Sesame Street
Elmo and the Butterfly
Air date October 28, 2011
Season Season 42 (2011-2012)
Written by Molly Boylan
Sponsors F, 6
Releases Big Elmo Fun, Elmo and Cookie Monster Supersized Fun


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

SCENE Telly and Elmo welcome the viewer while looking for insects. When they encounter two ants playing, Telly consults his book - Fascinating Facts About Insects - and learns they never sleep. "Fascinating!" They then find two ladybug friends and learn they smell with their feet.


SCENE cont'd The monsters come across a butterfly, who doesn't have any butterfly company. Elmo wants to be his friend and flaps his arms like him, but it doesn't respond. They decide to get its attention, Elmo should be more like a butterfly. Using information from the book, Elmo gets costumes to emulate the various stages of a butterflies life. When he emerges from his chrysalis a butterfly, the butterfly flies down to be his friend.
SCENE cont'd As the two fly about the street, Elmo sings to his new "Little Butterfly Friend." Telly points out the butterfly looks tired and they head to Hooper's Store for nourishment.

SCENE cont'd At Hooper's, the butterfly greets Chris by landing on his head. Chris isn't sure what to serve the butterflies, until Telly reads they like nectar and fruit juice. Chris prepares some orange slices for the two and they witness the butterfly using its proboscis to eat.


SCENE cont'd Elmo now draws a picture of his new friend, where Telly reads that it's a Monarch butterfly. Telly then notices some more butterflies appearing around him. He reads that butterflies tend to migrate in groups, which is what's happening right now. Elmo is sure his new friend will stay, but it flutters off with its kin. Elmo is sad, until it comes back to say goodbye. Elmo notes he'll always have the drawing to remember him by. With the butterfly now gone, Telly states he'd like a butterfly friend and the two go off reading more from his book.
Muppets / Celebrity Abby introduces Michelle Monaghan to some of her fascinating friends.

Muppets Murray struggles to set-up Abby's Flying Fairy School's arrival, as his block keeps blowing away. He wonders why, and Ovejita has the solution - "¡Vamos a averiguarlo!" Murray and Ovejita meet up with a class, who discuss how air can move things.
Song "F is for Father"
Muppets Murray and a group of girls introduce Abby's Flying Fairy School.
(First: Episode 4261)


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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.
(First: Episode 4258)
Muppets "Super Grover 2.0" is next, but now, the kids test out what tools can use air and move tin foil balls the farthest. They test out an air cannon, fan and pump before a short break...
Film Kids discover a 6 in a pile of rocks.
Muppets Murray and the kids introduce "Super Grover 2.0."
(First: Episode 4259)

Muppets Super Grover 2.0
Two little piggies are sailing through a swamp, when the wind dies down, stranding them. Super Grover 2.0 lands in their boat (with life-vest and water wings) and tries to use his super breath to move the boat, but he blows the sail off the boat. He gets out and tries to push and pull the boat, with no success. He then tries to push the water out of the way to see what the problem is, pushing their boat. He finds a paddle in his utility sock and the pigs use it as a lever to paddle their boat down the creek with. They go so fast, Grover falls out of the boat and is now the one who's "up a creek without something to be up a creek with."
(First: Episode 4262)
Film DJ Rob Swift from the “Scratch DJ Academy” in New York City and animated character show forward and backward on the turn table.
(First: Episode 4185)
Muppets "Elmo's World" is next, but now, the air tests continue. Miles uses his breath, which sends the bend a long way, but is trumped by an air pump that sends it even further.
Muppets Elmo's Got the Moves!
Muppets Murray and the kids introduce "Elmo's World".
(First: Episode 4187)
Muppets Elmo's World: Ears
(First: Episode 4032)
Muppets Murray announces the sponsors.


Picture Segment Description
Muppets Elmo's World: Friends
(First: Episode 4109)
This segment replaced Elmo's World: Ears in the HBO version.

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