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Sesame Street
Plot Elmo, Baby Bear and Telly put on a play
Air date January 15, 2001
Season Season 32 (2001)
Sponsors S, 7
Syndication PBS Sprout
Releases

3926

Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1
Maria welcomes the viewer to Sesame Street, and displays what she has just found: the magic wand and wings that Gabi wore when she played the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella.
SCENE 1
cont'd
When Elmo, Baby Bear and Telly see the wings, they become inspired to put on their own play, and run off to find some inspiration.
Song
"Dressed Up" (remake)
(EKA: Episode 3427)

Muppets
A rooster comedian is yanked off stage, and vaudeville team Big Bird and Snuffy introduce the letter of the day ...
(EKA: Episode 3885)
Film
Kids hold an S and a square
(EKA: Episode 3314)
Cartoon
S for Snail (new music added)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 2365)
Animation
S for shadow, soccer balls, sand, and slide
(EKA: Episode 3723)
Cartoon
A girl explains why she likes the poet Grubby Gru.
Artist: Mo Willems
(EKA: Episode 3280)
SCENE 2
The gang has a hard time coming up with a coherent story for their play -- Baby Bear wants to be a porridge-loving football player, Elmo wants to be a prince, and Telly a triangle-loving monster. Miles, who remembers playing the Big Bad Wolf in a grade-school production of The Three Little Pigs, intervenes, and suggests they cooperate and put all their ideas into one story. They immediately start brainstorming ...
Film
Cooperation: A girl gets a coconut handed down to her from a tree, by people on different-size stilts.
(EKA: Episode 3525)

Muppets
A magician attempts a suspension act, which fails. Big Bird and Snuffy then come out to introduce the number of the day ...
(EKA: Episode 3871)
Cartoon
7 rabbits
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(EKA: Episode 3426)
Film
Seven kids dance on a playground to the same beat.
(EKA: Episode 3844)
Cartoon
7 owls
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(EKA: Episode 2558)
SCENE 3
By now, the furry gang thinks they've got the perfect story for their play - but they need someone to play a wolf. Stinky suggests that they could all be wolf brothers, and in return, they ask for him to be in the play as the "wolf warner" who warns when the wolves are coming (his line: "Hark! I hear some wolves!"). They start to practice the play, but Stinky says his line off-cue.
Animation
A girl likes to pretend she's an astronaut.
(EKA: Episode 2956)
Muppets
The rooster comedian bombs again, so Big Bird and Snuffy introduce an alphabet segment ...
(EKA: Episode 3909)
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Jordan sings the alphabet for Grover.
(EKA: Episode 3563)
Film / Animation
A class makes up a story about going to the zoo, which is told through animation based on the kids' drawings.
(EKA: Episode 3447)
SCENE 4
The gang continues to practice the play, but when Stinky is cued, he forgets his line. They try to help him by howling like wolves, but he keeps guessing the wrong animal. Finally, they tell him to keep practicing while they tell everyone on the block about the upcoming play.
Film
S is for SPLASH!
(EKA: Episode 3723)
Cartoon
The letter S grows on a vine.
(EKA: Episode 3720)
Film
Kids reminisce about things they did for the first time.
SCENE 5
Stinky still can't remember his line, but luckily, the viewer helps him out. Now he knows his line!
Cartoon
A girl practices to roller skate over many days.
(EKA: Episode 3608)

Muppets
An operatic bird attempts to sing "Largo al factotum," but once again, the stage belongs to Big Bird and Snuffy, who feel a song coming on ...
(EKA: Episode 3885)
Song
Leon Redbone sings "Have You Ever."
(EKA: Episode 3274)

SCENE 6
Maria designs a flyer for the gang on her computer, and prints out ten copies, which they count.

Muppets
Shecky the penguin makes his final bird call on a cellphone. When he's done, Big Bird and Snuffy come out again, this time to re-introduce the number of the day ...
Cartoon
Rap #7
(EKA: Episode 2506)
Film
Milo Counting: 7
(EKA: Episode 3704)
Insert
None, some and all of the dancers dance as Big Bird narrates.
(EKA: Episode 3427)
Cartoon
"You know what it's like to be scared?" (new sound effects added)
(EKA: Episode 0597)
SCENE 7
The show is ready to go on ... but Stinky experiences stage fright at first. The gang talks him back into his confidence, and the show goes on!
In their story, the three main characters live with their mother (Telly), who tells them to go out and build their own homes. The bear builds his house out of straw, the monster builds his out of sticks, and Elmo uses bricks for his house.

SCENE 7
cont'd
When it's time for Stinky to say his line, he hyperventilates at first, then weakly says his line, and everyone applauds him. He likes the attention so much that he repeats his line several times throughout the play.
Back in the story, the wolf brothers blow the three houses down, and two of the houses go down, except for the brick one.
SCENE 7
cont'd
Even after the play ends, Stinky can't stop saying his line, because everyone applauds every time he says it.
Muppets
Elmo's World: Bugs
(First: Episode 3917)
SCENE 8
The gang announces the sponsors, and joins Stinky in saying "Hark! I hear some wo-l-ves-ah!"


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