Time to Say Goodnight

sung by Andrea Bocelli and Elmo (Kevin Clash)
parody of the Andrea Bocelli song "Time to Say Goodbye"

Bocelli and Elmo

pic from the International Andrea Bocelli fan site

(Music plays in the background as we pan a small room to find Elmo in bed with Andrea Bocelli seated next to the bed just finishing a bedtime story)


Andrea: .... and they lived happily ever after .

Elmo: Awww, that was a nice story.

Andrea: Okay, Elmo, time to close your eyes and get to sleep.

Elmo: Uh, Mr. Andrea Bocelli? Does Elmo have to?

Andrea: Elmo, we have had a story, a song, it's late and you must be sleepy.


Elmo: Elmo isn't sleepy
Elmo wants some water
And another story
Elmo's eyes are open wide awake
And Elmo doesn't feel so snorey

Andrea: Time to say goodnight
Lie down
Here is your bear

(Close-up of Andrea's hand picking up a small teddy bear, then pull back to see the bear in Elmo's hand)

You've had such a wonderful day
Playing and counting to twenty

(slo-mo video of Elmo playing and counting flowers)

Singing songs

(slo-mo video of Elmo cavourting with Telly and Rosita)

And going to the park with your friends
So now won't you give me a hug?

(Elmo touches his head to Andrea's cheek and Andrea smiles)

It's time to say goodnight

Elmo: Elmo doesn't wanna
Elmo isn't tired
Elmo wants to stay up
You don't have to worry
Elmo makes a promise
Elmo will be okay up

Andrea: Time to say goodnight
Relax and close your eyes
You need to get plenty of rest
You've got a full day tomorrow
Playing games
Dancing and saying the alphabet

(slo-mo video of Elmo and Baby Bear dancing)

So now won't you give me a kiss?

(and Elmo does, right on the cheek, which makes Andrea smile again)

It's time to say goodnight.

(a musical interlude where we see Elmo's eyes slowly close using stop-motion photography.
He finally gets to sleep after much tossing and turning)

Andrea: (belting it out in full operatic voice)
So good night!


Elmo: Mr. Bocelli? Please, Elmo's trying to sleep.

Andrea: (whispering as he gently pushes Elmo back down) Sleep, sleep, sleep, sleep.

Originally transcribed by Linda R. on the Bocelli site, cleaned up and added to by the archive's webmistress Tiny Dancer