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Episode 4038

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Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird writes a story.
Air date April 16, 2003
Season Season 34 (2003)
Sponsors G, 15
Syndication PBS Kids Sprout


Picture Segment Description

Big Bird writes a fairy tale about a penguin who can sing beautifully. The king (Alan) wishes to hear the penguin's beautiful song, and instructs his royal helpers (Telly Monster, Baby Bear, and Zoe) to bring the penguin to him. However, the penguin refuses to sing for an unknown reason. That's as far as Big Bird had gotten when everyone came to hear the story, so the others try to come up with endings for the story. Telly comes up with the idea that the royal tuba player plays a catchy tune on his tuba that makes the penguin want to sing along to. Baby Bear comes up with the idea that the royal porridge eater plays his bongo drums made from empty porridge containers that makes the penguin want to sing along to. Zoe comes up with the idea that the royal dancer dances to a catchy tune that makes the penguin want to sing along to. Unable to decide on which ending to use, Big Bird decides to combine all of their ideas, plus add a little idea of his own. The story ends with the royal tuba player playing his tuba, the royal porridge eater playing his porridge box bongo drums, the royal dancer dancing, and the royal la-laer (Big Bird) la-laing, thus tempting the penguin to sing along, which makes the king happy.
Wilma Wiggins makes the very best of a very silly situation by hiccoughing her way through an opera.
(EKA: Episode 2963)
Muppets / Celebrities
Garth Brooks and a band of cowboy hat-wearing monsters sing "Together We Make Music."
(EKA: Episode 3814)
The Number of The Day: 15
The Count sings as he tries to get to the number of the day, and a penguin presents him with a number 15.
(First: Episode 3995)
Abstract count to 15
(EKA: Episode 3008)
Big Bird finishes telling his story a second time, this time, with Gina and some kids listening. Zoe wonders if penguins like to dance as much as they do, so Gina leads the kids into a little song-and-dance routine called "Doin' the Penguin Dance".
Kids dance and exercise to the hip-hop tune "Get Outta Here."
Journey To Ernie: Barnyard
Big Bird looks for Ernie at a barnyard by asking questions to the animals there.
(First: Episode 4032)
Ernie sings "The Honker-Duckie-Dinger Jamboree."
(EKA: Episode 2773)

Global Grover: Alaska: Inuit words
Grover has returned from Alaska on a dog sled. He says that winter in Alaska is very cold and is called “ukiuq.” The live-action sequence is a song sung by an Inuit Alaskan girl. (EKA: Episode 2404) After the video, Grover announces that he is ready to go and rest, but his dog tells him that he wants to go back to Alaska immediately, and he pulls Grover back towards Alaska

Global Thingy
Lizard Thingy frightens a small bird while making funny faces and the others cheer him up
The Letter of the Day: "G"
Part 1: Cookie Monster discovers there is no cookie for him ("That funny--propman here usually hand it to me") until a giant one lands into his paws. Trying to sustain himself, he eats the giant cookie.
(First: Episode 4011)
"G, You're Great"
(EKA: Episode 3744)
The Letter of the Day: "G"
Part 2: After eating the giant cookie, Cookie Monster grows larger and starts naming G words like "gassy".
(First: Episode 4011)
G For Giggle
(EKA: Episode 0514)
The Spanish Word of the Day: libro
Professor Grover can't remember what a libro is, despite the fact that he's holding one.
(First: Episode 3990)
Elmo's World: Wild Animals
Big Bird announces the sponsors, while the penguin holds a really long note as the sponsors flash on the screen.

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