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Sesame Street
Grocery Games
Air date June 15, 2019 (HBO)
March 2, 2020 (PBS)
Season Season 49 (2018-2019)
Directed by Shannon Flynn
Sponsors S, 15


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Big Bird sets up today's theme of supermarkets. Oscar the Grouch doesn't like supermarkets, since he prefers spoiled food over their fresh offerings.
SCENE 1 Alan is on his way to the local supermarket and invites Elmo and Abby to join him. Cookie Monster tags along too, hearing that there may be cookies there for him.
SCENE 1 cont'd The gang arrives at Sarita’s Supermarket, where Alan unveils his very long shopping list. He proposes the young ones play a game while he shops - they must find three items anywhere in the store that start with the letter C by the time he's done shopping. Abby proposes they split up and they each head their separate ways.

SCENE 1 cont'd Abby finds herself in the produce section and meets the produce clerk restocking some of the vegetables. Abby sees one of the items is a Carrot, giving her an item for the game. She passes by the Count, who bristles when the clerk offers him some garlic.

SCENE 1 cont'd Abby reports her discovery to Alan. Meanwhile, Elmo visits the deli counter to find a C-word item. Big Bird also happens to be there, ordering Cole slaw. Elmo realizes this is a c-word and orders some as well. He brings it back to Alan and they wonder how Cookie Monster is doing.

SCENE 1 cont'd Cookie Monster finds himself in the bakery, wishing to live there when he sees all the delights. The bakery clerk tells him to take a number and wait to be called. Elsewhere, Alan finishes collecting everything he needs, but assures Elmo and Abby they have until he's done checking out before they lose. Cookie Monster impatiently waits for his number to be called and is finally able to snag one of the freshly-baked cookies. He restrains himself from eating it to rejoin his friends, just in time for them to win! He makes sure Alan's groceries are paid for before eating his treat.
Muppets / Film Plan the Play
Elmo replays scenes from the street story, then shows footage of real kids engaging in their own make-believe supermarket.

Muppets Elmo and the gang introduce the letter of the day, S, with a song and dance.
(First: Episode 4514)
Cartoon Abby's Amazing Adventures
Basket brings Abby and Rudy to a supermarket, where their mission is to arrange a display of produce to make the shape of a butterfly.
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 15.
(First: Episode 4916)
Animation Fifteen items are counted at the supermarket, which are then used to make a burrito meal.
Muppets Elmo's World: Supermarkets
SCENE 2 Elmo and Abby play pretend supermarket and encourage the viewer to do the same.
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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