Sesame Street
Plot Elmo pretends he is as big as Gordon
Air date April 6, 1992
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Written by Josh Selig
Sponsors J, Z, 8
This episode guide has been compiled from the NHK episode guides.


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Elmo welcomes the viewer and says he will imagine that he has a great big body just like Gordon.
SCENE 1 Elmo examines Gordon--brown skin, brown eyes, two long legs, two big feet, etc. He tells Gordon he is going to imagine he is like Gordon, except with hair. Why? Well, as long as Elmo's imagining, why not have hair? Elmo imagines Gordon with different styles of hair, and decides on a hat instead. He imagines Gordon in different hats.
Cartoon I've got some (hair), I've got more, but I've got the most.
(EKA: Episode 0846)
Muppets The Count sings "That's What Counts" about the ten things most important to him.
(EKA: Episode 2458)
Film Kids narrate a film about building sand castles and sand structures at the beach.
(First: Episode 1122)
Animation Planet J/j
(First: Episode 2833)
Muppets Hoots and the Two-Headed Monster demonstrate that whether music is fast or slow, it is still enjoyable.
(EKA: Episode 2853)
Cartoon "Candy Man"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(EKA: Episode 0423)
SCENE 2 Elmo imagines he is big and strong like Gordon, and he can do things little Elmo can't do, like play basketball. Elmo stops pretending because he has to go to the bathroom.
Cartoon A hand draws a castle with a growling dragon inside, which scares the princess until her knight in shining armor leads the dragon away.
(EKA: Episode 0932)
Muppets Forgetful Jones needs something to ride around the ranch. Clementine gives him clues: it has four legs, a bushy tail, eats hay, and neighs. It's his horse Buster, who arrives with the jeep.
(EKA: Episode 2275)
Song Bob sings Joe Raposo's "Look a Little Closer." (apple tree)
(EKA: Episode 2772)
Cartoon Z for zigzag, zero, zoo and zebra
(EKA: Episode 2317)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie is planning to go to the library, when he hears on the radio that it might rain. So he gets out his umbrella, and puts on his raincoat, rain hat, and galoshes. Then, in case it floods, he takes a bag of groceries and a life preserver. Finally, he makes Bert go to the library with him, so he won't be stranded in the flood without him.
(EKA: Episode 1148)
Film Parts of a clown are shown in close-up as kids guess what it is.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0956)
SCENE 3 Elmo returns with a toy airplane, and imagines he is as big as Gordon again, flying his plane around. He spots Susan writing a letter, and wants to sit on her lap and watch. He imagines he's too big and heavy, and decides that sometimes smaller is better.
Cartoon Cherries fall through a moving hole onto a man who demonstrates up and down.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 0847)
Muppets Oscar sings "Just Throw It My Way."
(First: Episode 2794)
Cartoon Consonant Sound: J, jaguar
(EKA: Episode 1291)
Song Jerry Nelson sings "Salt, My Salt."
(First: Episode 2909)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentCookie Monster has Tara help him explain the word information by giving him cookies to eat.
(EKA: Episode 2589)
Cartoon Leanna Williams tells a story of how she traveled to Hawaii and bought a Hawaiian shirt.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2745)
Celebrity Billy Joel sings the alphabet with Anything Muppets and kids.
(First: Episode 2562)
Animation Two giddy female scribbles introduce themselves to a bar code, who can only beep. They recognize him from the supermarket.
Artist: Fred Garbers
8 balls of fur
Muppets Little Chrissy sings "Eight Balls of Fur."
(First: Episode 2669)
Film Some kids watch a film of a man working in a greenhouse, and try to guess what his job is.
(EKA: Episode 0826)
Cartoon Zig...zag...zoom...zoo.
(EKA: Episode 0307)
Muppets Phil Harmonic introduces Ernie and Placido Flamingo, who sing "Up and Down Opera" to demonstrate up and down.
(EKA: Episode 2478)
Cartoon 7 chicks plus 1 alligator makes 8.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(EKA: Episode 2613)

Muppets Snuffy brings his TV over to Big Bird's nest so that he, Big Bird, and some kids can work out along with Jane Snuffleupagus.
(EKA: Episode 2173)
Cartoon Two crows sing "Stones Don't Grow."
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 1715)
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit talks about the letter Z, but it turns up and becomes an N.
(EKA: Episode 2603)
Cartoon Fluffy recalls being a homeless dog, getting taken in to the dog pound, and meeting his new pal Petey.
Artist: ArtistMike
Cast Linda teaches a boy how to say "STREET" in sign language.
(EKA: Episode 2752)
Film Baby animals nurse.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0546)
Muppets / Celebrity "Minnesota Shorts" (Rick Moranis) has trouble becoming pool champion of the world when Grover keeps pestering him with questions, in this spoof of The Hustler.
Animation Counting 8 harvesters
SCENE 4 Luis, Telly, Gabi, and a friend are going to watch a show about pigs.
Song Sesame Street Creature Feature: Joe Raposo sings "Bein' a Pig."
(First: Episode 2356)
SCENE 4 cont'd Luis asks Telly if he wants to have a discussion about the show they just saw. Telly liked the piglets, and Luis asks if he can snort like a pig. Maria arrives to find Telly and Luis snorting. They say they're having a discussion and ask if she wants to join it. She doesn't, so Luis says Maria thinks she's too old to snort. After that comment, Maria joins in the snorting. Elmo announces the sponsors.


  • This episode was taped on October 30, 1991.

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