In the special, Big Bird was to be captured by Irish fairies, with Elmo having to rescue him. The special would have also featured Irish step dance sequences featuring Savion and a troop of dancing girls, a story about a horse-farm family and a cameo by the (then) President of Ireland, Mary Robinson.
Preparations began in the summer of 1992, when Jon Stone, Joseph A. Bailey and Polly Stone performed location scouting; the special was to tape the following summer. The special never came into fruition, due to Jon Stone's illness beginning just after writing.
- Memoirs of a Muppets Writer, pages 255-259