Episode 4309: Practice Makes Proud. Word on the Street: Proud. Street Story. Elmo's ready for a game of basketball, showing off his gear to Leela. And then Abby poofs in to see what's happening... Okay, anyone else but me think that Elmo struggling, both to get his shirt on and with what word for how he's feeling a throwback to the Tyra Banks Word of the Day segment from years ago? Hmm, seems Abby's getting some practice on being a fairy godmother like she wanted to in the show When Elmo Grows Up. *Nod to MCR now playing Sesame Street Live music for that reference. So Abby's gotten Elmo's shirt on for him and helped peel his banana for his snack, then brushes his teeth for him, which gets us to the game of hoops. Leading Abby to charm the ball so it magically goes through the net. Oh Abby... Don't you know it's not the ball you have to charm, just give the player a confidence potion like Felix Felicitas (that's not really a magic potion after all). Then Leela shows up bringing us the inescapable lessonof the day, showing Elmo that all he needs is practice. Practice? Practice? We're talkin' about practice. Now understand, it's just practice. Prac-tice. Dot Warner: Thank you Alan Iverson. Song: Elmo Feels Proud. Segments. 1 Muppets/Celebrity Word of the Day. Abby and some guy named Ben talk with Hansel and Gretel about feeling proud. Oh, and Jerry's new Humpty Dumpty made an appearance! Wait, that's the Big Bad Wolf? I thought it was Blögg. 2 Animation/Song: Belly Breathe, which kind of shows an angry red monster turning back into his normal self. Cute song with Elmo... But I can't help thinking this maybe fuels the Elmo-haters out there. 3 Murray Tune-Ins: Bring Out Your H. 4 H is for Home Animation. *Misses the hat-hook-hose animated segment. 5 H Computer Key Animation. Lame attempt to update/modernize the Typewriter Guy segments. 6 Abby's Flying Fairy School: The Rapunzel Dilemma. 7 Muppets: I Love My Hair. 8 Murray Tune-Ins: Number 15 with fifteen bookbags. 9 15 Garden Animation. *Hateses these worse than Milo Counting or Mural Paintings! 10 Muppets: Number of the Day, The Count and his organ count to 15. Wha?! Then why didn't you just skip the bogus garden and get fright to the castle. *Pleasantly surprised. 10 Super Grover 2.0:Up a Creek. 11 Song: Being A Pig, updated with new sound effects. Good that we got a classic song, but can you please not insert these cartoonish sightgags in the next song you decide to update? 12 Murray Tune-Ins: Dare to Compare. Which two tools are different? Two wrenches, hammers, levers, and a sock and wrench. 13 Muppets: Bert and Ernie Sketch, new! ! ! Ernie comes in and takes the box Bert keeps his bottlecaps in and starts playing pretend like a spaceship or treasure chest or robot costume. Reminds me of when Peter took the box away from Stewie. *Laughs at Ernie: "That does not compute Bert." 13 Celebrity: Ziggy Says. 14 Elmo: The Musical, Sea Captain the Musical.