Sesame Street
Plot The "No Talking" game
Air date March 27, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Sponsors A, 6
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Elmo is acting mute, and Zoe tries desperately to get him to talk and introduce everybody. Celina happens upon them and suggests Zoe to give up, causing Elmo to immediately break silence and declare his victory – it turns out that they're both playing the "No Talking" game, where they count up to 6 before becoming quiet. Zoe starts to have her turn, but breaks silence right away when Elmo calls her name, and decides it's his turn again. Zoe and Celina ask him to give the former another turn, but he remains quiet.
SCENE 2 Elmo decides to let Zoe have a turn again, when Celina has to leave. As Zoe becomes mute, Elmo decides to say the Alphabet, but struggles to remember what comes after Y. Zoe breaks and says the last letter, Z, and mutters in agony as Elmo wins the game again.
SCENE 3 It's Zoe's turn again, but Elmo gets her to lose every time she tries to keep mute. Zoe frets that she'll never win and gives up forever, but Celina takes them elsewhere.
Cartoon At the Pride Day Ceremony, Donald is waiting to describe his proudest accomplishment, and is initially unsure of himself next to other impressive students. He finally proudly acclaims his achievement, tying his shoes all by himself.
Artist: John Korty
(EKA: Episode 2254)
SCENE 4 Having heard the song "Believe in Yourself," Zoe feels more confident as Celina bids her good luck. Elmo constantly pressures her to break silence, but to no avail. He thinks of a way to get her to stop and leaves, while Zoe just shrugs.
Cartoon "From Your Head"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(EKA: Episode 3474)
Cartoon A cat desperately tries to open a can of cat food by himself while his mistress is on the phone.
Artist: Dan Haskett
(EKA: Episode 2424)

SCENE 5 Elmo now brings The Amazing Mumford to get Zoe to talk, but his attempts cause her to walk, squawk and bawk instead. He decides to give it "a little more elbow grease," but while he makes Zoe stop bawking, he ends up making the mailbox talk! Elmo groans in frustration with all the chaos, as Mumford still tries fixing the mailbox's spell.

SCENE 6 The two monsters return to the stoop, where Elmo realizes there's one thing left to do, and that is to lose. Zoe suddenly breaks her mute state and is happy she won, and admits to Elmo how good he is at the game. Elmo then decides for them to play the game together, which Celina falls bait to when she checks on them. She announces the sponsors, then invites them for ice cream, causing them both to lose.
COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: The Count observes Telly as he struggles with a baseball bat.

Known missing segments

Picture Segment Description
Muppets Bert says his favorite number is Six.
(EKA: Episode 1646)

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