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Elmo Falls in Love with Gina
Air date April 8, 2003
Season Season 34 (2003)
Written by Luis Santeiro
Production January 18, 2002
Sponsors Q, 2
Syndication PBS Kids Sprout


Picture Segment Description
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 β€” 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 Donnie Budd sings a two-step for pairs of animals.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0342)
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 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.


Picture Segment Description
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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