The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland

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The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland is a 1999 American musical fantasy-comedy film in which a tug-of-war between Elmo and his friend Zoe sends his blanket to faraway Grouchland, a place full of grouchy creatures and the villainous Huxley. Elmo embarks on a rescue mission, learning important lessons about sharing and responsibility.

Directed by Gary Halvorson. Written by Mitchell Kriegman and Joey Mazzarino.
The Good, The Bad and The Stinky.


  • [as Elmo infiltrates his home] That little piece of macrame lives!

Queen of Trash

  • Since I'm a Queen of my word, you're free to go and pursue the blanket or bed covering of your choice.


  • Sharon: You like me! You really like me! Get my good side... Oh, that's right. I don't have a good side.
  • Tiny: [before he can eat Elmo] You're not a worm. You're a teapot! I can't have tea. I haven't had my din-din yet!


Ernie: [humming but notices the audience] Hi there, everybody! Welcome to the movie. Hey, we're so glad you came. Now--
[Bert appears, wearing a bath towel and a showering cap]
Bert: Ernie, Ernie. Listen, I'm going to take a shower. Have you seen my antibacterial soap?
Ernie: No, Bert, I haven't.
Bert: Oh.
Ernie: Now, this movie you're about to see is all about Elmo.
Bert: Who are you talking to?
Ernie: The audience, Bert. They're right there.
Bert: Huh?
[Bert walks up to the screen]
Ernie: See?
Bert: Wow! Look at all those people! Hey, nice cardigan. [laughs]
Ernie: Now, in this movie, Elmo is going to ask for your help. He wants you to talk and play along.
Bert: Uh, how do we start?
Ernie: It's easy. Just count backwards from 10.
Bert: Okay.
Ernie: You see, Bert. That's how you start a movie, Bert.
Bert: Oh!
Ernie: Can you all help us count backwards from ten?
Audience: Yeah!
Ernie: Ready? Yell real loud!
All: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1!
[the film starts]
Bert: Ah!
Ernie: Hey, uh, Bert, don't you think you oughta put some clothes on now?
Bert: What? [shrieks] Ernie!
Ernie: Enjoy the movie, everybody.

Ernie: Who would wanna see a movie with a sad ending, Bert?
Bert: Titanic. Titanic had a sad ending.
Ernie: No, Bert. Uh, roll the film! C'mon, Bert. C'mon.
Bert: Gone with the Wind?
Ernie: No, Bert. No.
Bert: Doctor Zhivago?
Ernie: Shh! Quiet, Bert!

Grizzy: [quietly] Don't let it get around that I'm helping Elmo!
Gordon: So, where is he?
Grizzy: He went to Huxley's!
Oscar: What?! Huxley! First this guy ruined my beautiful Grouchland, and now, he's messin' with my frie...
[everyone is shocked to hear what Oscar just said]
Big Bird: Oscar, were you gonna say "friend"?
Oscar: No. I was gonna say... "French-fried fish-heads"! [everyone else scoffs in disagreement] All right. So the little stink ball is my friend. Oh, I gotta go do somethin' about this!

Gordon: [in jail] Hey! Can we get some water in here? [gets a bucketful of water in the face] Thanks.
Telly: I didn't get any.

Bug: How about that Elmo? What guts! What spunk! What chutzpah!
Huxley: You know what, Bug? You are really beginning to bug me.
Bug: Hmm... That's probably because I'm a bug.

Bug: You have a very lovely singing voice.
Huxley: Thank you. I always fancied myself a singer. I was almost in a bus and truck show of West Side Story. They said I wasn't right for Maria. What do they know? I feel pretty.

Oscar: Hey, listen up, ya grouch potatoes. Come on over here! Listen to me.
[The Grouches gather at his jail cell]
Oscar: You call yourselves Grouches. Look at ya. This Huxley character's taking everything that makes Grouchland so disgusting and you're not doing anything about it.
[The Grouches all agree]
Oscar: We gotta fight for our trash!
Grouches: Yeah!
Oscar: Stand up for our slop!
Grouches: Yeah!
Oscar: 'Cause...'cause...when they take our goo, uh...we gotta do!
Grouch Mayor: Yeah, that's right! We gotta do!
Oscar: "When they take our goo, we gotta do"!
Grouches: When they take our goo, we gotta do!
Grouch Police Officer: I love goo!