Sesame Street
Welcome to Sesame Hospital
Air date May 4, 2019 (HBO)
January 20, 2020 (PBS)
Season Season 49 (2018-2019)
Sponsors H, 13


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Telly informs the viewer that today's show is all about doctors. He watches as Oscar gets his own Grouch checkup ("Open up and say, 'blah'.").
(First: Episode 4703)
SCENE 1 Abby, Rosita and Telly return from visiting their friend Raul in the hospital. They think it would be fun working in a hospital, so Telly proposes that they all make a pretend hospital they can run.

SCENE 1 cont'd Chris comes across the trio, who have formed the Sesame Hospital. Rosita takes up the role of the doctor, mostly because it involves using a clipboard. Abby takes on the role of nurse, while Telly frets there's no job for him. Chris tells him about another important person found in a hospital - the x-ray technician, which Telly likes the sound of. The only thing they need now is a patient and rope Chris into playing along, despite that he has errands to run.

SCENE 1 cont'd Nurse Abby checks Chris in, where he admits to Dr. Rosita that he banged his funny bone and it's causing him pain. "A funny bone is no laughing matter," Rosita declares before calling in x-ray technician Telly, who quickly creates a makeshift x-ray from a box and a flashlight. Telly finds the bone is not broken, though Rosita thinks they should keep it in place to stop the hurting.

SCENE 1 cont'd The medical staff wraps Chris' arm in a "no-bendy bandage," which Rosita prescribes he wear for a minute or so. In the meantime, the hospital opens for visiting hours, which Chris finds silly since nobody knows he's even there. Cookie Monster rushes in to pay Chris a visit. He ate his gift cookie and flowers on the way there, but has a card and poem for Chris instead; this gets eaten too as soon as Chris finishes reading it.
SCENE 1 cont'd Chris has to leave for his errands, meaning the youngsters' game is through if they have no patient to help. Telly decides to change roles and becomes a patient who can't stop sneezing.
Muppets / Film Plan the Play
Elmo replays scenes from the street story, followed by footage of live kids playing hospital too.

Muppets Abby Cadabby leads the gang in a song to introduce the letter of the day - H.
(First: Episode 4729)
Film H is for Hospital: a boy describes his visit to the hospital, where he meets his new baby sister.

Muppets Cookie Monster's Foodie Truck
A young boy orders some pumpkin soup, which he will bring to his brother in the hospital. However, all that remains of the Foodie Truck's pumpkin supply is the top, which Cookie uses as a stylish hat. The monsters drive off to the pumpkin patch to get another pumpkin.
Muppets Count von Count and friends sing and stomp to find the number of the day - 13.
(First: Episode 4517)
Muppets Elmo's World: Doctors (HD re-edit)
(First: Episode 4116)
SCENE 2 Abby and Rosita sign off, encouraging the viewer to try playing hospital too. Telly still can't stop sneezing, until Rosita tosses away his pretend flower.
Outro (PBS) Cookie Monster instructs the viewer on "the art of cookie eating", with aid from Rosita and a girl.

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