Sesame Street
Plot Elmo learns about air
Air date March 24, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by John Weidman
Sponsors O, Z, 6
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Elmo has gotten up early to be able to surprise everyone. He hides behind Oscar's trash can and unsuccessfully tries surprising Bob, Luis and Linda. Oscar emerges and asks for the yelling to cease. Elmo, smashed by Oscar's lid, finds he was the one who has been surprised.
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Cartoon A hand draws a farm backdrop for the animals.
(EKA: Episode 0926)
2356-4
Muppets Over the Top, a ZZ Top-like band, sings "ZZ Blues."
(First: Episode 2317)
Toon.Zinspace
Cartoon Z In Space
(EKA: Episode 0872)
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Film Kids talk about building sand castles and sand structures at the beach.
(EKA: Episode 1297)
Pigeon Book
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie doesn't think pigeons are able to laugh at Bert's pigeon jokes, but he's wrong ...
(EKA: Episode 1287)
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Animation Counting animals (1 butterfly, 2 frogs, 3 birds, 4 turtles, 5 bees, 6 fish)
(EKA: Episode 1700)
ThatsTalkinScat
Cast Hoots shows Gordon and some kids the art of "Talkin' Scat."
(EKA: Episode 2454)
Baldeagle
Film Bald eagle (kid voice-overs)
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0734)
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Cartoon Billy Jo Jive looks for the missing batch of strawberry shortcakes.
(EKA: Episode 1261)
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Muppets Dicky Tick hosts "Lifestyles of the Big and Little."
(EKA: Episode 2532)
Film.Listen
Film "Listen ..." to various sounds, including the ocean, a heart beating, a clock ticking, a horse galloping, crickets chirping, a passing train, and others.
(EKA: Episode 0977)
Appleorangepear
Cartoon An apple, an orange, and a pear learn they can cooperate by rocking and rolling.
(EKA: Episode 0791)
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SCENE 2 Elmo needs Luis to fix his broken toy airplane, but Luis is too busy at the moment putting together a piñata for Mrs. Nussbaum. Elmo feels sad, until Luis tickles him by blowing a party favor toward him. After Luis explains how the air tickled him, Elmo decides to find some air to use as a toy.
Toon.ILoveYou
Cartoon A heart that says "I love you" is drawn.
(EKA: Episode 2140)
Erik-grover-rhyme
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Erik play a rhyming game.
(First: Episode 1754)
Blindclass.produce
Film A blind class goes on a field trip downtown, and visits a produce stand.
Opencartoon
Cartoon Speech Balloon: O for Open
(First: Episode 0014)
KermTwiddBugParty
Muppets Kermit the Frog counts six happy little Twiddlebugs, and when he is finished, the Twiddlebugs have a party.
(First: Episode 0280)
Plantcartoon
Cartoon Two hippie kids wonder how to make their droopy plant grow.
(EKA: Episode 1484)
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SCENE 3 Elmo has been looking around for air, but can't see any. Bob explains how air is all around him, but invisible. He plays a game with Elmo - he hands him some grocery bags with fruit in them, then one without to see if Elmo can tell if there's something inside or not. Bob blows into the final bag, showing Elmo how one can feel air. Elmo asks him and others to blow into the bag so he can have a bag full of it.
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Cartoon Rap #6
(First: Episode 2502)
Copydrums
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie plays a game with Bert where Ernie plays riffs on his drum set and Bert has to repeat them back. Bert is surprisingly good at the game.
(EKA: Episode 2256)
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Cartoon Two cavemen argue, each chanting "Me!" A large monolith bearing the word ME puts fear in both of them.
(EKA: Episode 1025)
PaulSimonLBM.ABC
Celebrity Paul Simon and Ladysmith Black Mambazo sing the African Alphabet Song.
(EKA: Episode 2431)
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Cartoon A girl picks the key that matches the keyhole in order to gain access to a cache of toys.
Artist: Dan Haskett
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SCENE 4 Elmo carries his many bags of air, when Oscar tells him he can demonstrate another thing air can do - surprise someone. He takes the bags into his can and places them on the piano. Fluffy jumps on them all, causing the bags to burst and sending Oscar flying out of his can (a major shock for Elmo).
Cartoon-eat a Z
Cartoon A red armless character is stalked by the letter Z until he eats it.
(EKA: Episode 1484)
Firestationfieldtrip
Film A kindergarten class takes a field trip to the fire station.
(EKA: Episode 1451)
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Muppets Gordon reads the story of "Stan and Dan." Dan copies everything that Stan does, until Dan becomes a hippie.
(EKA: Episode 2363)
SandO-2
Animation Sand O/o
(EKA: Episode 2253)
Monkeysfilmpianomusic
Film Chimps running around (piano music)
(First: Episode 2493)
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Cartoon Splash (girl on beach)
(EKA: Episode 1120)
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SCENE 5 Ruby wants to grow up and become a scientist like Albert Einstein, so she tries combing her hair to get his well-known look. With Luis' help, she experiments whether or not a comb or a brush will work better.


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