Elmo's World
Written by Judy Freudberg
Book Balls!
Video Elmo in Grouchland: Sing and Play
(YouTube)
First Appearance
Episode 3786


Elmo's World: Balls is the first episode of Elmo's World. The first installment in the series is a simple examination of balls, with slightly rougher versions of certain regular features. In an unusual variation, the performance of "The Ball Song" features a "follow-the-bouncing-ball," referencing the classic Fleischer cartoon shorts and other media to use the technique.


Picture Segment Description
Elmosgotballs
Guess what Elmo's thinking about today? A cascade of balls topple over Elmo.
Ewballs-dorothy
Dorothy's Question Dorothy has a miniature ball in her bowl. She wants to know how people catch a ball.
Ewballs-noodle
The Noodle Family Mr. Noodle, against a plainer background than usual, struggles to catch a ball.
Ewballs-baby
Kids and Baby Kids show how they catch a ball. In his first series encounter with a baby, Elmo tosses a ball to an infant, who is unable to catch it, and lets it drop and bounce away.
Ewballs-count
Elmo's Question Elmo asks the viewer to help him count how many times a CGI ball will bounce all over the screen. It bounces 28 times.
Ewballs-telly
Quiz Elmo tells the audience which things can & cannot bounce. Eggs can't. Babies can when they are in bouncing seats. Phone books can't. Birthday cakes can't. Telly can't unless he's on a pogo stick.
Ewballs-channel
TV Cartoon The Ball Channel features "If Balls Didn't Bounce," narrated by Andrea Martin. The ending line is, "That's ball, folks!", a play on the Looney Tunes closing, "That's all folks!"
Beachball
Interview Elmo opens the door to a beachball and football, who discuss the ways balls move, are shaped, and the games to be played with them.
Elmogolfer

Ewballs-football
Tickle Me Land Dorothy imagines Elmo as a football player, twin ping-pong competitors, and a golfer.
Squishingbeachball
Home Video Elmo shows a video he made of Herry Monster squishing the air out of a beachball.
Ewballs-film
Film Elmo's friend Michelle and her dad play catch at the beach.
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Stream the best stories.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Get Disney+