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Y a Quest? Y Not
Air date November 17, 2009
Season Season 40 (2009-2010)
Written by Judy Freudberg and Molly Boylan
Sponsors Y, 20
Syndication PBS Kids Sprout
Releases The Letter Quest


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


SCENE Abby and Elmo welcome the viewer while waiting for Telly. He arrives with a book, “How to be a Knight for a Day,” since today, they are going to be knights. The book first suggests they wear armor. After getting some, the book then suggests they sing a knight song. They then sing “We Are Three Knights So Merry”. Finally, the book says to find a quest to go on, but they don’t know what a quest is. After reading the definition, they try to think of a quest they can go on, when they hear some crying...
SCENE cont'd The letter Y is the one who’s crying, because he feels he has no purpose. They convince him he starts many words, but they can’t think of any. Telly realizes that their quest can be to look for Y words.
SCENE cont'd The group has arrived in Gina’s waiting room and look for Y words. However, none of the animals in the room have names that start with Y. They decide to head for the Laundromat, but not before singing their song again. They spot a yak, but they mistake it for a “hairy cow” and leave. Gina alerts them of the yak, but they’ve already left.
SCENE cont'd As Leela folds laundry, the knights arrive and look for Y words. None of the clothes start with Y. They find the hairy cow again, but ignore him. They head for Hooper's next. While on the phone, Leela spots the yak, but is too busy to alert them.
SCENE cont'd Once at Hooper’s, Alan points out the yak, which they dismiss as a hairy cow still, until the cow speaks and confirms he’s a yak. He orders some yogurt and yodels, exciting the letter Y. The knights sing their knight song once more.
Muppets / Celebrity Tiki Barber goes on a quest looking for a definition of quest, asking Oscar, Grover and Cookie Monster.

Muppets Murray announces Abby's Flying Fairy School, but first, it's time for the letter Y. He and the kids then rap about Y words.
Celebrity Norah Jones sings "Don't Know Y" with Elmo.
(First: Episode 4081)
Muppets Murray and Carson introduce Abby's Flying Fairy School.
(First: Episode 4187)


Muppets / Animation Abby's Flying Fairy School
Today, the students play with puppets, but Blögg can’t seem to make his work. He tries using magic to turn it into a real boy, but instead turns himself into a puppet. Mrs. Sparklenose explains the only way he can become normal again is by undergoing the “Pinocchio Process”. The first step to hop with a cricket, so they poof themselves to a field to find one. After hopping with one, Blögg’s feet become normal. Next, they poof to a farm to do the “Donkey Dance of Joy” with a donkey. However, the donkey is rouge and begins chasing him. They call on Spot, who shows them a brief song about hay. They conjure up some hay, which sedates the donkey and makes him dance, making Blögg gain his arms back. Finally, Blögg must swim with a whale. They poof underwater, but Blögg has trouble swimming and his friends help him. Now back to normal and in the class room, Blögg uses his wand to operate the puppet.
(First: Episode 4188)
Muppets Ernie & Bert: Ernie sings "I Love My Toes", about how amazing his toes are. Bert is inspired by his own toes, but Ernie has gone to sleep. So, he shares his newfound fascination with Bernice on the windowsill.
(First: Episode 4092)
Muppets Murray announces it's almost time to go to school with him and Ovejita, but first, he and friends count 20 of things.
Song "Clothesline Number Twenty Song"
Muppets As Murray rushes off to school, Jordan introduces "Murray Has a Little Lamb".
(First: Episode 4188)


Muppets Murray Has a Little Lamb
Murray’s lamb gives him a flower as a clue to the school they're going to. The school is revealed to be gardening school, where Murray how to grow and take care of plants.
(First: Episode 4173)
"Guessing Game" portion cut, new intro added
Muppets Murray announces "Elmo's World" is coming up, but first, he gives a demonstration of forward and backward, walking forward and knocking the camera over.
Muppets Marshal Grover and Fred the Wonder Horse are riding into the sunset, but Grover faces Fred's back instead. Grover wants to see the sunset as they ride, so he has Fred face the other way. Once Fred starts moving, he begins riding away from the sunset. So, Marshal Grover has Fred walk backwards on their journey.
Film DJ Rob Swift from the “Scratch DJ Academy” in New York City and animated character show forward and backward on the turn table.
(First: Episode 4185)
Muppets Murray and Rachael introduce "Elmo's World."
(First: Episode 4189)
Muppets Elmo's World: Drawing
(First: Episode 3859)
Muppets Murray watches a large screen to announce the sponsors.


  • An image of Slimey by the WASA spaceship is seen in Gina's waiting room.
  • A poster for "Jim Henson's Puppet Workshop" is seen in the window of the laundromat. The flyer advertises the classes every weekend and claims "beginners are always welcome."[1]
  • The season 43 repeat of this episode includes an additional sponsor tag: "The Federation of Fast Walkers."


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