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Sesame Street
Gordon brings Elmo and Miles to the zoo
Air date November 16, 1987
(season premiere)
Season Season 19 (1987-1988)
Written by Sara Compton
Production Sept. 15-16, 1987 (remote)
Sept. 17, 1987 (studio)
Sponsors Z, 8
Syndication Sesame Street Unpaved

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Elmo greets the viewer and shows off his plastic zoo set. Gordon observes him playing with it, and he invites Elmo to come with him and Miles to the Bronx Zoo.
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Cartoon The Typewriter: Z for Zoo
(First: Episode 0776)
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Muppets Over the Top, a ZZ Top-like band, sings "ZZ Blues."
(First: Episode 2317)
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Cartoon A little girl shows the building and apartment where she lives -- both with the number 6.
(First: Episode 0783)
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Song Sesame Street Creature Feature: Joe Raposo sings "Bein' a Pig".
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Cartoon A honking orange ball follows signs to the EXIT.
(First: Episode 1879)
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Cast Maria as Charlie Chaplin tries to leave through the door marked EXIT, but the sign keeps moving, and a brick wall appears behind each opened door. Finally, she makes her own exit through a hole in the wall.
(First: Episode 0832)
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Cartoon In rhyme, a man points out animals who stole and/or ruined his clothing.
cut from the Noggin version
(First: Episode 0778)
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SCENE 2 Buster the Horse, a tour guide at the zoo, leads Gordon, Elmo, and Miles into the trolley car, where they observe animals in their natural habitat.
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Cartoon Kids observe cloud formations, until it starts to rain.
(First: Episode 2074)
cut from the Noggin version
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Celebrity Pee-Wee Herman recites his own version of the alphabet.
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Kermit asks Alphonso what the word EXIT means.
(First: Episode 1395)
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Cartoon "Β‘Ella juega tΓ©nis!"
"Did you say she's playing tennis?"
"Β‘SΓ­, ella juega tΓ©nis!"
(First: Episode 2111)
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Film An insert about washing elephants at the Bronx Zoo. The song "Splish Splash" is used in part of the segment.
(First: Episode 1934)
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Cartoon A wizard walks through a door. A boy in pajamas tries to imitate him without success.
cut from the Noggin version
(First: Episode 1042)
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SCENE 3 Buster sees off the group as they go on a camel ride, and goes on to describe what camels are like.
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Cartoon Jazz #8
(First: Episode 0016)
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Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: Chariots of Fur
(First: Episode 1833)
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Cartoon Two itchy gorillas agree to scratch each other's backs.
(First: Episode 1456)
cut from the Noggin version
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Film Children on a playground form the letters of the alphabet.
(First: Episode 1966)
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SCENE 4 The group observes more animals in their natural habitat, including monkeys, turtles, and otters. Elmo points out that this environment is similar to a city building such as 123 Sesame Street - "You can live high high up, or way way down, so everyone can live close together without getting in each other's way."
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Cartoon A ball goes up and down a musical staircase.
(First: Episode 2151)
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Cast Big Bird, Susan and Bob sing "Can Read" while at a newsstand.
(First: Episode 2268)
cut from the Noggin version
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Cartoon Snacks on Parade: Peanut Butter
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1301)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie and Bert play "The Feelings Game" -- much to Bert's chagrin.
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Film To a jazz rhythm soundtrack, the camera zooms in on flowers growing on a tree.
(First: Episode 0156)
cut from the Noggin version
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SCENE 5 Buster likes all the animals in the zoo, but Chip would rather look at the cats and sings "Just Cats."
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Cartoon A man counts forty stars at night.
(First: Episode 2243)
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Muppets Waiter Grover: Grover serves Mr. Johnson a bowl of chicken soup. Johnson says that he can't eat the soup, and Grover can't guess why. "That settles it," Johnson sighs. "From now on, I'm bringing my lunch to work in a paper sack." He finally explains to Grover that he can't eat the soup because he doesn't have a spoon.
(First: Episode 0358)
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Cartoon The Ringmaster showcases 8 skating penguins.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1291)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "I Like Alaska", along with a montage of kids saying what their hobbies are, and what they like about their community.
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Cartoon Geometry of Circles #1 "Circle with Flower"
(First: Episode 1393)
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SCENE 6 Elmo, Miles, and Buster see what it's like to be a turtle ...
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SCENE 6
cont'd
... a spider ...
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SCENE 6
cont'd
... and a prairie dog.
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Cartoon A boy observes a mother bird feeding her babies, and remembers to run home to dinner.
(First: Episode 1508)
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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)
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Muppets Kermit sings "On My Pond".
(First: Episode 2328)
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Cartoon Gerald's dog Sparky likes to pretend he's an alligator.
(First: Episode 1519)
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SCENE 7 Back home, Elmo lets all the plastic animals out of their cages, like at the Bronx Zoo. Buster announces the sponsors.


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