Sesame Street
Firefly Show
(repeat of 4165)
Air date October 13, 2010
Season Season 41 (2010)
Sponsors F, 11


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN What's the Word on the Street?: Insect
(First: Episode 4165)

SCENE At dusk, Chris welcomes the viewer to Sesame Street as he closes Hooper's Store, and listens to all the nighttime sounds. Telly and Baby Bear pass by him with a net and a jar, and tell him that they're trying to catch fireflies. Chris goes home, and Telly and Baby Bear tell the viewer to help them out by pointing out any fireflies they see. One flies above their head, and they scramble to catch it as they follow it near and far.

Gina leads Big Bird, Abby Cadabby and Super Chicken in a wing exercise ("wingercise"), and invites Telly and Baby Bear to join them. They'd rather just sit and watch, and as they do, they notice the firefly "wingercising" along with them. They swing their net, and accidentally catch Gina.

Maria and Luis sit on the steps with some kids. Just as they're about to sing something, Telly and Baby Bear ask them if they've seen the firefly, which inspires Luis to play "The Firefly Song." Maria points out the Spanish word for firefly, luciernaga, and everyone tries saying it. Telly and Baby Bear wait until the song is done before they continue their firefly chase.


The chase leads them to the front of the laundromat, where Telly gets an idea to use a flashlight to attract the firefly. The method works, but then they start to notice that the captured firefly doesn't look so happy and bright anymore. They wonder why he looks so sad. Leela encounters them, and instead of telling them explicitly why the firefly is sad, she suggests that they all pretend to be fireflies, who fly around and suddenly end up in a jar. They realize that there's not much flying room in a jar, so they decide to set the firefly free.
After Leela goes home, they decide that pretending to be fireflies is more fun than catching them, and sing the "Firefly Song" again.
Muppets / Celebrity Jenny McCarthy tells the viewer what an insect is, and pretends to be some, attracting a bee.
(First: Episode 4165)

Muppets Murray announces that Abby's Flying Fairy School is coming up, but first, he and some New York citizens play "Bring Out Your F", displaying F words they have on them.
(First: Episode 4189)
Muppets Super Grover tries to show the letter F for "fly", but ends up Falling instead.
Muppets Murray and Navin introduce Abby's Flying Fairy School.
(First: Episode 4188)


Muppets / Animation Abby's Flying Fairy School
Abby, Gonnigan and Blögg put their items in their cubbies, when they suddenly vanish, along with Mrs. Sparklenose's wand. They see a Cubby Creature inside, but can't catch him. They call on Spot, who shows them some patterns. They see the creature pops out of each colored cubby in a pattern and follow it to get into his lair. Once their, they find they have to guess his name to win their stuff back. They play "The Name Game", asking for clues as to what his name is. They get it right and the Cubby Creature has such a fun time, he reforms his ways and gives everything back.
(First: Episode 4214)
Muppets Murray announces Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures is coming, but first, he counts 11 of things.
(First: Episode 4195)
Cartoon Eleven water-skiing hippos
(First: Episode 4011)
Muppets Murray and Avery introduce Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures.
(First: Episode 4216)


Muppets / Animation Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures
Ernie and Bert are now working at a flower shop run by “Mr. Boss”. He shows them how to take care of his many plants. Hans, a depressed plant”, needs yodeling when he wilts. Angel, a Mexican cactus, needs to be kept warm. The final plant, Tootsie, must not be fed food. As Bert looks for mittens for Angel, Toostie tells Ernie, who wasn’t hearing Mr. Boss’ rules. He feeds her the contents of Bert’s lunchbox, until she grows too big. Ernie consults the Plant Book, which states they need to samba with her to revert her back. After they dance, Mr. Boss arrives back and breaks good news to them: since they’re so good at taking care of the plants, he can leave Ernie and Bert with the plants while he leaves for three weeks.
(First: Episode 4189)
Muppets Murray announces "Elmo's World" is coming, but first, he gives a demonstration of outside and inside.
(First: Episode 4190)
Animation "Dancing with the Flowers"
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 4058)
Muppets Murray and Rachael introduce "Elmo's World."
(First: Episode 4189)
Muppets Elmo's World: Bugs
(First: Episode 3917)
Muppets Murray tries announcing the sponsors, but forgets them. He rethinks the day, announces them and signs off.

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