|Air date||February 14, 2013|
|Season||Season 43 (2012-2013)|
Elmo and Zoe have an arts and craft play date; but Rocco, Zoe's pet rock, is upset that he doesn't have his own friend to play with. Rocco wants a play date who is round, and has a face and hair. Elmo volunteers to help, and goes off in search of a new friend for Rocco.
First, Elmo comes back with a balloon and uses art supplies to give it a face and hair. Rocco tries to play with Ballon-o, but Balloon-o floats away! Next, Elmo looks for something heavier. He returns with an egg. Elmo decorates the egg with a face, boots, and a hat. But when Rocco tries playing pat-a-cake with his new pal Eggy, it cracks!
Elmo needs to find something round, heavier than a balloon, and less fragile than an egg. He sees Alan reaching for a round sponge and decides to try that. He and Zoe give the sponge a face, and name it Spongerino. Will Spongerino be the perfect play date for Rocco?