Sesame Street
Elmo makes some alone time
Air date February 19, 1988
Season Season 19 (1987-1988)
Written by David Korr
Directed by Emily Squires
Production October 23, 1987
Sponsors A, W, 12


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Insert Susan sings "How Do You Walk" with the kids, Mr. Macintosh and Bob, demonstrating how people's feelings affect how they walk.
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Cartoon W - wallpaper
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Film A man shows a boy how to make a wheelbarrow.
(First: Episode 1488)
Cartoon A woodpecker drills through a tree to demonstrate entrada and salida.
(First: Episode 0808)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentCookie Monster and Melody subtract cookies.
(First: Episode 0425)
Animation The mountains make a snack for a bird, but he forgets to brush his teeth afterward.
(First: Episode 1429)
Celebrity Mookie Wilson and Keith Hernandez of the New York Mets help teach Snuffy to hit the ball.
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Cartoon A Spanish-speaking man falls into a hole, and a dragon helps him out.
Artist: Chris Hinton
(First: Episode 2211)
Muppets Kermit the Frog sings “This Frog.”
(First: Episode 0944)
Film In stop-motion, a boy makes landscapes out of sand and water.
(First: Episode 2039)
Muppets Super Grover tries to stop a fight between Sammy and Frankie, who are fighting over an apple.
(First: Episode 0682)
Cartoon A bear counts bees.
(First: Episode 0083)
SCENE 1 Gladys the Cow sees Elmo sipping down a glass of milk. Gladys begins boasting about milk, what gets made with it and where it comes from - cows like herself. She admits she merely likes talking about herself. Elmo tries doing the same, but Gladys cuts him off and goes to find someone else to brag to.
Cartoon Children and animals numbered 1-12 race in a marathon. The #9 runner wins.
(First: Episode 0926)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie won't stop saying how thirsty he is, no matter how many glasses of water Bert brings him. Even after he's finished, he still won't stop saying "Boy, was I thirsty."
(First: Episode 1144)
Film "Hey, let's make a road!" Kids do so at the beach, while a construction crew does the real thing.
(First: Episode 0295)
Muppets Bip Bipadotta sings "Opposite Stuff".
Film Kids at school help make cornbread.
(First: Episode 1218)
Animation Sand W/w
(First: Episode 0641)
SCENE 2 David settles himself outside for some alone time, when Elmo disrupts his peace by saying goodbye to his fellow kids. He suddenly feels a strange feeling, a feeling of just wanting to be by himself. David assures him everyone feels that way sometimes and Elmo gets the hint that this is how David feels right now too.
Geometry of Circles 4 - Six Circles Connected
Cartoon Geometry of Circles #4 "Six Circles Connected"
(First: Episode 1437)
Film Kids take swimming lessons in a pool.
(First: Episode 1232)
Cartoon A mother bird brings her babies a huge number 12.
(First: Episode 0493)
SCENE 3 Gordon helps Elmo set up a quiet space underneath the carriage house staircase. Gladys comes by and starts waxing about her favorite spot in the barn to find solace. Gordon ushers her away, offering to listen to her yarn as Elmo finally settles in.
Gator pointing
Cartoon A for apricot, alligator, acrobat, accordion, artist, airplane.
(First: Episode 1586)
Cast In a circus routine, Luis the ringmaster demonstrates "before" and "after". Freeze-frame technology allows his assistant, Linda, to show each action as she jumps through a hoop, slips on a banana peel, and gets a bucket of water thrown at her face.
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Film Geese and their goslings swim in the water.
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SCENE 4 Elmo sings "Closer to Me".
Cartoon W for witch
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1182)
Song "Old Button Hole"
(First: Episode 1727)

SCENE 5 Both David and Elmo have finished their personal alone times. Elmo is amazed to find he and David both spent their time doing similar things. Gordon announces the sponsors and the credits follow.

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