Sesame Street
Playing "Gone with the Wind"
Air date March 11, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Written by Josh Selig
Sponsors Z, 20


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Gina, Elmo and Zoe are about to read one of their favorite stories, Gone with the Wind. Gina begins to read, transitioning to...
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: "Gone With the Wind" (Alistair Cookie wraparounds and some middle dialog removed)
(First: Episode 2410)
After the first couple of lines of dialog, Zoe comments that "Green" in their book greatly resembles Kermit the Frog. Elmo guesses he might be Kermit's cousin from the deep South.
SCENE 1 cont'd Gina concludes the story, where the two frogs were blown to Tennessee and opened a windsurfing business. Elmo gets an idea for himself and Zoe to play their own version of the story. Gina brings them inside to get some costumes.
Film / Animation A class makes up a story about a fish named Billy, which is told through animation based on the kids' drawings.
(First: Episode 3358)
Cartoon Birds pop balloons of all the letters of the alphabet, making them lowercase. (new music added)
(First: Episode 2552)
Muppets "Zig Zag Dance"
(First: Episode 1567)
Cartoon Two alpine climbers hike up a letter Z and stake a claim on it.
(First: Episode 0281)
Muppets Big Bird accidentally knocks over some block towers, but he puts them back up through reverse footage.
(First: Episode 3407)
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Cartoon A boy talks about his various moods. (new music added)
Artist: Bob Kurtz
(First: Episode 0772)
Song "Dressed Up" (remake)
(First: Episode 3399)
SCENE 2 Elmo and Zoe have costumes resembling that of Green and Miss Scarlett's. They start re-enacting the story, but when they get to the part involving the wind, they realize they don't have any. Gina recommends they pretend it's windy, which Elmo and Zoe soon find doesn't work too well.
Film Fay Ray subtracts three balls.
(First: Episode 2608)
Animation "Let's Count Penguins"
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 3147)
Song "Papermaking Song"
(First: Episode 3563)
Cartoon Shoes dance to a square dance tune.
(First: Episode 3450)
Muppets Two-Headed Monster tries on shoes.
(First: Episode 2142)
Cartoon Christopher Clumsy demonstrates the things feet can do.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0455)
SCENE 3 The monsters call out Gina for help, especially since they don't know how wind actually occurs. Gina demonstrates by blowing on some strips of paper. Elmo and Zoe get the idea and leave to find a source of wind.
Film On a windy day, Maria (in voice-over) asks a man (Bill Irwin), "Does air move things?" The wind speaks for him.
(First: Episode 2876)
Muppets Caribbean Anything Muppets sing about "Caribbean Air."
(First: Episode 2688)
Film A kid describes how they feed cows hay from a flatbed truck.
Music: Robert Dennis
(First: Episode 0787)
Cartoon A man demonstrates what newspapers are made of, and finds an ad for "One slightly used monster."
(First: Episode 2919)
Muppets Mr. Johnson wants something to read, so Flight Attendant Grover suggests reading the EXIT sign, the safety manual and the tag on the collar of his shirt. After he informs Mr. Johnson that the airplane is out of newspapers and magazines, he sets the fat blue man on his lap and tells him to read his lips as he recites a story.
(First: Episode 3487)
Cartoon Number Creatures #20
(First: Episode 2687)
Film Growing Numbers #20
(First: Episode 2967)
Animation Rubber Stamp #20
(First: Episode 2935)
SCENE 4 In the park, the monsters have recruited Lexine to be the wind for them. Once they give her the cue, they discover one small girl like her can't blow enough air to move them. They run off with another idea.
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)
Film A girl narrates a segment about her friend, Billy, who swims with dolphins.
(First: Episode 3012)
Cartoon Z doesn't like its sleepy Z image -- Z can also be zany, and zip and zoom.
Artist: Fred Garbers
Muppets Cookie Monster goes on a picnic, with a basket full of cookies. A bug flies by, and tries to get into the basket, buzzing furiously. Cookie Monster tries to give the bug a little cookie if it'll go away. The bug refuses, buzzing even more strenuously. Cookie tries a big cookie, but it still refuses. Cookie offers an almond cookie, a raisin cookie, a pistachio nut cookie, and a crunchy granola cookie. He realizes that the little bug doesn't like cookies. All he has left is a letter Z. The bug is excited, and buzzes off with the Z.
(First: Episode 1484)
Cartoon The Typewriter: Z for Zoo
(First: Episode 0776)
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Film A girl teaches a boy to play “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” on the Shpritzer.
(First: Episode 3475)

Celebrity Ray Charles sings the Alphabet Song, and various celebrities join in, including Michael Jeter, Patrick Stewart, Tony Bennett, Shari Lewis, Lamb Chop, Harry Belafonte, Grover, David Robinson, and Ellen DeGeneres.
(First: Episode 3526)
Cartoon A boy imagines his room turning into a jungle.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 2808)
SCENE 5 Elmo and Zoe have assembled several more kids to assist Lexine in creating some wind. They kids all create a small breeze, but not enough to blow the monsters away. Elmo hasn't the "froggiest" what to do next...
Cartoon Magical Herman's number trick (new music and sound effects added)
(First: Episode 0773)
Muppets An Anything Muppet family sings "Let's Go Driving."
(First: Episode 2095)
Cartoon A car drives by the water.
(First: Episode 3378)
Film Lindsey practices her basketball shooting with Steph.
(First: Episode 3517)
Cartoon A beatnik bat reads poetry at a nightclub, as everything rhymes with the "AT" sound.
Artist: Lisa Crafts
(First: Episode 3396)

SCENE 6 Mr. Snuffleupagus happens by and notices the sad monsters. He just so happened to play the role of the wind in his school's production of the story ("You should have seen me! I blew the orchestra right out of the gymnasium!"), and agrees to be their wind. As they perform the story, Snuffy successfully creates enough wind to blow them away. They do an encore performance, as Celina announces the sponsors.
COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: Sherry Netherland dances the tango with Benny.

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