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Dinosaur in the Laundromat
Air date April 13, 2019 (HBO)
December 2, 2019 (PBS)
Season Season 49 (2018-2019)
Sponsors S, 14


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Cookie Monster sets up today's theme of scientists. He uses the scientific principles of observation and investigation to find a plate of cookies.
SCENE 1 Zoe, Rosita and Rudy hear a loud rumble sound. Rudy guesses it was made by a dinosaur, while Mr. Johnson asserts that it was merely the subway. He asks Chris to agree, but Chris is preoccupied in looking for a lost item. The monsters are certain something else made that rumble and decide to consult an expert in all fields...

SCENE 1 cont'd ...Bill Nye the Science Guy! He hears their story and senses they might make fine scientists. Zoe dons a lab coat and goggles before learning most scientists dress as he does. After she changes to a suit like his, Bill Nye tells them about different types of scientists and the methods they use to find answers to questions. They test these skills by observing a rustling in a nearby bush. They investigate and discover it's a skunk! The scientists all flee the scene.

SCENE 1 cont'd Bill Nye leaves to catch a subway train, when the monsters hear the noise again. Using what they've learned, they observe that the sound is coming from a different direction than the subway. They then notice the sound is coming from inside the Laundromat. Rudy still suspects it's a dinosaur and Zoe gears up as they enter the building. They see a dryer rumbling and wobbling and call Chris over for help. He stops the machine and finds his laundry inside, and also the toy dinosaur he's been looking for. Rudy, who was right all along, explains that he once put his toy dinosaur in the dryer and it made a similar noise.

Muppets Abby Cadabby leads the gang in a song to introduce the letter of the day - S.
(First: Episode 4712)
Film S is for Scientists: A naturalist takes some kids on an expedition through a Florida swamp.
Cartoon Abby's Amazing Adventures
Basket takes Abby and Rudy to the outskirts of a volcano to find three, different-colored igneous rocks.
Muppets Count von Count and friends sing and stomp to find the number of the day - 14.
(First: Episode 4526)
Muppets Elmo's World: Dinosaurs (HD re-edit)
(First: Episode 4082)
SCENE 2 Rosita, Zoe and Rudy encourage the viewer to be scientists too. Rosita and Zoe set Rudy straight that there aren't any dinosaurs on Sesame Street, until Herb shows up.
Outro (PBS) Cookie Monster tells Rosita about the importance of running for exercise, and they have a race.

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