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Sesame Street
The Camouflage Challenge
Air date September 27, 2010
(season premiere)
Season Season 41 (2010)
Written by Luis Santiero
Production November 19, 2009
Sponsors O, 6
Syndication PBS Kids Sprout, HBO
Releases Wild Words and Outdoor Adventures


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

SCENE Elmo is taking pictures of Rosita and Chris, when they hear the voice of Camouflage Carla (played by Kyra Sedgwick)! Elmo doesn't know what "camouflage" is, so she sings about it while appearing from her hiding places all around Sesame Street.
SCENE cont'd Carla offers the gang a chance to join her "Camouflage Club", but first they must pass the "challenging Camouflage Challenge", where they must 6 things that are camouflaged in 6 minutes. All up for the challenge, she starts the timer and they head off.
SCENE cont'd Elmo hears a noise coming from the garden. He hears something in the leaves, but can't see anything. Rosita spots a grasshopper camouflaged on a leaf. Elmo takes a picture for their record. Carla appears (camouflaged in the vines) and reports their status.
SCENE cont'd Rosita spots a butterfly go past, but it's gone by the time Elmo and Chris look. They look for by some flowers, when Elmo notices one flower is "moving." They discover it's the butterfly, as well as a second one, making two additions to their list. Carla tells them them have 3 more minutes left.


SCENE cont'd As they walk down the street, Rosita spots a lizard blending into the leaves of a tree. Carla says they have one minute left. Rosita is sad and disappointed that Elmo's laughing. He states something's tickling his fur. They take a closer look and find two ladybugs camouflaged in his fur. They show Carla their pictures, which shows the 6 animals they need. Now members of the "Camouflage Club", they don some outfits and blend into the stoop.
Muppets / Celebrity Amy Poehler tries to show what a challenge is by attempting to lift a cow in the air and spin it on her finger. When she can't do that, she tries the "Pat Your Head and Rub Your Tummy Challenge."

Muppets Murray announces Abby's Flying Fairy School is almost on, but first, he sings "Old MacMurray Had an O" and names some O words, including orange and octopus.
(First: Episode 4200)
Cartoon "The O Show": A letter O (voiced by Oprah Winfrey) meets some O-word guests.
Muppets Murray and Navin introduce Abby's Flying Fairy School.
(First: Episode 4188)


Muppets / Animation Abby's Flying Fairy School
Today, the class will take the "Tooth Fairy Test", where they must retrieve a child's tooth, change it into a coin, then leave it under their pillow. They appear in a little girl's bedroom and Blogg tries a sleeping spell to make sure she doesn't wake up, but it affects Mrs. Sparklenose as well. Now on their own, Blogg tries to get the tooth, but his hand gets stuck under the girl's hand. They use the magic lifting word (up) and she rises into the air. But, now how to they make the tooth into a coin? They call on Spot, who shows them a commercial for The World Tooth Bank, where chanting "ATM" will conjure up a tooth-to-coin machine. They chant the letters and convert the tooth into one coin. Blogg tries to slip under the pillow, but they keep saying down, making her fall on his hand again. Gonnigan loses his grip and falls onto a TV remote, showing a workout show, which continuously makes the girl go up and down. They finally get the coin under the pillow, when Mrs. Sparklenose wakes up, ready to begin the test. She sees the great job they've already done and awards them their Tooth Fairy Badges.
Celebrity Tilly and the Wall perform β€œThe Alphabet Song”
(First: Episode 4181)
Muppets Murray announces "Super Grover 2.0" is coming, but first he counts 6 of various things.
(First: Episode 4189) (with Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures mention)
Film 6 dancers break it down in a park.
(First: Episode 4199)
Muppets Murray and Nika introduce "Super Grover 2.0".

Muppets Super Grover 2.0: Ice Block Party
A group of penguins begin their dance practice, but a large ice block is in the way. Super Grover 2.0 arrives in the Super-Grovermobile to help. Using his powers of observation, he sees the ice block is in the way of the problem, but learns it is the problem. Now with his powers of investigation, he tickles the ice to see if it will move. A penguin suggests pushing it, but Grover declares it as his own idea and tries to push, with no success. He makes a bigger push (running into it), but doesn't move. While he goes to get some useful technology, the penguins notice the Super-Grovermobile is big and heavy like the ice, but it can move with the help of wheels. While Grover begins to whack the ice with a golf club to move it, the penguins take his wheels (and his golf club) and stick them under the ice, making it easy to move. As the penguins dance off, Grover wonders why his car won't move.
Muppets Since "Elmo's World" is near, Murray gives a demonstration of near and far.
(First: Episode 4188)

Muppets The Closer
Provenza, Lieutenant Tao and Sergeant Gabriel all want to go home from the LAPD, but the chief (nicknamed "The Closer") reminds them they never go home until all the cases are closed. She wanders the office, closing Gabriel's pencil case, Tao's eyeglass case, Provenza's suitcase and even her own briefcase.
Muppets Murray and Navin introduce "Elmo's World".
(First: Episode 4190)
Muppets Elmo's World: Skin
(First: Episode 4096)
Muppets Murray watches a large screen to announce the sponsors.


Picture Segment Description
Muppets Elmo's World: Open and Close
(First: Episode 4041)
In the HBO version, this replaces Elmo's World: Skin.


  • The Season 43 re-airing (November 7, 2012) features an additional sponsor tag: "The following message has been brought to you by The Stomping Stompers Guild. Why Walk, When You Could Stomp?" (First: Episode 4302)

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