Sesame Street
Zoe and Rosita have a play date with Rocco
Air date March 25, 2002
Season Season 33 (2002)
Written by Luis Santeiro
Sponsors C, 14


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Big Bird welcomes the viewer and presents their special chicken guest. Big Bird tells the chicken a chicken joke - "Why did the chicken cross the playground? To get to the other slide!" The chicken has their own joke - "Why did the chicken come to Sesame Street? To dance the Clucky Clucky Chicken!" A Muppet singer (Jerry Nelson) appears and leads them all in the "Clucky Clucky Chicken."
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?" (edited)
(First: Episode 3955)
Muppets The Number of the Day: 14
The number 14 emerges from a cannon after The Count learns that it is the number of the day.
(First: Episode 3988)
Film Kid mural painting #14.
(First: Episode 3613)
SCENE 2 Rosita and Zoe are having a playdate, along with Rocco, though Rosita's never played with a rock before. Rosita is surprised to learn Rocco loves playing pretending games and pretends he is a house and a sleeping fish (both of which require no movement). Next, Zoe decides they should play hide-and-seek...with Rocco being the seeker.

SCENE 2 cont'd While the two monsters secure hiding spots, a chicken happens by and notices Rocco sitting on the crate. She positions herself on top of him. Rosita quits the game, knowing Rocco won't be able to find them because he's inanimate. They return to the crate, but can't see Rocco anywhere. They ask the chicken, but she doesn't comprehend English. They consult the viewer and learn that Rocco is under the chicken.

SCENE 2 cont'd They try asking the chicken to return Rocco, but she doesn't respond. Gabi happens by and learns of their problems. She theorizes that the chicken believes Rocco is actually an egg and she's trying to hatch it. Zoe knows how to convince the chicken and produces a small carton of eggs, one of which is replaced with a rock. She sings "One of These Things," hoping the chicken can differentiate between the eggs and rock. Even as Gabi clearly explains the difference, the chicken doesn't move.

SCENE 2 cont'd Rosita has an idea and fetches a bowl of corn, which chickens love to eat. She hopes it will lure the chicken off of Rocco, but two nearby chickens gobble it up first. She then tries a game of tag, but the chicken remains stoic. Zoe fetches her trombone, aware that her playing causes people to leave sometimes. Her racket only manages to drive the other nearby chickens crazy.

SCENE 2 cont'd Zoe now makes everybody do "The Chicken Dance," which will hopefully get the chicken up and moving. Sure enough, the song works and Zoe reclaims Rocco. The chicken is disappointed to learn she's been wrong the whole time and starts to miss sitting on Rocco. Zoe is told by Rocco that he enjoyed pretending to be an egg and wants to continue. Zoe allows this and the chicken situates herself back onto Rocco.
Film Big Bird ask us what kind of animal we like to pretend to be. Kids talk about what animals they like to pretend to be.
(First: Episode 4004)
Muppets Journey to Ernie
Big Bird sets off on a Journey To Ernie. First, Big Bird looks for Ernie's box with the Martians' help.
Muppets / Celebrity Elmo and Whoopi Goldberg play a duet of "Somebody Come and Play."
(First: Episode 3971)
Muppets Journey to Ernie
Big Bird looks for Ernie's box in the chicken coop.
Cartoon "The Room Is Full of Chickens"
(First: Episode 2971)
Muppets Journey to Ernie
Big Bird tries to catch Ernie's box using the penguins' pattern. We found him!
Muppets Ernie sings "Rubber Duckie."
(First: Episode 3842)
Come back tomorrow for another Journey to Ernie.
Letter of the day c with cookie and mumford
Muppets The Letter of the Day: C
Cookie Monster asks the Amazing Mumford to make the cookie with the letter of the day disappear so that he can't eat it. Mumford tries and fails to make the cookie disappear, but Cookie Monster figures out a way to do it...
(First: Episode 4004)
Film C, C, The Letter C: kids form C with their bodies.
(First: Episode 4004)
Cartoon C is for Cat
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 1141)
Muppets The Spanish Word of the Day: teléfono
Big Bird and Snuffy don't know the Spanish word for "telephone," but someone calls them to announce it: teléfono.
(First: Episode 3992)
Muppets Elmo's World: Singing
(First: Episode 3851)
SCENE 3 Rocco tells Zoe the closing sponsors, which Zoe recites.


  • This episode was released on a VideoNow Jr. disc, trimmed to a half-hour. This version of this episode has the Friday closing credits sequence, despite this episode originally airing on a Monday.

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