Original Air Date:
October 18, 2011
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W and 4
Word on the street: Empathy
To understand and care about the feelings of others.
Oscar's getting ready to take Slimey to the mud hole, but what's this? It's the Three Little Pigs being chased by the Big Bad Wolf! The wolf huffs and puffs at Slimey too, who goes flying through the air and lands in Snuffy's lunch.
Nobody else saw what happened, and Slimey's too traumatized to tell Alan, Snuffy, and Big Bird. It happens two more times, with Slimey ending up terrified, until Alan explains to Slimey that if something is bothering him, he should trust a grown-up to help.
Together, the pals go to confront the wolf and help him understand that all his huffing and puffing at others is scary and can hurt. The Big Bad Wolf apologizes and promises to stop. So what's his new, kinder, gentler hobby? Blowing bubbles!
Also in This Episode
Special Guest Stars: Mark Ruffalo explains what empathy means, plus the Harlem Globetrotters appear. In Abby's Flying Fairy School it's letter "B" day, and in Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures, the pals meet the Loch Ness Monster. Murray experiments with a skateboard, and Elmo's World is all about doctors.