|Written by||Cathi Rosenberg-Turow|
|Video||Elmo's World: Opposites|
| First Appearance|
|Guess what Elmo's thinking about today?||Elmo's thinking about things that open and close, but he's having a hard time doing just that with his door.|
|Dorothy's Question||Elmo notes that Dorothy's mouth opens and closes quite a bit. She wants to know how you open a back pack.|
|The Noodle Family||Mr. Noodle's mouth is wide open when Shade opens. Mr. Noodle struggles to open a back pack until the Kids coach him through it. Finally, toy snakes spring out of the pack and into Mr. Noodle's face.|
|Kids and Baby||Several kids show Dorothy how they open a book bag in great detail.|
|Elmo's Question||Elmo counts the three hamsters it takes to open the door. It only takes one Elmo to close it.|
|Video E-Mail|| Super Grover attempts to illustrate "open" when his helmet closes over his eyes. He struggles with opening it again until Herry comes along and lifts it with one finger.
Note: This is Jerry Nelson's last major performance as Herry.
|Quiz||Drawer won't open for Elmo until he pulls the knob with all his might. Objects in the quiz include a cake, a crayon and Oscar the Grouch.|
|Film||Elmo's friend Tyler opens and closes many jars, markers, scissors and other objects when he makes a picture in school.|
|TV Cartoon||On the "Open and Close" Channel, the Tulip Lady presents a study of how tulips open and close. Coming up next: Closed Encounters of the Third Kind starring Glenn Close.|
|Interview||Elmo talks to Book (who opens and closes himself) about a construction vehicle with jaws that open and close.|
| ||Tickle Me Land||Dorothy imagines Elmo as a construction worker using a construction vehicle to attempting to pick up a teddy bear and a jack-in-the-box. Note: John Williams' famous two-note motif from Jaws is referenced in the underscore for the first scene, connecting to the use of the jaws of the machine.|
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