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Elmo wants to be like Gordon
Air date October 22, 2008
Season Season 39 (2008)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Production February 4 & 26, 2008
Sponsors I, 12
Syndication PBS Kids Sprout
Releases Elmo's Favorite Stories, The Best of Elmo 4, Hulu


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN What's the Word on the Street?: Mustache

SCENE Gordon walks out of Hooper’s, says hi to Murray Monster and welcomes the viewer. He continues walking down the street and says hi to Elmo, who thinks Gordon is great. He gets an idea and runs off.

SCENE cont’d Gordon talks to Oscar, who has to feed his pet pig Spot. Gordon sits down on the stairs to read his newspaper and sees Elmo next to him, wearing the same outfit as him, a false mustache and a brown shower cap. Elmo makes small talk with him, doing an impression of Gordon. He notices that Elmo’s newspaper is upside-down and fixes it. Elmo notes it’s things like that that make him want to be like Gordon.
SCENE cont’d The Count walks by, looking for something to count. He spies Elmo and Gordon on the stoop and counts the two Gordons he sees, their newspapers, their mustaches and one shower cap.
SCENE cont’d As they continue to read the newspaper, Elmo asks if Gordon plans on doing anything else today. Gordon has nothing scheduled, but Elmo wants to do the “Chicken Dance” just like Gordon. Four chickens (who, too, are wearing mustaches and shower caps) come over and do “The Chicken Dance” with Elmo.


SCENE cont’d Big Bird comes over to the stoop and notes Elmo’s resemblance to Gordon. He asks Gordon to read Humpty Dumpty to him. Gordon starts to read, but Elmo intervenes and tells them he wants to read it, just like Gordon, however, Elmo can’t read. Gordon reassures Elmo that he will be able to read when he’s older. Gordon continues the story. Just then, Humpty Dumpty himself shows up, wearing a mustache and shower cap, and tells them that since Gordon read his book so well, he and the knights and horses want to be just like Gordon too! Gordon remarks, “I had no idea it was such fun being me!”
Animation A stack of blocks arranges itself in conjunction with another stack.
(First: Episode 4043)
Celebrity / Muppets Jonah Hill shows Elmo his mustache.
Animation A claymation figure sculpts and styles his hair.
(First: Episode 3934)
Song "Dressed Up" (remake)
(First: Episode 3399)
Insert Telly shows Baby Bear his new vest, which has letters all over it. On the back is the letter of the day, I.
Film Private I investigates the letter of the day. T.R. Knight is Private I, and Leslie Carrara-Rudolph is Iris.
(First: Episode 4120)
Animation Construction equipment make the letter I.


Muppets Murray Has a Little Lamb
Murray's lamb, Ovejita, leads him to another secret escuela with the clues of un bate (a bat), un guante (a glove), y una pelota (a ball). The school turns out to be a baseball school, where kids practice playing baseball. With practice, Murray eventually hits a home run.
(First: Episode 4167)
cut from the Sprout version
cut from the Hulu version
Cartoon A boy and girl look at a Pierre-Auguste Renoir's Boating on the Seine.
(First: Episode 4084)
Muppets Elmo performs “Elmo's Ducks” as his ducks are subtracted one by one.
Film "We have a nice school"... with ducks.
(First: Episode 3144)
cut from the Sprout version
cut from the Hulu version
Insert Baby Bear now has a vest of his own, with numbers all over it. On the back is the number of the day, which is 12.
Film Milo Counting: 12
(First: Episode 3568)
Animation "Counting Stars by 3's"
(First: Episode 4069)
Film A girl attends her yoga class.
Directorial debut of Alan Muraoka.[1]
Song "When You Grow Up"
(First: Episode 2912)
Muppets Grover attempts to sell Mr. Johnson a wig, but when he finally finds one that suits him, it turns out to be a guinea pig.
(First: Episode 3407)
Cartoon A man (Marty Robinson) has a small octopus on his head, but a little boy (Joey Mazzarino) has a big octopus.
Artist: Mo Willems
(First: Episode 3270)
Muppets Elmo's World: Eyes
Insert Telly and Baby Bear help Leela announce the sponsors, which they display on their vests.


Picture Segment Description

Muppets Global Grover: Grover has driven back from South Africa in his wire car. In his film, Niyanja and his cousins make toy cars out of scrap wire.
(First: Episode 4068)
This segment serves as the replacement for "Murray Has a Little Lamb" in the Sprout and Hulu versions.
Muppets / Animation Thomas Twiddlebug is missing a snowshoe (a paper clip), and tries to find it. However, Tina uses the paper clip as a music stand, and Timmy uses it as a backscratcher, and Tessie uses it to mix her batter for a cake. When everything is back to normal, Thomas prepares to go out, only to find that it's a nice sunny summer day.
(First: Episode 4153)
This segment serves as the replacement for the "duck school" film in the Sprout and Hulu versions.



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