of the day - 8.
(First: Episode 4514)


Muppets Elmo the Musical: Karate Master the Musical
Elmo imagines himself as a karate master in an animal-populated village, where he is able to karate chop things into different shapes with a "Hop Hop, Chop Chop Chop." He lets a "young grasshopper" become his student. Soon, some villagers complain their various shapes have been ruined. The culprit is a being known as the Ooze, who destroys any shape he sees. Elmo and the Ooze meet at the octagon arena, where the Ooze wrecks all of Karate Master Elmo's shapes and even the arena. The Ooze tearfully sings that he hates shapes because he doesn't have one himself. Elmo chops up some shapes for the Ooze to go in, allowing him to be any shape he wants. (edited)
(First: Episode 4503)
Outro (PBS) Cookie Monster, Rosita and a girl dance fast and slow.

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