Sesame Street
Elmo reads things
Air date May 3, 1994
Season Season 25 (1993-1994)
Written by David Korr
Sponsors M, O, 17


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Elmo introduces the sponsors for today and adds that he'll be finding things to read, such as the Sesame Street sign.
SCENE 1 Celina helps Elmo understand a sign in the park - "Please Put Trash Here."
Film "Box City Recycling Rap"
Kids sing a rap song about recycling. They build a city out of boxes and cartons.
(First: Episode 2851)
Cartoon Don't mess with the Mighty M.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1578)
Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot wants to demonstrate the letter M. Grover enters, making "Mmmmm" noises, so Herbert uses Grover to help him tell a story using M words. When the story is over, Herbert discovers that Grover's mouth is stuck together after eating peanut butter.
(First: Episode 0276)
Animation The letter M in various typefaces.
(First: Episode 2864)
Film Some kids talk about a garden they have in the middle of the city.
(First: Episode 2889)
Cartoon A mother and child make juice popsicles.
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 1193)
SCENE 2 Celina reads Elmo and Nathan "The Barber and The Banana," intentionally leaving out the latter word so the two kids can read it. The story features a banana who goes to get a haircut.
Cartoon "Banana Samba"
(First: Episode 2920)
Film A girl draws a picture of her friend, Dai Xi.
(First: Episode 2791)
Cartoon Olga y la letra O
(First: Episode 0364)
Animation Planting Letters: O
(First: Episode 3010)
Cartoon An O rolls over and over a horse. The horse eats the O.
(First: Episode 0173)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Peanut Butter." (re-filmed version)
(First: Episode 1966)
Cartoon A man learns that it's better not to pick the flowers.
(First: Episode 0416)

Cast Gordon hosts "What Happens Next," in which the viewer has to guess what kind of humiliation Maria as Chaplin is going to face before Gordon rings the Dinger's ding-dong bell. First, the tramp slips on a banana peel, then collapses when sitting on a three-legged bench. Finally, when a rain cloud is about to rain on him, he shifts the cloud over to the left of the screen so it rains on Gordon instead.
(First: Episode 2328)
(new music added)
Cartoon A cat follows its ears to a squeaking noise, which he thinks is coming from mice, but it's coming from swings.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1518)
Insert Big Bird introduces H. Ross Parrot, who gives a speech to the kids about the importance of the alphabet.
(First: Episode 3111)
Cartoon A little girl sings "The Alphabet Song," while continually admonished by an adult in voice-over.
(First: Episode 0010)
Film A metal crane and a real crane look alike.
(First: Episode 1544)
Cartoon Little girl and cat (she imagines role reversal)
(First: Episode 0784)
Muppets Bip Bipadotta leads "Scratch My Back" as a song about two monsters named Jack and Jill who swear that they will always be there to scratch each other's backs.
(First: Episode 2191)
Cartoon M is for Marvelous Martha (new music and sound effects added)
(First: Episode 0013)
SCENE 3 Biff builds Elmo something to read - a metal letter M, which instantly comes apart.
Esmae's doll
Cartoon Esme's wooden clown breaks, and she is about to throw it away, when it suggests she use glue to fix it.
Artist: Lisa Crafts
(First: Episode 2843)
Muppets "Circle the Girl" (new sound effects added)
(First: Episode 1768)
Animation Draw a line from the dog to the bowl and underline the hen.
(EKA: Episode 2178)
Muppets / Celebrity As Los Lobos perform "El Canelo," the title character goes grocery-shopping for them.
(First: Episode 3113)
Cartoon A cartoon shows a few Spanish words - which are also English words.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 3011)
Film Fay Ray gets on and under a rug.
(First: Episode 2637)
Song "Counting Alarm Clock"
(First: Episode 3090)

Muppets Sneak Peek Previews
Oscar fixes up Telly’s broken seat to make it look nice, but it still makes him fall to the floor. They then view a cartoon about three guys having some, more, and the most hair. (First: Episode 0524) Oscar demonstrates this again by making Telly loose some and then more of his popcorn. Telly gets furious with Oscar and dumps the most popcorn on his head.
(First: Episode 2575)
Film A group of kids pick apples in an orchard, and take them into the cider mill to make apple cider.
(First: Episode 1585)
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SCENE 4 Mr. Handford helps Elmo read another sign - "Special: Hot Apple Cider." He asks if Elmo would like some and Elmo runs off to check.
Cartoon Apple: a riddle
(First: Episode 2889)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie decides to set up an apple-selling stand, and has everything he needs, leaving out the apples.
(First: Episode 1219)
Animation 17 derby hats drop onto a balloon head.
(First: Episode 2820)
Animation Growing Numbers #17
(First: Episode 2975)
Animation Rubber Stamp #17
(First: Episode 2975)
Film Orangutans playing (piano music)
(First: Episode 2486)
Cartoon An ostrich is born on a football field, and learns that he can't fly. He saves the game by scoring the winning touchdown.
(First: Episode 1870)
SCENE 5 Elmo returns with a very full belly. He explains he asked his mom about to make some apple cider and he enjoyed it. He doesn't want any more at the moment and takes the time to announce the sponsors.

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