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Jack's Big Jump
Air date December 30, 2009
Season Season 40 (2009-2010)
Written by Belinda Ward
Sponsors J, 8
Releases Fairytale Fun


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


SCENE Everyone rushes to the arbor (including Biff and Sully) for “Jack’s Big Jump”, with Telly and Baby Bear serving as announcers. They explain to Chris that Jack Be Nimble will jump over 8 candlesticks and have him count them to make sure they have eight. Baby Bear has also taken the liberty of changing his nursery rhyme to accommodate today’s event (particularly admiring the rhyme he made). Jack Be Nimble falls from the sky and is ready to make his big jump. To the shock of everyone, Jack fails to jump over the candlesticks and crash into them. He tries to make another attempt, but runs away instead. Baby Bear and Telly go to find him.

SCENE cont'd Telly and Baby Bear look in the garden and find Jack hiding behind a bench. Jack confesses that’s lost his jump and can’t perform. Jack has Baby Bear record a new version of his nursery rhyme that deals with his dilemma. They hatch a plan and leave, returning with a kangaroo. She explains that sometimes, even she has jumping problems. Her solution – singing “The Jumping Song”. The song helps Jack regain his jump and pumps his for his big jump.
SCENE cont'd Back in the arbor, everyone awaits Jack’s return. He charges for the candlesticks, but at the first sight of them, he jumps away back to the garden.

SCENE con'td In the garden, the duo finds him still sad and with a new problem: he can’t jump over. They think of someone who can help. They return as their helper falls from the sky and crash lands on Telly. Their friend turns out to be the cow from “Hey Diddle Diddle”, who jumps over the moon. She jumps over a flower pot and has him do the same. She then advises him to jump over something bigger – Baby Bear. Now with his over problem fixed, he and the cow jump back to the arbor.
SCENE cont'd Jack takes a leap and is able to make it over all eight candlesticks. However, still eager to jump, he takes on a bigger challenge – jumping over the moon. He leaps into the sky, with the cow in hot pursuit to reclaim her territory. Telly and Baby Bear take a mighty leap as well.
Muppets / Celebrity Ricky Gervais explains what a stumble is, with Grover providing an accidental visual demonstration.

Muppets "Are you ready to 'twinkle-think'?", Murray asks, because Abby's Flying Fairy School is coming. He then plays "Bring Out Your J", asking people to display some J words.
Film J for Jump: A montage of people jumping.
Muppets Murray and the kids announce Abby's Flying Fairy School.
(First: Episode 4189)


Muppets / Animation Abby's Flying Fairy School
Today for Show & Tell, Abby brings in the enchanted apple from Snow White. During snack time, Blogg takes a bite and falls into an enchanted sleep. Gonnigan and Abby try to think of how they can wake him up, when Gonnigan remembers he wakes up to the sound of an alarm clock. They go through Mrs. Sparklenose's filling cabinet and find one, but it doesn't wake Blogg up. They call Spot, who shows them videos of mouths. Abby thinks they should kiss him, but when she tries, he stays asleep. Abby checks the Snow White story and finds they need a prince to wake him. She turns Gonnigan into a frog so she can kiss him and make him into a prince. Gonnigan kisses Blogg and he wakes up, and notices the apple and heads for it, with his fairy friends tackling him.
(First: Episode 4200)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — In song, Ernie tells Bert to "Wake Up!" even though it's far from morning. By the end of the song, Bert is restless.
(First: Episode 4036)
Muppets Murray announces it's almost time for "Murray Has a Little Lamb", but first, he finds things in groups of 8.
Film Eight people break it down in a park.
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
Animation A string quartet tunes up before it plays "Mary Had a Little Lamb."
(First: Episode 3744)
Muppets Before "Elmo's World" gets underway, Murray gives a demonstration of over and under.
(First: Episode 4195)
Song Dan Zanes and friends sing "Jump Up."
(First: Episode 4064)
Muppets Murray and Rachael introduce "Elmo's World."
(First: Episode 4189)
Muppets Elmo's World: Jumping
(First: Episode 4100)
Muppets Murray tries announcing the sponsors, but forgets them. He rethinks the day, announces them and signs off.


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