Sesame Street
Plot Elmo wants to be like Gordon
Air date October 22, 2008
Season Season 39 (2008)
Sponsors I, 12
Syndication PBS Kids Sprout
Releases Elmo's Favorite Stories, The Best of Elmo 4


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN What’s the Word on the Street?: Mustache

SCENE Gordon walks out of Hooper’s, says hi to Murray Monster and welcomes the viewer. He continues walking down the street and says hi to Elmo, who thinks Gordon is great. He gets an idea and runs off.

SCENE cont’d Gordon talks to Oscar, who has to feed his pet pig Spot. Gordon sits down on the stairs to read his newspaper and sees Elmo next to him, wearing the same outfit as him, a false mustache and a brown shower cap. Elmo makes small talk with him, doing an impression of Gordon. He notices that Elmo’s newspaper is upside-down and fixes it. Elmo notes it’s things like that that make him want to be like Gordon.
SCENE cont’d The Count walks by, looking for something to count. He spies Elmo and Gordon on the stoop and counts the two Gordons he sees, their newspapers, their mustaches and one shower cap.
SCENE cont’d As they continue to read the newspaper, Elmo asks if Gordon plans on doing anything else today. Gordon has nothing scheduled, but Elmo wants to do the “Chicken Dance” just like Gordon. Four chickens (who, too, are wearing mustaches and shower caps) come over and do “The Chicken Dance” with Elmo.


SCENE cont’d Big Bird comes over to the stoop and notes Elmo’s resemblance to Gordon. He asks Gordon to read Humpty Dumpty to him. Gordon starts to read, but Elmo intervenes and tells them he wants to read it, just like Gordon, however, Elmo can’t read. Gordon reassures Elmo that he will be able to read when he’s older. Gordon continues the story. Just then, Humpty Dumpty himself shows up, wearing a mustache and shower cap, and tells them that since Gordon read his book so well, he and the knights and horses want to be just like Gordon too! Gordon remarks, “I had no idea it was such fun being me!”
Animation A stack of blocks arranges itself in conjunction with another stack.
(First: Episode 4043)
Celebrity / Muppets Jonah Hill shows Elmo his mustache.
Animation A claymation figure sculpts and styles his hair.
(EKA: Episode 3934)
Song "Dressed Up" (remake)
(EKA: Episode 3399)
Insert Telly shows Baby Bear his new vest, which has letters all over it. On the back is the letter of the day, I
Film Private I investigates the letter of the day. Private I is T.R. Knight, and Leslie Carrara-Rudolph is Iris.
(First: Episode 4120)
Animation Construction equipment make the letter I.
Artist: Expat Labs


Muppets Murray Has a Little Lamb
Murray's lamb, Ovejita, leads him to another secret escuela with the clues of un bate (a bat), un guante (a glove), y una pelota (a ball). The school turns out to be a baseball school, where kids practice playing baseball. With practice, Murray eventually hits a home run.
(First: Episode 4167)
Cartoon A boy and girl look at a Pierre-Auguste Renoir's Boating on the Seine.
(First: Episode 4084)
Muppets Elmo performs “Elmo's Ducks” as his ducks are subtracted one by one.
Film "We have a nice school"... with ducks.
(First: Episode 3144)
Insert Baby Bear now has a vest of his own, with numbers all over it. On the back is the number of the day, which is 12.
Film Milo Counting: 12
(EKA: Episode 3672)
Animation "Counting Stars by 3's"
(First: Episode 4069)
Film A girl attends her yoga class.
Directoral debut of Alan Muraoka.[1]
Song "When You Grow Up"
(EKA: Episode 3039)
Muppets Grover attempts to sell Mr. Johnson a wig, but when he finally finds one that suits him, it turns out to be a guinea pig.
(EKA: Episode 3445)
Cartoon A man (Marty Robinson) has a small octopus on his head, but a little boy (Joey Mazzarino) has a big octopus.
Artist: Mo Willems
(EKA: Episode 3270)
Muppets Elmo's World: Eyes
Insert Telly and Baby Bear help Leela announce the sponsors, which they display on their vests.


  1. My Directorial Debut on "Sesame Street", Facebook.

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