Sesame Street
Plot Super Grover's new cape
Air date April 15, 2003
Season Season 34 (2003)
Sponsors F, 8


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Grover asks Maria if his new Super Grover cape has been delivered yet; his current one is worn-out. She tells him it won't be delivered until Thursday. He catches wind of someone in distress, but his ratty cape helps him fly as far as the arbor. Big Bird, Zoe and other offer their help and give him some possible substitutes - Big Bird's bedsheet (which is too long) and Zoe's washcloth (too small). Zoe also has a towel that seems to fit size-wise, but it's too heavy to fly on its own. He hops on a chicken for a lift, who suggests he use a cannon instead.

SCENE 1 cont'd Grover has called upon the services of The Great Fentini, the Human Cannonball! He prepares to be blasted into the sky from his cannon, but the towel falls off in mid-flight, sending Grover plummeting back to the ground. Maria, fed up, gives a call to Marty's Cape City, who tells her the cape is ready now and it's sent via air mail (and drops with a parachute).
SCENE 1 cont'd Grover puts on his new cape with glee ("I love that new cape smell."). He thanks everyone who helped (even the Academy) and attempts to take off, but has some trouble. Everyone blows some air to help propel him into the sky, right where he belongs.
Film A Wegman dog sits on one end of a see-saw, while someone adds things to the other side.
Film Bill Irwin performs a dance called "Body Parts Cooperation," which is commented on by Biff and Roxie Marie.
(First: Episode 3624)
Muppets The Number of the Day: 8
Eight bats show up when The Count reveals that 8 is the number of the day.
(First: Episode 3989)
Film Ornate 8s stroll through a gate and pose in other remarkable places. (gate/plate/skate)
(EKA: Episode 3231)
SCENE 2 Super Grover appears to reiterate the number of the day - 8!
Cartoon An alien asks a boy for directions to the baseball diamond.
Artist: Bill Davis
(EKA: Episode 2061)
4037 Helping People
SCENE 3 Big Bird wants to be a superhero too, but thinks without a cape, he can't help anyone. Maria sings "Helping People" to convinces him otherwise.
Film A girl recites her poem, "If I Were."
(First: Episode 3813)
Muppets Journey to Ernie: Perfect Shape
Muppets Ernie's Show and Tell: Ben shows Ernie his weather map of the United States.
(First: Episode 3836)
Muppets Hero Guy
Baby Bear wants to have a Flying Adventure in the Sky with Hero Guy, but he can't fly by himself.
(First: Episode 3989)
Muppets The Letter of the Day: F
Cookie Monster plans to draw a picture of the letter cookie so that he can eat it yet still teach the letter thereof. He ends up eating both the cookie and the drawing, though!
(First: Episode 3997)
Cartoon The junkyard brings a F near an U, and N to spell out the word FUN.
SCENE 4 Super Grover swoops in once more to remind us of today's letter, F.
Film Alphaboy fans his father's feet with feathers.
(EKA: Episode 3524)
Muppets Spanish Word of the Day: flor
Maria smells different flowers, including Stinky the Stinkweed.
(First: Episode 3983)
Muppets Elmo's World: Firefighters
SCENE 5 Super Grover announces the sponsors and finds out his discarded cape now belongs to "Super Grouch" (Oscar), who uses it to fly (and crash) around his trash can.

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