To illustrate what Elmo is thinking of, he jumps up and gets his head stuck in the ceiling. After an attempt to remove himself, he falls after noting that what goes up must come down. During the following montage, a clip from the second season's "Fireman Ready to Go" is used.
Mr. Noodle helps Elmo with an itch on his back, scratching up, then down. After Mr. Noodle tries to see-saw by himself, he picks an ant up from the ground as his first partner, but tosses him far off camera when he sits on the other end. Snuffy helps next and sends Mr. Noodle flying with the strength of his snuffle.
Several kids in the playground show Dorothy how to see-saw.
Elmo wants to see how many times a hippo can jump on a pogo stick. And eventually, after all that jumping, the hippo lands on him! "Are You Done, Hippo? Good. He's Done."
Before the quiz begins, Drawer went too up and Elmo orders the Drawer to come down but it came too far down and then Elmo shouts, "Come back up. Now!" and the Drawer did and immediately pushed Elmo out of the way! In this quiz, The Elephant appears and sings a line of "The Elephant Elevator Operator."
Super Grover tries to show Elmo "Up and Down," but he has trouble taking off from a standing position.
Super-dee-duper girl named Diasia went to the playground with her family. The first thing that she'll do is run to the slide. CIndy joins her on the slide. After the slide, Diasia went to the swings. Diasia's mom gives her a push to get her started but be sure to hold two hands. She also used the monkey bars. She went to the sandbox to play but her toy airplane does!
On the Up and Down Channel, the Up and Down Lady dances and Up and Down Dance with some chickens.
Elmo talks to a Yo-Yo.
In the instrumental version of "George Washington Bridge", Dorothy imagines Elmo on a roller coaster. (note: The Chrysler Building is seen while the coaster is going up)
Elmo and the Yo-Yo sing the Up and Down Song and say goodbye to the viewers.