Sesame Street
Making the Band
(repeat of 4317)
Air date June 6, 2020
Season Season 50 (2019-2020)
Sponsors M, 4


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Grover introduces a theme of "music" for today's show, interrupted by some sunglass-wearing chickens.
(First: Episode 4607)

SCENE 1 Chris welcomes the viewer while carting some produce and finds Hooper's Store completely decked out in Alan's LMNOP accouterments. He explains LMNOP is playing a concert today on Sesame Street and he's one of his biggest fans, collecting various bits of merchandise from the concerts he's attended. Telly shows up, hoping he hasn't missed the concert and is amazed at Alan's collection. Chris is, however, a tad embarrassed to be around them and worries how they'll react when LMNOP does arrive.
SCENE 1 cont'd "Can someone please tell me how to get to Sesame Street?," says LMNOP (Donald Glover) as he appears. They point out he's in the right spot, but he's lacking his entourage. They then call him, saying they've mistakenly gone to their next location instead. He decides to split; Alan and Telly beg him to stay. Chris thinks he can stay if they provide the materials he needs. LMNOP first needs a guitar, which Hooper's doesn't sell, but they could make one if they figure it out...

SCENE 1 cont'd Using a website, Chris reads how to make a tissue box guitar. Hooper's carries all the needed supplies, except for a tissue box. Alan realizes the only one is his collectible from LMNOP's "Tissue? I Hardly Know You" tour and sadly sacrifices it. LMNOP loves it and wants to use it on stage, but learns they don't have that either. He is about to leave again, until Chris thinks they can make one too.

SCENE 1 cont'd They lay out the produce crates, forming a balanced, unbreakable stage. Now, they need sound...

SCENE 1 cont'd Chris' idea is that without a microphone or amplifier, they use something cone-shaped to direct sound waves toward the audience (much like old record players). Unfortunately for Alan, the only cone-shaped items around are his memorabilia from LMNOP's "Lampshades of Love" tour. They use them for a make-shift sound system that works perfectly. All LMNOP needs now is the lights and Telly points toward Alan's LMNOP flashlights.
SCENE 1 cont'd At night, LMNOP performs his hit "Figure It Out, Baby Figure It Out" while Alan and Telly shine the flashlights from the fire escape above.
Muppets Big Bird's Road Trip
Big Bird and Elmo watch a video from Miranda in Mexico City, Mexico.

Muppets Elmo and friends sing and clap as they find out the letter of the day - M.
(First: Episode 5005)
Muppets / Celebrity To illustrate that M stands for "musician," self-proclaimed drum expert Grover teaches drumming to Questlove, who surpasses his teacher with ease.
(First: Episode 4913)
Cartoon Abby's Amazing Adventures
Basket brings Abby and Rudy to an outdoor music venue, where their rock band will perform a concert. Before they can go on, they must find the different pieces for Rudy's drumset.
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 4.
(First: Episode 4713)
Cartoon An animal rock group performs a song about counting to 4.
Muppets Elmo's World: Songs
(First: Episode 4712)
SCENE 2 Elmo and Rosita sign off, having made their own instruments from various objects.

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