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Elmo and Miles play basketball
Air date January 14, 1999
Season Season 30 (1998-1999)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Sponsors O, 10

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Elmo greets the viewer and shows the sponsors. He then spots Miles practicing for his basketball game later. Elmo offers to help, but Miles is shooting, which only needs one person, but Elmo gladly watches.
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Song "It's a Long Hard Road, But I'm Gonna Get There."
(First: Episode 3398)
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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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Muppets / Celebrity Garth Brooks, Herry Monster and the daycare monsters sing "Together, We'll Make Music."
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Cartoon A girl practices to roller skate over many days.
(First: Episode 3556)
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SCENE 2 Elmo continues to admire Miles’ basketball skills.
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Animation Fans reveal the letter O.
(First: Episode 2905)
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Animation Planting Letters: O
(First: Episode 3010)
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Cartoon O for open, off, owl, ocean
(First: Episode 3091)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Lexine gives Cookie Monster a cookie.
(First: Episode 3245)
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Song "Open Song"
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SCENE 3 Miles finally calls upon Elmo for help. He needs to practice shooting with someone blocking him and shows Elmo how.
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Cartoon Aliens have a hard time playing basketball, until they decide to take turns.
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Song "Jump" (soul)
(First: Episode 3136)
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Muppets Ernie plays a guessing game with the viewer to guess what he's holding behind his back. It's small, yellow and you squeeze it. It's Rubber Duckie!
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Film What sound does a duck make?
(First: Episode 3298)
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Muppets Ernie holds something else behind his back. It's small, yellow and he brings you your mail. It's Mail-Carrier Duckie!
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Film At a barbershop, Wegman's dogs act as hair stylists.
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Muppets Ernie plays the game again, now holding something small, yellow and he puts out fires. It's Fire Chief Duckie!
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Cartoon "Water Conservation": Frank the fish calls Carl and tells him not to leave the water running while brushing his teeth, otherwise the lake will be dry.
Artist: Peter Chung
(First: Episode 2689)
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Muppets Ernie plays one last round. He's small, yellow and aids the sick. It's Dr. Duckie!
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Film Jodi goes to the doctor for a check-up.
(First: Episode 3526)
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SCENE 4 Now, Miles needs Elmo to pass him the ball so he can shoot it. Just then, all of Miles’ friends arrive so they can go to the game. Elmo is excited to go and play with Miles’ team, until he learns the game is just for β€œbig kids”. Miles promises to play with Elmo when he gets back and Elmo begins to mope.
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Little Things".
re-filmed version
(First: Episode 2485)
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Cartoon Jazzy alphabet around a city
(First: Episode 3267)
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Muppets Grover and Mr. Johnson: Grover the taxi driver picks up Mr. Johnson, who's startled to find his usual waiter driving a cab. Mr. Johnson wants to go to the library. Grover says that that is a very wise choice, and talks about the great things about a library. "Of course, you could also go to the zoo," he observes, and talks about the benefits of visiting the zoo. He also suggests the museum, or a movie. Mr. Johnson insists that they go to the library -- but Grover says they'll have to wait until he gets his cab fixed.
(First: Episode 2984)
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Film A mother and daughter signal for a taxi, and they're picked up by people dressed as the letters TAXI.
(First: Episode 3589)
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Cartoon "Island of Emotion" (new sound effects added)
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 2822)
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SCENE 5 Gordon finds a sad Elmo sitting on the wall and is told about what happened earlier. Gordon explains that sometimes, certain age groups usually play together. Since neither of them have Miles around, Gordon suggest they do something together. Elmo wants to look at a picture of Miles and Gordon shows him a whole slew of them.
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Cartoon "A Number 10 from Tennessee"
Artist: Gene Barretta
(First: Episode 3526)
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Film Three girls do a "One Potato" rhyme.
(First: Episode 3271)
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Cartoon Number Guy: 10 Pigs
(First: Episode 3390)
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Film A girl uses an instant camera to take pictures of her friends, who demonstrate several emotions.
(First: Episode 3582)
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SCENE 6 Elmo now feels better, but still wishes Miles was around to play. Miles and his friends show up to eat at Hooper's, but Miles decides to play with Elmo first.
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Song Jerry Nelson sings "I'm the Big One Now."
(First: Episode 2876)
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Cartoon A lady receives a letter O in the mail, which promptly rolls around her living room.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 3348)
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Film A gymnast twirls ribbons to form the letter O.
(First: Episode 3136)
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Cartoon Soul O
(First: Episode 3375)
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Film Flamingos walk around to classical music. (new child voiceovers added)
(First: Episode 2498)
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Cartoon Bruce the moose invites Toulouse LaGoose over for juice.
(First: Episode 2498)
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SCENE 7 During their game, Big Bird and Zoe come to Elmo to remind him it’s time for their game of tag. Miles doesn’t mind him leaving and plays his dad at basketball.
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Muppets Elmo's World: Balls
(First: Episode 3786)
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SCENE 8 Elmo announces the sponsors as Miles and his dad continue their game.

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