Betty Lou wants to be an astronaut, Grover wants to be a policeman, Bert and Ernie choose forest rangers. Telly Monster wants to be a baseball player, although the Count counts 700 strikes before Telly hits the ball. Cookie Monster wants to be a cook, and open the world's first drive-in cookie restaurant. Elmo starts out wanting to be a cowboy, but as he sees everyone else's choices, he wants to be everything at once.
Oscar the Grouch refuses to participate, claiming that he thought the theme was "When I Throw Up". Grundgetta ropes Oscar into her ballet act, fitting a tutu around his trash can and performing a dance from "The Nutcracker" with her unwilling partner.
Big Bird is so busy helping others that he doesn't have time to choose a job. In the end, Prairie Dawn makes Big Bird the director.
The show was revived in 2007 as When Elmo Grows Up.
- Sesame Street Theme (by Big Bird)
- When I Grow Up (by the whole gang)
- Sing After Me (Big Bird with Bert, Ernie and the Audience)
- Elmo's Cowboy Number
- Walk, Do Not Run! (Grover as a policeman)
- Bert and Ernie's Scout Number
- There's Nothing We Women Can't Be (Rosita, Prairie Dawn and Zoe)
- Cookie's Cookie Drive-in Number
- Telly as Mr Baseball
- Roxie Marie's Train
- I Love Trash (Oscar and the gang)
- Amigo (Rosita as a Spanish teacher)
- Just One Person
- When I Grow Up (Reprise)
- 1999: Kim Sanders as Grover
In May 2001, this show was performed in the Netherlands for Sesamstraat's 25th anniversary, as Als Ik Later Groot Ben. A few changes were made: Telly was featured as a soccer player instead of a baseball player (since soccer is played more often in The Netherlands), and Pino made a couple of introductions.
- ↑ "A New Song Heard on Sesame Street", Steve Parks, Newsday. September 10, 1993.