Sesame Street
Humpty Dumpty's Football Dream
(repeat of 4263)
Air date January 11, 2020 (HBO)
October 12, 2020 (PBS)
Season Season 50 (2019-2020)
Sponsors N, 5


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Telly Monster informs the viewer that today, they'll be seeing lots of nursery rhymes and nursery rhyme characters. The cow from "Hey Diddle Diddle" attempts to jump over the moon, but crash lands on Telly instead.
(First: Episode 4803)

SCENE 1 Chris welcomes the viewer, when Telly rushes to him in a nervous fit. He tells Chris that Humpty Dumpty is sitting on the wall and he's sure that he'll fall and break. They go to the arbor and confront him. Humpty (voiced by Jerry Nelson) assures Telly he's not performing his nursery rhyme today and is instead watching the annual football game between All the King's Horses and All the King's Men. Telly hops onto the wall to join him, while Chris returns to work (and to fetch some buffalo wings for Humpty).


SCENE 1 cont'd Humpty's egg timer goes off, which means the game's set to begin. The teams arrive on the field, when the horses point out they're down one player. The third horse, Nigel, arrives and is unable to play. They're about to call off the game, but Humpty declares he'll take Nigel's place. Telly is afraid Humpty will break, but he's sure he won't, as he has his helmet and pads. The game commences and the horse throws the ball back to Humpty. The impact knocks him over and he shatters. Despite the setback, Humpty says he'll resume playing once he's fixed ("An egg never gives up on his dream.").
SCENE 1 cont'd Telly tries to think of how he can keep Humpty safe and thinks a cushion will protect him better. Humpty returns good-as-new and resumes playing. The cushion prevents the ball from knocking him down, but when charging toward the opposing team, he falls over and is cracked again.

SCENE 1 cont'd Telly sees his cushion idea did not work and thinks he needs something bouncier. He spots the sponge in Chris' pocket and observes the bouncy material. Telly raids Hooper's stock of sponges and covers Humpty with them. When the game resumes, Humpty makes it to where he last was and is able to bounce from the ground when knocked over, but is smashed when the team tackles him. Chris explains to him that eggs are fragile and they go to Hooper's.
SCENE 1 cont'd Chris shows Telly how real eggs break very easily and why they must be kept in an egg carton. This gives Telly an idea and he runs off with the carton.
SCENE 1 cont'd Telly has made some armor with egg cartons for Humpty to wear. The outfit works and Humpty is able to score a touchdown.
Muppets Big Bird's Road Trip
Big Bird chats with Noah about life in Seattle, Washington.

Muppets Elmo and friends sing and clap as they find out the letter of the day - N.
Cartoon Humpty Dumpty introduces the letter N, for nursery rhyme, and acts out his own.
(First: Episode 4803)
Muppets / Celebrity Thomas Rhett sings "This Is My Street" with the many residents of Sesame Street.
Muppets Elmo, Rosita, and Big Bird sing "The Monster on the Street."
Muppets Elmo and Abby pose as astronauts and sing about finding the number of the day by counting Martians. Today, there are 5.
(First: Episode 5002)
Muppets Abby sings "Five Fairy Ducks" with Elmo and Rosita.
Muppets Elmo's World: Nursery Rhymes
(First: Episode 4803)
SCENE 2 Telly signs off as he reads a book of nursery rhymes. He witnesses the dish and the spoon from "Hey Diddle Diddle" running away together.

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