Sesame Street
The Mark of Elefante
Air date March 1, 2002
Season Season 33 (2002)
Written by Joey Mazzarino
Directed by Emily Squires
Sponsors E, 1
Releases HBO Kids

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird tells Dorothy and Elmo a fish joke. Together with the kids, they sing and dance the "Glub Glub Blub Blub" fish dance.
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Celebrity Destiny's Child performs "A New Way to Walk" with Grover, Elmo and Zoe.
(First: Episode 3984)
cut from the HBO version See below for more changes.
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Muppets The Number of the Day: 1
After practicing a few times, The Count hits an organ key, and the number is one. One elephant appears.
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Cartoon Number Guy sings "How Many Birds Can Sit on This Wire?" One giant bird provides the answer.
(First: Episode 3338)
cut from the HBO version
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Film Wegman dogs: Batty and Crooky stack wood blocks to make the number 1.
cut from the HBO version (see below)
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SCENE 2 At the Mail-It Shop, Big Bird gets a book in the mail, titled "The Mark of Elefante." Elmo and Big Bird beg Maria to read it to them.
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SCENE 2, cont'd The story is about a town that loves to dance. A witch, played by Oscar, casts a spell that makes everyone fall on the ground when they try to dance.
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SCENE 2, cont'd In the story, the witch says the spell can only be broken by a dancing something that begins with E. They try an egg. A singing guitar player announces the arrival of the masked Elefante.
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SCENE 2, cont'd Elefante breaks the spell by dancing and leaves the Mark of Elefante: the Letter E.
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SCENE 2, cont'd The story is done. Elmo puts on a costume to become Elmofante, and leaves the Mark of Elmofante on the screen.
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SCENE 2, cont'd Elmofante can't get his E off of the screen. The guitar player and Elefante arrive to remove it. The guitar player denies he's Luis. Elefante leaves his mark on a notepad.
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Film An insert about washing elephants at the Bronx Zoo. The song "Splish Splash" is used in part of the segment.
(First: Episode 1934)
cut from the HBO version (see below)
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Muppets Journey to Ernie
Big Bird sets off on a Journey To Ernie. First, Big Bird looks for Ernie's box in the chicken coop.
(First: Episode 3984)
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Film A group of kids paint a mural with the help of a mural artist.
(First: Episode 3007)
cut from the HBO version (see below)
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Muppets Journey to Ernie
Big Bird asks the dinosaur to help him find Ernie's box. We found him!
(First: Episode 3984)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie practices saying "Hola" as he repeatedly opens and shuts the door. To make him stop, Bert convinces him he's mastered it. Ernie starts to practice saying adiós instead.
(First: Episode 3198)
Come back tomorrow for another Journey to Ernie.
cut from the HBO version (see below)
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Muppets Hero Guy
Baby Bear and Hero Guy show how to dance the Bear Family Dance, the Bunny Hop, the Twist and the Swim.
(First: Episode 3982)
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Muppets The Letter of the Day: E
Cookie Monster tries giving the Letter E Cookie to a lion, tiger and bear to protect it from him. However, they want to Eat it, so Cookie protects it from them by eating it himself.
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Cartoon E / e Gregorian chant
(First: Episode 3300)
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Film Letter Garden: E
(First: Episode 3009)
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Muppets The Spanish Word of the Day: gato
A cow tries to help Rosita by illustrating gato, but she isn't a cat. Suddenly Little Murray Sparkles comes by and Rosita replies that this is what gato is.
(First: Episode 3985)
cut from the HBO version (see below)
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Muppets Elmo's World: Sky
(First: Episode 3982)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird reads the sponsors. The Letter E doesn't show up until Elefante puts it up. The credit crawl follows.

Alterations

Picture Segment Description
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Cartoon Kids count one duck in the pond
(First: Episode 3095)
This segment replaces the "Number Guy" cartoon in the HBO Kids version.
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Song "We're Talking 'Bout the Number One"
(First: Episode 3154)
This segment replaces the Wegman dogs film in the HBO Kids version.
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Muppets Kingston Livingston III sings "Just Happy to Be Me."
(First: Episode 3178)
This segment replaces the "Splish Splash" film in the HBO Kids version.
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Film Xiao-Mei from northern China describes a festival at the end of every year that her family participates in. Each day of the festival, there is a new show to watch, a series of parades and lots of food like noodles and dumplings. Women prepare floats for the parade while men dress up as river animals. Xiao-Mei's favorite part or the festival is the lion dance. Xiao-Mei also demonstrates how she can walk on stilts which are strapped to her legs, and hopes someday to dance in the big parade.
(First: Episode 3266)
This segment replaces the Spanish mural film in the HBO Kids version.
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Muppets Ernie and Bert: Bert sings "The Paperclip."
(First: Episode 2578)
This segment replaces the Ernie and Bert sketch in the HBO Kids version.
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Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: "Get the Funky Rhythm"
Part 1
(First: Episode 3000)
This segment replaces the Spanish Word of the Day sketch in the HBO Kids version.


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