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Elmo fills in for Little Jerry
Air date April 30, 1991
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Written by Jeff Moss
Directed by Jon Stone
Production January 2, 1991
Sponsors K, L, 6


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Elmo observes Mike talking with Big Jeffie and Little Chrissy, who will be performing at Mike's high school dance tonight. However, lead singer Little Jerry has caught the chicken pox and can't perform, meaning they'll have to cancel. Mike suggests he could fill in and shows off his talents by singing a little of the Monotones' first hit, "Mad." Chrissy is less than impressed, however. He tries to sing "Sad" instead, but forgets the words. He has Elmo, another Little Jerry fan, sing some of the song. Chrissy and Jeffie are very impressed and invite him to replace Little Jerry, thus becoming "Little Elmo and the Monotones!"
Cartoon L for life, love, lizard, leap and lump
Artist: Cliff Roberts
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Song Sesame Street Creature Feature: The Marmoset.
(First: Episode 2487)
Muppets How Now Brown and the Moo Wave perform the song "Danger's No Stranger."
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Cartoon Animals who eat crunchy things have nice teeth.
(First: Episode 1487)
SCENE 2 Before the dance, Elmo must practice singing from the Monotones' songbook. Mike is given the chance to help out getting some sheet music from their truck down the block. As Elmo assesses his situation, he and the group sing samples of "Surprise!," "Sad" and "Proud."
Cartoon K - Kangaroo
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1160)
Film A Navajo boy who lives in the dessert talks about how his family has to pump water from the ground.
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Cartoon L for Lion (sand)
(First: Episode 2107)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit meets the Seven Dwarves, seemingly from the Snow White story. However, in this version each is named after (and represents) an emotion. (Kermit ad-lib: "Hey Dulcy, we got the wrong dwarves again!") They are named Cheerful, Sad, Lovey, Angry, Proud, Surprised and Fearful.
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Cartoon Rap #6
(First: Episode 2502)
SCENE 3 Next, Elmo must learn his part of the "Dip Dip Shangalanga" song. Mike is also promised a part in the song and he eagerly awaits to be told what it is. Elmo, Chrissy and Jeffie practice their parts, each singing a different vocal part. After they rehearse, the band assigns Mike his announcer for the group.
Film Three dolphins jump together.
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Muppets At the saloon, Clementine asks for Forgetful Jones to sing a song. Buster plays "What's the Name of That Song?" on the piano, and the crowd (including a cow) sings along, but Forgetful keeps asking what the name of the song is.
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Cartoon Jazz #6
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Muppets / Cast "Sing Your Synonyms"
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Cartoon An actor demonstrates anger towards a casting director - literally!
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Song Jerry Nelson sings "The Inside Story" over film footage which shows the insides of ordinary household items.
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SCENE 4 Elmo gets the sheet music for their new song and Mike tells him how much practicing he'll have to do. Elmo sings the new song, all about practicing, as he imagines himself and the group playing on the sidewalk, in Hooper's Store, Big Bird's nest and finally, at the big concert.
Animation The numbers 1-6 are carried away and/or demolished by construction equipment.
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Seijiozawa.jpg Muppets / Celebrity "Pretty Great Performances" features Placido Flamingo singing "Italian Street Song" with the All-Animal Orchestra, led by conductor Seiji Ozawa
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Cartoon K is for kiss.
Animation: John and Faith Hubley
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Muppets Grover is about to talk about rhymes when a fox shows him a box that has locks and a hand inside that knocks and drops rocks and socks. An ox comes by and reveals he's the owner of the box. After all the commotion, Grover tries to finish his talk, but can't think of any rhymes.
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Animation Cecille sings "I Want to Be Me."
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Insert A group of girls do a chant about the letter K.
(First: Episode 2811)
Cartoon Lillian is proud because she climbed a mountain all by herself.
Artist: Craig Bartlett
(First: Episode 2749)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie brings a surprise home, and he tells Bert to guess what it is. The surprise turns out to be a puppy. Bert wants to call the puppy "Norman"; Ernie suggests "Godzilla the Wonder-Dog".
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Cartoon "Part of the Whole"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
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Film Fay Ray moves clockwise and ticks, until an alarm sounds.
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SCENE 5 All the band's gear is set for the concert, when Elmo suggests they do a "game song" in the show. Elmo leads them in a doo-wop version of "Three of These Things" using their instruments and costumes. After the game, Elmo compliments the other singers and Mike for his pointing ability.
Cartoon L - circuits
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Film Kids draw a map of their neighborhood, and then learn how maps are really made.
(First: Episode 2760)
Cartoon A detective follows a path on the street which consists of a straight line, followed by dots. He finds out that the truck that paints the dividing road lines happens to sputter every few feet, which is where the dots come from.
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Muppets The Two-Headed Monster is in a disagreement about where to go for vacation: the mountains or the seashore. Cookie Monster says he likes both, better than going to Cucamonga for the National Cookie Convention. 2-Head gets inspired, and heads off for Cucamonga, leaving Cookie to choose between the mountains and the seashore.
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Cartoon Jerry Nelson sings "Moonshine."
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SCENE 6 Little Elmo and the Monotones were a big hit at the dance. Elmo compliments Mike on being a great announcer. Since it's time to say goodbye and head home for some well-earned rest, Mike makes one last request - that he and the band announce the sponsors and sign off in song.



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