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The special was produced by Sesame Workshop in partnership with Wal-Mart. It's been made available to schools and parenting groups for no charge. The special is also available for download by Sesame Workshop and Akamai Technologies at sesameworkshop.org, and on a DVD made available in a free kit from Military OneSource. The full video is currently available as a free video download via the iTunes Store as part of the Learn Along with Sesame series.
The resource video featured Elmo, who faced a difficult transition when his father, Louie, is away. While Louie is away, Elmo's mom consoles her son, and lets him know that it's okay to feel nervous about seeing his father again after their time apart. They pass the time while they're waiting by keeping a daily routine. When it's finally time for her husband to come home, Elmo's mom bakes a cake and helps Elmo and his friends decorate for the homecoming.
- Kevin Clash as Elmo
- Martin P. Robinson as Telly
- Carmen Osbahr as Rosita
- Fran Brill as Elmo's Mom
- Bill Barretta as Elmo's Dad
- Additional Performers: Matt Vogel, Pam Arciero, Heather Asch, Tyler Bunch
- Executive Producer: Kevin Clash
- Producers: Joseph Pipher, Christina Delfico
- Written by: Christine Ferraro, Joseph Pipher
- Directed by: Ken Diego
- Songs by: Mark Radice
- Jim Henson's Muppet Workshop: Jason Weber, Connie Peterson, Rollie Krewson, Michelle Hickey, Jane Pien, Lara MacLean, Chelsea Carter
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