|Air date||February 2, 2012|
|Season||Season 42 (2011-2012)|
|Written by||Belinda Ward|
|COLD OPEN||What's the Word on the Street?: Magnify|
|SCENE||Telly rushes around the street, looking for Gordon. Everyone's too wrapped up reading to notice him, but Susan points him toward Hooper's Store. There, Telly shows Gordon the new Furry Potter book - Furry Potter and the Goblet of Fur, and is ready for Gordon to read it to him as they've done with the previous books. Gordon reaches for his reading glasses, but can't find them anywhere. Gordon thinks Telly can read the book on his own, but Telly has another idea...|
|SCENE cont'd||Telly returns with the Three Little Kittens, from the famous nursery rhyme and experts in losing things, such as their mittens. The cats relay their story in a musical number ("All I Could Do is Cry"). Telly thinks crying will help find the lost items, when the cats explain that's simply how they make themselves feel better. They're told to look for them, a concept they never thought of. They point toward Gordon's briefcase, which he's already checked, but finds the kittens' mittens are inside somehow. They all cry of joy and head back home, hoping their mother will read them the new Furry Potter book. Gordon still suggests Telly try reading himself, but Telly runs off again.|
|SCENE cont'd||Telly returns with Little Bo Peep, who's advice is to leave the glasses alone and they'll come home, wagging their tails behind them (which always works for her sheep). Gordon thinks it's silly, when one of Bo Peep's sheep, Ashley, returns with some funky glasses. However, they're only sunglasses. Bo Peep dashes off to read the book, while Ashley goes the other way. Gordon proposes Telly read on his own once more, when Telly runs off with another plan.|
|SCENE cont'd||Telly returns with Schnozola, a glass-sniffing dog. He picks up Gordon's scent and rushes off. He returns with Gordon's collectible drinking glass and broken magnifying glass, both items Gordon hasn't seen in years. Schnozola returns with an actual pair of glasses, but when Gordon tries them, he finds they aren't meant for him. Mrs. Crustworthy comes over to reclaim her glasses and invites Schnozola to read Furry Potter with her.|
|SCENE cont'd||Gordon asks one more time why Telly doesn't want to read. Telly admits that one of his favorite things is having Gordon read to him and doesn't want to give it up. Gordon states that he can read the book to him, still allowing them to spend quality time. Telly starts reading the book and enjoys it. Chris comes by, having found Gordon's glasses on his tea saucer that he took away earlier. Though his glasses have returned, Telly still wishes to read to Gordon, who agrees.|
|Muppets / Celebrity||Rico Rodriguez and Elmo explain the word magnify.|
|Muppets||Abby's Flying Fairy School is next, but first, Murray wants to know the letter of the day. Ovejita provides him with a ukulele and umbrella, which both start with U!|
|Film||Can you find the letter U?|
|Muppets||Murray introduces Abby's Flying Fairy School with the help of Zoey and Holden.|
(First: Episode 4258)
|Muppets / Animation||Abby's Flying Fairy School|
Mrs. Sparklenose is teaching the students opposites today, though Blögg doesn't grasp the concept as easy. After Gonnigan and Abby demonstrate, he tries to use their opposite spell on Gonnigan, but uses it on himself instead. Suddenly, Blögg becomes the opposite of himself, wearing posh clothing and being obsessed with cleanliness (constantly giving Niblet a bath). Gonnigan likes having a less-disgusting friend around now, but Opposite-Blögg ruins their playtime by putting away their blocks and refusing to wear the wrinkled costumes. Abby and Gonnigan learn that to change him back, Blögg has to do the spell on himself. Abby tempts him with his favorite stinky cheese, but he instead is frightened by it. Everyone muses about the old Blögg, making him realize the right thing to do is to change himself back.
(First: Episode 4277)
|Song||OK Go sings about the "Three Primary Colors."|
|Muppets||Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures is next, but first, Murray picks today's winning lottery number - 14!|
|Cartoon||Fourteen trains count off.|
Artist: Joey Ahlbum
|Muppets||Murray and the kids introduce Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures.|
(First: Episode 4187)
|Muppets / Animation||Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures|
The Great Ernesto and his assistant Bertini are performing a magic show. Ernie tries to pull a rabbit from his hat and summons a very displeased rabbit, who takes his wand and goes back into the hat. Ernie and Bert follow, leading them into a magical land full of things that have disappeared. They follow him to a bridge, where he makes it disappear, causing them to fall in the water and turn into fish. He turns them back and they have a civil talk with him. He explains he's tired of just appearing and disappearing and they strike a deal with him. Back on stage, the rabbit pulls Bert and Ernie from the hat.
(First: Episode 4225)
|Muppets||Muppet & Kid Moment — Papa Bear has Antonio demonstrate his capability of doing splits.|
(First: Episode 4090)
|Song||Elmo sings "Big Kid Too."|
|Muppets||Murray, Elijah and Jet-Lee introduce “Elmo's World.”|
(First: Episode 4259)
|Muppets||Elmo's World: Cats|
(First: Episode 4095)
|Muppets||Murray announces the sponsors.|
- Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Frank Biondo, John Kennedy and Paul Rudolph make cameos as some of the many street residents caught up in reading the book. Prairie Dawn is also seen, making it her first new appearance on the show since a 2008 episode.
- This episode is titled "The Biggest Loser" on some services such as Amazon Prime.
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