Sesame Street
Elmo wants to go miniature golfing
Air date March 27, 1991
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Written by Jon Stone
Directed by Jon Stone
Production December 13, 1990
Sponsors B, Z, 10


Picture Segment Description


SCENE 1 Gina gushes to the viewer about the tape of the opera La Bohème she watched last night. She then attends to Wolfgang the Seal's fish needs and finds herself falling asleep. She dreams herself in an opera setting, where Wolfgang (in fluent English) sings about his love for fish. By the song's end, Wolfgang's barking brings her back to reality.
Cartoon Madrigal Alphabet
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0615)
Film Fay Ray dresses up as different animals. ("It's Kermit the Dog!")
(First: Episode 2639)
Cartoon Jazz #10
(First: Episode 0193)
Muppets Grover teaches the campers at Camp Wannagohoma about trees.
(First: Episode 1486)
Cartoon A pig sings "There Are Chickens in the Trees" until a rooster tells him that chickens don't live in trees.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1394)

SCENE 2 Elmo's toys are all jumbled up with Luis' tools on the workbench. Before Elmo can do something about it, he runs home to have some alphabet soup. Luis sets out the respective toy and toolboxes and has the viewer help discern what goes where. He opts out of fixing the cabinets to play with some bubbles.
Song 14 Karat Soul sings “Hand Talk."
(First: Episode 2622)
Film Colored sand forms the letter B and a buffalo.
(EKA: Episode 2427)
Muppets "They Can't Take That Away from Me": Cookie Monster's six cookies are subtracted down to zero.
(First: Episode 2351)
Cartoon Dinah from South Carolina exchanges letters with her friend Ling Lu in China.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2727)


SCENE 3 Elmo wants Luis to take him miniature golfing, but Luis has work to do on the computer and wants Elmo to help out; Elmo would rather golf. Luis instead starts a game of make believe, pretending to be Elmo's father preparing some alphabet soup. Elmo pretends to go to the store and picks out a "B" and a "Z" for the soup on the keyboard. They print out the letters so Elmo can take them home.
Cartoon The Bellhop must take 10 terriers for a walk.
(First: Episode 2507)

Film A montage of the evolution of mechanical technology, from wind-up toys, to robots that can spell "SESAME STREET" with blocks, to satellite transmitters.
(First: Episode 2226)
Cartoon B for boats, bouquet, baby, bonnet, etc.
(First: Episode 1703)
SCENE 4 Elmo continues to bother Luis about going miniature golfing. When Luis puts his foot down, Elmo now asks about how he's able to hear. Luis gives an explanation on sound, which Elmo already knows; he wants to know how he can hear without any ears. Luis fumbles for an explanation, then decides to just take Elmo mini golfing instead.
Animation Two seemingly identical machines - one black, one white - cooperate to make the sound of a choo-choo train.
Muppets Ernie and Bert: "That's What Friends Are For": Ernie sings to Bert about friends being tolerant of each other's differences, while Bert just wants to sleep.
(EKA: Episode 2073)
Cartoon Dr. Frankenstein makes sure his monster knows about front and back.
(First: Episode 0782)
Film Footage of a Chinese noodle factory.
(First: Episode 0984)
Cartoon How they say "good night" in Haiti and in India.
(First: Episode 1824)
Watch factory
Film Workers in a watch factory work on watches.
(First: Episode 1029)
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit talks about the letter Z, but it turns up and becomes an N.
(EKA: Episode 2102)
Cartoon A man juggles until he is told to STOP.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 1340)
Celebrity Big Bird lets Lou Diamond Phillips try out his nest... where he subsequently falls asleep.
(First: Episode 2709)
Film Alphaquest: B
(First: Episode 2706)
Esmae's doll
Cartoon Esme's wooden clown breaks, and she is about to throw it away, when it suggests she use glue to fix it.
Artist: Lisa Crafts
Muppets Mother Goose tries to write a nursery rhyme for the Old Woman Who Lives in a Shoe, while her many children wreck havoc on her office.
(First: Episode 1328)
Cartoon "Five Baby Oysters"
(First: Episode 2257)

SCENE 5 Luis and Elmo return from golfing, where Elmo is totally zonked out. Luis brings him home.

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