Season 40

Original Air Date:
December 30, 2009

Brought to you By:
J and 8

Educational Goal:
Emotional Development

Word on the street: Stumble
To trip and almost fall.

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Episode Summary

Jack Be Nimble tries to jump over eight candlesticks, but he knocks them over and falls—then runs away and hides. Now he's having trouble jumping. Has he lost his jump? Baby Bear and Telly find someone to help him—a kangaroo!

The kangaroo sometimes has trouble jumping too, but sings the Jumping Song to help him get over his fear. Luckily, Jack gets his jump back soon. He jumps behind a bench, he jumps up and down, but he just can't jump over those candlesticks.

So Telly and Baby Bear find the cow that jumped over the moon. Jack practices jumping with the cow and realizes that he's finally ready to jump over eight candlesticks. He flies into the air—and jumps over not eight, but 11 candlesticks.

Watching this episode with your child is a great opportunity to discuss practice, patience and success!

Also in This Episode

Special Guest Stars: Ricky Gervais explains what stumble means, with Grover providing an accidental demonstration, and Dan Zanes and friends perform "Jump Up." In Abby's Flying Fairy School, Abby's class has an enchanted session of show and tell, and in Murray Has a Little Lamb, Murray and Ovejita go to gardening school. Finally, Elmo's World is all about jumping.