March 22, 1999
Water is the 9th episode of Elmo's World.
What is Elmo Thinking about Today?
Elmo opens his door and sees a waterfall. A video montage of kids playing in water follows.
Mr. NoodleDorothy wants to know how people swim in water. Mr. Noodle attempts to swim in a small wading pool, and ends up swimming in midair.
Dorothy Wants to Ask Someone Else
Kids are seen in various stages of learning to swim - with parents, with water wings, and unassisted. When Elmo asks a baby, she splashes in a baby bathtub.
Elmo Has a Question for You
Elmo wants to know how how many raindrops are falling from a cloud.
Elmo asks the viewers what and what doesn't live in water. Dorothy and other fish do. Horses do not, but seahorses do. Telly does not, but he would if he were a fish.
Elmo's friend Jordan uses water to brush her teeth, rinse, wash her face, make oatmeal, feed her dog Buddy, water the plants, take a bath, and drink during the night.
The Water Channel shows "Why Water?" Coming up next: As The Faucet Drips and Wetwork News.
Elmo talks to a glass of water.
Tickle Me Land
Dorothy imagines Elmo sailing, fishing, scuba diving, and surfing.
Elmo's Home Video
Elmo has made a video of Dorothy, since she knows more about living in water than anybody.
- This is the first of the few episodes where an adult appears in the "Ask a Baby" segment.
- From this episode onward, Elmo no longer tells the viewers in quizzes. Instead, he asks the viewers questions.
- The Telly Fish is also seen in the song "Telly's Aquarium", Fish and Episode 3653 of Sesame Street.