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Sesame Street
A Prince of a Frog
Air date December 1, 2011
Season Season 42 (2011-2012)
Written by Molly Boylan
Sponsors M, 17


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

SCENE Alan, Abby and Elmo are looking things up on his tablet computer, when a frog runs by, chased by a weary princess. She explains she's trying to kiss the frog and turn him into a prince. However, as she demonstrates, every time she goes near the frog, he hops away. Abby can't magically keep him put, as it goes against rule 47 in her Fairy Godmother handbook ("A fairy must not cast a spell on someone who's already under a spell.").
SCENE cont'd Abby and Elmo think about the problem and get an idea: they need more information on frogs to help formulate a way of catching him. They consult the computer and find frogs croak to attract other frogs. They begin croaking and the frog appears. The princess sneaks over, but he hops away before she can kiss him.
SCENE cont'd The computer now says frogs like flies they can catch with their tongues. Abby and Elmo continue to croak while Alan portrays a fly. The frog whips his tongue at Alan and as he pulls him to his mouth, the princess finally kisses him, but nothing happens.


SCENE cont'd The princess is upset the frog isn't really a prince, until Elmo realizes that's perfect: if he's not already under a spell, Abby can magically make him a prince. Abby waves her wand and at first gives the frog prince clothes, then a prince body and finally a prince voice. The frog prince isn't sure what a prince does and they show him on the computer. The frog prince isn't too keen on the situation and starts feeling sad. Everyone but the princess can see why and he explains in song that the life of a frog is the "Only Life for Me."
SCENE cont'd The princess sees he's happier as a frog and has him changed back. She finds herself charmed by his froggy antics and befriends him. "Who needs a prince when you've got a frog," she states as she accompanies the frog to the pond.

Muppets / Celebrity Conan O'Brien talks about the word amphibian, but hasn't brought any visual aids. Abby magically conjures up a toad and newt, before turning Conan into a frog. She changes him back, but finds a few side effects.
Muppets Before Abby's Flying Fairy School lands, Murray wants to know the letter of the day. Ovejita provides him with a mitten, milk and a monkey - the letter of the day is M!
Animation A boy sings about his funny "Letter M Day."
Muppets Murray introduces Abby's Flying Fairy School with the help of Zoey and Holden.
(First: Episode 4258)

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Muppets / Animation Abby's Flying Fairy School
An awful smell fills the classroom. The source is Blogg's "Schlubby," an old, dirty, smell sock that he treasures. He throws it into some magic mud to make mud pies with, but it comes alive. It starts running around the room, dirtying everything (including Abby). The only way to make him stop is to clean him, which Blogg reluctantly agrees to do. He tries to wash him by licking (like a cat), but ends up lassoing his tongue around Peck. Gonnigan and Niblet turn on a hose and clean Abby, but not Schlubby. Abby twinkle-thinks and gets the idea to use a washing machine to clean him. Although the sock comes out clean, Blogg is happy because now he can get it dirty all over again.
(First: Episode 4261)
Film Dance with me!
(First: Episode 4116)
Muppets "Super Grover 2.0" can wait until today's winning lottery number is picked; Murray discovers it's the number 17.
Cartoon 17 trucks are counted.
Artist: Joey Ahlbum
(First: Episode 4236)
Muppets Murray and Jenia introduce "Super Grover 2.0."
(First: Episode 4261)

Muppets Super Grover 2.0
An oyster proposes to his starfish lover, but is knocked of the sand dune and the ring gets lost in the sand. Super Grover 2.0 lands on the scene. He tries to observe the sand, but finds it just falls through his fingers. He discovers a shell in his palm and the creatures suggest he use something to sift the sand and find the ring. Grover pulls a bagel from his utility sock, but it doesn't work as a sifter and is promptly swiped by a seagull. He then pulls some Swiss cheese, which has smaller holes, but doesn't work and the seagull takes it ("The gall of that gull."). He finally pulls out a spaghetti strainer, which makes for a perfect sifter and he finds the ring. He pulls a cake out from his other sock to celebrate and is chased by the gull.
(First: Episode 4261)
Muppets β€œElmo's World” is coming soon, but now, Murray initiates another game of β€œWhat’s Missing?” with his beach gear.
(First: Episode 4264)

Muppets Mr. Johnson is the sole attendee of the 17th opening night of Spider-Monster the Musical and is looking forward to the flying effects. Spider-Monster (played by Grover) instead leaps from the stage, landing on Johnson in his almost-premium seat. He then tries being tossed by stagehand Bono and riding a bird, giving the same result. Mr. Johnson points out that they should use a pulley to make him fly, showing him how it works. Grover gives it a try, taking Mr. Johnson up (and down) with the curtains.
Muppets "Can I get an Elmo?!" Murray and the kids introduce "Elmo's World."
(First: Episode 4257)
Muppets Elmo's World: Frogs (E-mail section cut)
(First: Episode 4187)
Muppets Murray announces the sponsors.


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