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Episode 4163

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Sesame Street
Plot Sock Chaos at the Laundromat
Air date August 13, 2008
Season Season 39 (2008)
Sponsors K, 5
Syndication PBS Kids Sprout
Releases Netflix


Picture Segment Description
What's the Word on the Street?: Laundromat
At the new Sesame Street laundromat, Chris welcomes the viewer as he does his laundry. He says he loves the noises the washing machines make (singing a variation of "The Wheels on the Bus"), while an Anything Muppet lady disagrees with him.

He folds his clothes, then notices he's got one missing sock (all the rest of his socks are in pairs). He wonders where his sock went, when Abby Cadabby poofs into view. He shows her the one sock he has which is missing its match, and she proceeds to show him the trick she was going to show Elmo: her "Two Trick," which involves turning one thing into two. With a spell, a talking sock appears, but it doesn't look anything like Chris's striped sock - this one has polka dots and is pink.

The talking sock decides to take a dip in the "pool" (a washing machine), and Abby tries another trick, the "More Trick," which will make more socks. With more poofs, a Scottish-accented argyle sock appears, then a gym sock, then a baseball sock, and finally a baby sock. The five talking socks start running amok around the laundromat, confusing Chris. Elmo comes into the laundromat and joins Abby and the socks in doing the "Five Sock Conga."

The socks go looking for Chris's missing sock, when the lady comes back with that very sock (which somehow ended up in her laundry basket). Chris finally has all his laundry done, and is ready go home - but now the socks want to follow him home as they conga!
"(The name of the place is) the Laundromat"
(EKA: Episode 3159)
An orange sock looks for its match.
Artist: Expat Labs
Chris Brown and Elmo sing "See the Signs."
(First: Episode 4135)
This segment was removed from the Sprout and online versions. See below
"Alphabet Jungle"
(EKA: Episode 2879)

Big Bird and Snuffy host a nest sale. Rosita comes rushing in, looking for the letter of the day, K, and finds it in Big Bird's nest.
The letter K is built with construction equipment.
Artist: Expat Labs
Jaws spoof presenting the letter K.
(EKA: Episode 3425)

Muppets / Animation
Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures
Ernie and Bert are pirates, looking for treasure on the open sea. They come to an island, where a monkey steals their map, and they have to swap Bert's clothes to get it back. They find a happy face, and dig up a treasure chest full of socks, which Bert finds exciting, but Ernie doesn't. Their lifeboat has floated away from the shore, so they use the treasure chest as a floating device, and the socks as flags.
Rosita frantically searches for the number of the day (5), and finds it in Big Bird's nest.
Five waltzing chairs.
(EKA: Episode 3036)
5 of various things found in space including 5 spaceships on Mars.
(EKA: Episode 3698)

Murray Has a Little Lamb
Murray's lamb, Ovejita, leads him to another secret escuela with the clues of insectos (bugs), un sapo (a frog), y una lupa (a magnifying glass). The school turns out to be the Science and Nature program at the American Museum of Natural History, where kids learn about bugs, amphibians and reptiles. They also learn about camouflage, and go on a safari outside.
This segment was removed from the Sprout and online versions. See below
Sand creatures illustrate the song, "Sing," with vocals by Stephanie D'Abruzzo.
(First: Episode 3981)
Maria is trying to read but she is interrupted by Action Elephant who convinces her to kick her feet with him instead.
(First: Episode 4088)

Elmo's World: Feet
(First: Episode 4048)

Big Bird and Snuffy announce the sponsors, and celebrate the success of their nest sale with birdseed milkshakes.


Picture Segment Description
Big Bird is glad we are here because he wants to count today. He counts us and then him, which makes two. Then he counts his friends including Elmo, Telly, Rosita, Zoe, and four kids, adding up to ten.
This segment replaces "See the Signs" in the Sprout and online versions.


Global Grover: Grover returns from Poland with a pile of old clothes. In his film he explains the function and construction of scarecrows, and afterwards he creates a scarecrow of his own and dresses up as a crow to demonstrate its effects.
This segment replaces "Murray Has a Little Lamb" in the Sprout and online versions.


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