Sesame Street
Miles' grandparents visit
Air date February 22, 1991
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Written by Belinda Ward
Directed by Emily Squires
Production December 17, 1990
Sponsors J, M, 17

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 At Gordon and Susan's apartment, Preston Rabbit is excited because Susan’s mother, Dorothy, and father, Lee, are coming over for a visit, and they are going to give presents to Miles. However, Susan doesn’t think they might bring a present, but Preston thinks so because grandparents always bring presents. When Susan’s parents arrives, Preston asks if they brought presents for Miles. While Susan thinks it was rude to ask, Susan’s mother replies that they did, which makes Preston so happy that he jumps up and down.
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SCENE 2 As Susan’s parents are chatting with Gordon and Susan, Preston asks when Miles is going to get his present. Gordon tells Preston that they just arrived, but Susan's father agrees with Preston and says that they should give the present to Miles now. The gift turns out to be a Dun Dun drum that came all the way from Africa, where Miles’ great great grandma and grandfather come from. Preston replies that it is the same drum that Miles got for his birthday. Susan’s father doesn’t think it is the same because you can talk with the beats of the drum. When Miles shows them the same drum, Preston thinks that Susan's parents have to bring the drum back to Africa. However, Susan’s father replies that Miles has two drums that can talk to each other and he has a conversation with his grandson through the drum beats.
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SCENE 3 Outside on the steps of 123 Sesame Street, Preston asks Susan’s father if he brought a present for Susan. As it turns out, Susan’s father brought a present for Susan and hands her two sticks. While Preston doesn’t understand the present, Susan explains that they are musical bone instruments. She sings “Playing the Bones” as she remembers when she was little and her father played them. Susan's father tells Susan that it is her turn to play for him, but she has a hard time playing the musical instruments. Preston thinks Susan’s father should give her some lessons and her father agrees.
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SCENE 4 Inside the apartment, Preston sniffs the air and says that there must be a present around, but Susan replies that is dinner he is smelling. When the food comes out, Preston doesn’t feel hungry since it isn’t rabbit food that he always eats. However, when he hears that Susan’s mother made the food for everyone, including himself, Preston considers it a present from Susan’s mother and can’t turn it down. He decides to try out this new kind of food.
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SCENE 5 At nighttime, Susan's mother reads a poem called "Knoxville Tennessee" by Nikki Giovanni to Miles, Susan, and Preston. Then Preston asks Susan's mother if she knows any poems about carrots. When he finds she doesn't, he recites one to her, which begins with "How do I love carrots? Let me count the crunch the ways ..." As Preston recites the poem, Gordon announces the sponsors. A credit crawl follows.


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