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

3430

This episode guide has been compiled from incomplete video material.
Picture Segment Description
3430a
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."
Cecille
Animation
Cecille
OVERfilm
Film
Over (silent film)
(EKA: Episode 1451)
3430b
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.
Alphabet.girls
Cartoon
Two girls sing a reggae rendition of the alphabet.
(EKA: Episode 3269)
3979ze
Animation
Pencil box K/k
(First: Episode 2876)
SadCafe
Muppets
"Ballad of the Sad Café"
(EKA: Episode 3057)
NancyEinstein.icecubes
Cartoon
Dr. Nancy Einstein learns about ice cubes.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 2610)
3430c
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.
Vlcsnap-2016-06-27-16h17m48s35
Film
Amelia's Trampoline
3164x
Song
"At the Coastline" (Beach Boys style)
(EKA: Episode 2996)
ZoeMrHandfordK
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.
KarateKids
Film
Kids in a park do karate kicks.
3430d
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.
WriteYourName
Song
"Write Your Name"
(First: Episode 3274)
Toon.OriginalJaysPizza
Cartoon
Pizza maker Original Jay demonstrates how he got his name: his pizzas talk and dance.
Artist: Mo Willems
(EKA: Episode 3280)
Mpiece.danceswolves
Muppets
Monsterpiece Theater: "Dances With Wolves"
(EKA: Episode 3234)
DrawKatie
Film
A boy draws a picture of his friend, Katie.
(First: Episode 2760)
ZapMama.Merrygoround
Muppets / Celebrity
Big Bird expects Zap Mama to show him a merry-go-round, so they make one with their voices.
(EKA: Episode 3292)
3959c
Cartoon
"The Room Is Full of Chickens"
(EKA: Episode 3035)
Film-fullsubway
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)
Vlcsnap-2016-06-27-16h26m31s166
Cartoon
3430e
SCENE 5
Elmo comes to the Fix-It Shop crying, only Maria and the others assume he's still playing the game.
3977e
Song
"It's All Right to Cry"
(EKA: Episode 3154)
GroverKerrington3
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Carrington tells Grover he's three years old.
(EKA: Episode 3261)
3peas
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.
3430-CS
COMING SOON
Coming Soon on Sesame Street: Big Bird sings about ways Gabi can fly.


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