Sesame Street
Chris and Elmo go camping
Air date December 24, 2009
Season Season 40 (2009-2010)
Written by John Weidman
Sponsors T, 16
Releases Elmo's Animal Adventures


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN What's the Word on the Street?: Canteen
SCENE Chris and Elmo arrive at their campsite, humming a tune. Chris welcomes the viewer and explains he and Elmo are out camping to get away from work. Chris unpacks and shows all their supplies, including the hot dogs and marshmallows they’ll be having for dinner. Elmo wants to start the fire now, but Chris points out they’ll need lumber first.
SCENE cont'd Suddenly, a tree next to them falls over. Elmo exclaims, “Look Chris! The wood collected itself!” A beaver appears, saying he cut down the tree with his teeth. Elmo wants him to stay for dinner, but none of the food is appetizing to the beaver. He eats bark and Elmo has Chris get some bark from the tree, despite Chris’ protests to not make food on his vacation (which is exactly why he left the street).
SCENE cont'd Chris is ready to dig into their food, when two hungry turtles arrive. However, they don’t want to eat the hot dogs and bark and name the plants and bugs they eat. Chris goes to find some leaves and dandelions for them.
SCENE cont'd When they all begin to eat, a pair of raccoons arrive. Elmo asks them to stay and coaxes Chris into letting them stay. The raccoons don’t eat any of the food prepared, so Chris once again ventures into the woods to find them nuts and berries.
SCENE cont'd Before they all begin dinner, the beaver jokingly has them make sure no one else shows up. Lo and behold, a family of migrating ducks land. They expect room service and cable, but Elmo says they only have animals. Chris is told they eat water plants, so he dives into the nearby pond to get them (Unfortunately, he kept his cell phone in his pocket).
SCENE cont'd Now that every animal has what they want for dinner, Chris has them all begin the quiet meal, which turns out to be anything but quiet.
SCENE cont'd Now that the sun has set, Elmo and Chris get into their sleeping bags and reflect on their wild day. Elmo wants to camp out every night, while Chris negatively mugs to the viewer. All the animals (who are inside Chris’ sleeping bag) wish them a good night.
Muppets / Celebrity Abby Cadabby tries helping Cedric the Entertainer show what a canteen is by making one appear, but instead conjures up a hose, a fish tank and a bucket. Exhausted, she takes a drink from her own canteen.

Muppets Murray practices flapping his "wings" for when Abby's Flying Fairy School comes on. He then plays "What's on Me That Start's with T" and asks kids to name T words he's wearing.
Cartoon Cookie Monster sings about the T sound in the word "tiger".
Taken from Sesame Street English
Muppets Murray and the kids announce Abby's Flying Fairy School.
(First: Episode 4189)


Muppets / Animation Abby's Flying Fairy School
The class plays with Niblet, the class pet. It’s Gonnigan’s turn to hold him, but he’s to afraid to and disappears. Blogg then tries to and Niblet steals his wand. After a chase, he runs into a crayon drawing n the wall. However, they are unable to get inside. Spot shows them videos of doors, which gives them the idea to use a door. After twinkle-thinking, Abby realizes the drawing is Gonnigan’s and he can draw a door on it. Once inside, they try and follow him, but he draws a river between them. Abby draws a pumpkin to get them across, but Gonnigan adds a sail. Once on the river, Niblet re-draws it as the top of a mountain. Gonnigan adds wheels to get down to him, but Niblet draws a second hill, causing them to slide back and forth between them. Niblet escapes the drawing and heads into his Gerblecorn hole. They try opening it with a spell (rhyming “door” with “Zsa Zsa Gabor”), but find out magic can’t open it. They sob at the idea of never seeing Niblet again, which brings him out of his hole. He gives Blogg his wand back and has Gonnigan hold him. Mrs. Sparklenose rewards them (and the viewer) with a gold star.
(First: Episode 4187)
Muppets / Celebrity Jason Mraz sings about being "Outdoors" with Elmo, Abby, Rosita, Baby Bear, Big Bird and the kids.
Muppets Murray announces it's almost time for school, but first, he counts groups of 16 things.
Cartoon 16 acorns sprout from tree branches.
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 pot. The school turns out to be a cooking school, where kids practice cooking various things. Today, they learn how to make stuffed corn tortillas.
(First: Episode 4170)
"Guessing Game" portion cut, new intro added
Muppets Murray announces "Elmo's World" is coming, but first, he gives a demonstration of outside and inside.
(First: Episode 4190)
Animation In a painting, a man flips a coin, and it flies in and out of buildings.
(First: Episode 3291)
Muppets Ernie sings "Shake Your Head One Time", a song about moving your body. He is assisted in the dancing by Mr. Honker, Grover, Elmo and Bert.
(First: Episode 4131)
In this airing, an audible "Oops!" is heard when Elmo enters.
Muppets Murray and Avery introduce "Elmo's World".
(First: Episode 4191)
Muppets Elmo's World: Wild Animals
(First: Episode 4038)
Muppets Murray tries announcing the sponsors, but forgets them. He rethinks the day, announces them and signs off.

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