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Sesame Street
Elmo takes pictures
Air date January 4, 1996
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Written by Ian Ellis James
Sponsors V, 9


Picture Segment Description
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COLD OPEN Elmo announces today's sponsors while taking pretend pictures of them with his toy camera. Also, Elmo announces that he'll be taking pretend pictures today.
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SCENE 1 Elmo goes into the Fix-It Shop and tells Maria about his toy camera. Elmo then takes pretend pictures of Maria while she's working. Maria suggest to Elmo that there are lots of things to take pretend pictures of. Elmo thinks of what to take pretend pictures of next. Then, a light bulb is shown above Elmo's head as he thought of an idea... MARIA!
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Muppets / Celebrity Big Bird and tennis star Michael Chang play tennis together and tie their shoes.
(First: Episode 3145)
Cartoon A girl tries on big, bigger, and the biggest shoes.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0252)
Muppets The Count, dressed up as Elvis, sings "You Gotta Count My Blue Suede Shoes."
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Cartoon A paranoid bird doesn't like to be surprised ... unless it's a surprise party.
Artist: John Korty
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Film In a village in Africa, people catch fish, and celebrate afterwards.
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Cartoon A boy narrates a poem about how he met Eleanor, the monster under his bed.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2773)
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SCENE 2 Elmo is just about finished with Maria's pretend pictures. "Now Maria can take pretend pictures of Elmo." Maria tells him that she has to get back to work. But she gives in and takes 9 pretend pictures of Elmo. Now Elmo wants to take more pretend pictures of Maria. But Maria is against that idea. Then, she thought that Elmo could take real pictures with a real camera. But Elmo doesn't have a real camera so Maria tells him that she'll be right back.
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(First: Episode 2733)
Muppets Big Bird observes how balloons can make one happy. Telly emerges, looking sad, with a deflated balloon, so Big Bird gives his balloon to Telly.
Cartoon The story of Tommy LaPlaid, the painter so sad until he discovered the joys of kicking his paints on the canvas.
Artist: Mo Willems
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Song Leon Redbone sings "Have You Ever."
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Cartoon Violet climbs a vine with V words
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Film V for voice, violin, Victrola, etc.
(First: Episode 3399)
Cartoon "Imagination V" -- A surreal segment involving the Venus de Milo statue, a violin, a vampire, and vigilantes.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0050)
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SCENE 3 Maria gives Elmo a real camera. Elmo becomes excited with his new camera that he doesn't know what to do. Maria tells him that he can take 20 real pictures with that camera. She also tells him to bring the camera back when they're all done. Maria exits as Oscar the Grouch pops out of his trash can annoyed by Elmo's excitement. Oscar repeatedly tells Elmo to get lost while Elmo takes his 20 pictures. Elmo's 20 pictures includes Oscar, Ruthie jogging, Celina rollerskating, and some kids riding bicycles. After Oscar's final warning, Elmo takes his 20th picture of Oscar and then leaves. "I guess I told him."
Cartoon An elephant counts to 20.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1466)
Film A little boy sings the "Cold Ocean Blues" at the beach.
(First: Episode 3150)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” A tough guy named Tough Eddie accidentally knocks over Bert's sand castle while he's sleeping. Ernie points that out to Eddie, and Eddie tells Ernie, in a threatening tone of voice, that he's "got something" for Bert. It turns out to be an ice cream cone.
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Cartoon A rooster finds a purpose in his life when he's given the job to wake everyone on a farm. (new music added)
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1347)
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SCENE 4 Maria tells Elmo that she took his pictures to the photo shop and they'd call back when they're ready. Elmo wanted to know when they'll be ready. Maria suggests to do something while waiting, like writing. Elmo thinks about what to write. Then, another light bulb appears above Elmo's head.... MARIA! Maria gives Elmo a crayon and paper as he begins to write a story about Maria.
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Muppets "The Subway"
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Film Lauren, a blind child, learns in class by using Braille.
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SCENE 5 Elmo finishes writing Maria's story. The pictures still aren't ready yet. Maria suggest a game called "I See Something." After the song finished, the phone rings. Maria answers it and it's the photo shop saying the pictures are now ready to be picked up. Maria gets them and Elmo becomes excited.
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Cartoon The Typewriter: V for Vacuum
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Film Floating kids make the letter V.
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Catoon V in space
(First: Episode 0481)
Film "Operation Playground" Kids at a school come up with ideas for a new playground, and raise money for the effort. Together with their parents and other people from the neighborhood, they build the playground.
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Cartoon Clown Honking #9
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SCENE 6 Elmo, Maria, Ruthie, Celina, and the kids are gathered outside 123 Sesame Street looking back on Elmo's pictures. Oscar tells them to look at them somewhere else, and they do that. Elmo announces the sponsors.
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COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: Elmo wants to cry, so Maria lets him.

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