Sesame Street
Planet Zingo
Air date January 20, 1988
Season Season 19 (1987-1988)
Written by Nancy Sans
Sponsors Y, Z, 10

2403 title

Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Susan sings "What Can You Add to This Song?," asking the kids to make different noises.
Cartoon Y for yawn
(First: Episode 0301)
Film Two kids visit the police department and watch a policeman prepare some horses for a parade happening in New York City. The kids even get to ride the horses and watch the parade.
(First: Episode 1243)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster blows bubbles.
(First: Episode 1738)
Cartoon A girl sorts everything she finds which is alive and not alive.
(First: Episode 1526)
Muppets / Celebrity Billy Dee Williams and Mr. Honker count backwards from 10 to 1. The Honker has to blow his nose before he can honk the last number.
(First: Episode 1819)
I'vegotamind bird
Cartoon I've Got a Mind: Bird
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0343)

Insert Oscar hosts "Real Grouches," the show that showcases talented Grouches from around the world. First, Romeo Scuggs plays his screechy violin. Then, Luba Merquick performs a song on a screechy blackboard. Finally, the mysterious "Bob the Blob" appears, playing a nice song on his flute. It turns out to be Bob in disguise.
(First: Episode 2147)
Film Kids narrate a film of how a lift bridge works.
(EKA: Episode 2253)
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Muppets Ernie and Bert watch "Sneak Peek Previews", in which Telly Monster and Oscar the Grouch review the "Song of Ten." After the show ends, Ernie shocks Bert by carrying a stack of ten chocolate layer cakes... which turn out to be plastic. Bert does not find this funny, and he and Ernie begin arguing. Oscar and Telly peek through the apartment window and argue about whether or not their argument is pleasant to watch.
(First: Episode 1963)
Animation Three lines attempt to individually reach the top of the TV screen, but fail. They succeed after they combine all of their lengths.
(First: Episode 0288)
Muppets Teacher Little Chrissy sings about how important it is to "Raise Your Hand."
(First: Episode 1959)
Film Empty / full playground (time-lapse)
(First: Episode 0415)
SCENE 2 Big Bird and Snuffy overcome their boredom by imagining the street is "Planet Zingo." Big Bird plays the brave explorer, Space Bird, while Snuffy plays the "Zingo-upagus" he encounters. Snuffy leaves to get his Zingo-Zapper.
Film Folk song: Have You Ever Been To The Farm?
(First: Episode 0138)
Muppets Kermit the Frog goes to a T-shirt shop, The Wonderful World of T-Shirts, to pick up another personalized "Kermit the Frog T-Shirt". However, all the shirts have the wrong name (Kermit the Gorf, Kermit the Forg, and Kermit the Grof).
(First: Episode 1494)
Cartoon A boy imagines multiple uses for his broom.
(First: Episode 0784)
SCENE 3 Big Bird gets trapped in the Blue Forest of Zingo, which turns out to be Susan's laundry.
Cartoon Circle In Space (with voiceover by Northern Calloway)
(First: Episode 1441)
Cast Maria and Luis perform "You Say Hola and I Say Hola."
(First: Episode 2062)
Cartoon Magical Herman's number trick
(First: Episode 0773)
Muppets Two Anything Muppet beatniks say the alphabet.
(First: Episode 1846)
Cartoon A yak discusses the letter "Y" on a stage, and is insulted when it is called a "Yakkity-yakkity-yak".
(First: Episode 0301)

SCENE 4 The Zingo-upagus returns with his Zingo-Zapper (a baseball mit). They use it to defend themselves from a Zingonian Pump (fire hydrant) and Blue Box (mailbox). Space Bird then threatens to use it on a Zingonian Science Teacher (Gordon).
Cartoon zip, zoom, zoom, zig, zag, zany, zoo.
(First: Episode 0359)
Muppets Little Jerry and the Monotones sing "Proud".
(First: Episode 0408)
Film Bus trip around town (guitar soundtrack)
(First: Episode 0926)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Bert regrets not being able to go to the park today like Ernie did, but Ernie helps him imagine a quiet day at the park -- which has more noises than Bert expected, even at night.
(First: Episode 1953)
Cartoon The Ringmaster treats us to the balancing feats of ten brown bears.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1336)
Film A panda tries to scratch an itch.
(First: Episode 0931)
Cartoon Jasper and Julius: Apple
(First: Episode 0485)

SCENE 5 Snuffy and Big Bird sing the Zingonian National Anthem (to the tune of "Yankee Doodle"). The two head off to explore some more, as Gordon announces the sponsors.

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