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Sesame Street
Family Day
Air date June 17, 2021
Season Season 51 (2020-2021)
Directed by Benjamin Lehmann and Alan Muraoka
Sponsors F, 8
Releases Youtube (YouTube)


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Elmo is with his mommy and daddy to demonstrate today's topic of families, and he initiates a couple of group hugs.
(First: Episode 5127)
SCENE 1 Today, Sesame Street is celebrating Family Day, and everyone's families will be in attendance. However, Big Bird is sad because Granny Bird won't be in attendance because she lives too far to travel for the event ("She doesn't fly, not even on airplanes."). As Big Bird leaves to get his party tie, Elmo giggles over a surprise they have in store for him.

SCENE 1 cont'd Moments later, the surprise arrives - it's Granny Bird! She wants her arrival to remain a surprise from her grandson, so she asks them to keep quiet about it. Soon after, Nina's brother Dave (Chris Costa) arrives with his husband Frank (Alex Weisman) and their daughter Mia (Olivia Perez). As they head inside Hooper's Store with their food, they meet Abby's mother, Maggie Cadabby.
SCENE 1 cont'd Maggie notices Big Bird strolling through the arbor and the surprise might be ruined. While Alan keeps him distracted by taking some pictures, Abby and Maggie use their combined magic to poof up a giant plant to conceal Granny Bird from sight. Maggie sends Big Bird over to 123 Sesame Street to check on a flower delivery in order to keep him away some more.
SCENE 1 cont'd Over at Hooper's, everyone talks about some of the foods their families like to prepare. Granny Bird strolls in with her homemade birdseed cupcakes (Big Bird's favorite). They see Big Bird approaching and try to conceal Granny Bird under the counter. Although Big Bird seems to recognize the tail feathers sticking up, Dave claims they're really Alan's new feather duster. Frank sends Big Bird on another errand, while Granny Bird starts to ache over not being able to hug her grandson.


SCENE 1 cont'd Big Bird is tasked with sticking the flowers into some old cans, which he recalls Granny Bird doing and it makes him sad. Soon, everyone's families start gathering in the arbor, including Charlie and her parents (Mary and Victor), Elmo and his parents, and Abby and Rudy's family (Maggie and Freddy). Alan and his cousin Andy (Andrew Pang) arrive to take a group shot, when Granny Bird finally surprises Big Bird, who is very glad to see her. Alan sets up the camera and they take a big family photo, plus some individual family shots as well.
SCENE 1 cont'd I Wonder, What If, Let's Try
As a part of the Family Day festivities, Elmo watches Charlie and Mia have a sack race.

Muppets Elmo and the gang introduce the letter of the day, F, with a song and dance.
(First: Episode 4525)
Muppets / Celebrity Kelsea Ballerini sings a song about families with the various Sesame Street families of all shapes and sizes.
Insert Elmo and Rosita are drawing their families. Elmo's picture also depicts the ants from his backyard, whom he also considers family. They then hear the sounds of...
(First: Episode 5127)


Muppets Smart Cookies: The Hidden Teething Biscuit
The Smart Cookies are hired to babysit and make sure the Crumb doesn't take the baby's teething biscuit. The Crumb gets by Cookie Monster disguised as a baby and hides the teething biscuit, causing the baby to cry loudly. Cookie places Figby in the baby's mouth while they try to find a solution. Miss Fortune divines that the biscuit is under something that's fuzzy and used to cuddle with. Cookie doesn't follow all the clues and squashes the team looking under a rock and a tiger. Eventually, he realizes it's under the baby's teddy bear. The Crumb vows revenge and the baby leads a chase after him.
(First: Episode 4627)
Muppets Elmo and Abby pose as astronauts and sing about finding the number of the day by counting Martians. Today, there are 8.
Muppets Elmo's World: Siblings
(First: Episode 4733)
SCENE 2 Elmo swipes through some of the photos Alan took earlier during the Family Day festivities.

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