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The Alphabet Scavenger Hunt
Air date June 3, 2021
Season Season 51 (2020-2021)
Sponsors A, 4


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Elmo sets up today's theme of the alphabet. He's surprised to hear that the Count enjoys the alphabet, but only because he can count the letters.

SCENE 1 Elmo, Abby, and Charlie see a series of boxes with letters atop them set out in the arbor. They find Big Bird and Snuffy are responsible, using them for their Alphabet Scavenger Hunt, which the others wish to play. They lay down the rules - they must find items, without using Abby's magic, that begin with all 26 letters before the sand in Big Bird's large hourglass runs out. To make sure all the letters are right, they sing "The Alphabet Song."

SCENE 1 cont'd The group first checks Hooper's Store, where Alan is serving Ducky his usual corn on the cob. He permits the kids to borrow his bowl of fruit for the game and each item gives them a different letter, including the bowl. Ducky provides them with one of his corn cobs and asks to join the game. They all decide to split up to find things.
SCENE 1 cont'd Elmo and Charlie bother Oscar the Grouch for items. He refuses at first, but their insistence on using the word "please" is enough to make him relent. He provides a jelly jar, a stinky sock, and a water-squirting rose, which doesn't anger Charlie as he intended.
SCENE 1 cont'd Abby returns with some fairy tale items from home. Ducky brings over his friend, a goose, who can fill three letter spots, to everyone's confusion. The goose itself stands for G, then it lays an egg and gives them one of its feathers.


SCENE 1 cont'd Time is running out, so everyone rushes to find more items to finish the scavenger hunt. Elmo recruits Ernie to give them his hat, then takes Bert's bowl of oatmeal (before he can finish eating it). Charlie and Abby get some more items, now leaving them four letters short. Ducky points out an incoming octopus one-man band, who happens to have three instruments that fill the letters they need. With one letter left (W), Abby realizes her wand can help; not for magic, but to fill the W space. The gang successfully completes the hunt and wins their prize - a chance to sing "The Alphabet Song" again.
Insert I Wonder, What If, Let's Try
Elmo's friends Isaiah and Cameron have their own Alphabet Scavenger Hunt.

Muppets Elmo and friends sing and clap as they find out the letter of the day - A.
(First: Episode 5128)
Animation Vocalists go through the alphabet by naming things that begin with each letter.
SCENE 2 Elmo uses letters to spell out his name, while Abby writes the words "I Love You." The two then hear the Foodie Truck approaching...

Muppets Cookie Monster's Foodie Truck
A girl wants a C-word treat for her little brother who loves the alphabet. Gonger proposes a cocoa-cashew smoothie. Cookie Monster notices that the cashew nuts resemble letter Cs, making him think of cookies, and he eats them all. The duo drive off to the farm to get some more to complete the recipe.
Muppets Elmo and Abby pose as astronauts and sing about finding the number of the day by counting Martians. Today, there are 4.
(First: Episode 5005)
Muppets Elmo's World: Alphabet
(First: Episode 4807)
SCENE 3 Everyone recaps the alphabet hunt and signs off.

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