Sesame Street
Plot Elmo's crying game
Air date January 5, 1996
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Written by Adam Rudman
Directed by Emily Squires
Sponsors K, 3
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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."
4134u
Animation Cecille sings "I'm Gonna Get to You."
(EKA: Episode 2873)
10.Latin
Animation Counting to 10 (Latin rhythm)
(First: Episode 3045)
HIYL.Storybook
Muppets (The New) Here is Your Life
Sonny Friendly honors a storybook of "Little Red Riding Hood."
(First: Episode 3367)
Beginningmiddleend
Cartoon "Beginning, Middle, End"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 2556)
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.
(First: Episode 3269)
3957s
Song "Playground Map Song"
(First: Episode 2680)
ConsonantSound-K-Kangaroo
Cartoon K - Kangaroo
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1456)
Dogs.K
Film Wegman's dogs form the letter K.
(First: Episode 3296)
3979ze
Animation Pencil box K/k
(First: Episode 2876)
SadCafe
Muppets "Ballad of the Sad Café"
(First: Episode 2974)
NancyEinstein.icecubes
Cartoon Dr. Nancy Einstein learns about ice cubes. (new music and sound effects added)
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 2582)
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.
AstronautGirl
Film Amelia pretends she's an astronaut.
(First: Episode 2918)
BBRadar
Muppets Big Bird describes (and acts out) a time when he lost Radar. "Having a good memory will sure come in handy sometimes!"
(First: Episode 3410)
Trollmirror
Cartoon A troll draws different faces on herself in front of a mirror.
(EKA: Episode 0834)
Alottoseeunderthesea
Film "There's a lot to see under the sea," according to some young swimmers who narrate a poem about the ocean-dwellers they find.
Music: "Kyisio Calypso" by Dermot Stewart
(First: Episode 3032)
3164x
Song "At the Coastline" (Beach Boys style)
(First: Episode 2792)
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
(First: Episode 3280)
Mpiece.danceswolves
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: "Dances With Wolves"
(First: 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.
(First: Episode 3292)
3959c
Cartoon "The Room Is Full of Chickens"
(First: Episode 2971)
Film-fullsubway
Film Subway Train Empty & Full
(EKA: Episode 0897)
Funny Book
Muppets Ernie & 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)
Anansi-Mouse
Cartoon Anansi the Spider tells the story of a sad mouse.
Aritst: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 3367)
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"
(First: Episode 3154)
3956h
Cartoon Three computer animated fish.
(First: Episode 2792)
GroverKerrington3
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Carrington tells Grover he's three years old.
(First: Episode 3261)
3peas
Cartoon Hortense counts 3 peas.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 2519)
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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