Sesame Street: The Amazing Alphabet Race

Sesame Street: The Amazing Alphabet Race

Thu, 01/21/2010 - 10:00am

After the Alphabet Race take a look at a group of parapalegics racing their super fast looking wheelchairs!

Elmo knows his ABC's so well that he has been chosen to play "The Amazing Alphabet Race," a game show hosted by Amazing Al. In order to play, Elmo has to find all the letters of the alphabet before a clucking chicken tap dances his way to a gong! Elmo discovers that there are letters all around him! He finds an "A" in "SESAME STREET," a "B" in "BUS STOP" and a "C" in "SCRAM." He heads to Hooper's to look for a "D," "E," and "F," but it's not open. This isn't a problem since Elmo finds some letters he needs in the "CLOSED" sign on the door. Telly joins in and they find three "Fs" in "FREE COFFEE," a "G" on Telly's pogo stick, and an "H" in "HOOPER'S". Next they find "J," "K," and "L" in Abby's Jack and Jill book. They continue working against the cluck, finding letters in signs around the street. It is not until they need "W," "X," "Y," and "Z" that Elmo and Telly notice the ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ delivery man's package which has all the letters they need. They point to the remaining letters just in time and win the game! The Amazing Alphabet Race is followed by a look at other racers. Watch a group of parapalegics racing their super fast looking wheelchairs! Sesame Street: The Amazing Alphabet Race airs January 21 at 10am and encores January 23 at 7am on WXXI-TV (DT21.1/cable 1011 and 11).

Dialogue on Disability: The Herman & Margaret Schwartz Community Series, a partnership between WXXI and Al Sigl Community of Agencies, is a week-long outreach initiative designed to stimulate community dialogue about the perspectives and abilities of people with disabilities. At the heart of this initiative is programming broadcast on WXXI-TV and AM 1370 that celebrates the amazing lives of people with disabilities. Dialogue on Disability runs January 18-24. Dialogue on Disability is made possible thanks to support from the Fred L. Emerson Foundation.