Sesame Street
Elmo pretends he's a flower
Air date February 10, 1992
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Written by Josh Selig
Sponsors A, H, 17


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Gordon is confused to find Elmo sitting in a large flowerpot. Elmo claims he's "Elmo Seed" and two kids provide him with pretend soil and water. Elmo ducks into the pot and emerges as "Elmo Flower," complete with paper pedals and leaves.
Cartoon A pattern of daisies and tulips - can you tell what comes next?
(First: Episode 2256)
Song Jerry Nelson sings "The Inside Story" over film footage which shows the insides of ordinary household items.
(First: Episode 2724)
Cartoon Howard Coolsell finds out about exercise.
(First: Episode 1631)
GuyAudience Muppets Guy Smiley takes his 39-member studio audience to a restaurant, but there is no place for him to sit.
(First: Episode 2646)
Cartoon H for hello (voice of Gary Owens)
(First: Episode 0020)
SCENE 2 Bob invites Elmo and the kids to Hooper's Store, but Elmo Flower can't move on his own. When Bob points out the special on fudge ripple ice cream, Elmo remembers he's only pretending and can walk (and have ice cream).
Cartoon Two hippie kids wonder how to make their droopy plant grow.
(First: Episode 1484)
Muppets Clementine and some cowboys sing "I'm a Real Cowboy" to Forgetful Jones to remind him of what he is.
(First: Episode 1965)
Cartoon A man (Jim Thurman) is told that his dog looks thirsty, and says that his dog is a hot dog.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1180)
Film Two kids watch as a veterinarian fixes a baby robin's wing, then lets it go.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 2292)
Animation Seventeen derby hats drop onto a balloon head.
(First: Episode 2820)
Muppets / Celebrity The Count approaches actress Kathleen Turner, and asks her to be in a movie that he's written. The script is called Counting, and it's just a list of the numbers 1 through 20. Kathleen is unsure if she wants to participate, so the Count shows her the script for the sequel, More Counting. This script counts from 21 to 40. Kathleen declines the role, but the Count doesn't mind; he's been counting the leading ladies who have turned him down!
(First: Episode 2570)
Cartoon "Find the Opposite"
(EKA: Episode 2362)
Song Sesame Street Creature Feature: The Sloth
(First: Episode 2500)
Cartoon The alphabet is presented in a chain reaction of events. (edited)
(First: Episode 1113)
Film A flower opens and closes.
(First: Episode 0441)

SCENE 3 Prairie Dawn shows Elmo she's about to wish by blowing the seeds from a dandelion. Both her and Elmo aren't strong enough to blow them all off, but Snuffy is. He blows on it and ends up frizzing Prairie's hair. She tries to look on the bright side; she wished for a new hairdo.
Cartoon H for hair
(First: Episode 0475)
Cast Linda signs the word wind, and Gordon is blown away.
(First: Episode 2734)
Muppets Caribbean Anything Muppets sing about "Caribbean Air."
(First: Episode 2688)
Cartoon What's missing? (cow)
(First: Episode 2028)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert complains that he can't sleep, because Ernie left the faucet dripping. Ernie drowns out the sound of the water dripping with louder noises.
(First: Episode 0131)
Cartoon One of these things doesn't belong (shoe pairs)
(First: Episode 0490)
SCENE 4 Elmo Flower wonders if his wish will come true if Snuffy blows all of his pedals off. Snuffy does so, but Elmo's wish of a large flower doesn't come true...until Bob appears, covered in Elmo's pedals.
Cartoon Rap #17
(First: Episode 2488)
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: The Taming of the Shoe
"Grovero" is accompanied by a talking shoe, whom he convinces to cooperate with him and help him get to the Padua Mall.
(First: Episode 2587)
Cartoon A chicken gets an idea to sit on a football and hatch it like an egg.
Artist: Dan Haskett
(First: Episode 2360)
Film Spinning Bus Stop sign
(First: Episode 0931)
Cartoon Abstract count to 17
(First: Episode 2820)
SCENE 5 Elmo Flower, Gordon and Miles play "Three of These Things" with some of Elmo's "flower buddies": David Flower, Christopher Flower, Alexis Flower...and Prairie Weed.
Animation Where do the a's fit?
(First: Episode 1586)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit the Frog reports on the story of Jack and Jill. Jack needs someone to go up the hill with him. First he chooses Mervin, then Francine and Gladys the Cow. Finally Jack chooses Jill, who refuses go up the hill with him again, so he asks Kermit to fill in.
(First: Episode 1071)
Cartoon Gloria Globe sings "I Am the World."
(First: Episode 2744)
Film Kids talk about building sand castles and sand structures at the beach.
(First: Episode 1122)
Cartoon "The Story of A": A witch tells bored kids a story about the letter A involving an ant's apple getting stolen by an archer.
(First: Episode 0130)
Lake song
Song "(Sittin' On) A Boat on a Lake"
(First: Episode 2807)
Cartoon B ... US! We're on the bus!
(First: Episode 0785)
SCENE 6 Gordon helps brush down Prairie's hair as Snuffy announces the sponsors.

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