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Sesame Street
The Cute But Not So Fuzzy Four
Air date April 19, 2004
Season Season 35 (2004)
Written by Joey Mazzarino
Sponsors K, 4
Syndication PBS Kids Sprout
Releases Sing It, Elmo!
YouTube (YouTube)


Picture Segment Description
Intro My Favorite Sesame Street Moments: Wendy Wasserstein
Wasserstein talks about how The Dance Lady taught her daughter The Hokey Pokey.
cut from the YouTube version
SCENE Elmo, Grover, Zoe and Rosita are part of a singing group, "The Cute and Fuzzy Four." They have a gig at Hooper's Store, but Zoe's Daddy and Rosita's mother send them home, and Grover has to go to work at Charlie's Restaurant, making the performance impossible. Now Elmo has no band since he cannot sing by himself and wonders what to do.
SCENE, cont'd Meanwhile, Gordon's father (played by Carl Gordon) comes over. Gordon, Miles, and Gordon's father are trying to figure out something they all can do together when they learn that Elmo needs some new singing partners. Elmo asks Miles to participate in the performance, since he is in a singing group. Miles told Elmo that he is spending time with Gordon's father, but Gordon's father tells Miles to sing with Elmo since it is good to help a friend.
SCENE, cont'd When Elmo asks Gordon to join his band, Miles doesn't think that his dad would be in a band because he is not into music. Then Gordon reveals that as a teenager in the 1970s, he was once in a band known as "The Electric Three" with Luis and Bob. The Electric Three perform a rock version of "Rubber Duckie".

SCENE, cont'd When Elmo asks Gordon's father to join the band, Gordon is surprised to learn that his dad was a singer known as "Johnny Uno" and he had a hit song called "Do the Macaroni." He remembers performing the song in 1955 on Sesame Street Bandstand.

SCENE, cont'd The four of them get together that night and perform at Hooper's Store as "The Cute But Not So Fuzzy Four." Everyone on Sesame Street (including Maria, Luis, Ernie, Bert, Telly, Zoe, Prairie Dawn, Susan, Alan, and various other residents) gather in the courtyard to listen to them.
Cartoon Hands embrace the word "LOVE." (new sound effects added)
(First: Episode 0926)
Song "Doing the Family Thing"
(First: Episode 3180)
Muppets The Letter of the Day: K
Cookie Monster teaches Prairie Dawn a new K word, "Kowabunga."
Film Ornate Ks fly through the air to a song.
(First: Episode 2945)
Cartoon A baby kangaroo tries to find his mother. He meets many other alphabet animal pairs, and eventually finds his match.
Muppets The Spanish Word of the Day: sΓ­, no
Does Rosita have time for the Spanish Word Of The Day, or doesn't she?
(First: Episode 3981)
, cut from the YouTube version
Film A boy narrates a film of he and his siblings attending "Deaf Dance Jam", a dance class for the hearing-impaired.
Muppets Journey to Ernie: Musical Instrument Land
(First: Episode 4031)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie has trouble sleeping, so he decides to play his bugle to make himself sleepy. His bugle playing wakes up Bert, however, and Bert tells him to think before he plays the bugle, so Ernie decides to play his drums, but then Bert tells him to think before he does anything.

Muppets Global Grover: Grover and a kangaroo named Sheila return from Australia. In his film, Lenny demonstrates his dugout house. Afterwards, Grover and Sheila try digging a house of their own on Sesame Street, with unforeseen consequences.
cut from the YouTube version
Cartoon Global Thingy
Popcorn Thingy learns to share.
(First: Episode 4044)
Muppets The Number of the Day
The Count counts 4 bats, but their scrambling around doesn't make it easy for him.
Cartoon Number Guy: β€˜β€™β€™How Many Elephants Can You Fit in a Room?’’’ The answer is 4.
(First: Episode 3358)
Celebrity The Count counts the musicians in the Tokyo String Quartet.
(First: Episode 3266)
Muppets Elmo's World: Families
(First: Episode 3975)
Insert The Adventures of Trash Gordon
Chapter 692
Trash drives his spaceship around a giant space chicken, for no other reason than to get to the other side.


  • Although the song that is sung at the performance is "Monster in the Mirror," everybody refers to this song as "The Wubba Wubba Wubba Song," and only a few lyrics are sung, leaving out the "Monster in the Mirror" parts.
  • In this episode, Gordon says that he, Bob, and Luis were in a band during the 1970s. However, the characters were already adults when the series began in 1969, and Luis didn't join the cast until 1971.
  • Luis talks about being in love with Maria, even though they weren't actually in love on the show until 1988.
  • Bob's remark that he hopes that Maria doesn't break up the band is a reference to Yoko Ono breaking up The Beatles.
  • The 2019 YouTube upload of the episode is titled "Elmo's New Band." The "My Favorite Sesame Street Moments" cold open, the "Spanish Word of the Day" sketch and the "Global Grover" sketch are omitted from this version.

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