Sesame Street
Plot Elmo's Zoo
Air date January 5, 2000
Season Season 31 (2000)
Sponsors R, 12
Syndication 123 Sesame Street, PBS Sprout

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1
Elmo is reading a book about zoo animals, and makes the noises of each animal. Maria tells him that she loves going to the zoo.
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Cartoon
Name That Sound: identify animal sounds.
(EKA: Episode 3611)
Averyshortspeech
Muppets
Big Bird recites a short poem introducing the letter of the day.
(First: Episode 3834)
R-menu
Song
"Letter R Menu"
(EKA: Episode 3559)
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Cartoon
A piece of paper unfolds itself to show R, r, Rr.
(EKA: Episode 3127)
Rhino Limerick
Cartoon
R for Rhinoceros (poem)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1800)
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SCENE 2
Elmo asks Maria to take him to the zoo, but she's too busy working in the Fix It Shop.
2096b
Cartoon
A kid has a zoo in him.
(EKA: Episode 0796)
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Muppets
The dark-bearded half of the Two-Headed Monster wakes up to argue with itself over whether to go to the zoo or the playground. The two both end up taking naps instead.
(EKA: Episode 2223)
AnimalTshirt
Animation
Can you find the animals hiding in the T-shirt? (voiceover by David Rudman)
Aritst: Deanna Morse
(EKA: Episode 2911)
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SCENE 3
Elmo brings the zoo to Maria by dressing up as a lion and a monkey. He gets tired of alternating between the two, so Maria suggests he find some more friends to dress up as animals.
KidsStory
Film / Animation
A class makes up a story about going to the zoo, which is told through animation based on the kids’ drawings.
(EKA: Episode 3373)
3977zj
Cartoon
Rubber Stamp #12
(EKA: Episode 2932)
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Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Samantha says she'll count to eleven for Grover, but she can't help getting to twelve.
(First: Episode 3526)
Ladybugpicnic
Cartoon
"Ladybugs' Picnic"
(EKA: Episode 0416)
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SCENE 4
Elmo recruits Baby Bear to dress up as a zoo animal... something other than a bear. Baby Bear decides to dress up as a monkey.
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Film
Jaws spoof with the letter R.
(EKA: Episode 3351)
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Cartoon
Autumn leaves form an R.
(EKA: Episode 3110)
ToMarket
Film
A visual representation of the nursery rhyme "To Market" with Wegman's dogs.
(EKA: Episode 3684)
Cookiebunny
Muppets
Cookie Monster and Ernie: Cookie Monster appears to Ernie as the Cookie Bunny.
(EKA: Episode 1187)
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Film
Puzzle pieces make a video of a bear.
(EKA: Episode 3085)
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SCENE 5
Rosita joins Elmo and Baby Bear by becoming a bear.
AfricanAnimalAlphabet
Animation
"The African Animal Alphabet"
(First: Episode 3396)
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Muppets
Big Bird recites a poem about the sun.
(EKA: Episode 3357)
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Film
A boy recites his poem, "Rabbits, Trees and Water."
(First: Episode 3837)
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SCENE 6
Gina, Devon and Devon's live rabbit sing "Three of These Things" with Elmo, Rosita and Baby Bear.
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Film
A gardener trims a bush to form a giraffe.
(First: Episode 3138)
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Celebrity
Denyce Graves sings "Sing" with some penguins.
(First: Episode 3848)
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Cartoon
The Bellhop has to make 12 wake-up calls.
(EKA: Episode 2529)
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Muppets
Big Bird asks to see that number one more time.
(EKA: Episode 3247)
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Film
Ornate 12s sail through the air.
(First: Episode 3274)
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SCENE 7
Elmo tells Maria that the zoo also has "Tigers and monkeys and bears." "Oh my!" Maria replies, in a reference to The Wizard of Oz. Baby Bear and Rosita parade by dressed in their costumes, while Devon and his rabbit have dressed as a giraffe and a leopard, respectively. Sara is an elephant, and a penguin dresses as a business man on vacation visiting the zoo.
Ewexercise-swim
Muppets
Elmo's World: Exercise
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SCENE 8
The cast signs off.


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