Sesame Street
Abby plays the Letter "P" Game
Air date August 17, 2007
Season Season 38
Written by Annie Evans
Sponsors P, 10
Releases P Is for Princess, SesameStreet's YouTube Channel (YouTube) (edited)


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COLD OPEN What's the Word on the Street?: Murray Monster introduces the word Pumpernickel.

SCENE Elmo wants to play tag, but Zoe wants to play checkers. Alan notices them arguing, and suggests they play the "letter P game." In order to play, they need to look around the store for things that start with the letter P, such as pickles. While Elmo and Zoe have difficulty looking for P words, a penguin (who pronounces his p's hard) comes in and orders a peanut butter sandwich on pumpernickel bread, with a slice of pineapple, and a potato.

SCENE, cont'd Elmo and Zoe ask the penguin for help, but they realize their question has been already answered! When they see the penguin's meal, they find even more P objects. Suddenly, Abby Cadabby poofs into Hooper's. Elmo and Zoe tell her what game they're playing, and she wants to join. With a wave of her wand and a special rhyme, Abby turns a salt shaker into a pumpkin.

SCENE, cont'd Abby, suddenly becoming inspired, poofs herself to Fairyland and brings back Peter Piper (from the nursery rhyme) and Prince Paul Charming (modeled after the Beatle) from the Cinderella fairytale. Peter and the Prince are perfect for the letter "P" game, but Peter needs his patch of pickled peppers to pick, and Prince Paul needs to find the foot that fits the glass slipper. They search Hooper's for what they want, but don't succeed.
SCENE, cont'd The Fairylanders need to get back to Fairyland, but Abby hasn't learned how to send people back. She remembers that her mommy does it by saying a rhyme and waving her wand, so she decides to give it a try. With the help of her friends and the perfect rhyme, Peter and the Prince are successfully sent home.
SCENE, cont'd Abby remembers another P word, and poofs herself away. Elmo, Zoe and Alan become worried that she'll bring back another fairytale character, but instead, she floats on a pillow.
Cartoon Rhyme Time: Frog and Hog went for a jog. Quail hops and meets a Snail.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 4045)
Celebrity Rachael Ray talks about the word pumpernickel and what it is.
Film A girl talks about making bread. And how good it is when you make it yourself.
(First: Episode 3742)
Muppets The Letter of The Day Games: P
In order to win a whole lot of cookies, Cookie Monster has one minute to find three things that begin with the letter P. He finds a pizza, a painting and Prairie Dawn.
(First: Episode 4099)
Cartoon P, for peas.
(First: Episode 3485)
Film Pam goes to the pizza parlor and displays her favorite P words.
(First: Episode 4072)
Muppets Hero Guy: Baby Bear gets Hero Guy to turn into a cow but he keeps turning into other animals. Finally he does it but likes being the Hippo. So Baby Bear changes the nursery rhyme.
(First: Episode 4034)
Animation "Planets, Moon and Stars"
(First: Episode 3809)

Muppets Sesame Street Dinner Theatre: "South Potato."
A family agrees that "There Is Nothing Like Potato."
Cartoon Potato song
(First: Episode 4107)
Muppets The Number of the Day: 10
The Count counts the number of times Kyle jumps off the front step of 123 Sesame Street before his hair turns blue. Kyle's hair doesn't change after 10 jumps, but that's not the only surprise!
(First: Episode 4111)
Cartoon Number Guy: 10 Pigs
(First: Episode 3390)
cut from the YouTube version
Animation Ten Dancing Kids
Animation: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 3902)
Muppets Waiter Grover: Mr. Johnson goes to eat at Charlie's once again. It is rhyming day at Charlie's, which means the waiter has to make up a rhyme with whatever he orders. Mr. Johnson wants a tuna sandwich on rye. Grover brings him an apple pie, but that's not what Mr. Johnson wanted. Grover then learns that they are all out of tuna on rye, so Mr. Johnson asks for a cheeseburger instead ... but what rhymes with cheeseburger?
Cartoon Jim Thurman sings "Calcutta Joe." (new sound effects added)
Animation by Buzzco Associates, Inc.
(First: Episode 2492)
Celebrity Denyce Graves sings "Sing" with some penguins.
(First: Episode 3848)
Film Kids talk about what songs are.
(First: Episode 3949)
Muppets Elmo's World: Penguins
(First: Episode 4114)
Insert The Adventures of Gina the Veterinarian: Gina tells Marco a bedtime story about her adventure to the jungle to remove a splinter from the paw of a ferocious lion (Little Murray Sparkles).


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Cartoon 10 Waterskiing Hippos
(First: Episode 4005)
This segment replaces the "Number Guy" cartoon on Sesame Street's YouTube channel.

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