January 12, 2001
Hands is the 25th episode of Elmo's World.
What is Elmo Thinking about Today?
Elmo opens the door to see a clip of kids applauding. A video montage shows children playing hand games and doing things with their hands.
Mr. NoodleDorothy has a blue hand decoration in her fish bowl. She wants to know how to wash your hands. Mr. Noodle's brother Mr. Noodle puts his foot, face and elbows in the sink before washing his hands.
Dorothy Wants to Ask Someone Else
Kids wash their hands with bar soap and liquid soap. Elmo asks a baby with a bowl of water.
Elmo asks the viewer to help him count the number of times a bongo player hits his drums. The bongo player hits his drums 20 times and gives Elmo a high five.
Telly and Baby Bear play pattycake.
Elmo wants to know what has hands and what doesn't. Horses don't, they have hooves, pineapples don't, but you can touch the spikes on a pineapple. Clocks have clock hands to tell time. Rosita appears in an answer that monsters have hands. Then she uses her hands to play her guitar.
Elmo's friend David, his mommy and friend Lauren go to the zoo, where he teaches Lauren the American Sign Language signs for the animals they see. Since David is deaf, Elmo narrates.
The Hands Channel has Mandy sing about all the things hands can do.
Elmo talks to a hand (Roscoe Orman). The hand lets Elmo count its fingers, scratches Elmo's back, acts as a shadow puppet and snaps.
Tickle Me Land
Dorothy imagines Elmo doing a handstand, playing handball, and multiple Elmos conducting and playing in an orchestra.
The film scene was cut.
- A live-hand Elmo puppet was used, and the hand Elmo consults at the end of the segment was Roscoe Orman's, and featured his voice.
- The Elmo conducting the orchestra was loosely based on famed conductor Arthur Fiedler.