What are your favorite main story lines from the past 13 years of the show (seasons 34-season 46)? My favorites are usually the ones when there are a lot of characters in it or when the older humans come back for a cameo. I don't quite know why, I guess maybe those episodes are just better written for some reason, either that or the older characters are just generally more rounded characters as opposed to the newer ones. So, anyway, here are my favorite recent episodes of the show: Season 40, Episode 4187 "Big Bird considers moving"- A nice little story that showcases Big Bird's personality well and also represents his relationship with characters like Maria, Chris and Gordon. Freddy Flapman was well cast as Lin Manuel Miranda, and he got to show case his strengths as a performer unlike many guest stars who the writers often waste their potential. It was great that they managed to squeeze in all of the cast members. Overall a good street story but as an anniversary special it's very disappointing. S40, Ep. 4190- "Wild Nature Survivor Guy"- Jimmy Fallon's character was pretty funny and the parody of shows like "Man vs Wild" was an effective way to teach about nature. S41, EP. 4229- "Puddle Jumping"- Many of you might not think much of this episode, but the main thing I liked is that it had cameos with a bunch of different characters all throughout the street like Oscar, Rosita, Baby Bear, Cookie Monster, it really made the street feel populated and more like a real street. Another thing I enjoyed was all the songs on it, "Jumping in Puddles", "It's Raining Cookies", "Singing in the Shower", all super catchy songs. S41, Ep. 4220- Music Magic- What can I say? The episode was just super fun and just the right run time. All the songs were great, especially "Shirt Shout" and like I said before, I love it when they're's lots of people on the street because it makes it feel less deserted and more real. S42, Ep. 4275- Super Maria- It was great that we got a street story about the older characters, especially great that Susan actually had lines in it. This episode hits all the right notes. The characters all fit in perfectly and act like themselves, it's funny, it's not too long or too short, and it's one of the few times in recent years that the human characters are the main focus and act like real people, rather than playing second fiddle to the Muppets. This episode really feels a lot like an episode that might've aired in the 80s or 90s. S42, Ep. 4176- The Flood- The episode that premiered immediately after was this one. The episode is fun, well paced and not only is it rare for Bert and Ernie to be the main focus of a street scene but once again we get lots of Susan, as well as Maria and Luis doing what they do best, fixing things and arguing with Oscar. S43, Ep. 4301- Get Lost, Mr. Chips- The humor was great in this episode and having Chris and Alan in it was an absolutely perfect choice. S43, Ep. 4307-Brandeis Looks For a Job- Brandeis is a great character, John Tartaglia did a good job with him and i'm still hoping he might come back one day. S43, 4302- "The Good Sport"- One of the few times that Elmo is actually a three dimensional character, it was really fun to see him get so angry and than super competitive and cocky. S43, 4324- Trashgiving Day- Episodes about grouch culture are always fun. I'd say once again Alan and Chris are one of the highlights, they have great chemistry and can be really funny. My favorite part was when Chris annoyed Alan by freaking out like a child over the fact that their was going to be a balloon at the parade. S44, Ep. 4411- The Count Tribute- A wonderful episode that was very funny and once again carried by Alan and Chris, with some great moments from Elmo and Telly as well as appearances from almost the entire cast, human or Muppet. The ending was heartwarming and overall the story was a great tribute to Jerry and the Count. S44, Ep. 4407- Still Life With Cookie- Cookie is as funny as ever in this one and Alan is also great in this one. The song he sings is catchy, although like some other episodes it gets overused. Nice to see Gina and Big Bird get some cameos. S44, Ep. 4425- Lights, Camera, Bert!- Once again, you just can't go wrong with Ernie and Bert. The episode was super funny. Bert especially has some great lines and I think Elmo works extremely well as a side character/sidekick. If they wrote Elmo like they did in this episode and "The Good Sport" than he would most definitely be one of the best characters on the show. Best moments: Bert reading a book called "Fifty Shades of Oatmeal" and proclaiming, "This is steamy stuff!". Also, the joke about the treasure and the squirel's "booty". EDIT: I really hope you guys reply, this post took me over two hours to finish.