Sesame Street
Zoe buys fruit; Baby Bear uses a payphone
Air date April 3, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Written by Sara Compton
Sponsors M, 9


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Carlo welcomes the viewer at Hooper's Store, when Zoe suddenly enters repeating a pattern of bananas, apples and oranges to herself. Carlo thinks that's what she wants to order for lunch, so he digs each fruit out and places them on the counter. Zoe is relieved she had to remember every fruit in order, but Carlo points out an easier way – remembering how many of each fruit – as he sorts and counts them for her. Carlo packs them in a grocery sack for Zoe, but the weight causes her to drop. "You got any tricks on how to carry the bag?"
Animation "Pineapple Addition"
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 3159)
Muppets Captain Breakfast unsuccessfully encourages a little girl to eat breakfast, the most important meal of the day.
(First: Episode 1492)
Song You Don't Have to Be a Grizzly” eat some honey!
(First: Episode 3398)
Cartoon The Great Inventors Series: John Montague, Earl of Sandwich, invents a new type of food that can be eaten while playing cards.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 2574)
Film PIZZA: In speed-up footage, a group of kids orders pizza, and have it delivered to their house.
(First: Episode 3408)
Muppets The Singing Dentists sing "Say Toothpaste, Somebody!"
(First: Episode 2705)
Cartoon A monster named Doug has trouble getting to sleep at night, until the teeth in his dream remind him to brush his own.
(First: Episode 3145)
SCENE 2 Miles thanks Zoe for bringing him one of her apples, when she asks him how he learned to count. Miles tells he used to read counting books and listen to counting songs, as well as listen to older kids count. Zoe wants to learn it, and has Miles count to 10, but she takes the advice of "remembering the last thing in your mind" and counts backwards instead of starting at 1. She tries it again, getting it correct this time.
Animation Ten masked dancers are counted in Spanish.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 3079)

Muppets Big Bird's Video Postcards
Big Bird visits a Puerto Rican casita in East Harlem. He tries to find out what people do there, but everyone is too busy raising chickens, planting tomatoes, cooking and planning music to answer.
(First: Episode 3018)
Cartoon Don't mess with the Mighty M.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1578)
Animation Letter Garden: M
(First: Episode 3079)
Animation A clay man hikes up a letter M.
(First: Episode 3413)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster is in a disagreement about where to go for vacation: the mountains or the seashore. Cookie Monster says he likes both, better than going to Cucamonga for the National Cookie Convention. 2-Head gets inspired, and heads off for Cucamonga, leaving Cookie to choose between the mountains and the seashore.
(First: Episode 2837)
Animation A child draws a picture of a dog, who goes over and under.
(First: Episode 3147)
Film A visual representation of the nursery rhyme "To Market" with Wegman's dogs.
(First: Episode 3543)

SCENE 3 Carlo introduces Baby Bear to a cantaloupe and shows him what the inside looks like. Baby Bear wants to keep looking inside of things and produces a can of peanuts. Despite seeing the label, he has Carlo look inside and a spring-loaded snake flies out.
Video Kids demonstrate surprise by winding a jack-in-the-box, as “Pop Goes the Weasel” plays.
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie brings a surprise home, and he tells Bert to guess what it is. The surprise turns out to be a puppy. Bert wants to call the puppy "Norman"; Ernie suggests "Godzilla the Wonder-Dog".
(First: Episode 1956)
Cartoon The word DOG is spelled out over a weiner dog.
(First: Episode 3326)
Film Bill Irwin performs a dance called "Body Parts Cooperation," which is commented on by Biff and Roxie Marie.
Cartoon Melvin the Moving Man has magnificent muscles.
Music: Dick Lavsky and Alan Cagan, Narrator: Allen Swift
(First: Episode 0207)
Film Kid jungle explorers sight a wild letter M.
(First: Episode 3512)
Cartoon A man invites an M to dinner. The M is very appreciative, and makes "Mmmmmm" sounds. It eats all of the food at the table, and winds up eating the screen!
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0276)
Film Looking for triangles in the city (Maria voiceover)
(First: Episode 2696)

Muppets / Celebrity Diane "Deedles" Schuur and Elmo sing "From Your Head," as clips from the Sally Cruikshank cartoon are shown.
(First: Episode 3553)
Animation Camels appear in the clouds as Vivaldi music plays.
Cartoon A girl talks about her skin.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 2611)
Song "Elbows and Knees"
(First: Episode 2641)
Cartoon A boy is drawn, but he doesn't have knees at first.
(First: Episode 0954)
Muppets Grover sings "Monster in the Mirror."
(First: Episode 2689)
Cartoon The Ringmaster presents 9 elephants. (new sound effects added)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1366)
Film Milo Counting: 9
(First: Episode 3578)
Cartoon Rap #9
(First: Episode 2509)
SCENE 4 Baby Bear wants to call Mama Bear to alert her of his whereabouts and wants to use the pay phone all on his own. Carlo loans him a quarter and Baby Bear successfully makes his first call. He then needs another quarter to call Mama Bear back; he forgot to tell her he can use the pay phone on his own.
Cartoon A woman uses the telephone to order biscuits for her dog.
(First: Episode 3401)

Film A girl helps her family prepare Trinidadian roti dishes for her dad's food truck. She and her dad drive to New York City to serve the roti to customers.
(First: Episode 3567)
Cartoon A man walks in an IN.
(EKA: Episode 0581)
Muppets "Daddy Helps with the Dishes" - three families sing about how they help each other doing chores, cooking and homework.
(EKA: Episode 2223)
Animation Kids talk about families, often mentioning having rhinoceroses as pets.
(First: Episode 2759)
SCENE 5 Baby Bear continues borrowing money from Carlo, making more calls to his whole family to tell them of his triumphs. Carlo announces the sponsors.
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