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Super Grover 2.0 is Grover's second superhero identity, an upgrade to his popular Super Grover character. Super Grover 2.0 uses his superpowers of investigating, observing and reporting to solve problems and help others.

Super Grover 2.0 appears in a series of Sesame Street segments which debuted in Season 41.

The Super Grover 2.0 segments focus on the STEM curriculum (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).[1] Super Grover 2.0 is featured traveling the world investigating questions, observing facts and reporting on solutions to them.[2]

Super Grover 2.0 appeared as a guest on Good Morning America and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in September 2010 to promote Sesame Street. Sesamestreet.org and PBS Kids hosted "Super Grover 2.0 Week" from February 21 to February 25, airing episodes that contain the segment each day, while the website spotlighted various Super Grover 2.0 clips and games.

Jason Weber of the Jim Henson Company's New York office designed the new outfit.[3] The theme music was composed by Joseph Fiedler.

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He observes...He questions...He investigates. Super Grover 2.0. He shows up.


Season 41

Picture Title / First Appearance Description
SGPenguins01
Ice Block Party
Episode 4213
In Antarctica, a large block of ice is in the middle of the dance floor for a group of penguins. Super Grover 2.0 makes attempts to move it, soon resorting to smacking it with a golf club.


Online: Sesamestreet.org

SGCactus02
Sandlot Days
Episode 4217
In Monument Valley, Utah, a cactus' new ball starts deflating. Super Grover 2.0 tries to figure out what kind of ball the cactus can play with that won't leak out air.
SGBirds01
Nest Moving Day
Episode 4224
In Brooklyn, New York, Super Grover 2.0 must help a family of robins move a baby grand piano into their new nest.
SGChina01
Pretty Good Wall
Episode 4228
Super Grover 2.0 aids a chicken in getting over The "Pretty Good" Wall of China.
SGBoat01
Rocking Boat
Episode 4229
Super Grover 2.0 figures out how to balance a boat with a lamb and an elephant in it.
SGCow02
How Now Down Cow
Episode 4232
At a beauty parlor in a bustling metropolis, a lady cow can't get down the beauty salon stairs and Super Grover 2.0 must aid her.

Season 42

Picture Title / First Appearance Description
SGHorse01
The Cart Before the Horse
Episode 4257
In Country Road, Present Day, a horse tries to get a ride in the cart and Super Grover 2.0 must help him to move the cart.
SG2.0Song
"Super Grover 2.0"
Episode 4259
Jay Sean sings about Super Grover 2.0 and how he helps people and how the viewer can use the same skills to solve problems.
SGMouse
Wedge End is Up
Episode 4260
In Red Hook, New York, Super Grover 2.0 comes to the aid of a waiter mouse, who can't get through the kitchen door and serve his customer some cheese.


Video: Arts and Crafts Playdate

SGStarfish
The Lost Ring
Episode 4261
Super Grover 2.0 helps a starfish find her engagement ring.
SG-Pigs02
Up the Creek
Episode 4262
In a Louisiana swamp, two pigs' boat suddenly stops moving. Super Grover 2.0 blows their sail away and learns how to make the boat move without wind.
SG-Tree01
Attach to the Tree
Episode 4277
A squirrel can't keep his shelf attached to his tree. Super Grover 2.0 arrives with some solutions (such as a carrot and potato chip).

Season 43

Picture Title / First Appearance Description
SG-Lemonade01
Episode 4314 Super Grover 2.0 comes to the aid of some woodland animals, whose lemonade is frozen solid.
SG-Magnet
Episode 4323 Super Grover 2.0 helps find a sheep's knitting needle in a haystack with the use of a magnet.

Note: This segment premiered in Folge 2684 of the German co-production Sesamstrasse before it aired in the US.


Video: Arts and Crafts Playdate

Season 45

Picture Title / First Appearance Description
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Balancing Act Super Grover helps a ground of cheerleading chickens (and elephant) balance for their performance.
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Fruit Super Grover comes to the aid of a Parisian pineapple, who needs a way to keep their fruit models from sliding off the pedestal.
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Underwater Bowling Super Grover helps an octopus and shrimp find something for them to use as bowling pins that won't float away.
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Cross That Bridge Super Grover designs a bridge that a duckling can use to cross a stream without getting her party shoes wet.

Online Videos

Picture Title / Date Description
Supergrover2.0-observation
Observation
October 2010 (SSvideo)
Super Grover 2.0 addresses the audience from an office cubicle to remind them to unleash their powers of observation. He explains it as the using all your sense to explore the world around you. Having defined the term, he deems his work here as done. He crashes as he leaps to fly away; his power of observation tells him there's a ceiling in his way.
Supergrover2.0-questioning
Questioning
October 2010 (SSvideo)
Super Grover 2.0 speaks to the listener from a city street to present one of his many super powers. In this case, it's the power of questioning, which he explains as asking questions when you do not know the answer. To demonstrate, he asks what tool he can use to move a large rock. He attempts to use his super strength, but upon failing, he asks if anyone has a backhoe or a forklift.
Supergrover2.0-investigation
Investigation
October 2010 (SSvideo)
Addressing the audience from a city block, Super Grover 2.0 unleashes the power of investigation. He explains that you can do this by making observations, forming questions and then doing experiments to find out answers to your problems or questions. For example, he observes that there is a stinky smell in the air. As he investigates, he discovers that it is his utility sock. Now that he has unleashed the power of investigation, he decides to unleash the power of some laundry detergent.
SG-Ramp
Super Tools: Ramp
September 2011
(SSvideo)
Super Grover 2.0 describes the power of ramps. A skateboarding snake finds the ups and downs of it.
SG-Wheels
Super Tools: Wheels
September 2011
(SSvideo)
The skateboarding snake helps show the power of wheels.
SG-Magnet
Super Tools: Magnet
September 2011
(SSvideo)
Super Grover 2.0 discovers the attractive power of a magnet.
SG-Springs
Super Tools: Spring
September 2011
(SSvideo)
The power of springs give Super Grover 2.0 a lift.

Appearances

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  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon - On September 24, 2010, Super Grover 2.0 crash landed on the show to discuss the 41st season of Sesame Street.
  • A walk-around version of Super Grover 2.0 appears at Sesame Place.
  • Super Grover 2.0 is the main focus of Spaghetti Space Chase, although here he is referred to as Super Grover. The walk-around made an appearance at the ride's grand opening ceremony.
  • The Super Grover 2.0 walk-around also appears at Beaches Resorts as part of the resort's Caribbean Adventures with Sesame Street program.

Sources

  1. The Kids TV Shows Blog "Super Grover Gets his Own Kids TV Show" August 3, 2010
  2. WorldScreen.com "Sesame Workshop to Present New Series" By Kristin Brzoznowski, August 3, 2010
  3. Ryan Dosier, "Interview with Sesame Street's Louis Henry Mitchell, Part 3", The Muppet Mindset blog, November 29, 2010.

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