|Mine-itis sweeps SESAME STREET|
|Air date||October 24, 2008|
| ||What’s the Word on the STREET?: Friend|
| ||Leela plans to have her lunch break with Elmo, when Bert, Grover & Cookie Monster wander by in a trance, chanting “Mine!” & swipe her food one by one.|
| ||Just then, in a “SESAME STREET Nightly News Update”, Brian Williams reports that no one is sharing on SESAME STREET. He then continues to interrupt them when they have a question to ask. Leela & Elmo are in disbelief, so them set out to prove people are still sharing.|
| ||Them find BIG BIRD, whom they are sure will share. Elmo asks if he can hug Radar, but BIG BIRD holds his teddy bear back & shouts “Mine!” Snuffy then walks by with a balloon, but he too shouts “Mine!” & walks off. They then ask Alan for a newspaper, but Alan quickly grabs as many as he can & runs inside Hooper's Store. Brian Williams returns with another update – I told you so.” They stop him & ask what is wrong with everyone. He shows clips of some interviews he made, asking the same question.|
| ||In his clips, he interviews Bob, who takes his microphone, & a chicken, who does the same. Leela concludes that he has no idea what’s going on, but assures them he will find out, until the chicken returns & takes his microphone again. Leela & Elmo then hear the sounds of someone sharing…|
| ||They walk into the arbor, where Luis, Maria & Gabi are having their annual family picnic of Mexican food. They are relieved to see someone still sharing.|
| ||Leela & Elmo walk down the STREET, where Elmo makes his own report that people are still sharing, until OSCAR points out that it will not last, as there is a case of “Mine-itis”, a GROUCH disease, but everyone else seems to have gotten it too. (“Just lucky, I guess!”) OSCAR watches through his binoculars as Maria begins showing symptoms of Mine-itis: she gets itchy, then hops like a kangaroo, spins around, & finally starts taking all the food for herself. Brian Williams reports of another person getting Mine-itis, & his tie & microphone & stolen by another GROUCH, who doesn’t have Mine-itis, but just likes to take stuff. Leela hopes no one else gets it, but it quickly spreads to Luis & Gabi.|
| ||As we pan down the street, we see all of the residents grabbing whatever they can, chanting “Mine!”|
| ||Brian Williams makes another report & soon catches Mine-itis himself. Leela & Elmo become depressed, while OSCAR couldn’t be more delighted & celebrates with an anchovy sundae. Brian walks by again & takes OSCAR’s binoculars & sundae. Now painted into a corner, OSCAR is forced to tell them the cure, which is to get a GROUCH to share with you. OSCAR offers Brian an old shoe, which he takes & is immediately cured. OSCAR then cures the rest of the STREET, but not before getting 1 last look at the greedy STREET residents.|
| ||Brian Williams wraps the story up & the chicken returns to borrow his microphone this time & signs off for the both of them by saying "Good night, & good cluck"|
| ||Cookie Monster sings “What is Friend?”, over scenes of a kid playing with his friend.|
| ||Cavemen look for a place to sit.|
| ||Tilly & the Wall perform “The Alphabet Song”|
| ||The Letter of the Day: Chris planned on showing the view The Letter of the Day, but it was dirty so he’s washing it. In lieu of that, he shows the viewer the letter G in the washing machine.|
| || Kids so on a safari for the letter G. (EKA: Episode 3698)
| ||Pencil Box: G/g|
| || Murray Has a Little Lamb|
Murray’s lamb, Ovejita, leads him to another secret escuela, with the clues of medias (socks), un gorro (a hat) & patines de hielo (ice skates). The school turns out to be Ice Skating School, where Murray learns the basics of skating.
Cut from the Sprout version (see Alterations noted below).
| ||Cecille sings "I'm Gonna Get to You".|
| ||The Number of the Day: Now, Chris washes the number of the day, 20.|
| ||Masked March #20|
| ||Skit of Counting 20 fish|
| ||Elmo looks for a friend to play with when Abby Cadabby shows up, who thinks she can make a friend for him appear. First, she tries making Dorothy appear, but makes a pumpkin in a fish bowl. Then, she tries making Bert appear, but conjures a pumpkin with Bert’s hair style. Abby thinks she’s a failure, until Elmo points out that she did bring a friend to play with – her!|
| ||Suzie Kabloozie sings “Somebody Come & Play”|
| ||Dan Zanes & friends perform “Jump Up”.|
| ||Elmo’s World - "Friends"|
| ||Chris announces the sponsors & proceeds to clean his “laundry of the day”.|
| ||Global Grover: Grover comes back from Paris with a shopping basket. None of the foods he finds wants to get in it, though! In his film, Lia & her father visit a farmer’s market & bakery in Paris for food at a French market. Afterwards, the food are in shock & Grover thinks they don’t get it & demonstrates by putting himself in the basket. The food then takes Grover in the basket to his grandma’s house. This segment replaces "Murray Has a Little Lamb" in the Sprout version.|
- Behind-the-scenes footage of this episode appears in the InFANity special about SESAME STREET.
- This is the 1st time since Season 37 that Bert appears in a main street scene.
- Arthur from the Japanese version of the show is seen in a tree near Hooper’s Store.
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