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Sesame Street
Rainy Day Play
Air date March 11, 2021
Season Season 51 (2020-2021)
Sponsors S, 4


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Elmo and Cookie Monster conduct an experiment to see how long it takes one of Cookie Monster's cookies to get mushy when dunked in milk. However, they can't get through the experiment when Cookie eats the cookie before they've barely begun.

SCENE 1 At the community center, Nina paints a table top, when Zoe and Rosita come by to get some sidewalk chalk. Nina points out the impending rainfall, but the monsters aren't worried...until they step outside and immediately get caught in it. They retreat indoors, when Nina has to dart off to help Alan with a leak.

SCENE 1 cont'd Zoe believes there must be a way they can still draw outside without getting wet or letting the rain wash away their drawings. There's no umbrella in sight and they can't hold a newspaper together and draw at the same time. They then see the topless table Nina was working on and believe this can help them. They cover it with newspaper and push it outside, then use Rostia's lovey Gatito as a test. The newspaper holds up for a moment, before completely giving way to the rain and soaking Gatito.
SCENE 1 cont'd The monsters press onward and think of something else they can use. They decide to go with Gatito's blanket, which is thicker than the newspaper. They test it out and find that it does hold up, but the water starts to concentrate in the center and leak through, getting Gatito wet again.


SCENE 1 cont'd Zoe is ready to give up, but Rosita starts to sing a song about how scientists keep trying until they come to a solution. Zoe notices some of the painting smocks hung up and thinks they might keep them dry outside. Rosita suggests using Big Bird's smock, which is big enough to cover them both. They take it outside and test it on Gatito, who remains dry under the rain. The monsters celebrate and go under their invention to start drawing.
Insert I Wonder, What If, Let's Try
Elmo's friends Kate and Penelope experiment to find something their toy car can float on.

Muppets Elmo and friends sing and clap as they find out the letter of the day - S.
(First: Episode 5007)
Film S is for Scientists: A naturalist takes some kids on an expedition through a Florida swamp.
(First: Episode 4922)
SCENE 2 Elmo does some scientific investigations in the garden and finds a rock, flower, and even Slimey.

Muppets Cookie Monster's Foodie Truck
A young girl orders a dinosaur-themed snack while she and her sister play pretend paleontologists. Gonger comes up with a "dino dip" recipe, but they're missing one ingredient - an artichoke. Cookie Monster claims to have mistaken it for a baby porcupine and gave it to a live one, meaning they have to go visit the artichoke farm to get another.
Muppets Elmo and Abby pose as astronauts and sing about finding the number of the day by counting Martians. Today, there are 4.
(First: Episode 5005)
Muppets Elmo's World: Scientists
(First: Episode 5007)
SCENE 3 Elmo has joined Zoe and Rosita in their rainproof drawing space. The rain soon stops and the sun comes out, but the monsters agree it's more fun to stay where it's shady and cool.

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