Sesame Street
Hide and Seek Rudy
Air date August 19, 2017 (HBO)
April 30, 2018 (PBS)
Season Season 47 (2017)
Sponsors S, 7


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Bert sets up today's theme of siblings by introducing his twin brother, Bart. They also remind the Two-Headed Monster that they are siblings.

SCENE 1 Abby greets the viewer while playing hide and seek with Rudy, who is found again. He snatches her wand and attempts to turn himself into an astronaut, but manages to make himself a carrot instead. Abby restores him to normal and he begs to play yet another round. Abby, having grown tired after the millions of rounds they've played, agrees to start counting and let him hide.

SCENE 1 cont'd Rudy finds a place to hide in the garden. Abby nearly lures him out by telling a joke (and following the sound of his laughter). Just as she heads in the opposite direction, Elmo greets Rudy, blowing his hiding spot. Elmo wants to play now too and Abby goes off to count once more as the monsters hide.

SCENE 1 cont'd As Rudy finds a spot in the community center, he finds Abby's discarded wand. He thinks magic can make him impossible to find and tries a spell to do so. Instead, he turns himself into a banana. He uses this to his advantage, as Abby happens by and mistakes him for a simple banana. She finds her wand and goes off looking some more.

SCENE 1 cont'd Abby finds Elmo hiding in Hooper's Store, leaving only Rudy to be found. He slips in into the store, but they don't notice he's under an enchantment. They continue looking down the block, missing Rudy hiding up in a tree (as the top banana).

SCENE 1 cont'd Abby and Elmo check the Bike Shop and turn up empty. Abby begins to worry about Rudy's whereabouts, when he reveals he's the banana. Abby turns him back to normal, glad to have her brother back. They all race to Hooper's for a banana smoothie.

Muppets / Celebrity Jimmy Kimmel explains what a sibling is. Abby introduces him to some fairy-world siblings, including Hansel and Gretel and the Three Little Pigs. She also poofs in Jimmy's siblings.
(First: Episode 4269)

Muppets Elmo and the gang introduce the letter of the day, S, with a song and dance.
(First: Episode 4514)
Song The Veronicas sing "S is for Sibling."
Cartoon A girl asks the musical question, "What is a Family?"
(First: Episode 4415)
Muppets / Celebrity Zoe watches as Lorena and Lorna Feijóo perform their version of the Lamberena dance. Zoe notes how similar their version is to her own, only hers involves a dancing lamb.
(First: Episode 4186)
Cartoon A girl learns about patience while waiting for many things.
Artist: Mari Jaye Blanchard
(First: Episode 4301)
Muppets Count von Count and friends sing and stomp to find the number of the day - 7.
(First: Episode 4510)
Cartoon A rhyming story about a set of seven siblings, who eventually get an eighth.
Muppets Elmo's World: Siblings
SCENE 2 Rudy is now "it" as he and Abby play another game of hide-and-seek. Abby signs off, when Rudy (having skipped several numbers in his count) catches her.
Outro (PBS) Cookie Monster tells Rosita about the importance of running for exercise, and they have a race.

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