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Sesame Street
Plot Chris Teaches Elmo to Bowl
Air date October 5, 2007
Season Season 38
Sponsors W, 9
Syndication
Releases

4156

Picture Segment Description
4156a
COLD OPEN
"What's the Word on the Street?" -- practice
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SCENE
Gabi encounters Chris and some kids playing with his toy bowling set, which he's had since he was a kid. She asks him if she can try it out, since she's a good bowler herself. Gordon then asks for a turn after Gabi. She gets a strike, and Gordon knocks down two pins.
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SCENE
cont'd
Next, it's Elmo's turn. He throws the ball twice, but misses the pins both times. Chris suggests that Elmo practice working on his bowling swing, and invites the kids (and the viewer) to join them.
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SCENE
cont'd
Now that Elmo's practiced, he wants to try again. He misses the pins, and becomes upset. He feels like he never wants to bowl again. Chris sings him a song about how it takes time to get good at something by practicing, over a film montage of kids practicing things.
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SCENE
cont'd
Elmo is once again ready to try bowling. Chris suggests he stand closer to the pins this time, which he does. He swings, and hits one pin, which makes him proud. He invites Gordon to practice some more, and Gordon ends up knocking down eight pins!
2963-C5
Animation
Lillian recalls the time she joined her parents and baby sister on a hike up the hill. Lillian hiked to the top herself, and is proud of the fact.
Artist: Craig Bartlett
(EKA: Episode 2787)
4156-JonStewart
Celebrity
Jon Stewart needs practice at reading the word of the day.
3979zc
Song
"It's a Long Hard Road, But I'm Gonna Get There." (Vocals by Jerry Nelson)
(EKA: Episode 3426)
LetterDayGames.W
Muppets

The Letter of the Day Games: W
Cookie Monster finds a watermelon, a wig and a wet Prairie Dawn in one minute, and wins a whole lot of cookies.
(First: Episode 4104)

4113zf
Film
Ornate Ws spin around in accompaniment to a song.
(EKA: Episode 3039)
Waffle-b
Cartoon
"Which of these things begins with the letter W, and tastes great for breakfast?"
4090zh

4090zi
Muppets

Global Grover: Grover returns from Trinidad on a pair of stilts. In his film (EKA: Episode 3427), Asha and her friends practice and dance on stilts in preparation for a carnival. Afterward, Grover muses about the things he's learned to do on stilts...including the need to practice more!
(First: Episode 4049)

Flashlights
Animation
A group of traveling flashlights welcomes a fancy lamp into their group.
(EKA: Episode 4062)
4111zb
Muppets
Ernie and Bert sing "Rub Your Tummy".
(First: Episode 4040)
HumanBodyArrows
Animation
Arrows give a presentation of the human body.
(EKA: Episode 3069)
3999b
Muppets
The Number of The Day: 9
9 nifty bats, dressed to the nines, fly in after 9 is announced to be the number of the day, and The Count counts them.
(First: Episode 3999)
HipHopBeat.9
Film
"OK, We Got a Hip-Hop Beat" - #9
9Graffiti
Animation
The number 9 is spraypainted on a truck in various forms of graffiti art.
(First: Episode 4084)
3984s
Muppets
Hero Guy
Hero Guy hits a fly ball, but will Hero Guy be able to catch it?
(First: Episode 3984)
Song.moonshine
Cartoon
Jerry Nelson sings "Moonshine."
(EKA: Episode 2980)
OutrageousMakeover

4132m
Muppets

As Mr. Johnson reads at home, Grover bursts in with a bullhorn introducing "Outrageous Makeover: Home Addition." Under Grover's guidance, three construction workers rearrange his furniture and add three doors to the room! They then remove all the doors, forcing Grover to stay.
(First: Episode 4132)

ColoredTools
Animation
Colored tools build a house out of colored rectangles, squares and triangles.
(EKA: Episode 3410)
Ewbuild-constuction
Muppets
Elmo's World: Building Things
(First: Episode 4120)
4156-end
Insert
Abby Cadabby realizes she's upside down. She turns herself right-side up and announces the sponsors.


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