Sesame Street
The Great Fruit Strike
Air date January 25, 2020 (HBO)
October 19, 2020 (PBS)
Season Season 50 (2019-2020)
Sponsors F, 15


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN A bunch of fruit set up today's theme of fruit. The banana nearly throws off the proceedings, uttering "monkey" due to his nervousness.

SCENE 1 Mr. Johnson stops at Hooper's Store for a snack after sorting his seashell collection. A bunch of fruit eagerly awaits being chosen, but Mr. Johnson orders some vegetable soup instead. Then, Elmo and Big Bird come in for a snack and choose other foods as well. The fruit gets fed up with being ignored, so they pack up their things and leave, hoping to go somewhere they're appreciated.
SCENE 1 cont'd While the fruit waits for the bus, Zoe comes in for a fruit smoothie. She's disappointed by the news and claims she's written a song about bananas, joined by Alan and Elmo. The banana hears this and decides to come back to the store. Inspired, the others come up with songs to show the fruit how much they care.


SCENE 1 cont'd First, Alan leads a country song about his love for tomatoes. Then, Elmo delivers a rap about his favorite fruit - grapes. Big Bird loves all fruits, so everyone joins him for a song in celebration of all things fruit.
SCENE 1 cont'd The fruit has now returned to Hooper's. Mr. Johnson wants to get in on the act too and performs his own, raucous number about fruit (which the others find unappealing).
Muppets Big Bird's Road Trip
Big Bird and Elmo watch a video from his road trip about his new friend Grace in Decatur, Georgia.

Muppets Elmo and the gang introduce the letter of the day, F, with a song and dance.
(First: Episode 4525)
Muppets / Celebrity Chrissy Teigen tries to talk about fruit, when she is suddenly thrusted into competing against Gonger on Cookie Monster's "Name That Fruit" game show.
Muppets Elmo's Food Rap Battle
An apple and banana rap against each other to become Elmo's preferred snack.
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.
(First: Episode 4931)
Muppets Elmo's World: Fruit
SCENE 2 Mr. Johnson and his back-up monsters continue playing his noisy fruit song. Elmo, Zoe, and Big Bird (wearing noise-canceling headphones) bid farewell.

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