Sesame Street
Puddle Jumping
Air date December 6, 2010
Season Season 41 (2010)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Sponsors Q, 3


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


SCENE Elmo is out and about, when Gordon points out the rainclouds in the sky. Elmo is excited; he loves when it rains so he can jump in puddles. He gets on his rain gear and his galoshes and is ready to jump. Gordon points out that the rain has only just begun and there are no puddles yet. While Gordon heads inside for shelter, Elmo goes off to find something to do while waiting for puddles.
SCENE' cont’d Elmo finds Baby Bear, getting ready to take his bath, which is what wild animals do when it rains. He starts singing a version “Singing in the Shower” with Elmo. There are still no puddles yet, so Elmo leaves Baby Bear to his bath.
SCENE cont’d Elmo arrives in the garden, where Stinky the Stinkweed is getting his proper dosage of water from the rain. It causes him to grow a flower. Elmo tastes some rain, but sees he’s not growing as fast as Stinky.

SCENE cont’d In the arbor, Elmo looks for more puddles, with no success. Cookie Monster appears, swallowing in raindrops. Elmo assumes he’s eating the rain to grow like Stinky, but Cookie explains he’s imagining the raindrops are cookies. To help him visualize, he sings “It Raining Cookies”. After the song, they part ways.
SCENE cont’d Gordon checks up on Elmo outside, where there are still no puddles. Although Elmo’s having fun outside, Gordon doesn’t understand what Elmo could possibly do in the rain.
SCENE cont’d Oscar is collecting rain in his bucket, to save for a sunny day. Elmo does the same with a cup, bothering Oscar to no end until he scrams.


SCENE cont’d Elmo stops by Big Bird’s nest area, where him and Rosita are about to go to Hooper’s, but find they have an issue with the umbrella – Big Bird’s too tall to fit under. He scrunches down to Rosita’s size, but finds he can’t move well like that. Big Bird takes the umbrella, allowing them both to fit under. Elmo decides to pretend he’s in a puddle, when he notices his pretend puddle is a real one! He sings "Jumping in Puddles", joined by some kids who jump with him.
Muppets / Celebrity Jennifer Garner and Abby show what galoshes are.

Muppets Murray announces Abby's Flying Fairy School is coming soon, but first, he and the kids rap about Q words.
(First: Episode 4198)
Film Ballerinas pose as the letter Q.
(First: Episode 3982)
Muppets Murray and Jake introduce Abby's Flying Fairy School.
(First: Episode 4190)


Muppets / Animation Abby's Flying Fairy School
Today, the class is putting on their Dance Recital. Abby, Blogg, Peck and Niblet are all ready to dance, but Gonnigan claims he can’t dance and won’t do it in front of a crowd. Mrs. Sparklenose poofs him up special “Sugar Plum Fairy Dance Shoes”, which will help him dance. As Gonnigan takes off his shoes the magic shoes begin dancing away. Blogg spots them under Niblet’s table. Gonnigan looks under and knocks the cage over, sending Niblet flying into Gonnigan’s sweater and making him shake around. Abby tries to magically make Gonnigan dance, but she misses each time and makes something in the room dance. Gonnigan then follows the shoes around a block tower, but slips on a piece of lunch. Abby calls on Spot, who shoes them videos of feet. Abby interprets the film, claiming Gonnigan only needs his feet to dance. He ignores her and find the shoes on top of the bookshelf. He knocks it over and gets clay on his head, so he shakes it off. Mrs. Sparklenose reminds him of all the physical things he’s done (wiggling, sliding and shaking) and he makes a dance out of it, which all the other students perform in the recital.
(First: Episode 4190)
Muppets Murray announces it's almost time for “Super Grover 2.0”, but first, he counts 3 of things.
(First: Episode 4210) (with “Murray Has a Little Lamb” mention)
Animation An animated farmer and woodworker sings "Three is My Favorite Number."
(First: Episode 4096)
cut from the HBO version
Muppets Murray and Nika introduce "Super Grover 2.0".
(First: Episode 4213)

Muppets Super Grover 2.0
A sheep and an elephant find that their boat is uneven and cry for help. Super Grover 2.0 crashes onto the dock and observes that they're going for a ride and starts to leave, until he sees their boat isn't leveled. He uses his powers of investigation and claims they're on the wrong sides. They switch places, but the boat is still uneven. He thinks he can make the elephant lighter by having him remove his hat, but it doesn't work, but they could make the sheep's side heavier to match the elephant's weight. Grover zooms off and gets two more sheep and throws them into the boat, which makes it almost proportional, but not enough. Grover can't find any more sheep and instead, dresses as a sheep and hops into the boat, making each side even. The elephant gets out to untie the boat from the dock, sending Grover and the sheep flying into the lake.
Muppets Murray announces "Elmo's World" is coming and gives a demonstration of upside-down and right-side-up.
(First: Episode 4187)
Song Dan Zanes and friends sing "Jump Up."
(First: Episode 4064)
Muppets Murray and Rachael introduce "Elmo's World."
(First: Episode 4189)
Muppets Elmo's World: Weather
(First: Episode 3984)
Muppets Murray announces the sponsors with the aid of a large screen.

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