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Sesame Street
Plot Oscar’s Clean Tuxedo
Air date January 14, 2015
Season Season 45 (2014-2015)
Sponsors X, 3


Picture Segment Description
What's the Word on the Street?: Pattern
Elmo helps Leela at the Laundromat, when Oscar enters, requesting his tuxedo. Grouches have their clothes dampened and grimed at laundromats, he claims. Leela returns with bad news: there was a mix-up and she has his tuxedo jacket completely cleaned. Oscar storms out, upset.
SCENE cont'd
Oscar mopes at Hooper's Store, where Leela and Elmo come to apologize. Oscar explains he had the three yuckiest stains of his life on that jacket and tells them (and Chris) how they got there...
SCENE cont'd
The first stain happened in high school. A young, nerdy Oscar dances with his date, Trashini, at the Enchantment Under the Sewers Dance. He requests some mud pie and the waiter slops it on his jacket, leaving a triangle-shaped stain.
SCENE cont'd
The second stain came from Oscar's days as a stand-up comic. At the "Yuckles" night club, Oscar's act is cut short when the audience hurls tomatoes and rotten eggs at him, leaving a pattern of the foods on his sleeve.
SCENE cont'd
The third and final stain came on his wedding day. Oscar and Grundgetta stand before the altar, with Grundgetta holding the anchovy sauce-covered onion rings. Grundgetta ditches him at the altar instead and plops the onion rings on his jacket, leaving a big, bigger and biggest stain.
SCENE cont'd
Oscar finishes his stories, then storms out of the store. Elmo thinks they can recreate the stains, since he's remembered all the ones Oscar described. The others agree, but they need someone to wear the jacket as they apply the stains. Unfortunately for her, Leela seems to be the only one it'll fit.
SCENE cont'd
First, they decide to apply the triangle stain. Chris has a mud pie, but it's square-shaped. He cuts it in half, forming two triangles. Chris plops it onto the jacket, leaving a perfect triangle stain. He's ready to make another mess.
SCENE cont'd
Next, Chris and Elmo prepare to pelt Leela with rotten eggs and tomatoes, but she points out there was a pattern to them. Elmo recites it as Chris throws the items at the jacket.
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Finally, Chris prepares some onion rings and stains the jacket with them. With the jacket complete, they head over to Oscar's.
SCENE cont'd
The gang presents Oscar with the re-stained jacket and he's amazed. Bert rides by on his bike, knocking the jacket down and adding a tire stain to it. This pleases Oscar even more and he quietly thanks them for helping. He tells them to scram as he adds his own stains to the jacket inside his can.
Muppets / Celebrity
Elmo and Craig Robinson show a fruit and vegetable pattern. One is missing, so Craig substitutes as a broccoli.
A girl goes to the store to buy a loaf of bread, container of milk and a stick of butter.
(First: Episode 4303)
"Cookie's Crumby Pictures" is next, but first, Murray plays a game of "Guess What's Next" using balls of different sizes.
(First: Episode 4420)


Cookie's Crumby Pictures presents The Hungry Games: Catching Fur (Rated G: For Games)
Cookie Monster plays "Cookie-ness Evereat," who's back to playing another round of the Hungry Games with his friends and Pita (the literal bread). They find some monkeys and in order to get rid of them, they need to solve a fruit pattern. They then find some tickling fog and need to solve another food pattern. Cookie-ness discovers the pattern is now about shapes and instead of putting Pita down for one, they use a clock. Cookie-ness is glad that she never has to play the games again, until Finicky tells him that they're making a third movie...
(First: Episode 4414)
Two groups of creatures create a rhythm by lining up in a pattern on top of a keyboard.
(First: Episode 4170)

Elmo and the gang introduce the letter of the day, X, with a song and dance.
Cookie Monster sings about the X sound in the word "X-ray."
(First: Episode 4206)
"X Salute" - Kids look for words that have Xs in them.
(First: Episode 4313)
Murray plays another round of "Guess What's Next?" using some fruit.


Muppets / Animation
Abby's Flying Fairy School
Abby, Gonnigan and Blögg put their items in their cubbies, when they suddenly vanish, along with Mrs. Sparklenose's wand. They see a Cubby Creature inside, but can't catch him. They call on Spot, who shows them some patterns. They see the creature pops out of each colored cubby in a pattern and follow it to get into his lair. Once there, they find they have to guess his name to win their stuff back. They play "The Name Game", asking for clues as to what his name is. They get it right and the Cubby Creature has such a fun time, he reforms his ways and gives everything back. (re-orchestrated theme song)
(First: Episode 4214)
In the HBO version, this segment was replaced with "Blogg's Schulby".
OK Go sings about the "Three Primary Colors."
(First: Episode 4281)
Count von Count and friends sing and stomp to find the number of the day - 3.
(First: Episode 4511)
Counting three neon balls, rings and pins
(First: Episode 4511)
Muppets / Celebrity
Elmo and the Harlem Globetrotters show the number 3.
(First: Episode 4266)
Cowboy hat/ boot pattern
Artist: LAIKA House
(First: Episode 4183)
Grover introduces his monster friends - Bill (who's tall), Phil (who's taller) and Sally (the tallest). He starts a game of "Where Did the Tallest Monster Go?," asking the viewer for find which monster is tallest based on the color hat they're wearing.
"Elmo the Musical" is next, but first, Murray plays a round of "Guess What's Next?" He introduces a pattern of penguins and chickens.
(First: Episode 4413)


Elmo the Musical: Airplane the Musical
Elmo imagines himself as an airplane pilot who is hired by a penguin bride-to-be to fly her to the South Pole for her wedding at 11 o'clock (it being 7 o'clock now). As they take off, she realizes she needs a ring. They crash into a jewelry store, where the clerk states they have no rings left. His breakfast bagel is a shaped like a ring (a circle), so she buys that. Once in the sky, she now states she needs flowers and has them land in a flower shop. She needs 11 flowers, but the clerk offers 6 lilies and 5 roses, which Elmo adds to make 11. The penguin stops their flight once again to get some bridesmaids. Velvet places them on a farm, not knowing where else to find bridesmaids. The bride has three dresses to fit, so she turns away a pair of pigs. She finds three cows, who make perfect bridesmaids. The extra weight prevents them from taking off, so Elmo and the others flap their arms, which helps get the plane to the South Pole, just in time for her wedding! (truncated theme song)
(First: Episode 4307)
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Murray announces the sponsors.


  • This is the first speaking appearance of Grundgetta since Season 40.
  • In most PBS markets, this is the final episode to be aired in a 60-minute format. Beginning in November 2015, episodes were trimmed down to 30 minutes.

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