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Welcome to Israel

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Shalom Sesame
Release date October 5, 2010
Sponsors Yud, Resh, Shteim esre

Picture Segment Description

Anneliese welcomes the viewer, explaining she's taking her first trip to Israel, though her eagerness bothers a passenger beside her. She continues, saying she'll be visiting her old family friend, Shosana, at her home - Rechov Sumsum. Flight attendant Grover appears, taking her order of some falafel. He makes a speedy order, but his speediness causes him to trip and send the meal flying. The intercom announces their arrival in Israel...
A boy likes to make model airplanes in various forms.
Meanwhile, on Rechov Sumsum, Shonana leads everyone in a special party commemorating Anneliese's soon arrival.
SCENE 2 cont'd
Anneleise steps out of her taxi and finds Schlomo's Falafel Stand, where Grover is also working. He tries to prepare some for her, but finds they're all out. She invites him to Rechov Sumsum, where there's bound to be some. Grover senses a beautiful friendship blooming.
Ernie wants to know if Bert will still be his best friend if he has a fruit hat and jumps around saying rutabaga. Bert stops him and says that he will be his best friend no matter what. Ernie then decides that he won't do those things anymore. Instead he wants to have a fish on his head, dance and saying hippity hoppity.
Eilon, a Jewish boy, has a sleepover with his friend Noam.
Jerry Nelson sings "Moonshine."
Words beginning with the letter Yud
Anneleise and Grover arrive on Rechov Sumsum and are introduced the various residents, including Moishe Oofnik (who Grover recalls from Oscar's stories). Shoshana offers her something to eat and Grover thinks he owes Anneleise a falafel finally. He brings out the plate, but trips; she catches the falafle in her pita and they all gather around to celebrate.
An empty pita requests to be filled.
Zoe, in her Zoemobile, introduces the number of the day.
The Number of the Day: 12
A tap-dancing 12 shows up.
"Counting Stars by 3's"

A rooster comedian is yanked off stage, and Big Bird and Snuffy come back out to introduce the letter of the day...
Words beginning with the letter Resh
Visual representations of the Hebrew month of Av.
Talia gives Grover a tour of Jerusalem.
Kids talk about the city of Jerusalem.
Christina Applegate introduces a Hebrew word - "Shalom."
Muppets / Film
Postcard from Grover
Grover talks about Daliyat El-Carmel and the Druze village.
The sponsors are announced.

DVD Bonus

  • Grover's Video Player: "Thank You, Sorry, Please"

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