The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland
The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland is a 1999 American-German musical fantasy-comedy film directed by Gary Halvorman. It is the second theatrical feature-length film based on the popular U.S. children's series Sesame Street. It was produced by Jim Henson Pictures in association with the Children's Television Workshop and released by Columbia Pictures on November 24, 1998. The film was shot in Wilmington, North Carolina at EUE/Screen Gems. This is one of the few Sesame Street productions directly produced by The Jim Henson Company.
- Ernie: [humming] Hi there, everybody! Welcome to the movie. We're so glad you came. Now--
- Bert: Ernie, Ernie. Listen, I'm going to take a shower. Have you seen my antibacterial soap?
- Ernie: No, Bert, I haven't. 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. See?
- Bert: [gasping] Wow! Look at all those people! Hey. Nice cardigan.
- Ernie: Now, in this movie, Elmo is going to ask for your help. He wants you to talk and play along.
- Bert: How do we start?
- Ernie: It's easy. Just count backwards from 10.
- Bert: Okay.
- Ernie: You see, that's how you start a movie, Bert.
- Bert: Ohhh!
- Ernie: Can you all help us count backwards from ten?
- Kids: Yeah!
- Ernie: Ready? Yell real loud!
- All: Ten, nine, eight, seven, six... five, four, three, two, one!
- Ernie: Heya, Bert. Don't you think you oughta put some clothes on now?
- Bert: What? [shrieking] Ernie!
- Ernie: Enjoy the movie, everybody.
- Cuckoo: Clock Bird: WAKE UP! [See what I mean?]
- Elmo: Aaah! [falls out of bed] Elmo's up! Elmo's up! Elmo's... [notices the audience] Wow! Hello, everybody. It's so nice to see you. Hey, since you're here, Elmo wants to show you something. It's Elmo's favorite thing in the whole world, yeah. Elmo's blanket! Come on over and meet everybody, Blanket. Blanket? Blanket? Blanket, where are you? Elmo wants to show you somebody. Are you under here, Blanket? Blanket? Blanket, where are you? Blanket? Blanket? Oh hey there, nice people. Have you seen Elmo's blanket?
Kids: Yes! Elmo: Where? Over there? Kids: No! Elmo: No? Where is Blanket? Blanket? Blanket? Elmo: Is it over here? Kids: Yes! Elmo: Really? Oh, there you are. Thanks everybody for helping. Blanket. Hey, you come down from there. Blanket. Oh, Blanket, Elmo's so glad he found you. Elmo doesn't know what he'd do without his best friend. Oh, hi, Zoey. Zoey? What's wrong? Zoe: I really, really wanted to go to the zoo today... but my daddy had to work, so he couldn't take me. Elmo: Ohh. Elmo has an idea! Well, since Zoey can't go to the zoo... Elmo will bring the zoo to Zoey. Watch, watch, watch. Zoe: What are you, a lion? Elmo: Yeah. Watch this. Zoe: Oh, that's a monkey! I know. It's a pig! Elmo: No. Elmo has something in his nose. Zoe: That's funny. Thanks, Elmo. You always make me feel better. Elmo: You're welcome, Zoey. Zoe: Wow! Oh, what a great blanket! Elmo: Yeah, yeah. It's very special to Elmo. A Zoey, guess what Elmo's going to take it home Zoe: It's soft. Elmo: Oh Zoey, Zoey! Elmo has a nice washcloth at home you could hold. Zoe: Don't worry, Elmo. I'll be careful. Elmo: But Zoey... Elmo wants his Blanket back now. Zoe: In a minute, Elmo. Elmo: No, not in a minute, Zoey. Now, now! Elmo wants his Blanket back now! Zoe: Wait! Elmo: Elmo wants it back now! It's mine! Elmo: Zoe! Look what you did! Zoe: I didn't mean it. It was an accident. Elmo: Zoe's not Elmo's friend anymore. Zoe: What? I'm not your friend? Telly: I can't stop! Elmo: Stop, Telly! That's Elmo's Blanket! Zoe: Elmo? Ruthie: Oh this is so delicate. Telly: Coming through! Elmo: Blanket! Sorry, Ruthie! Blanket! Cookie Monster: Cookie. Telly: Look out! Elmo: Blanket! Mr. Johnson: Oh, waiter... Waiter Grover: One second, sir. Elmo: Elmo wants his Blanket back! Telly: I can't stop! Elmo: Hi, Telly. Telly: Hello. [Telly and Elmo spinning the pole.] Grover: Yes, sir. Mr. Johnson: Oh no, not you again. Well, listen, I like... Elmo: Blanket! Blanket! Grover: This looks like a job for Super Grover! Mr. Johnson: But what about breakfast? Grover: No thank you sir I cannot fly any full stomach. And away! Big Bird: Oh! (Oscar sneezes the blanket and throws into the trash can) Elmo: Blanket! Big Bird: What? Elmo: Blanket! Super Grover: Oh! Big Bird: Huh? Telly: Whoa! Big Bird: Look out! Elmo: Blanket! Elmo, Super Grover and Telly: Oh! (Crash) Super Grover: My little super body can this take much way. Elmo: Oh. Sorry, super grover. Big Bird: They crashed! Baby Bear: Oh, Man are you okay? Rosita: Oh, no! Big Bird: They couldn’t stop. Elmo: Everybody’s okay. but where’s Elmo’s Blanket? Big Bird: Oh I saw it. It fell out of the sky, Oscar sneezed in it, and he dropped it in his can. Elmo: Oh. It fell out of the sky, Oscar sneezed in it, and then Oscar threw it in his can. Elmo sees. [Faints falling in the ground] All: Elmo? Grover: Elmo! Big Bird: Oh, something I... Grover: Elmo, are you okay? Baby Bear: How many fingers am I holding up? Elmo: Huh? Count Von Count: That’s two... two fingers. ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha. [Elmo’s friends helps him up] Elmo: (gets up) Excuse Elmo. Make way. Oscar, please bring back Elmo’s Blanket. Oscar, Elmo really needs his Blanket back! Gina: Oh, Elmo, it's okay. Elmo: Oscar, bring Elmo's Blanket! Elmo needs his Blanket now! Oscar! Gina: Okay, Elmo, take it easy. Calm down. It's okay. I don't think Oscar's home right now. Elmo: Not home? But Gina, Elmo needs his Blanket back. Susan: I guess you'll just have to wait for Oscar to get back Zoe: Elmo... Elmo: Elmo doesn't want to talk to you, Zoey. All Elmo wants is his Blanket back. Zoe: I didn't mean to... Bob: Don't worry, Zoey. Elmo's just a little upset right now. Zoe: But, Bob, I didn't mean to rip his blanket. And then Telly came, and you saw it... Elmo: Everybody, break it up. Nothing to see here. Move along. Just a little monster trying to get his Blanket back. Thank you. Baby Bear: Alright. Elmo: Elmo can wait. Oscar will probably be back at any second. Any second now. And we're waiting. Elmo's waiting. Elmo can't wait anymore! Oh, wow. Elmo didn't know Oscar place was this big. Blanket there you are Elmo so glad to see you Elmo miss you Come on let's go home. Oh, Blanket! Oscar: Hey, Elmo. Elmo: Oh. Whee! Oscar: Have a nice trip. Elmo: Blanket! Wow! Bert: Hey wait stop the film! Stop the Film! [the films pauses] Ernie! Ernie! Ernie: Oh what's the matter Bert? Bert: What's happening to Elmo? Ernie: Don't worry Bert. That's just the way to get to grouchland. Roll film! [the films resumes] Hey, Bert? Bert: What? Ernie: Duck! Bert: What? (Screams) Elmo: Blanket! Where are you? Blanket! Very colorful! Wow. That was a fun ride. Gee. Look at this place. Where's Elmo's Blanket? And where is Elmo? Elmo doesn't think he's on Sesame Street anymore. Brown Grouch: Hey, Red. You're in Grouchland. Brown Grouch 2: Which just happens to be The greatest place on Earth! Female Grouch: A place where you can kick off your shoes and... smell your stinky socks! Brown Grouch: Oh, no. I think I feel a song coming on. Grouches: Yuck! Elmo: Wow. This is great. Brown Grouch: Yeah. Watch your toes. Musical number coming through. Elmo: Wow. Grouchland sounds like fun. All Grouches: What? Grouch Mayor: Fun? You obviously don't appreciate Grouch culture. Let's send him some greeting cards, airmail. All Grouches: Have a rotten birthday! Happy grouchness! Yeah! Get sick soon! Happy sour 16th! Elmo: Elmo doesn't know how to read yet. Grouch Mayor: Aww, isn't that too... Hmm? All Grouches: It's raining! Come on, girls! Rocket! Oh, no, it's Huxley again! He'll take anything! Go home, why don't you? Elmo: What's going on? Huxley: I'll take that. Elmo: Hey, hey! Grey Grouch: You're taking his greeting card. Huxley: Mmmm. I'll take that. Brown Grouch: Hey! Grizzy: Soggy Sandy wets her pants. That's why they call her Soggy. Watch her do her Soggy dance. Then after you'll get wet. Huxley: Hey little girl. Is that your new Soggy pants Sandy doll? Grizzy: Yeah! Huxley: You're wrong. Guess who's changing its diapers now? Grizzy: Let go of her! No! Elmo: He can't do that. That's not nice. Grizzy: Hey, put me down, you rotten Huxley! Elmo: Oh! Grey Grouch 2: Wow! Elmo: Stop! Male Grouch 2: I bet that hurt. Oh, yeah. Elmo: Are you okay? Huxley: Did someone say "stop"? Alright. Who said that? Which one of you dares to question my evil ways? All Grouches: He did. He did. Elmo: Elmo said it. Bug: Hey, boss, he's the one. I heard him. It's the cute little red guy. He's questioning your evil ways. Huxley: I know that, Bug. Elmo: It's not nice to take things that don't belong to you. Huxley: He also says it is not nice to take things that do not belong to me! Isn't that just precious? Bug: Yeah. Huxley: Let me tell something. It all belongs to me. If I touch it, I own it. Bug! You see this tennis racket? Ping! I own it. This hammer? Ping! I own it. This velvet painting of Elvis... I didn't really want it... but... ping... I own it. And this. Elmo: Oh, Elmo's Blanket! Huxley: You're wrong. I didn't borrow this blanket. I didn't rent this blanket. Heck, I didn't even take out a 36-month lease on this blanket. Ping! I own it! Bug: I think it's made of all-natural fibers... maybe 100% cotton. Very lovely. Huxley: (turns to Bug) Bug, you really know how to ruin a villainous moment don't you? (Bug clings in fear) Now, get into the cartoonishly evil vehicle and drive! Bug: Sir! Yes, sir! Elmo: No! Wait! Blanket! Blanket! Huxley: You know, I would really love to stay and chat... but I have to get home to take a nap with my brand-new woobie. Say, "Bye-bye," woobie. "Bye-bye." Elmo: It's a Blanket! Huxley: Woobie! Elmo: Blanket! Huxley: Woobie! Elmo: Blanket! Huxley: Mine! (Laughs) Elmo: Blanket! Wait! Stop! Bert: Stop the movie! Stop the movie! [the film pauses] Bert: Did you see Huxley did? He took Elmo's blanket! I can't look. Ernie: (to Bert) Don't worry, Bert. It'll be okay. (to the audience) Right, everybody? 'cause we know Elmo won't give up until he give his blanket back. Roll film! [the film resumes] Let's watch Bert. Bert: Oh, okay, Ernie, but I can't see anything. Ernie: Bert, you still have your hands over your eyes. Bert: Oh. I knew that. Ernie: Sure, you did, Bert. Come on. Elmo: Please! Someone help Elmo, please. Excuse Elmo, can you... Oh, sir, can you please help Elmo get his Blanket back? Green Grouch: I'd love to, but I don't speak English Elmo: But... Someone please help Elmo! Oh, excuse Elmo. That mean old Huxley took Elmo's Blanket! Brown Grouch 3: That makes me feel so bad inside. Oh, wait. I think that's just gas. [He Burps At Elmo] Elmo: No, please... Now what is Elmo going to do? Hey, you're the girl with the doll! Grizzy: Shh! The name's Grizzy. Elmo: How come all the grouches just let that mean old Huxley guy take everything? Grizzy: The only way to stop Huxley is all the grouches would have to work together... and grouches hate that. Elmo: But Elmo has to get his Blanket back! Grizzy: Shh, shh, shh! Okay, okay. Look. Maybe I can help you. Follow me. Elmo: Okay. Telly: Elmo. Sorry, Cookie. Sorry. Elmo. Cookie Monster: Oh! Me having a bad cookie day! Oh, me head. Telly: Hey, everyone! Hey, hey! Zoe: What's the matter? Gordon: What's going on? Telly: Oscar said that Elmo is gone. He probably went down into Oscar's can for his Blanket, but instead of getting the blanket he got sucked away into some far-off and grouchy place! And he's never going to... Gordon: Easy, Telly. Oscar probably just meant that Elmo went home, that's all. Oscar: No. Actually, the worrywart's right. All: What? Cookie Monster: Say what? Oscar: Yep. Elmo got sucked down through a door in my can to Grouchland, U.S.A. Gordon: Grouchland, U.S.A.? Big Bird: Where's that? Telly: This is terrible! What are we going to do? What are we going to do? Maria: Here's what we're going to do Telly. We're going to go down to Grouchland... whatever that is, and get Elmo back! All: Yeah! Oscar: Well, alright, but be careful. I just had the rugs dirtied. Bug: Checking around the corner. Oh, joy! Fruity goodness! Grizzy: Come on. Come on. Bug: Elmo. Grizzy: Come on. Hustle, hustle. Elmo: Are we there yet? Grizzy: Almost. Hold your horses, kid. Gee. Well, Elmo, there it is... Greedy Huxley's house on the top of Mount Pickanose. That's where your blanket is. All the way over there. Far, far away. Elmo: Well, Elmo has to get it back by tonight. Grizzy: Maybe you're not hearing me. It's far, far away. Elmo: Oh, that's okay, Grizzy. Elmo's done harder stuff than this before. Grizzy: Like What? Elmo: Elmo learned to tie his own shoes. Grizzy: What are you? Crazy? Elmo: Huh? Grizzy: If you go there, you might never make it back home again. Well, I think I've helped you enough. Good luck to you, kid. Elmo: But... Well, Elmo's going to make it! You'll see! Elmo's going to get to that Huxley's house and get his Blanket back! Who's Elmo kidding?Grizzly is right. Elmo will never get there. Big Bird: I'm stuck. I'm stuck. Gordon: Okay. Here we go, Telly. One, two, three, push. Big Bird: Thank you! We're coming, Elmo! Elmo: That place is so far far away. Stuckweed: You'll never get there, huh? Elmo: Who was talking to Elmo? Stuckweed: Oh, just a little green plant. Elmo: Huh? Stuckweed: Me! How come nobody ever think the shrubbery got something to say? Huh? Huh? But I do, cause I know exactly how you feel. Elmo: You do? Stuckweed: I do! You feel like you're stuck! Elmo: Yeah. Stuckweed: Well at least you got your legs, am I right? Elmo: Yeah. Stuckweed: Well then all you got to do is take the first step.
- Queen of Trash: So who is this who trashed my dump?
Football Stenchman: This is him. Your Majesty. He's a trespasser. Colander Stenchman: Uh, yeah. Elmo: No, no. Elmo's not a trespasser, Miss Queen. Colander Stenchman: Silence, trespasser. Football Stenchman: He says he's on his way to- Football Stenchman & Football Stenchman: Huxley's. Queen of Trash: Huxley's, eh? Football Stenchman: And maybe, maybe he's a Huxley spy. Rubbish Stenchmen: Yeah. You know what? I thought about that... Elmo: Oh, Elmo's not a spy. Elmo just wants to get his Blanket back from Huxley. Cause it's mine. Queen of Trash: Well, you certainly sound like Huxley. Elmo: No, Elmo doesn't. Elmo's not like Huxley. Elmo (Flashback): No, no! It's Elmo's Blanket! It's mine, mine! Elmo: No! Colander Stenchman: He says he's not like Huxley. Football Stenchman: Make him prove it, Your Highness. Trash bag Stenchman: Yeah, prove it! Queen of Trash: Well, I think It's time for the ultimate challenge. All: Oh, goody, goody! Elmo: What's the ultimate challenge? Queen of Trash: You have to give me something. You see, Huxley could never give anyone anything. Colander Stenchman: That's true. Queen of Trash: Now, if you're able to give, then you pass the ultimate challenge and you're free to go. Elmo: Uh, what does Elmo have to give? Queen of Trash: Well, you have to give Her Royal Majesty, and that would be me... 100 raspberries. The Ultimate Challenge. Elmo: Elmo doesn't have any fruit. Queen of Trash: No, no. It's not fruit, dear Elmo. Like this. Watch. Ooh, that sends shivers down my spine. Elmo: Well, Elmo can do that. Elmo knows how to make that sound. Queen of Trash: Good. Now, I want you to give me 100 raspberries in 30 seconds. Now let me go get my raspberry counter. Colander Stenchman & Football Stenchman: I'll get it, I'll get it. No, my turn. I want to get it. Elmo: Thirty seconds to do a hundred? Queen of Trash: Well, that's why it's called the ultimate challenge. Ready, set, go. Elmo: Oh, no. Queen of Trash: Hurry. You're wasting time. Elmo: How can Elmo do this? How can Elmo do this? Oh, wait, wait, wait! Can you please help Elmo do raspberries like this? Colander Stenchman: He's getting help! Is that legal? Elmo: Come on! You can do it! You're doing great! Queen of Trash: He's never going to do it. Colander Stenchman: No way. Never been done. Elmo: We're doing it! Queen of Trash: Ooh! He's doing it. Elmo: Good, good. Keep going! Football Stenchman: You'd better move it. You'd better move it. Ninety! Queen of Trash: Ooh! I love raspberries. Elmo: We did it! Thank you! Queen of Trash: Well, you did it. Elmo: Yeah. Queen of Trash: No one's ever passed the ultimate challenge before, and you did it. Elmo: Well... Colander Stenchman: He did it! He did it! Elmo: Thank You. Queen of Trash: Since I'm queen of my word, you're free to go and pursue the blanket or bed covering of your choice. Elmo: Thank you, Miss Queen. And Elmo's sorry for calling your dump "junk." It's very pretty! Queen of Trash: Thank you. Elmo: Bye-bye. Queen of Trash: Bye-bye, Elmo. Colander Stenchman: Good-bye, Elmo! Queen of Trash:: Good-bye. Football Stenchman: I'm going to miss him. Elmo: Bye-bye. Bye-bye. Football Stenchman: Bye-bye, Elmo. Elmo: It's all about your point of view. In life it's all about your point of view.
- Ernie: Who'd wanna see a movie with a sad ending?
- Bert: Titanic. Titanic had a sad ending.
- 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 surprised 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.
- Huxley: Now get in the cartoonishly evil vehicle and DRIVE!
- 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.
- Sharon Groan: You like me! You really like me! Get my good side... Oh, that's right. I don't have a good side.
- Humongous Chicken: : Hey, you dinner. Stop running away from me. I'm trying to eat you.
- Elmo: Leave Elmo alone! Elmo doesn't want to be eaten.
- Humongous Chicken: Will you stop jumping around so much? You're going to make me gassy.
- Elmo: Leave Elmo alone!
- Humongous Chicken: You see what I mean? Now, stand still like a piece of corn. Hey, this is not how eating works. You stay still and then I sneak up on you, and then I eat you. So come on. I'm ready for a nice, juicy worm like you.
- Elmo: No! Wait, wait! Elmo's not a worm.
- Humongous Chicken: Excuse me. I'm not stupid.
- Elmo: Elmo knows you're not stupid.
- Humongous Chicken: Good.
- Elmo: But, but worms aren't red, are they?
- Humongous Chicken: Oh, well, sometime... Well, no. Couldn't they be?
- Elmo: No. No, no. Uh-uh. Worms aren't fuzzy.
- Humongous Chicken: Well, yes, but if... Will you just be quiet so I can eat you?
- Elmo: Wait! Worms can't do this... Elmo's a little teapot short and stout. Here is his handle. Here is his spout
- Humongous Chicken: When you tip me over- Hey, wait a minute. You're not a worm.
- Elmo: That's what Elmo was trying to tell you that.
- Humongous Chicken: You're a teapot.
- Elmo: Huh?
- Humongous Chicken: I can't have tea. I haven't had my din-din yet.
- Huxley: Wow. Not quite what I had in mind, but effective nonetheless.
- Elmo: This is not fun. Oh, no. Are you guys still here with Elmo?
- Kids: Yes!
- Elmo: Oh, good. Elmo feels a lot better with you here. But Elmo still misses his blanket.
- 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! When they take our goo, we got to do!
All: When they take our goo, we got to do! Caterpillar: Hey, you, get up! You're in my spot! Get out of my spot now! Elmo: Huh? Elmo's sorry. Caterpillar: Oh, oh, oh, oh. Hey. Don't cry. I can get a new spot. Elmo: Elmo's not sad about that. Caterpillar: Oh. Well, what then, huh? Come on, my friend, tell me what's wrong. Elmo: Elmo didn't get his Blanket back! Elmo can't do anything! Elmo's just a little monster! Caterpillar: Little? Hey, look at me, huh? I'm just a little tiny caterpillar, right? Elmo: Yeah. Caterpillar: Wrong. One day I'm going to be a butterfly. Elmo: You are? Caterpillar: Oh, yeah, yeah. I'm gonna change into a beautiful butterfly. Yeah, I will. Cause I have what it takes, right here inside. And you know what, kid? So do you. You proved it by getting this far. Just look inside. Elmo: Yeah. You're right! Inside! Elmo can do it! Elmo can get to Huxley's house. Caterpillar: Yep. I knew you could, kid. Elmo: Thank you, Mr. Caterpillar, thank you! Don't worry, Blanket! Elmo's coming! Pestie: Go ahead, eat it. Pestie 2: You think he'd mind? Pestie: Ah, he wouldn't mind. Bug: Hey, that bacon's for the boss! And besides, Howard, your cholesterol level's way too high. Pestie: Hey. Bug: Morning, boss. Huxley: Morning, bug. Bug: I made you some poached eggs.I pressed your favorite slacks, the ones that make you look... thin and villainous, and I brewed you some coffee. Huxley: Anything about me in the paper? Bug: Check page six. Huxley: What's it say? You know I can't read. Bug: It says you're a greedy, no good... I mean, a lovely man. Huxley: Thank you, Bug. Oh, it's a wonderful day. My sun is shining, my birds are chirping, and my humongous chicken has defeated Elmo. Bug: No! Huxley: Yes! And the woobie is mine, for keepsies! The woobie is mine for keepsies The woobie is mine for keepsies The woobie is mine for keepsies for keepsies for keepsies. Give me those. Woobie is mine for keepsies. Bug: Poor little Elmo. Huxley: I simply can't see what's so special about this stupid blanket. Why didn't he just get a different one? Bug: Maybe he loved that blanket. Huxley: Oh "Maybe he loved that blanket."Maybe he loved that blanket." You don't know what you're... Elmo: Blanket! [Elmo burst through the window] Elmo wants his blanket back, now! Huxley: That little piece of macrame lives! Elmo: Blanket! Huxley: Pesties! Pesties! Pestie: Yeah, boss. Huxley: Don't let him escape with my wobby! Pesties: Ooh, that dirty rat. We'll get it, boss. Bug: Um, boss? Elmo: Oh, boy. What are you doing? Too, too high! Too High, too high! You let Elmo and his Blanket go! Huxley: I don't think so. You and your blanket are both mine now. [makes buzzing noises that pushes the button] Elmo: No! No! Huxley: Yes! Elmo: No! Huxley: Yes! Elmo: No! Huxley: Yes! Elmo: No! Zoe: Stop right there, you mean old Huxley! Elmo: Zoe. Gordon: Yeah, come on. We got him! Elmo, are you okay? Huxley: Ah, you do have friends, huh? And don't they look sweet? I bet you all just have a grand old time together... just saying the alphabet and counting all day long. Zoe: Mmm, yeah. Oscar: It's over, Huxley. All Grouches: Get Him! Pesties: Huxley don't pay up for this. So, what do you mean pay? Let's get out of here! I want my mommy! All Grouches: Give back my stinky socks! Huxley: What? Grouches, cooperating? Oscar: How are you going to get out of this one, Huxley? Huxley: I got a plan. Oscar: Oh, yeah? What? Huxley: I don't know. I haven't figured it out yet. Grizzy: Not very villainous, is it? Huxley: They may save you, you annoying red monster... but they can't save your woobie! Elmo: No, no, no. That's not a woobie! That's Elmo's Blanket! Gordon: Hold on, Elmo! Maria: Be careful. Elmo: That's it. Grizzy: Slime bucket. All: Yay! Elmo: Wait a minute! Wait, wait! Where's Elmo's Blanket? No, no! Blanket! Huxley: That's my Bug! Give me back my woobie! Bug: No, boss! You're nothing but a basket case! Huxley: What! Bug: This blanket belongs to Elmo. Elmo: Blanket! Thank you, Bug. Bug: You're welcome, Elmo. Huxley: Bug, Hhow... How could you do this to me? I thought we were friends. Bug: No. You're a greedy selfish villain... and nobody likes to be friends with a greedy, selfish villain. Huxley: Come on, Bug. Be a Bug, huh? I mean be a bug. Just for a second. Give me another chance. Let me give everything back. I'll give back all the yo-yos and all the Rollerblades... and all those bicycles, all the kids' toys, all the dolls, everything. I'll give it all back! Bug: No! Huxley: Bug, Bug, I'll give back every single teddy bear. I'll give back the sun and the moon and the Earth and the stars. I'll give it all back. Bug: Less talkin', more givin'. Huxley: You're not in your right frame of mind. This isn't when you make an important decision, Bug. Bug. Bug, listen to me. I was wrong. Elmo: Oh blanket. Big Bird: This is great! Ha! Elmo: Oh, thanks for helping, everybody. Elmo sure is lucky to have friends like you. Maria: We're really proud of you, Elmo. Gordon: Yeah, way to go, Elmo. Big Bird: You're one brave little monster. Elmo: Oh, thanks, Big Bird. Grizzy: Let's hear it for Elmo! Big Bird: Let's go back to Sesame Street. Oscar: I know a shortcut. Ready, guys? Elmo: [Elmo throws his Blanket into the air.] Let's go home, Blanket! YAY! [Elmo laughs. The scene changes as Elmo's blanket floats down through the air and lands on Elmo's arms.] Oh, Zoe. Zoe: Hm? Elmo: Um... Elmo's sorry for hurting your feelings. Can we still be friends? Zoe: Well... Yeah. Friends forever. Elmo: Yeah. Zoe: Wow! I can hold it? Elmo: Sure. What could happen? All: Together forever The world seems fine. We never would ever. Leave you behind. Elmo: Elmo just wanted to say, thanks for helping. Elmo love you. [he waves to us] Bye bye. [he goes back with the dancing neighbors.] All: Together forever The world seems fine We never would ever. Leave you behind [Ernie and Bert come in] Ernie: See, Bert? Just like I told you, Elmo got his blanket back. Bert: Yeah, it's a happy ending. Ernie: (to the audience) Yep, and thank you all for helping. Bert: Oh yeah, you deserve a big round of applause. Ernie: Yeah, yeah, everybody clap for yourselves, come on! (Ernie and Bert clap. The children in the audience cheer.) Bert: You were great! Ernie: Okay, Bert, time to go home. [if watching in 1.33:1 full screen, black bars appear. The top one descends as the bottom one ascends making the picture the usual 1.85:1 widescreen format.] Bert: Yeah, and I knew everything would be okay. Ernie: Yeah, yeah, yeah. Bert: I knew Elmo would get his blanket back. Ernie: Yep. Bert: And I knew there'd be a happy ending. Ernie: Of course, Bert. Bert: (to the audience) See ya! [turns to leave, but then notices that the end credits are starting] Oh, look, look, look! Ernie, credits! OH! I wanna see who did the catering. Yeah, that was really good toast, you know, they cut off the crusts and everything. Ernie: Uh, Bert, time to feed your pigeons. Bert: Oh, yeah, thank you. Bernice! [leaves] Ernie: (to the audience) Bye-bye. [snickers, then leaves, ending the film]
- Kevin Clash as Elmo, Pestie, Grouch Jailer, Grouch Taxicab Driver
- Mandy Patinkin as Huxley
- Vanessa L. Williams as the Queen of Trash
- Caroll Spinney as Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch
- Frank Oz as Cookie Monster, Bert, Grover
- Steve Whitmire as Ernie, Stuckweed, Sharon Groan, Football Stenchman, Bad Humor Man, Parrot
- Martin P. Robinson as Telly Monster, Laundromat Manager, Pestie
- Fran Brill as Zoe, Pestie, Prairie Dawn
- Joey Mazzarino as Bug
- Stephanie D'Abruzzo as Grizzy, Pestie
Humans of Sesame Street
- Sonia Manzano as Maria
- Roscoe Orman as Gordon
- Alison Bartlett-O'Reilly as Gina
- Ruth Buzzi as Ruthie
- Emilio Delgado as Luis
- Loretta Long as Susan
- Bob McGrath as Bob
- Dave Goelz as Humongous Chicken
- Jerry Nelson as Count von Count, Pestie, Grouch Mayor, Grouch Police Officer, Voice of Mr. Johnson
- Matt Vogel as Big Bird (puppetry in some scenes)
- David Rudman as Baby Bear, Alarm Clock Bird, Fat Blue Anything Muppet, Caterpillar, Pestie, Collander Stenchman, Grouch Ice Cream Customer, Puppeteer of Mr. Johnson, Various Grouches
- Carmen Osbahr as Rosita