January 4, 2001
Teeth is the 24th episode of Elmo's World.
What is Elmo Thinking about Today?
Elmo opens his closet door to reveal shelves full of chattering teeth, which all fall on top of him.
Mr. NoodleDorothy wants to know how you take care of your teeth. Mr. Noodle's brother Mr. Noodle demonstrates by shoving a tube of toothpaste into his mouth and gets himself covered in toothpaste before he begins to brush his eyelids, hair, ears, and finally his teeth with his electric toothbrush.
Dorothy Wants to Ask Someone Else
Kids brush their teeth and eat carrots to show how they can take care of their teeth as a baby gums on a biscotti.
Since Dorothy, Elmo, and babies don't have teeth, Elmo wants to know what has teeth and what doesn't. Birthday cakes don't, but you use your teeth to eat a birthday cake. Birds don't - they have beaks. Benny Rabbit appears in an answer that bunnies have teeth and says "That's Benny! Not Bunny!"
The Count shows Elmo how he brushes his two teeth with a special toothbrush.
Elmo Has a Question for You
Elmo counts four apples eaten by a set of teeth in his new video game which shares a close resemblance to Pac-Man. The game ends with a teeth bursting from the bang as Elmo shouts "Bonus Points!"
Elmo's friend Nicholas tells Elmo all about his first trip to the dentist. The dentist tells him he has twenty teeth and uses a camera to show him what they look like on a small TV.
The Teeth Channel airs "All About Teeth" with the Tooth Fairy. She describes the process of growing and losing your first teeth, and how she leaves a quarter for each tooth lost. Coming up next: To Tell the Tooth, followed by Tooth or Consequences.
Elmo talks to a very smart wisdom tooth. She tells Elmo all about what teeth do, even if it is a bit of a grind.
Tickle Me Land
Dorothy imagines Elmo as a beaver, a shark and an elephant.
- Beginning with this episode, the ascending twang sound affect is mixed with a lower pitched ascending slide sound effect. The descending twang sound effect is still the same until Bicycles, when the closing got updates.
- The film scene was cut in international broadcasts.