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Bye, Bye Pacifier
(repeat of 4264)
Air date July 9, 2016 (HBO)
January 23, 2017 (PBS)
Season Season 46 (2016)
Sponsors B, 12


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Grover probes baby Emerson for information about babies for today's show.
SCENE Elmo runs into Baby Bear and Curly Bear on the street. Baby Bear explains that Curly is having issues giving up her pacifier. Elmo understands, having been through the same ordeal. She asks him (the binky muffling her words) how he was able to give it up. Elmo begins to spin his story as a flashback begins...

SCENE cont'd In the past, Elmo is giving his pacifiers away to Leela so she can give them to her new baby niece. As Elmo places them in the box, he reminisces on how each binky would help him. Back in the present, Baby Bear is inspired and encourages Curly to give up her binky again. Curly refuses and Elmo continues with his story. After Leela leaves, Elmo tries to play other games without his binky, but finds it impossible and goes after her. Before he reaches the door, he steps on a yellow pacifier, which he thought he lost, and begins to suck on it.
SCENE cont'd In the next part of his story, Elmo goes to Hooper's Store to work out a deal with Chris; he can exchange Yellow Binky for any toy on the shelf. He says goodbye to it as he trades it for a stuffed bunny. Soon after, Elmo starts to miss Yellow Binky and wishes to return the bunny for it. Chris gives him the binky and lets him keep the bunny, for when Elmo is really ready to give it up.

SCENE cont'd The next step Elmo took was a "Binky Fairy in training." Abby arrives for their playdate and Elmo explains his problem. Abby tells him about Binky Faries and Elmo thinks it's a perfect way to rid himself of his binky. He gets his pillow, places his binky beneath it and pretends to sleep. Abby magically changes it into a dollar. Back in the present, Baby Bear tries to warm Curly up to that idea, until Elmo reveals it didn't work, as he then bought a new binky with the dollar. Baby Bear desperately asks - if all the other methods didn't work, what did? Elmo continues...
SCENE cont'd Elmo has a talk with Gordon about his binky issues. Gordon tells him he could only use it some of the time and pretty soon, he'll be saying "Bye Bye Binky" and doing other big-kid things too.
SCENE cont'd Elmo and Baby Bear continue singing the song in the present and Curly finally removes her pacifier, ready to give it up. Baby Bear thanks Elmo for his help, then takes Curly to show Mama Bear and Papa Bear, leaving the binky with Elmo. He rushes off to Hooper's, hoping for another new toy.

Muppets Elmo and the gang introduce the letter of the day, B, with a song and dance.
(First: Episode 4524)
New audio is added at the end, with Elmo stating "B" is for "baby."
Song "B is for Baby"


Muppets Smart Cookies: The Hidden Teething Biscuit
The Smart Cookies are hired to babysit and make sure the Crumb doesn't take the baby's teething biscuit. The Crumb gets by Cookie Monster disguised as a baby and hides the teething biscuit, causing the baby to cry loudly. Cookie places Figby in the baby's mouth while they try to find a solution. Miss Fortune divines that the biscuit is under something that's fuzzy and used to cuddle with. Cookie doesn't follow all the clues and squashes the team looking under a rock and a tiger. Eventually, he realizes it's under the baby's teddy bear. The Crumb vows revenge and the baby leads a chase after him.
Muppets Count von Count and friends sing and stomp to find the number of the day - 12.
(First: Episode 4519)
Animation Pinball Number Count #12 (remake)
(First: Episode 4221)
Muppets Elmo's World: Babies (HD re-edit)
(First: Episode 3854)
Outro (PBS) Cookie Monster tells Rosita about the importance of running for exercise, and they have a race.

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