Sesame Street is an iconic American educational children’s television series that has been a favorite of children and adults alike since its debut in 1969. It combines live action, animation and puppetry into a fun program that teaches children numbers, colors and the alphabet. The series is best known for its use of Jim Henson’s Muppets; Big Bird leads a cast that includes popular characters such as Elmo, Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch, Grover and Bert and Ernie.
Telly and Baby Bear are playing with their pets. Baby Bear's pet parrot can talk, speak Spanish, make his own snacks, and even squeak like Telly's hamster! When Telly tries to get his pet hamster to do tricks, she doesn't do any of them. Telly is upset, calls Baby Bear names, and storms off. Gordon notices that Telly is upset and asks him what's wrong. Telly says he's feeling angry because Baby Bear's parrot can do all kinds of cool things that his hamster can't. Gordon explains that Telly is feeling jealous, and that it's normal to feel that way. Telly wants to apoloize to Baby Bear, but every time he sees Baby Bear and his parrot, he feels too jealous to speak. Gordon suggests that Telly try putting his hands on belly and saying, "Stop!" when he sees Baby Bear. Then, he should take a few slow, deep breaths to calm down. Will Gordon's strategy help save Telly and Baby Bear's friendship? Tune in to find out! Brought to you By: C & 7 Educational Goal: Self-Regulation Word on the street: Jealous A strong feeling you have when you want something that someone else has.
Telly, Baby Bear, and Rosita are playing school. Telly is pretending to be the teacher and asks someone to write the letter "T" on the blackboard. Rosita is so excited to volunteer that she accidentally pushes Baby Bear on her way to the board. At first, Baby Bear accepts her apology. But after Rosita pushes him two more times on her way to the blackboard, he is upset. He doesn't like being pushed, and doesn't want to play school anymore. Rosita really wants to play with Baby Bear but can't seem to control herself. Rosita asks Gordon for help. He suggests that she try to stop and hug herself whenever she gets too excited or frustrated. Will Gordon's strategy help Rosita stay calm in the classroom? Tune in to find out! Brought to you By: T & 12 Educational Goal: Self-Regulation Word on the street: Respect Treating people in a way that makes them feel cared for and important.
Stinky the plant is trying to grow a flower for the Sesame Street flower show. The problem is, it doesn't seem to grow no matter how hard he tries. Stinky is discouraged and worried that he'll never bloom at all. Leela and Elmo tell Stinky to relax and breathe because worrying too much could make it harder to grow a flower. Stinky tries to calm himself down, but he still doesn't bloom. Meanwhile, the plants around him are blooming with lots of flowers! Frustrated and discouraged, Stinky is about to give up. Then, Leela reassures Stinky that even if he doesn't grow a flower, he is still unique and special to all his friends. As Stinky tells himself he's special, he starts to feel better. Could this help Stinky bloom? Tune in to find out! Brought to you By: D & 0 Educational Goal: Self-Regulation Word on the street: Fragrance A pleasant smell.
Sesame Street is having a Latino Street Festival! There are people from many different places in Latin America and a booth to represent each one. Rosita and Telly visit Luis' booth and learn that his family came from Mexico—just like Rosita's family! At another booth, Maria and Mando explain that both their families came from Puerto Rico. Suddenly, Telly and Rosita hear a noise. It's a little frog, or coquí that Maria borrowed for the Puerto Rico booth. Rosita catches it to bring back to Maria, but the coquí jumps out of her hands and hops away! As Rosita and Telly search for the coquí, they visit booths and learn about places in the world where people speak Spanish, like Peru and Cuba. Rosita is excited to discover that she can speak Spanish to people all over the world, not just her friends and family in Mexico. But will Rosita and Telly ever find the coquí? Tune in to find out! Brought to you By: V & 9 Educational Goal: Self-Regulation Word on the street: Sturdy When something is strong and won't fall apart.
Telly is getting ready to compete in a Simon Says competition on Sesame Street but he's worried he won't be good enough. Chris helps him practice, but when Telly quickly messes up, he starts to feel even more worried. Just then, the real Simon appears and explains that Telly will have an easier time staying in the game if he can relax. Telly relaxes and practices some more, but he eventually makes another mistake. Simon gives Telly one last piece of advice before the competition: Listen carefully, and think. The competition is about to start, but Telly is still nervous! He reminds himself to relax, listen, and think. Will listening to what Simon said help Telly do what Simon says? Tune in to find out! Brought to you By: Z & 15 Educational Goal: Self-Regulation Word on the street: Relax To calm down or take a rest from being active.
On Sesame Street, Chris reads Elmo, Telly and Rosita the story of "Rico, The Very Helpful Robot!" After hearing the story, Elmo, Telly and Rosita decide to become robots to help Chris at Hooper's store, they're the Help-O-Bots! At first they're a big help, but then they start making more of a mess for Chris to clean up. The Help-O-Bots are out of control! Will the Help-O-Bots be able to help themselves from creating messes left and right? Tune in to find out! Brought to you By: R & 17 Educational Goal: Cognitive Reasoning Word on the street: Robot A machine that can do things by itself that are similar to what people can do.
After seeing Alan paint a picture, Cookie Monster is inspired to create art of his own. Alan tells Cookie to paint something he loves, so Cookie Monster decides to paint a picture of a cookie. The cookie painting looks good enough to eat, so Cookie Monster does just that, he eats the painting. Every time Cookie paints a new picture, he can't help but eat it. If Cookie Monster doesn't stop eating his pictures, no one on Sesame Street will be able to enjoy his beautiful artwork. Can Cookie Monster control his urge to eat his paintings? Tune in to find out! Brought to you By: N & 8 Educational Goal: Self-Regulation Word on the street: Texture The way something looks or feels.
Rosita is excited to read a new book she got about a little girl from Mexico. But after Chris begins reading the story, Rosita is disappointed to find out that it's just about siestas, sombreros, and burros. She wishes there were a book that told a better story about being Mexican. Mando understands and encourages Rosita to write her very own story about what being Mexican means to her. While Rosita is trying to think of how to tell her story, her friends on Sesame Street come by and ask her to play with them. Abby and her friends dance the Folklórico, sing "Los Pollitos", and play Lucha Libre. Will Rosita's friends help her figure out what it means to be from Mexico? Tune in to find out! Brought to you By: P & 2 Educational Goal: Self-Regulation; Literacy Word on the street: Author Someone who is a writer of things such as stories or books.
It's story time on Sesame Street! Abby and Zoe are excited for Leela to read to them, but Leela keeps texting on her phone. Abby and Zoe become frustrated, thinking that they'll never hear the story, so they decide to hide Leela's phone. Once Leela steps away, they hide the phone in Oscar's trashcan. Then Abby poofs the phone into a chicken. When they tell Chris what they've done, he explains that no matter how frustrated you are, it's never okay to hide someone's cellphone or make it disappear. What will Zoe and Abby do to make it up to Leela? Tune in to find out! Brought to you By: U & 13 Educational Goal: Self-Regulation Word on the street: Furious Really, really mad.
It's summer on Sesame Street and Telly and Baby Bear are hoping to catch fireflies. They set out with a net and a jar, but there are none to be found. Suddenly, they spot one, but it flies just out of reach. They chase it all over Sesame Street. Finally they catch the firefly, but when they do, they notice that it looks sad. What will they do to cheer up their new firefly friend? Tune in to find out! Brought to you By: F & 16 Educational Goal: Cognitive Reasoning Word on the street: Insect A small bug that has 6 legs, 2 antennae and usually two pairs of wings such as flies, crickets, mosquitoes, beetles, butterflies, and bees.
On Sesame Street, the Count has won the Noble Prize for Counting! Everyone on the Street has gathered for the ceremony, but there's one thing missing…the Count! He's out of town tending to a counting emergency, and his flight is delayed. Chris, Alan, Telly, and Elmo do everything they can to stall the judges but the clock is ticking down. If the Count doesn't get back in time, the Prize goes to the world's second best counting expert. Will Count Von Count receive his prize? Tune in to find out! Brought to you By: S & 18 Educational Goal: Mathematics Word on the street: Imposter Someone who pretends to be someone else.
Sesame Street is on an episode of "Gotcha!" The TV show that uses hidden cameras to catch people using really bad manners, and host Johnny Gotcha is ready to catch some impoliteness in action. Baby Bear and Curly Bear are eating their porridge when Johnny Gotcha jumps out and yells "Gotcha!" But the hidden cameras show Baby Bear and Curly Bear using good manners. They use napkins to wipe their mouths, they don't talk with their mouth full and they say "please" and "thank you." Johnny Gotcha won't give up until he finds someone using bad manners on Sesame Street. Nearby, Abby and Big Bird are cleaning up their toys when Johnny Gotcha jumps out and yells "Gotcha!" But again, the hidden cameras show Abby and Big Bird also using good manners. They share their toys; they take turns playing with them, and they clean up together. Will Johnny find someone using bad manners on Sesame Street? Tune in to find out! Brought to you By: E & 12 Educational Goal: Self-Regulation Word on the street: Courteous Being polite and having good manners.
Big Bird is having a nest sale on Sesame Street! He wants to sell all of his old, unwanted toys to someone who will play with them. Big Bird appoints Snuffy to be his Assistant Nest Sale Snuffleupagus. Big Bird goes to pick up some of his old toys and accidentally knocks his teddy bear, Radar, into the nest. Later, when The Count buys all the toys inside of Big Bird's nest, he also buys Radar. When Big Bird goes to look for his beloved teddy bear, he and Snuffy realize what happened. They find The Count and he tells them that he gave Radar to a monster for his teddy bear collection. He doesn't know the monster's name, but he tells them what he looks like. Based on the description Big Bird and Snuffy set out to find the right monster. Will they get Radar back? Tune in to find out! Brought to you By: Q & 19 Educational Goal: Cognitive Reasoning Word on the street: Curly Something that is twisting and wavy, such as hair or ribbon.
When Alan needs help at Hooper's Store on Sesame Street, Snuffy volunteers! The first customers are a zookeeper and three animals. Although he isn't able to write, Snuffy says he'll be able to remember their order. The animals tell Snuffy what they want to eat, but when Snuffy walks back to Alan, he can't remember their orders. Alan explains that Snuffy can use a strategy to help him remember. There are three animals ordering, so he needs to come back with three orders of food. The animals are hungry and becoming impatient. Will Snuffy be able to remember the customers' orders? Tune in to find out! Brought to you By: X & 6 Educational Goal: Self-Regulation Word on the street: Strategy A plan to help you solve a problem.
Rosita's abuela is moving to Sesame Street from Mexico! What's an abuela? It's the Spanish word for grandmother! Elmo, Telly, and Baby Bear want to meet Rosita's abuela. But Rosita tells them that they can meet her abuela later, and the four of them play a game of soccer. Rosita keeps getting called away from the game to translate for her grandmother, who only speaks Spanish. Eventually Rosita becomes so embarrassed that her abuela only speaks a language that her friends don't understand, that she runs and hides. When Maria finds Rosita and talks to her, she explains that she used to get embarrassed when she had to translate for her family too. But now, Maria feels proud to speak Spanish because it's part of who she is. Will Rosita learn to be proud of who she is, too? Tune in to find out! Brought to you By: M & 4 Educational Goal: Self-Regulation Word on the street: Translate To change from one language into another language.
When Grandmama Bear calls in sick, Baby Bear and Curly Bear need a new baby-sitter on Sesame Street! Papa Bear asks Gabi to fill in, and she agrees! Though Curly Bear seems excited to have Gabi as a sitter, Baby Bear insists that Curly is nervous to have someone other than Grandmama Bear as a baby-sitter. When Gabi arrives, Baby Bear explains that she must follow Grandmama Bear's baby-sitting protocol. First she has to make porridge-raisin cookies, then sing golden oldie bear songs, and finally play bear games. But Gabi Doesn't know how to do any of these things. Is Curly Bear really the one who's nervous about having a new sitter? Will Gabi be able to fill in for Grandmama Bear? Tune in to find out! Brought to you By: O & 20 Educational Goal: Emotional Development Word on the street: Fabulous When something is wonderful, great, fantastic, terrific.
Hooper's Store is throwing a Grandparents Celebration on Sesame Street! Elmo hasn't seen his grandparents in a long time, so he's excited that they'll be visiting for the celebration. But to Elmo's disappointment, he finds out that his grandparents are stuck at the airport and they're going to miss the party. Chris and Alan tell Elmo that he'll still have fun, and encourage him to stay for the celebration. Elmo agrees and listens to Baby Bear's grandfather Grampy Bear tell stories, but Elmo still misses his grandparents. So Alan and Chris decide to pretend to be Elmo's grandparents to cheer Elmo up, but that doesn't work either. Will Elmo be able to enjoy himself at the Grandparents Celebration even though his grandparents aren't there? Tune in to find out! Brought to you By: B & 2 Educational Goal: Social/Emotional Development Word on the street: Disappointed A sad feeling you get when something doesn't turn out the way you wanted it to.
Abby and Zoe want to make up a princess story, but Rosita isn't sure how. They ask Leela to help them write it down, but where do they begin? Leela explains that most stories start with a problem. Abby and Zoe decide that the princess is stuck in a tower. Leela asks Rosita to imagine how the princess escapes, but Rosita says she doesn't know. She isn't sure if she can make up a story like Zoe and Abby! Leela explains that everyone can make up a story and encourages Rosita to use her imagination. Will Rosita be able to come up with a great idea to rescue the princess from the tower? Tune in to find out! Brought to you By: A & 11 Educational Goal: Literacy/Cognitive Reasoning Word on the street: Adventure An exciting thing to do.
The famous Judy of "Judy and Beast" is visiting Sesame Street in search of a new fairy godmother. She's in luck because Abby is a fairy and happy to help. Abby's first duty as fairy godmother is to find a unique beast with whom Judy can share her adventures. Abby waves her wand and a lobster appears. But the lobster really belongs in the ocean and isn't the perfect beast for Judy. Abby waves her wand a second time and a kangaroo appears. But the kangaroo misses his home in Australia and is too hoppy for Judy. Judy's friend is somewhere out there. Will she ever find her beastly companion? Tune in to find out! Brought to you By: H & 5 Educational Goal: Self-Regulation Word on the street: Unique One of a kind.
Elmo is trying to bounce his ball three times in a row when Zoe shows up with pompoms and does a cheer for Elmo. She is a Sesame Street Cheerleader! Elmo wants to be a cheerleader too, so he and Zoe set off in search of someone to cheer for. First, they find Telly trying to pogo with a triangle on his head. Elmo and Zoe make up a cheer for Telly and he succeeds! Hoping to encourage others, Telly joins the Sesame Street Cheerleaders, too. They search for someone else to cheer for and find Alan, Gordon, Maria, and a chicken; but are discouraged to find out they don't need cheerleaders. Who will the Sesame Street Cheerleaders cheer for now? Tune in to find out! Brought to you By: I & 3 Educational Goal: Emotional Development Word on the street: Cheer Words of encouragement or congratulations.
Telly really wants to win the Pogo Games, but he's worried he isn't good enough. Just then, Coach Pogolyi, who calls himself the best pogo stick coach in the world, tells Telly he will never win without his help. Telly agrees to be coached by Coach Pogolyi, but the Coach's advice doesn't seem to help him. In the first event, Telly falls off his pogo stick, which he's never done before. Now Coach Pogolyi doesn't believe that Telly can win, but Telly's friends do! Telly is about to quit, but Baby Bear and Gina encourage him to believe in himself and bounce the way he knows how. Telly decides to get back on his pogo stick and give it another try. Can Telly still win the Pogo Games, or was Coach Pogolyi right? Tune in to find out! Brought to you By: O & 20 Educational Goal: Self-Regulation Word on the street: Confidence To believe in yourself.
Jack Be Nimble is getting ready to jump over eight candlesticks! He takes a great leap, but knocks over the candles and falls. Embarrassed, Jack runs away and hides. Baby Bear and Telly want to help Jack jump, so they find him a kangaroo. The kangaroo sings the Jumping Song to help Jack get over his fear. But when Jack tries to jump again, he still can't jump far enough. Then, Baby Bear and Telly bring in the cow that jumped over the moon. Can this special cow help Jack get his jump back? Tune in to find out! Brought to you By: J & 8 Educational Goal: Emotional Development & Mathematics Word on the street: Stumble To trip and almost fall.
Baby Bear is getting ready to play Pee Wee wee t-ball with his Papa Bear for the first time. Papa Bear really wants Baby Bear to play sports, but Baby Bear just wants to draw. As Baby Bear is practicing wee t-ball, he keeps getting distracted by beautiful things he sees, like a butterfly, a bird's nest, and the stitches in his baseball glove. When Baby Bear tells Chris that he would rather draw than play t-ball, Chris encourages Baby Bear to tell his dad. Can Baby Bear get the courage to tell Papa Bear he doesn't want to play t-ball? And what will Papa Bear say? Tune in to find out! Brought to you By: G & 1 Educational Goal: Self-Regulation Word on the street: Athlete A person who is trained or really good at sports or exercise.
It's Rocco's wedding, and Zoe has carefully planned every detail. But as luck would have it, everything is going awry. When the cake arrives, Rocco's name is spelled wrong. When it's time to dress Rocco, his tuxedo is missing its bowtie. Worst of all, not one of the fourteen invited guests have shown up! Zoe is upset, and Elmo steps in to help. How will Elmo save Rocco's wedding with the letter R, two triangles, and his counting skills? Tune in to find out! Brought to you By: Y & 14 Educational Goal: Self-Regulation Word on the street: Plan A list of things to do.
Bert is quietly reading a book when Elmo and Ernie burst in wanting to make a movie. Who do they want to be the star of their movie? Bert, of course! He'll play a cowboy, a pirate, and an astronaut. Bert is hesitant to play the roles because he insists he doesn't know how to pretend to play them. He doesn't know what they do. Ernie and Elmo encourage Bert to think it through using his imagination. They help Bert come up with three things a cowboy and a pirate would do. Bert plays the roles, and does a great job! But when it comes time to play an astronaut, Bert doesn't want to. Without Bert as the astronaut, how will Elmo and Ernie's movie end? Tune in to find out! Brought to you By: K & 10 Educational Goal: Self-Regulation Word on the street: Imagination When you make believe something is anything you want it to be and that may be something you've never thought of before.
Stinky the Stinkweed gets a new book called the "Great Big Book of Every Plant that Ever Was" by Dr. Lily Rosenbloom. Stinky tries to find himself in the book but he can't. Now Stinky's worried that he's not a plant at all. He's not a dog because he can't chase sticks. He's not a bird because he can't fly. Maybe Dr. Rosenbloom just made a mistake by leaving stinkweeds out of her book. The only way to find out is for Dr. Rosenbloom to visit Sesame Street and run some tests to determine if Stinky is, in fact, a plant. The Doctor arrives to investigate and observe Stinky. Will Stinky pass the plant test and get put in Dr. Rosenbloom's book? Tune in to find out! Brought to you By: L & 20 Educational Goal: Science Word on the street: Absorb To take in or soak up.