|Elmo Falls in Love with Gina|
|Air date||April 8, 2003|
|Season||Season 34 (2003)|
|Written by||Luis Santeiro|
|SCENE 1||In Gina's veterinarian office, Elmo has brought his goldfish Dorothy in for a checkup. After the checkup, Gina offers to carry the goldfish bowl out for Elmo, despite that she has a waiting room full of impatient animals. Elmo thinks Gina is nice to care for Dorothy, and begins to realize he's in love with her.|
|SCENE 1, cont'd||Gina carries Dorothy to the arbor, and she gives Elmo a hug. Rosita comes by and notices how lovestruck Elmo is. Elmo tells Rosita that he wants to marry Gina and live together with their "fish-baby" Dorothy. Rosita encourages Elmo to tell Gina how he feels. However, Elmo's too shy to say it, so Rosita suggests that he sing Gina a love song. Rosita, on guitar, and Elmo practice a song with the Spanish word "Amor" for love. They then play the song in Gina's office, but Gina doesn't know the music is for her.|
|SCENE 1, cont'd||In the Arbor, Big Bird notices Rosita and Elmo and learns about their situation. Big Bird suggests that food is a good way to show love, since his Granny Bird sends him birdseed food to show that she loves him. Elmo likes the idea and gets a pizza with the word "love" spelled out in pepperoni. When he delivers the pizza, a pig eats it before Gina can see it.|
|SCENE 1, cont'd||Elmo decides that the only way to get a veterinarian's attention is to disguise himself as an animal. But he can't figure out which animal to be, so he dresses up as four animals at once: "A chicken-kitten-cow-bunny!" He waits a long time in the waiting room for his turn, where he finally confesses his love for Gina. Gina thinks that is sweet, but explains to Elmo that three-year-olds can't marry grown-ups. She gives an example of how Maria, Luis, Gordon, and Susan are married, but they are all grown-ups. Gina says that the love that they have is a friendship love and that she will love him no matter what. Then, Gina does a check-up on the chicken-kitten-cow-bunny at Elmo's request.|
|Animation|| Colored birds bring color to a paper world as "Frère Jacques" plays.|
(First: Episode 3983)
|Muppets|| Muppet & Kid Moment — Grover asks Chelsea, What is love?|
(First: Episode 2397)
|Muppets|| The Number of the Day: 2|
Two tubas in tutus, tapdancing, show up after The Count learns that the number of the day is 2.
(First: Episode 3992)
|Cartoon|| The Country Fiddler—The Two-Step|
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0342)
This is the final airing of a "Donnie Budd" sketch on the show.
|Film|| The McDouble twins display pairs of things.|
(First: Episode 3217)
|Animation|| A child draws a picture of a dog, who goes over and under.|
(First: Episode 3147)
|SCENE 2||Gabi, Elmo, and some Kids including Tyler James Williams sing the "The Weird Animal Song"|
|Animation|| "Step right up and find my voice!" A girl plays a carnival game in which she pushes buttons to identify which sound each animal makes.|
Artist: Lisa Crafts
(First: Episode 3736)
|Muppets|| Journey to Ernie: Barnyard|
Big Bird looks for Ernie at a barnyard by asking questions to the animals there.
|Muppets|| Ernie and Bert: Bert sings "The Paperclip."|
(First: Episode 2578)
|Muppets|| Hero Guy|
Hero Guy builds a Hero Snowman Guy. It snows too hard, so Baby Bear draws the rising sun. Hero Snowman Guy saves himself from the heat by flying to Alaska.
(First: Episode 3991)
|Muppets|| The Letter of the Day: Q|
Cookie Monster eats the little stemmy part of the Letter Q Cookie, and Prairie Dawn thinks it is the letter O.
(First: Episode 3982)
|Film|| Girls do a hand-clap game about the letter Q.|
(First: Episode 3322)
|Cartoon|| An airplane skywriter makes the letter Q.|
(First: Episode 3906)
In the Sprout version, this segment is placed immediately after the "Letter of the Day" segment.
|Muppets / Celebrity||Laura Bush comes to Sesame Street to read Elmo, Big Bird and the kids a book called, "Wubba Wubba Woo."|
|Cartoon|| Jerry Nelson sings "In My Book."|
(First: Episode 2983)
|Muppets||The Spanish Word of the Day: Telly asks what Por Favor means and Rosita answers please. So Telly asks the question and says please and Rosita answers please again. Telly is starting to get impatient until Rosita explains that Por Favor means please in Spanish.|
|Muppets||Elmo's World: Ears|
|SCENE 3||Big Bird and the kids make lion-bird sounds as they announce the sponsors. Gladys the Cow comes by and they make cow-pig-kangaroo sounds.|
|Cartoon|| Q for Quarter|
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 1176)
This segment is added before the Laura Bush segment in the Sprout version.
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