Sesame Street
Plot Elmo and Zoe's Hat Contest (repeat of 4168)
Air date November 2, 2010
Season Season 41 (2010)
Sponsors U, 14


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN What's the Word on the Street: Persistent
(First: Episode 4168)

SCENE Gordon welcomes the viewer to Sesame Street, when Elmo alerts him that today is "Who can wear the most hats on their head" day, and drags him to the courtyard, where an enthusiastic crowd cheers.


Elmo is going to be playing against Zoe in today's game, which is covered by Chris and Alan, assuming the role of both sportscasters and hat assistance. A marching band member does a drumroll while one hat after another is placed upon Zoe's and Elmo's heads at the same time, until there are four hats on each head.

A Dinger pops up and dings, which means it's time for the challenge round: Elmo and Zoe have to say the alphabet while standing on one leg, while making sure their hats don't fall off. They win the challenge, and everyone chants, "More hats! More hats!" More hats are added to their heads until they are each wearing 7 hats, as counted by the Hat Check Girl.

In the next round, two more hats are added to each of their heads, and Alan and Chris realize that there are no more hats to add. ("It looks like we have a persistent hat-wearing bunch here today, Chris!") Just then, they get the idea to contribute the baseball caps from their own heads. The Dinger pops up and dings again, signaling the next challenge: Elmo and Zoe must estimate how many hats are on their heads. Elmo makes a wild guess that the seven hats he had before, plus the three hats, equals nine, while Zoe's guess is 11. The amount of hats is once again confirmed by the Hat Check Girl.

Elmo and Zoe are tied, and there are no more hats, but the game's not over yet -- Abby Cadabby poofs into view, and comes up with a spell to add more hats on their weary heads. By accident, her spell puts some hat-wearing bats on their heads, and The Count comes over to pick them up ... right after counting them, of course.


Abby remembers the right spell this time, and successfully multiplies the number of hats on their heads -- which are stacked so high that they have trouble keeping their balance, having to run as they sway back and forth. Alan and Chris chase them, causing Susan to drop her basket of clean clothes, and Grover's block tower to get knocked over.

Zoe and Elmo end up back in the courtyard, where Abby calls her mommy for the spell to get rid of hats. It turns out that a spell isn't needed, so Alan and Chris lift the hat towers their heads. The Hat Check Girl counts the hats by fives, and finds that each head was able to withstand 30 hats. Elmo and Zoe were tied once again, which makes them proud. They go off to play another game -- one which doesn't involve hats.
Everyone leaves, and Abby tells Gordon that she'll never say that hat spell again, yet by saying it for that last time, she ends up putting a stack of hats on top of Gordon's head!
Muppets / Celebrity David Beckham explains the word persistent while Elmo repeatedly asks to play with him. (This airing features a longer ending.)
(First: Episode 4168)

Muppets Murray announces Abby's Flying Fairy School, but first, it's time for the letter U. He and the kids then rap about U words.
(First: Episode 4191)
Cartoon Cookie Monster sings about the U sound in the word "umbrella".
Taken from Sesame Street English
(First: Episode 4191)
Muppets Murray and Rachael present Abby's Flying Fairy School.
(First: Episode 4211)


Muppets / Animation Abby's Flying Fairy School
Mrs. Sparklenose announces today in class, the students can earn their Fairy Godmother wings by participating in the “Cinderella Challenge”. With a brief game of “Eeny Meeny Miney Ming”, Blögg is chosen to the Cinderella. First they must poof a gown on him. They turn him into a hula dancer (dressing “down”), a clown and James Brown, until they come up with a good rhyme and make a gown appear. Next, they need glass slippers, but they ones they conjure up are too small and too big (and end up breaking, forcing Niblet to clean them up). They call on Spot, who shows them images of the number 12, which Gonnigan realizes is Blogg’s shoe size. Next, they need to turn a pumpkin into a coach, but Niblet has already eaten it. They improvise and turn Niblet into a motorcycle, which sends them all around the room. Gonnigan steers them to the ball pit, which counts as going to the ball, which means they pass and get their wings!
(First: Episode 4191)
Song Do the Fruit Dance!
(First: Episode 4089)
Muppets Murray announces Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures is coming up, but first, he and various kids count to 14.
(First: Episode 4197)
Song "OK, We Got a Hip-Hop Beat" - #14
(First: Episode 4138)
Muppets Murray and Carson introduce Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures.
(First: Episode 4193)


Muppets / Animation Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures
Bert and Ernie are now car mechanics and Ernie now has an affinity for being a singing car mechanic. A lady ostrich brings her car in and heads out. Ernie discovers the car moves when he sings, so he and Bert get in and make it fly by singing, but Ernie takes them on a treacherous trail. After landing back in the garage, the ostrich comes back and tries singing, but is horribly off-key. Bert actives the radio and she goes flying.
(First: Episode 4203)
Muppets Before "Elmo's World" gets underway, Murray gives a demonstration of over and under.
(First: Episode 4195)
Song "I Tried"
(First: Episode 4182)
Cartoon A seal and a bear fight over a circus ball, but learn to cooperate.
Artist: Frank Gresham
(EKA: Episode 3295)
Muppets Murray and the kids introduce "Elmo's World".
(First: Episode 4187)
Muppets Elmo's World: Weather
(First: Episode 3984)
Muppets Murray tries announcing the sponsors, but forgets them. He rethinks the day, announces them and signs off.

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