Plot GROUCH Messing Machine
Air date November 24th, 2009
Season Season 40
Sponsors C, 7


Picture Segment Description
4196 Machine
Whats the Word on the STREET? - Machine
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Leela shows Elmo a pig she made from a plastic bottle. OSCAR THE GROUCH arrives to collect his weekly lint ball, when suddenly one of the washing machines begins to act up. Leela claims she always has trouble with it & wants to get rid of it, but Elmo reminds Leela that she doesn’t like to get rid of things, so she calls Luis in to fix it.
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SCENE cont'd
Luis arrives & turns the machine off. Elmo wants to help, so Luis asks him to look for a wrench in his tool box. Elmo doesn’t know what a wrench looks like, but Leela points out it looks like a letter C. Once Elmo finds it, Luis tries tightening a bolt on the back, but when he looks inside to make sure it works, he is sprayed in the face with water & the machine starts clanging again.
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SCENE cont'd
Luis’ next plan is to replace the water hose & get a new nut for the bolt & asks Elmo to find a nut, in the shape of a hexagon. Luis replaces the nut & activates the machine. At first, it seems normal, but it then starts rattling & begins to move around the the Laundromat, much to OSCAR’s delight.
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SCENE cont'd
Once back in place, Leela pulls the plug & Luis inspects in the inside of the machine. He pulls out 7 items (including the Teeny Little Super Guy). Leela tests it out now by putting clothes into it, but it begins to rattle & throw the clothes all over the place. Luis can do no more & Leela wants to get rid of it, until Elmo gets an idea to reuse it somehow...
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SCENE cont'd
Elmo uses a bottle for a loud speaker & announces that the the Laundromat has a new GROUCH messing machine. All of the GROUCHES crowd into the the Laundromat to get their clothes ruined.
The street story can be viewed on
Greg Kinnear Machine
Muppets / Celebrity
Greg Kinnear tries to explain the word machine, but cannot figure out how. A real-live machine arrives to aid him.
Murray C 1

Murray C 2
Murray announces Abbys Flying Fairy School is coming up, but first he and some kids play "What's on Me That Starts with C?". The kids identify his crown, a carrot and his coat.
Ants C
A troop of army ants look for C words at a picnic.
Artist: Michael Goldberg
Worms in Space C
WORMS in Space make the letter C.
Murray Abby Intro
Murray & the kids announce Abbys Flying Fairy School

Abby CC 1

Abby CC 2
Muppets / Animation
Abbys 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 & James Brown, until they come up with a good rhyme & make a gown appear. Next, they need glass slippers, but they ones they conjure up are too small & too big (& 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 Blögg’s shoe size. Next, they need to turn a pumpkin into a coach, but Niblet has already eaten it. They improvise & 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 & get their wings!
Mr. Shoe
Mr. Shoe, a beat poet, recites a poem about shoes over a film of kids having fun with them.
Murray 7
Murray announces Murray Has a Little Lamb is coming up, but first he counts 7 dancers, hula-hoops, pink hats & kids.
4147 7 kids
7 kids dance on a playground to the same beat.
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7 cool cats on the prowl
4196 Abby Intro
Murray & the kids introduce "Murray Has a Little Lamb".
Murray Has A Little Lamb logo

Murray Farm

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Murray Has a Little Lamb
Murray’s lamb, Ovejita, leads Murray to another escuela (school) using a pig as a clue. The school turns out to be farm school, where kids learn how to be veterinarians (people who take care of plants & animals).
"Guessing Game" portion cut, new intro added
Murray Near Far
Since Elmos World is near, Murray gives a demonstration of near and far.
4115 z e
Ernie & Bert - Alone in the park with no one to play with, Ernie sings "Somebody Come & Play" with Rubber Duckie
Murray Navin
Murray & Navin introduce Elmos World
Elmo Noodle 2
Elmos World - "Families"
4196 Closing
Murray tries announcing the sponsors, but forgets them. He rethinks the day, announces them & signs off.



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