Season 42

Original Air Date:
November 26, 2010

Brought to you By:
U and 19

Educational Goal:
Social Development

Word on the street: Recipe
 A list of steps for when you're making something like food.

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Episode Summary

Leela is making bracelets to celebrate an Indian holiday called "Rakhi", when sisters, brothers, and friends show how much they love each other by exchanging special bracelets, foods, and gifts. Leela already sent a bracelet to her brother Sunil in India and she is expecting a bracelet from him to arrive by mail any moment.

While she waits, she helps Telly and Zoe, who are making bracelets for their friends. A delivery person brings a box that turns out to be a sample of laundry detergent—not her brother's gift. Leela is disappointed, but receives another delivery later in the day. Darn—it's just a box of laundry softener! Meanwhile, at Hooper's Store, Elmo runs into Chris, who's making a bracelet for Leela since she's feeling homesick. He and Elmo use the computer to learn more about Rakhi and to find recipes for traditional Indian foods. Now all they need is Indian music to make the Rakhi party complete Leela is surprised and happy to see how Chris and Elmo brought a little bit of India to Sesame Street with decorations, food, and music.

Finally, Sunil's bracelet arrives in the mail! Now the Rakhi party can really begin!