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Sesame Street
Sesame Street Song Day
Air date January 18, 2024
Season Season 54 (2023-2024)
Sponsors S, 6


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Rosita introduces today's theme of español, which confuses Grover, who didn't know the Spanish name for the language. Elmo teaches him, and Grover "teaches" Elmo the same knowledge seconds later.
SCENE 1 Ernie, Bert, Louie, and Telly perform a barbershop version of "Rubber Duckie." Stage manager Elmo tells the viewer that today is "Song Day," and informs the quartet that they'll be performing first, sending them in a frenzy to get ready.

SCENE 1 cont'd Elmo meets up with Mia and invites her to join Nina, Rosita, and Lalo, who are practicing "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes" in Spanish ("Cabeza, Hombros, Rodillas y Pies"). Elmo then leaves to help Ernie find a straw hat and bowtie for Rubber Duckie. As the group practices, Mia admits she's still learning Spanish, and doesn't know the Spanish words for eyes, ears, mouth, and nose. To help her out, Nina tells her the Spanish words one at a time. Mia thinks she's got it, but messes up when they sing the full song. She expresses frustration, especially because of how important the language is to her family. Nina assures her niece that she's special no matter how much Spanish she can speak.

SCENE 1 cont'd Later, after Cookie Monster and Hoots' performance of "C Is for Cookie," it's Mia, Nina, and Rosita's turn to perform for Song Day. Mia remembers the words and sings the song perfectly to the delight of the crowd.
Insert Celebrating Me, Celebrating You, Celebrating Us!
Carlos helps Aaliyah, who is still learning Spanish, sing "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes" in Spanish.

Muppets Elmo and friends sing and clap as they find out the letter of the day - S.
(First: Episode 5007)
Muppets Big Bird and his cousin Abelardo from Mexico sing the alphabet in Spanish together.
(First: Episode 5025)
SCENE 2 Rosita spies with her little eye una bicicleta, flores, and un amigo. Elmo correctly identifies what she sees. Their game is interrupted by the Foodie Truck...

Muppets Cookie Monster's Foodie Truck
To celebrate his Ecuadorian culture, Guillermo orders black bean and cheese arepas for him and his family. Cookie Monster gets all the ingredients, including a beanie hat. Gonger informs him that black beans and beanies are not the same thing, and that real black beans are at the bean farm...
(First: Episode 5314)
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)
Nature Explorers Title Card

Cartoon Sesame Street Nature Explorers
Grandma Nell's singing of "La pequeña ardilla" (a song about a four-legged animal with a fluffy tail that likes to play in trees) inspires Elmo, Gabrielle, and Tango to learn what exactly an ardilla is. The three wonder if a turtle and a rabbit are ardillas, but rule both creatures out with the song's lyrics. They then realize that a squirrel has four legs and a fluffy tail and plays in trees. Rosita arrives with her guitar and sings with them about squirrels.
SCENE 3 Mia thanks Elmo for his compliment, so Rosita teaches Elmo how to say "you're welcome" in Spanish.


  • Herry and Felix appear in the audience for Song Day. Dave appears in animated form when Mia explains that she still is learning Spanish.


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