Sesame Street
Zoe wants a pet
Air date April 19, 1996
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Written by Ian Ellis James
Sponsors I, 8
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Zoe and Carlo meet Linda and Barkley in the park. Linda uses sign language to tell Barkley to sit and roll over. Zoe thinks it would be nice to have a pet, and asks Linda if she can have Barkley. Linda says Barkley is her pet, so Zoe decides to find a pet of her own.
Animation The word "dog" appears on-screen, followed by a shot of a dog
(First: Episode 3082)
Muppets Cereal Girl
(First: Episode 2687)
Cartoon Pencil box I / i
(First: Episode 2890)
Animation Ornate letter I swinging through the air in a song.
(First: Episode 2921)
Cartoon Speech Balloon - I: An iron irons the word.
(First: Episode 0314)
SCENE 2 Zoe decides she will get a pet squirrel, so she stops one who is looking for nuts in the park. She tells him to sit, and he says he doesn’t do tricks. She tells him that he’s her pet now, and he can come live with her in her apartment. He says he lives in the park, and would be sad living in an apartment. Disappointed, Zoe realizes that she will have to find a different pet, so she’ll just give her bag of peanuts to someone else. As she is leaving, the squirrel tells her to wait—he will do anything for the peanuts—sit, roll over, beg—if she’d just come back!
Cartoon Felines
(First: Episode 3278)
Muppets Big Bird's Video Postcards:
Big Bird visits the Green Market in Union Square. He thinks food comes out of packaging, but his friends show him how food is grown on their farm.
(First: Episode 3435)
Song You Don't Have to Be a Grizzly” explains that kids and animals can like the same foods.
(First: Episode 3398)
Muppets ‘‘‘Monsterpiece Theater:’’ The King and I
(First: Episode 2727)
Animation I / i candles
(First: Episode 3107)
Animation I / i Gregorian Chant
(First: Episode 3342)
SCENE 3 At Hooper's Store, Zoe laments to Telly and Carlo that she still cannot find a pet. Then she asks Carlo to sit down, which he does, and if he is happy living in an apartment. She decides that he is her new pet. Telly says Carlo can’t be her pet because he has to work at the store and live with his parents in their apartment. Zoe then tells Telly that he will be here pet and tells him to sit. He says no, he doesn’t want to sit. She is sad, so he agrees to pretend to be her pet for a while.
Cartoon A man talks about how much he loves his bones.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 2628)
Muppets On a tropical island, Bert, Cookie Monster, Grover and a Caribbean Anything Muppet back-up band sing "Take a Rest."
(First: Episode 3107)
Cartoon Three scribbles exercise.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 1579)
Song Kevin Clash sings “The Pasta Song.”
(First: Episode 3137)
Cartoon The 8 Brothers Circus displays 8 elephants.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1645)
Muppets The Rainbow Fish counts groups of 8 in the ocean.
(First: Episode 2909)
Pinball 08
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #8
(First: Episode 0998)
Film A child in a classroom draws a picture of her dog Puck, and goes over the care required to keep a pet. A Bert and Baby Fozzie plush can be seen in the little girl's bedroom.
(First: Episode 2853)
SCENE 4 Zoe orders Telly to sit, but he doesn’t want to. He suggests he try a different trick—saying the alphabet. Zoe doesn’t think that would be much of a trick, so Telly says the alphabet while jumping up and down on one leg. Exhausted after the feat, he obeys Zoe’s command to lie down.
Cartoon What if we celebrated Valentine’s Day with chickens instead of hearts?
(First: Episode 0488)
Film Girls sing a jump-rope rhyme about naming a puppy.
(First: Episode 3279)
Muppets Some Anything Muppets sing about the staff you'll meet in "First Grade."
Cartoon A little boy asks his big brother questions about what happens at school. (new music added)
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 1877)
Cartoon A dog dances with Elmo.
Artist: Karen Aqua
Film Wegman's dogs: Little Miss Muffet deals with a spider.
(First: Episode 3449)
SCENE 5 Zoe wants Telly to do another trick, so he counts to 40 while twisting.
Cartoon Counting 40 pigs
Artist: Keith Haring
(First: Episode 3084)
Song Tony Bennett and Lexine sing “Little Things."
(First: Episode 3402)
Cartoon A boy puts together a fishbowl, and watches his fish swim around in it.
(First: Episode 2030)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie wants to go outside and play catch, but Bert gets him interested in watching his goldfish.
(First: Episode 1422)
Cartoon How I got the hives, a true story by Corky Pumpkin.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 3353)
SCENE 6 Back at Hooper’s Store, Telly is finally fed up with pretending to be Zoe’s pet. Zoe is sad, and Carlo suggests she try to find another pretend pet. Linda understands how Zoe feels, and knows how to fix the problem.
Song "The First Time" - Children try various activities (riding tricycles, tying shoes, etc.) and progressively improve.
(First: Episode 2950)
Cartoon A gorilla outgrows his toy fire truck, and is about to throw it away, when he decides to pass it on to his little brother.
(First: Episode 2840)
Muppets Oscar's CASA is drawn.
(First: Episode 2095)
Cartoon Suzie Kabloozie announces that her cat Feff will jump ON a box and say meow, but he keeps jumping OFF when she puts him on, so Suzie does it instead.
Artist: Mo Willems
(First: Episode 3455)
SCENE 7 After having talked to Zoe’s mom, Linda gives Zoe a kitten. Zoe names the kitten Linda, and informs it of today’s sponsors. Carlo adds that Sesame Street is a production of the Children's Television Workshop.
COMING SOON Coming Soon on Sesame Street: Gina, Baby Bear, Stinky the Stinkweed and the kids play "Freeze Dance."

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