Sesame Street
Up In The Air
Air date October 14, 2010
Season Season 41 (2010)
Written by Luis Santiero
Directed by Scott Preston
Production November 17, 2009
Sponsors B, 1
Syndication PBS Sprout, HBO


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN What's the Word on the Street?: Float (featuring Soichi Noguchi)


SCENE Big Bird and Snuffy are having a playdate today. They decide that first they will play a game where they see who can stay in the air the longest. They start jumping, but find they just come down. They continue jumping, rattling the whole street, including Gordon. He comes over to investigate and explains to them that gravity keeps things down, which is why they can't stay up. He demonstrates by throwing some of his stuff and they watch them fall straight down. He then leaves.
SCENE cont'd Abby finds the two, sad that they can't stay up in the air. Abby helps them out with a magical rhyme to get rid of gravity. She recites a spell, waves her wand and...


SCENE cont'd ...the two begin to float off of the ground. Abby wishes them happy floating and flies away. The two sing about the great things to do while "Floating on Air." When they decide to start their playdate, they find that they can't keep hold their ball, car and sandwich, which all float out of reach. Gordon floats up with them, confused about what's happening. They explain what Abby has done and he calls her on his cellphone. Abby re-appears and restores gravity at Gordon's request.
SCENE cont'd Everyone is happy to be back on the ground. As Gordon leaves, Big Bird and Snuffy sing about preferring to be on the ground instead of in the air. They begin to debate over what they should do now.
Muppets / Celebrity Abby aids Natalie Morales in showing what float means by making a pumpkin appear (so it can float on water), then making them both float.

Muppets Murray gets us ready for Abby's Flying Fairy School. He then plays "What's on Me That Starts with B?" with the kids.
(First: Episode 4194)
Cartoon Elmo sings about the B sound in the word "bottle".
Taken from Sesame Street English
(First: Episode 4194)
Muppets Murray and Carson introduce Abby's Flying Fairy School.
(First: Episode 4187)


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.
(First: Episode 4213)
Muppets Murray announces it's almost time for "Murray Has a Little Lamb", but first, he talks about the number one.
(First: Episode 4211)
Cast / Muppets Miles sings a song about his favorite number, 1.
(First: Episode 4145)
cut from the Sprout version
Muppets Murray and the kids introduce "Murray Has a Little Lamb".
(First: Episode 4191)


Muppets Murray Has a Little Lamb
Murray’s lamb, Ovejita, leads him to another secret escuela, with an ice skate as his clue. The school turns out to be Ice Skating School, where Murray learns the basics of skating.
(First: Episode 4176)
"Guessing Game" portion cut, new intro added
Film Muscles and bones help people move and jump.
(First: Episode 4088)
Muppets Before "Elmo's World" gets underway, Murray gives a demonstration of over and under.
(First: Episode 4195)
Song "Jump" (soul)
(First: Episode 3136)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert's reading is interrupted by Ernie with a room of monsters dancing in various styles.
(First: Episode 4031)
Muppets Murray and Avery introduce "Elmo's World".
(First: Episode 4191)
Muppets Elmo's World: Up and Down
(First: Episode 4080)
Muppets Murray watches a large screen to announce the sponsors.


Picture Segment Description
Muppets Elmo's World: Fast and Slow
(First: Episode 4130)
This segment replaced Elmo's World: Up and Down in the HBO Kids version.


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