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|Format||Children's television series|
|Opening theme||Elmo's World Theme Song (sung to Elmo's Song)|
|Ending theme||The ____ Song (sung to Jingle Bells)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||4|
|No. of episodes||67|
|Running time||20 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Children's Television Workshop (1998-2000)
Sesame Workshop (2000-2009)
|Distributor||Sony Wonder (1998-2007)
Genius Entertainment (2007-2009)
Warner Home Video (2009-present)
|Original channel||PBS (1998-2009)|
|Original run||November 16, 1998– November 10, 2009|
"Elmo's World" is a segment of the children's television show Sesame Street featuring Elmo. It debuted on November 16, 1998. It showed regularly on all episodes of seasons 30 to 42 except 2 episodes of season 38. Production of new segments has since ceased with the last segment appearing on episode 4187 on November 10, 2009.
The segment takes place in a computer animated crayon-drawn room imagined by Elmo. Each episode follows a familiar pattern whereby the theme is introduced with Elmo's pet goldfish, Dorothy (whose tank changes decor for the occasion). When the opening is over he wants everyone to know what subject he is thinking about today. Then, he opens door to see the subject he's thinking about. Mr. Noodle tries to mime the subject (usually unsuccessfully at first). Elmo and Dorothy interact with live children on the subject topic. Elmo will ask a baby about the subject (the running joke is that the baby of course never answers). Elmo then asks the audience a question relating to the subject ("How many _____ can/are ________). Next, Elmo wonders something about the subject and asks questions to the audience ("What can _____ and what can't?", "What _____ and what doesn't?" or "What else ______?") - Knew the answers in the first 10 episodes (except "Transportation" and "Water"). Dorothy will imagine Elmo in fantasy sequences (Tickle-Me Land - A fantasy land full of imaginary clones of Elmo) based on the subject (which are amazingly detailed given the short duration of the sequence), and then a guest muppet related to the subject topic will visit. Various elements in the room – "drawer," "door," "TV," and "computer" – will also contribute videos on the topic, featuring a combination of other muppets, taped live field reports from kids, or animated lecture on the _______ Channel (which all feature the same female voice actor). In Dorothy's imaginations, Elmo is seen as animals such as a rabbit, a cat, a mouse, an elephant and a squirrel and is dressed up in clothes from around the world. The segment always ends with "Dorothy wants us to sing the ______ song," which is a medley of Jingle Bells (all the lyrics changed to the subject name, repeated over and over) and the refrain from "Elmo's Song."
- Dorothy, Elmo's pet goldfish
- Mr. Noodle, Elmo's friend, portrayed by Bill Irwin
- Mr. Noodle's brother, Mr. Noodle, portrayed by Michael Jeter
- Mr. Noodle's sister, Ms. Noodle, portrayed by Kristin Chenoweth
- Mr. Noodle's other sister, portrayed by Sarah Jones
- The Lecture Lady/Bubbles Martin, portrayed by Andrea Martin
Elmers Verden is the Danish version of Elmo's World. It was first shown on TV2 Denmark in the late 1990s and again during the summer of 2002. Around 2004, DR1 bought 45 episodes of the show. The most recent run of it has been on TV2 Denmark during the children's TV show Sesamgade (which also features Elmo).
The voice dubbing for this version is directed by Jens Davidsen, based on translations by the company Tekstkontoret, at the studios of Adaptor D&D. Elmer is voiced by Troels Walther, while Karin Jagd, Amin Jensen, Tom Jensen, Jan Tellefsen, and Gry Trampedach provide additional characters. Walther, Jensen, and Jensen are reprising their roles from Sesam, luk dig op. Any segments with children were dubbed by Viktor Ryle Schack and Olivia Steffe.
Elmo is voiced by Sabine Falkenberg and Dorothy is called "Gloria" in the German dub.
El Mundo de Elmo
Świat Elmo is the Polish version of Elmo's World, which debuted in 1999, and presently airs on the channel MiniMini as part of the Sezamkowy Zakątek programming block.
Elmo's мира is the Russian version of Elmo's World, which debuted in 1998, and presently airs on the channel Toon Disney (Russia) as part of the Ulitsa Sezam programming block.
Elmo is voiced by Tomasz Bednarek while Cezary Nowak, Ilona Kuśmierska, Janusz Wituch, Wojciech Paszkowski, Janusz Zadura, Bartosz Zaborowski, Aleksander Mikołajczak and Alexander Browns dubbing voices.
In Japan it is titled "エルモズワールド" (meaning "Elmo's World") and airs on TV Tokyo. In Korea it is titles "열려라 엘모의 나라" (meaning "Open Elmo's World) and aired on Daekyo TV. In Mideast it is titled "Eler" (meaning "Elmo's World"")