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Sesame Street
Plot Papa Bear Goes to Preschool
Air date March 30, 2015
Season Season 45 (2014-2015)
Sponsors V, 17


Picture Segment Description
What's the Word on the Street?: Greeting
Papa Bear joins Baby Bear as they reach the Storybook Community Pre-School, where Papa Bear will be a parent volunteer for the day. They meet Baby Bear's teacher, Ms. Goodwitch (Jane Krakowski), whom Papa Bear refers to as "Ms. G-Dubs" and greets with with a big bear hug. Baby Bear points out that's now how they greet people in school. They all go inside as class begins.

SCENE cont'd
Ms. Goodwich and the class welcome Papa Bear with their class welcome song. Next, it's time to talk about the weather. While the class raises their hands, Papa Bear boisterously tells the class to just shout out their answers, while plugging Baby Bear's skills. His son tries getting him to be quieter and Ms. Goodwitch explains how raising hands works. Baby Bear gets his turn, but Papa Bear shouts out his praise for him. The kids all head to the art tables to draw clouds and Papa Bear gives "Ms. G-Dubs" another bear hug.

SCENE cont'd
As Baby Bear draws his picture, Goldilocks takes his silver crayon and refuses to give it back. Papa Bear intervenes to solve the problem "the bear way": growling at her, making her run off crying. Ms. Goodwitch comes by to inform Papa Bear about what he did wrong and helps Baby Bear and Goldilocks see that taking turns is the solution. Papa Bear gives "Ms. G-Dubs" yet another bear hug for such a good idea.

SCENE cont'd
Papa Bear is instructed to help the kids with their snacks, so he begins ravenously devouring them (scavenging for food like a bear would). Baby Bear then learns Papa Bear doesn't know school rules because when he was young, bears didn't go to school; they learned everything from the woods. Ms. Goodwitch and the students sing to him, explaining how the woods and school are different ("There's No Growling in Preschool"). Papa Bear thinks he should leave, until they convince him to stay, assuring him he can learn the rules. Plus, they need somebody to read them their favorite story - "The Three Bears."
Muppets / Celebrity
Ed Sheeran and his furry friends sing about the "Two Different Worlds" we live in.
Muppets / Celebrity
Seth Meyers says different kinds of greetings, while Count von Count counts the different ways.

In a Sesame Street News Flash, reporter Murray Monster goes to school to get the inside scoop on "Secrets from School." He interviews student Zack, who explains some rules. Ovejita chimes in with a word - ¡Escuela! Murray reports more will follow after this...


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).
(First: Episode 4405)

Elmo and the gang introduce the letter of the day, V, with a song and dance.
Alphabet Pictures presents "V": A mime acts out playing the violin. (title card cut)
(First: Episode 4314)
Mr. Johnson has another run-in with Grover in the park. Grover is peddling the letter V and some V-word items, including an out-of-control vacuum that sucks up all the items, including Johnson's vest.
(First: Episode 4234)
Back at school, Murray interviews Hannah about making friends at school.


Muppets / Animation
Abby's Flying Fairy School
Today for Show & Tell, Abby brings in the enchanted apple from Snow White. During snack time, Blogg takes a bite and falls into an enchanted sleep. Gonnigan and Abby try to think of how they can wake him up, when Gonnigan remembers he wakes up to the sound of an alarm clock. They go through Mrs. Sparklenose's filling cabinet and find one, but it doesn't wake Blogg up. They call Spot, who shows them videos of mouths. Abby thinks they should kiss him, but when she tries, he stays asleep. Abby checks the Snow White story and finds they need a prince to wake him. She turns Gonnigan into a frog so she can kiss him and make him into a prince. Gonnigan kisses Blogg and he wakes up, and notices the apple and heads for it, with his fairy friends tackling him. (re-orchestrated theme song)
(First: Episode 4200)
Count von Count and friends sing and stomp to find the number of the day - 17.
Seventeen trucks are counted.
Artist: Joey Ahlbum
(First: Episode 4236)
Counting 17 mushrooms in the garden.
(First: Episode 4303)
Muppets / Celebrity
Grover makes sure no one disturbs Michelle Obama while she has her breakfast, but he quickly runs out of energy marching. She points out he needs breakfast to be healthy and have energy for the rest of the day. Grover heeds her advice and munches down some breakfast...hers.
Back at school, Murray interviews Aton, who advises Murray (and Ovejita) about some hygiene tips used at school.


Elmo the Musical: Karate Master the Musical
Elmo imagines himself as a karate master in an animal-populated village, where he is able to karate chop things into different shapes with a "Hop Hop, Chop Chop Chop." He lets a "young grasshopper" become his student. Soon, some villagers complain their various shapes have been ruined. The culprit is a being known as the Ooze, who destroys any shape he sees. Elmo and the Ooze meet at the octagon arena, where the Ooze wrecks all of Karate Master Elmo's shapes and even the arena. The Ooze tearfully sings that he hates shapes because he doesn't have one himself. Elmo chops up some shapes for the Ooze to go in, allowing him to be any shape he wants.
(First: Episode 4503)
Murray announces the sponsors.

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