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Episode 4162

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Sesame Street
Plot Telly's New Shoes
Air date August 12, 2008
Season Season 39 (2008)
Sponsors S, 10
Releases The Letter Quest


Picture Segment Description
What's the Word on the Street?: Pirouette

While a hungry customer wonders whether to have the soup or the salad, Chris welcomes the viewer to Sesame Street, and is about to eat a salad of his own, when Abby Cadabby poofs into view, causing the salad to fly out of his hands and land on the customer's head. Abby shows Chris her new shoes that she got from the Shoe Fairy - shoes are special to her because fairies don't usually wear shoes. However, Abby is surprised when Telly shows up wearing no shoes at all (unlike Chris and the viewer). She tells him to make a "shoe wish" so the Fairy Shoeperson will come and give him his first pair of shoes. Telly accidentally does so, and the Fairy Shoeperson (Neil Patrick Harris) poofs onto the scene.

When asked what kind of shoes he has, the Shoeperson breaks into song (and dance) as he magically puts all kinds of shoes on everyone on Sesame Street (whether or not they need them).
This portion of the street scene can been seen on and Sesame Street: 40 Years of Sunny Days.

One the song is finished, Telly suggests that the Shoeperson surprise him with any shoe at all. He blows his shoe horn, and the first pair Telly gets on his feet is a pair of running shoes, which help Telly run, but not stop. Thus, the Shoeperson gives him some ballet shoes, which make him pirouette out of control.

The Shoeperson, getting more and more impatient, once again blows his horn and gives Telly a pair of sensible-looking shoes ... which lift him higher and higher (elevator shoes!). Telly certainly doesn't need the kind of shoes he can't balance on. The Shoeperson, fed up, disappears, and Telly once again has no shoes. But that's okay for him - he explains to Abby that he, like all other monsters, can function perfectly without shoes. They start playing a game of tag, and Chris remarks, "Well, I guess it's true what they say - if the shoe fits, wear it. And if it don't ... don't."
Mr. Shoe, a beat poet, recites a poem about shoes over a film of kids having fun with them.
Muppets / Celebrity
Grover demonstrates a pirouette, with the help of Lorena and Lorna Feijóo.
Zoe narrates an animation of a ballet painting by Edgar Degas.
(EKA: Episode 4140)
Gabi reveals the letter of the day, S, by showing what she wears on her feet: a sneaker, a sandal, and socks.
"S, You're The Best"
(EKA: Episode 3720)
Seymour the snail presents himself.
(EKA: Episode 3756)

Murray Has a Little Lamb
Murray's lamb, Ovejita, leads Murray to another escuela (school) using the clues of una gallina (chicken), un cerdo (a pig), y una vaca (a cow). The school turns out to be farm school, where kids learn how to be veterinarians (people who take care of plants and animals).
A cartoon pig sings Bein' a Pig. (featuring Joe Raposo vocal track)
(EKA: Episode 4027)
Gabi counts her toes to display the number of the day, 10.
Animal Department Store: 1-10
(EKA: Episode 2783)
Muppet & Kid Moments: Samara and the Count count to 10 in sign language. (introduction included)
(First: Episode 4106)
Muscles and bones help people move and jump.
(First: Episode 4088)
The Spanish Word of the Day: zapato
Professor Grover tries to teach the kids where to wear a zapato (a shoe).
(First: Episode 3989)
Muppets / Animation
Thomas Twiddlebug is missing a showshoe (a paper clip), and tries to find it. However, Tina uses the paper clip as a music stand, and Timmy uses it as a backscratcher, and Tessie uses it to mix her batter for a cake. When everything is back to normal, Thomas prepares to go out, only to find that it's a nice sunny summer day.
(First: Episode 4153)
"Exploring in Your Closet"
(EKA: Episode 3132)
Black and white clothes arrange themselves in different ways, and finally end up on a boy and a girl.
Elmo's World: Getting Dressed
(EKA: Episode 4027)
Gabi displays the sponsors on her shoes, and signs off.



  1. Mazzarino, Joe Tough Pigs interview with Joey Mazzarino

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