Sesame Street
The Whoosh & Vanish Mystery
Air date October 6, 2010
Season Season 41 (2010)
Sponsors J, 17
Syndication HBO
Releases M is for Mystery


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

SCENE Telly and Elmo are going to play basketball, but Telly feels they need a snack first. They lay their ball on the table and head to Hooper's. Chris serves them some healthy apple slices and then the duo heads off, just as a large gust of wind starts blowing.


SCENE cont'd The two find their ball is now missing! Telly fetches his investigator's hat, pad and crayon to get to the bottom of the mystery. The only clue they have is that their ball disappeared. Suddenly, Abby appears. They know Abby can make things disappear and hypothesize she made their ball disappear. She defends herself, stating she was singing with The Seven Dwarves and has only come back for their lunch. Chris gives her their soup, proving her innocence.

SCENE cont'd Elmo thinks the ball could be under the table, so they both look. Telly leaves his pad and crayon on the table. When they emerge without seeing it, they discover Telly's stuff is gone now! Elmo has another clue: he heard a "whoosh" noise. He remembers where he's also heard that noise and fetches his copy of "The Three Little Pigs" and they see the Big Bad Wolf blowing down a house with a "whoosh". they assume he's responsible, when he arrives to set the record straight (having heard them with his big ears). He explains he's out of the pig-chasing business and now works as a hair dryer at a salon. He brings his wet-haired customer, Mrs. Hathahkugel, to prove it. He gives them his card and heads off back to work. The two hear the whoosh again and Telly's hat is blown from his head. They now notice they felt a tickle.

SCENE cont'd Leela comes by and plays detective with them. She asks what can't they see, but is all around them, that they can feel and hear. Elmo thinks its the wind, but Telly decides to experiment with a leaf. In song, they watch as the wind blows the leaf around the street and leads them to the rest of their missing stuff.
Muppets / Celebrity Colin Farrell and Elmo don't know what the word of the day is and investigate to find out. They are led to a big orange guy with lots of fur, who always knows the word.

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.
(First: Episode 4204)
Cartoon Elmo sings the J sound on the word "jacket."
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
Mrs. Sparklenose helps Abby, Blogg and Gonnigan recycle bottles they brought from home. One of Abby's bottles it dusty, so she rubs it and out comes Gene the Genie. He feels cramped inside and refuses to go back in. The bottle, not wanting to be empty, begins hopping around, looking for someone to suck inside. The bottle entraps Mrs. Sparklenose inside, while Gene plans to spend 1,001 nights in Vegas. Abby reminds Gene he needs to grant 3 wishes. Abby wishes for Mrs. Sparklenose to get out of the bottle, with Niblet then taken in his place. Gonnigan rephrases the wish and asks for not one of them to be inside, so he poofs them all inside, thus there is not one. They call on Spot, who shows them a film on “all” and “none”. They wish for them all of them to get out and none of them would be inside. The bottle looks for some to capture and it gets Mrs. Sparklenose again. Gene refuses to switch places with her, not wanting to be in a small space again. They twinkle think and get an idea to magically recycle his bottle with other ones to make a larger one, complete with sliding glass doors so he can leave whenever he feels.
(First: Episode 4189)
Muppets Murray announces it's almost time for "Super Grover 2.0", but first, he finds 17 of things.
(First: Episode 4194) (with "Murray Has a Little Lamb" mention)
Film Kid mural painting #17
(First: Episode 3639)
Muppets Murray and Nika introduce "Super Grover 2.0".
(First: Episode 4213)

Muppets Super Grover 2.0
A cactus tries to play with his new ball, when something starts happening to it. Super Grover 2.0 arrives and begins to use his powers of observation. He sees the ball is shrinking, making a hissing noise (thinking there's a snake inside), air is getting blown at him and there's a hole in it. Grover tries to comfort the cactus, but pricks himself on its stems. The cactus realizes he put the hole in it. Grover helps more by find a ball he can play with. He fetches a bowling ball, which is too heavy. He gets a snowball from Antarctica, but it falls apart when thrown. Grover pulls a hero sandwich from his utility sock, when the cactus notices the foil wrapping can me made into different shapes. Grover makes it into a ball, which becomes the perfect ball for a cactus. They play some catch and Grover asks for a hug. Getting several stems poking him, he claims he's now losing air. (music button added)
(First: Episode 4217)
Song "Play Ball!" Come on y'all!
(First: Episode 4083)
Muppets Murray announces "Elmo's World" is coming, but first, he gives a demonstration of outside and inside.
(First: Episode 4190)
Film A man collects some stray plastic bags and creates a polar bear from them that gets inflated from the sidewalk air vent.
Muppets Abby, Zoe and Rosita sing "Guess the Seasons" and ask the viewer to do so.
(First: Episode 4191)
Muppets Murray and the kids introduce "Elmo's World".
(First: Episode 4187)
Muppets Elmo's World: Eyes (Quiz section cut)
(First: Episode 4180)
Muppets Murray announces the sponsors with the aid of a giant screen that reminds him what they are.


Picture Segment Description
Muppets / Animation Abby's Flying Fairy School: Blogg's Sense of Sludge
(First: Episode 4275)
This segment replaces Genie in a Bottle in the HBO Kids version.

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