Sesame Street
How to Build a Dinosaur
(repeat of 4314)
Air date May 25, 2019 (HBO)
February 10, 2020 (PBS)
Season Season 49 (2018-2019)
Sponsors P, 8


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Ernie and Bert pose as paleontologists to find some dinosaur fossils or bones on Sesame Street. Bert is skeptical Ernie will find anything, but faints in shock when a dinosaur drops them a dinosaur bone.

SCENE 1 Rosita, Elmo and Chris welcome the viewer while setting up a table, which is soon covered by tools from "Paleontologist Grover." Chris explains what the position entails (because Grover hasn't a clue). Grover is hoping to dig up some dinosaur bones and build his own dinosaur skeleton, just like the ones in his book.

SCENE 1 cont'd While Chris heads back to work, Elmo and Rosita want to be paleontologists. Grover points out they lack the proper outfits and tools, which the two quickly produce. He also states they need to sing the paleontologist theme song, which they sing with some Anything Muppets.
SCENE 1 cont'd Now that they've done everything necessary, they are all now official paleontologists and start digging. They dig around the garden.


SCENE 1 cont'd Chris comes back to find his table cloth covered in dirt and junk. Grover asserts they're the fossils, until Chris points out that not everything old and found in dirt is a fossil. Distraught, Grover decides to quit the paleontologist gig until Elmo comes up with a great idea - use the pieces to create their own dinosaur. Grover assembles the pieces into a jumble, so Chris suggests they design it first. They study the pieces and figure out what parts resemble dinosaur body parts. Their design works and they come up with a dinosaur figure! Grover calls it "Barbara." They go off to make more dinosaurs.

Muppets Elmo and the gang introduce the letter of the day, P, with a song and dance.
(First: Episode 4511)
Film P is for Paleontologist: a group of kids go on a pretend dig for fossils and dinosaur bones.
Cartoon Abby's Amazing Adventures
Basket turns Abby and Rudy into paleontologists to uncover three different fossils.
Muppets Count von Count and friends sing and stomp to find the number of the day - 8.
(First: Episode 4514)
Muppets Elmo's World: Dinosaurs (HD re-edit)
(First: Episode 4082)
SCENE 2 Grover digs to find more dinosaur remains, unaware the chap he converses with behind him is Herb, a real dinosaur.
Outro (PBS) Cookie Monster recites a poem about being kind, and demonstrates kindness by sharing a cookie with Rosita and a boy.

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