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5-02 (38)


April 8, 2003

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Ears is the 38th episode of Elmo's World.

What is Elmo Thinking about Today?


Elmo tries on different pretend ears. A video montage shows children and animals' ears.

Mr. Noodle

Dorothy has a decoration of a goldfish with ears in her fish bowl. She wants to know how you wiggle your ears. Mr. Noodle's brother Mr. Noodle wiggles his nose, toes and entire head.
He finally wiggles his ears by donning a pair of earmuffs with ear-shaped muffs on springs.

Dorothy Wants to Ask Someone Else


Kids wiggle their ears with and without their fingers. Elmo asks a baby wearing earrings.

Video Email


The Elephant, wearing a top hat and tuxedo front, sings "Do Your Ears Hang Low".

Elmo's Question


Elmo asks the viewer to help him count 20 pieces of popcorn popping in a popcorn machine.



Elmo asks yes/no questions about things you can hear with your ears. You can hear a violin when Elmo plays it. You can't hear a birthday cake, but you can hear people sing to you on your birthday. You can't hear an ear of corn, unless it's popcorn. You can't hear a cookie, unless Cookie Monster eats it. Cookie Monster: "Music to me tummy!"



Elmo's friend Emily has a playdate with her deaf friend Alex. He lipreads while they play Go Fish, his mother signs to him at snack time, and he feels the beat to dance.



During the TV portion, Elmo is introduced to "rabbit ears." The Ear Channel shows "The Boy Who Loved His Dog's Ears". Coming up next: The Best Ears of Our Lives, followed by My Favorite Ear.



Elmo talks to a dog-eared Book titled "Animals and Their Ears." The pop-up image of a bunny triggers Tickle Me Land.

Tickle Me Land

Dorothy imagines Elmo as a singing bunny, a cat and a mouse. At the end of the mouse's appearance, the cat chases the mouse across the screen several times, eventually passing the sleeping bunny.


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