Sesame Street
Zoe spells her name
Air date December 10, 1993
Season Season 25 (1993-1994)
Written by Molly Boylan
Directed by Jon Stone
Sponsors H, N, 5
Syndication 123 Sesame Street


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Big Bird and Savion are spending a moment in the playground, when Zoe comes running excitedly. She says she can spell her name, but when she tries, she leaves out the O. When Savion tells her, she tries again and gets it right. Then she "starts over" and runs toward them again, as if the first time never happened, to do it correctly.
Cartoon A little girl sings "There Is Only One Me."
(First: Episode 1942)
Film Two girls clap out five.
(First: Episode 3007)
Cartoon The Ringmaster #5: Five fantastic floating fools fall from the big blue blimp. (new sound effects added)
(First: Episode 1310)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit interviews a bird who sings about how her parents still love her even though they don't live together anymore (though it is not directly stated whether her parents are divorced or separated).
(First: Episode 2695)
Cartoon Falling leaves form H and h.
(First: Episode 3118)
Film Alphaquest: H
Heading over the hills in a helicopter to a hippo's house.
(First: Episode 2741)
SCENE 2 Zoe is so proud of spelling her name, she's telling everyone on Sesame Street. Oscar suggests telling everybody is a good idea -- everybody else -- but it backfires when Zoe decides to tell everybody in Oscar's trash can.
Animation Lillian is proud because she climbed up the mountain by herself.
(First: Episode 2749)
Film A little boy sings the "Cold Ocean Blues" at the beach.
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: The 400 Blows
Grover has to blow out the candles on his birthday cake 400 times, but since this is Part 1, he only gets up to 40 before he faints.
(First: Episode 2680)
Cartoon "Animal Elevator": 10-1 (subtraction)
(First: Episode 2523)
SCENE 3 Zoe asks Savion and Big Bird, who are waiting at the Bus Stop, a riddle. What has three letters and goes vroom all around Sesame Street? Big Bird thinks it's a bus, but it's Zoe, who demonstrates.
Animation The word BUS is displayed, followed by a graphic of a school bus leaving.
(First: Episode 3052)
cut from the Noggin version
Film Two boys walk though a city neighborhood to some funky break dancing music.
(First: Episode 2679)
Cartoon Do you know what it's like to be scared?
(First: Episode 0547)
cut from the Noggin version
Muppets Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats sing "Cluck Around the Clock."
(First: Episode 2817)
Cartoon A tiny ant pushes the huge N into its place in the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0780)
Film The floating kids form a letter N.
(First: Episode 3109)
Muppets Elmo explains the importance of sleep, but the audience won't stop applauding and let him sleep afterwards.
(First: Episode 2985)
Animation "Five Waltzing Chairs"
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 2983)

SCENE 4 Gordon parks his bicycle in front of 123 Sesame Street. Zoe wants to play on Telly's pogo stick. With Gordon's help, she tries it, but she doesn't weigh enough to make it bounce. Instead, she decides to "boing" without a pogo stick.
Song "The First Time" - Children try various activities (riding tricycles, tying shoes, etc.) and progressively improve.
(First: Episode 2950)
Cartoon Can a cat bark?
(First: Episode 0859)
cut from the Noggin version
Song Gina and Maria sing The Word is "No".
(First: Episode 2548)
Cartoon Three scribbles exercise.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 1579)
cut from the Noggin version
Muppets "Muppets Rhyme in School"
(First: Episode 2291)
Cartoon Two balls follow an arrow down a hole.
(First: Episode 2035)
cut from the Noggin version
SCENE 5 Zoe wants to use the pogo stick, so she asks Gordon what he had to do to grow up. He suggests exercise, healthy food, and rest. Zoe tries to do all of these things, but growing takes time.
Film "I Can Do It By Myself"
(First: Episode 1727)
cut from the Noggin version
Animation A big paper clip and a small paper clip can hold papers together, and so can a small staple, with the help of its "mommy."
(First: Episode 2930)
cut from the Noggin version
Muppets "Sounds of Our Lives": Dirk tries to pop the question to Deirdre , but keeps getting interrupted by sounds, like an alarm clock or a train passing through the house... until he gives up and makes the sound of a slamming door.
(First: Episode 2731)
Cartoon A boy finds a set of doors with animals that make the wrong sound, and swaps the doors to correct them.
(First: Episode 2711)
Film Caitlin gets her eyes examined, and picks out a pair of glasses.
(First: Episode 2948)
Song "Rollin' on the River"
(First: Episode 2783)

SCENE 6 Gordon figures out why Zoe is laughing. She dropped her ice cream, and it landed on Telly, who isn't amused.
Cartoon A man tries to get directions to a parking space, and eventually uses a map to get there.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 2734)
Film Letter H hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0336)
Cartoon A mad scientist puts together a capital H.
(First: Episode 0284)
Muppets Clementine sings about "My Triangle Home."
(EKA: Episode 2476)
Cartoon Lightning bugs make shapes.
Artist: Fred Garbers
cut from the Noggin version
SCENE 7 Telly shows Zoe his triangle collection. One of them looks like an ice cream cone, and makes her laugh. Big Bird reads the sponsors, and the Season 25 credit crawl follows.

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