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Sesame Street
Elmo Builds a Robot Dog
Air date November 11, 2021
(season premiere)
Season Season 52 (2021-2022)
Sponsors R, 4


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Elmo introduces the theme of robots, when two robots show up behind him.

SCENE 1 Elmo and Tamir are chatting about school when Norbert delivers the cheese sandwiches they ordered, wrapped in aluminum foil. Louie walks in with a furry creature. Alan explains it to be Elmo's dog, Tango, to which Norbert wonders what a dog is. Elmo explains all about dogs: they are animals, pets, and very good friends. After Norbert leaves, Tamir feels somewhat sad that Norbert can't have a dog, but comes to a realization: maybe he can! He further explains that the gang can build a robot dog just for him, as he conveniently has a robot-dog-building kit.

SCENE 1 cont'd Elmo is excited about the kit, but becomes disappointed when he finds the interior doesn't look like a robot dog, but Tamir explains to him that it is simply not finished being built. They need to follow the instructions and put the pieces together, so that is what they do...


SCENE 1 cont'd The three sing a song about building a robot dog, as they put the pieces together. The dog is finished, and Elmo wonders if it can wag its tail like Tango can. They turn it on, causing it to unenthusiastically repeat "woof" and "bark" while moving its tail incredibly slowly. The three are disappointed that the dog isn't as "happy and waggedy" as they hoped. To fix the problem, they use the foil from the sandwiches they never ate to create a shiny tail, which sticks up a lot like Tango's does. The only problem is that when they turn it on, it immediately falls off. Alan finds a jar of paintbrushes, one of which they use as the robot dog's tail. It's perfect, except for the fact that it isn't shiny. Their solution is to combine both ideas and wrap the paintbrush in aluminum foil. They are satisfied with this solution, and show it to Norbert who couldn't be more happy. The dog is named Alfred.
Insert I Wonder, What If, Let's Try
Elmo checks in on Kaian and Leah, who are building robots out of cups, a milk carton, and toilet paper rolls.

Muppets Elmo and friends sing and clap as they find out the letter of the day - R.
(First: Episode 5101)
Film R Is for Robot - A narrator lists a number of common robots used in various workplaces.
SCENE 2 Rosita shows off to Elmo how to dance like a robot.
Cartoon Abby's Amazing Adventures
Basket brings Abby and Rudy to a robot factory, where they must build a robot that can clean up.
(First: Episode 5023)
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)
Cartoon Four happy robots demonstrate various activities.

Cartoon Elmo & Tango's Mysterious Mysteries
Elmo and Tango solve the mystery of what happened to their toy robot.
SCENE 3 Elmo and friends reminisce about what happened today and sign off.

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