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Abby Makes Seasons Change
Air date November 16, 2009
Season Season 40 (2009)
Written by John Weidman
Production December 1, 2008
Sponsors U, 4
Releases Elmo's Rainbow & Other Springtime Stories, Hulu


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN What's the Word on the Street?: Season

SCENE Chris welcomes the viewer and explains it's Spring on the street and displays the tree in the arbor, showing it's covered with leaf buds and watches Telly and Baby Bear play tag together. He also notes it's cool enough for people to eat outdoors, as Mr. Johnson orders some hot soup. Elmo runs to Chris, showing him a sled he found in his closet and is going sledding, until Chris points out that during Spring, there's no snow. As Chris tends to the order, Elmo wishes it were winter. Abby Cadabby poofs in, having heard his wish, and plans to use her mom's weather spell to change the season. With a wave of her wand and the magic words...
SCENE cont'd ...the seasons change, but instead of snow, it's hot and sunny (meaning it's summer). Chris notes this as he sees the tree is now in full bloom. Mr. Johnson thinks it's too hot for the soup, so he orders some cool gazpacho. Telly and Baby Bear get too hot to play tag, so Chris suggests they play checkers. Abby tries her spell again and...

SCENE cont'd ...the season changes to autumn. Leaves are blown at Chris as he takes the bowl outside and he sees the leaf colors have changed. Mr. Johnson's gazpacho is blown onto his lap from the wind and he asks for the hot soup again. Chris brings it, but he asks for crackers too. Baby Bear begins to win their game, until the wind blows their checker board away before he can move. Telly realizes that since it's Fall, they can play football! Abby gives her spell another try and...


SCENE cont'd now becomes winter! Chris comes outside and is shocked to see this. He then realizes this has been Abby and Elmo's doing as he sleds by. He shows them the reproductions of their actions: Mr. Johnson and his soup are frozen and Baby Bear begins to hibernate. Elmo sees the seasons must come in their own time and has Abby change the current season back to spring. She waves her wand and makes it Spring again. Baby Bear wakes up from his nap and continues his game of tag with Telly. Mr. Johnson forgets the soup and orders a larger meal. Chris gets an idea on how Elmo can use his sled in the Spring.
SCENE cont'd Chris has now rigged Elmo's sled with wheels and begins pulling him down the street.
Muppets / Celebrity Adrian Grenier and Elmo use The Season-Bot 3000 to help explain the word "season".

Muppets Murray announces Abby's Flying Fairy School, but first, it's time for the letter U. He and the kids then rap about U words.
Cartoon Cookie Monster sings about the U sound in the word "umbrella".
Taken from Sesame Street English
Muppets Murray and Navin introduce Abby's Flying Fairy School.
(First: Episode 4188)


Muppets / Animation Abby's Flying Fairy School
Mrs. Sparklenose announces today in class, the students can earn their Fairy Godmother wings by participating in the “Cinderella Challenge”. With a brief game of “Eeny Meeny Miney Ming”, Blögg is chosen to the Cinderella. First they must poof a gown on him. They turn him into a hula dancer (dressing “down”), a clown and James Brown, until they come up with a good rhyme and make a gown appear. Next, they need glass slippers, but they ones they conjure up are too small and too big (and end up breaking, forcing Niblet to clean them up). They call on Spot, who shows them images of the number 12, which Gonnigan realizes is Blogg’s shoe size. Next, they need to turn a pumpkin into a coach, but Niblet has already eaten it. They improvise and turn Niblet into a motorcycle, which sends them all around the room. Gonnigan steers them to the ball pit, which counts as going to the ball, which means they pass and get their wings!
Song "I'm a Little Airplane," with film of kids pretending to be airplanes.
(First: Episode 3266)
cut from the Hulu version

Muppets Murray announces it's almost time for him and his little lamb to go to school, but first, it's time for the number 4. Murray counts 4 of things, including musicians, kids and the wheels on Tony Hawk's skateboard.
Muppets / Celebrity Feist performs a spoof of her song "1234" as various Muppets help her count.
(First: Episode 4161)
Muppets Murray and the kids introduce "Murray Has a Little Lamb".


Muppets Murray Has a Little Lamb
Murray’s lamb, Ovejita, leads him to another secret escuela, with an ice skate as his clue. The school turns out to be Ice Skating School, where Murray learns the basics of skating.
(First: Episode 4176)
"Guessing Game" portion cut, new intro added
Muppets Murray announces "Elmo's World" is coming up, but first, he and the viewer play "Sounds of the Street". They listen to the city sounds, including a bird, a car horn and a tap dancing octopus.
Muppets Abby, Zoe and Rosita sing "Guess the Seasons" and ask the viewer to do so.
Animation A mother and daughter walk through a park. After coming home, the child draws a picture of the things she saw there.
(First: Episode 3955)
Muppets Murray and Avery introduce "Elmo's World".
Muppets Elmo's World: Weather
(First: Episode 3984)
Muppets Murray tries announcing the sponsors, but forgets them. He rethinks the day, announces them and signs off.


Picture Segment Description
Film Two brothers make model airplanes, cars, and rockets with paper.
(First: Episode 3979)
This segment replaced "I'm a Little Airplane" in the Hulu version.


  • The Hooper's menu that Mr. Johnson possesses features an ad for the store's "Ladybugs Picnic Special," which consists of six s'mores and a glass of milk (all for $1.20).[1]
  • Since Chris said that he would help Abby and Elmo with their Spring sled after serving Mr. Johnson, it can be assumed that Mr Johnson has finally gotten his meal.


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