Sesame Street
A Recipe for Dance
Air date January 4, 2020 (HBO)
October 8, 2020 (PBS)
Season Season 50 (2019-2020)
Sponsors P, 15


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Zoe sets up today's theme of patterns using a pattern of chickens and pigs. Elmo fills in for the last missing chicken.

SCENE 1 Nina is hosting a dance class today with students Zoe, Rudy, Ovejita, Alan, and Chris (there against his will). Zoe helps make it clear that the dance follows a pattern of steps, comparing it to the pattern of Chris' shirt. Nina begins the lesson teaching everyone three basic moves in the following order- wave, slide, swirl. Chris and Rudy struggle and duck out, unnoticed by the others.
SCENE 1 cont'd At Hooper's Store, Rudy wants to quit the class, feeling he can't get the moves right. Chris similarly can't remember the pattern the moves go in. Together, they help each other remember the pattern and do the dance without a mistake. Zoe comes by looking for them and brings them back to the class.
SCENE 1 cont'd Back at class, everyone sings about making a "Pattern for Dance" and do the dance together.
Muppets Big Bird's Road Trip
Big Bird talks with Mikale about her life in Denver, Colorado.

Muppets Elmo and friends sing and clap as they find out the letter of the day - P.
Animation "P is for Patterns" - a song describes what patterns are.
Cartoon Cowboy hat/ boot pattern
Artist: LAIKA House
(First: Episode 4183)


Muppets Cookie's Crumby Pictures presents The Hungry Games: Catching Fur (Rated G: For Games)
Cookie Monster plays "Cookie-ness Evereat," who's back to playing another round of the Hungry Games with his friends and Pita (the literal bread). They find some monkeys and in order to get rid of them, they need to solve a fruit pattern. They then find some tickling fog and need to solve another food pattern. Cookie-ness discovers the pattern is now about shapes and instead of putting Pita down for one, they use a clock. Cookie-ness is glad that she never has to play the games again, until Finicky tells him that they're making a third movie... (beginning edited)
(First: Episode 4414)
Muppets Elmo and Abby pose as astronauts and sing about finding the number of the day by counting Martians. Today, there are 15.
Muppets Elmo's World: Patterns
SCENE 2 Zoe, Rudy, and Chris sign off as they do the dance some more.

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