Sesame Street
Elmo's Zoo
Air date January 5, 2000
Season Season 31 (2000)
Written by Ian Ellis James
Sponsors R, 12
Syndication 123 Sesame Street
PBS Sprout

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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Elmo is reading a book about zoo animals, and makes the noises of each animal. Maria tells him that she loves going to the zoo.
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Cartoon Name That Sound: identify animal sounds.
(First: Episode 3587)
Averyshortspeech
Muppets Big Bird recites a short poem introducing the letter of the day.
(First: Episode 3834)
R-menu
Song "Letter R Menu"
(First: Episode 3526)
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Cartoon A piece of paper unfolds itself to show R, r, Rr.
(First: Episode 3127)
Rhino Limerick
Cartoon R for Rhinoceros (poem)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1151)
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SCENE 2 Elmo asks Maria to take him to the zoo, but she's too busy working in the Fix-It Shop.
2096b
Cartoon A kid has a zoo in him.
(First: Episode 0783)
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Muppets The dark-bearded half of the Two-Headed Monster wakes up to argue with itself over whether to go to the zoo or the playground. The two both end up taking naps instead.
(First: Episode 1475)
AnimalTshirt
Animation Can you find the animals hiding in the T-shirt? (voiceover by David Rudman)
Aritst: Deanna Morse
(First: Episode 2873)
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SCENE 3 Elmo brings the zoo to Maria by dressing up as a lion and a monkey. He gets tired of alternating between the two, so Maria suggests he find some more friends to dress up as animals.
KidsStory
Film / Animation A class makes up a story about going to the zoo, which is told through animation based on the kids’ drawings.
(First: Episode 3328)
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Cartoon Rubber Stamp #12
(First: Episode 2932)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentSamantha says she'll count to eleven for Grover, but she can't help getting to twelve.
(First: Episode 3526)
Ladybugpicnic
Cartoon "Ladybugs' Picnic"
(First: Episode 0416)
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SCENE 4 Elmo recruits Baby Bear to dress up as a zoo animal... something other than a bear. Baby Bear decides to dress up as a monkey.
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Film Jaws spoof with the letter R.
(First: Episode 3351)
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Cartoon Autumn leaves form an R.
(First: Episode 3110)
ToMarket
Film A visual representation of the nursery rhyme "To Market" with Wegman's dogs.
(First: Episode 3543)
Cookiebunny
Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: Cookie Monster appears to Ernie as the Cookie Bunny.
(First: Episode 1147)
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Film Puzzle pieces make a video of a bear.
(First: Episode 3085)
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SCENE 5 Rosita joins Elmo and Baby Bear by becoming a bear.
AfricanAnimalAlphabet
Animation "The African Animal Alphabet"
(First: Episode 3396)
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Muppets Big Bird recites a poem about the sun.
(First: Episode 3357)
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Film A boy recites his poem, "Rabbits, Trees and Water."
(First: Episode 3837)
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SCENE 6 Gina, Devon and Devon's live rabbit sing "Three of These Things" with Elmo, Rosita and Baby Bear.
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Film A gardener trims a bush to form a giraffe.
(First: Episode 3138)
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Celebrity Denyce Graves sings "Sing" with some penguins.
(First: Episode 3848)
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Cartoon The Bellhop has to make 12 wake-up calls.
(First: Episode 2529)
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Muppets Big Bird asks to see that number one more time.
(First: Episode 3247)
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Film Ornate 12s sail through the air.
(First: Episode 3274)
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SCENE 7 Elmo tells Maria that the zoo also has "Tigers and monkeys and bears." "Oh my!" Maria replies, in a reference to The Wizard of Oz. Baby Bear and Rosita parade by dressed in their costumes, while Devon and his rabbit have dressed as a giraffe and a leopard, respectively. Sara is an elephant, and a penguin dresses as a business man on vacation visiting the zoo.
Ewexercise-swim
Muppets Elmo's World: Exercise
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SCENE 8 The cast signs off.


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