Sesame Street
Miles' adoption party
Air date February 5, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Written by Emily Perl Kingsley
Sponsors L, 15
Releases Paley Center Archive

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Zoe meets Mr. Handford's niece Barbara, who explains that "eating for two" means she's eating for herself and the baby growing inside her. Zoe gets to feel the baby kick in her stomach. Miles delivers an envelope to Mr. Handford and Zoe waits with the baby to find out what's inside.
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Film Katie is going to be a big sister.
(First: Episode 2769)
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Animation L / l (space paint)
(First: Episode 3216)
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Muppets / Celebrity Samuel Ramey performs "L Toreador."
(First: Episode 3337)
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Cartoon L for Laugh
Artists: Vincent Cafarelli & Candy Kugel
(First: Episode 2767)
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Muppets Bert sings "The Paperclip."
(First: Episode 2578)
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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)
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SCENE 2 Mr. Handford opens the letter, which is an invitation to a party in the arbor for the anniversary of Miles' adoption. As Mr. Handford helps his niece to the bus stop, Zoe wonders why she didn't get an invitation. Miles arrives shortly after to give her one, but now she wonders what "adoption" is.
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Cartoon "Ooh What a Fabulous Party"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 3006)
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Film L is for look, legs, light, lemonade, and ladybug.
(First: Episode 3427)
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Cartoon L - shooting stars
(First: Episode 2237)
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Film The letter L dances at the beach.
(First: Episode 3573)
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Muppets Baby Fats Domino sings "Shake Your Rattle and Roll," encouraging babies to exercise.
(First: Episode 3352)
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Animation Luxo Jr.: Heavy and light
(First: Episode 2860)
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Film Children on a playground form the letters of the alphabet. (new music added)
(First: Episode 1966)
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Cartoon "Big Kid Photo Album"
(First: Episode 3441)
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SCENE 3 Zoe joins the Robinsons in their apartment to learn about adoption. Much to her surprise, Miles didn't grow inside Susan, but another woman who could not take care of him, and since they loved him as a baby, they adopted him. They show her a photo album of him and a tape of the day they brought him home.
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Song An ode to D-A-D.
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentSamantha shows Grover how to play "Duck Duck Goose."
(First: Episode 3561)
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Film What sound does a duck make?
(First: Episode 3298)
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Animation Counting to 15 (Oriental music)
(First: Episode 3157)
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Cartoon Rap #15
(First: Episode 2567)
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Animation Rubber Stamp #15
(First: Episode 2945)
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Muppets Tim Robbins and Elmo talk about surprise.
(First: Episode 2766)
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Cartoon A paranoid bird doesn't like to be surprised ... unless it's a surprise party.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 2088)
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Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: Caribbean dance
Part 1
(First: Episode 3136)
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SCENE 4 Zoe is writing a poem as a gift to Miles and needs Big Bird's help making rhymes. She closes her poem by rhyming "perky" with "Albuquerque."
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Cartoon Sarah Wenkel reads a poem about a bug.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 3518)
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Film UN words (sun, run, fun)
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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)
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Film A group of girls do a playground cheer ("One step forward, one step back").
(First: Episode 3031)
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Song "Front Back Ballet"
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 3016)
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Film A girl named Shirley performs in the circus; her father is Ringling Bros. clown David Larible. Other acts in the circus include elephant training and elephant jumping.
(First: Episode 3529)
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Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: Caribbean dance
Part 2
(First: Episode 3136)
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SCENE 5 Everyone is in the arbor for Miles' party. Before Zoe can recite her poem, Gordon and Susan give a speech and sing a song about being a family. Zoe asks if it's time to eat cake, but Susan says they'll be doing presents first.
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Song John Pizzarelli sings about feeling "happy and proud" on your birthday.
(First: Episode 3421)
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Animation A walk through a neighborhood made of paper and photographic characters.
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Celebrity The Count counts the musicians in the Tokyo String Quartet.
(First: Episode 3266)
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Animation "Pineapple Addition"
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 3159)
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Film Cheri goes fishing with her abuelo.
(First: Episode 2784)
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Cartoon Todo el mundo necesita agua
(First: Episode 0780)
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Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: Caribbean dance
Part 2a
(First: Episode 3185)
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SCENE 6 Zoe reads her poem, with corresponding pictures. As everyone digs into the cake, Prairie Dawn announces the sponsors.
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COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: Prairie Dawn's fairy godmother (Whoopi Goldberg) wants to get her ready for the ball.


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