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Sesame Street
Plot Elmo's imagination hat
Air date April 19, 1991
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Sponsors B, D, 2

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This episode guide has been compiled from incomplete video material.
Picture Segment Description
3035a
COLD OPEN
Elmo is wearing his "imagination hat" today. He tells the viewer that he's now going to imagine Big Bird and the kids playing and running outdoors. The theme sequence follows.
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SCENE 1
Elmo claims that he can imagine anything when he wears his hat. While Elmo is thinking of what to imagine next, Mike stops by to pick him up for their bike ride in the park today. Elmo decides to imagine some more after the bike ride.
2404n
Muppets
In the park, Bert overhears the sound of a tuba - his favorite instrument. It's actually Simon Soundman, who's "just practicing." Bert begs Simon to teach him how to make that sound by himself, but Bert ends up attracting Gladys the Cow, who thinks she heard the romantic call of a bull.
(EKA: Episode 2386)
Bisforbubble
Song
"B is for Bubble."
(First: Episode 0008)
AnnieEyeball.Air
Cartoon
Dr. Annie Eyeball looks at air.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 2616)
Little chrissy you're alive
Muppets
Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats sing "You're Alive."
(EKA: Episode 2415)
1706i
Cartoon
Two giraffes (Swedish animation)
(EKA: Episode 1706)
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SCENE 2
Mike brings Elmo back to the arbor, where Elmo is about to put on his imagination hat - but he notices that it's missing! Elmo remembers Mike strapping him into the seat, him telling Elmo to take off the imagination hat, explaining why helmets are needed for bike riding, and tucking the imagination hat next to Elmo. Mike takes Elmo back to the park so they can look for it.
Yoyoman.boygetslost
Cartoon
A boy gets lost, and encounters a man with a yo-yo, who tells him to remember everything he passed.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 0668)
Ssnews.cinderellaball
Muppets
Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit is interviewing Cinderella and Prince Charming, who are dancing at the ball. After Cinderella leaves, she leaves one glass slipper behind. The prince wants to find Cinderella...so he can have the other glass slipper.
(EKA: Episode 0516)
Dalmatiand
Film
D is a very useful letter -- there are animals, jobs, and hobbies that begin with D.
(EKA: Episode 0397)
Shapedancers.triangle
Cast
Big Bird watches the shape dancers make a triangle.
(EKA: Episode 1646)
LuxoJr.HeavyLight
Animation
Luxo Jr.: Heavy and light
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SCENE 3
Mike and Elmo are back from the park, still without Elmo's imagination hat. Alex brings the Yellow Pages over so they can find a place with lost hats. They look inside, and find a listing for the "Bureau of Lost Hats," which just might have Elmo's hat ...
4114z
Cartoon
"Animal Elevator": 10-1 (subtraction)
(EKA: Episode 2523)
Moon.cookie
Muppets
Cookie Monster sings "If Moon Was Cookie".
(EKA: Episode 2619)
1839zj
Film
As a boy plays with a tugboat in the bathtub, we watch footage of a real tugboat.
(EKA: Episode 1086)
B.ballerina.banana
Cartoon
B for banana and ballerina
(EKA: Episode 2615)
TwoHeadHeavyLight
Muppets
The Two-Headed Monster brings in a suitcase filled with heavy and light objects, and places them on a wall. The right half lays out a feather, a ribbon, and a tissue. The left half puts down a book, a brick, a rock, and a 1000 pount weight, but the more weight that is placed on the wall causes the ground they're standing on to tilt!
3140j
Song
Everyone has the same feelings, "No Matter What." Kids of all types play with a huge beach ball.
(EKA: Episode 2782)
1186g
Cartoon
Consonant Sound Limerick: D—Dog
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1186)
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SCENE 4
Elmo and Mike go downtown, where they find an office which reads "BUREAU OF LOST _ATS". They enter the office, and find a lot of bats flying around. A man (Martin P. Robinson) sits at a desk, looking over some forms. Mike confirms that this is the Bureau of Lost Hats, but the man doesn't know the difference, since it's his first day on the job. He tells Mike and Elmo to wait outside while he makes some changes.
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SCENE 4
cont'd
When they re-enter the office, they find the man surrounded by a gaggle of cats (including Chip and Dip, a tiger, and a lion). Mike reminds him why they're here, emphasizing that they're looking for a hat, and not a bat or a cat.
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SCENE 4
cont'd
Mike and Elmo walk outside again to wait, and when they re-enter the office once again, there are plenty of hats to go around. Elmo specifies that he's looking for a green hat, but the man is so fed up with his mistakes that he decides to quit, and storms out of his office.
2860.FatCat
Cartoon
AT words: A fat cat with a hat sat on a mat. A bat scared the fat cat.
CombYourFace
Muppets
Furline Huskie sings "Comb Your Face."
2356-6
Song
Joe Raposo sings "Bein' a Pig."
(EKA: Episode 2356)
D-Drums
Animation
D / d (drums and drumsticks)
(EKA: Episode 2399)
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SCENE 5
The bureau man, who decided not to quit after all, has filled the office with green hats, to see if Elmo's imagination hat is among them. Mike reminds Elmo about the other features of his hat: it's also small, and pointy, has a feather, and has Elmo's name written inside it. The bureau man tries hard to find one that fits his description, but they don't find it. Mike and Elmo sadly leave the office, while the bureau man and his secretary have to deal with more hats, cats and bats.
SameDifferentHat
Cartoon
A man wants a hat, but the hat shop owner's hats are all the same - except for a ten-gallon hat, which complements the customer's horseback riding nicely.
(EKA: Episode 1011)
Waterfountain
Song
"Drink of Water"
2485v
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Ernie is confused when he sees Bert playing checkers with his pigeon, Bernice.
(EKA: Episode 1227)
CatHatedRain
Cartoon
A story of a cat who hated rain, wished for it to stop, and witnessed the disastrous effects of no rain.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 2755)
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SCENE 6
Back on Sesame Street, Alex suggests that Elmo try imagining without his hat. Elmo decides to imagine himself finding his hat, and feels better after doing so.
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SCENE 6
cont'd
Just as Elmo starts imagining again, the bureau man comes back with Elmo's lost hat! Elmo almost doesn't notice it, however, because he's busy imagining. He puts the hat back on, and the bureau man cries tears of joy.
2men.ideas
Cartoon
Once there were two men. Each had his own idea. One man told his thought to the other man, then the other man told his idea to the first man. Now both men knew twice as much.
(EKA: Episode 0268)
Dollhouse
Film
Doll House
(First: Episode 0131)
Daddy-Slips
Cartoon
A man slips on his daughter's skate, and she points out that it makes him feel angry.
(EKA: Episode 1141)
Mpiece.sunrises
Muppets
Monsterpiece Theater
"The Sun Also Rises"
2096x
Cartoon
Two balls follow an arrow down a hole.
(EKA: Episode 2096)
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SCENE 7
Mike and Alex notice that Elmo's imagining again, with his hat on. Elmo knows he doesn't need his hat to imagine, but he likes to wear it anyway, not just as an imagination hat, but also as a "goodbye hat."
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SCENE 7
cont'd
The sponsors appear on his hat as he announces them, followed by the Barkley credit sequence.

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