Sesame Street
Sesame Street Fairy Tale Science Fair
Air date December 16, 2010
Season Season 41 (2010)
Written by Molly Boylan
Sponsors W, 18


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

SCENE Monster on the Spot reporter Telly and "cub reporter" Baby Bear are covering Sesame Street's "Fairy Tale Science Fair", where characters solve their problems with science. The first booth belongs to Little Red Riding Hood, who will use observation and comparing to figure out which woman is her real grandmother. After comparing them, she can't tell who's who. Telly and Baby Bear help to find the differences and discover one of them is The Big Bad Wolf, who storms off.

SCENE cont'd At the next booth, Cinderella, a science nut, is testing whether or not a pumpkin will float or sink in her tank. The reporters guess it will sink, but it actually floats! Prince Charming arrives to present her with the glass slipper, which she also tests in the tank. They go off to get married, as well as perform more science experiments.

SCENE cont'd Telly and Baby Bear head to the Three Little Pigs' booth, but they're freaking out over the upcoming arrival of the Big Bad Wolf. Telly and Baby Bear ask them questions about the wolf, making them discover they need to protect themselves. They each get a different material for their house, but don't know which one will be the best. They test them out with a fan, which blows away the straw and the sticks. They gets more bricks...
SCENE ...and finish a house just in time for the Big Bad Wolf. He blows on the house, but to no avail. He recognizes Telly and Baby Bear for thwarting his plan before and does an experiment of his own: using air to movie things (particularly news reporters).
Muppets / Celebrity Elmo becomes a reporter to help Samantha Harris explain the word, but there's nothing to report on. So, Samantha cooks up a story for him.

Muppets Murray announces Abby's Flying Fairy School is coming soon, but first, he plays "Bring Out Your W" with New York citizens.
(First: Episode 4195)
Animation Fireflies lead the way to W words in the forest.
(First: Episode 4195)
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 says it's almost time for "Super Grover 2.0", but first, he looks for 18 of things.
(First: Episode 4208) (with "Murray Has a Little Lamb" mention)
Cartoon Eighteen pigs form various acrobatic pyramids.
(First: Episode 4030)
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 anymore 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.
(First: Episode 4229)
Muppets Murray announces it's almost time for "Elmo's World". He then plays "Sounds of the Street" and asks the viewer to identify the sounds he hears. He listens to the sound of a garbage truck, an airplane and a penguin on a pogo-stick.
(First: Episode 4198)
Muppets Ernie sings "I Wonder."
Muppets Murray and the kids introduce "Elmo's World".
(First: Episode 4187)
Muppets Elmo's World: Flowers, Plants & Trees
(First: Episode 3895)
Muppets Murray tries announcing the sponsors, but forgets them. He rethinks the day, announces them and signs off.


Picture Segment Description
Film In time-lapse, a man makes a puzzle of an 18.
(First: Episode 4182)
This segment replaces the "18 Pigs" cartoon in the HBO Kids version.

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