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Sesame Street
Turtle Tunes
Air date June 24, 2021
Season Season 51 (2020-2021)
Sponsors T, 10

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Picture Segment Description
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COLD OPEN Elmo introduces one of his favorite reptiles, who is standing right next to him. The reptile is confused because he thought he was a turtle, not a reptile. Elmo explains that turtles are a type of reptile.
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SCENE 1 Elmo and Rudy made friends with Morty the sea turtle. They decide to go to Hooper's Store, but Morty is too slow so he takes a long time to get to Hooper's. Nina then lifts him over there. Because of this inconvenience, Morty wishes he wasn't a turtle at all and gets sad. Elmo has the idea of singing songs to Morty in order to cheer him up...
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SCENE 1 (cont'd) Then, Elmo sings a song about turtles, specifically their "webby flippy feet". Morty realizes that being a turtle isn't so bad after all, to which Rudy responds, "Bad? Turtles are terrific!" and sings a song about turtle shells. Morty responds positively to the song, making him love his shell even more. Alan then explains that turtles can do things that people can't, sometimes even feeling jealous of their lifestyle. He then sings a song about a turtle's life. Morty loves it, mentioning that he used to wish to be something cooler, like a bird. Nina replies that birds and turtles do have something in common: laying eggs, she then sings a song about turtle eggs. Morty is really amazed at all the things turtles can do and he feels better. Morty, Elmo, and Rudy play slow tag, the first one to the community center is a rotten egg.
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Insert I Wonder, What If, Let's Try
Grover interviews a tortoise.
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Muppets Elmo and friends sing and clap as they find out the letter of the day - T.
(First: Episode 5021)
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Film T for Turtle: A baby turtle hatches from its egg and makes its way to the ocean.
(First: Episode 4515)
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SCENE 2 Elmo and Abby are making turtles out of paper plates, and then they hear a song...
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Cartoon Abby's Amazing Adventures
Basket takes Abby and Rudy to a submarine underwater, in which they follow a sea turtle. After that, they protect the turtle's nest.
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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 10.
(First: Episode 5012)
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Film Ten different types of turtles.
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Animation "Ten Turtles" (remake; new graphics added)
(First: Episode 4212)
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Muppets Elmo's World: Turtles
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SCENE 3 Elmo, Rudy, and Morty sign off slowly.


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