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Elmo's World: Transportation

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Elmo's World
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First Appearance
Earliest Known Appearance
Episode 3817

Picture Segment Description
Guess what Elmo's thinking about today?
The drawer, window and door make transportation sounds, such as an airplane zooming by, a train's horn, and a truck's horn. Elmo at first calls these "things that take you places" and a train pushes in to make an impression on the door of itself.
Dorothy's Question
Dorothy wants to know how you go places.
The Noodle Family
Mr. Noodle tries rowing in a canoe on the floor. Since he doesn't have any water, he gears up to go skateboarding.
Kids and Baby
Kids ride a tricycle, a wheelchair and rollerblades and a baby gets around in a baby carriage.
Elmo's Question
Elmo counts the wheels on a car. There are four, plus a steering wheel. The car pulls away doing a wheelie.
Elmo asks yes/no questions to determine what else can take you places. Cows can't unless you're a bird. Birthday cakes can't, but you can ride a bike to a birthday party. Space ships can - to the moon. Big Bird can't unless he has a wagon.
Elmo's friend Mark and his mother ride a train to visit his grandfather.
TV Cartoon
The Transportation Channel has the Lecture Lady present a story about a girl who rides various forms of transportation, such as a bus, a train, a plane, a camel, etc. Coming up next: My Mother the Car.
Elmo talks to an Airplane and explains how planes work and how they need a pilot to fly them.

Tickle Me Land
Dorothy imagines Elmo piloting a plane (underscored with the Peanuts theme), as an engineer driving a train full of Elmos (underscored with "Chattanooga Choo-Choo"), and Elmo rowing a boat and singing "Row, Row, Row Your Boat."
Home Video
Ernie pretends to fly around like an airplane.
Elmo sings "The Transportation Song."


  • This segment debuted in season 30 and was in rotation with other Elmo's World episodes until season 32 (2001) when the segment last aired. It is the only Elmo's World segment not released on DVD or home video.

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