Synopsis: Elmo loves his fuzzy, blue blanket, and would never let anything happen to it. However, a tug-of-war with his friend Zoe sends his blanket to a faraway land, and Elmo in hot pursuit. Facing life without his cherished blanket, Elmo musters all of his determination and courage and heads off on an action-packed rescue mission that plunges him into Grouchland, a place full of grouchy creatures, stinky garbage and the villainous Huxley. Along the way, Elmo learns an important lesson about sharing, realizing that he was selfish with his friend and responsible for what happened.
Genre: Family

Hi there, everybody.

Welcome to the movie.

- Hey, we're so glad you came. Now...

- Oh, Ernie. Listen.

I'm going to take a shower.

Have you seen my antibacterial soap?

- No, Bert, I haven't.

- Oh. Now, where did I...

This movie you're about

to see is all about Elmo.

Who are you talking to?

The audience.

They're right there.

- Yeah?

- See?

Wow. Look at all those people.

Hey, nice cardigan.

Now, in this movie, Elmo is

going to ask for your help.

He wants you to talk and play along.

How do we start?

It's easy.

Just count backwards from ten.

- Okay.

- You see,

that's how you start a movie.

Can you all help us

count backwards from ten?

- Yeah!

- Ready? Yell real loud!

Ten, nine, eight, seven, six...

five, four, three, two, one!

Heya, Bert. Don't you think you

oughta put some clothes on now?


Enjoy the movie, everybody.

Wake up!

Elmo's up!

Wow! Hello, everybody!

It's so nice to see you!

Hey, 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, Blank.


Blanket! Blanket, where are you?

Elmo wants to show you somebody.

Oh. Are you under here, Blanket?

Blanket, where are you?

Oh, hey, you nice people,

have you seen Elmo's Blanket?

- Yes!

- Where?

Oh. Over there?

- No!

- No?

Where is Blanket?

- Is it over here?

- Yes!


Oh, there you are!

Oh, thanks, everybody, for helping.

Blanket. Hey, you come down from there.

No! No!


Elmo's so glad he found you.

Elmo doesn't know what he'd do

without his best friend.

Stop. That tickles!


Who's Elmo's best friend

Always by his side

That's you, Blanket Yeah

Elmo's best friend

Elmo finds you when you Hide!

Whoa! Elmo's Blanket,

a carpet, the magic kind

Elmo never would ever leave you behind

Elmo's best friend

Let's go for a ride!

Who's Elmo's best friend

Be still, Blanket.

Who helps Elmo try

You, Blanket!

Elmo's best friend

Won't let Elmo cry

Together forever in rain or sun

We do things like two

but we're really one

Elmo's best friend

Uh-oh. Time to wash you.

- Uh, sir?

- Huh? What?

There's something wrong with this.


It's working!

- Hey, you hear that? Let's whirl.

- Yeah!

All right!

Oh, yeah!

Blanket, you're wet.

- Time to dry.

- Here we go, socks.

Together forever the world seems fine.

- Yeah!

- We never would ever

Leave you behind

Together forever the world seems fine.

- Yeah!

- We never would ever

Leave you behind

Oh. Thank you, Blanket.

Hey, let's go home.

Oh, hi, Zoey.


What's wrong?

I really, really wanted

to go to the zoo today...

but my daddy had to work,

so he couldn't take me.

Ohh. Elmo has an idea!

Well, since Zoey can't go to the zoo...

Elmo will bring the zoo to Zoey.

Watch, watch, watch.

- What are you, a lion?

- Yeah. Watch this.

Oh, that's a monkey!

I know. It's a pig!

No. Elmo has something in his nose.

That's funny.

Thanks, Elmo.

You always make me feel better.

You're welcome, Zoey.


Oh, what a great blanket!

Yeah, yeah.

It's very special to Elmo.

A Zoey, guess what

Elmo's going to take it home.

It's soft.

Oh Zoey, Zoey!

Elmo has a nice washcloth

at home you could hold.

Don't worry, Elmo.

I'll be careful.

But Zoey...

- Elmo wants his Blanket back now.

- In a minute, Elmo.

No, not in a minute, Zoey.

Now, now!

Elmo wants his Blanket back now!

- Wait!

- Elmo wants it back now!

It's mine!

Zoey! Look what you did!

I didn't mean it.

It was an accident.

Zoey's not Elmo's friend anymore.


I'm not your friend?

I can't stop!

Stop, Telly.

That's Elmo's Blanket!


Oh this is so delicate.

- Coming through!

- Blanket!

My birthday present!


- Look out!

- Blanket!

- Oh, waiter...

- One second, sir.

- Elmo wants his Blanket back!

- I can't stop!

- Telly! Hi, Telly.

- Hello.


- Yes, sir.

- Oh, no. Not you again.

- Well listen. I'd like...

- Blanket! Blanket!

This looks like a job for Super Grover.

But what about breakfast?

No, thank you, sir.

I cannot fly on a full stomach.


- There.

- Huh? But... What?

Look out!

Could somebody please get up?

My little super body cannot

take this much weight.

- Sorry, Super Grover.

- They crashed.

- They couldn't stop.

- Everybody's okay.

- Where's Elmo's Blanket?

- Oh I saw it.

It fell out of the sky,

Oscar sneezed in it,

and he dropped it in his can.

It fell out of the sky,

Oscar sneezed in it,

and then Oscar threw it in his can.

Elmo sees.


- Elmo.

- Oh, something I...

- Elmo, are you okay?

- How many fingers

am I holding up?

That's two... two fingers.

Excuse Elmo. Make way.

Oscar, please bring back Elmo's Blanket.

Oscar, Elmo really needs

his Blanket back!

Oh, Elmo, it's okay.

Oscar, bring Elmo's Blanket!

Elmo needs his Blanket now!


Okay, Elmo, take it easy.

Calm down. It's okay. I don't

think Oscar's home right now.

Not home? But Gina,

Elmo needs his Blanket back.

I guess you'll just have to

wait for Oscar to get back.


Elmo doesn't want to talk to you, Zoey.

All Elmo wants is his Blanket back.

I didn't mean to...

Don't worry, Zoey. Elmo's

just a little upset right now.

But, Bob, I didn't mean

to rip his blanket.

And then Telly came, and you saw it...

Everybody, break it up.

Nothing to see here. Move along.

Just a little monster trying to

get his Blanket back.

- Thank you.

- All right.

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's place was this big.

Blanket, there you are!

Oh, Elmo's so glad to see you!

Elmo missed you!

Come on. Let's go home.

- Oh, Blanket!

- Hey, Elmo...


- Have a nice trip!

- Blanket!


Wait, wait. Stop the film.

Stop the film. Ernie, Ernie.

- Oh, what's the matter, Bert?

- Well, what's happening to Elmo?

Don't worry, Bert. That's just

the way to get to Grouchland.

Roll film! Hey, Bert?

- What?

- Duck.

Blanket! Where are you?


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.

- Hey, Red. You're in Grouchland.

- The greatest place on Earth!

A place where you can

kick off your shoes and...

smell your stinky socks!

Oh, no. I think I feel a song coming on.


Wow. This is great.

Yeah. Watch your toes.

Musical number coming through.

Hear the steady beat of sweaty feet.

On the greasy streets of Grouchland.

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Mitchell Kriegman

Mitchell Kriegman (born June 4, 1952) is an American television writer, director, producer, consultant, story editor, author, composer and actor. He is the creator of Clarissa Explains It All (1991) for Nickelodeon, Bear in the Big Blue House (1997) and The Book of Pooh (2001) for Disney Channel and It's a Big Big World (2006) for PBS. more…

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