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Sesame Street
Potluck Pickle
Air date March 25, 2021
Season Season 51 (2020-2021)
Sponsors C, 6

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Picture Segment Description
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COLD OPEN Elmo and Bert set up today's theme of cooking by naming things one cooks. Bert only names oatmeal and gets surprised when a sentient bowl of oatmeal appears to return his affections.
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SCENE 1 Today, the Sesame Street residents are hosting a pot luck dinner, and Elmo and Abby are trying to figure out what dish they can bring. Elmo knows how to prepare cereal, but that's for breakfast. He claims he can also make a vegetable lasagna for 20 people, but his dad isn't home to help and they're too young to use an oven. Fortunately, Monster Foodies Cookie Monster and Gonger appear and offer to help. They have to cook in Hooper's Store while their Foodie Truck is being serviced for crumbs in the engine.
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SCENE 1 cont'd Gonger consults the recipe for vegetable lasagna. They have everything they need except tomatoes for the sauce (Cookie ate them). Abby proposes they visit her fairy garden and get some more, which she provides ala the food makers in the "Foodie Truck" segments.
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SCENE 1 cont'd As the monsters prepare the sauce, they find that Cookie has also eaten all the lasagna noodles. To substitute, he jokingly suggests using cucumbers, which actually work as a fine replacement. They put the dish together and toss it into the oven, but when they pull it out, they see it hasn't been cooked. Cookie was sadly unable to decipher Alan's note saying the oven is out of order. Gonger is ready to give up, but they calm him down and think of a new way to cook the dish.
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SCENE 1 cont'd Outside, Norbert the Robot has brought along his solar oven, which uses the heat from the sun to cook. The group are able to use it to cook Elmo's dish, just in time for the dinner to start. Oscar shows up with a grouchy yogurt concoction that nobody else is enticed by.
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Insert I Wonder, What If, Let's Try
Colton and Izzy prepare pretend nachos, but Izzy forgot to bring the pretend corn chips. Instead, they use some pretend potato tots.
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Muppets Elmo and friends sing and clap as they find out the letter of the day - C.
(First: Episode 5019)
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Muppets / Celebrity Grover hosts "Sesame Street Challenge" with special guests Stephen and Ayesha Curry. First, the two teams (Stephan and Cookie Monster, and Ayesha and Elmo) prepare a healthy pancake breakfast. Then, they see how it helps give them energy to play basketball and learn about the letter C.
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SCENE 2 Elmo and Abby act out a typical scenario involving Cookie Monster and Gonger, when they hear the genuine articles coming on...
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Muppets Cookie Monster's Foodie Truck
Two brothers play pretend chefs and order some vegetable fried rice. Cookie Monster wasted all the rice they had the night before, meaning he and Gonger must go to the rice fields to retrieve some more.
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Muppets Elmo and Abby pose as astronauts and sing about finding the number of the day by counting Martians. Today, there are 6.
(First: Episode 5025)
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Muppets Elmo's World: Cooking
(First: Episode 4730)
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SCENE 3 Everyone signs off from the potluck.


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