Sesame Street
Rudy Rides the Bus
Air date February 23, 2019 (HBO)
October 28, 2019 (PBS)
Season Season 49 (2018-2019)
Sponsors B, 9


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Ernie and Bert wait at the bus stop to set up today's theme of buses. Bert dismisses Ernie's claim that the bus stop is where passengers wait to be picked up by monsters. Sure enough, a monster appears and carries Bert off to the library.

SCENE 1 Elmo and Rudy have an empty refrigerator box and think of things they can play with it as (though Elmo's imagination is better than Rudy's). They see Rosita at the bus stop nearby and ask her to play. She's instead waiting for a city bus to meet up with her abuela. She tells them all about how the bus works before boarding it. This inspires the monsters to turn the box into a bus.


SCENE 1 cont'd Elmo and Rudy (with some help cutting from Elmo's daddy) have transformed the box into a city bus. Elmo assumes the role of the driver and Rudy gets to make all the "beeps" the bus makes. A horse approaches the bus and decides to play along, asking to be dropped off at Hooper's Store. They all sing "The Wheels on the Bus" as they drive into the store, until Alan points out that buses don't go indoors.

SCENE 1 cont'd The horse disembarks from the bus, when Zoe appears. She's pretending to go to school, but since Elmo and Rudy's bus is a city bus, it can't take her there. Nina convinces them to convert it to a school bus. The monsters convert the box into a school bus, with Rudy now playing the bus monitor. Zoe hops on and they sing "The Wheels on the School Bus" as they make their way down the block.
Muppets / Film Plan the Play
Elmo replays scenes from the street story, followed by footage of two girls in their own pretend bus.

Muppets Abby Cadabby leads the gang in a song to introduce the letter of the day - B.
(First: Episode 4704)
Film B is for Bus Driver - a girl talks about riding the bus to a baseball game.
Cartoon Abby sings "The Wheels on the Bus."

Muppets Cookie Monster's Foodie Truck
Cookie Monster and Gonger receive an order from two brothers about to take the bus to their grandfather's for Sunday dinner. They need some cornbread sent over right away, but the Foodie Truck only has a bare corncob (or "corn-bone" as Cookie refers). The monsters drive off to the cornfields to retrieve some more corn.
Muppets Cookie Monster and friends sing as they wait for the number of the day, which is how many cookies are being baked for him (to eat). Today's number is 9.
(First: Episode 4817)
Muppets Elmo's World: Bus Drivers
SCENE 2 Elmo, Zoe and Rudy continue singing and encourage the viewer to make a bus of their own.
Outro (PBS) Cookie Monster tells Rosita about the importance of running for exercise, and they have a race.

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