Sesame Street
Plot Elmo is sad
Air date February 11, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Sponsors E, 13
This episode guide has been compiled from incomplete video material.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Telly tries out a new knock-knock joke on Miles, who agrees it's very funny. Elmo walks by, his head hung low, and Telly tries telling him the joke. Elmo proves to be unresponsive and walks off, leaving Telly confused; Elmo always laughs at his jokes.
Cartoon A troll draws different faces on herself in front of a mirror. (new music added)
(EKA: Episode 0834)
Song "Happy Happiness," against footage of kids playing at a beach.
(EKA: Episode 3320)
It's the ocean
Cartoon Cap'n Feenie asks, "What is it?" It's the ocean.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 2745)
Muppets Harry Belafonte and The Count sing "Coconut Counting Man."
(EKA: Episode 1706)
Film Jaws spoof presenting the letter E.
(EKA: Episode 3300)
Film Wegman's dogs form a letter E.
(EKA: Episode 3426)
SCENE 2 Telly tells Miles what just happened and explains his plan to get Elmo to laugh: by tickling him (which he does on Miles through song). Telly tickles Elmo, who doesn't laugh and leaves.
Animation Cecille sings "Brushin' Down the Doggies."
(EKA: Episode 2862)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment: Grover and Chris play the Tickle-Stop game.
(EKA: Episode 2228)
Video Ann Marie and Skeeter Rabbit do their dance routine. The frame freezes whenever the word STOP comes on.
(EKA: Episode 2615)

SCENE 3 Following Miles' advice, Telly asks Elmo what's making him so sad today. Elmo explains he woke up this morning and discovered his pet goldfish, Bubbles, was dead. Miles recalls when his pet turtle died and crying made him feel better. Elmo has himself a cry until he doesn't feel like crying anymore, but still doesn't feel like laughing. He goes off to mourn, while Telly gets an idea to perk Elmo up.
Animation Planet E / e
(EKA: Episode 2840)
Song "It's All Right to Cry"
(EKA: Episode 3154)
Cartoon SALIDA
(EKA: Episode 0813)
SCENE 4 Telly and Miles have gotten a gift for Elmo and make him guess what it is. It turns out to be a new goldfish (complete with bowl), which makes Elmo happier, even if he still misses Bubbles.
Animation Luxo Jr. examines a box. A smaller lamp pops out of the box, demonstrating "surprise."
(First: Episode 2851)
Muppets Kingston Livingston III sings "A Cat Had a Birthday."
(EKA: Episode 3331)
Cartoon I am dry, they are wet (Umbrella)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0344)
SCENE 5 Elmo decides to name the new fish "Miles-Telly" and asks Telly to retell his joke, which Elmo now finds hysterical. Miles announces the sponsors.
COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: Gordon and Bob give Barkley a toy to get him to stop barking.

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