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Sesame Street
Elmo Mails a Letter
Air date November 18, 2021
Season Season 52 (2021-2022)
Production May 2021[1]
Sponsors H, 2


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Elmo and Tango introduce the theme of community helpers.
SCENE 1 Elmo is really excited to mail his first letter. He just needs to wait for the mail carrier to get here. They meet up with Oscar and the mail carrier, who introduces herself (Angela Hampton). Oscar asks the mail carrier to have his mail "get lost", which scares Elmo into thinking his letter will get lost. The mail carrier assures him by saying that as long as he has an address on it, it won't get lost. Elmo is pleased that he put an address and stamp on.
SCENE 1 (cont'd) Elmo is ready to mail his letter until he realizes the interior of the mail box is very dark, which scares him as he thinks his letter will be damaged if placed inside. The mail carrier decides to help Elmo by taking him to the post office. This leads to a conversation about "everyday heroes": people who are kind and helpful. Elmo mails his letter and they leave...


SCENE 1 (cont'd) They arrive at the post office, after which Elmo asks what will happen to his letter. The mail carrier shows Elmo a video all about it. It shows how letters are sorted on a conveyor belt by their zip code and then are delivered by a mail carrier. Elmo gets to be the assistant mail deliverer, which he is very excited about. They deliver the letters to an assortment of mail boxes, the way they know which letter goes in which is by the numbers and letters.


SCENE 1 (cont'd) They then deliver mail to a bunch of other residents of Sesame Street: a package for Rosita's abuela, a box of cookies for Cookie Monster, a wand for Abby's mother, and finally, a letter for Tango, the same letter he mailed in the beginning.
Muppets I Wonder, What If, Let's Try
Reporter Elmo is looking around the neighborhood for community helpers, when he stumbles upon Grover, who is a self-proclaimed community helper. He is also a reporter. They both attempt to sign off, but end up doing it at the same time.

Muppets Elmo and friends sing and clap as they find out the letter of the day - H.
(First: Episode 5034)
Celebrity Jon Batiste and Elmo sing about the heroes in your neighborhood.
SCENE 2 Elmo and Rosita talk about different types of community helpers, until they hear the Foodie Truck...

Muppets Cookie Monster's Foodie Truck
A family is helping the community by picking up trash, but they need something to eat while they work, so they ask for something with blueberries. Gonger decides to make blueberry trail mix, but the blueberry container is empty. Cookie explains that they are in a safe location that only he is aware of: his stomach. Gonger, annoyed, decides to go to the blueberry farm to get more.
Muppets Elmo and Abby pose as astronauts and sing about finding the number of the day by counting Martians. Today, there are 2.
(First: Episode 5013)

Cartoon Elmo & Tango's Mysterious Mysteries
Elmo and Tango solve the mystery of whom a mailed wheel is addressed to.
SCENE 2 Elmo and Tango sign off while Elmo is writing a letter to the mail carrier.


  • This episode was shot on-location in Jackson Heights in Queens, New York.[1]


  1. ↑ 1.0 1.1 The Washington Post USPS gets a little muppet magic from Elmo November 17, 2021

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