Sesame Street
Zoe and Telly lose part of their pinwheel.
Air date March 16, 2001
Season Season 32 (2001)
Written by David Korr
Directed by Steve Feldman
Sponsors D, 12
Syndication PBS Sprout


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Zoe and Telly are playing with a pinwheel -- but as Telly runs around with it, the top breaks off and gets lost. Zoe and Telly are sad to discover that all they have is a stick; the spinny-whizzy-whirly-thing is gone.
Cartoon Aliens have a hard time playing basketball, until they decide to take turns.
(First: Episode 3814)
Muppets / Celebrity Dancers from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater act out feelings, and Elmo guesses which feeling they're acting out.
(First: Episode 3947)
Animation D for Dance: Ladies on stage dance a can-can to the tune of "The Infernal Gallop" from Jacques Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld, the lyrics of which are all the letter D.
(First: Episode 3499)
Animation In reversed film, D / d candles are unmelted.
(First: Episode 3085)
Cartoon Ds are found on a city street
(First: Episode 3361)
SCENE 2 Baby Bear and Rosita find the spinny-whizzy-whirly-thing, and they try to figure out what it is. They imagine that it might be a bowtie, a hair bow, a tiny spaceship, or a Ferris wheel for ants.
Cartoon "I Have a Purple Bucket"
(First: Episode 3467)
Animation Finding a 12 on a computer screen
(First: Episode 3895)
Animation Clown Honking #12
(First: Episode 3210)
Film Ornate 12s sail through the air.
(First: Episode 3274)
SCENE 3 Telly and Zoe are upset at the loss of their spinny-whizzy-whirly-thing, and Maria suggests that they put up a note on the lost and found board.
Film A family loses their dog Lucy, so they use a computer to make "lost dog" signs.
(First: Episode 3884)
Cartoon Suzie Kabloozie: Judge #12
(First: Episode 3898)
Film Milo Counting: 12
(First: Episode 3568)
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SCENE 4 Rosita and Baby Bear are still unaware that what they found is a pinwheel and inform Gabi of their dilemma. As she describes how it works, they realize it is a pinwheel. Gabi then tells them how to find the owner.
Animation Amelia likes to pretend she can fly.
(First: Episode 2902)
Muppets Telly introduces a Muppet D. Telly is supposed to say words that begin with D, but he can't think of any. The D gives Telly hints by quacking and barking.
Animation D / d (space paint)
(First: Episode 3213)
Film Wegman's dogs perform "Jack and Jill"
(First: Episode 3464)
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SCENE 5 As Rosita and Baby Bear put up a found sign, Telly and Zoe join them and inform them that they've put up a lost sign. All four realize that its the same object, but Zoe presents another problem as they need someone to put the pinwheel back on the stick. They think about it and all get the solution at once, as they shout for Maria.
Cartoon Some animals want a boy to share his birthday cake with them, but he keeps changing his "No ______ allowed" sign, until they all offer him a glass of milk.
Artist: Gene Barretta
(First: Episode 3558)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentErnie types a word on the computer that Skyla has to guess.
SCENE 6 Maria glues the pinwheel back together, and everyone enjoys playing with it.
Cartoon Christopher Clumsy jumps over a hole and says that he fooled the viewer. He then walks into a wall.
(First: Episode 0439)
Muppets Monster Clubhouse: The monsters read the previous meeting's minutes and dance the Honk Your Nose, Touch Your Toes, Spin Around And Strike A Pose Dance. After naptime, the Snack of the Day is a huge salami sandwich. A Lavender Anything Muppet, voiced by Jerry Nelson, arrives looking for the Club for People Who Like To Pretend They're Seagulls. The Furry Feeling of the Day is Angry. After another naptime, the gang gets chased by an elephant. In the mail, a girl wants to know "How do monsters hug?"
(First: Episode 3955)
Cartoon Letters appear over a sky-view of a neighborhood
(First: Episode 3267)
Muppets Elmo's World: Hands
(First: Episode 3925)
SCENE 7 Everyone is now playing with the pinwheel, and Maria announces the sponsors.


  • When Baby Bear pretends that the spinny-whizzy-whirly-thing is a bow tie, he says "Wocka wocka", Fozzie Bear's catch phrase.

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