Sesame Street
Elmo's alphabet collection
Air date January 24, 1992
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Written by Nancy Sans
Directed by Jon Stone
Production November 25, 1991
Sponsors A, T, 14

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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Elmo's Rangers visit Maria at the Fix-It Shop and provide her with an Apple and a Basketball. Elmo tells Maria that he and the Rangers are going to bring her an item that starts with every letter of the alphabet. A and B are now covered and they go off to get more.
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SCENE 1 cont'd Count von Count appears, looking for Elmo to add something to his alphabet collection. He provides Maria with a Coconut, then a second, and third...
Alphabetbully
Cartoon A bully says the alphabet to a mild-mannered gardener, who hits him in the face with a pie at the end.
(First: Episode 0279)
2963-A12
Muppets "Street Garden Cooperation"
(First: Episode 1956)
2930-Sand
Animation Sand A/a
(First: Episode 0628)
AnimalCamouflage
Film Animal camouflage (kid VO's)
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0366)
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SCENE 2 A Duck now hangs around Maria, also sent by Elmo.
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SCENE 2 cont'd Biff has also gotten orders from Elmo and pushes Oscar's trash can over to the shop, which contains several Elephants.
2963-C3
Film Kids climb in and out of a tire.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0450)
GrowingNumbers14
Cartoon Growing Numbers #14
CrossingZone1

CrossingZone2
Cast Gordon hosts "The Crossing Zone," in which a boy named Jonathan has to find a way to cross the street. Susan helps him across.
(First: Episode 2729)
1037c
Cartoon A kid names his own body parts.
(First: Episode 0809)
2811-Cheer
Insert Some girls do a clap and cheer for the number 14.
(First: Episode 2811)
2096p
Film A film insert about washing elephants at the Bronx Zoo. The song "Splish Splash" is used in part of the segment.
(First: Episode 1934)
Gator pointing
Cartoon A for apricot, alligator, acrobat, accordion, artist, airplane.
(First: Episode 1586)
Dentistsinyrnbhd
Muppets / Cast Bob sings "The People in Your Neighborhood" with a dentist and a bus driver. (remake)
(First: Episode 2146)
Watchoutforthatcar
Cartoon Listening to sounds can tell you about danger.
(First: Episode 1741)
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SCENE 3 Maria notices she hasn't gotten any further alphabet items from Elmo in a short while. She reiterates the items she's already received, when Wolfgang the Seal appears and (sadly) provides her with a Fish.
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SCENE 3 cont'd Grundgetta then arrives. Maria assumes she's the next part of the collection since "Grundgetta" and "Grouch" begin with G. Instead, Grundgetta produces a pot of gross, gurgling Goo.
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SCENE 3 cont'd A Honker startles Maria, indicating that he's the next part of her growing collection.
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SCENE 3 cont'd Biff supervises the arrival of Maria's next gift - a large Igloo (complete with snowfall). Maria decides to forgo the work she has to do and wonders what item will be next.
AlaskaDogs
Film A boy talks about living in Alaska and about racing sled dogs.
(EKA: Episode 2388)
3159q
Muppets Ernie & BertBert has gone to visit his brother Bart. Ernie pretends that Bert is still there using a drawing and a pillow, but it isn't the same. Then, Ernie remembers Bert will be back tomorrow, and can go back to bed.
(First: Episode 2472)
3164e
Video Four break-dancers dance.
(First: Episode 2607)
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SCENE 4 Luis arrives and sees all the things Maria has accrued today from Elmo's Rangers. A Jazzman then comes by with his trumpet, playing some smooth Jazz for the collection.
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SCENE 4 cont'd Telly Monster quickly rushes in and hands Luis a Kite.
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SCENE 4 cont'd Mary, of "Mary Had a Little Lamb" fame, arrives to loan her Lamb while she does some shopping. The lamb has difficulty staying put, wishing to follow his owner as usual.
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SCENE 4 cont'd Mary then informs them of the next letter and its corresponding addition to the collection - many Monsters!
Thought.circles
Cartoon I thought a thought ... about circles.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0247)
3154n
Song Jerry Nelson sings "Don't Waste Water."
(First: Episode 2804)
DanzaTennis
Muppets / Celebrity Tony Danza and Big Bird play tennis without a ball, and count twenty hits, while Kevin Clash announces.
(First: Episode 2170)
Sheephideandseek
Cartoon A shepherd plays hide-and-seek with his sheep.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 2109)
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SCENE 5 Inside the shop, Elmo tells Maria and Luis that he and his team are having trouble finding something that starts with N. Luis writes a Note, which Maria reads to them. As they pile out to add it to the collection outside, Luis hopes they can finally get some work done now.
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SCENE 5 cont'd Suddenly, there's a knock at the door and Maria quickly guesses it's going to pertain to the alphabet collection. Hoots the Owl is at the door and they assume he's the next entry - O for Owl. They tell him to wait outside with the other alphabet items until the entire alphabet is finished. A baffled Hoots doesn't understand what's going on; he merely wanted to play a section of a new music piece he's working on for the Old Octopus Octet.
GirlPlaySculpture
Animation A girl plays in, on and under a sculpture.
14carrotlove
Muppets Polly Darton and Benny Rabbit sing "14 Carrot Love."
(First: Episode 2811)
TLSG.Danger
Animation Teeny Little Super Guy recalls how he learned about the meaning of DANGER.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1971)
2930-Dots
Cartoon Dot Bridge #1
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 6 The alphabet collection is getting pretty chaotic, when Peter Piper arrives with some Pickled Peppers.
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SCENE 6 cont'd Next, the duck quacks madly to convey that his Quack is the next addition to the collection.
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SCENE 6 cont'd The alphabet continues as Rosita arrives and starts Singing.
Paperclips.staple
Animation A big paper clip and a small paper clip can hold papers together, and so can a small staple, with the help of its "mommy."
Ssnews.bostontea
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit interviews some colonial American citizens who are participating in the Boston "T" Party. Rather than tea, they drop things that begin with the letter "T" in the water instead!
(EKA: Episode 2348)
400030
Film The letter T is a very useful letter.
(First: Episode 0402)
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SCENE 7 With Elmo's Rangers and the alphabet participants gathered, Maria and Luis decide to help finish the alphabet by giving Elmo some things. First, they present a girl doing a Tap routine...
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SCENE 7 cont'd ...followed by Linda with an Umbrella...
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SCENE 7 cont'd ...Gordon with a Vase....
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SCENE 7 cont'd ...and Little Miss Muffet, who contributes her leftover Whey to the cause.
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SCENE 7 cont'd Barkley fetches his own X-ray...
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SCENE 7 cont'd ...then Gina brings a container of Yogurt.
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SCENE 7 cont'd Finally, Telly returns at the last second with one final contribution - a Zucchini! With the alphabet collection complete, Elmo now declares he and his Rangers will create a new collection of things ranging from 1 to 40. Gordon announces the sponsors and the credits roll.


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