Sesame Street
Elmo and the cloud
Air date December 21, 1989
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Written by Cathi Rosenberg-Turow
Sponsors T, V, 17


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Hoots does "The Birdcall Boogie" with Gina, Mike and some kids.
Animation Draw a line from the dog to the bowl and underline the hen.
(EKA: Episode 2178)
Film A man spins in circles while riding in his kayak.
(First: Episode 0297)

Muppets Guy Smiley hosts "What's My Job?" in which blindfolded monster contestants guess the occupations of different professionals, including Sonny Friendly.
(First: Episode 2573)
Cartoon Rap #17
(First: Episode 2488)
Cast Linda teaches a boy how to say "STREET" in sign language.
Cartoon A rabbit crosses the STREET, and almost gets run over.
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 0778)
Muppets The Count sings "The Batty Bat."
(First: Episode 2096)
Cartoon V for violin
(First: Episode 2386)

Celebrity Suzanne Farrell takes small and big steps, then has a little lunch and a big lunch.
(First: Episode 1422)
Song Joe Raposo asks the musical question, "Which Comes First, the Chicken or the Egg?"
(First: Episode 0276)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert asks Ernie to share a banana with him. Ernie gets the inside of the banana, and gives Bert the peel.
(First: Episode 0464)
Cartoon A female head is drawn as its voice-over lists its parts, ending with earrings that "do nothing" ... and promptly wiggle around.
Artist: James Rizzi
(First: Episode 0821)
SCENE 2 Mike listens as Shelley the Turtle types up a story inside his shell. When he emerges, Mike reads the story - "Once upon a time, there was a turtle." Mike suggests he add some more plot to make it more interesting.
Cartoon Gordon's Voiceover 'T/t': Two caterpillars form T and t.
(EKA: Episode 2223)
Film "I Can Do It By Myself"
(First: Episode 1727)
Cartoon Drill sergeant 0 roll-calls army of numbers 1-20.
(EKA: Episode 0536)
Muppets In ancient times, Grover invents the wheel to help Biff move a stone up a hill.
(First: Episode 0915)
Cartoon Don't be a Snerd when you sneeze. Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1487)
Cookie-Maria healthysnacks
Muppets / Cast Cookie Monster has agreed to help Maria on her lecture on good things to eat. Unbeknownst to Cookie, she has raisins, cucumber spears, carrot sticks and apples. Cookie tries all of them and he likes them. He finishes by eating all the dishes.
(First: Episode 1518)
Cartoon Vitamins give vim, vigor and vitality to a droopy "V."
(First: Episode 0311)
SCENE 3 Shelly has made a full story, complete with illustrations. Mike reads it to the kids. The story is about a turtle looking for a home, unaware that his shell is already one.
Cartoon "T" for Turtle
(First: Episode 1146)
Muppets "Circle the Girl"
(First: Episode 1768)
Cartoon Sign Cartoons: "WALK TALL" - A snake tells the man that all he (the snake) can do is "crawl tall."
(First: Episode 1161)
Film In a classroom, kids learn the musical scales through various exercises.
(First: Episode 1717)
SCENE 4 Gina finds Elmo talking to a cloud in the sky. Gina tells him that cloud's aren't alive, so they can't converse with furry, little monsters. Elmo understands and gets another idea - he wants to hug the cloud! Now, he just needs a way to reach it.
Cartoon In still photographs, a boy asks his friend what his mother does. The mother's shoes become animated, as she describes what she did today. She turns out to be a policewoman.
(First: Episode 1578)
Cartoon A boy chases a butterfly, and watches the clouds form into different objects.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1736)
Muppets Kermit the Frog explains the importance of listening, using the Two-Headed Monster as an example.
(First: Episode 1767)
Film Body Part Shout-Out
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0264)
Cartoon / Film A cartoon man climbs a live-action boy.
(First: Episode 0494)
SCENE 5 Elmo has set up a ladder to get to the sky. Gina now tells him that this won't work either and that the cloud is far too high to reach. When thunder blares, they find that the cloud can touch Elmo on the Earth - through the rain.
Cartoon A pig sings "Pig's Love Song."
(First: Episode 0462)
Cast Big Bird watches the shape dancers make a square.
(First: Episode 1276)
Film Children dance to different rhythms from around the world.
(First: Episode 2499)
Cartoon The journey of a "V" is told in limerick.
(First: Episode 0507)
SCENE 6 Elmo calls Gina out from Hooper's Store to tell her that the cloud has disappeared. Gina tells him that since it stopped raining, there's no more clouds. Since the rain has left a puddle on the sidewalk, he can still touch the cloud in a way. As he plays with the puddle, Gina announces the sponsors.

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