Sesame Street
Plot Elmo becomes "Running Elmo"
Air date January 22, 1996
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Written by Mo Willems
Sponsors D, 6
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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."
Toon.bigkid
Cartoon "Big Kid Photo Album"
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Film A karate team punches out the alphabet.
(First: Episode 3421)
Nestro1

Song.ilalphabetto
Muppets Live at the Nestropolitan: Madame Alma Cluck sings "Il Alphabetto."
(First: Episode 3390)
BirdFrontBack
Cartoon A bird displays the front and back of a turtle. (new sound effects added)
(EKA: Episode 2402)
Turtlefilm

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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.
Groupexercise
Cartoon An ostrich, a girl, and a pig do some exercises, and move the couch away.
(First: Episode 2988)
BBTelly-Teeth
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.
SFonti.GirlTooth
Cartoon In a circus setting, a girl becomes excited about getting her first loose tooth.
Artist: Steven Fonti
(First: Episode 3266)
D-candles
Animation D Candles
(First: Episode 3085)
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Film Alphaquest: D
(First: Episode 2723)
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Cartoon Ds are found on a city street.
(First: Episode 3361)
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Song "Don't Waste Water"
(First: Episode 2804)
Lookatthepenguinstakinabath
Film Penguins take a bath.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0440)
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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."
Daddyddream
Cartoon "Daddy Dear"
(First: Episode 0367)
Girlsclapyankeedoodle
Film Two girls sing a clap song about the letter D to the tune of Yankee Doodle.
(First: Episode 3305)
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Cartoon D-draw, dent, drop, dancer, done
(First: Episode 3060)
Song.HandTalk
Song 14 Karat Soul sings “Hand Talk."
(First: Episode 2622)
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Animation "Flowers on the Doorstep"
(First: Episode 3140)
Film.Gazelle

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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.
CarsWalk
Cartoon Cars WALK.
(EKA: Episode 0581)
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Muppets "A New Way to Walk," performed by The Oinker Sisters as introduced by Old MacDonald
(EKA: Episode 2398)
Isadora's sneakers
Animation Isadora's sneakers describe all the fun they've had this past year, as the seasons change.
(First: Episode 2758)
Braid-yBunch
Song "The Braid-y Bunch"
(First: Episode 3357)
Scribblesbarcode
Cartoon Two giddy female scribbles introduce themselves to a bar code, who can only beep. They recognize him from the supermarket.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 2981)
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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."
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Animation "Six Circus Balls"
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 3001)
KermTwiddBugParty
Muppets Kermit the Frog counts six happy little Twiddlebugs, and when he is finished, the Twiddlebugs have a party.
(First: Episode 0280)
FarmerMcFay.6
Film Farmer McFay counts six fruits.
(First: Episode 3216)
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Cartoon A dog-shaped television
Animation inspired by Keith Haring
(First: Episode 3045)
4121ar
Celebrity "Rubber Duckie" with Little Richard.
(First: Episode 3263)
Lookatthatriverflow!
Cartoon Water travels from a cloud to a river, into a reservoir, and through pipes, and finally ends up in a bathroom sink.
(EKA: Episode 2853)
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Film Joe Raposo: Road Runner (instrumental)
(First: Episode 0505)
The runners all run through the film, admiring the animal.
DontCrossAlone
Cartoon Don't cross the street alone.
(EKA: Episode 2179)
Radioexercise
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie 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)
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Song "Jump" (soul)
(First: Episode 3136)
GirlPlaySculpture
Animation A girl plays in, on and under a sculpture.
(First: Episode 2898)
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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.
Rabbitturtle40steps
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)
Koreangirls.springdance
Film Korean girls do a spring dance.
(First: Episode 3170)
Adventuresofprairiedawn

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Muppets The Adventures of Prairie Dawn
Prairie turns off the television to save energy.
(First: Episode 3002)
SomebodyComeandPlay.Snowleopards
Song Joe Raposo sings "Somebody Come and Play."
Snow leopards version
(First: Episode 2519)
GroverLisa-Body
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Lisa complement each other's noses. Lisa also likes Grover's (big) mouth.
(EKA: Episode 1450)
Girlnewspaper
Animation A girl reads a book, a magazine, a newspaper, and a letter.
(First: Episode 3142)
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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.
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COMING SOON Coming Soon on Sesame Street: Elmo carries a stack of presents to deliver to Gabi on her birthday.


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