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

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Picture Segment Description
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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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Muppets The Number of the Day: 18
A jumping number 18 arrives as the Number of the Day.
(First: Episode 3993)
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Cartoon Suzie Kabloozie: Judge #18
(First: Episode 3877)
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Film Kid mural painting #18
(First: Episode 3582)
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Cartoon Martin P. Robinson narrates a cartoon about a green violinist.
(First: Episode 3974)
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(First: Episode 3294)
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Cartoon Hop, Hop and Shake Your Head and Wriggle Like an Octopus.
(First: Episode 4030)
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(First: Episode 4031)
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(First: Episode 2142)
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Muppets Global Grover: Grover returns from Trinidad on a pair of stilts. In his film (First: Episode 3427), Asha and her friends practice and dance on stilts in preparation for a carnival. Afterward, Grover muses about the things he's learned to do on stilts...including the need to practice more!
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Cartoon Global Thingy
Everyone sings out of tune until the globe teaches them to sing in harmony.
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Muppets The Letter of the Day: R
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(First: Episode 3995)
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Cartoon Leaves form R and r
(First: Episode 3110)
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Song "Big R and Little R" (Christopher Cerf)
(First: Episode 3273)
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Cartoon The letter R is pulled from a scrap pile and is used to make the word "RUN."
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Professor Grover can't remember what a libro is, despite the fact that he's holding one.
(First: Episode 3990)
cut from the Sprout version
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Muppets Elmo's World: Books
(First: Episode 3817)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird presents Stinky, who reads his latest story about today's sponsors.


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