Sesame Street
Forgetful's gift for Miles
Air date April 29, 1986
Season Season 17 (1985-1986)
Written by Mark Saltzman
Sponsors E, F, 6
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Picture Segment Description
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.
Cartoon Jazz #6
(First: Episode 0011)
Film A Hispanic boy gets up, gets dressed, and goes to school as Spanish music plays (A la luna no voy yo).
(First: Episode 0429)
Cartoon A boy puts together a fishbowl, and watches his fish swim around in it.
(First: Episode 2030)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie wants to go outside and play catch, but Bert gets him interested in watching his goldfish.
(First: Episode 1422)
Cartoon A Mouth whistles Beethoven's Symphony No. 5.
(First: Episode 2086)
SCENE 2 Placido Flamingo sings "La donna è mobile" with lyrics about opposites with the Honkers.
Cartoon The Typewriter: E-Ear
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0807)
Song "Paying Attention Song" (Charlie Tyson)
(First: Episode 0934)
Cartoon A man saws a letter E through the wall.
(First: Episode 0370)
Muppets Grover and Prairie Dawn sing "Sharing."
(First: Episode 1953)
Cartoon Snacks on Parade - The Raisin
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1171)
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit gives a lecture about rectangles. Cookie Monster smashes the shape, but says it'll still work out: "It's a wreck -- and it's a tangle!"
(First: Episode 0017)
Cartoon A boy does an addition problem in his head: 2 + 1 = 3.
(First: Episode 0516)
Insert Big Bird finds out how many feet Mr. Snuffleupagus has.
(First: Episode 1544)
Cartoon A drowsy wagoner gets across a clearing by building a bridge out of his ox-cart, and converting it back again.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0616)
Muppets Anything Muppets sing "How Do You Get From Here to There?"
(First: Episode 0374)
Cartoon A mad scientist teaches his monster how to say the words "Fred," "foot", and "Friday."
(First: Episode 1162)
Animation A white shell is uncovered in the sand.
(First: Episode 2061)
Insert Maria visits Oscar the Grouch to give him some basura (trash). She passionately sings a song about the word, which appeals to Oscar.
(First: Episode 2157)
Cartoon Two heads think of F words, ending with "finished."
(First: Episode 0128)
Grover--Exit (Original Version)
Muppets Grover explains the word "EXIT" with Little Jerry and the Monotones running over him as they run through the exit.
(First: Episode 0210)
Cartoon The word EXIT walks out of the room.
(First: Episode 0635)
Cast Luis is dressed for snow, but is stuck at the beach. David dresses for the beach, but finds himself in the snow. They happily switch places.
(First: Episode 0497)
Cartoon A report on homes around the world.
(First: Episode 1711)
Film A girl explains her life in a motor home.
(First: Episode 1235)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit and Trey talk about how to get from one place to another.
(First: Episode 0548)
Cartoon "I'm six years old today!"
(First: Episode 0357)
SCENE 3 Susan comes across Dexter, who loves to juggle. He proves to her he can give it up any time he wants by tossing each of his four balls away. Once she leaves, he catches them all and juggles some more. "I really could stop whenever I want...I just don't want to!"
Film The Mad Painter #6
(First: Episode 0335)
Cartoon The story of Aesop's "The Lion and the Mouse."
(First: Episode 0773)
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts the Letter of the Day Pageant.
Cartoon A girl sorts everything she finds which is alive and not alive.
(First: Episode 1526)
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.
Song Joe Raposo sings "Peanut Butter." (re-filmed version)
(First: Episode 1966)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert tells Ernie to put away his toys, and Ernie devises a system of arranging them. Unfortunately, all the categories he names apply only to his toy fire engine.
(First: Episode 0281)
Cartoon Several circles try to get past a large square.
(First: Episode 1486)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper sets up a bucket of confetti above a door, so that whoever pulls the rope attached to the bucket will get the confetti dumped on them. Instead, a little girl walks by and pulls the rope, so that the confetti lands on Harvey!
(First: Episode 0353)
Cartoon "Wash Your Hands Before You Eat"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1523)

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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