Season 40

Original Air Date:
December 22, 2009

Brought to you By:
N and 0

Educational Goal:
Science

Word on the street: Metamorphosis
 When something goes through a really big change, like when a caterpillar changes into a butterfly.

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Episode Summary

It's time to play the game show "Find that Amphibian." Elmo and Abby must find an amphibian before the game show's tadpole host turns into a frog! The announcer, Anne Phibian, gives them their first clue: an amphibian starts out living in water.

Elmo and Abby are convinced they have won when they meet a fish…but fish live in water forever, never on land. Elmo and Abby get a second clue: an amphibian is an animal that breathes air. They find a bird…but amphibians don't have any feathers. Then they get a third clue: an amphibian is an animal with four legs. They find a horse...but a horse is a mammal, not an amphibian.

Elmo and Abby's last clue is about metamorphosis. They come across an alligator, but an alligator is a reptile, not an amphibian. It looks the same throughout its whole life.

Will Elmo and Abby ever find an amphibian? Chris suggests they find an animal that fits all the clues. Suddenly, they think of the game show's announcer—a tadpole who will become a frog. Let the amphibian dance party begin!

Also in This Episode

Special Guest Stars: Patricia Arquette and Abby explain what metamorphosis means as Abby turns Patricia into a penguin. Plus, Ricky Gervais sings Elmo a lullaby.

Abby's Flying Fairy School: Abby and pals have a recycling adventure.

Murray Has a Little Lamb: Murray and Ovejita go to drumming school.

Elmo's World: All about the beach