Sesame Street
Plot Elmo becomes "Running Elmo"
Air date January 22, 1996
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Sponsors D, 6


This episode guide has been compiled from incomplete video material.
Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Over at The Fix-It Shop, Luis shows Elmo his photo album. They come across a picture of little Luis wearing a cape. He recalls that was for his imaginary superhero "Running Man," who simply just loved running. Inspired, Elmo decides to go get a cape of his own and become "Running Elmo."
Cartoon "Big Kid Photo Album"
Cartoon A bird displays the front and back of a turtle. (new sound effects added)
(EKA: Episode 2885)

Film A turtle walks slowly.
Music: "Funeral March of a Marionette" by Charles Gounod
(EKA: Episode 1257)
Elmo appears over the film, unsuccessfully trying to get the turtle to run with him.
Cartoon An ostrich, a girl, and a pig do some exercises, and move the couch away.
(EKA: Episode 2988)
Muppets Telly wants to show how to brush one's teeth, using Big Bird as an example. Big Bird states he doesn't have teeth...but Telly's drawing of him does.
Cartoon In a circus setting, a girl becomes excited about getting her first loose tooth.
Artist: Steven Fonti
(EKA: Episode 3266)
Film Penguins take a bath.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0440)
SCENE 2 Running Elmo runs past Hooper's Store, while Rosita asks questions about what he's doing. This encourages her to join him, calling herself "Running Rosita."
Song "Daddy Dear"
(EKA: Episode 0406)
Cartoon D-draw, dent, drop, dancer, done
(EKA: Episode 3060)
Song 14 Karat Soul sings “Hand Talk."
(First: Episode 2622)
Animation "Flowers on the Doorstep"
(First: Episode 3140)

Film A gazelle runs fast across a plain.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0829)
Running Elmo and Rosita run through the film, trying to keep up with the gazelle.
Cartoon Cars WALK.
(EKA: Episode 0873)
Animation Two giddy female scribbles introduce themselves to a bar code, who can only beep. They recognize him from the supermarket.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(EKA: Episode 2981)
SCENE 3 The Count arrives at Hooper's (with his trademark organ music cue), looking for something to count. Carlo points out the sandwich's he's prepared and the Count begins counting them. He gets distracted by Running Elmo and Rosita as they make laps through the store. He forgoes counting some sodas, instead opting to become "Running Count."
Animation "Six Circus Balls"
Artist: Jane Aaron
(EKA: Episode 3001)
Muppets Kermit the Frog counts six happy little Twiddlebugs, and when he is finished, the Twiddlebugs have a party.
(First: Episode 0280)
Film Farmer McFay counts six fruits.
(EKA: Episode 3216)

Film Joe Raposo: Road Runner (instrumental)
(EKA: Episode 0600)
The runners all run through the film, admiring the animal.
Cartoon Don't cross the street alone.
(EKA: Episode 2179)
Muppets Ernie and Bert: Ernie turns on the radio to hear his favorite exercise show, Get Moving. He engages the viewer to do all the exercises he does, such as touching toes and jumping. Bert joins in, and has so much fun jumping that he doesn't notice that his favorite program, Pigeons in the News, is coming on.
(EKA: Episode 1025)
Song "Jump" (soul)
(First: Episode 3136)
Animation A girl plays in, on and under a sculpture.
(EKA: Episode 2951)
SCENE 4 The runners all stop at the Fix-It Shop, too tired to continue running. Luis suggests they take a break and the Count recommends the most relaxing thing he can think of - counting to 40. By the time they hit 40, they're refreshed and go back to running.
Cartoon The rabbit and the turtle race to the top of a building. The rabbit goes up forty steps, but the turtle takes the elevator.
(EKA: Episode 2258)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Somebody Come and Play."
Snow leopards version
(EKA: Episode 2638)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moments: Grover and Lisa complement each other's noses. Lisa also likes Grover's (big) mouth.
(EKA: Episode 1450)
Animation A girl reads a book, a magazine, a newspaper, and a letter.
(First: Episode 3142)
SCENE 5 Late in the evening, Elmo returns to the Fix-It Shop, ready to stop being Running Elmo. Luis recalls he had another pretend persona - Reading Man, a boy who loved to be read stories to. Elmo decides to be that and has Luis read him a story. The Count announces the sponsors.
COMING SOON Coming Soon on Sesame Street: Elmo carries a stack of presents to deliver to Gabi on her birthday.

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