Sesame Street
Adoption of Miles, part 4 - Miles's grandparents visit
Air date December 27, 1985
Season Season 17 (1985-1986)
Written by Sara Compton
Directed by Jon Stone
Sponsors G, K, 9
Syndication Sesame Street Unpaved


Picture Segment Description


SCENE 1 Susan's parents (played by Bill Cobbs and Frances Foster) arrive from Michigan to see Miles. They want to see their grandson, but he is (finally) sleeping. Miles's grandfather imagines how disturbing it would be for Miles to be woken up by four adults, and waits calmly for him to wake up. Soon, his cries are heard.
Muppets Three Anything Muppet babies sing "A Baby's Life".
(First: Episode 1423)
Cartoon A girl talks about imagination.
(First: Episode 0353)
Film Joe Raposo sings "Touch, Hold, Feel."
(First: Episode 0504)
Cartoon K for keyhole
(First: Episode 0489)
Film A girl in the city mails a letter to her grandfather in the country in Maine, and we watch its journey through the postal service.
(First: Episode 1873)
Cartoon Hands embrace the word "LOVE."
(First: Episode 0926)
Cast Buffy and Mr. Macintosh perform a song and dance about the letter K.
(First: Episode 0912)
cut from the Noggin version
Cartoon An old woman emerges from the pouch of a bouncing kangaroo. She proclaims, "K! Kangaroo!"
(First: Episode 0489)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie buys a newspaper after hearing the newsboy yell out the headline: "Four People Fooled!" Ernie reads the paper, but finds no such news in the paper, making him the fifth fool.
(First: Episode 1164)
Cartoon Nine penguins slide down a hill. (Maria voice-over added)
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1532)
cut from the Noggin version

SCENE 2 Miles's grandparents have brought Susan's favorite toy, doll and book. Together they read the poem "In Time of Silver Rain" by Langston Hughes.
Film A man and children observe the life along the river.
(First: Episode 0409)
cut from the Noggin version
Muppets Game Show: To Tell A Face
The object of the game is to identify the face of a relative. The contestant in this skit is Baby Bobby, who must identify his grandmother.
Cartoon A caveman finds a rock on the ground, and visualizes the invention of the wheel and the car, ultimately deciding to toss the rock away: "Who needs it?"
(First: Episode 0558)
cut from the Noggin version
Clip 7
Film A stool for me
(First: Episode 0513)
Cartoon K - Key
(First: Episode 0040)

SCENE 3 Miles's grandparents meet Snuffy, who has brought a trunk with a present for Miles. He has gives everyone clues to what it might be, and eventually reveals that it's sand from Hawaii to play with.
Animation In stop-motion, a boy makes landscapes out of sand and water.
(First: Episode 2039)
Clip 4
Muppets Grover watches The Amazing Mumford practice a trick, making a rabbit come out of his hat. Mumford has trouble getting a rabbit to come out of the hat, and both are oblivious to the fact that Grover is turning into a rabbit.
(First: Episode 0407)
Cartoon A cube tries to fit through wall holes of different shapes.
(First: Episode 1452)
Song Joe Raposo sings "I'm an Aardvark."
(First: Episode 0425)
Muppets Cookie Monster does a taste test to compare square shaped, triangle shaped, and circle shaped cookies.
(First: Episode 1750)
Cartoon "Martian Beauty" has nine hairs, nine bows, nine eyes, nine nostrils, nine arms and nine toes.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0316)

SCENE 4 Maria and the kids look at the shapes of the wooden boards used to assemble Snuffy's sandbox. Then they build it.
Animation A white shell is uncovered in the sand.
(First: Episode 2061)
Cartoon Stop-frame animation of a girl on a beach, reading a book containing pictures of various sea creatures that come to life as she comes to their pages.
(First: Episode 1434)
Film A figure skater illustrates forward and backward
(First: Episode 0500)
Film A honking orange ball follows signs to the EXIT.
(First: Episode 1879)
(First: Episode 0935)

SCENE 5 Miles's grandfather watches over his grandson, feeling proud. Nearby, a group of Honkers accidentally wake up Miles, but put him back to sleep by honking "Brahms' Lullaby" and reveal that they are grandfathers themselves.
Film As a boy plays with a tugboat in the bathtub, we watch footage of a real tugboat.
(First: Episode 0801)
Gorilla toon2
Cartoon G - gorilla (in man suit)
(First: Episode 0085)
Film Car assembly
(First: Episode 0506)
Cartoon The Typewriter gets stuck in a spot of glue, and types "G: Glue".
(First: Episode 0775)
Film "Listen ..." to various sounds, including the ocean, a heart beating, a clock ticking, a horse galloping, crickets chirping, a passing train, and others.
(First: Episode 0951)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie turns on the radio to hear his favorite exercise show, Get Moving. He engages the viewer to do all the exercises he does, such as touching toes and jumping. Bert joins in, and has so much fun jumping that he doesn't notice that his favorite program, Pigeons in the News, is coming on.
(First: Episode 1025)
Cartoon "Dinner for Nine"
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1658)
SCENE 6 The grandparents really enjoy playing in the sandbox with Miles, but it's getting late. Maria announces the sponsors and the credits follow.

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