|Gina takes the day off to spend time with Elmo|
|Air date||April 2, 2002|
|Season||Season 33 (2002)|
|Written by||Belinda Ward|
|SCENE 1||Big Bird and the kids pretend that they're elephants. When The Elephant shows up, he teaches them to do "The Elephant Dance."|
| ||Muppets|| Monster Clubhouse|
The monsters have roll call and do the "Hop Hop Stop" dance. Today's Snack Time is a peanut butter sandwich large enough for an Elephant, and the Furry Animal Sound of the Day is "cow."
|Muppets|| The Number of the Day: 10|
|Cartoon|| Ten water-skiing hippos.|
(First: Episode 4005)
|Animation|| A butterfly has fun with 10 flower petals.|
Artist: Misseri Studio
| ||SCENE 2||Gina locks up her clinic for her day off, which she will be spending with Elmo. He has their day all mapped out - first, they'll say the alphabet, then have lunch, then head to the movies to see Planet of the Chickens. A camel and rooster interrupt, in need of Gina's help, so Elmo gives her an elaborate disguise. It works and the two recite the alphabet in peace.|
|SCENE 2 cont'd||The two eat their lunch, when Oscar reports a problem - Lassie, his pet goat, hasn't been eating any of his trash. Lassie instead eats Gina's fake beard, then makes off with her sandwich. Elmo offers her half of his.|
|SCENE 2 cont'd||Elmo and Gina arrive at the movie theater (populated by birds of all types). The Elephant wishes to get some popcorn before the flick begins, but can't get out of his chair. Gina and Elmo help free him, but by now, the movie is about to begin and he doesn't want to miss anything while at the snack bar. Gina offers to share some of her popcorn and he slurps it all down. Elmo shares his with her now.|
|SCENE 2 cont'd||The two return to Sesame Street, where Elmo falls asleep from all he's done today.|
|Song|| Cookie Monster sings "What is Friend?" over scenes of a kid playing with his friend.|
(First: Episode 3886)
| ||Muppets|| Journey to Ernie|
Big Bird sets off on a Journey To Ernie. First, Big Bird looks for Ernie's box by dancing at the discotheque.
|Film||A Wegman dog looks for a place to sit in a movie theater.|
|Muppets|| Journey to Ernie|
Big Bird looks for Ernie's box in the supermarket.
|Cartoon|| Edgar Turtle sings "Hey Diddle Diddle."|
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 2404)
|Muppets|| Journey to Ernie|
Big Bird tries to catch Ernie's box using the penguins' pattern. We found him!
|Muppets / Celebrity|| Ernie and Aaron Neville sing "I Don't Want to Live on the Moon."|
(First: Episode 3242)
Come back tomorrow for another Journey to Ernie.
|Muppets|| The Letter of the Day: J|
Cookie Monster jumps along with a jumping cookie with the letter J on it. Upon "tiring" the cookie out, he chows down on it.
(First: Episode 3993)
|Animation|| Planet J/j|
(First: Episode 2833)
|Film|| J, for jiggle, juggle, jump, joy.|
(First: Episode 3396)
|Muppets|| The Spanish Word of the Day: hola|
Everyone tells Grover "hola," (hello) but he doesn't know what it means. Maria tells him, but now there's no one for Grover to say hola to... except the viewer.
(First: Episode 3996)
|Muppets|| Elmo's World: Games|
(First: Episode 3967)
|SCENE 3||Big Bird announces the sponsors as he, the kids and the elephant continue the "Elephant Dance."|
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