Sesame Street
Elmo's dream
Air date November 26, 1997
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Written by Christine Ferraro
Sponsors E, 11

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Picture Segment Description
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Muppets Grover sings "Monster in the Mirror."
(First: Episode 2689)
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SCENE 1 Luis and Gabi greet the viewer, when Elmo shows up feeling angry after a bad dream he had. Luis tells him to take a deep breath, which he does, and then he begins to describe his dream to them...
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In Elmo's dream, he was walking in the park singing "Monster in the Mirror" when he noticed a mirror. He studies his own reflection carefully, then starts singing the "Wubba Wubba" song, at which point Elmo's reflection steps out of the mirror, so now there are two Elmos!
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SCENE 1
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Back in the present, Elmo is still angry, so he breathes some more.
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Song John Pizzarelli sings about feeling "happy and proud" on your birthday.
(First: Episode 3421)
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Cartoon The crew on spaceship CU2 looks for signs of life in space. They spot signs such as ONE WAY, STOP, and EXIT.
Artist: Fred Garbers
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Film What sound does a sheep make?
(First: Episode 3416)
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Muppets Count von Count sings "Lambaba" as he counts sheep and other animals that pop into the room.
(First: Episode 2789)
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Film A boy is scared to go to sleep at night, until his dad tells him to use his imagination to calm himself down. He conducts a symphony with his toys.
(First: Episode 3271)
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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, having breathed enough, is ready to continue talking about his dream.
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In the dream, Elmo and his duplicate self notice that they're identical in every way...but Elmo #2 begs to differ, and asks Elmo #1 a few questions. When they learn they're on the same wavelength, they see how long and how fast they can play "Wubbawubba Boing Boing" before they get tired.
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Song "Get On Up and Move Your Body"
(First: Episode 3410)
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Faster and faster...
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Film The McDouble twins know how to help each other.
(First: Episode 3213)
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SCENE 2
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Both Elmos are now tired from playing Wubbawubba Boing Boing, so they take a nap on a park bench.
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Animation School supplies make the letter E.
(First: Episode 2880)
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Song Ornate E's go easing by to a song
(First: Episode 2937)
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Animation E / e Gregorian chant
(First: Episode 3300)
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SCENE 3 Elmo continues his dream story, which sounds good to Luis and Gabi so far.
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In the dream, both Elmos decide to play "Follow the Leader," but each Elmo wants to be the leader. They eventually decide to take turns being the leader, and Elmo #2 lets Elmo #1 go first.
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Cartoon An elephant, a zebra, a hedgehog, an ostrich, a frog and a ladybug create a rhythm with their footsteps.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 2794)
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SCENE 3
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In the dream, both Elmos pass Oscar while playing their "Follow the Leader" game, and Oscar is puzzled when he sees two Elmos.
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Film A group of girls do a playground cheer ("One step forward, one step back").
(First: Episode 3031)
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In the dream, Elmo #1 decides he wants to play something else, but Elmo #2 won't stop repeating everything Elmo #1 says.
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Cartoon A girl thinks she hears a monster doing the cha-cha outside her window, but it's only the wind and crickets. Her snores frighten the real monster.
Artist: Deanna Morse
(First: Episode 2951)
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SCENE 3
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In the dream, the two Elmos are still playing "Follow the Leader," even though Elmo #1 keeps telling Elmo #2 to stop playing.
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Video Ann Marie DeAngelo and Skeeter Rabbit do their dance routine. The frame freezes whenever the word STOP comes on.
(First: Episode 2600)
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SCENE 3
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Now Luis and Gabi know why Elmo feels angry after having the dream.
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In the dream, to stop Elmo #2 from following him, Elmo #1 runs away and hides. While Elmo #2 searches for Elmo #1, Elmo #1 looks out of his apartment window and says to himself, "Boy, that Elmo is really annoying." Big Bird invites Elmo #1 to play with his new toy airplane, which Elmo #1 can't resist -- but Elmo #2 shows up before Elmo #1 can make it downstairs, so when Elmo #1 finds Elmo #2 playing with Big Bird, Elmo #1 becomes angry!
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Back in the present, Elmo warns Luis and Gabi that the dream makes him even angrier later on, so Luis tells him to breathe some more.
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Cartoon A little boy describes a time when he got angry after his toy truck was destroyed by a big kid.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2764)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentSamantha talks to Grover about what she does when she gets angry.
(First: Episode 3531)
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Animation Counting up to 11 (African masks)
(First: Episode 3151)
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Film Milo Counting: 11
(First: Episode 3585)
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Animation Clown Honking #11
(First: Episode 3196)
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Film A boy named Anthony and his parents are trapeze artists in a circus. David Larible, a clown from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, appears in some scenes.
(First: Episode 3579)
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Animation The word LOVE is formed on paper.
(First: Episode 3564)
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Muppets Ernie asks Bert "Do You Like Me?"
(First: Episode 1234)
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Animation In a Van Gogh painting, a baby takes its first steps to Papa.
(First: Episode 3492)
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Celebrity Ray Charles sings the Alphabet Song, and various celebrities join in, including Michael Jeter, Patrick Stewart, Tony Bennett, Shari Lewis, Lamb Chop, Harry Belafonte, Grover, David Robinson, and Ellen DeGeneres.
(First: Episode 3526)
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Cartoon Noodles & Nedd make the bed.
Artist: John R. Dilworth
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SCENE 4 Elmo finishes breathing, and is ready to continue his dream story again.
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In the dream, Big Bird is confused as the two Elmos fight over the airplane. Just then, a third Elmo emerges, and joins the tug-of-war between the airplane.
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Back in the present, Elmo points out that this is where the dream ended and he woke up. He concluded that having three Elmos around was much worse than having two, and Luis says Elmo doesn't have to be angry anymore, because it was just a dream and there's only one Elmo. Knowing this, Elmo climbs up on the Fix-It Shop bench to go back to sleep, so he can enter the dream again and play with the other two Elmos.
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Sleeps" (re-filmed version)
(First: Episode 3026)
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Animation Planet E / e
(First: Episode 2840)
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Film Jaws spoof presenting the letter E.
(First: Episode 3300)
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Animation Computer E / e
(First: Episode 3071)
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Cartoon Two camels (voiced by David Rudman and Joey Mazzarino) at a watering hole learn to share.
(First: Episode 3528)
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Muppets Two-Headed Monster: One head wants to play the trumpet, but the other head wants to sleep.
(First: Episode 1390)
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Cartoon "From Your Head"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 3474)
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SCENE 5 Elmo has fallen asleep...
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and in his dream, he breaks up the fight between the two other Elmos over the airplane, telling them it's just a dream, so they can all get along and play together, even Big Bird.
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Luis and Gabi watch Elmo as he sleeps, and announce the sponsors.
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COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: Telly, Baby Bear and everyone on Sesame Street sings a song about a silly word, "Pokonoko."

Notes

  • This episode was re-aired as 3668 for the summer reruns. The re-airing alters some of the transitions between segments.


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