Sesame Street
Figure It Out, Baby Figure It Out
Air date February 8, 2013
Season Season 43 (2012-2013)
Written by John Weidman
Sponsors F, 7
Releases Learning Rocks, Online Streaming


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COLD OPEN What's the Word on the Street?: Amplify

SCENE Chris welcomes the viewer while carting some produce and finds Hooper's Store completely decked out in Alan's LMNOP accouterments. He explains LMNOP is playing a concert today on Sesame Street and he's one of his biggest fans, collecting various bits of merchandise from the concerts he's attended. Telly shows up, hoping he hasn't missed the concert and is amazed at Alan's collection. Chris is, however, a tad embarrassed to be around them and worries how they'll react when LMNOP does arrive.
SCENE cont'd "Can someone please tell me how to get to Sesame Street?," says LMNOP (Donald Glover) as he appears. They point out he's in the right spot, but he's lacking his entourage. They then call him, saying they've mistakenly gone to their next location instead. He decides to split; Alan and Telly beg him to stay. Chris thinks he can stay if they provide the materials he needs. LMNOP first needs a guitar, which Hooper's doesn't sell, but they could make one if they figure it out...

SCENE cont'd Using a website, Chris reads how to make a tissue box guitar. Hooper's carries all the needed supplies, except for a tissue box. Alan realizes the only one is his collectible from LMNOP's "Tissue? I Hardly Know You" tour and sadly sacrifices it. With the guitar built, Chris explains how placing pencils under the rubber bands can cause sound (using vibrations). LMNOP loves it and wants to use it on stage, but learns they don't have that either. He is about to leave again, until Chris thinks they can make one too.

SCENE cont'd They lay out the produce crates to make a stage, but isn't stable enough to hold him and they must find something to hold it together. They see Alan has tape, which is another LMNOP collectible and he refuses to part with it. Telly convinces him to give it up and they use the tape to secure the crates together, forming a balanced, unbreakable stage. Now, they need sound...

SCENE cont'd Chris' idea is that without a microphone or amplifier, they use something cone-shaped to direct sound waves toward the audience (much like old record players). Unfortunately for Alan, the only cone-shaped items around are his memorabilia from LMNOP's "Lampshades of Love" tour. They use them for a make-shift sound system that works perfectly. All LMNOP needs now is the lights and Telly points toward Alan's LMNOP flashlights.
SCENE cont'd At night, Chris introduces LMNOP to the crowd (including kids, animals, Anything Muppets, Honkers and Grover), who performs his hit "Figure It Out, Baby Figure It Out" while Alan and Telly shine the flashlights from the fire escape above. "I love this street!," Telly declares.
Muppets / Celebrity Abby helps Dax Shepard show amplify.
Cartoon "Quiet or Loud"
(First: Episode 4308)
Muppets Abby's Flying Fairy School is on deck, but now it's time for "Alphabet Cook-off!" Chef Ovejita provides Chef Murray with some fettucine, fruit and fish, which makes for a tasty letter F.
Muppets Super Grover tries to show the letter F for "fly", but ends up Falling instead. (on-screen letter added)
(First: Episode 4242)
Film From the International Space Station, JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi shows the letter F stands for "float."
(First: Episode 4214)
Muppets Murray and the girls flap their "wings" while introducing Abby's Flying Fairy School.
(First: Episode 4301)


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. (updated theme song)
(First: Episode 4214)
Muppets Murray announces Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures is coming up, but first he counts 7 dancers, hula-hoops, pink hats and kids.
(First: Episode 4196) (with "Murray Has a Little Lamb" mention)
Cartoon Seven trucks are counted in a sandbox.
Artist: Joey Ahlbum
(First: Episode 4254)
Animation Seven creatures gather for a birthday party.
Muppets Murray and the kids introduce Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures.
(First: Episode 4316)


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 Before "Elmo the Musical" arrives, Murray plays "Dare to Compare" using tools.
(First: Episode 4308)

Muppets "Pre-School Musical:" in a parody of High School Musical, students at a pre-school learn to take turns.
(First: Episode 4165)
Animation Mannequins in a store window dance.
(First: Episode 4050)
Muppets Murray and Daphnie introduce "Elmo the Musical."
(First: Episode 4303)


Muppets Elmo the Musical: Circus the Musical
In today's musical, Elmo plays a "monster with a dream" of joining the circus. At the bigtop, the ringmaster tells him he needs an act before he can join, which Elmo doesn't have yet. The first act, The Great In-Betweeni can't go on (he's stuck between a rock and a hard thing), so Elmo goes on in his place. He takes a leap from the trampoline to land between two cacti, but lands on top of instead. A performing chicken does the act perfectly. The next act, High-Walking Heidi, also cancels, having stubbed her toe. Elmo tries his best to walk on the high wire, but sneezes and falls down to the low wire. The chicken again performs the act with ease. The big finale is Zowie-Zown the Upside-Down Clown, who immediately quits when he hears he's been accepted to law school. Elmo tries to do his act and fails to stay upside-down; he decides to give up on his dream. The chicken convinces him to "Keep on Cluckin'" and not give up. Elmo tries again and does a perfect hand-stand, and the crowd goes wild! (truncated theme song)
(First: Episode 4308)
Muppets Murray announces the sponsors.
Sponsor Leslie Carrara-Rudolph announces: "Sesame Street is brought to you by the Rhyming Alliance."
(First: Episode 4314)


Picture Segment Description
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Muppets / Animation Abby's Flying Fairy School: Fairy Face the Music
(First: Episode 4265)
This segment replaces the "Cubby Imp" segment in the HBO Kids version.

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