Sesame Street
Elmo Goes to Chicken School
(repeat of 4501)
Air date March 16, 2019 (HBO)
September 4, 2019 (PBS)
Season Season 49 (2018-2019)
Sponsors S, 5


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Grover prepares his backpack for school, but finds it's too heavy to lift.
(First: Episode 4634)

SCENE 1 Chris welcomes the viewer after serving some breakfast to Elmo and Gordon. Elmo notices somebody pushing a blackboard just outside the store, so they go to investigate. Outside, they meet the man - Professor Buck Awe (Taran Killam) - who has set up "Professor Buck Awe's School for Clucks", the first (and only) free range chicken school. He hopes his school will give chickens a chance to catch up with others.

SCENE 1 cont'd The chickens arrive for school and Elmo wishes he could join. Buck Awe invites him to stay the day and "learn like a chicken," so Elmo fetches his chicken outfit and sits in with the class. Buck Awe begins school, but finds the chickens don't listen to him (and thinks their clucking is repeating his name over and over). Elmo points out he learned a special way to listen at his pre-school - listening with your whole body. Elmo sings a song to the chickens ("How Do We Listen") to show them how to use more than just their ears to listen. The chickens get the message and pipe down so Buck Awe can be heard.
SCENE 1 cont'd Next, Buck asks which of his pupils can say the alphabet. The chickens all cluck at once, but Buck can't understand any of them. Chris suggests they raise their hands, prompting another song from Elmo ("Raise Your Hand"). Buck adjusts the song, so it says "Raise Your Wing." The chickens begin following the new rule.

SCENE 1 cont'd Now, it's snack time and Buck has some crackers and skim milk. The chickens all ambush him, however. Elmo steps up with another song - "Stand in Line" - showing the chickens how to wait their turn for a snack. Afterward, Buck is ready to begin his alphabet lesson, but the ending bell rings and school is dismissed. Buck is upset he didn't get to teach anything today, until Chris and Elmo point out all the important school rules they learned. Buck is so grateful, he decides to re-open the school under a new name - "Professor Buck Awe and Professor Elmo's School for Clucks," giving Elmo a special new hat.

Muppets Abby Cadabby leads the gang in a song to introduce the letter of the day - S.
(First: Episode 4712)
Song "S is for School": Two animated characters sing about school.
Artist: Tony Dusko
(First: Episode 4634)
Muppets / Celebrity Andy Grammer and friends sing "Plan the Play."
(First: Episode 4912)
Cartoon Abby's Amazing Adventures
Basket takes Abby and Rudy to a school where they prepare lunches as part of the cafeteria crew.
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 5.
(First: Episode 4719)
Muppets Elmo's World: Bus Drivers
(First: Episode 4915)
SCENE 2 Elmo hopes the chickens enjoyed their day at school and they all share a hug.
Outro (PBS) Cookie Monster instructs the viewer on "the art of cookie eating", with aid from Rosita and a girl.

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