|Air date||September 27, 2011|
|Season||Season 42 (2011-2012)|
|Sponsors||J, 12, "Awesome Cars"|
|COLD OPEN||What's the Word on the Street?: Experiment|
| ||SCENE||Leela welcomes the viewer while she does some laundry work. Elmo is nearby with a tub of water, pretending he's at the beach and Baby David is swimming (using floaties). Zoe comes by with Rocco, who to swim like Baby David. Zoe puts him in the water and he sinks to the bottom. Leela pulls him out and explains that rocks aren't able to float. Elmo is eager to get rid of Rocco, but Rocco "tells" Zoe he could float if he had some kind of boat. Leela suggests they do an experiment to find him a boat and the two monsters sing about making "Rocco's Boat."|
|SCENE cont'd||Elmo immediately gets an idea and brings two pencils to the tub, recalling that wood can float. Leela places them in the water and they see that they do float. She places Rocco on them, but he can't balance on them and sinks again. The monsters sing a reprise of "Rocco's Boat" and think some more.|
|SCENE cont'd||Leela suggests that they get something wider and flatter for him to balance on. Zoe gets an idea and runs off, asking Elmo to hold Rocco's hand while she's gone (but he apparently ends up touching his butt instead). Zoe returns with a sheet of paper, which floats, but sinks when Rocco is placed on it.|
| ||SCENE cont'd||After another reprise of "Rocco's Boat," they decide they need something that's stronger than paper, but the same dimensions. Zoe leaves (asking Elmo to hum in Rocco's ear) and returns with some tin foil. They place Rocco on it and it sinks again. Elmo is ready to try something else and starts singing, but Zoe is downtrodden, saying Rocco's is giving up. Elmo encourages her to press onward and he gets the idea to combine the materials they already have instead of using new things. They use the pencils and tin foil to make a boat and Rocco is able to float on it! Leela leads them in a final reprise of "Rocco's Boat."|
|Muppets / Celebrity||To demonstrate the word experiment, Elmo and Craig Ferguson see how many chickens is takes to lift Craig.|
| ||Muppets||Murray announces Abby's Flying Fairy School is on the way and tries to make his toy car go really far. His car barely travels any distance and he wonders what makes a car go farther. Ovejita appears and tells him "¡Vamos a averiguarlo!" The two find themselves in a school gym, where the kids begin to pitch their ideas. Murray is ready to design his car, but introduces a segment first...|
|Cartoon||A robot demonstrates J words.|
|Muppets||Murray introduces Abby's Flying Fairy School with the help of Zoey and Holden.|
| ||Muppets / Animation|| Abby's Flying Fairy School|
It's "Choice Time" at the Flying Fairy School. While Gonnigan and Blogg go tot he block corner to make the largest block tower, Abby watches a new online adventure of Super Fairy, her hero. She invites her friends two watch, but they're more interested in their blocks. She magically makes Super Fairy appear in the classroom, hoping the two will appreciate Super Fairy like she does. Super Fairy appears, acting conceited and full of herself. She hands Abby an autograph, then plans to give some two Gonnigan and Blogg, but they don't even notice her. With Abby and Mrs. Sparklenose's help, Super Fairy tries to get them to like her, but ends up knocking their tower over each time. It's not until she helps them out that they decide to be friends with her.
|Muppets||Murray and the kids begin to construct their cars. Murray adds lots of blocks, hoping to weigh it down. He presents another segment before they begin to test them...|
|Cartoon|| "Twelve Little Chicks"|
Artist: Mari Jaye Blanchard
|Muppets|| Murray and Carson introduce Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures.|
(First: Episode 4193)
| ||Muppets / Animation|| Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures|
Cavemen Bert and Ernie struggle to get a round rock up a hill to make a house for their pet dinosaur, Spot. When it rolls down the hill, it knocks over some bones, which means they've invented bowling! Bert takes a turn and the rock lands on Spot's head, piercing a hole in the rock. Suddenly, a Ticklesaurus appears and the two try to make a break for it. They end up rolling onto of the rock, and chase the Ticklesaurus away. A stick is put through the hole in the rock, which makes it a wheel! Next, they use the wheel and Spot as a wheelbarrow to lift the rocks up the hill. They finally make a home for Spot, which rolls down the hill (making it a mobile home).
(First: Episode 4234)
| ||Muppets||At "Experiment Raceway," the kids test their cars. Murray concludes that the size, weight and shape effect how the car moves. He tries out his car, which doesn't get far from the ramp. Murray doesn't mind and introduces a segment before "Elmo's World" comes.|
| ||Muppets|| Heaviest Catch|
Captain Keith Heartburn and his crew sail the barring sea on their ship, the Gizzard, in hopes of finding the "heaviest catch." Pulling their net from the ocean, they catch a heavy clam, a heavier fish and finally, the heaviest catch - a giant squid, whose immense weight causes the boat to sink.
|Muppets|| "Can I get an Elmo?!" Murray and the kids introduce "Elmo's World."|
(First: Episode 4257)
|Muppets|| Elmo's World: Hands |
(First: Episode 3925)
|Muppets||Murray announces the sponsors.|
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