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SESAME STREET
Plot Elmo the GROUCH
Air date January 15th, 2015
Season Season 45
Sponsors E, 13

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Picture Segment Description
4517 WOTS
COLD OPEN
What's the Word on the STREET? - GROUCHY
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SCENE
Chris welcomes the viewer as he carries a stack of boxes to Hooper's Store. He bumps into Elmo & invites him to the park after work, but Elmo grumpily declines. He apologizes & claims he doesn't feel like himself today; he's feeling a bit cranky & GROUCHY. OSCAR pops up from his TRASH CAN with a theory: Elmo’s turning into a GROUCH! Chris tells Elmo that's not possible & heads over to work.
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SCENE cont'd
OSCAR proposes there's only 1 way to know for sure if Elmo’s a GROUCH: performing "The GROUCH Test." The first part is a round of "OSCAR Says," where Elmo must do the opposite of what OSCAR tells him (since GROUCHES love doing the opposite of what they’re told). Elmo succeeds at the game, so OSCAR officially dubs him a GROUCH. He teaches Elmo the GROUCH Cheer - blowing a raspberry.
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SCENE cont'd
Elmo does the GROUCH Cheer over & over, attracting Chris' attention. Chris reminds Elmo he's not a GROUCH, but Elmo still feels a bit GRUMPY. Chris tells him to repeat a phrase - "Elmo is not a GROUCH" - before heading back to work.
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SCENE cont'd
OSCAR appears again, telling Elmo the only way to know for sure if he’s a GROUCH is through part 2 of the GROUCH Test. In the second part (titled "GROUCH Eye View"), Elmo looks at parts of GROUCHY animals close-up & correctly identifies which animals they are. Now that he’s officially a GROUCH, Elmo earns his very own TRASH CAN to live in! OSCAR goes to make some anchovy sundaes, commenting, "It’s great to have another GROUCH in the neighborhood."
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SCENE cont'd
Chris is done with work & looks for Elmo, who pops up from his TRASH CAN. Chris takes him out of from the TRASH CAN & tells him he's not a GROUCH; people just have days where they don't feel happy. He explains, through song, that "Feelings Come & Feelings Go" Elmo feels less GROUCHY now & wants to go to the park now. OSCAR is disappointed his trick didn't work & gets angrier when Elmo gives him a goodbye kiss.
Bill Hader Grouchy
Muppets
/
Celebrity
Elmo & Murray find out what makes Bill Hader feel GROUCHY.
4515 Attitude
Song
"Goodbye, Bad Attitude"
Murray Emotions 1
Muppets
Murray & Ovejita host the game show - "Name That Emotion," where the viewer must guess what emotion the contestants are feeling. 1st up are a happy chicken & a sad tiger.
Les Mousserables 1

Les Mousserables 2

Les Mousserables 3
Muppets
Cookies Crumby Pictures presents Les Mousserables (Rated ME: For Mixed Emotions)
Cookie Monster appears as "Jean Bonbon", a French monster without cookies. He finds a jar nearby & begins munching them down. He runs into Flantine, who weeps over not being able to give her daughter Creamette a cookie. With some help from the narrator, Cookie is able to see she's sad by how she looks & acts; he doesn’t, however, provide her with a cookie. He then runs into Epienine, who is jealous of Cookie’s snacks. Cookie, too, blows her off. Soon, all his friends march in anger over his selfishness. Cookie soon realizes he needs to share his cookies & they all, with some marshmallows, celebrate "1 Day S'more."
Letter Dance Break

Dance Break E
Muppets
Elmo & the gang introduce the letter of the day, E, w/ a song & dance.
Cookie Monster Elephant
Cartoon
Cookie Monster sings about the E sound in the word "ELEPHANT"
4315 E Words
Animation
2 girls love words that start with E.
Murray Emotions 2
Muppets
In the next round of "Name That Emotion," Murray introduces an excited octopus & an angry crab.
AFFS

AFFS Opposite 1

AFFS Opposite 2
Muppets
/
Animation
Abbys Flying Fairy School
Mrs. Sparklenose is teaching the students opposites today, though Blögg doesn't grasp the concept as easy. After Gonnigan & Abby demonstrate, he tries to use their opposite spell on Gonnigan, but uses it on himself instead. Suddenly, Blögg becomes the opposite of himself, wearing posh clothing & being obsessed with cleanliness (constantly giving Niblet a bath). Gonnigan likes having a less-disgusting friend around now, but Opposite-Blögg ruins their playtime by putting away their blocks & refusing to wear the wrinkled costumes. Abby & Gonnigan learn that to change him back, Blögg has to do the spell on himself. Abby tempts him with his favorite stinky cheese, but he instead is frightened by it. Everyone muses about the old Blögg, making him realize the right thing to do is to change himself back.
Dance Break 13
Muppets
Count von Count & friends sing & stomp to find the number of the day - 13.
Family Photo 13
Film
A boy's family of 13 assembles for a group photo.
13 Not So Lucky
Cartoon
"Thirteen's Not So Lucky"
Artist: Mari Jaye Blanchard
Belly Breathe
Muppets / Celebrity
Elmo sing "Belly Breathe" together with Common & Colbie Caillat.
Murray Emotions 3
Muppets
In the final round of "Name That Emotion," Murray finds out the emotions of an anxious pigeon & a GROUCHY GROUCH.
Elmo the Musical

ETM Karate 1

ETM Karate 2
Muppets
Elmo the Musical - Karate Master the Musical
Elmo imagines himself as a Karate Master in an animal-populated village, where he is able to karate chop things into different shapes with a "Hop Hop, Chop Chop Chop." He lets a "young grasshopper" become his student. Soon, some villagers complain their various shapes have been ruined. The culprit is a being known as the Ooze, who destroys any shape he sees. Elmo & the Ooze meet at the octagon arena, where the Ooze wrecks all of Karate Master Elmo’s shapes & even the arena. The Ooze tearfully sings that he hates shapes because he doesn't have one himself. Elmo chops up some shapes for the|Ooze to go in, allowing him to be any shape he wants.
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Muppets
Murray announces the sponsors.

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