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Counting Booth (#4208H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Uh-Oh! The Count has to leave his Counting Booth and has no one to watch it while he is gone. Luckily, Elmo and Abby agree to become the official Counting Booth Counters while he is away. They immediately have their first visitors, the Three Little Pigs. They ask to be counted one by one to make sure they are all there. Next, Old McDonald brings his chickens to the Counting Booth. He wants them to be counted in pairs- the same way The Count counts them. But Elmo and Abby are hesitant; they have never counted by two before! Maria comes along and shows them how to count by groups of two. Suddenly, Baby Bear runs in to the counting booth holding ten boxes of crayons with five crayons in each. He explains that he doesn't know how many crayons he has all together. Elmo is nervous, he has never counted by fives, but with the help of Maria, Abby and Elmo they are able to count each box by five. Next, Snuffy and Big Bird can't figure out how many fingers all the birdkeeters have together. Elmo and Abby suggest counting by five, but Maria has a better suggestion. Why not count by ten? Elmo, Abby, Big Bird, and Snuffy count by ten all the way to eighty! Finally, Super Grover runs in. He needs a count down to fly off and save the world! With some help from Super Grover and a number line, Elmo and Abby are able to count down to one as Grover blasts off. The Count returns as Abby and Elmo share about their new counting abilities!

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The Ironing Monster (#4216H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Leela and Elmo are sorting laundry in the Laundromat when Grover stops by to have his Super Grover cape cleaned. Grover realizes that people all over the Laundromat need his help. Bert has soggy socks, Gina is out of fabric softener, and Cookie Monster has a stain. Without his cape, Grover decides that a new super hero must be born! Grover returns as Iron Monster, complete with a metal suit! Chris shows up asking Leela to break his dollar so he can do his laundry. Iron Monster misunderstands and wrestles with the dollar to "break" it. Leela comes back and explains that Chris just needs quarters- four quarters for each dollar. Gabi comes to the Laundromat with two mustard stains on her sweatshirt. Iron Monster tries to get rid of the stains by subtracting them, but adds five more stains instead! Leela shows Iron Monster how to subtract all of the stains with a stain remover as Elmo counts along. Finally, Iron Monster tries to solve Maria's problem by using static cling to find Maria's missing sock. After laundry goes flying everywhere, Leela suggests they check the missing sock box. They sort through different patterns and find the lost red and white striped sock. Finally, Grover's cape is ready. Before he flies off for his next adventure, Grover points out that Iron Monster is not needed anymore because the Laundromat already has a fantastic super hero, Leela. Elmo and Grover even name her, Iron Leela! THEME: Cognitive Reasoning L / 7

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The Flower Show (#4403H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Stinky is nervous that he won't bloom in time for the flower show. Maybe relaxing will help. Educational Objective: Self-Regulation

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Simon Says (#4405H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Telly has to practice paying attention, listening and controlling himself to prepare for a Simon Says Competition. Educational Objective: Self-Regulation (EF)

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Lights, Camera, Bert (#4425H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Ernie and Elmo help Bert tap into his imagination as he acts out different scenes for a movie. Educational Objective: Self-Regulation (EF)

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Goodbye Pacifier (#4264H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Curly Bear is unsure about giving up her binky, so Elmo tries to help. He remembers when he had a binky and how hard it was for him to say goodbye to it too. The first thing he tried was putting all his binkies in a box for Leela to give to her sister's new baby, but he missed his binkies so much that he searched around his room and found another one. Next, he tried exchanging his binky for a stuffed bunny at Hooper's Store, but that didn't work and he traded it back. Next, he tried leaving it for the binky fairy. Elmo put his binky under his pretend pillow, and Abby did her magic and turned the binky into a dollar bill, but then Elmo took that dollar and bought another binky with it! Baby Bear asks him how he finally gave up his binky, and Elmo explains that he had a talk with Gordon about being a big monster and trying to only use his binky sometimes until he finally wouldn't want it anymore. Then, they sang a song about saying goodbye to his binky, and at the end, Elmo was finally ready to give it up. After hearing the song, Curly Bear realizes that she is ready to say goodbye to her binky too, and hands it over to Baby Bear. Everyone is very proud of her, and she feels great about her decision.

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Jack's Big Jump (#4422H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Everyone's excited for Jack-Be-Nimble's big jump, when suddenly Jack finds himself able to jump no more. Educational Objective: Emotional Development, Mathematics

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Baby Bear Is Afraid of Bees (#4286H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Baby Bear and Abby are near a garden when a bee flies by. Baby Bear is filled with panic because he is afraid of bees! Chris reminds him that they are usually harmless when left alone, but Baby Bear doesn't care; he wants nothing to do with them. Abby suggests granting Baby Bear a wish so that he isn't afraid of bees. Abby points her wand at Baby Bear, but Chris, who is standing close by, also gets hits with her magic. Baby Bear and Chris both turn into bees! Oops! Abby doesn't know how to fix the spell. As Abby calls her mommy to find a solution, the bees put Chris and Baby Bear to work! But they don't understand what they need to do- how do bees help flowers? After talking to a bee, Baby Bear learns that bees are important because they collect pollen and nectar, and help living things grow. Later, Chris and Baby Bear find themselves in a beehive. They learn that bees make wax and honey and that honeycombs are shaped like a hexagon. By the time Baby Bear and Chris return to Sesame Street, Abby has learned how to undo the spell. She waves her magic wand, and Chris and Baby Bear turn back into themselves! In the end, Abby's spell really did work! Baby Bear is no longer afraid of bees. In fact, Baby Bear tells Abby all about how important and incredible bees really are!

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3 Cheers for Us (#4420H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Zoe, Elmo, Telly, and Slimey are the Sesame Street Cheerleaders - they just need to find someone to cheer for. Educational Objective: Emotional Development

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The Princess Story (#4418H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Rosita helps Abby and Zoe think outside the "fairytale" box as they imagine and make up a story together. Educational Objective: Literacy, Cognitive Reasoning

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Bears Try to Hibernate (#4193H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

There is a porridge shortage on Sesame Street! Telly runs to tell Baby Bear, but when he finds him, he is getting ready to hibernate until springtime when there is porridge again. What is Telly supposed to do for five months without a best friend? Telly and Baby bear set up a play date for the spring when Baby Bear wakes up. Telly says goodbye and the bears try to go to sleep, but they are not tired! First, they try counting, but that does not work. Then they call Max Bear, a hibernation consultant. Max Bear arrives and tells the bears that their cottage is too warm. They must go outside where it is cold. The bears look for an empty cave or hollow tree and sing all about bears. Finally, they find a flower bed that they can dig a hole and sleep in called a den. Telly and Chris see the bears digging and go outside to check on them. Max Bear says that they should eat something before they hibernate. Chris suggests cereal and goes to Hooper's Store. When Chris comes back, they try the cereal and like it! In fact, the cereal is so good that they decide to eat it all winter long and not hibernate! Hooray! Baby Bear happily eats the cereal while spending time with his good friend Telly.

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Baby Bear's New Sitter (#4416H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Baby Bear is worried about having a new babysitter, but realizes that different things can be fun, too. Educational Objectives: Emotional Development

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Grouchy Mother's Day (#4237H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

It's Grouchy Mother's Day, and Oscar has ordered a fish bouquet for his mother. He wants this to be the worst Grouchy Mother's Day ever, especially because Oscar's mom thinks everything on Sesame Street is horribly nice. Oscar's sister, Bunny, drops in to celebrate, too. She gives her mom a dozen stinky fish, but Oscar only gives her six. Oscar adds that he also got their mom stinky perfume, but Bunny brought perfume with a real skunk applicator. Oscar and Bunny argue over whose present is stinkier while their mother remarks how she loves hearing her two children argue. Since Grouchy Mother's Day isn't just about getting presents, Oscar has planned for them to go on a trip to the dump. As they try to start the car, everyone on Sesame Street comes up to them. Oscar's mom thinks everyone on Sesame Street is too nice! Oscar finally fixes the car, which makes his mom even angrier. What kind of Grouch fixes things? Bunny thinks that Oscar has lost his grouchiness. Oscar's mom wants to take Bunny back to Grouchland before she loses her grouchiness too. To prove to his mom and sister just how grouchy he really is, Oscar has Bob, Gordon, and Chris sing a Grouchy Mother's Day song. It's the nicest thing anyone has ever done for her. Her day is ruined by both of her kids. It's her grouchiest Mother's Day yet, and she feels lucky to have such rotten kids. THEME: Social Development Y / 12

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Grandparent's Celebration (#4417H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Elmo is disappointed his grandparents will miss the Grandparents Celebration but feels better after spending time with Baby Bear and Rosita's grandparents. Educational Objectives: Social/Emotional Development

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Rosita's Abuela (#4415H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Rosita's Spanish-speaking grandmother is on Sesame Street. Maria helps Rosita deal with her feelings about speaking a lot of Spanish around her friends and having to always translate for her Abuela. Educational Objectives: Self-Regulation

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Sesame Street Abby Makes Seasons Change (#4191H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Chris is enjoying the beautiful Spring weather as Elmo races to tell Chris that he found a sled in his closet and is going to go sledding! Chris reminds Elmo that it's Spring and that there is no snow. Elmo has to wait for the seasons to change! Elmo wishes it was Winter so he could go sledding again. Abby pops in and hears Elmo make a wish. Abby recites a weather spell to change the seasons. But instead of changing the weather to Winter, she changes it to Summer. The blossoms are all gone and the arbor is filled with green leaves. Baby Bear and Telly who were playing a game of tag are now too hot to play. Abby tries again. This time she recites the weather spell and it becomes Fall! It's windy and the leaves have changed colors. Abby gives it one more try and it works. It's freezing outside! There are no leaves on the tree and Baby Bear has fallen asleep! He's hibernating until Spring. Elmo is excited it's Winter; now he can go sledding! After talking to Chris Elmo realizes that changing the seasons wasn't such a good idea after all. Chris explains that that the seasons have to come in their own time. Abby recites another magic weather spell and Sesame Street is transformed again to a perfect Spring day. Hooray! Now they can enjoy the gorgeous Spring weather!

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Pogo Game (#4421H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Telly trains with a famous pogo coach to help him win at the Pogo Games. He learns that he just needs to believe in himself to do his best. Educational Objective: Self-Regulation

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Observe, Record, Annoy (#4260H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Oscar is taking a computer class in Grouchology where the golden rule is to observe, record, and annoy. The first question that he must investigate is "What do worms like to squirm on best?" Professor Messla tells him he must set up an experiment where he observes (watches closely and carefully), records (writes down what he discovers), and annoy someone while he is doing it. Oscar heads over to Hooper's where he pours coffee grinds and olive oil all over Alan's nice clean counter. He observes the worms in the mess, and marks down what he sees on his chart. He succeeds in annoying Alan, and concludes that most of the worms like to squirm in the olive oil. The second question to investigate is "What stinky smell will make people scram?" He finds Gina and Leela playing cards and tries to make them scram with garlic, an old piece of cheese, and finally his own stinky socks. He observes, records and annoys them both as they finally flee holding their noses from his smelly socks. Oscar's final question is "What noise is loud enough to wake up Luis and Maria?" He blasts a vuvuzela horn and observes and records that it wakes up Maria, but not Luis. As she shouts at Oscar to let her get some sleep, Luis wakes up from her yelling. Oscar concludes Maria's shrill screaming is the loudest noise of all. He reports what he discovered in each experiment to Professor Messla and collects his stinky diploma in Grouchology. Now it's time for a loud, annoying party.

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Every Plant (#4426H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Stinky thinks that he must not be a plant when he is excluded from the book, Every Plant that Ever Was. The author of the book, Dr. Rosenbloom, visits Sesame Street to investigate if Stinky really is a plant. Educational Objective: Science

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Judy and the Beast (#4419H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Judy needs to find the perfect, unique beast for her story. She tries out many, but finds that a horse is just right for the job. Educational Objective: Self-Regulation

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The Whoosh & Vanish Mystery (#4219H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

It's a very windy day on Sesame Street. Elmo and Telly are just about to play a game of basketball. When they return from eating a healthy power snack, their ball is missing! It's a real mystery and they need to investigate to solve the problem! First, Telly writes down what they already know about the mystery! Then, he forms a hypothesis, or a guess, that Abby must have made the basketball disappear because she's able to do magic. Abby tells them that she was with the seven dwarves so it couldn't have been her. Telly and Elmo investigate further and Elmo suggests that they look under the table. The basketball isn't there and now Telly's notebook and crayon have vanished making the mystery even more mysterious! Elmo discovers a new clue and after thinking about where he's heard this "whoosh" sound before, he forms a new hypothesis- the Big Bad Wolf did it! The Big Bad Wolf explains that it wasn't him either. Now they hear the "whoosh" again and Telly's hat is missing! This time they also feel a tickle but don't see anything. Leela comes by and helps them piece all the clues together. What can be all around that you can sometimes hear and feel, but can't see? Wind! Elmo and Telly experiment and test out their new hypothesis and see if the wind made their things disappear. They follow a leaf flying in the wind and find all of their missing things. Their hypothesis was right- the wind made the objects disappear! They solved the mystery! THEME: Science J / 17

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The Flood (#4276H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Gordon and Susan are getting ready to go to sleep after a long day when they suddenly hear water gushing. When they look out the window, they see Ernie and Bert float by on their beds. While Susan rushes off to tell Maria and Luis about the flood, Gordon brings Bert and Ernie inside their apartment. As he and Susan try to settle them down to sleep, Luis and Maria tackle the water pipe leak in the basement. When Oscar pops in to "help," he startles Maria and the valve handle falls into the water. Oscar happens to have a snorkel on, so he dives under water to look for the valve handle which has a circle in the middle. First he pops up with a tricycle tire which is shaped like a circle, but clearly won't work as a valve handle. Then he pops up with an old flute. When Maria tries to use it as a valve handle, she observes that circles in the flute actually fit over the circle on the valve. Maria stops the big leak! Maria and Luis then turn to the plumbing blueprints to guide and help them fix the broken pipes. They see that a curvy piece of pipe is missing and Oscar once more dives down to see what he can find. After popping up with a straight paintbrush and a curvy straw which won't work, he finds a vacuum hose. Maria bends it into the right shape and uses it to fix the leak! Finally Ernie and Bert fall asleep as Maria and Luis come upstairs to tell everyone the good news and how Oscar helped save the day!

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Big Bird Nest Sale (#4413H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Snuffy helps Big Bird with his nest sale and accidentally sells Big Bird's teddy bear, Radar. Educational Objectives: Cognitive Reasoning, Emotional Development

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The All Our Senses Club (#4278H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Telly, Elmo, and Rosita have formed the Excellent Eyes Club so they can use their eyes to help people on Sesame Street. First they find Leela who is having trouble finding one of her gardening gloves. The Excellent Eyes Club comes through for her and finds the glove. Next they see a very miserable Oscar who has allergies and cannot tell which of his containers of milk is sour. Gabi tells the club to use their sense of smell. They do, and Oscar gets to enjoy his yucky milk. The group, now known as the Excellent Eyes and Nose Club, sees Baby Bear who is upset because he may have used salt instead of sugar on his porridge. Alan suggests using their sense of taste, and they happily discover that the porridge is sweet. The Excellent Eyes, Nose, and Tongue Club then happen to see an upset Big Bird who thinks Radar has fallen behind the toy chest. After trying their other senses first, Gordon suggests they use their sense of touch, and Radar is found. The Excellent Eyes, Nose, Tongue, and Fingers Club then run into Little Bo Peep who cannot find her sheep. After trying everything else, they realize they can try their ears - the fifth sense. They hear some baaing and find the sheep in the garden. Now that they have used all five senses, the club decides to change its name to the Excellent All Our Senses Club.

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Don't Get Push (#4402H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Telly, Baby Bear, and Rosita are playing school, and Telly is the teacher! He asks someone to come up to the board and write the letter of the day, the letter "T." Very excited, Rosita pushes Baby Bear as she makes her way to the blackboard. Telly explains that it was not okay for her to push Baby Bear. Rosita helps Baby Bear back up and apologizes, saying that she was so excited that she must have pushed him over without thinking about it. Telly thinks this is a good time to bring in the safety chickens who sing about respecting one another and explain that you shouldn't hit, kick, or push. Baby Bear and Rosita understand the rules and get back to playing school. Rosita gets excited and pushes Baby Bear two more times. She tries to apologize again, but Baby Bear does not like being pushed and does not want to play anymore. Rosita wants to try to control herself and stop pushing, but she doesn't know how. Gordon walks by and suggests that whenever she gets excited or frustrated, she can stop and hug herself. Rosita wonders if it will work and asks Baby Bear if he will try playing with her again. He agrees, and school is back in session. Rosita starts to get excited again, but quickly says "Stop!" and hugs herself instead of pushing Baby Bear. It worked! Rosita then gives a hug to Baby Bear for being such a good friend.

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Practice Makes Proud (#4309H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Elmo is ready to play basketball. He has his special basketball shirt to wear, his special basketball to play with, and a healthy snack to give him energy. Abby appears and says that she can be Elmo's fairy godmother and help him with all sorts of stuff. Elmo begins playing basketball but keeps missing the hoop. This happens a few times, and soon Elmo gets frustrated. As Elmo's fairy godmother, Abby turns the basketball into a magic ball, and when Elmo throws it to the basket, it goes in! He throws the ball again and again, and scores every time! Elmo is happy that he keeps getting the basketball in the hoop, but he feels like he is missing something. Leela passes by and helps Elmo figure out what feeling he is missing. To do this, she asks Abby to turn the magic ball back into a regular basketball. Leela gives Elmo some pointers about how to play basketball. Elmo doesn't score a basket right away, but after much practice, he scores! He did it all by himself and feels proud, the feeling he was missing all along.

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Leela's Cell Phone Addiction (#4409H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Zoe and Abby get frustrated with Leela's constant texting. Chris helps them realize that they need to tell Leela how they feel and apologize for hiding her phone. Educational Objective: Self-Regulation

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Gotcha! (#4412H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

A hidden camera show pops up on Sesame Street to try and catch bad manners in action. Educational Objectives:Self-Regulation

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      (DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) KQED (and 3 other local Bay Area stations) will be doing full-load testing on new equipment at Sutro Tower early Tues 4/22 between 1am & 5am. If all goes as planned the KQED transmitter will go off twice during the early part of this period for between 15 and 30 seconds each […]

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