(November 23, 1996, February 3rd, 1998-October 9th, 2001)
Nicknames: "Pink Scribble", "The Pink Scribble of Doom", "Visit Sesame Street on the Web", "Graffiti on Sesame Street", "The Scribble-Scrabbles", "Evil Scribble", "Nickelodeon Scribble Rip-Off", "This is Sesame Street, not Nick News!" "Everybody's Favorite Bumper", "The Doug Bumper"
Bumper: A pink scribble draws itself in, very suddenly, 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: An in-credit version exists, as seen on the 1998 VHS of Fiesta.
FX/SFX: The scribble appearing.
Music/Sounds: A female voiceover (Sonia Manzano, who played Maria on Sesame Street) reads out the text on-screen.
- Sometimes, the harmonica version of the Sesame Street theme song, or the calypso rendition of said theme, finishes into this bumper. The harmonica theme can be seen on Elmo's World: Wild Wild West, while the calypso theme can be seen on most Elmo's World releases from 2000-2001.
- On the 1997 VHS of Get Up and Dance, there is no voiceover.
- On the 1998 VHS of Fiesta, Manzano announces differently and there is a scribble sound as the scribble draws itself on the screen.
Availability: Appears on various Sesame Street videos from the era. It made its first appearance on the 1997 VHS of Get Up and Dance, and made a surprise appearance on the 2003 DVD of the same video. This bumper then appeared on most videos starting with the 1998 VHS of Fiesta!, and made its last appearance on the 2001 VHS of Kids' Favorite Songs 2. It also appeared on the 2001-2002 DVDs of all Sesame Street & Elmo's World videos.
Scare Factor: Medium to nightmare. Many people will be freaked out by Sonia's voiceover, the look and bright color of the scribble, and the pitch-black background, as well as the fact that it comes on without a warning and is very sudden. The scare factor may be raised more if you're not expecting it. Low (5) for the in-credit version and those who are used to it or are expecting it.
(December 3rd, 2001-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. Then, various characters from Sesame Street appear behind the logo, and the bumper fades to white.
Cheesy Factor: Really poor Flash animation.
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 videos as well as videos that were originally released on VHS by Random House Home Video and later re-released by Sony Wonder (which also had the Sony Wonder website promo). Only two Sesame Street DVDs from 2004, Big Bird in Japan and Sesame Street Celebrates Around the World, skip this website promo and cut straight to the Sony Wonder website promo.
Scare Factor: None to minimal. The quirky animation may get to some but it's generally harmless and much tamer than the last bumper.