Sesame Street
Elmo feels jealous of Marco
Air date October 10, 2007
Season Season 38
Written by Christine Ferraro
Sponsors C, 16
Releases Online Streaming


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN "What's the Word on the Street?" -- sigh

SCENE Gina welcomes the viewer to Sesame Street. Elmo is looking forward to playing checkers with her today, but it becomes difficult because Marco needs his mommy's attention. Gina thinks he needs to eat, so she leaves with Marco to get his baby food, leaving Elmo all alone.

Meanwhile, Baby Bear and his little sister Curly are playing a game of tag. Baby Bear asks Elmo if he wants to join, but Elmo sighs and says no. He feels upset that Gina is always busy with Marco. Why does Marco get so much attention while Elmo gets none? Baby Bear explains that Curly needed a lot of attention when she first came home from the hospital after she was born: she had to be fed, dressed and bathed. But eventually she grew, and now she doesn't need as much attention. Baby Bear assures Elmo that the same will happen to Marco, and returns to his game of tag. Elmo comes to the conclusion that one must have to be a baby to get attention, and suddenly becomes inspired ...
When Gina returns from Hooper's with Marco, she finds Elmo sitting in Marco's stroller, pretending to be a baby himself! Gina plays along, but wishes Elmo could be himself again so they can play their game.

Elmo stops pretending, but asks Gina if she really wants to play checkers. She assures Elmo, "I've Got Enough Love to Go Around," and she'll always make special time to be with both of them. And while Marco still needs to be taken care of, Elmo can teach Marco lots of new things and when he's old enough, they can play together and be friends. Elmo starts to show Marco how he and Gina play checkers.
Animation Traction Jackson is sad because his dog Bernie is playing with Margarita instead of him. His grandfather sings him a song about "The Doggone Jealous Blues," after which Margarita invites him to play with them.
Celebrity Sarah Jessica Parker loves to sigh.
Cartoon Suzie Kabloozie sings "Somebody Come and Play."
(First: Episode 3786)
Muppets The Letter of the Day: C

Prairie Dawn and Cookie Monster introduce the letter of the day. While he doesn't intend to eat the letter, Cookie Monster does note that "C" stands for cookie...eventually leading him to do just that.
(First: Episode 4106)

C, You're Cool
Song "Big C and Little C"
(First: Episode 3443)
Animation A strange poem with C words.
(First: Episode 3729)


Muppets / Film Global Grover: Grover returns from having attended school somewhere in Africa. The Elephant has never been to school, so Grover shows him a film about a girl as she prepares to go to school. (First: Episode 2658) After the film, Grover has written the word "boy" on a chalkboard and drawn a picture of a boy. The elephant shows what he has learned by jumping, creating general havoc.
(First: Episode 4031)
cut from the online version
Song "The African Animal Alphabet"
(First: Episode 3396)
Muppets Ernie sings "I Like Laughing When I'm Happy Best of All" with Baby Natasha.
(First: Episode 3847)
Film A group of girls do a playground cheer ("Ooh I'm so happy!").
(First: Episode 3017)
Muppets The Number of the Day: 16
A beauty queen 16 appears after 16 is announced to be the number of the day.
(First: Episode 3997)
Animation Monty counts 16 flowers by 2's in voiceover.
(First: Episode 4053)
Animation Growing Numbers #16
(First: Episode 2996)
Muppets In the style of James Brown, Papa Bear and Baby Bear sing "Papa Bear's Hug."
(First: Episode 3793)
Cartoon A turtle recalls a time he fell in love with a seashell, before realizing it's not alive.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 3715)
Song John Pizzarelli sings about feeling "happy and proud" on your birthday.
(First: Episode 3421)
Muppets Elmo's World: Birthdays
(First: Episode 3940)
Insert Abby Cadabby struggles to announce the sponsors, and depends on the viewer for help.


Picture Segment Description
Film Balloons are popped in front of kids' faces, demonstrating surprise.
(First: Episode 2923)
In the online releases, this segment replaces the "Global Grover" segment.
Muppets Two-Headed Monster shows his emotions.
(EKA: Episode 1982)
In the online releases, this segment also replaces the "Global Grover" segment.

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