Sesame Street
Adoption of Miles, part 2
Air date December 25, 1985
Season Season 17 (1985-1986)
Written by Tony Geiss
Sponsors B, C, 6
Syndication Sesame Street Unpaved

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Picture Segment Description
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Film A baby messes around (literally) with a chocolate cookie, as Cookie Monster (in voice-over) wishes it were for him.
(First: Episode 0407)
cut from the Noggin version
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SCENE 1 Everybody on Sesame Street prepares for Miles' arrival in their own ways. David orders extra diapers at Hooper's Store, while Maria and Luis set up a play pen by the tire swing, much to Barkley's delight.
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SCENE 1, cont'd
Meanwhile, Oscar tells Irvine that she'll soon have a new grouchy baby to play with, and that Slimey's baby sister, Stella, will be able to join them too. Irvine makes a fuss at the thought (as is natural for a Grouch baby), which also causes Stella to start crying. Oscar is satisfied with this, until he hears party horns and cheers in Big Bird's nest. ("Do I hear happiness?!")
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SCENE 1
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Sure enough, Big Bird and Telly are preparing a surprise party for Miles, using some of Snuffy's enormous baby toys. Big Bird goes over the "surprise" procedure with Telly, but then Telly wonders if Snuffy's old toys are too big for Miles - after all, Snuffleupagus babies are bigger than human babies. Big Bird reassures him that Miles is 11 months old by now, so he's bigger than a newborn baby. He then proceeds to explain the adoption process to Telly. Afterwards, Big Bird spots Susan and Gordon getting ready to pick up Miles, and thinks he should ask them if Miles can come to the party - "I'll tell them it's for a game of Mahjong. They'll never guess."
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SCENE 1
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Big Bird encounters them getting their pictures taken by Olivia, for the baby book. When Big Bird asks if Miles can just stroll over to his nest area, Gordon explains that Miles isn't old enough to go places by himself. Big Bird then runs off to check on something. As they get in the car, Gordon, Susan, and Olivia remark that Big Bird is acting strange and presumably feeling left out.
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SCENE 1
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Big Bird explains to Telly what he just heard from Gordon. Big Bird wonders, "Why is it that things are never like you imagine them?"
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Film Footage of a baby learning to walk.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0427)
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Cartoon C for Cat
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 1141)
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Muppets Rocky sings "Cry."
(First: Episode 1107)
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Animation Sand C/c
(First: Episode 0625)
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Muppets / Celebrity Cab Calloway sings "Hi De Ho Man."
(First: Episode 1540)
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Cartoon Blue and pink characters fight for a spot on the subway, until Pink spots an open seat.
(First: Episode 1580)
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Film Kids narrate a film of themselves at home with their younger siblings.
(First: Episode 1722)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird and Telly prepare birdseed punch for their guests, and use up all the birdseed. Telly worries that Susan and Gordon will run out of love, just like they can run out of birdseed. Big Bird says that's ridiculous -- love isn't like birdseed -- but he promises to ask Susan and Gordon, who have just arrived home.
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SCENE 2
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Everyone gathers to meet Miles, but first, Gordon and Susan have to feed and change him in their apartment. Gordon convinces everyone that they'll bring Miles out later once he's settled in, then invites Big Bird to join them, leaving Telly outside to fret.
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SCENE 2
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Susan and Gordon change the baby's diaper, while Olivia takes pictures for the new baby book. Big Bird tries to ask Telly's question, but ends up with a can of baby powder in his beak when Gordon asks, "Could you hold onto this, please?"
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SCENE 3 As Telly still waits for Big Bird to come back with the answer, Big Bird tries again to ask Telly's question, while Susan gives Miles a bath. Instead, Susan asks Big Bird to get his bottle, causing him to complain, "Boy, it sure is hard to get anyone to answer a question around here!"
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SCENE 4 On his way to find Big Bird, Telly meets Slimey's baby sister Stella, and is enchanted with her. Oscar says that maybe now Telly can be Stella's friend, instead of bothering Oscar. Telly realizes that he'll still love Oscar just as much, but now he has some new love for Stella. Now he understands that Susan and Gordon will do the same. "Oh, Oscar!" he cries passionately, "Love is not like birdseed!"
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SCENE 4
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Gordon and Susan watch Miles as he sleeps. Big Bird tries once again to ask the question, but they tell him to be quiet. Big Bird decides that maybe they are too busy to love him now.
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SCENE 4
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Gordon realizes that Big Bird is worried, and he takes him outside to talk about his feelings. Big Bird finally asks the question, and Gordon answers by singing "I'll Never Run Out of Love." When the song is done, Gordon explains that time is also an issue, and he may not have as much time to see Big Bird as he used to.
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SCENE 4
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An excited Big Bird rushes off to tell Telly the great news: Susan and Gordon won't run out of love for them. Telly replies, "I know...a little worm told me."
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Animation "I Love You" in sign language
(First: Episode 1170)
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Muppets Prairie Dawn presents a pageant about feelings. Bert dresses as Cupid to represent love, but his lines don't ring true. Instead, he sings his own song — "That's Love" — expressing that, to him, love means pigeons, oatmeal... and Ernie.
(First: Episode 1731)
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Song "My Sister and I"
(First: Episode 1643)
cut from the Noggin version
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SCENE 5 Miles, Gordon and Susan go to Big Bird's nest for the surprise party. Big Bird tells Gordon that Snuffy said Miles can have his high chair, but Gordon suggests that maybe Miles will need it ... when he's 112. Olivia takes a snapshot of the gang.
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Cartoon B for butterfly
(First: Episode 0006)
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Muppets Three Honkers teach a newly-hatched baby Honker to honk.
(First: Episode 1616)
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Film A trip to the doctor's office.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0472)
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Cartoon B is for bear, bicycle, bump, branch and bee.
(First: Episode 0008)
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Animation A white shell is uncovered in the sand.
(First: Episode 2061)
cut from the Noggin version
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Muppets Ernie talks about the differences between himself and his cousin, Ernestine. He can't find anything that they have in common -- until he hears Ernestine laugh.
(First: Episode 2053)
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SCENE 6 Susan and Gordon show Miles the pictures they have so far in their baby book, and sing "We're a Family."
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SCENE 6
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Suddenly, they hear a crowd outside 123 Sesame Street chanting "We want Miles! We want Miles!" They go outside to introduce Miles to his Sesame Street family.
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SCENE 6
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Telly explains the adoption process to Elmo. They both agree that it's nice.
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Cartoon Pinball Number Count #6
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0983)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "What Babies Are Called"
(First: Episode 0116)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover asks Lisa what "DANGER" means.
(First: Episode 1489)
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Cartoon "I'm six years old today!"
(First: Episode 0357)
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Muppets At night, one of the heads of the Two-Headed Monster sings his other the "Ugga Wugga Lullabye".
(First: Episode 2014)
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Cartoon A man tries to get to sleep, but is woken up by a fly, a chicken and a drum-playing rabbit, all of whom call him on the phone after he throws them out.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0257)
cut from the Noggin version
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SCENE 7 At night, Oscar hears Miles wake up in the middle of the night, crying. He chuckles, as he says goodbye to the viewers and announces the sponsors.

The adoption saga continues in Episode 2124.

Notes

  • This episode can be viewed at the University of Georgia.[1]

Sources


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