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Abby gets the Sparkle Speckle Fairy Freckles
Air date December 9, 2009
Season Season 40 (2009-2010)
Written by Christine Ferraro
Sponsors I, 6
Releases Counting with Elmo


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

SCENE Elmo and Abby are playing, when Elmo and Alan notice Abby's freckles are sparkling. She calls The Fairy Doctorperson, who concludes she has a case of the "Sparkle Speckle Fairy Freckles", a fairy illness that causes a fairy's freckles to sparkle, then fall off. He warns them that once the freckles are off, they have a great ability to hide and once they find a freckle, they must all say the magic words: "Fricka, fracka, freckle, back-a". He disappears to recommend a good dentist for the Tooth Fairy.
SCENE cont'd Elmo wonders when Abby's freckles will come off, when the freckles fly off her face that moment. After chasing them around the arbor, Alan spots one heading into Hooper's Store.
SCENE cont'd Inside the store, Chris confusedly watches them search for the freckle. He spots something sparkling on a Biondo's Nurti-Dots cereal box, which is one of the hiding freckles! They say the magic words and the freckle flies back onto Abby's face. They head out, spotting another freckle.
SCENE cont'd They look over near Rosita, who is finishing her flower drawing. She, too confused as to what is going on, spots two sparkling dots on her picture. They say and magic words twice so they can get both freckles.

SCENE cont'd At the laundromat, Mama Bear and Baby Bear fold their laundry. Alan alerts the patrons, having them inspect anything they have with small circles on them, which is where the freckles seem to be hiding. Mama Bear displays her son's underpants (much to his embarrassment), which contains another freckle. Leela also finds one, attached to her nose ring.

SCENE cont'd They spot the final freckle...on a cookie about to be eaten by Cookie Monster! Abby tackles him and tries taking the cookie, but he snatches it back. They quickly say the magic words before Cookie devours his cookie. Abby's final freckle restores itself on her face, making her happy once more.
Muppets / Celebrity Elisabeth Hasselbeck wants to explain what camouflage means, but she can't find her frog assistant. She discovers he has been camouflaged the whole time.

Muppets Murray announces it's almost time for Abby's Flying Fairy School, but first, he and the kids rap about I words.



Muppets Game Show: American I
Prairie Dawn hosts American I, where contestants compete to be the best letter I. Rosita, Oscar the Grouch and a dog serve as the judges. The first two contestants are a letter B and a letter W, whom the judges all agree should be the next American I. Prairie can hardly believe this. The final contestant actually is the letter I, whom the judges all reject. Frustrated, Prairie yells "It should be the American I, do you hear me?? I, I, I, I, Iiiiiii!" which causes the judges to crown Prairie as the winner, even though she's not even a letter. Oscar: "That's what makes it so right!" A flattered Prairie accepts the award.
(First: Episode 4142)
Muppets Murray and Navin introduce Abby's Flying Fairy School.
(First: Episode 4188)


Muppets / Animation Abby's Flying Fairy School
Today, the class is putting on their Dance Recital. Abby, Blogg, Peck and Niblet are all ready to dance, but Gonnigan claims he can’t dance and won’t do it in front of a crowd. Mrs. Sparklenose poofs him up special β€œSugar Plum Fairy Dance Shoes”, which will help him dance. As Gonnigan takes off his shoes the magic shoes begin dancing away. Blogg spots them under Niblet’s table. Gonnigan looks under and knocks the cage over, sending Niblet flying into Gonnigan’s sweater and making him shake around. Abby tries to magically make Gonnigan dance, but she misses each time and makes something in the room dance. Gonnigan then follows the shoes around a block tower, but slips on a piece of lunch. Abby calls on Spot, who shoes them videos of feet. Abby interprets the film, calimg Gonnigan only needs his feet to dance. He ignores her and find the shoes on top of the bookshelf. He knocks it over and gets clay on his head, so he shakes it off. Mrs. Sparklenose reminds him of all the physical things he’s done (wiggling, sliding and shaking) and he makes a dance out of it, which all the other students perform in the recital.
(First: Episode 4190)
Film A boy narrates a film of he and his siblings attending "Deaf Dance Jam", a dance class for the hearing-impaired.
(First: Episode 4067)
Muppets Murray announces "Murray Has a Little Lamb" is coming, but first he counts 6 of various things.
(First: Episode 4189) (with Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures mention)
Film Six dancers break it down in a park.
Muppets As Murray rushes off, Navin and Avery introduce "Murray Has a Little Lamb".
(First: Episode 4190)


Muppets Murray Has a Little Lamb
Murray's lamb, Ovejita, leads him to another secret escuela with the clue of a leaf. The school turns out to be the Science and Nature program at the American Museum of Natural History, where kids learn about bugs, amphibians and reptiles. They also learn about camouflage, and go on a safari outside.
(First: Episode 4163)
"Guessing Game" portion cut, new intro added
Muppets Since "Elmo's World" is near, Murray gives a demonstration of near and far.
(First: Episode 4188)
Cartoon Cab Callowmouse demonstrates here and there in song.
(First: Episode 3711)
Muppets Murray and the kids introduce "Elmo's World".
(First: Episode 4187)
Muppets Elmo's World: Doctors
(First: Episode 4116)
Muppets Murray watches a large screen to announce the sponsors.


  • The music that plays when Abby, Elmo, and Alan first chase Abby's freckles is based on the music written for the "Dot Bridge" animations that aired during the first season of Sesame Street, premiering in the first episode.

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