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Sesame Street
Tamir Learns Tagalog
Air date May 16, 2024
Season Season 54 (2023-2024)
Sponsors K, 2


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Grover tries introducing today's theme of kindness, while Elmo acts kind toward him, making him lose his train of thought.
(First: Episode 4702)
SCENE 1 By Hooper's Store, Tamir discusses his favorite comic books with Rosita and Elmo. All the books were drawn by Bobby Manalo (Eugene Cordero), Tamir's favorite artist who is coming to Sesame Street to meet fans and sign books. Rosita leaves to tell her comic-book-loving abuela, Elmo leaves to tell his daddy.
SCENE 1 cont'd TJ arrives and discusses his excitement to meet Manalo with Tamir and Chris. TJ mentions that Manalo is Filipino, just like him. The three then decide to make a gift for Manalo to make him feel more welcome. TJ says he wishes he could draw comic books so he could make Manalo one, but Tamir shares that he can draw comic books and offers to work together on one...

SCENE 1 cont'd TJ, having never rescued anyone and not having laser eyes, doesn't know what to write his book about, but Tamir suggests writing it about things he likes to do on Sesame Street. TJ shares that he likes to work in the community garden with his lola ("grandma" in Tagalog). Cookie Monster joins their conversation and shares that he knows the Tagalog word for "cookie" ("biskwit") and... that's it ("In fact, me know how to say 'cookie' in twenty-seven different languages!"). When Cookie leaves, Tamir and TJ finish their comic book, and they share it with Chris...
SCENE 1 cont'd It starts with TJ and his lola growing vegetables and samapguita (a special flower in the Philippines, a type of jasmine) in the community garden. When the two are about to finish gardening, his lola realizes that one of her gloves is missing. TJ uses his "really, really good seeing" powers to find the glove. The glove has vanished, but TJ activates his "really, really good remembering" superpower and remembers when he and his lola were having merienda (a Tagalog word for "snack") a few minutes prior. He remembers both gloves being on the table, which is where the two find the other glove.
SCENE 1 cont'd The three all love it. TJ thanks Tamir for his help, then Tamir requests help from TJ. Per request, TJ teaches Tamir the Tagalog words "Kumusta" (a really kind way to say hi) and "salamat" ("thank you"). Tamir practices saying these words so he can say them to Manalo.


SCENE 1 cont'd At the meet-and-greet, Tamir is nervous, worrying he'll make a mistake and considers abandoning his plan to speak Tagalog. Chris and Elmo comfort him, and Chris tells Tamir that the important thing is that he tried his best to speak another language. Tamir then walks up to Manalo, and the two exchange Kumustas. Tamir explains that he wanted to speak Tagalog to make Manalo feel welcome, and Manalo is impressed and thanks Tamir. TJ then arrives to show Manalo their comic book. Manalo then offers to sign some comic books, and the two ask him to sign quite a few ("We had such a hard time choosing").
Insert Celebrating Me, Celebrating You, Celebrating Us!
Gordon and Sophie practice saying "welcome" in German ("willkommen").

Muppets Elmo and friends sing and clap as they find out the letter of the day - K.
(First: Episode 5222)
Film K Is for Kindness: A girl talks about ways one can be kind to others, animals, and the Earth.
(First: Episode 5032)
5222 02
Insert Elmo and Abby think of different ways to be kind, including planting flowers and recycling. They then hear the sounds of a familiar food truck...
(First: Episode 5222)

Muppets Cookie Monster's Foodie Truck
On a hot day, a boy wants to do something kind for his friends and orders some refreshing fruit smoothies. Cookie Monster and Gonger have all they need, except for milk, so they drive to the farm and factory to see the process of making milk.
(First: Episode 4828)
Muppets Elmo and Abby pose as astronauts and sing about finding the number of the day by counting Martians. Today, there are 2.
(First: Episode 5013)
Cartoon Charlie and Lily be kind by planting two flowers, bringing inside two grocery bags, and giving two cookies to their new neighbor.
Cartoon Two friends count twos on their way to the park.
(First: Episode 5013)
Nature Explorers Title Card

Cartoon Sesame Street Nature Explorers
Today is a beautiful day (much to Oscar's dismay), and Elmo, Tango, and Gabrielle spot a worm on the pavement that doesn't look very happy. Grandma Nell explains that worms like places with moist soil and shade, so they move the worm to the garden. Gabrielle and Elmo wonder about other ways to be kind to the worm. They notice that the soil in the garden is somewhat dry, so they pour some water in, being sure not to pour too much. Realizing how hot it is, Elmo props up a leaf to give the worm some shade. To find more ways to be kind, the two ask Oscar, who keeps yelling at them to scram. The two continue asking him for help, but Oscar reveals he was helping them; once the worm has everything it needs, leave it alone.
SCENE 2 TJ teaches Elmo and Tamir the Tagalog word for "goodbye": "babay."


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