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Elmo's World
Video Summer Vacation
First Appearance
Episode 4108

Picture Segment Description
Guess what Elmo's thinking about today? Elmo opens his door to reveal a horde of paparazzi-like cameras flashing at him, which makes his pupils shrink down to the size of a pencil dot. A Cheese makes his first of many recurring appearances throughout the episode. In the following film montage, Frank Biondo can be seen on the set of Sesame Street.
Dorothy's Question Dorothy wants to know how you take a picture with a camera.
The Noodle Family Mr. Noodle tries to take Elmo's picture with a banana before the Kids instantly transport to him an old-time camera with a large flash bulb. He succeeds in taking Elmo's picture after he wets his fur down with saliva, but doesn't have as much luck with the Cheese who was camera shy!
Kids and Baby Some kids show Dorothy how they take pictures in a playground using still cameras and video cameras. Elmo finishes by taking a picture of a baby.
Elmo's Question Elmo took a picture of Dorothy who is ready for her closeup and wanted to take a picture of Cheese but got away from being taken as a picture. Elmo wonders how many pictures are in his photo album. In a feat of unprecedented advancement in technology, photos taken from within Tickle Me Land from previous Elmo's World episodes are shown.
Quiz Elmo takes a picture of Drawer smiling before Drawer opens up to reveal the options for Elmo's quiz. Big Bird tells the Cheese to say "cheese" while he takes his camera, but the Cheese runs away.
Film Elmo's friend Alyssa narrates a film about how she takes pictures and brings the film to the store to have them developed. She foreshadows her generation, taking a selfie.
TV Cartoon Elmo takes a picture of TV smiling before showing The Camera Channel, where a picture is worth a thousand words. The Camera Channel airs the feature film, "The History of the Camera: Lights, Camera, Camera!" Coming up next: "Candid Camera" and "Decent Exposures" (film at 11:00).
Interview Elmo talks to a camera who tells him he oughtta be in pictures.


Tickle Me Land Dorothy imagines Elmo as sports and nature photographers. Even Cheese appears to stop Elmo from saying "cheese". Talk about action photography! Camera: "Too bad that wasn't a disposable camera."


  • This episode does not feature a home video or an e-mail.
  • Dr. Bunsen Honeydew can be seen in the background in the crowd gathered in the football arena.
  • The segment was considered for Kinect Sesame Street TV season 2, but Curriculum Specialist Sue Scheiner recommended against it. It was deemed dated, citing the flashbulb camera used by Mr. Noodle, the girl in the film spot taking photos to be developed, and the lack of camera phones.[1]


  1. Jason Milligan, "2005 Doesn’t Seem Like That Along Ago…", Sesame Workshop Blog, February 22, 2013.