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Sesame Street
Lunchtime Engineers
Air date November 25, 2021
Season Season 52 (2021-2022)
Sponsors E, 11


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN As Elmo and Gabrielle watch their wobbling block tower, they talk about what an engineer is.

SCENE 1 As Elmo welcomes the viewer, a ping pong ball drops to the ground. Elmo finds that Gabrielle, Zoe, and Rosita were testing a catapult that they learned to build from the book Everyone Can Be an Engineer. They show Elmo how their catapult works, this time launching the ball into Alan's apple basket. Louie then calls Elmo in for lunch. As Elmo leaves, Chris greets the others from his apartment window above Hooper's Store. Chris is resting his ankle, having fallen and sprained it. Alan volunteers to make him lunch and suggests that the girls can deliver it to his apartment.


SCENE 1 (cont'd) Alan brings Chris's lunch (a turkey and cheese sandwich with a side of dill pickle) in a paper bag. The girls are about to walk up to the apartment when Zoe proposes that they engineer a new way to deliver Chris's lunch instead; even though Chris is hungry and not crazy about the idea. They consider using the catapult but want to avoid a potentially messy result. They then notice Chris's laundry line and think the rope and pulley can be used to pull up the lunch to his window. However, the laundry rope goes sideways rather than up and down, so Chris offers to untie and drop the rope so it can be pulled vertically. Seeing nothing to attach the bag to, the girls recite their problem-solving motto and determine that one end of the rope can be tied around the bag.


SCENE 1 (cont'd) As Rosita pulls up the lunch bag, it slips off the rope and falls. Zoe becomes hysterical, fearing that Chris won't have anything to eat but his shoe, but Rosita helps her calm down. After more brainstorming, Gabrielle gets the idea to put the bag in one of the cardboard boxes nearby and tie the rope around that.


SCENE 1 (cont'd) Rosita pulls the rope again, but the box starts to tip and falls over. The girls are about to give up, but Chris encourages them to keep using their engineering skills. Zoe wonders if they can use something "less tippy." Alan returns with his apple basket (having made some pies for Mrs. Crustworthy), which they suspect is exactly what they're looking for. They put the bag in the basket, tie its handle to the rope, pull it once more, and successfully deliver Chris his lunch (plus four apples Alan had leftover).
Insert I Wonder, What If, Let's Try
Engineers Jaba and Starmya have devised a pulley system to help give their toy dog a treat.

Muppets Elmo and friends sing and clap as they find out the letter of the day - E.
(First: Episode 5020)
Film E is for Engineer: Two kids help their grandpa build a wooden bridge so they can cross a stream without getting wet.
Muppets Elmo and Big Bird hear the sounds of the Foodie Truck approaching...
(First: Episode 5104)

Muppets Cookie Monster's Foodie Truck
Ashish's sister Avni loves to build with blocks and wants to eat a block-shaped food. Gonger decides to serve tofu baked with vegetables. Cookie Monster checks the ingredients and tests the tofu to see, smell, and taste if it's the real thing, which means they have to travel to the tofu factory to get more.
Muppets Elmo and Abby pose as astronauts and sing about finding the number of the day by counting Martians. Today, there are 11.
(First: Episode 5016)

Cartoon Elmo & Tango's Mysterious Mysteries
Elmo and Tango try to arrange the pieces of a mystery present from Elmo's nana.
SCENE 2 Rosita, Zoe, and Gabrielle recap their engineering endeavor and say goodbye.

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