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Episode 3009

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Sesame Street
Plot Elmo says NO!
Air date November 12, 1992
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Sponsors E, M , 8 and No
Syndication
Releases

3009

Picture Segment Description
3009a
COLD OPEN
Telly Monster reveals today's sponsors, turns to Elmo and says, "Right, Elmo?" Elmo yells, "NO!" and runs off saying "No, no, no!" Telly is confused: "Was it something I said??"
3009b
SCENE 1
Telly is concerned about Elmo's attitude, fearing Elmo may be angry at him. He decides to ask Elmo if he's mad at him, but, of course, Elmo replies "NO!" again. But that still doesn't answer Telly's question of why Elmo keeps running around saying no. He states his concerns to Maria, and they decide to follow him.
Hatch8
Cartoon
Seven chicks plus 1 alligator makes 8.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(EKA: Episode 2981)
Randytravis
Muppets / Celebrity
Randy Travis sings "You Gotta Ask Some Questions."
(EKA: Episode 2782)
FleaCamp
Cartoon
A flea sets up camp on a dog.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1058)
Abuelofishing
Film
Cheri goes fishing with her abuelo.
(EKA: Episode 2784)
Lookatthatriverflow!
Cartoon
Water travels from a cloud to a river, into a reservoir, and through pipes, and finally ends up in a bathroom sink.
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SCENE 2
Maria asks Savion if he's seen Elmo. Savion recalls that he and Elmo were just at the schoolyard, which leads to a flashback ...
3009d
SCENE 2
cont'd
In the flashback, Savion plays basketball as Elmo approaches, asking him for a piggy-back ride. Savion can do both at the same time, and they both have fun.
3009e
SCENE 2
cont'd
Back in the present, everyone is still curious about why Elmo keeps saying no. They run after him again.
Angryannie-korty
Cartoon
"Angry Annie": A small girl vents her rage at the world, frustrated by the problems of everyday life, until her younger brother offers her part of his orange.
Artist: John Korty
(EKA: Episode 2495)
YouGottaHaveM
Muppets
The Sublime Miss M performs "You Gotta Have M."
(EKA: Episode 2837)
Misformoocow
Cartoon
M is for Moo.
(EKA: Episode 0276)
2682r
Film
Seashells form various patterns in the sand.
(EKA: Episode 2256)
KermitJoey.Ticklish
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moment: Kermit the Frog and Joey talk about body parts.
KingMidas
Cartoon
King Minus and the Disappearing Dragons
(EKA: Episode 0666)
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SCENE 3
Grundgetta joins Telly and Maria in their search for Elmo. She just saw Elmo in front of Oscar's trash can, and she had fun exchanging NO's with him. Unlike Maria and Telly, she doesn't want Elmo to stop saying no - after all, it's music to a Grouch's ears.
3009h
SCENE 3
cont'd
Elmo pops up on camera for a few more NO's, and they all go after him again.
1095x
Cartoon
A trainer announces that his talking dog will say YES, but he says NO instead.
Artist: Derek Lamb
(EKA: Episode 1095)
1708m
Muppets
The Count sings "Eight Beautiful Notes."
(EKA: Episode 1708)
CitySquares
Film
Looking for squares in the city (Maria voiceover)
PaulSimonLBM.ABC
Celebrity
Paul Simon and Ladysmith Black Mambazo sing the African Alphabet Song.
(EKA: Episode 2480)
2059h
Cartoon
A man saws a letter E through the wall.
(EKA: Episode 0666)
Whichcomesfirst
Song
Joe Raposo asks the musical question, "Which Comes First, the Chicken or the Egg?"
(EKA: Episode 0276)
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3009j
SCENE 4
Telly and Maria catch up with Elmo, and ask Elmo to tell them why he keeps saying "NO!" Elmo explains that he was practicing saying no, because it's an important skill for kids to learn when someone is trying to pressure them into doing something they don't want to do. Maria agrees with him, and observes that Elmo is really good at saying no. Once Maria leaves, Telly admits to Elmo that he would like to learn how to say no, so Elmo coaches him.
Kingofeight
Animation
The King of Eight
(EKA: Episode 0270)
MissingToast
Muppets
Mysterious Theater: The Case of the Missing Toast
Lady Agatha can't find her toast or roast, so Sherlock Hemlock figures that it is a "rhyme crime", and suspects a ghost is the culprit. The thief turns out to be Vincent Twice, the host.
Outonalimb
Cartoon
The boss of Muzby's Treetop Flowers tells his secretary that he doesn't want any calls unless they're important. Employee Henry tries to make an important call while hanging out on a limb.
(EKA: Episode 2927)
Song.wonderful
Muppets
Ernie, Bert, Cookie Monster, Prairie Dawn, and Herry Monster sing "I Think That It Is Wonderful".
(EKA: Episode 2492)
4000p
Animation
Letter Garden: E
BBFrankie
Muppets
Kelly tries to rollerskate, and is mocked by Frankie. Fellow skater Big Bird tells him not to be so judgmental, and sings a song about how he had to practice before becoming a good skater.
(EKA: Episode 2596)
Handprint
Cartoon
What kind of print does a hand make?
(EKA: Episode 1097)
HIYL.Bread
Muppets
Here is Your Life: A loaf of bread is profiled.
(EKA: Episode 0709)
GoodnightElizabeth
Cartoon
At night, Elizabeth counts five lights going on and off.
(EKA: Episode 2475)
Khome.polliwog
Muppets
Kermit sings about his youth, or as he calls it, "My Polliwog Ways".
(EKA: Episode 2615)
Eforerase
Cartoon
E for Erase
(EKA: Episode 0666)
1563m
Film
Old paper, new paper
Music: "Blue Nosed Gopher" by Graham Preskett
(EKA: Episode 0972)
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SCENE 5
By now, Telly is better at saying no. So are Chicago, Merry Monster, and some kids. Elmo announces the sponsors.


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