Sesame Street
Abby Cadabby's first day of school
Air date August 15, 2006
Season Season 37 (2006)
Written by Christine Ferraro
Directed by Emily Squires
Sponsors C, 2
Releases Ready for School!, HBO Kids, Online Streaming


Picture Segment Description

SCENE Elmo is in the Fix-It Shop having the windmill in Dorothy's fishbowl fixed. Baby Bear comes in and asks where Abby Cadabby is: It's her first day at the Storybook Community School! Abby soon appears, and she and Baby Bear get ready to go. Elmo looks forward to hearing about the experience when they get back.


SCENE, cont'd They arrive at school and receive a warm welcome from Mrs. Goose, the teacher. Inside she leads the class in a welcome song, and introduces Abby to the other storybook characters in her class. Unfortunately, she then disappears!
SCENE, cont'd Back at the Fix-It Shop, Luis is putting the finishing touches on Dorothy's windmill. With a flash, Abby appears and tells Elmo about her day so far. She then "zaps" herself back to school.
SCENE, cont'd After Abby reappears at school, it's time for show and tell. Mary shows off her lamb's animal impressions. Abby is unsure about what to show, but Baby Bear suggests her wand.
SCENE, cont'd Rather than directly heeding his advice, Abby "zaps" herself back to Sesame Street, where Elmo and Luis give her the same advice. Unfortunately, Elmo accidentally taps himself with the wand, and disappears himself!

SCENE, cont'd Over at school, Abby's classmates again fret about her unexpected disappearance. Suddenly a flash appears; but it isn't Abby, it's Elmo! Abby reappears again herself a few seconds later, and comes up with a new idea: To show Elmo for show and tell! Mrs. Goose agrees, and leads the class in another recital of the welcome song.
The entire street scene can be viewed at SesameStreet's YouTube Channel. (YouTube)
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