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Sesame Street
Recycling Fairy to the Rescue
(repeat of 4725)
Air date May 4, 2023
Season Season 53 (2022-2023)
Sponsors R, 13


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Elmo introduces today's theme on reuse and recycle. Ernie demonstrates reuse by showing off the raft using plastic bottles he made for Rubber Duckie. Bert demonstrates recycling by showing all of his oatmeal boxes he needs to recycle.

SCENE 1 Chris is doing some cleaning at Hooper's Store and Oscar eagerly awaits the new trash he will receive. Suddenly, the recycling bin next door begins to bubble. Abby poofs in, knowing this means an arrival of the recycling fairy. Sure enough, Redusa the Recycling Fairy appears from the bin. She explains her purpose in life is to help keep the Earth clean by recycling old items into new ones using magic. Oscar claims he isn't magic, but recycling can be done by anyone (even if Redusa uses magic). She launches into a rap song about her skills and recycles items for people around the street.
SCENE 1 cont'd Abby tells Redusa how much she admires her and wishes to become a recycling fairy when she grows up. Redusa tells her she doesn't need to wait and can start spreading the word of recycling right now.
SCENE 1 cont'd Chris brings Oscar some broken plates, which will go great in the dining room. Redusa stops them and magically recycles the pieces into a brand new bowl, which frustrates Oscar.

SCENE 1 cont'd At Hooper's, the Count counts three broken glasses. Oscar rushes in to claim them as his own, when Redusa appears once more. She magically makes them usable once more, allowing the Count to count them again. She heads out, seeing a large line has formed by the recycling bin.


SCENE 1 cont'd Abby has spread the word about recycling and street residents (Telly, the Two-Headed Monster and the kids) assemble old items that Redusa makes new. As Abby rushes off to tell more people, Oscar is angered to find all the trash in his trash can is gone; Redusa has recycled them into brand new items! Redusa doesn't understand why Oscar is unhappy, when Chris points out that Oscar is a Grouch and in their own way, they keep the Earth clean by reusing trash. As Chris provides Oscar with a broken ice cream maker, Redusa decides to recycle it the Grouch way - by turning it into a mud maker, so Oscar can make mud pies. A small crowd bids Redusa farewell as she continues her journeys. Everyone splits when Oscar invites them to try some mud pies.
Insert I Wonder, What If, Let's Try
Elmo rides his trike down the block and hears a song coming on...
(First: Episode 5104)

Muppets Elmo and friends sing and clap as they find out the letter of the day - R.
(First: Episode 5101)
Film "R" is for Reuse. August and his Aunt Sonia visit Miss Lori's art studio to show them how to reuse materials.
Song "Recyclables"
(First: Episode 4514)
Muppets Elmo and Big Bird hear the sounds of the Foodie Truck approaching...
(First: Episode 5104)

Muppets Cookie Monster's Foodie Truck
Terez and her brother Joseph order a quinoa breakfast bowl with peaches. As Cookie Monster is about to get all the ingredients, he pulls out food scraps from his snack. Gonger tells him to put them in the compost bin instead of throwing it away. Afterwards, Cookie Monster pulls out the actual ingredients, except they're missing the quinoa, so they go to the quinoa farm.
Muppets Elmo and Abby pose as astronauts and sing about finding the number of the day by counting Martians. Today, there are 13.
(First: Episode 5007)
Muppets Elmo's World: Recycling
(First: Episode 4725)
SCENE 2 Elmo and Abby sign off by showing all of the mud pies made from Oscar's machine.

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