Sesame Street
Elmo in Numberland (remake)
Air date May 9, 2000
Season Season 31 (2000)
Written by Nancy Sans
Sponsors Y, 1 through 10
Syndication 123 Sesame Street
PBS Sprout

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Elmo has written (and stapled) a book called "Elmo in Numberland" which he begins reading to Maria.
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SCENE 1
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In the first chapter, Elmo goes to Numberland to see where all the numbers live. He stops at the House of 1 first, looks in the window, and sees the next segment ...
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Cartoon A girl's mom gives her a 1 from the shelf. "My 1 and only!"
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 3469)
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SCENE 1
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Maria likes the book so far. On the next page, Elmo encounters a clock with number 2s all over it. Out of the clock's doors come two mechanical maids (Ruthie) who chirp "two-two," which means it's a two-two clock.
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SCENE 1
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Before Elmo goes on reading, Maria turns his attention to the next few segments ...
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Film The McDouble twins display pairs of things.
(First: Episode 3217)
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Muppets Telly notices that the book Zoe reads is old-looking and worn. He learns that it's damaged because Zoe loves it so much, regardless of how damaged it is.
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Cartoon Suzie Kabloozie sings about the things she can imagine herself doing "In My Head."
(First: Episode 3526)
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SCENE 2 On the next page of Elmo's story, he becomes a contestant on the "Name That 3" game show! He must choose one out of three boxes, all of which have the number 3 on them. He ends up winning three lemons, which he can use to make lemonade, as seen in the next segment ...
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Cartoon In Egypt, three lemons make lemonade.
(First: Episode 3285)
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SCENE 2
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In the story, after Elmo drinks three glasses of lemonade, he moves on to the next page, in which he encounters the Four Wall. He hears Big Bird calling him, and follows wherever the four arrows point, which always point away from where Big Bird is. Finally, the arrows point downward, and Elmo sees Big Bird in the next segment ...
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Muppets Big Bird sings "I Just Adore Four" on stage with the Oinker Sisters.
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Cartoon Jerry Nelson sings "In My Book."
(First: Episode 2983)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Jordan sings the alphabet for Grover.
(First: Episode 3563)
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SCENE 3 On the next page of the story, Elmo visits the garden of five hiding flowers, which are hard to find, until some kids' faces pop out of them.
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SCENE 3
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Maria is impressed with Elmo's imagination, recounting everything that's happened so far. Elmo leaves to use the bathroom, and she waits for him.
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Cartoon "From Your Head"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 3474)
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Cartoon A girl dances with a tiger.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 3387)
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Muppets / Celebrity *NSYNC performs "Believe in Yourself."
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Cast Construction worker Ruthie tells a co-worker to "Let it down gently" - it's the letter of the day.
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Animation Planet Y / y
(First: Episode 2859)
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Muppets Worms in Space make the letter Y.
(First: Episode 3778)
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Animation Airplanes carve the capital and lowercase letter Y.
(First: Episode 3199)
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SCENE 4 Elmo returns to continue telling the story. On the next page, Elmo visits the Number 6 Circus, and sees the next segment ...
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Animation "Six Circus Balls"
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 3001)
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SCENE 4
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After Elmo watches the circus, he goes over to the next page, which has a bowl with 7 singing goldfish in it, and sings "Seven Goldfish" with them.
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SCENE 4
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On the next page, Elmo visits a tall building, looking for eight of something, which segues into the next segment ...
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Cartoon The Bellhop has to bring 8 steamer trunks down 8 flights of stairs.
(First: Episode 2511)
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Cast Construction worker Ruthie is on her lunch break, when she notices the letter of the day coming again ...
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Film Y for yell, yellow, yodel
(First: Episode 3456)
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Animation Sand Y/y
(First: Episode 0626)
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Song "Jump"
(First: Episode 3136)
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Animation In a painting, a man flips a coin, and it flies in and out of buildings.
(First: Episode 3291)
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SCENE 5 On the next page of the story, Elmo meets the 9 sheep counting man ...
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Cartoon Number Guy: "How Many Sheep Will Jump Over My Bed?" The answer is 9.
(First: Episode 3364)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie can't sleep, because he's afraid of dark shadows and spooky things. Bert comforts him, and the two sing "Imagination" before falling asleep.
(First: Episode 3820)
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Animation Ten Dancing Kids
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 3902)
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SCENE 6 Elmo's book is almost over - on the last page, he meets the number 10, poking his head through the hollow zero on the page. Maria likes the book so much, Elmo lets her have it, and leaves to go feed Dorothy.
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Muppets Elmo's World: Food
(First: Episode 3816)
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SCENE 7 Elmo says he'll be back down to read to Maria again soon. She announces the sponsors, which include the numbers 1 through 10.

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