Production Number

1-10 (10)


April 2, 1999

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Transportation is the 10th episode of Elmo's World.

What is Elmo Thinking about Today?


The Drawer, shade and door make transportation sounds, such as an airplane zooming by, a train's horn, and a truck's horn. Elmo at first calls these "things that take you places" and a train pushes in to make an impression on the door of itself.

Mr. Noodle

Dorothy wants to know how you go places.
Mr. Noodle tries rowing in a canoe on the floor. Since he doesn't have any water, he gears up to go skateboarding.

Dorothy Wants to Ask Someone Else


Kids ride a tricycle, a wheelchair and rollerblades and a baby gets around in a baby carriage.

Elmo Has a Question for You


Elmo counts the wheels on a car. There are four, plus a steering wheel, which makes it five total. The car pulls away doing a wheelie.



Elmo asks yes/no questions to determine what else can take you places. Cows do not unless you're a bird. Birthday cakes do not, but you can ride a bike to a birthday party. Space ships do - to the moon. Big Bird does not, unless he has a wagon.



Elmo's friend Mark and his mother ride a train to visit his grandfather.



The Transportation Channel has the Lecture Lady present a story about a girl who rides various forms of transportation, such as a bus, a train, a plane, a camel, etc. Coming up next: My Mother the Car.



Elmo talks to an Airplane and explains how planes work and how they need a pilot to fly them.

Tickle Me Land

Dorothy imagines Elmo piloting a plane (underscored in the broadcast version with the Peanuts theme), as an engineer driving a train full of Elmos (underscored with "Chattanooga Choo-Choo"), and Elmo rowing a boat and singing "Row, Row, Row Your Boat."

Elmo's Home Video


Ernie pretends to fly around like an airplane.

The Transportation Song


Elmo sings "The Transportation Song."


  • The final episode to use the original, rather pale design of Elmo's World. Beginning with the next episode, the design of Elmo's house was updated and more colorful.


In the digitally-remastered version of this episode as well as international broadcasts, the film and TV scenes were cut. The former was also cut on the DVD release. Also on the DVD release, the Peanuts theme and "Chattanooga Choo-Choo" in the Tickle Me Land scene were replaced with an instrumental version of the "Sesame Street Theme." This edit was also made for international broadcasts.

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Elmo's World Transportation (Perfect Audio)

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