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Sesame Street
Camp Out
Air date November 19, 2020 (HBO Max)
September 8, 2021 (PBS)
Season Season 51 (2020-2021)
Sponsors N, 3


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Elmo and Grover set up today's theme of nighttime, but first must wait for the sun to set (which takes awhile).

SCENE 1 Charlie and her mom find Elmo, Abby, and Rudy out in the garden. Tonight, they're going to camp out there since Rudy has never gone camping before. He hopes he can see a shooting star for the first time and make a wish on it. Nearby, Alan has difficulty setting up their tent. The young ones invite Charlie to join them and everyone goes off to get ready, leaving Alan to battle the uncooperative tent.

SCENE 1 cont'd The gang regroups a little bit later, as Alan still struggles with the tent. Charlie makes a simple suggestion that finally gets it set up correctly. Abby notices the sun has fully set, meaning it's officially nighttime. They're in awe when a group of fireflies surround them. The grown-ups then leave to make further preparations.


SCENE 1 cont'd The young ones hear the sounds of a saxophone and look up to see Hoots the Owl playing some jazz. He explains that since he is nocturnal, the nighttime is when he's awake and ready to jam. As they talk to Hoots, they hear a swift sound and notice their marshmallows are now gone. Rudy theorizes the Tooth Fairy must have mistaken them for teeth, while Abby whips out her magnifying glass to find some clues. They recall hearing the sound from before and see paw prints left at the crime scene. They follow the tracks to the stoop of 123 Sesame Street, where a pair of raccoons (Tyler Bunch and Pam Arciero) are digging into the marshmallows. They apologize for stealing and earn themselves an invite to the marshmallow roast.
SCENE 1 cont'd After roasting their marshmallows around a fire pit, everyone stargazes. Rudy sadly misses the sight of a shooting star. As everyone else gets ready for bed, he catches a glimpse of another one flying past. He tells them he didn't make a wish, since it's already come true - he wished to have a great campout with all his friends.
Insert I Wonder, What If, Let's Try
Elmo and the kids make shadow puppets.

Muppets Elmo and friends sing and clap as they find out the letter of the day - N.
(First: Episode 5009)
Celebrity Maggie Rogers sings "It's Nighttime."
Muppets Elmo and Big Bird hear the sounds of the next segment coming up...


Muppets Smart Cookies: The Ginger Snap Case
The Smart Cookies are called in to assist a king, who fears The Crumb will break into his bedroom and keep him from his royal sleep. Cookie Monster gets duped by the Crumb, who disguises himself as a bird to gain access. The Crumb then hides a time-sensitive Ginger Snap cookie in the room, which will soon burst into a million crumbs. Miss Fortune delivers clues to as to where it is, but Cookie Monster doesn't focus and finds random items (a tuba and bowling ball), which only increase the king's suffering. Finally, he's able to stop, think and put the clues together and discover it's been hidden in his crown. He prevents the explosion by eating the cookie (though it bursts inside him).
(First: Episode 4601)
Muppets Elmo and Abby pose as astronauts and sing about finding the number of the day by counting Martians. Today, there are 3.
Cartoon "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star": A girl imagines her and her teddy bear exploring the stars in space.
(First: Episode 4416)
Muppets Elmo's World (Monster Edition): Nighttime
SCENE 2 Elmo, Abby, and Rudy recap what they've done tonight before signing off and heading to bed.

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