Sesame Street
Elmo's alphabet collection
Air date January 24, 1992
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Written by Nancy Sans
Production November 25, 1991
Sponsors A, T, 14
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Picture Segment Description
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.
SCENE 1 cont'd Count von Count appears, having been sent by Elmo. He provides Maria with a Coconut, then a second, and third...
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)
Muppets "Street Garden Cooperation"
(First: Episode 1956)
Animation Sand A / a
(First: Episode 0628)
Film Animal camouflage (kid VO's)
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0366)
SCENE 2 A Duck now hangs around Maria, also sent by Elmo. Biff has also gotten orders from Elmo and pushes Oscar's trash can over to the shop, which contains several Elephants.
Film Kids climb in and out of a tire.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0450)
Cartoon Growing Numbers #14

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)
Cartoon A kid names his own body parts.
(First: Episode 0809)
Insert Some girls do a clap and cheer for the number 14.
(First: Episode 2811)
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)
Muppets / Cast Bob sings "The People in Your Neighborhood" with a dentist and a bus driver. (remake)
(First: Episode 2146)
Cartoon Listening to sounds can tell you about danger.
(First: Episode 1741)
SCENE 3 The alphabet collection is starting to pile up, when Maria notices she hasn't gotten anything in a few moments. Wolfgang the Seal provides her with a Fish, then Grundgetta happens over with a pot of bubbling Goo. They are followed by a Honker, then Biff returns as an Igloo is lowered into the space.
Film A boy talks about living in Alaska and about racing sled dogs.
(EKA: Episode 2545)
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.
(EKA: Episode 2508)
Video Four break-dancers dance.
(First: Episode 2607)
SCENE 4 Luis sees all the things Maria has accrued today and tries to get some work done inside. When he opens the door, out pops a Jazzman who plays a riff on his trumpet. Telly gives Maria a Kite, then Mary and her Little Lamb arrive (though Mary has trouble getting her lamb to stay with Maria). When it comes time for the letter M, several Monsters flood the frame.
Cartoon I thought a thought ... about circles.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0247)
Song Jerry Nelson sings "Don't Waste Water."
(First: Episode 2804)
Muppets / Celebrity Tony Danza and Big Bird play tennis without a ball, and count twenty hits, while Kevin Clash announces.
(First: Episode 2213)
Cartoon A shepherd plays hide-and-seek with his sheep.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 2109)
SCENE 5 Inside the store, Elmo tells Maria and Luis that he and his team are having trouble finding something that starts with N. Luis writes a Note, which they return right after reading. As they head out, Hoots the Owl enters. They assume he's a part of the game (O for Owl) and tell him to wait outside with the rest of the alphabet.
Animation A girl plays in, on and under a sculpture.
Muppets Polly Darton and Benny Rabbit sing "14 Carrot Love."
(First: Episode 2811)
Animation Teeny Little Super Guy recalls how he learned about the meaning of DANGER.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1971)
Dot Bridge 01 straight
Cartoon Dot Bridge #1
(First: Episode 0001)
SCENE 6 An Octopus with Oranges has since joined the collection, as Peter Piper drops by with a delivery of Pickled Peppers. The duck starts to Quack to indicate his sound is the next letter. Rosita comes by and then starts to Sing.
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."
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)
Film The letter T is a very useful letter.
(First: Episode 0402)
SCENE 7 Now in the alphabet collection are a kid's Tap shoes, an Umbrella (provided by Linda) and a Vase (courtesy of Gordon). Little Miss Muffet appears and gives them her bowl of Whey. Next, Maria calls over Barkley, who has his X-ray, Gina brings them some Yogurt and Telly runs in at the last second with a Zucchini. They all cheer and congratulate Elmo's Rangers. They run off to start a new collection, of things from 1 to 20, as Gordon announces the sponsors.

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