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Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland

Elmo's well-worn blue security blanket is his constant companion.  He never goes to bed without it, they are inseparable.  Elmo's blanket companion is easy for most kids to relate to.  It may be a blanket, towel, rabbit or other stuffed animal, whatever little kids will relate.

The special blanket is suddenly removed from Elmo's possession when a tug-of-war breaks out between Elmo and Zoe.  The blanket ends up in Oscar's trash can.  Unwilling to wait for Oscar to return Elmo heads down into the trash barrel and into Grouchland.

In Grouchland Elmo deals with Vanessa Williams as the Queen of Trash and Mandy Patinkin as Huxley, a character who wants everything to belong to him.  The tussle for the blue blanket with Huxley who wants to stamp it with his MINE logo.  Guess who wins?

The characters from Sesame Street, particularly Ernie and Bert, snuggle up to the camera lens like they do at Disney World in 3D and ask the audience to help Elmo with raspberries and cheers.  That interaction draws the kids into the plot as well as the imaginary Grouchland.

Elmo delights everyone, it's a joy to share his adventures with little kids.

Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland


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