Sesame Street
Plot Elmo practices
Air date May 8, 1992
(season finale)
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Sponsors O, U, 1
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Picture Segment Description
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COLD OPEN Maria introduces today's letters, but before she can mention the number of the day, Count von Count appears with his bats. He intends to visually show the number using his bats, until he learns the number of the day is 1. The bats argue over who will get to be the one bat, so the Count counts one bunch of bats.
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SCENE 1 Elmo watches Savion do a tap dance routine. He wants to try it too, only he falls over within a few steps. Savion tells him that he's been practicing for years, which is why he makes it look so easy. He has Elmo practice a simple step, but Elmo keeps trying to do fancier moves afterwards and keeps falling over. Savion reminds him to practice the steps, but Elmo says he's practicing getting up from falling.
3150p
Song "The First Time" - Children try various activities (riding tricycles, tying shoes, etc.) and progressively improve.
(First: Episode 2950)
Counting10shells
Animation Counting 10 shells
Insideherry
Muppets Kermit shows what's inside of Herry Monster using the X-ray machine.
(EKA: Episode 1974)
2341v
Cartoon Sand O/o.
(EKA: Episode 2253)
3960q
Cartoon Kids sing "Happy Birthday". While they're singing, a birthday cake with animated candles is shown.
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3005-Mumford02
SCENE 2 Elmo finds the Amazing Mumford about to pull a rabbit from his hat, when Elmo insists that he try the trick first. Mumford asserts that the trick takes practice and correctly sees that Elmo can't do it on the first try. He demonstrates the trick for Elmo, only he makes a fish appear instead of a rabbit. "Like I said," he states, "it takes a lot of practice."
WillyWimpleWater
Cartoon Willie Wimple went a-boatin' and polluted the river.
Artist: Abe Levitow
(EKA: Episode 0857)
1845q
Film A variety of cat-shaped objects walk in front of the screen.
(EKA: Episode 1845)
Wheremyhairbrushgoes
Muppets The Cereal Girl sings about her missing "Hair Brush."
(First: Episode 2940)
Speechballoon.Up
Cartoon Speech Balloon: U for UP
(EKA: Episode 1541)
3956v
Film A girl draws a picture of her friend Amelia.
(First: Episode 2784)
3menandabeat
Film At a bus stop, three men of different ethnicities (including Bill Irwin) dance to a hip hop beat played on a radio.
(First: Episode 2919)
AboveandBelow
Song "Above and Below" (Chris Cerf)
(First: Episode 2839)
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SCENE 3 Elmo wonders if there's something he can learn that won't take years and years of practice like tap dancing or magic. He witnesses Herry Monster getting some exercise by moving a pile of bricks back and forth in the Arbor. Elmo thinks exercise won't take practice, but can't move the pile like Herry can. Elmo gets an idea and is able to move the bricks by taking them one at a time, still getting plenty of exercise.
Do-with-a-pet
Cartoon What Do You Do With a Pet?
(EKA: Episode 0811)
LookCloser.house
Song Bob sings Joe Raposo's "Look a Little Closer". (house)
(EKA: Episode 2829)
MonsterCookie
Muppets After finishing the last of his party cookies, Cookie Monster takes a nap and dreams of meeting "The Monster Cookie," who used to be a fuzzy monster also, but his-cookie only diet caused him to turn into a cookie and regrets not eating healthier foods. Cookie wakes up from his dream and eats some healthier treats, with a cookie afterward.
4111u
Animation Fans unveil Q and q.
(First: Episode 2895)
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3161c
Film A girl goes to school somewhere in Africa. We see the girl getting ready to go to school, as she washes herself and brushes her teeth, puts on her clothes, brushes her hair, and takes her lunch, all with some help from her mother. We see her walking past her neighbors and watching her classmates play outside as she arrives at school. The bell rings and the girl enters the school, where the teacher is passing out chalk to her students. We see the teacher teaching the students the English words: "a boy", "a girl", "a man", "a woman", which she has written on the board, along with a drawing for each word. The students repeat the words, then write them down on their individual chalkboards as we hear the girl remark, "We are learning to read and write." The students then jump up and down, as the teacher looks on, smiling. Next, we see the students jumping outside excitedly, now that school has finished.
(EKA: Episode 2783)
Harvey1
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper asks, "Would ya like one?"
(EKA: Episode 2623)
EdgarTurtle.BirdSong
Cartoon Edgar Turtle plays the banjo as some kids sing the "Bird Song."
(EKA: Episode 2450)
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SCENE 4 Snuffy greets Mr. Handford by calling him "Mr. Handfoot" again. Grundgetta tries to get him remember the incorrect way by giving him a memory trick (using her hand and foot). Mr. Handford sets the record straight and Snuffy promises to remember his name correctly. Grundgetta leaves as well, bidding farewell to "Mr. Elbow-nose."
Monster.frontback
Cartoon Dr. Frankenstein makes sure his monster knows about front and back.
(EKA: Episode 0951)
Grover-surf-nearfar
Muppets Grover, on a surfboard, demonstrates near and far.
(First: Episode 2859)
3164k
Film "Operation Playground" Kids at a school come up with ideas for a new playground, and raise money for the effort. Together with their parents and other people from the neighborhood, they build the playground.
(EKA: Episode 2376)
3139h
Cartoon A snake is on, in, under, and stuck in a tree branch.
(First: Episode 2967)
OnceIsNotEnough
Muppets "Once Is Not Enough"
(First: Episode 2921)
EleanorMonster
Cartoon A boy narrates a poem about how he met Eleanor, the monster under his bed.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2773)
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SCENE 5 While Oscar is away for the day, Telly is left to watch the stubborn Iago, who won't go on his run. Luis has an idea and gets an apple and plays catch with Telly, as Iago runs between them trying to catch it (knocking Telly down in the process).
UforUniform
Cartoon U for uniform.
(EKA: Episode 0839)
Bayoufilm
Film Shots of the Louisiana bayou are shown, as harmonica music is played.
(EKA: Episode 2647)
Charlies

GroverWaiter.CH
Muppets In honor of Charlie's birthday, Waiter Grover is only serving items that begin with a "CH" sound. Mr. Johnson orders a cheeseburger, chips, cherry pie, and chocolate ice cream, and he actually gets his food in no time, but before he can eat, the table (which the plate is on) gets taken away because it does not begin with a "CH" sound.
2341y
Cartoon "That's About the Size of It"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(EKA: Episode 0279)
Fay.4balls
Film Fay Ray subtracts four balls.
(EKA: Episode 2720)
Horsingaround
Cartoon A person of short stature tries to get on top of a horse.
(EKA: Episode 1450)
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SCENE 6 Telly and Luis continue getting Iago to exercise as the sponsors are announced.
And so ends the 23rd season of Sesame Street.

Notes

  • This episode was taped on January 10, 1992.


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