Sesame Street
Plot Elmo's wants to show Maria his wiggle
Air date December 31, 1996
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Sponsors R, 14
This episode guide has been compiled from incomplete video material.


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Elmo shows off a silly wiggle he can do and wants to show it to Maria.

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.
Cartoon "Fourteen Desert"
Artist: Joey Ahlbum
(EKA: Episode 3267)
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.
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.
Cartoon Actor demonstrates anger towards casting director - literally!
(EKA: Episode 2061)
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.
Cartoon Vaudeville duo Herman Happy and Stanley Sad sing a song about how they live up to their names.
(EKA: Episode 0789)

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.
COMING SOON Coming Soon on Sesame Street: Big Bird, Gabi and Miles have lost their ball.

Known missing segments

Picture Segment Description
Animation Computer: forward / backward
(EKA: Episode 3077)
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.
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)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster follows the arrows.
(EKA: Episode 2401)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper tells the mailman that he has a letter for his mother: the letter R.
(EKA: Episode 0901)

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