Elmo's World
Written by John Weidman
Directed by Steve Feldman
Jim Martin
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Earliest Known Appearance
Episode 3862

Picture Segment Description
Guess what Elmo's thinking about today?
Elmo is buried in one of his favorite fruits: bananas.
Dorothy's Question
Dorothy wants to know what you do with a banana.
The Noodle Family
Mr. Noodle tries to make a phone call on a banana, play a banana like a trumpet, and write on paper with an ink-dipped banana. When he finally goes to take a bite, it pops up out of the peel and lands in Elmo's hands.
Kids and Baby
Kids show how to peel and eat bananas.
Elmo's Question
Elmo counts the number of bananas in a hat.
Chairs, skateboards and bananas don't eat bananas, but monkeys do.
Elmo's friend Michael made an entire meal of bananas: banana bread, fried bananas, banana pancakes, banana smoothies and banana pudding. All of Michael's friends came over for a banana feast.
TV Cartoon
The Banana Channel (containing programming with a-peel) tells the story of bananas. Coming up next on The Banana Channel: "A Bunch & Other Stuff".
Elmo talks to a comedian banana with his own drum riff to accent his jokes. Elmo learns that he knows enough about bananas to be a banana.
Tickle Me Land
Dorothy imagines Elmo as a banana in a banana tree who is shaken free and chased by a monkey through a supermarket.
Home Video
Attempting to answer one of the age-old mysteries, Elmo shows his film "Can a Banana Peel Itself?"


  • In the quiz, no Sesame Street Muppets appear; instead, there is a monkey.
  • The monkey puppet used here was one of the several made for Muppets Tonight, and was based after Quongo (a gorilla created for The Muppet Show).
  • Before the quiz, when Elmo approaches the droor, he tells the viewers to be quiet and asks quietly the question because the droor was taking a nap and Elmo did not want to disturb him. So he attempts to wake him up and the droor eventually does.
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