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Sesame Street
Plot Simon Says
Air date September 20, 2013
Season Season 44 (2013-2014)
Sponsors Z, 15, "Yoga school"
Releases Play All Day with Elmo


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

Kids, monsters and sheep of all kinds are preparing for the local "Simon Says Competition." Telly welcomes the viewer and introduces the representative from Sesame Street: Elmo! Elmo and Chris explain he can't participate; the game's only for kids between 4 and 10 (Elmo's only three and a half). Telly's old enough and they suggest he play, but he declines, claiming he's not good at it. Chris leads them in a practice game and Telly loses quickly. He doesn't understand the point of the game; "It's not like Simon is a real person we have to listen to, right?"

SCENE cont'd
Suddenly, Philip appears, introducing the man everybody listens to, Simon (Peter Dinklage)! Telly asks him why everyone must do what he says, and Simon sings a song about how ever since he was young, people have just done "Whatever Simon Says." Philip, sick of living in his brother's shadow, constantly mutters remarks against him. Telly still isn't sure he'll compete, until Simon uses his Jedi-like powers of persuasion to get him to play.


SCENE cont'd
Telly has one of his patented freak-outs over failing and letting everyone. Simon doesn't see how he can play with all the worry within him and sings his song again, telling him to relax. Telly does some relaxing breaths and Chris starts another practice game. Telly loses again, but does make it further than before. Simon sings his song once more, telling him to pay attention and listen for the words "Simon Says." The game's set to the start and Simon leaves Telly with the key to winning: relax, listen and think.


SCENE cont'd
Philip introduces Simon and the games begin. As the game progresses, Telly successfully makes it through, ending up in the final three. As a little lamb messes up, it's just Telly and a girl. Simon tells them to wish each other good luck, only since he didn't say "Simon Says," the girl who wishes it on Telly is disqualified. Telly wins! Everyone gathers around him to celebrate and Simon makes an announcement: next year, instead of "Simon Says," the competition will be "Philip Says." Philip makes a ludicrous command, "Balance a rhinoceros on your nose!" Everyone shoots him strange looks and Simon assures him they have a year to work on it.
Muppets / Celebrity
Lena Headey talks about the word relax with an energetic Murray.
"Quiet or Loud"
(First: Episode 4308)

Before Abby's Flying Fairy School lands, Murray will take us to school. Before we leave, he explains the appropriate times when you should be quiet and loud. With the lesson out the way, Ovejita leads him to another school, this time it's yoga school!
A man paints a Z word on his hand - zebra.
(First: Episode 4325)
Elmo sings the Z sound in "Z - Zebra Song." (first half only)
(First: Episode 4238)
Murray and Jordan introduce Abby's Flying Fairy School.
(First: Episode 4305)


Muppets / Animation
Abby's Flying Fairy School
In class today, the students will be using their senses to study the water in their water table. Blogg would rather study his sludge balls instead. He takes his sludge balls tot he table and they fall in, mucking up the water. To retrieve them, they turn into fish and dive into the table, which contains a whole ocean. The scout the ocean floor, using their five senses to locate each of Blogg's 6 sludge balls, having run ins with a juggling octopus and an electric eel. The water becomes clean and the students exit the water, and send Mrs. Sparklenose into the pile of sludge balls.
(First: Episode 4275)
Before "Cookie's Crumby Pictures" comes on, Murray talks with teacher Shari about yoga. He attempts a leg-lifting pose, but falls over. He needs time to practice, right after this...
Fifteen trucks are counted. They then make a large 15.
Artist: Joey Ahlbum
(First: Episode 4238)
Murray and Maylon introduce "Cookie's Crumby Pictures."


Cookie's Crumby Pictures presents The Biscotti Kid. (Rated SR: For School Readiness)
Mr. MiCookie attempts to teach Cookie Monster the ancient art of "Biscotti Karate." He tells his pupil to listen with his whole body ("Eyes watch, ears listen, voice quiet, body calm.") as he demonstrates ("Snacks on, snacks off!"). Cookie has a hard time paying attention, finding himself focusing on the black-and-white cookie belt instead. As he fails his attempts, he is tangled in the arms of The Karate Squid. Cookie is soon able to listen with his whole body, making him able to perform Biscotti Karate and earning him the cookie belt (which he then consumes).

"Elmo the Musical" is next, but now it's time for the yoga lesson. Shari shows them the poses they follow. Murray struggles with the "Warrior Three" pose, but by relaxing and focusing, he's able to do it!

Sons of Poetry
Mr. Browning needs a rhyme for the end of his love poem (rhyming with "blue"). His lover, Ms. Barrett tries to point out it's "you" (meaning her), when suddenly, the Sons of Poetry disrupt their quiet scene with their rambunctious motorcycles. They come up with some rhymes, including "shoe" and "moo," until they suggest "stew." Mr. Browning accepts it, loving stew. Ms. Barrett, offended, rides off with the Sons.
Murray and Austin introduce "Elmo the Musical."
(First: Episode 4305)


Elmo the Musical: Circus the Musical
In today's musical, Elmo plays a "monster with a dream" of joining the circus. At the bigtop, the ringmaster tells him he needs an act before he can join, which Elmo doesn't have yet. The first act, The Great In-Betweeni can't go on (he's stuck between a rock and a hard thing), so Elmo goes on his place. He takes a leap from the trampoline to land between two cacti, but lands on top of instead. A performing chicken does the act perfectly. The next act, High-Walking Heidi, also cancels, having stubbed her toe. Elmo tries his best to walk on the high wire, but sneezes and falls down to the low wire. The chicken again performs the act with ease. The big finale is Zowie-Zown the Upside-Down Clown, who immediately quits when he hears he's been accepted to law school. Elmo tries to do his act and fails to stay upside-down; he decides to give up on his dream. The chicken convinces him to "Keep on Cluckin'" and not give up. Elmo tries again and does a perfect hand-stand, and the crowd goes wild! (truncated theme song)
(First: Episode 4308)
Murray announces the sponsors while doing some more yoga.

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