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Sesame Street
Zoe's new Zoemobile
Air date November 19, 1998
Season Season 30 (1998-1999)
Written by Sara Compton
Production September 3–4, 1998
Sponsors Z, 19
Syndication 123 Sesame Street
PBS Sprout


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Gordon gives Zoe a ride on the back of his bike. Gordon has to go off to work, and Zoe wishes that she had her own wheels. Big Bird has roller skates, Jessica has a skateboard, Joseph has a scooter, and Tricia has a bike with training wheels. Even Natasha travels around in her baby carriage.
At the Fix-It Shop, Maria reveals that she has a surprise that she's going to give to Zoe today. Zoe can't wait to see her surprise.
Muppets Over the Top sing "ZZ Blues."
(First: Episode 2317)
cut from the Noggin version
Cartoon Zelda walks through a giant zipper into the Z Zone.
Artist: ArtistMike
SCENE 2 Alan, Zoe and Devon sing "My Name."
Cartoon Lillian is proud because she walked up a hill all by herself.
(First: Episode 2749)
Muppets Monsters in Day Care: Herry asks Eugene and Karin to sing "I'm a Little Teapot". Then he goes to Monster Day Care, and demonstrates his new skill.
SCENE 3 Maria's surprise for Zoe is ready -- a little wooden car with her name on the license plate. Zoe is delighted, and coos over the car's features -- a seat, a steering wheel, a horn, a dinger and a cup holder. She thanks Maria, and then gets in the car and pedals away.
Muppets An Anything Muppet family sings "Let's Go Driving."
(First: Episode 2095)
Film Cars on the street go fast, then slow, then fast again.
(First: Episode 2988)
cut from the Noggin version
Cartoon A car drives by the water.
(First: Episode 3378)
cut from the Noggin version
SCENE 4 The Count counts the apples in Alan's display. Zoe drives by -- and when the Count asks her what she wants to count, she counts Zoemobiles. "There goes one happy little monster!" the Count says.
Film 19 glasses, 19 chairs, 19 socks
(First: Episode 3758)
cut from the Noggin version
Cartoon 19 kernels of popcorn pop.
(First: Episode 2855)
cut from the Noggin version
Muppets / Celebrity Elmo thinks that Whoopi Goldberg's skin is a very pretty brown. Whoopi likes Elmo's soft red fur. Elmo admires Whoopi's bouncy hair, too. Elmo suggests that they trade, but Whoopi says that they can't -- it doesn't come off. But even if she could trade, she wouldn't want to. She likes her skin and her hair, and she wants to keep it. Elmo says that he wants to keep his fur, too.
(First: Episode 2746)
Song Kevin Clash sings "Skin."
(First: Episode 2749)
SCENE 5 Zoe rides the Zoemobile past Ernie and Bert's apartment...
Muppets Bert sings "The Paperclip"
(First: Episode 2578)
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)
cut from the Noggin version
Film Two boys walk though a city neighborhood to some funky break dancing music.
(First: Episode 2679)
Animation Luxo Sr. examines a box. Luxo Jr. pops out of the box, demonstrating "surprise."
(First: Episode 2851)
cut from the Noggin version
SCENE 6 Big Bird and some kids say the alphabet. Zoe drives by, but the only letter she wants to say is Z for Zoemobile.
Film The letters of the alphabet are found in signs all over the city. (new soundtrack)
(First: Episode 3652)
Muppets Grover and Mr. Johnson: Grover the taxi driver picks up Mr. Johnson, who's startled to find his usual waiter driving a cab. Mr. Johnson wants to go to the library. Grover says that that is a very wise choice, and talks about the great things about a library. "Of course, you could also go to the zoo," he observes, and talks about the benefits of visiting the zoo. He also suggests the museum, or a movie. Mr. Johnson insists that they go to the library -- but Grover says they'll have to wait until he gets his cab fixed.
(First: Episode 2984)
Film A mother and daughter signal for a taxi, and they're picked up by people dressed as the letters TAXI.
(First: Episode 3589)
SCENE 7 Zoe drives back and forth in front of Oscar's trash can. "Oh, boy," Oscar grouses. "Just when I think things around here can't get any more annoying for me, this Zoemobile thing comes along." He tells her to get lost -- it's annoying and bothersome, and he hasn't felt this grouchy in weeks. She leaves, and then he realizes that he likes feeling this way.
Cartoons Backward and forward: dancing, flying and swimming.
(First: Episode 3083)
Zoe appears at the end, in front of the cartoon, going backward and forward in her Zoemobile.
Film A girl narrates a film about how things are recycled around the world.
(First: Episode 2913)
Cartoon Z doesn't like its sleepy Z image -- Z can also be zany, and zip and zoom.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 3607)
cut from the Noggin version
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)
SCENE 8 The bug carries Cookie Monster's Z to Sesame Street, where Zoe is zooming around the block. Zoe introduces the bug to her friend Maria.
Muppets Elmo's World: Balls
(First: Episode 3786)
SCENE 9 Maria, Zoe and the Z-loving bug say goodbye.


Picture Segment Description
Song Jerry Nelson sings "I'm the Big One Now."
(First: Episode 2876)
This segment replaced the "Walking in a Neighborhood" film during summer reruns.
Song "I'm a Polar Bear"
(First: Episode 3276)
This segment replaced the recycling film during summer reruns.
Muppets Elmo's World: Dancing
(First: Episode 3801)
This segment replaced Elmo's World: Balls during summer reruns.



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