Shalom Sesame
Air date March 20, 2011
Sponsors Hey, Mem, Arba
Shalom 7

Picture Segment Description


SCENE 1 Anneliese, Grover and Avigail are ready for the Passover seder at Shoshana's tonight. However, as she sets the seder plate, she finds she has no horseradish and the stores are all closed. They put their heads together and Avigail remembers Lemlem has a garden, so she might have some. They rush out to ask her.
Film Kids talk about Passover traditions.
Animation The Hebrew Calendar - the month of Nisan.
Film Items associated with a Passover seder.
Cartoon Words that start with Hay
SCENE 2 They find Lemlem working in her garden, but learn she gave the last of her horseradish to Moishe Oofnik. They run off, hoping to obtain it before he eats it.
Muppets The Number of the Day: 4
Four Honkers (including Mr. Honker) show up after learning that the number of the day is 4.
Animation Martin Robinson counts 4 flowers in an Austin Powers-type voiceover.
Muppets Grover, Zoe, Telly and Elmo are four friends, no matter how they're arranged.

SCENE 3 They find Moishe's can and ask him for his horseradish. But, being a Grouch, he refuses to help. Anneliese has an idea; she dresses up in her stinky cheese costume and fools Moishe into bringing it to a seder with her.
Film A girl in an Ethiopian family describes their Passover seder. She gets to ask the Four Questions and even finds the hidden afikoman.
Muppets The superhero Asking Elmo, helps Grover to figure out why his dog, who's tied to a tree, doesn't come when Grover tells it to.
Film Kids recite the Four Questions in song.
Cartoon Words beginning with Mem.
Celebrity Jake Gyllenhaal forgets where he hid his afikoman, until he discovers it in his shirt pocket.
Muppets "Les Matazarables": A family sings about looking for the hidden "Matzah in the House."
SCENE 4 Everyone is gathered for the seder. Moishe brings his horseradish and personally sits himself next to the stinky cheese, despite the fact that Anneliese is out of costume.
Film A girl explains the tradition of the Mimunah, the celebration after Passover.
Muppets Postcard from Grover
Grover describes the Sea of Galilee and the buildings surrounding it.
Closing The sponsors are announced.


  • This episode aired on many PBS stations during and around the week of Passover (April 18, 2011). The PBS airings add a cartoon segment from the video "Mitzvah on the Street."
  • This video is available for purchase in The iTunes Store.

DVD Bonus

  • Grover's Sing-A-Long: "Lez Matzarables"
  • Grover's Video Player: "Asking Elmo"

See also

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