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The Furry Four
Air date October 4, 2010
Season Season 41 (2010)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Sponsors X, 4
Syndication HBO
Releases Iron Monster and Sesame Heroes


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

SCENE Telly reads his "Furry Four" comic book to Elmo and Abby and introduces each of the four members: The Furry Flash (who can run fast), The Furry Tornado (who spins faster than a tornado), Mr. Furry (who can become invisible) and Mr. Furry Muscles (who has tremendous strength). They find the characters cool and decide to pretend to be them. They all rush off to get some costumes.
SCENE cont'd They all return as the heroes in the book; Elmo as the Furry Flash, Abby as the Furry Tornado and Telly as Mr. Furry (who pretends to be invisible by covering himself in his cape). They then notice they're lacking a fourth member to play Mr. Furry Muscles. Telly thinks this is a good mission for them and they sing a heroic theme. They activate their powers and look for a fourth pretender.
SCENE cont'd The three heroes crash into Rosita and Zoe. They take a count and find their are five of them; one too many. Maria and two kids arrive and take the two monsters away so they can do some gardening. The heroes continue their search after singing their theme again.

SCENE cont'd Their powers cause them to land onto a chicken. They count off and find that with the chicken, they're now the complete Furry Four! Elmo stuffs the chicken into a cape, but it leaves in a huff. A squirrel then arrives, in full costume, willing to portray Mr. Furry Muscles with them. He attempts to show off his super strength by lifting up a heavy mailbox, but instead causes his back to break and heads for a "super chiropractor". They sing their heroic theme again and use their powers to wander off.

SCENE cont'd They all fall over by Chris, who they learn is a big Furry Four fan. With him, they add to four and get him into costume, making them The Furry Four at last! As they all sing their theme again, Leela comes by for a tuna sandwich. Telly announces their new mission and they stumble off to help her, while Chris tends to his order in character.
Muppets / Celebrity Chris O'Donnell tries to activate a robot, but keeps hitting the wrong remote button, instead activating the music, alarms and sprinklers.

Muppets Murray announces it's almost time for Abby's Flying Fairy School, but first, he and the kids rap about X words. However, he stops the song, realizing how few X words there are. Instead, they name words that end with X.
(First: Episode 4206)
Cartoon Cookie Monster sings about the X sound in the word "X-ray."
Taken from Sesame Street English
(First: Episode 4206)
Muppets Murray and Avery present Abby's Flying Fairy School.
(First: Episode 4211)


Muppets / Animation Abby's Flying Fairy School
Mrs. Sparklenose steers the school to their field trip location: Colonial Trolliamsberg. However, Blogg (being half-Troll) seems down about the trip. When they arrive, the Troll guard asks them a riddle so they can pass: "What has one line down and one line across and you need it to tickle and toss?" The guard also notices Blogg's wings, which he tries claiming are "armpit-coolers". Gonnigan and Abby ask Spot, who shows them the alphabet. They then realize the answer is the letter T.
Inside the town, Blogg makes more attempts to hide his wings by putting a backpack over them (causing everything inside to spill out) and a large sweater. Abby and Gonnigan meet a candlestick maker, who asks them to estimate how many ears full of wax it'll take to make one candle. Gonnigan's guess turns out to be right (6 ears worth). They then head to the center of town, where Garfunkel the Griffin is performing. However, Niblet's flash-photography causes Garfunkel to freak out and angrily fly to the sky and the only to get him down to whisper "Nap time" in his ear. Abby tries, but the person must be a troll. Mrs. Sparklenose explains to Blogg that sometimes "Differences make the difference", boosting his confidence and he flies up to put Garfunkel to sleep. Everyone in the town reveres him.
(First: Episode 4205)

Song Ziggy Marley sings "Set Your Piggies Free" with some celebrity cameos.
(First: Episode 4190)

Muppets Murray announces it's almost time for Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures, but first, it's time for the number 4. Murray counts 4 of things, including musicians, kids and the wheels on Tony Hawk's skateboard.
(First: Episode 4191) (with "Murray Has a Little Lamb" mention)
Film Four beatboxers
(First: Episode 4205)
Muppets Murray and Avery introduce Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures.
(First: Episode 4216)


Muppets / Animation Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures
Ernie and Bert are now dog-walkers and have been hired by Ostrich Lady to walk her dog, who is sad and never left her premises. As they go through the park, the dog encounters a squirrel for the first time and chases it around, with Bert and Ernie following. The dog lands in the fountain, getting all wet. She then spots a pigeon and jumps at it, landing in a pile of leaves. Bert offers her the dog treats she "loves", but she turns them down and instead eats Heidi's hotdog. She sees the squirrel again and chases it to a construction area, where she gets paint all over her. Ernie and Bert return the dog to the Ostrich Lady, who is amazed that her dog is happy again. She thanks them for a good job.
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Abby and Samantha talk about pets.
Muppets Before "Elmo's World" gets underway, Murray gives a demonstration of over and under.
(First: Episode 4195)
Muppets "I Love My Hair"
Muppets Murray and Navin introduce "Elmo's World".
(First: Episode 4190)
Muppets Elmo's World: Hair
(First: Episode 3890)
Muppets Murray tries announcing the sponsors, but forgets them. He rethinks the day, announces them and signs off.


  • This episode is incorrectly numbered as #4228 in the official press kit.
  • The online releases and re-run airings of this episode feature an altered music track for "I Love My Hair."
  • The season 43 repeat has an additional sponsor tag: "The Federation of Fast Walkers."

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