Sesame Street Episode 4201 Amphibian Show

Sesame Street Episode 4201
Amphibian Show
Season 40 (2009-2010)

In this street scene episode, Elmo and Abby are enjoying their time in the garden when they suddenly hear music and an announcer introducing the "Find The Amphibian" game. The host, Anne Phibian, explains that they must find an amphibian before the tadpole becomes an adult. Although Elmo thinks it will take a while for that to happen, Anne tells them that the game runs on "game show time," which means they must act fast. She gives them their first clue: amphibians start out living in water.

Elmo and Abby then encounter Chris outside the Laundromat, dropping off some laundry to Leela. They find a fish hoping to get some dry cleaning and mistakenly think it's an amphibian. However, Anne clarifies that fish live their entire lives in water, so the fish isn't an amphibian. She provides another clue: amphibians also live on land for air.

Continuing their search, Elmo and Abby come across a robin doing breathing exercises. They believe it's an amphibian, but Anne points out that amphibians don't have feathers like birds. She gives them a third clue: amphibians have four legs.

Next, they find Buster the Horse getting a horseshoe-shine, counting his four legs. Elmo and Abby think he's an amphibian, but Anne and Buster explain that he's a mammal since he has hair all over his body. Anne gives them a final clue: amphibians undergo a significant change called metamorphosis.

Elmo and Abby then meet an alligator, who they believe is an amphibian because he was once an egg. However, the alligator shows them a baby picture, which depicts him younger but without any significant change. The tadpole is nearly grown up, and Elmo and Abby are disappointed. They recount the clues they received to Chris, who explains that they only looked for an animal that fit each clue individually, not all the clues together. When they combine all the clues, they realize that the host, Anne, is an amphibian! They win the game just as the tadpole becomes an adult frog, and they celebrate by dancing with some frogs.

Patricia Arquette and Abby discuss the meaning of metamorphosis. Abby demonstrates this concept by magically transforming Patricia into a penguin.

Murray introduces Abby's Flying Fairy School, but first, he plays "Bring Out Your N," where he asks people to show him N words they have on them. A cartoon follows, featuring fireflies guiding the way to N words in the woods.

In Abby's Flying Fairy School, Mrs. Sparklenose helps Abby, Blogg, and Gonnigan recycle bottles they brought from home. One of Abby's bottles is dusty, so she rubs it, and out comes Gene the Genie. He feels cramped inside and refuses to go back in. The bottle, not wanting to be empty, begins hopping around, looking for someone to suck inside. The bottle entraps Mrs. Sparklenose, while Gene plans to spend 1,001 nights in Vegas. Abby reminds Gene he needs to grant three wishes. The students eventually find a way to create a larger bottle for Gene, complete with sliding glass doors, so he can leave whenever he wants.

Murray talks about the number 0, and a film follows, showing a man break-dancing around the number 0, disappearing to demonstrate "zero dancer."

Murray and the kids introduce "Murray Has a Little Lamb." In this segment, Murray's lamb, Ovejita, takes him to a secret drumming school. At school, Murray learns about different kinds of drums and how to play each one properly, while Ovejita uses drum mallets.

Murray announces "Elmo's World" is coming up, but first, he gives a demonstration of forward and backward, walking forward and knocking the camera over.

When Elmo can't get to sleep, Ricky Gervais arrives with a celebrity lullaby about the letter N. However, his song turns out to be too noisy for Elmo to sleep to. A film follows, showing kids singing "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star."

Finally, Murray and the kids introduce "Elmo's World," which focuses on the theme of the beach.


  1. Sesame street was brought to you today by the letter N and by the number 0.

  2. Move backward move forward is in this episode