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The Great Numbers Game is a 1998 Sesame Street direct-to-video compilation. Elmo, Telly Monster, Gabi and Alice have to find the numbers from 1 to 20 in order to win "The Great Numbers Game".

The video is a companion piece to The Alphabet Jungle Game.


Picture Segment Description
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FRAME 1 Elmo, Telly, Gabi and Alice find the word START. Telly says that maybe it is the start of a big circus with elephants, tubas, and triangles. So they start the Start to see what happens. They start to fly and land in a magical forest. A piece of paper on a tree tells them that they're in a game where they have to find the numbers 1 to 20. The gang start looking for clues and Elmo spots a bridge in the air. So they pull it down and cross it. Telly spots the number 1 on the flag of a castle.
Cartoon Kids count one duck in the pond
(First: Episode 3095)
Song Donnie Budd sings a two-step for pairs of animals.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0342)
Animation Three taxi chairs (different music and voices added)
(First: Episode 3119)
Animation Egyptian #4
(First: Episode 3306)
Cartoon A girl's mom can dribble 5 balls.
(First: Episode 3448)
Cartoon 5s are found in an icy environment.
Artist: Joey Ahlbum
(First: Episode 3300)
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FRAME 2 Telly warns Elmo that a giant cookie is coming his way and the cookie starts chasing him.
Song Six circus balls
(First: Episode 3001)
Song The Alligator King
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0411)
Song Rap #7
(First: Episode 2506)
Cartoon "Captain Spacey" counts 8 planets until the 25-cent rocket machine runs out of juice.
(First: Episode 3554)
Elmo warns her and her mother to watch out for the cookie at the end.
Animation The King of Eight
(First: Episode 0225)
Song "Nine Chickens"
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 3382)
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FRAME 3 Now Elmo and Telly have to get to 10. Gabi says that they have to jump on some moving platforms to ride their way. Elmo goes first, then it's Telly's turn, but he misses the second platform and falls back through 9's Nine Chickens segment, then 8's Captain Spacey segment, where he finds a skateboard and tells Elmo that he'll ride it through 9 and meet him back at 10.
Animation Ocean countdown 10-1
(First: Episode 2848)
Song "A Number 10 from Tennessee"
Artist: Gene Barretta
(First: Episode 3526)
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FRAME 4 Telly asks Elmo what number is next as he skates by and Elmo answers 11.
Animation Clown Honking #11
(First: Episode 3196)
Animation Counting up to 11 (African masks)
(First: Episode 3151)
The cookie chases Telly on his skateboard at the start.
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Song "Pinball Number Count" (#12)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0985)
Song "Counting Alarm Clock"
(First: Episode 3090)
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FRAME 5 Telly and Elmo warn Gabi that the cookie is after her and Gabi runs for her life.
Animation Masked March #13
(First: Episode 3378)
Song A mouse riding an armadillo in the western desert sings "Lucky Thirteen."
(First: Episode 2828)
Cartoon The lightning bugs at the Glowworm Jamboree display the numbers 1-14.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 3515)
Cartoon "Fourteen Desert"
Artist: Joey Ahlbum
(First: Episode 3267)
Song "Mother Brown's Farm (Number Fifteen Song)"
(First: Episode 2693)
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FRAME 6 Telly and Elmo warn Alice about the cookie too and that it's bigger.
Animation Rubber Stamp #15
(First: Episode 2945)
Song I've Got the "Sixteen Blues"
(First: Episode 2755)
Gabi exclaims "The cookie's headed for 17!" at the end.
Animation Seventeen derby hats drop onto a balloon head.
(First: Episode 2820)
Song A spoof of Alice Cooper's "Eighteen" - the number of sandwiches the singer has to choose from.
(First: Episode 2859)
The cookie finally gets eaten by the gang at the end and Elmo says "Good cookie!"
Animation 19 kernels of popcorn pop.
(First: Episode 2855)
Cartoon Number Creatures #20
(First: Episode 2687)
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FRAME 7 The gang finally arrive at the number 20 on a rainbow and decide to play the game again. So they run all the way back to the START button. Then, the credits roll.


  • On the 2004 Australian VHS and DVD releases, year of production is incorrectly listed as 2000.


International releases