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Sesame Street
Squirmadega Car Race
Air date December 28, 2009
Season Season 40 (2009-2010)
Written by Judy Freudberg and Molly Boylan
Sponsors L, 5
Releases YouTube


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

SCENE Chris serves his Uncle Gordon a sandwich, when a small race car zooms by on the counter multiple times, making it hard for him to put his plate down. Oscar points out to them that Slimey is practicing for the Squirmadega Car Race today. Elmo rushes in, decked out in Slimey gear, excited for the race and counting on Slimey to win. Chris sets him up by the front window to watch the race.

SCENE cont'd In the arbor, announcer Jeff Gordon welcomes us to the race and announces the competitors. Among the worms are Dale Wormhart Jr. (in car #1), Kyle Squish in car #2, Juan Mudtoya in car #3, Shawna Wiggleson in car #4 and finally Slimey in car #5.

SCENE cont'd Before the race begins, Carrie Underworm sings the “Worm Anthem”. Jeff then shows what the race course will be: the worm racers will go over the laundry basket, under the table, around the fire hydrant and through Big Bird’s legs.

SCENE cont'd As the race begins, the worms go over the laundry basket. Soon, car #1 falls into the basket and is taken out of the race. The worms then drive under the table, where car #2 gets a flat tire. As they drive around the fire hydrant, car #3 loses control and can’t stop going around. As the race comes to a close, Slimey misses Big Bird’s legs and drives into his toes instead (Which tickles Big Bird), and Shawna wins. Elmo is disheartened about Slimey’s loss.
SCENE cont'd Back inside Hooper's Store, Elmo mopes. However, he and Gordon notice that Slimey is still driving his car around the counter. Oscar tells them that Slimey’s not upset about losing - he did his personal worm best and, with practice, may win the next race.
Muppets / Celebrity Brendan Fraser talks about the word speedy as he watches Grover run around fast, looking for a restroom.

Muppets Murray and the viewer practice flapping their "wings" for when Abby's Flying Fairy School begins. He then plays "Bring Out Your L", asking people to show him any L words they have on them.
Cartoon Elmo sings about the L sound in the word "lemon".
Taken from Sesame Street English
Muppets Murray and Carson introduce Abby's Flying Fairy School.
(First: Episode 4187)


Muppets / Animation Abby's Flying Fairy School
Today, the students are growing their own plants. Abby, Blogg and Peck grow their own flowers, but Gonnigan has no luck, even when trying to shove Peck in his pot. His friends convince him to use magic to make it grow. He uses his "Gigantic Spell" and turns the plant into a large beanstalk that stretches to the sky, with Peck hanging on. Mrs. Sparklenose has them poof to the top to retrieve her. Once at the top, they discover a giant using Peck as a tiny feather duster. They try to communicate, but they are not heard. They call Spot, who shows them images of ears. Abby makes Gonnigan perform his spell again, so they can be giants and talk to him. They grow to be as big as the giant and swap Peck for a large feather duster. Once back down in the classroom, they find Niblet has grown large by eating parts of the beanstalk. Niblet burps which shrinks him back to normal size.
Celebrity Jill Scott sings "We Are All Earthings."
(First: Episode 3981)
Muppets Murray makes sure the viewer likes Bert and Ernie so they'll enjoy Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures when it comes, but first, he counts 5 of things.
(First: Episode 4190) (with "Murray Has a Little Lamb" mention)
Animation Salty and Pierre, spicy detectives, find the number 5 as part of a doghouse.
Muppets Murray and the kids introduce Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures.
(First: Episode 4187)


Muppets / Animation Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures
Bert and Ernie are now car mechanics and Ernie now has an affinity for being a singing car mechanic. A lady ostrich brings her car in and heads out. Ernie discovers the car moves when he sings, so he and Bert get in and make it fly by singing, but Ernie takes them on a treacherous trail. After landing back in the garage, the ostrich comes back and tries singing, but is horribly off-key. Bert actives the radio and she goes flying.
Muppets Murray announces "Elmo's World" is coming up, but first, he plays "Sounds of the Street". He hears the sounds of a saxophone, a drummer and a trumpet-playing rooster.
Muppets Zoe and Rosita ask Abby to conjure them up a pizza, but she instead makes a camel appear, who wants to be sent back to his habitat. An announcer asks them to "Find That Habitat" and think of where he may live. Zoe thinks he lives on a mountain, so they send themselves there, but the camel can't stay up on the slippery mountain. Rosita suggests the desert, where he does live! They all then enjoy playing in the sand.
Cartoon Kids and animals alternate in passing letters over themselves, in an alphabet song.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 3740)
Muppets Murray and the kids introduce "Elmo's World".
(First: Episode 4187)
Muppets Elmo's World: Fast and Slow
(First: Episode 4130)
Muppets Murray watches a large screen to announce the sponsors.


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