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Elmo's World
Written by Belinda Ward
Book Opposites!
Video Elmo's World: Opposites
First Appearance
Episode 4130



Picture Segment Description
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Guess what Elmo's thinking about today? The two star players from Aesop's Fable "The Tortoise and the Hare" arrive on Elmo's doorstep to illustrate fast and slow.
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Dorothy's Question Dorothy wants to know how to dance fast.
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The Noodle Family Mr. Noodle wears a special hat to dance fast and slow.
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Kids and Baby Kids in a playground dance fast and even Baby's mother helps Baby dance.
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Elmo's Question Elmo counts fourteen fast horses and one slow snail.
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Quiz Worms go very slow, unless they are Slimey driving his sports car.
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Video E-Mail Ingrid and Humphrey email Elmo a video of Baby Natasha crawling fast. But Natasha starts out slow and they don't think she's going to do it, then Natasha goes faster and faster and faster and faster each time she turns around and goes the other way when she's crossed the screen. Ingrid and Humphrey watch her. Soon Natasha goes so fast that Ingrid and Humphrey almost lose their heads!
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Film Elmo's friend Dayanna tells Elmo about how she received roller skates as a hand-me-down from her sister.
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TV Cartoon The Fast and Slow Channel airs stories of the kingdoms of Fast and Slow. Stay tuned for: Fast and Slow Times at Ridgemount High.
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Interview The tortoise and the hare begin to tell fast and slow versions of their story.
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Tickle Me Land Tickle Me Land finishes the tale with Elmo in the lead roles. Elmo Tortoise defeated Elmo Hare in the race and the moral of the story is, "Slow and steady wins the race" but Elmo Hare insisted that the moral should be, "You snooze, you lose!"
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