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Sesame Street
Forgetful's gift for Miles
Air date April 29, 1986
Season Season 17 (1985-1986)
Written by Mark Saltzman
Production January 10, 1986
Sponsors E, F, 6

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Gordon introduces Leo the Party Monster to Miles and demonstrates how he can almost walk, sort of dance, and he's beginning to talk. Leo wants to know if he can put that all together to party, but Gordon says that's a little way's off. Leo decides to test it out by turning on the radio, and soon Gordon is dancing along with Miles.
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SCENE 4 Forgetful Jones arrives at Gordon's apartment with a large gift for baby Miles. He immediately forgets what he was doing and Gordon helps him figure it out. When he is finally able to remember, they discover that he forgot to put the present inside the box.
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SCENE 5 Forgetful doesn't understand what happened to his gift, when Buster the Horse arrives with his own gift for Miles - a hobbyhorse. Forgetful goes to ride off into the sunset, only on the hobbyhorse instead of Buster. As Gordon cleans up, Susan announces the sponsors.


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