Sesame Street
Plot Elmo's crying game
Air date January 5, 1996
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Sponsors K, 3


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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Maria welcomes the viewer, when she hears Elmo crying nearby. She comes by to comfort him, but learns he's just pretending as a part of his new "Crying Game."
Animation Cecille
Film Over (silent film)
(EKA: Episode 1451)
SCENE 2 Elmo now has recruited Lexine and Miles to play his game. Maria wants to sing "The Alphabet Song," so the trio do so (while crying in between each verse). Elmo then tells her they have other Crying Games planned.
Cartoon Two girls sing a reggae rendition of the alphabet.
(EKA: Episode 3269)
Animation Pencil box K/k
(First: Episode 2876)
Muppets "Ballad of the Sad Café"
(EKA: Episode 3057)
Cartoon Dr. Nancy Einstein learns about ice cubes.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 2610)
SCENE 3 Elmo and the kids return to sing Maria their "Crying Game" song. "I can honestly say, that's the most fun crying I've had in a long time," says Maria.
Film Amelia's Trampoline
Song "At the Coastline" (Beach Boys style)
(EKA: Episode 2996)
SCENE 4 Mr. Handford tries to see if Zoe knows about the letter K. When she finally learns about the letter K, she can't think of any words that start with it, Mr. Handford tells her to look at the next segment.
Film Kids in a park do karate kicks.
SCENE 4 cont'd Inspired by the film, Zoe tries her own karate chop on the letter K, hurting her hand. Mr. Handford soothes her with another K word: kiss.
Song "Write Your Name"
(First: Episode 3274)
Cartoon Pizza maker Original Jay demonstrates how he got his name: his pizzas talk and dance.
Artist: Mo Willems
(EKA: Episode 3280)
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: "Dances With Wolves"
(EKA: Episode 3234)
Film A boy draws a picture of his friend, Katie.
(First: Episode 2760)
Muppets / Celebrity Big Bird expects Zap Mama to show him a merry-go-round, so they make one with their voices.
(EKA: Episode 3292)
Cartoon "The Room Is Full of Chickens"
(EKA: Episode 3035)
Film Subway Train Empty & Full.
(EKA: Episode 2754)
Funny Book
Muppets Ernie and Bert: At night, Ernie reads a book that becomes sad, funny, scary, and then surprising. The book elicits the same reactions from Bert.
(EKA: Episode 2341)
SCENE 5 Elmo comes to the Fix-It Shop crying, only Maria and the others assume he's still playing the game.
Song "It's All Right to Cry"
(EKA: Episode 3154)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moments: Carrington tells Grover he's three years old.
(EKA: Episode 3261)
Cartoon Hortense counts 3 peas.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(EKA: Episode 2714)
Coming soon
SCENE 6 Elmo thinks the only way to explain his situation is to stop crying. He holds back his tears as he tells Maria about a monster he met in the park, who made fun of him and his "Crying Game" song. Maria realizes he's genuinely upset and lets him have a good cry. Feeling better, Elmo comes up with a new game - The Laughing Game, where Maria tickles him. Mr. Handford announces the sponsors.
COMING SOON Coming Soon on Sesame Street: Big Bird sings about ways Gabi can fly.

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