Sesame Street
Chicken Thunderstorms
(repeat of 4215)
Air date June 4, 2016 (HBO)
November 7, 2016 (PBS)
Season Season 46 (2016)
Sponsors W, 4


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Grover gets caught in varying weather conditions while introducing today's theme of weather.
SCENE Chris welcomes the viewer when Elmo, Abby, Leela and some chickens arrive, having won their tee-ball game. Chris announces they should celebrate with lemonade, but then some thunder goes off in the sky. Chris leads everyone into Hooper's Store.


SCENE cont'd Now inside, more thunder and lightning go off and the chickens all begin to freak out and jump all over the store. Elmo tells them to cover their eyes, so they won't see the lightning. But, they can still hear the thunder and begin to tackle Chris while freaking out (they can't see where they're going). Abby gets an idea and magically gives them earmuffs, so they can't hear the thunder. Lightning flashes and the chickens begin to pound on Chris in fear again. Abby gets rid of the earmuffs. Chris looks around at the trash store and sighs "Alan's never gonna leave me in charge again!"
SCENE cont'd Leela decides it's time to comfort the chickens. She hugs them all and tells them there's nothing to be afraid of. The storm makes its noise again, but they notice one chicken (Henrietta) isn't frightened anymore.

SCENE cont'd Chris has an idea of his own. Acting like a barker, he promotes the greatest show on Sesame Street: "The Thunderstorm." Two chickens still freak out from the storm, but Patty is now serene. Elmo remembers that his dad and he count between the lightning and thunder to tell how far away the storm is. After counting, Teriaki joins the group of calm chickens. Abby finally helps Attila the Hen stay calm by banging a spoon on the table, simulating a loud noise, which Tilly isn't afraid of. Chris helps by flipping the lights on and off (simulating the lightning). Soon, the store turns into a rave, complete with glowsticks for the chickens. Now that they're all not afraid, Chris asks if they're ready for lemonade.

Muppets Elmo and the gang introduce the letter of the day, W, with a song and dance.
(First: Episode 4509)
New audio is added at the end, with Elmo stating "W" is for "weather."
Film / Animation A girl describes how she loves the weather using the letter W.


Muppets Smart Cookies: Don't Rain on My Cookie
The Smart Cookies are hired to guard an artist as she works on her latest piece - Venus de Marshmallow. Cookie Monster is tricked by the Crumb yet again, who unleashes his "cloud cookie," which causes indoor rain (and will ruin the sculpture). Miss Fortune's clue tells them they need something long, so Cookie Monster fetches a long wig, then a long boat. Chipowski has him stop and think of a solution and Cookie Monster gets a pole, which Chipowski scales and knocks the cloud away. By now, the arms have melted off the sculpture and the crew chases after the Crumb.
Muppets Count von Count and friends sing and stomp to find the number of the day - 4.
(First: Episode 4501)
Cartoon "Water": A song shows the importance of water.
(First: Episode 4417)
Muppets Murray Monster plays a round of "Murray's Mind Games," where Ovejita appears with sunny and rainy accessories.
Muppets Elmo's World: Weather (HD re-edit)
(First: Episode 3984)
Outro (PBS) Cookie Monster instructs the viewer on "the art of cookie eating", with aid from Rosita and a girl.

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