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Sesame Street
A Team
Air date November 5, 2010
Season Season 41 (2010)
Written by Christine Ferraro
Sponsors A, 9
Syndication HBO
Releases Learning Letters with Elmo


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


SCENE Elmo, Telly and Abby are hanging out, when they hear a cry of "A!" They meet Big A (Ryan Reynolds), who invites them to join the A Team, where they will solve problems using A words. They agree to join and get on some A outfits. A theme song follows. Suddenly, they hear the sound of the letter A being yelled and they follow to see what the problem is.
SCENE cont'd Baby Bear is trying to get Curly Bear to take her nap, but she refuses. The A Team arrives and brings in the solution - an astronaut doing aerobics while saying the alphabet. Baby Bear doesn't believe it will work, but afterward, Curly plops into her seat and naps. Baby Bear thanks them, when they hear another A-sound cry of distress.

SCENE cont'd Gina struggles to reach a letter that the wind blew into the tree. The A Team answers her call of help and Elmo fetches some animals. They have apricots on their ankles, irritating their apricot allergies. Their collective sneeze blows the letter from the tree. They hear another A call and head off, while Gina takes the animals to her office for some medical care.


SCENE cont'd Two pigs are endlessly playing "Rock-paper-scissors" (and tying at "paper") by Oscar's can, bothering him. The A Team attempts to distract the pigs with some A words. Abby conjures up Alan in a rainbow afro, who is then chased by an alligator with an attitude, neither of which help the situation. Big A introduces the "long A" sound and brings in an ape-angel who sings about acorns. Nothing happens once more. Alan returns the afro to the alligator and suggests they ask the pigs to stop. They do so and the pigs halt. Oscar is glad they're done, but is irritated when the A Team begins singing their celebratory theme song, driving him back into his can.
Muppets / Celebrity Abby helps Rebecca Romijn show what accessories are using magic, but gives her more than she needs. "You can never have too many accessories," Abby states.
Film Kids get up and dance, because "they can dance it, and you can dance it too."
(First: Episode 3992)

Muppets Murray announces Abby's Flying Fairy School is coming up, but first, he and the kids rap about A words.
(First: Episode 4197)
Film A for Astronaut, featuring Soichi Noguchi.
Muppets Murray and Carson introduce Abby's Flying Fairy School.
(First: Episode 4187)


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 Murray announces Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures is coming up, but first, he counts 9 of things.
(First: Episode 4193)
Film Kids see the number 9 in a pile of pebbles.
Muppets Murray and a large group of kids introduce Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures.
(First: Episode 4195)


Muppets / Animation Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures
The Great Ernesto and his assistant Bertini are performing a magic show. Ernie tries to pull a rabbit from his hat and summons a very displeased rabbit, who takes his wand and goes back into the hat. Ernie and Bert follow, leading them into a magical land full of things that have disappeared. They follow him to a bridge, where he makes it disappear, causing them to fall in the water and turn into fish. He turns them back and they have a civil talk with him. He explains he's tired of just appearing and disappearing and they strike a deal with him. Back on stage, the rabbit pulls Bert and Ernie from the hat.
Muppets Murray announces "Elmo's World" is coming up, but first, he plays "Sounds of the Street". He hears the sounds of a saxophone, a drummer and a trumpet-playing rooster.
(First: Episode 4203)

Muppets "Pre-School Musical:" in a parody of High School Musical, students at a pre-school learn to take turns.
(First: Episode 4165)
Animation Animals and acrobats form letters in the Alphabet Circus.
(First: Episode 4074)
Muppets Murray and Rachael introduce "Elmo's World."
(First: Episode 4189)
Muppets Elmo's World: Wild Animals
(First: Episode 4038)
Muppets The sponsors are replayed on a Newsstand so Murray can announce them.


Picture Segment Description
Muppets Elmo's World: Hats
(First: Episode 3796)
This segment replaced Elmo's World: Wild Animals in the HBO version.


  • When Gina goes to comfort the sneezing animals, two regular Muppet pigs are seen by Oscar's can, while the Anything Muppet versions of pigs appear for next scene.
  • The Season 43 re-airing (October 2, 2012) features an additional sponsor tag: "The Federation of Fast Walkers is a proud sponsor of Sesame Street."

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