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Sesame Street
Plot Elmo's front and back joke
Air date November 29, 1995
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Sponsors S, 4

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This episode guide has been compiled from incomplete video material.
Picture Segment Description
3403a
SCENE 1
Carlo comes across Elmo, who is in hysterics. Elmo tries to describe what's so funny, but is laughing too hard to explain it. He shows Carlo instead...
LuxoJr.frontback
Animation
Luxo Jr. displays its front and back, eventually getting exhausted.
(EKA: Episode 3279)
3403b
SCENE 1 cont'd
Elmo wants to imitate the lamp's gag, but has trouble differentiating his front and back. They watch the short again...
LuxoJr.frontback
Animation
Luxo Jr. displays its front and back, eventually getting exhausted. (repeat)
3403c
SCENE 1 cont'd
Elmo now tries the joke again: he shows his back and front until he falls over, showing his side. He runs off to show everyone on the street.
Girlsandcastle.oldschool
Cartoon
A girl builds a sand castle at the beach, but the ocean keeps washing it away, so she builds one away from the waves.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(EKA: Episode 1452)
3403d
SCENE 2
Carlo finds Elmo working on a story instead, which he's made with pictures. Elmo begins to tell the story...
Elmo-CowStory
SCENE 2 cont'd
Two farmers have trouble figuring out the front, back and side of their cow to milk her. Another farmer (Elmo) demonstrates the concepts using the Luxo joke and the two farmers are able to milk the cow.
3403e
SCENE 2 cont'd
Elmo wraps up his story and wants to show more people his joke.
Whatsounddoesacowmake?
Film
What sound does a cow make?
ItSoonGetsDone
Muppets
"Daddy Helps with the Dishes" - three families sing about how they help each other doing chores, cooking and homework.
(EKA: Episode 2223)
Judo20
Film
A judo class does 20 jumping jacks.
ElmoZoe-FrontGame
SCENE 3
Elmo shows off his joke to Zoe, then helps her do it herself. She rushes off happy and he goes to find others to show it to.
Iknowhowtoswing
Song
"I Know How to Swing"
3403f
SCENE 4
Elmo finds Luis and Alison and does his joke for them. However, Luis tells him that Zoe just came by and did it for them already.
ForwardBack
Film
A group of girls do a playground cheer ("One step forward, one step back").
(EKA: Episode 3031)
3853-28
Muppets
Big Bird says, "Let's see that number one more time!"
(EKA: Episode 3247)
4109zn
Film
Four kids dance in a colorblock grid.
(EKA: Episode 3149)
3978b1
Insert
The floating kids form a triangle.
(EKA: Episode 3122)
3403g
SCENE 5
Elmo tries to show his joke to Ruthie and the kids, but they perform it first, claiming Zoe showed it to them.
Flagparty94

Flagparty-Marina
Film
Footage of the 1994 Labor Day Flag Party in Brooklyn features people marching while waving (and wearing) flags. Marina narrates about being one of the participants.
3136zk
Muppets
Kermit sings "Caribbean Amphibian".
(EKA: Episode 2494)
3694.walksign
Film
The crosswalk signal flashes WALK and DON'T WALK as pedestrians cross the street in fast-motion and kids read the signal indications.
(EKA: Episode 3384)
3403h
SCENE 6
Elmo spots Celina, but when he reaches her, he finds Zoe finishing up the routine already. He tells Celina it was originally his joke and becomes very angry. She suggests Elmo find Zoe and tell her how he feels.
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)
BertGetsMad
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Ernie wants Bert to pretend to be mad, but Bert says that he can't, because he has nothing to feel angry about. Ernie asks Bert to pretend that he borrowed Bert's paper clip collection, and lost his favorite paper clip. The thought makes Bert really mad. Bert gets tired out, and tells Ernie that he can't get mad anymore. Ernie makes a confession -- he really did lose Bert's favorite paper clip.
(EKA: Episode 0267)
DucksSwim
Film
Ducks swim and fly.
Music: Chopin's Valse Op. 64, no. 2)
(EKA: Episode 2614)
3402-CS

3403i
SCENE 7
Zoe tells the joke to a group of people, when Elmo arrives and tells her how angry he is. She claims she didn't know he wanted to tell everyone and apologizes. She adds she loves the way he does the joke though and they both do it together, as Celina announces the sponsors.
3692ComingSoon
COMING SOON
Coming soon on Sesame Street: Humphrey and Ingrid sing to Big Bird about how they know when Natasha is happy – when she shakes her shoe.



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