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  • - Hello there.

  • It is I, your cute,

  • yet majestic butterfly friend, Grover.

  • (Grover giggling)

  • Today, we are going to learn all about butterflies.

  • Yes, butterflies are so graceful,

  • the way they flutter about

  • and oh, smell pretty flowers.

  • (Grover inhaling)

  • Ah, yes, butterflies, you see,

  • oh, oh, dear, oh, my, oh, oh, no.

  • What?

  • (Grover yelling and sighing)

  • Let us learn more about butterflies on, "Sesame Street."

  • (upbeat music)

  • Ooh

  • Ooh

  • Yeah. ♪

  • Yeah

  • Sunny days

  • Sweeping the clouds away

  • On my way

  • To where the air is sweet

  • Where the air is sweet

  • Can you tell me how to get

  • How to get to Sesame Street

  • How to get to Sesame Street

  • Sesame Street

  • (Elmo giggling)

  • - Oh, hi.

  • Hi, everybody.

  • - Hey, Lucas! - Hi, hi.

  • - Hey, Eli.

  • - Hey, Mr. Andre.

  • - Hey, Elmo.

  • - Huh what, what, what?

  • - Oh, oh, look, look, look who's here.

  • Look, look!

  • - Oh, hey, welcome to, "Sesame Street."

  • - We're looking at bugs.

  • - Yeah, yeah, yeah.

  • Oh, Elmo has his magnifying glass.

  • - Yeah, isn't that cool?

  • - Isn't that cool?

  • - And I've got this great book,

  • "Fascinating Facts About Insects."

  • - Let's go see if we can find some insects.

  • - Insects, yes.

  • - Insects.

  • - Oh, oh Telly look!

  • - What?

  • - Ants.

  • - [Telly] Ants are insects.

  • - [Elmo] Yeah. Oh, there's one,

  • two little ants play together.

  • - It says here.

  • Oh, wow.

  • - What?

  • - "Ants never sleep."

  • - [Both] Wow.

  • - [Telly] And they don't even look tired.

  • - [Both] Fascinating.

  • - Oh, look, more bugs Telly,

  • more bugs! - Oh, look at that!

  • What are they?

  • - What are they?

  • - Those are ladybugs.

  • - [Elmo] One, two, ladybugs playing together.

  • - [Telly] Wow.

  • - Yeah.

  • - Here's a fascinating fact about ladybugs.

  • - Okay, Telly.

  • - They smell with their feet.

  • - [Both] Fascinating.

  • - Oh, oh, oh Elmo sees another bug.

  • - Woo!

  • - Oh, hey Telly, look, look.

  • There's a butterfly.

  • - [Telly] He's beautiful.

  • - [Elmo] Yeah. Wait, where's Butterfly's friend?

  • Elmo and Telly saw, um, two little aunts

  • and two little, uh, ladybugs.

  • But there's only one butterfly.

  • And it's alone.

  • - You're right.

  • Let's look for another butterfly.

  • - Okay. (giggling)

  • Yoohoo. Yoohoo.

  • Other butterfly!

  • Where are you?! - [Telly] Hello?

  • Hello, butterflies? - Come out, come out

  • wherever you are!

  • - Calling all butterflies!

  • - Butterflies, where are you?

  • - Hmm. - Oh boy.

  • Telly, Elmo doesn't think any other butterflies are around.

  • - Yeah, I don't think so either.

  • That little guy has no butterfly friend to play with.

  • - Elmo can be a butterfly!

  • - What's that now?

  • - Elmo, Elmo will pretend to be a butterfly, Telly.

  • Then the little butterfly will have a friend to play with.

  • - Great idea.

  • - Okay. Okay.

  • Um, let's see. Oh, oh.

  • Flutter, flutter, flutter, flutter.

  • Flutter, flutter, flutter, flutter.

  • Elmos's a butterfly.

  • Flutter, flutter, flutter

  • Come play with Elmo.

  • Oh, oh. It's not working.

  • The butterfly's not coming over to play.

  • - Hm, I don't think he gets that

  • you're a butterfly Elmo.

  • - Well why not Telly?

  • - I'm checking the book here.

  • Ah, here's something fascinating,

  • "Before a butterfly can become a butterfly,

  • it has to go through a metamorphosis."

  • - A what?

  • - Metamorphosis is, is, is a big change.

  • It says here, "There are four very different stages

  • in the life of a butterfly."

  • - What Does that have to do with Elmo?

  • - Well, maybe if you, if you pretend to go

  • through those four stages,

  • the butterfly will think that you are a butterfly

  • and wanna be your friend.

  • - Hey, that's a great idea Telly!

  • Oh, what's the first stage? Huh, huh?

  • - "First, a butterfly starts as a butterfly egg."

  • Like this.

  • - Got it.

  • Elmo will be right back.

  • Ta da!

  • - Nice egg costume Elmo.

  • - Well, thank you Telly.

  • But Elmo's not Elmo anymore.

  • Elmo's Butterfly Egg Elmo.

  • - Oh, right, right, right.

  • And look, Butterfly Egg Elmo.

  • It's working.

  • The butterfly is looking right at you.

  • - [Elmo] Oh, not anymore.

  • Oh, quick Telly!

  • What's the second stage?

  • - [Telly] You need to pretend to be a caterpillar.

  • "The butterfly starts as an egg

  • and when an egg hatches,

  • a caterpillar comes out."

  • - Elmo will be right back.

  • (Elmo giggling)

  • Elmo's a caterpillar.

  • - And look, look, it's working.

  • The butterfly is flying right to you.

  • Is he ready to be your friend?

  • - Oh, no.

  • Not yet.

  • Oh. What's the third stage Telly?

  • - Oh, let's see.

  • "After the egg hatches into a caterpillar,

  • it grows and sheds its skin.

  • And when it does it for the last time,

  • it forms a chrysalis."

  • - [Elmo] Oh, it looks like a tiny sleeping bag.

  • Okay, Telly, be right back.

  • (Elmo giggling)

  • (cheerful music)

  • - Oh, Elmo's a chrysalis. (giggling)

  • - Hey, look.

  • It's working. It's working.

  • The butterfly, its flying all around you!

  • - Oh, yeah, yeah!

  • Uh oh but the butterfly

  • isn't ready to be Elmo's friend yet.

  • - That's because you need to go

  • through the fourth stage.

  • "Inside the chrysalis,

  • the caterpillar turns into a butterfly."

  • - Elmo thought that would come next.

  • (whooshing)