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  • ELMO: [SINGING] La la la la, la la la la, Elmo's world.

  • La la la la, la la la la, Elmo's world.

  • Elmo loves his goldfish, his crayon too.

  • That's Elmo's world.

  • Hi.

  • This is Elmo's world.

  • Yeah.

  • Elmo is very happy to see you.

  • And so is Dorothy.

  • Say hello, Dorothy!

  • Guess what Elmo is thinking about today?

  • Doo-doo-doo-doo!

  • [LAUGHING] That's right.

  • Balls.

  • You know, balls.

  • Dorothy's been thinking about balls, too.

  • And Dorothy has a question.

  • Want Elmo to tell it?

  • OK.

  • [SHOUTING] How do you catch a ball?

  • Good question, Dorothy.

  • Let's watch Mr. Noodle catch a ball.

  • Good question.

  • Come on, shade.

  • SHADE: OK.

  • ELMO: Turn around, Mr. Noodle.

  • CHILDREN: Turn around.

  • ELMO: Yeah, no, you've got to turn around to catch the ball.

  • CHILDREN: You've got to catch the ball.

  • ELMO: Yeah, that's good, Mr. Noodle.

  • CHILD: Clap your hands.

  • Catch the ball.

  • ELMO: Catch the ball.

  • Yeah, come on, Mr. Noodle, you can do it.

  • Almost, Mr. Noodle.

  • Try again.

  • Catch the ball.

  • CHILD: You can do it.

  • ELMO: No-- not-- where are you going?

  • Wow.

  • That's a big catcher's mitt.

  • CHILD: Yeah, really big.

  • ELMO: Boy, you're going to really catch it now.

  • CHILD: Oh, yeah.

  • ELMO: That's the ball, Mr. Noodle.

  • Catch it!

  • CHILD: Way up!

  • CHILD: You can do it.

  • ELMO: Look, catch it, Mr. Noodle!

  • CHILD: Almost, almost.

  • ELMO: Boy, it's really heavy.

  • Where you going now?

  • Mr. Noodle!

  • CHILD: A butterfly net.

  • There's no butterflies.

  • ELMO: Oh, Mr. Noodle.

  • You can't catch a ball with a butterfly net.

  • CHILD: No.

  • ELMO: Mr. Noodle.

  • Mr. Noodle!

  • He hit it!

  • He hit the ball!

  • Now he's doing baseball!

  • Safe!

  • Use your hands, Mr. Noodle.

  • That's right.

  • CHILDREN: Yeah.

  • ELMO: You can do it!

  • CHILDREN: Yay!

  • ELMO: Uh-oh.

  • Mr. Noodle.

  • Mr. Noodle.

  • CHILDREN: Mr. Noodle!

  • ELMO: Dorothy wants to ask someone else.

  • How do you catch a ball?

  • GIRL: You have to spread your arms out and catch a ball.

  • BOY: You put your arms out and when the ball is coming right

  • at you, you squeeze your hands.

  • See?

  • BOY: Dorothy.

  • This is how you catch a ball.

  • ELMO: Thank you, Dorothy.

  • Now, let's ask a baby.

  • Baby, baby.

  • Hello.

  • How do you catch a ball?

  • Thank you, baby!

  • Mwah.

  • And now, Elmo has a question for you.

  • How many bounces will this ball bounce?

  • Let's count them and see.

  • ELMO AND CHILDREN:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14,

  • 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28.

  • 28 bounces, yay!

  • That as great counting, everybody.

  • And that was some great bouncing ball.

  • Oooh, Elmo loves some other things

  • besides balls that bounce.

  • And things that don't bounce, too.

  • Want to see?

  • Good!

  • Drawer.

  • Oh, ha ha ha.

  • Ha ha ha.

  • Eggs don't bounce.

  • But they're delicious to eat for breakfast.

  • Babies in bouncy seats bounce.

  • Phone books don't bounce.

  • Birthday cakes don't bounce.

  • Telly doesn't bounce unless he's on a pogo stick.

  • See?

  • Some things bounce besides balls.

  • But what if balls weren't so bouncy?

  • Elmo wants to know.

  • How can Elmo find out?

  • Oh, yeah.

  • That's right.

  • Elmo can watch the ball channel.

  • TV.

  • ANNOUNCER: The ball channel.

  • Bouncy, bouncy balls, all the time.

  • BALL: And now, if balls didn't bounce.

  • Roll them.

  • DOG: If balls didn't bounce.

  • If balls didn't bounce, basketball

  • would be boring and impossible.

  • Tennis would be terrible.

  • People would get tense and testy.

  • Little children wouldn't be able to bounce a ball at all.

  • CHILD: Waah.

  • DOG: Handball would be horrible.

  • And that is what would happen if balls didn't bounce.

  • Bouncing is good!

  • Sometimes it's too good.

  • The end.

  • ANNOUNCER: That's ball, folks.

  • ELMO: Wait, no!

  • But-- but-- Elmo wants to learn more about balls.

  • Oh.

  • How could Elmo learn more?

  • [KNOCKING]

  • ELMO: Huh?

  • Who could that be?

  • BALL: Hi.

  • ELMO: Hi!

  • BALL: Want to talk to a ball?

  • ELMO: Yeah!

  • Elmo can talk to a ball.

  • BALL: Well, let me tell you a little bit about myself.

  • I'm a beach ball.

  • ELMO: Well, is it fun being a beach ball?

  • BALL: Oh, oh.

  • It's a ball.

  • ELMO: Ha ha ha!

  • That's funny.

  • BALL: Hey, see how light and airy I am.

  • Go ahead, pick me up.

  • Huh, huh?

  • ELMO: Yeah.

  • BALL: I'm filled with lots of air, all inside me.

  • And you see?

  • That helps me to bounce up and down.

  • ELMO: Oh, oh.

  • Well, Elmo knows all about bouncing.

  • BALL: Really?

  • ELMO: Elmo likes to bounce up and down too.

  • BALL: Let's see.

  • Good bouncing, Elmo.

  • And it's fun, too.

  • ELMO: Yeah!

  • What else-- what else do balls do besides bouncing?

  • BALL: Ah, well, balls roll.

  • Yeah, watch this.

  • ELMO: OK.

  • BALL: Wow.

  • Wow.

  • Wow.

  • Whoa.

  • ELMO: How does a ball do that?

  • BALL: Oh, well, you see, I'm round.

  • Yeah, that's how.

  • ELMO: Oh, yeah, like a circle.

  • Exactly.

  • Yeah.

  • FOOTBALL: Hey, not all balls are round, you know.

  • ELMO: Who said that?

  • BALL: Oh, that's football.

  • FOOTBALL: See.

  • I'm not completely round like that beach ball.

  • ELMO: Yeah.

  • Elmo sees that.

  • Is it fun to be a football?

  • FOOTBALL: Eh, I get my kicks.

  • BALL: Hey, you know, there are lots

  • of different kinds of balls for playing

  • lots of different kinds of games.

  • FOOTBALL: 4, 18, 22, hike.

  • BALL: Yeah, footballs are for playing football.

  • ELMO: Oh, wow.

  • Oh, look, look, look.

  • Dorothy is imagining Elmo playing football.

  • Yay!

  • Yay!

  • ANNOUNCER: There are ping pong balls for playing ping pong.

  • ELMO: Hey!

  • ANNOUNCER: There are golf ball for playing golf.

  • ELMO: Fore!

  • ANNOUNCER: And miniature golf.

  • ELMO: Ah.

  • BALL: You see?

  • You couldn't play any of those games without balls.

  • Nobody could.

  • ELMO: Hey, hey hey.

  • Elmo wanted to find out what a beach ball would

  • look like without air inside.

  • BALL: Don't look at me.

  • ELMO: So Elmo made a video with this camera.

  • It's called "Squishing The Air Out of A Beach Ball," by Elmo.

  • TV, TV where are you?

  • There you are.

  • HARRY: Here we go.

  • Ah ha.

  • Ta da!

  • ELMO: And that's squishing the air out of a beach ball.

  • HARRY: Hi, mom.

  • ELMO: Good squishing, Harry.

  • HARRY: Thanks.

  • ELMO: Thank you, TV.

  • Oh, boy.

  • Look at that.

  • Elmo likes the beach ball better with lots of air in it.

  • It's more fun to play with, and it bounces better.

  • Look.

  • And Elmo really likes to play ball.

  • Some of Elmo's friends like to play ball, too.

  • Elmo's friend Michelle played catch with her daddy

  • the other day.

  • Michelle told Elmo all about it.

  • Michelle went to the beach to play catch with her daddy.

  • Catch is a good game to play outside.

  • Michelle's daddy threw Michelle the ball.

  • She almost caught it.

  • Michelle is still learning.

  • Uh-oh.

  • Oops, almost.

  • The whole thing about playing catch is you have to catch it

  • and throw it.

  • Nice catch, Michelle.

  • It takes a lot of practice.

  • Michelle caught the ball!

  • Yay, Michelle!

  • Michelle is getting better and better.

  • Yeah.

  • They play catch for a while, then

  • Michelle's daddy caught Michelle.

  • Good catch, Daddy.

  • And that's how Elmo's friend played ball.

  • Elmo really likes balls, too.

  • So does Dorothy.

  • That's why Dorothy wants to sing the ball song.

  • Yay!

  • Here we go.

  • [SINGING] Doo-doo-doo, ball, ball, ball.

  • Ball, ball, ball.

  • Ball, ball, ball, ball, ball.

  • Ooh, there's the word ball.

  • Follow the bouncing ball and sing if you want to.

  • [SINGING] Ball, ball, ball, ball, ball, ball, ball, ball,

  • ball.

  • [SHOUTING] Ball!

  • Ball!

  • Ball!

  • [SINGING] Ball, ball, ball.

  • Ball, ball, ball.

  • Ball, ball, ball, ball, ball, ball, ball, ball.

  • Ball, ball, ball.

  • Good bye, ball.