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Bowl With Elmo
Air date June 10, 2021
Season Season 51 (2020-2021)
Sponsors B, 10


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN To introduce the theme of bowling, Rudy imitates what it is like to bowl.
SCENE 1 Elmo, Rudy, and Charlie sit on the stairs thinking about a bowling trip they just got back from. Rudy wishes the bowling alley were closer, so he could bowl all the time. Elmo then wonders if there is a way to bowl on Sesame Street...


SCENE 1 (cont'd) He decides to make a bowling alley out of everyday things. They decide to use pool noodles as lanes, a foam ball as the bowling ball, and empty bottles as pins. They sing a song about the building process. Elmo mentions that it is difficult, to which Rudy says he wishes he had more arms. Then, an octopus shows up to help. They continue the song and Rudy knocks down a pin.

SCENE 1 (cont'd) Elmo is happy with the alley, but wishes he had another team. Conveniently, the T-Rexes (a bowling team) show up and would love to compete with them, so long as they aren't nervous. Elmo, Charlie, and Rudy deny being nervous despite the fact that Rudy is. One of the T-Rexes asks who will keep score and The Count gladly takes the job. The game begins...


SCENE 1 (cont'd) After a slow-mo montage of the teams knocking down pins, the T-Rexes are winning 29-13. It's Elmo's turn, and he gets three more points for his team, but they're still thirteen points behind and the T-Rexes doubt the possibility of them winning. Another slow-mo montage plays, this time, the T-Rexes are getting fewer points than their last turns. The score is now 29-20; if Rudy can get a strike, then they win the whole game.
SCENE 1 (cont'd) Rudy is successful! He gets the strike and wins the game. The T-Rexes congratulate Elmo's team, saying they've never knocked down all the pins before. They decide to play again.
Insert I Wonder, What If, Let's Try
Colton and Tess are building a small bowling alley out of crayons, dominoes, and golf balls.

Muppets Elmo and friends sing and clap as they find out the letter of the day - B.
(First: Episode 5002)
Animation B Is for Bowling -- Talking bowling balls take a bowling lesson from another talking bowling ball.
SCENE 2 Elmo tells the story of what happened to Slimey and mentions Rudy got a strike. Rudy is confused as he does not know what a strike is, but Elmo explains it to him. They then hear a song coming on...

Muppets Super Grover 2.0
An octopus and shrimp have a hard time bowling when their pins keep floating away. In a scuba suit, Super Grover 2.0 dives deep to help them out. He pulls some fruits from his utility sock and makes some hypotheses as to whether they will float or sink. When they fail, he finds nothing else but the bricks keeping him submerged. The bricks turn out to make the perfect pins, so the creatures keep playing as Grover floats to the ocean surface. (shortened intro)
(First: Episode 4519)
Muppets Elmo and Abby pose as astronauts and sing about finding the number of the day by counting Martians. Today, there are 10.
(First: Episode 5012)
Muppets Elmo's World: Sports
SCENE 3 Elmo, Charlie, and Rudy sign off, encouraging the viewer to make their own bowling alley.

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