Season 40

Original Air Date:
November 30, 2009

Brought to you By:
Q and 19

Educational Goal:

Word on the street: Garden 
A place where plants, flowers, fruits and vegetables are grown.

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Episode Summary

Mary Mary Quite Contrary has dumped a pile of dirt outside Oscar's trash can. Her plan is to grow a garden with silver bells and cockle shells, but Gordon tells her that gardens need to grow living things, like vegetables, fruits or flowers. Sounds like a great idea to Mary Mary.

But Oscar is not pleased, and has the elephant Fluffy squirt water at her in hopes of getting her to move. Next, he sends over Hairy Hairy, from the Grouch nursery rhyme, with stinky weeds and moldy seeds and three pigs, to no avail.

But it turns out Oscar actually kind of likes the horrible smell from the stinky weeds, and the loud noises from the pigs. Grouch paradise! When Mary Mary finds this out, she decides to move the garden. After all, she likes to be contrary and do the opposite of whatever anyone wants her to do!

Also in This Episode

Special guest star Jennie Garth describes what a garden is made of, while Abby Cadabby makes them appear. In Abby's Flying Fairy School, Abby's class cleans up after playtime with very silly results, and in Murray Has a Little Lamb, Murray and Ovejita go to art school. Finally, Elmo's World is all about noses.