Sesame Street
Abby thinks Oscar is a prince
Air date October 7, 2008
Season Season 39 (2008)
Written by Tony Geiss
Sponsors B, 17
Syndication PBS Kids Sprout
Releases Fairytale Fun, Hulu

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Picture Segment Description
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COLD OPEN What's the Word on the Street?: Disguise
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SCENE Chris reads Abby Cadabby “The Frog Prince,” which she anxiously waits for the ending of. Chris finishes the story and Abby loves it.
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SCENE cont'd As Abby walks down the street, she finds herself amazed that a frog of all things could be an enchanted prince. While Oscar deals with a man with some trash behind her, Abby wonders if someone on Sesame Street could be a prince. She sees Oscar and gets the idea that he may be an enchanted prince!
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SCENE cont’d In Abby’s imagination, she tells what she thinks is Oscar’s fairy tale origin. He once was a handsome, kind prince who received trashy treasures from his subjects, until one day, a Fairy Grouchmother witnessed this and was disgusted. With a wave of her wand, she turned him into a nasty Grouch.
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SCENE cont’d Back in reality, Abby believes it’s her duty to kiss Oscar and make him a prince again. She tells Oscar she’s going to kiss him, but he thinks otherwise. She floats up to his trash can, but he shuts the lid and emerges again with a protective mask on. He then hangs a “No Kissing” sign on his trash can and announces (using a megaphone) that his trash can is now a no-kissing zone and that he’ll be staying in his trash can forever (ordering from “Szechuan Grouch” for food). Abby gets an idea how to reach him...
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SCENE cont’d Abby poofs herself into Oscar’s trash can. Abby tries to find Oscar in the dark, but ends up smooching his pets. Fearing he may be next, he bounces on his trampoline and sky-rockets out of his trash can.
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SCENE cont'd Oscar crashes in front of Hooper’s, where Chris is folding napkins. Oscar asks him for a disguise so Abby won’t recognize him and kiss him. Abby poofs herself to Hooper’s and sees a green man who goes by the name of James Bond. She recognizes him as Oscar. Chris settles this by making Oscar let Abby kiss him because if nothing happens to him, Abby will see she’s wrong. Abby checks her breath and kisses Oscar and…
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SCENE cont’d …he remains the same. Abby is disappointed and thinks it was more fun in the story. Chris tells her that the frog was a fairy tale frog and that most frogs are just regular frogs and they like it like that! Oscar expresses his desire to be a Grouch in a song, “I Don't Wanna Be a Prince.” Abby doesn’t mind, as she loves Oscar anyway and begins chasing him for a hug.
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Song "You're Important"
(First: Episode 3396)
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Celebrity / Muppets Jack Black wears various disguises to fool Elmo, but he sees through them each time, until he meets a chicken with Jack’s facial hair.
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Cartoon Parts of a face are drawn in black on-screen before forming a picture.
(First: Episode 3320)
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Insert In a parody of The Tonight Show, Big Bird introduces Snuffy, who will present the letter B on his back. However, Big Bird sees no B, until he spots Slimey on Snuffy’s back, wearing a hat with a B on it.
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Film "B is for Bubble" (remake)
(First: Episode 3266)
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Cartoon The citizens of Begonia Park have the blues, until a bus with flying Bs arrives. The Bs make everyone happy with some foods that start with B.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 3808)
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Celebrity Keb Mo sings "Everybody Be Yo'Self" with the Sesame Street cast.
(First: Episode 3969)
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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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Insert Big Bird presents Snuffy who will wear a banner with a 17 on it. Big Bird sees no 17 on Snuffy’s banner until Snuffy turns around and shows it on the other side.
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Cartoon Rap #17
(First: Episode 2488)
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Animation Growing Numbers #17
(First: Episode 2975)
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Muppets Murray Has a Little Lamb
Murray’s lamb, Ovejita, leads him to another secret escuela. His clues this time are una pala (shovel), tierra (dirt) y vegetales (vegetables). The school is revealed to be gardening school, where Murray how to grow and take care of plants.
cut from the Sprout version
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Song Do the Veggie Dance: First and last verses of this dance are the veggie dance, while the broccoli, mushroom, cucumbers, and corn verses fill up the middle. The kids end the segment by exclaiming righteously "I LOVE VEGGIES!"
(First: Episode 4087)
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Muppets Elmo's World: Skin
(First: Episode 4096)
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Insert Oscar reads Slimey “The Worm Prince” and Abby floats in on her pillow, wanting to hear the story too. The sponsors are announced.

Alterations

Picture Segment Description
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Muppets Global Grover: Grover enters wearing a thatched roof on his head and rolling a bundle of reeds. He has just returned from Germany and is eager to make his very own thatched roof, a skill he learned from Paul, his friend from Germany. While he thatches away, we cut to a clip of Paul's father, a roofer, who is making a thatched roof for a house. This is a special kind of roof made from reeds. On his lunch break, he helps Paul and his brother make a thatched roof for a bird house. When we cut back to Grover, he proudly shows us the roof he has just completed.
(First: Episode 4132)
This segment replaces "Murray Has a Little Lamb" in the Sprout version.


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