Sesame Street
Elmo asks questions
Air date April 13, 1992
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Written by Molly Boylan
Sponsors D, M, 15

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COLD OPEN Elmo tells the viewer that if one asks questions, they learn something new. Thusly, he's going to be asking a lot of questions today. His first question is: "Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?"

SCENE 1 Elmo asks the kids about the differences and similarities between himself and Snuffy. Elmo comes up with another way they can be the same by donning a brown sock on his nose for a snuffle.
Cartoon "Mother Brown's Farm (Number Fifteen Song)"
(First: Episode 2693)
Film Kids play bongo drums loud and soft.
(EKA: Episode 2862)
Muppets The Sublime Miss M performs "The Sublime Ms. M."
(First: Episode 2837)
Cartoon A dinosaur tries to move around a rock.
(First: Episode 2744)

SCENE 2 Maria tries to cheer Alice up, since her big brother is off playing with Big Bird. Elmo pretends to be an "Elmo-upagus" to keep her in good company, then gives the sock-snuffle to Maria while he answers a phone call.
Cartoon Yellow circle and orange circle- "He's sad...he's happy!" (popped balloon)
(First: Episode 2102)
Muppets "Listen to the Bells"
(First: Episode 1955)
Film Five girls play a clapping game.
(First: Episode 2763)
Muppets / Celebrity Sneak Peek Previews
Oscar and Telly get a lesson on "Thumbs up, thumbs down" from Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel.
(First: Episode 2791)
Cartoon Workmen construct a D building, filled with everything that begins with D.
(First: Episode 0406)
Insert Big Bird reads a poem about how hard it is to be a sheep, and become cold when giving up one's wool: "So let's be fair when snow is deep, let's put the sweater on the sheep." Accompanied with cotton sheep illustrations.
(First: Episode 1828)
Song "Come into the Garden"
(First: Episode 1357)
Cartoon Small b is a boy with a belly who walks a small d, a dog with a belly turned around.
Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1186)
Grover the Messenger
Muppets Grover and Mr. Johnson: Grover the messenger goes to Mr. Johnson's home to deliver some singing telegrams. After reading a series of wrong telegrams, he reads another one that actually is for Mr. Johnson, and an important one at that, but Grover does not remember who it is from.
(First: Episode 1828)
Cartoon A cat desperately tries to open a can of cat food by himself while his mistress is on the phone.
Artist: Dan Haskett
(First: Episode 2151)
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: "Boogie With Your Buddy"
Part 1
Film A man makes a shadow puppet of a swan.
(First: Episode 1118)
Film An Hispanic boy gets up, gets dressed and goes to school as Spanish music plays (A la luna no voy yo).
(First: Episode 0429)
SCENE 3 Telly and Rosita play the arriba and abajo game, where Telly lifts his arms up and down depending on what Rosita calls for. Her mother calls her, leaving Telly with his arms in the air. Fortunately, Maria comes by and helps.
Cartoon A boy leads his sister up and down a staircase.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0526)
Muppets Bert sings "The Paperclip."
(First: Episode 2578)
Animation Marty the chair keeps bumping into things, until he finds his glasses. "See ya later!"
(EKA: Episode 1981)
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: "Boogie With Your Buddy"
Part 2
Film Children on a playground form the letters of the alphabet.
(First: Episode 1966)
Cartoon A song about a very curious cat, who explores until it rains pots and pans.
(EKA: Episode 2238)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentChip and Dip hold a sign with the word "CAT" written on it and ask Danny if he knows what it says. When they learn that he can't read the sign, they give him clues.
(First: Episode 2805)
Cartoon M for Mask
(First: Episode 2079)

SCENE 4 Preston Rabbit presents the residents of the street with a large "SH." Elmo, Rosita and Telly start whispering, so Preston adds an "out," making "SHOUT." Now, all the monsters start shouting.
Cartoon Sign language of day, noon, night
(First: Episode 1173)
Muppets Cookie Monster sings "If Moon Was Cookie."
(First: Episode 1789)
Cartoon A conductor conducts a choir to hum his music ("My Music").
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1207)
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: "Boogie With Your Buddy"
Part 3
Cartoon The Carrot (censored version)
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1132)
Film The Count (in voiceover) counts three children on a bench, then adds two more.
(First: Episode 2950)
Muppets / Cast Gordon, Susan, Gladys the Cow, and Elmo sing about going to the library.
(First: Episode 2740)
Cartoon "Have you seen my NO?"
(First: Episode 0773)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster takes turns reading itself a story.
(First: Episode 2590)
Cartoon An animated number 15 sings "How Hard It Is to Be 15" to a child who is trying to count from 1 to 20, but can't remember 15.
(First: Episode 2743)
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: "Boogie With Your Buddy"
Part 4
Cartoon Two hippie kids wonder how to make their droopy plant grow.
Artist: Elwood Smith
(First: Episode 1484)
SCENE 5 Elmo asks and answers himself about today's sponsors.

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