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Sesame Street
Amphibian Show
Air date December 22, 2009
Season Season 40 (2009-2010)
Written by Annie Evans
Sponsors N, 0
Releases Elmo's Animal Adventures


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN What's the Word on the Street?: Metamorphosis
SCENE Elmo and Abby are lounging in the garden, when music plays and an announcer introduces the "Find The Amphibian" game. Host Anne Phibian describes the game to them: they must find an amphibian before the tadpole becomes an adult. Elmo claims that it will take awhile for that to happen (a lesson he learned from Gordon), but the tadpole is growing on "game show time", which means they must act fast. She gives them their first clue as to what an amphibian is: they start out living in water.
SCENE cont'd Outside the Laundromat, Chris drops off some laundry to Leela. A fish arrives, hoping to get some dry cleaning. Elmo and Abby find the fish and claim she's an amphibian. However, Anne points out that fishes live their whole lives in water, so the fish is not an amphibian. She gives them another clue: amphibians also live on land for air.
SCENE cont'd Elmo and Abby come across a robin doing breathing exercises. They once again think it's an amphibian, but Anne points out that amphibians don't have feathers like birds do. She gives them a third clue: amphibians have four legs.
SCENE cont'd A shoe-shiner gives Buster the Horse a horseshoe-shine, counting each of his four legs. Elmo and Abby discover him and believe he's an amphibian, but as Anne and Buster point out, he's a mammal (since he has hair all over his body). Anne gives them a final clue: amphibians go through a big change (metamorphosis).

SCENE cont'd Elmo and Abby come across an alligator. They learn he was once an egg, which they see as a big change and claim he's an amphibian. However, the alligator shows them a baby picture, which depicts him younger, but with no real change. The tadpole has nearly grown up and Elmo and Abby are disappointed. They explain to Chris what clues they got and wonder why they got no results. Chris explains that they only looked for an animal that fit each clue they got, not all the clues together. They put the clues together and see that the host, Anne, is an amphibian! They win the game just as the tadpole becomes an adult frog. They then win some frogs to dance with.
Muppets / Celebrity Patricia Arquette and Abby explain what metamorphosis means. Abby visually demonstrates this by turning Patricia into a penguin.

Muppets Murray announces Abby's Flying Fairy School is coming, but first he plays "Bring Out Your N", asking people to show him N words they have on them.
Cartoon Fireflies guide the way to N words in the woods.
Muppets Murray and Jake introduce Abby's Flying Fairy School.
(First: Episode 4190)


Muppets / Animation Abby's Flying Fairy School
Mrs. Sparklenose helps Abby, Blogg and Gonnigan recycle bottles they brought from home. One of Abby's bottles it dusty, so she rubs it and out comes Gene the Genie. He feels cramped inside and refuses to go back in. The bottle, not wanting to be empty, begins hopping around, looking for someone to suck inside. The bottle entraps Mrs. Sparklenose inside, while Gene plans to spend 1,001 nights in Vegas. Abby reminds Gene he needs to grant 3 wishes. Abby wishes for Mrs. Sparklenose to get out of the bottle, with Niblet then taken in his place. Gonnigan rephrases the wish and asks for not one of them to be inside, so he poofs them all inside, thus there is not one. They call on Spot, who shows them a film on โ€œallโ€ and โ€œnoneโ€. They wish for them all of them to get out and none of them would be inside. The bottle looks for some to capture and it gets Mrs. Sparklenose again. Gene refuses to switch places with her, not wanting to be in a small space again. They twinkle think and get an idea to magically recycle his bottle with other ones to make a larger one, complete with sliding glass doors so he can leave whenever he feels.
(First: Episode 4189)
Muppets Murray announces it's time for school, but first, he talks about the number 0.
Film A man break-dances around the number 0, disappearing to demonstrate "zero dancer."
(First: Episode 4014)
Muppets Murray and the kids introduce "Murray Has a Little Lamb".
(First: Episode 4191)


Muppets Murray Has a Little Lamb
Murrayโ€™s lamb, Ovejita, takes him to yet another secret escuela with a drum for a clue. The school turns out to be drumming school. At school, Murray learns all about the different kinds of drums and how to play each one properly while Ovejita uses drum mallets.
(First: Episode 4172)
"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.
(First: Episode 4192)

Muppets / Celebrity When Elmo can't get to sleep, Ricky Gervais arrives with a celebrity lullaby about the letter N. However, his song turns out to be to noisy for Elmo to sleep to.
Film Kids sing "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star."
(First: Episode 3963)
Muppets Murray and the kids introduce "Elmo's World".
(First: Episode 4187)
Muppets Elmo's World: The Beach
(First: Episode 4135)
Muppets Murray tries announcing the sponsors, but forgets them. He rethinks the day, announces them and signs off.


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