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January 28th, 1997; February 3rd, 1998-October 30th, 2001

Nicknames: "Pink Scribble", "Visit Sesame Street on the Web", "Graffiti on Sesame Street", "The Scribble-Scrabbles"

Bumper: A pink scribble draws itself in over a black background. Inside the pink scribble is the text "Visit Sesame Street on the web at...", and below that is the Sesame Street website address, all in a light blue Dawncastle Bold font.

Variant: On the 1998 VHS release of Fiesta!, the bumper animates faster and is superimposed over the credits shot.

FX/SFX: The scribble appearing.

Music/Sounds: A female voiceover (Sonia Manzano, who played Maria on Sesame Street starting with the Season 3 premiere, Episode 0276, which aired on November 8, 1971, and last appeared on Episode 4514, which aired on January 12, 2015) narrates out the text onscreen.

Music/Sounds Variants:

  • Sometimes, the Sesame Street theme song, in either its harmonica or calypso renditions, finishes into this bumper. The harmonica variant appears on Elmo's World: Wild Wild West, while the calypso variant is on most Elmo's World releases from 2000-01 and the 2001 VHS release of Elmo’s Musical Adventure: The Story of Peter and the Wolf.
  • On the 1997 VHS release of Get Up and Dance, there is no Manzano narrating.
  • On the 1998-99 VHS releases of Fiesta!, The Great Numbers Game and Kids' Favorite Songs, Manzano reads the text in a different tone.

Availability: Appears on various Sesame Street videos from the era. It made its first appearance on the 1997 VHS release of Get Up and Dance, whose 2003 DVD reissue retains it. This bumper then appeared on most videos starting with the 1998 VHS release of Fiesta!, and made its last appearance on the 2001 VHS release of Kids' Favorite Songs 2. It also appeared on the 2001-02 DVDs of all Sesame Street and Elmo's World videos.

Editor's Note: This bumper is not favored by many due to the nature of its appearance, mainly the way it appears suddenly on a dark background.

February 12th, 2002-April 10th, 2007

Nicknames: "The Computer", "The Elmo Bumper", "Elmo on the Computer"

Bumper: A white background followed by a 2D-animated computer. Then, Elmo's hands appear and type on the keyboard. The camera switches to the back view of Elmo, as we zoom into the screen of the computer. The sky-blue glass background on it goes black, then turns into a pink background with the Sesame Workshop house logo repeated behind it. The post-2000 Sesame Street logo, this time with "SESAMESTREET.COM" in place of "SESAME STREET", appears in the middle of the computer screen, and Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Zoe, Oscar the Grouch, Rosita, Bert, and Ernie appear behind the logo, and the bumper fades to white.

FX/SFX: Everything.

Music/Sounds: It begins with some typing sounds and Elmo scatting the Sesame Street theme. Then, he says "Sesame Street dot com! Yay!" as a drumroll plays, followed by a harmonica rendition of the Sesame Street theme. Elmo then ends the bumper with his famous laugh.

Availability: Seen on most Sesame Street and Elmo’s World videos as well as Sony Wonder reissues of videos originally released by Random House (which also had the Sony Wonder website promo), beginning with the 2002 VHS and DVD releases of Computer Caper, Bert & Ernie's Word Play, Elmo's World: Happy Holidays!, Elmo's World: Springtime Fun!, Elmo's World: Wake Up with Elmo!, Elmo Visits the Firehouse, Elmo's World: Head to Toe with Elmo!, Elmo's World: The Great Outdoors!, Sesame Sings Karaoke, Three Bears and a New Baby, Zoe's Dance Moves, Elmo's World: Elmo Has Two!, Elmo's World: Families, Mail, & Bath Time!, What's the Name of That Song?, A Magical Halloween Adventure, A Celebration of Me, Grover, Happy Healthy Monsters, All-Star Alphabet, Elmo Visits the Doctor, Friends to the Rescue, Elmo's World: Food, Water & Exercise!, Beginning Together, Elmo's World: Reach for the Sky!, Elmo's Easy as ABC, Elmo's World: Pets!, Make Music Together, Guess That Shape and Color, Elmo's Potty Time, Old School: Volume 1, Exploring Together, A Sesame Street Christmas Carol, The Letter of the Month Club, The Furry Red Monster Parade, Elmo and Zoe's Scientific Exploration, Elmo's World: What Makes You Happy?, TV Episode Fun Pack: Volume 1, and TV Episode Fun Pack: Volume 2 & Moving Together. Two Sesame Street DVDs from 2004, Big Bird in Japan and Sesame Street Celebrates Around the World, only show Sony Wonder's website promo.

Editor's Note: Despite the Flash animation being poor, this bumper is much more liked than the one above partly due to the presence of Elmo and other Sesame Street characters giving it a better vibe.