Sesame Street
Plot Elmo's wants to show Maria his wiggle
Air date December 31, 1996
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Written by Mo Willems
Sponsors R, 14
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Picture Segment Description
3557a
COLD OPEN Elmo shows off a silly wiggle he can do and wants to show it to Maria.
3557b

3557c
SCENE 1 Elmo makes his way to the Fix-It Shop, but Maria is currently too busy to see his wiggle and will look at it when she's done fixing a toaster. Elmo does his wiggle 14 times to pass the time and is surprised to see she's still working. He does it 14 more times, with the same result. Zoe rushes in with a letter R she just drew, which Maria is able to compliment. Elmo thinks that will get Maria's attention and runs off.
14desert
Cartoon "Fourteen Desert"
Artist: Joey Ahlbum
(First: Episode 3267)
Girls14
Film Girls dance and chant about the number 14.
(First: Episode 3014)
Abstract14
Cartoon Abstract count to 14.
(First: Episode 2811)
Followarrowfollowarrow
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster follows the arrows.
(First: Episode 1627)
3719-gymnastics
Film Kids dance around at gymnastics to "Rockin' Robin."
(First: Episode 3147)
ILoveMyBones
Cartoon A man talks about how much he loves his bones.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 2628)
3557d
SCENE 2 Elmo returns with his own R drawing and Maria stops working to discuss the letter. Just as Elmo is about to show off his wiggle, another customer distracts her with a broken toaster. Her attention then returns to Elmo, but she must tend to her ringing phone.
3853-05
Cartoon R /r paper fold
(First: Episode 3127)
HarveyR
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper tells the mailman that he has a letter for his mother: the letter R.
(First: Episode 0583)
Talkingbowl!!

Glazintime
Film / animation A talking bowl tells a kid how he became a bowl.
(First: Episode 3396)
IGwords
Cartoon A pig dances a jig while wearing a wig.
Artist: Joey Ahlbum
(First: Episode 3525)
3144i
Film "We have a nice school"... with ducks.
(First: Episode 3144)
EB.Walkingbackwards
Muppets Ernie & Bert — While Bert is trying to read a book about pigeons, Ernie practices walking backwards and always bumps into Bert when he does. To solve this problem, Ernie pushes Bert's chair (with Bert in it) out of the apartment.
(First: Episode 3534)
Computer.ForwardBackward
Animation Computer: forward / backward
(First: Episode 3077)
Jasonalexander
Celebrity Big Bird and some kids have run out of ideas for a game to play. Jason Alexander shows them a fun game, causing him to miss his bus.
2682y
Cartoon A rooster finds a purpose in his life when he's given the job to wake everyone on a farm. (new music added)
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1347)
Prettyfish-refilm
Song David sings "I'm Pretty" over a film of fish and other sea creatures.
Refilmed version
(First: Episode 2490)
LeftyAlphabet
Muppets Lefty's boss makes sure Lefty knows the alphabet.
(EKA: Episode 0261)
DrGeo.Globe
Cartoon With the help of his assistant, Dr. Geo shows the viewer what a globe is.
(First: Episode 2836)
Film.scarynight
Film A boy is scared to go to sleep at night, until his dad tells him to use his imagination to calm himself down. He conducts a symphony with his toys.
(First: Episode 3271)
3141s
Cartoon Household appliances count 1-10 and 10-0.
(EKA: Episode 2840)
3557e
SCENE 3 Elmo poses as "Customer Elmo" and brings a toaster to be fixed. He tries to show off his wiggle, but Maria becomes too occupied inspecting his toaster for damage. Her phone goes off again, preventing Elmo's demonstration once more.
AngryActor
Cartoon Actor demonstrates anger towards casting director - literally!
(EKA: Episode 2061)
Bunnysign
Film How to say "bunny rabbit" in sign language
(First: Episode 3300)
Sesamestreetsports
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: The Tortoise and the Hare: When the race begins, the hare dawdles, since the tortoise is so slow he'll have time to win. Kermit rushes to the finish line so that he can see the results... and is crowned the winner.
(EKA: Episode 0676)
3136z
Cartoon The dancing birds dance fast and slow.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 3072)
HumphreyNatasha-GO
Muppets Humphrey thinks Natasha will help him demonstrate the words GO and STOP, but she does the opposite of whatever he says.
(First: Episode 3122)
3816c
Song "Beautiful Baby" (remake)
(First: Episode 3549)
KHaring.Telephone
Cartoon Figures dance around a telephone as it rings.
Artist: Keith Haring
(First: Episode 3058)
3557f
SCENE 4 Elmo thinks he can show Maria how angry his is, which will prompt her to ask why and he can finally show off his wiggle. Maria exits the shop and asks what Elmo has been wanting to show her. He does an angry wiggle instead and she then goes back to tend to her ringing phone.
HappySadVaudeville
Cartoon Vaudeville duo Herman Happy and Stanley Sad sing a song about how they live up to their names.
(EKA: Episode 0789)
FTT1

FTT2
Muppets Prairie Dawn hosts "Fairy Tales Today," a talk show about fairy tale characters. Today, she interviews some fairy tale fruits and vegetables, including the beans from "Jack and the Beanstalk," the pumpkin from "Cinderella" and the apple from "Snow White," all of whom agree that they get treated unfairly in each of their stories. Prairie says that fruits and vegetables don't have feelings in the real world, which offends them.
(First: Episode 3382)
Sheephideandseek
Cartoon A shepherd plays hide-and-seek with his sheep.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(EKA: Episode 2274)
Jodigoestothedoctor
Film Jodi goes to the doctor for a check-up.
(First: Episode 3526)
1736s
Cartoon A wizard turns into R things.
(EKA: Episode 0901)
4128zc
Animation R for robot, rabbit, run, read, rock, rocket.
(First: Episode 3088)
3995s
Song "Big R and Little R" (Christopher Cerf)
(First: Episode 3273)
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SCENE 5 Maria finds Elmo sobbing outside, where Elmo explains his situation. Maria cheers him up and coaxes him into doing his silly wiggle thing. Maria is impressed and Zoe announces the sponsors.
3557-CS
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