Sesame Street
Zoe makes a snowman
Air date May 8, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Written by Cathi Rosenberg-Turow
Sponsors S, 15


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Zoe approaches Ruthie inside Finders Keepers clutching a list of things she needs. Reading her paper, it contains drawings of a hat and a scarf with their beginning letters next to them. Zoe wrote them because she thinks they start with those letters, but Ruthie explains a better way is to write the words out. She fetches the items for her, which fit too big on Zoe, but Zoe reveals they're for a snowman she's going to build. Ruthie points out there's no snow around, so Zoe leaves to go make it snow.
Cartoon A girl talks about preparing to play with her new sled. (new music added, ending edited)
Artist: Jim Simon
(First: Episode 0413)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit has received a phone call which tells him that there is someone who has been standing out in a terrible snow storm for a long time. Kermit asks everyone who passes by, "Are you that person?" But everyone he asks has been out in the snow for only a short time. Kermit refuses to give up, however, and tells us to stay tuned. (new sound effects added)
(First: Episode 0750)
Cartoon Is snow cold? Yes!
(First: Episode 0822)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash (cont'd): Kermit, now shivering a little, is still looking for the person who's been standing out in the snow for a long time. He even asks Farley, too. Still no success yet. (new sound effects added)
(First: Episode 0750)
Song "Would You Like to Go Over?"
(First: Episode 3034)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash (cont'd): Kermit is now buried up to his neck in snow, colder than ever. He calls the attention of passerby Harvey Kneeslapper, who tells Kermit that he is the one who made the call, which was a prank call. As it turns out, Kermit was the one standing out in the storm. (new sound effects added)
(First: Episode 0750)
Animation Camels appear in the clouds as Vivaldi music plays.
(First: Episode 3624)
SCENE 2 Zoe tries to command the clouds above to send snow down, but Ruthie tells her that the snow won't fall when it's summer and it's hot outside, and it must be cold. Zoe decides to go make the temperature cold, to Ruthie's confusion.
Song "I'm a Polar Bear"
(First: Episode 3276)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert build a snowman, but Ernie fears that the snowman will be cold if they don't dress him. Even though Bert tries to tell him that snowmen aren't alive and can't feel the cold, that doesn't stop Ernie from dressing the snowman in Bert's clothing.
(First: Episode 1824)
Muppets / Celebrity Big Bird introduces ballet dancers Jock Soto and Lourdes Lopez, as they demonstrate up and down.
(First: Episode 3622)
Cartoon An animated number 15 sings "How Hard It Is to Be 15" to a child who is trying to count from 1 to 20, but can't remember 15.
(First: Episode 2743)
Film Kid mural painting #15
Animation Counting to 15 (Oriental music)
(First: Episode 3157)
SCENE 3 Zoe recruits a bunch of kids to wave some fans rapidly, hoping it'll make things cold enough to create some snow. Ruthie explains that this won't work and that snow only occurs during winter. Zoe understand, then gets the idea to convince the clouds that it's already winter.
Cartoon How Andy Fritz Ate the Sun.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2730)

Film A boy narrates a film of what happens when it changes from fall to winter.
(First: Episode 2459)
Cartoon A girl searches for the letter S in a mound of letters.
Artist: Fred Garbers
Animation A cowboy sings about the S words.
Cartoon The letter S grows on a vine.
(First: Episode 3278)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster builds a Two-Headed Snowman. It's missing noses; they fight over a carrot which breaks in half, solving the problem.
(First: Episode 1622)
Film Children of all kinds sing "We All Sing with the Same Voice."
(First: Episode 1708)
SCENE 4 Zoe returns dressed in her winter coat and calls out to the clouds. Ruthie tells her that clouds aren't alive, thus that can't hear her. Zoe is saddened that she can't build a snowman, but Ruthie has an idea of her own.
Isadora's sneakers.jpg
Animation Isadora's sneakers describe all the fun they've had this past year, as the seasons change.
(First: Episode 2758)
Muppets Telly sings "Everything Goes" as he packs his backpack for a day in the park.
(First: Episode 3461)
Cartoon A detective sees a lever and wonders what will happen if he pulls it.
(First: Episode 2613)
Animation A showcase of how many fun things can be done with paper.
(First: Episode 3482)
Animation Airplanes carve the capital and lowercase S.
(First: Episode 3214)
Film Kids hold an S and a square.
(First: Episode 3278)
Cartoon S for Snail (new music added)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1158)
Muppets / Celebrity Tim Robbins needs a place to stay, so he tries the Furry Arms Hotel, where the bed is a little too small for him, but the company of the lullaby-singing animals is "strangely relaxing."
Song "Elbows and Knees"
(First: Episode 2641)
Cartoon Mary Shaboom reluctantly moves to a new house, and muses about the consequences.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2959)
Muppets Baby Bear and a boy named Miles sing the alphabet.
Cartoon Kids see animals in their alphabet soup.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 1976)
Film A girl narrates a film of herself swimming.
(First: Episode 3611)
Cartoon A map of India morphs into the shape of animals that are found there.
(First: Episode 2668)
Muppets Elmo sings "In Your Imagination."
(First: Episode 3119)

SCENE 5 Ruthie has Zoe imagine it being winter time. In her imagination, Ruthie produces a duckie inner tube. Zoe now feels very much like swimming, only she can't in the winter. Ruthie reminds her that it's actually summer and Zoe excitedly takes Ruthie's floatie and heads for the pool. Ruthie announces the sponsors, then grabs a floatie of her own.
COMING SOON Coming Soon on Sesame Street: Gina settles Sloppy in for a nap, when she hears Zoe crying.

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