Sesame Street
Elmo and Zoe pretend to be aliens
Air date April 17, 2003
Season Season 34 (2003)
Written by Luis Santeiro
Sponsors B, 9
Syndication PBS Sprout


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Big Bird wraps up a playdate with Snuffy, when he hears some strange music. He follows it to the arbor, where he comes across a box. Inside, Zoe and Elmo are pretending they are aliens from the planet Kazunk (their own made up planet with their own made up language). They can't see any traces of life through their periscope, so they exit their ship to investigate. They come face to face with Big Bird, who immediately understands and starts playing along, informing them about the street.
SCENE 1 cont'd The Kazunkians meet someone who they think is also a bird, but it turns out to be "a Bob," who compliments their hats. Big Bird then enlightens them to other types of residents, including monsters (Telly), Honkers, kids, ducks and cows (Gladys). The aliens are impressed with the diversity and go off exploring, though not too long (they have to bring their ship back to the rental garage).

SCENE 1 cont'd The aliens find themselves at the Mail It Shop, where they meet Maria and Gabi. The aliens tell them they don't need Mail It Shops to send mail, they zap their postage. Big Bird arrives and collects a birdseed cookie package from his Granny Bird, which makes him feel loved. They all teach the aliens about love and introducing them to the custom of hugging.
SCENE 1 cont'd The Kazunkians find Susan setting up a game and are hesitant to join, believing they won't be able to because they're so different. Susan tells them everyone is welcome and starts a game of "One of These Things." The basketball doesn't belong because it's not a piece of clothing, though the aliens believe they all belong (on their planet, all the items make them sneeze).

SCENE 1 cont'd The aliens try to return home, but find they're rocket has gone missing! Oscar informs them that the trash collector took it away and teaches them a new Earth word - "Scram!" They try to think of a way back home and realize Big Bird kind of resembles a rocket. They pretend he is one and everyone comes by to count down the launch and bid them a safe journey back to the planet Kazunk.
Cartoon Flash Gizmo, Space Cadet
Here and there
(First: Episode 3697)
Muppets Telly sings "My Outer Space Friend" as he gazes out his bedroom window, musing about space travel and his "outer-space friend." (re-recorded music track)
(First: Episode 3645)
Muppets The Number of the Day: 9
Nine nifty bats, dressed to the nines, fly in after 9 is announced to be the number of the day, and The Count counts them.
(First: Episode 3999)
Cartoon Suzie Kabloozie: Judge #9
(First: Episode 3933)
Film Milo Counting #9
(First: Episode 3578)
Cartoon Bud the Bird flies above and below in a bumper car.
Artist: Lisa Crafts
(First: Episode 2901)

SCENE 2 Gabi and the kids play a game where they pretend to be things that fly. A fly appears and requests they pretend to fly like a fly.
Animation Amelia likes to pretend she can fly.
(First: Episode 2902)

Muppets Journey to Ernie: Beach
Big Bird searches for Ernie at the beach.
(First: Episode 4034)
Muppets Ernie and Aaron Neville sing "I Don't Want to Live on the Moon."
(First: Episode 3242)



Muppets Global Grover
Grover travels to Mongolia to watch the traditional Mongolian bowl dance. His friend Shali goes to a school to learn how to learn the difficult skill. Then, Grover performs his own version.

Cartoon Global Thingy
No one will play with Alien Thingy until he gets their ball down from the tree.
Muppets The Letter of the Day: B
Cookie Monster and his mother talk about the letter B. Cookie's mother tries to get her son not to eat it, but gives into temptation. ("What the hey? KOWABUNGA!")
(First: Episode 4025)
Animation Letter Garden: B
(First: Episode 3035)
Muppets A farmer wishes he were a letter of the alphabet, and sings "If I Were the Letter B" in parody of "If I Were a Rich Man" from Fiddler on the Roof.
Animation The word BUS is displayed, followed by a graphic of a school bus leaving.
(First: Episode 3052)
Muppets The Spanish Word of the Day: adiós
Rosita says adiós (goodbye) to the word and to the viewer.
(First: Episode 3982)
Muppets Elmo's World: Weather
(First: Episode 3984)
SCENE 3 Elmo and Zoe hop aboard Big Bird and get ready for their trip home as Big Bird announces the sponsors. Then, they blast off home as the sponsors blast off with them.


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