Sesame Street
Zoe and Stinky write a story
Air date May 1, 2003
Season Season 34 (2003)
Written by Joey Mazzarino
Sponsors R, 18
Syndication PBS Kids Sprout


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Telly and Baby Bear have just finished making a book they wrote and illustrated. Stinky the Stinkweed, Zoe and Gordon assemble to be the first to hear their story - "The Little Merbear." In the story, Baby Bear plays a "Merbear," with his best friend, a fish (Telly). They sing songs and enjoy their marine life, when they're approached by a shark. He turns out to be an "alphabet shark," who sings "The Alphabet Song" with them. They all then eat the letters for lunch and live happily ever after.
SCENE 1 cont'd Stinky loved the story and wishes he could write one too, but believes he can't because he's a plant. Gordon tells him writers can still come up with stories and offers to write down his first line: "Once upon a time..." He and Zoe start coming up with how the story will go...

SCENE 1 cont'd As the story begins, Stinky plays a plant who encounters a dancing princess. He loves her dancing, but can't dance with her because he's confined to his pot. He then makes a wish to be able to dance, summoning the "Lovely Magic Gordon Guy." His wish is granted and he becomes a real boy.

SCENE 1 cont'd The newly-transformed plant finds the princess and they dance together. He soon becomes thirsty, so the princess fetches him a cup of water and is surprised he wants to pour it on his head. He starts to miss his original plant form and wishes to be a plant again. The Lovely Magic Gordon Guy appears to grant it and the princess makes him her royal plant, then gives him some water.
SCENE 1 cont'd Stinky is amazed he's written an entire story and feels so great, he wants to write another! Gordon reluctantly stays to transcribe about a little octopus...
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