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Sesame Street
Elmo teaches Abby to make believe
Air date October 8, 2007
Season Season 38
Written by Tony Geiss
Sponsors Z, 10
Releases P Is for Princess
YouTube (YouTube) (edited)

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Picture Segment Description
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COLD OPEN "What's the Word on the Street?" -- pretend
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SCENE Abby Cadabby looks for Elmo, and introduces the viewer to her toy frog, Prince. When Elmo sees it, he doesn't understand how a frog could be a Prince, until Abby explains he was a prince that got turned into a frog. She kisses the frog doll, and POOF! it turns into a prince doll (and vice versa).
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Elmo thinks Abby's trick is so cool that he asks Abby to kiss his cheek to see if he will turn into a frog. Although Elmo doesn't turn into a real frog, he pretends to be one. Abby doesn't understand how Elmo can be red, have fur, and still be a frog. Elmo realizes that Abby doesn't know the meaning of "making believe," so he and Abby decide to do it together.
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The first thing Abby wants to pretend to be is a chicken, so she and Elmo make believe it by clucking, pecking, and flapping their wings. Abby gets so excited about it that she floats up in the air, attracting the attention of a real chicken, who joins them.
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When Elmo points out to the chicken that she doesn't have to pretend she's a chicken, they decide to pretend to be something else. The chicken has always wanted to be a cow, so they all moo and pretend they have horns, which attracts the attention of Gladys.
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Gladys joins them in their make-believe game, as they all pretend they're cars. Soon, Gordon comes along, and they all pretend to be him by repeating everything he says.
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Gordon sings a song about "Making Believe," summarizing the episode's theme. An excited Abby calls her mommy to tell her what she learned today, and leaves to go home.
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Film Kids pretend to be animals.
Music: Joe Raposo (instrumental of "Look a Little Closer")
Film only: (First: Episode 4004)
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Celebrity Meredith Vieira likes to pretend to be a train.
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Animation Kids see different objects in the clouds, including a train, a drum and a tiger.
(First: Episode 4009)
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Muppets The Letter of the Day: Z
Prairie Dawn decides to give Cookie Monster a plate of cookies so he doesn't eat the letter Z, but alas, as Prairie lectures, Cookie Monster eats all the cookies and then proceeds to eat the Z.
(First: Episode 4082)
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Animation The Letter Z in various typefaces.
(First: Episode 2855)
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Film Kid jungle explorers sight a wild Letter Z.
(First: Episode 3496)
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Muppets / Celebrity John Legend sings "It Feels Good When You Sing a Song" with Hoots.
(First: Episode 4109)
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Animation A jazz band comes together to play the same notes.
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Muppets The Number of the Day: 10

A talking number ten appears after The Count reveals that 10 is the number of the day. "Finally the ten-sion is broken!"
(First: Episode 4005)

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Song Counting 10 flowers
(First: Episode 4057)
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Animation A butterfly has fun with 10 flower petals.
Artist: Misseri Studio
(First: Episode 4022)
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Muppets Abby sings "Kids with Wings."
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Cartoon Campers don't want to play ring toss with Zork, until their counselor reminds them about being judgmental.
(First: Episode 2761)
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Muppets Dinner Theatre: "Pear"
A hippie father prepares his family a series of pear dishes, and they all sing in praise of the green fruit.
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Film A Puerto Rican family get-together includes cooking, playing soccer, and finally the big dinner.
(First: Episode 3081)
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Cast Luis, Miles and Elmo play music with spoons (cucharas).
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Film Kids play "Twinkle Twinkle" on bucket, glass, and a broiler pan.
(First: Episode 3950)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie can't sleep, because he's afraid of dark shadows and spooky things. Bert comforts him, and the two sing "Imagination" before falling asleep.
(First: Episode 3820)
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Cartoon A girl thinks she hears a monster doing a cha-cha outside her window, but it's only the wind and crickets. Her snores frighten the real monster.
Artist: Deanna Morse
(First: Episode 2951)
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Muppets Elmo's World: Cameras
(First: Episode 4108)
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Muppets Oscar's Trashtime Band plays as he announces the sponsors.

Alterations

Picture Segment Description
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Song "Imagination Landscape"
(First: Episode 2904)
This segment replaces the Puerto Rican family film in the version on Sesame Street's YouTube channel.
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Muppets The Adventures of Prairie Dawn: Prairie Dawn has a so-called "adventure" by trying a kumquat (which she's never tried before). (intro cut)
(First: Episode 2984)
This segment replaces the "cucharas" segment in the version on Sesame Street's YouTube channel.
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Animation Traction Jackson sings "Fruit Snack Samba"
(First: Episode 4089)
This segment appears between The Adventures of Prairie Dawn and the "Twinkle, Twinkle" film in the version on Sesame Street's YouTube channel.
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Cartoon Suzie Kabloozie sings "In My Head"
(First: Episode 3526)
This segment replaces the Deanna Morse cartoon in the version on Sesame Street's YouTube channel.


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