|Plot||Elmo and the Bookaneers (repeat of 4135)|
|Air date|| July 2, 2016 (HBO)|
March 27, 2017 (PBS)
|Season||Season 46 (2016)|
| ||Grover introduces today's theme of books with a large, heavy stack of books.|
| || ||Elmo and Alan are reading in Hooper's Store, when they both hear a boat, then see it (includes a rare appearance of Sesame Street) and the storefront is boarded by a group of Bookaneers. An Anything Muppet and a salty dog are led by their pirate captain, played by guest star Tina Fey. They demand that Elmo hand over his book, but Elmo explains that he loves to read. The pirates invite Elmo to become a Bookaneer, but he must first pass a series of tests.|
| || ||After pointing out three words that start with F while dancing a jig, and saying the alphabet with a squid, the Bookaneers set Elmo on a quest with a treasure map.|
| || ||Alan, Elmo, and the Bookaneers use the map to make them locate themselves at the Fix-It Shop. The map says to count eight more steps until seeing the surprise. After counting eight paces, the pirates find themselves at the library. Their treasure is the pages and pages found in the books that fill the library shelves.|
| || Elmo and the gang introduce the letter of the day, B, with a song and dance.|
(First: Episode 4524)
New audio is added at the end, with Elmo stating "B" is for "book."
| ||Pharrell Williams sings "B is for Book."|
| || Smart Cookies: Making Whoopie in the Library|
The Smart Cookies arrive at the local library, where the librarian asks them to keep the Crumb from disturbing the silence. Sure enough, the Crumb makes his way inside and unleashes his whoopie pie, which causes havoc all over the building. Miss Fortune tells them they need something with strings to stop it, so Cookie Monster fetches a puppet and a yo-yo. He finally realizes it's a net and catches the whoopie pie. The librarian is relieved that peace has been restored, until the Smart Cookies create a large racket by chasing the Crumb around the room.
| || Count von Count and friends sing and stomp to find the number of the day - 1.|
(First: Episode 4525)
| || A girl talks about the number 1.|
(First: Episode 4423)
| || Elmo's World: Books (HD re-edit)|
(First: Episode 3817)
- The street story, originally shown in 4:3 aspect ratio, has been cropped and upscaled to 16:9 for this airing.
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