Sesame Street
Zoe's Tea Party
Air date April 18, 2003
Season Season 34 (2003)
Written by Joey Mazzarino
Sponsors T, 0
Syndication PBS Kids Sprout


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Telly and Baby Bear head over to Zoe to see what fun game she has planned. She tells them they'll be having a tea party, which Baby Bear believes will not work, as he and Telly are boys and tea parties are for girls. He imagines what a tea party with them would be like, where they wear sun hats, dresses and act very daintily as they add 5 cups of delicious tea. The mere idea makes the two shudder in disgust.

SCENE 1 cont'd Zoe claims her tea parties are different, as they are letter T parties! A letter T appears so they can twist, turn and tackle. The boys really enjoyed that, but don't like what's coming up next - ballet. Baby Bear pictures them in tutus and dancing.

SCENE 1 cont'd Zoe has something else in mind - dancing ballet with an elephant! She now tells them it's time to play with trucks. Baby Bear is glad he can finally relate to an activity and wonders how wild Zoe's truck-playing must be. She instead treats it like a baby and sings it a lullaby. Telly and Baby Bear find it fun and join in too.
Song "Some Things Are Little, Some Things Are Big"
(First: Episode 3537)
Celebrity Robert De Niro explains to Elmo what an actor is, and proceeds in imagining himself variously as a dog, cabbage, and a clone of Elmo.
(First: Episode 3978)
Muppets The Number of the Day: 0
The Count's organ vanishes, leaving him with zero organs. He then counts zero elephants, zero yo-yos, and zero gefilte fish.
(First: Episode 3996)
Film A man break-dances around the number 0, disappearing to demonstrate "zero dancer."
(First: Episode 4014)
Cartoon A girl's friend tries to guess how many elephants she saw at the zoo today; the answer is zero.
(First: Episode 3609)
Cartoon "Ooh What a Fabulous Party" (new sound effects added)
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 3006)
SCENE 2 Prairie Dawn is having a tea party, but Cookie Monster doesn't have an invitation. She offers him the one in her hand, which he eats (as well as her teapot).
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Eats".
Re-filmed version
(EKA: Episode 2855)
Muppets Journey to Ernie: Jungle
Big Bird looks for Ernie in the jungle.
(First: Episode 4033)
Muppets Ernie and Bert: Ernie invites Bert and the viewer to rub their tummy and pat their head, and sings "Rub Your Tummy."
Muppets Hero Guy
Hero Guy and Baby Bear ride a pirate ship, but Baby Bear forgot to draw the water. Fortunately, Hero Guy's tears make the water.
(First: Episode 3955)
Muppets The Letter of the Day: T
To prevent himself from eating the Letter T Cookie, Cookie Monster disguises it as a hat. He's so hungry, though, that he could eat his own hat.
(First: Episode 4023)
Cartoon Fishes form T/t.
(First: Episode 3126)
Film The letter T at the beach.
(First: Episode 3540)
Animation The word TOY is displayed, followed by a wind-up drum-playing panda.
(First: Episode 3002)
Muppets The Spanish Word of the Day: niño y niña
Professor Grover mistakes the Spanish words for both "boy" and "girl" for "spaghetti".
cut from the Sprout version
Muppets Elmo's World: Bicycles
(First: Episode 3969)
SCENE 3 The elephant gives out elephant kisses, then joins Telly, Baby Bear and the letter T for another T party.

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