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Karli's Life Box
Air date May 13, 2021
Season Season 51 (2020-2021)
Sponsors F, 13


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Elmo is with his mommy and daddy to demonstrate today's topic of families, and he initiates a couple of group hugs.

SCENE 1 In the arbor, Elmo and Abby are drawing pictures of their families. Abby accidentally got a blueberry smoothie smudge on her drawing, so she refashioned it into a doggie. Dalia and Clem stop by and introduce their foster child, Karli, explaining that they're looking after her while her mom gets better. Elmo and Abby welcome Karli as their new friend and neighbor and invite her to draw with them. Dalia and Clem let her stay while they go over to Hooper's Store. In keeping with the theme of families, Karli decides to draw a picture of her mom.

SCENE 1 cont'd Karli and Abby have finished their drawings, and Elmo has embellished his to depict his family playing "monster ball." Karli comments that she loves the sport and once scored three goals in one game. Karli then shows a drawing of her mom, which Elmo and Abby compliment. Karli plans to give the picture to her mom when she next sees her, and in the meantime, it will help her remember her. She gets an idea and takes her new friends to Hooper's Store.
SCENE 1 cont'd Dalia and Clem chat with Chris when Karli and friends come in, looking for a box to collect memories of her mom. Dalia and Clem love the concept, and Chris notes that he has plenty of boxes. Elmo and Abby want to make their own boxes too.



SCENE 1 cont'd Abby fills her treasure box with a dinosaur badge from a trip to the science museum with her dad, a photo of her and Rudy, and the old wing mittens that her mommy knitted. Elmo's box includes some artifacts from his mom and dad, plus his lucky Joe DiMonstrio baseball card. Karli's box contains her mom's scarf, some dried flowers, a puzzle piece, and a bracelet with charms symbolizing things she loves: pizza, seashells, and monster ball. Elmo comments that their boxes look too "boxy," so Karli suggests that they decorate them.
SCENE 1 cont'd The group has finished their boxes when Dalia and Clem return. Karli shows that each decorated side of her box represents a memory: her mom's favorite flowers, their favorite park, musical notes to symbolize her mom's love of music, and a bird because they both love birds. Clem compliments their creativity, and they all go off for a game of monster ball.
Insert I Wonder, What If, Let's Try
Elmo checks in on Izzy and Colton, who show the family treasure boxes they're making.

Muppets Elmo and friends sing and clap as they find out the letter of the day - F.
(First: Episode 5001)
Film F is for Family: A showcase of families of all shapes and sizes.
(First: Episode 4731)
Celebrity Hailee Steinfeld sings "I Wonder, What If, Let's Try."
(First: Episode 5103)
SCENE 2 Elmo and Rosita are drawing their families. Elmo's picture also depicts the ants from his backyard, whom he also considers family. They then hear the sounds of an oncoming Foodie Truck...

Muppets Cookie Monster's Foodie Truck
Mia orders a turkey sandwich for lunch with her sister, who she also calls her best friend. Cookie Monster and Gonger (also best friends) have every ingredient they need except a full bottle of mustard, so they head over to the mustard factory to see how it's made.
Muppets Elmo and Abby pose as astronauts and sing about finding the number of the day by counting Martians. Today, there are 13.
(First: Episode 5004)
Animation A boy counts the 13 people in his family.
Muppets Elmo's World: Grandparents
(First: Episode 4826)
SCENE 3 Elmo, Abby, and Karli sign off, encouraging the viewer to make their own family treasure box.

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