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The Bike Shop Music Band
(repeat of 4717)
Air date March 18, 2021
Season Season 51 (2020-2021)
Sponsors I, 4


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Grover introduces today's theme of instruments. He is briefly interrupted by a cheese, who is not a musical instrument.
(First: Episode 4717)

SCENE 1 Abby happens by the Bike Shop, where Nina hangs up some banners. She informs Abby that today, she's throwing a grand opening party for the shop. As she tends to a bike, Abby takes notice of the sounds it makes and starts making a beat on another one. Soon, the two start playing a song on her bikes and parts.

SCENE 1 cont'd Their song attracts Telly, who is skeptical that because their tools aren't legitimate instruments, they can't make real music with them. Nina wishes she had a way of bringing folks to her party, when Abby proposes that music will work, since it got Telly to visit. Nina phones for a band and Grover brings in one of the hottest acts in his repertoire - Florence and the Egg Makers, an all-chicken band. After they play a short rock tune, Telly points out how they have real instruments. The group must abruptly cut the gig short, as they now have a road to cross (though Grover has no clue why). Abby proposes they make music themselves using the items around them.


SCENE 1 cont'd Nina fashions a tissue box-guitar and a rhythm-keeping water bottle. Telly is surprised to see they all make music and gets in on the fun by playing some bike horns. This attracts Rosita, who joins their band. As they play their song again, an excitable man appears. He's pleased to find a music store and is even happier when he learns it's actually a bike shop. He promises to return later and purchase five bikes for his whole family, as well as five fenders, which he now considers musical instruments. Abby tells Nina that her grand opening is now technically for two stores - a bike shop and a music shop! They continue to play as a small crowd gathers to dance.
Insert I Wonder, What If, Let's Try
Elmo rides his trike down the block and hears a song coming on...
(First: Episode 5104)

Muppets Elmo and the gang introduce the letter of the day, I, with a song and dance.
(First: Episode 4502)
New audio is added at the end, with Elmo stating "I" is for "instruments."
Muppets / Celebrity Little Big Town sings "I is for Instruments" with Elmo, Abby, Grover and Cookie Monster.
(First: Episode 4717)
Muppets Elmo and Big Bird hear the sounds of the Foodie Truck approaching...
(First: Episode 5104)

Muppets Cookie Monster's Foodie Truck
A young musician orders a caprese salad. The recipe requires mozzarella cheese, which the Foodie Truck is out of. Cookie Monster and Gonger drive to a delicatessen to see how they hand-produce the cheese.
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 Cuatro gatos (four cats) count and play music.
(First: Episode 4415)
Muppets Elmo's World: Instruments
(First: Episode 4717)
SCENE 2 Abby tells Elmo that living beings such as themselves can be instruments too. Abby beatboxes while Elmo delivers a short rap.

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