Muppet Wiki
Muppet Wiki
Elmo's World
Written by Annie Evans
Directed by Ken Diego
Steve Feldman
Video Birthdays, Games & More!
Elmo and Abby's Birthday Fun!
Favorite Things
First Appearance
Episode 3940

Picture Segment Description
Guess what Elmo's thinking about today? Elmo sings a few lines of "Happy Birthday To You" ("For She's A Jolly Good Goldfish" in home video versions), then opens the door to a pile of gifts and party decorations that fall into the room. A montage of children celebrating birthdays plays.
Dorothy's Question Dorothy has a birthday cake decoration in her fish bowl. Elmo announces that today is Dorothy's birthday. She wants to know how to wrap a present.
The Noodle Family Mr. Noodle's brother Mr. Noodle pulls too much paper off the roll, then too much tape, and finally wraps a gift but tapes his finger to the package.
Kids and Baby Kids show Dorothy how they wrap gifts and each conclude by wishing Dorothy a happy birthday. Elmo asks a baby with a gift box and a self-adhesive bow.
Elmo's Question Elmo asks the viewer to help him count CGI candles on a birthday cake and how many elephants are needed to blow the candle. There was only one elephant because it must be the Elephant's birthday!
Quiz Elmo asks questions about what can have birthdays and what can't. Oscar the Grouch appears in a question on whether trash cans have birthdays.
Video E-Mail Several Muppet fish wish Dorothy a happy birthday.
Film Elmo's friend Hampton and his dad bake and decorate a birthday cake for Hampton's mom.
TV Cartoon The Birthday Channel shows "The Girl Who Loved Birthdays", about a girl that travels around the world to celebrate her friends' birthdays in different countries: Iceland, Mexico, and Israel. Then the girl flew back to Ypsilanti to celebrate her own birthday. Coming up next: Born Free, Born on the 4th of July, and Born Yesterday .
Interview Elmo talks to a gaily decorated birthday cake, "Is it fun being a birthday cake?". The cake responded by saying, "Yes, it's a piece of cake".



Tickle Me Land Dorothy imagines the day Elmo was born, Elmo blowing out his first birthday candle and pinning the tail on a donkey. This scene is unique in that it features many different Elmo variants all performed by Kevin Clash. Elmo's parents are named after Kevin Clash's parents.
The Birthday Song Elmo and Birthday Cake sang "Happy Birthday to You" to Dorothy as balloons fell from the sky. In the end, Dorothy wants everyone to sing The Birthday Song.
On the "Birthday Fun" DVD, "Happy Birthday" is edited out.

See also