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Season Premiere

Sesame Street: Season 45

45x01 School for Chickens

  • 2014-09-15T09:00:00-04:00 on HBO
  • 25 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Animation, Comedy, Family

Chris and Elmo are having breakfast in Hooper's store when they see Professor Buck Awe setting up a new school for chickens on Sesame Street. The school bell rings and Professor Buck Awe invites Elmo to stay for the day. Buck Awe begins by introducing himself, but the chickens begin clucking and won't stop and listen to him. Elmo shares a strategy he learned in preschool; he sings a song about listening with your whole body – ears are for hearing, eyes are for watching, mouth is quiet, and body is calm. The chickens are now quiet, so Professor Buck Awe continues with the first lesson, learning the alphabet.

When he asks who knows the alphabet, the chickens start clucking again. Chris overhears and explains that they're talking all at once and need to raise their hand. Elmo sings another song that helps show the chickens how to do it. It works! It's now snack time. Professor Buck Awe comes in holding all of the snacks and the chickens run up to him all at once, accidentally knocking him over. Chris and Elmo explain that he needs to teach them to stand in line and wait their turn. Elmo has another song that will help. The strategy works, but the school bell rings again and school is over.

Professor Buck Awe feels like he didn't teach the chickens anything and says that he will be closing the school. Elmo and Chris explain that he taught the chickens how to listen, raise their hands, and stand in line, all very important things to learn in school. Professor Buck Awe realizes he did teach something after all and decides to keep the school open. Elmo can't wait to go back to chicken school.