Sesame Street
Plot The "L" in "Elmo"
Air date March 2, 1995
Season Season 26 (1994-1995)
Written by Emily Perl Kingsley
Sponsors C, L, 18

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Picture Segment Description
3339a
COLD OPEN Oscar complains as Savion introduces today's sponsors. Savion goes off to the library, intriguing Oscar when he mentions there might be a book he'd want to check out.
3339b
SCENE 1 At the library, the Count shocks Linda with a list of books he wants to take out. He counts them all as Linda brings them, totaling twenty. Using a whistle he learned from a previously checked-out book, he assembles some helpers (and Savion) to help bring the books home. "Reading can help you do lots of things in your life," he states.
Whatsinside1

Whatsinside2
Song "What's Inside?" (Cookie Monster cameo)
(First: Episode 3134)
4129zk
Animation Abstract #18
(First: Episode 2859)
Bellhop18
Cartoon The Bellhop is told that somebody at table 18 has a phone call, and after he struggles to get to the table, he is told to take a message.
(First: Episode 2549)
Song.ImABookwormBaby
Muppets "I'm a Bookworm, Baby!"
(First: Episode 2994)
2795r
Film Parts of a clown are shown in close-up as kids guess what it is.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0956)
4137v
Cartoon "Letters in the Body"
Artist: Fred Garbers
3339c
SCENE 2 Ruthie realizes Elmo has the sound of a letter in his name (L). Elmo doesn't quite understand, so Ruthie cues up a cartoon to help...
LakeLillian
Cartoon A man jumps into a poster of Lake Lillian.
(EKA: Episode 0295)
3339d
SCENE 2 cont'd After the short, Ruthie helps Elmo understand the point she's trying to make.
2485p
Cartoon L - shooting stars
(EKA: Episode 2313)
Charmin
Muppets Phil Harmonic introduces Charmin', who performs an opera about the fax machine.
(First: Episode 3249)
Girlsclap
Film Five girls play a clapping game.
(First: Episode 2763)
3154w
Cartoon A monster sees a box that keeps opening and closing, saying "Abierto" and "Cerrado."
(EKA: Episode 0817)
33-Abierto, cerrado
Film Abierto and cerrado
(First: Episode 3271)
2257zd
Muppets Clementine plays a game with the viewer to see if they can guess what Forgetful Jones is riding on.
(EKA: Episode 2233)
3164z
Cartoon Are you the monster that ate the television?
(EKA: Episode 2326)
BB-FrontBack
Muppets Big Bird recites a poem about front and back.
(First: Episode 2878)
FrontBackYaks
Song "Front Back Ballet"
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 3016)
Folge2277-11
Muppets The Three Little Pigs look for the Big Bad Wolf in a police line-up.
(First: Episode 2541)
SandC-2
Animation Sand C / c
(EKA: Episode 1068)
Song.cdrivesmecrazy
Muppets "C Drives Me Crazy"
SB--CCarrot
Cartoon Speech Balloon: C for carrot
(EKA: Episode 2402)
Film.Flamingos
Film Flamingos walk around to classical music. (new child voiceovers added)
(EKA: Episode 2455)
Detective.Linedots
Cartoon A detective follows a path on the street which consists of a straight line, followed by dots. He finds out that the truck that paints the dividing road lines happens to sputter every few feet, which is where the dots come from.
(EKA: Episode 2292)
3339e
SCENE 3 Ruthie visits the library in need of some books, but can't communicate with Linda because she doesn't know sign language very well. She writes down her messages, and Linda teaches her how to sign the key words of it.
Turtlesign
Film How to say "turtle" in sign language
Grover.lumberjack
Muppets Grover the lumberjack thinks he is the first to arrive for supper, but he gets trampled by a gang of French-Canadian lumberjacks who get to the food table before he has a chance to get his snow boots off. By the time he finally gets them off, a grizzly bear grabs the last plate of food.
(EKA: Episode 2226)
3141zf
Animation A parade of toys illustrates first and last.
Artist: Lisa Crafts
(EKA: Episode 2857)
Linoleum
Muppets Ernie and Bert sing "La, La, La."
(EKA: Episode 0321)
3998q
Animation L / l (space paint)
(First: Episode 3216)
Elmo-A
Cast Elmo, Big Bird and Gordon star in a commercial for the Alphabet (as if it were a bank).
(First: Episode 2972)
3957zh
Cartoon A dog, a girl and a lizard dance to a bongo beat.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 2795)
3480.Rosita
Muppets Rosita talks about what she does every morning. She kisses her parents, washes her hands and face, and brushes her hair. She has breakfast, brushes her teeth, and says "adios!" before she goes out to play.
(First: Episode 3256)
WashYourHands
Cartoon "Wash Your Hands Before You Eat"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1906)
Whoopi-wh
Celebrity Whoopi Goldberg introduces the sound "WH" and then yells, "Whoopi!"
(EKA: Episode 2861)
Recycleworld
Film A girl narrates a film about how things are recycled around the world.
(First: Episode 2913)
GloriaCamel
Cartoon Gloria Globe attempts to pull a rabbit out of her hat, but pulls out a camel instead, which belongs in Egypt.
(First: Episode 2792)
3187m
Song "Something Old Into Something New"
(First: Episode 3125)
Stopword
Animation OP words (Drop / stop / top / hop / pop)
(First: Episode 2886)
2head.HOP
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster sounds out the word "hop" and starts hopping.
(First: Episode 1482)
3stripes
Animation Three stripes form a jazz trio.
(EKA: Episode 2410)
Noodlefactory
Film Footage of a Chinese noodle factory.
(EKA: Episode 0984)
Chinamap
Animation A map of China morphs into the shape of animals and things that are found there.
(EKA: Episode 2782)
3339f
SCENE 4 Elmo repeats his name over and over, stressing the El part. He and Savion then announce the sponsors.


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