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Zoe tries to find a rock sitter for Rocco
Air date September 9, 2005
Season Season 36 (2005)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Sponsors H, 18
Releases HBO Max


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Healthy Moment: Alan says that trying new food is better than eating the same food over and over. Instead of his usual bowl of porridge, Baby Bear tries whole-grain cereal. He likes the taste of it so much that he eats up all the cereal from the bowl.

SCENE Zoe and Rocco welcome the viewers to Sesame Street. Zoe is trying to find someone to take care of Rocco while she is at swimming class. Elmo comes by and says hi to Zoe, but then tries to leave when he sees Rocco. Zoe explains her problem to Elmo and tells him that she needs a rock sitter for Rocco. Elmo thinks Zoe should leave Rocco at home because he is just a rock. At that moment, Zoe places her head to Rocco and tells Elmo that Rocco doesn't want Elmo to take care of him. Elmo doesn't seem to mind since he has to take care of his goldfish, Dorothy, who is alive. Zoe continues to find a rock sitter for Rocco.


SCENE, cont'd At that moment, Zoe hears a duck (Joey Mazzarino) sneeze and finds Gina taking care of a duck, who has allergic sinusitis. She goes over to Gina and asks her if she could take care of Rocco. Gina agrees to take care of him since it shouldn't be so hard. Suddenly a chicken (Jennifer Barnhart) comes by with the hiccups and Gina tells it to go in the waiting room. As Gina is about to take Rocco with her, Zoe decides to find another person to take care of Rocco since Gina is busy taking care of animals and wouldn't have enough time to read, sing, or play with Rocco.
SCENE, cont'd At that moment, Telly comes by and Zoe asks him if he wants to take care of Rocco. Telly agrees, but he isn't sure how to take care of a rock. Zoe tells Telly that he could sing rock music and tell rock stories to Rocco. With that, Zoe goes off to her swim class.
SCENE, cont'd Elmo comes by and notices that Telly is Rocco's sitter now. Telly explains to Elmo that he is having a hard time coming up with a rock story for Rocco. Elmo offers his help and they both try to think up a story. At that moment, Baby Bear passes them and they both ask him for help. However, Baby Bear says he is having lunch with Goldilocks at his home and he doesn't want her to eat his porridge. As Baby Bear leaves for home, Telly gets an idea for a story called, "Goldirock and Baby Bear." Elmo likes the title and asks Telly to read the story to him and Rocco.
SCENE, cont'd Telly starts off the story with Goldirock inside of Baby Bear's house. She was about to eat his porridge when Baby Bear arrived back from his walk and caught Goldirock eating his porridge. Baby Bear suggests to Goldirock that they could share the porridge together. The story ends with Baby Bear and Goldirock sharing the porridge together.
SCENE, cont'd As Elmo leaves to go somewhere, Telly is trying to come up with a rock song, but cannot come up with one. Alan and Bob hear Telly’s shouting and try to figure out what his problem is. When they find out that Telly needs a rock song, they come up with a song ("Around the Rock") featuring Hoots the Owl playing the saxophone. At the end of the song, Telly likes the song and believes Rocco likes it too.
SCENE, cont'd After Alan and Bob leave, Zoe arrives back from her swimming lesson to pick up Rocco. Telly tells her about all the fun they had while she was away, and offers to help her take care of Rocco anytime. With that, Zoe ask Telly if he wants to take care of Rocco on Wednesdays and Fridays when she has swim class, which delights Telly and he says yes. Then Telly tells the story, "Goldirock and Baby Bear," to Rocco again and Zoe listens along.
Film Three girls look at rocks at the park and see how rocks can be used in many ways.
H role reversal.jpg
Muppets The Letter of the Day: H
After Cookie Monster promises not to eat the letter H, Prairie Dawn retorts that he will eat it: she mimics his typical speech and behavior in these segments, even eating the H herself after losing control.
Song Soul H!
(First: Episode 3368)
Film H for Hat - kids try on different hats as camera shutters go off.
(First: Episode 3292)
Cartoon Falling leaves form H and h.
(First: Episode 3118)
Muppets The Spanish Word of the Day: hola
Everyone tells Grover "hola," (hello) but he doesn't know what it means. Maria tells him, but now there's no one for Grover to say hola to... except the viewer.
(First: Episode 3996)
cut from the HBO Max version
Muppets / Celebrity Gloria Estefan sings "You Say Hola and I Say Hola."
(First: Episode 3846)
cut from the HBO Max version

Muppets Journey to Ernie: Beanstalk
Big Bird searches for Ernie by climbing up a beanstalk.
(First: Episode 4059)
Muppets Ernie sings "Little Plant."
(First: Episode 2144)
Film Kids talk about who they take care of.

Muppets Global Grover: Grover returns from Saskatchewan on his steed Fred. In his film, Jody teaches Shelby how to be a cowgirl on their ranch. Afterward, Grover and Fred find themselves herded by cows!
(First: Episode 4061)
Muppets The Number of the Day: 18, song with Count von Count and The Countess.
Cartoon Abstract #18
(First: Episode 2859)
Film Kid mural painting #18
(First: Episode 3582)
Animation Eighteen bears in 18 chairs.
Muppets Cookie Monster tries to figure out who is alive, a rock or himself? After testing to see if the rock can grow, breath air, and eat cookies, he concludes that it is not alive because it didn't move or do anything during the test. Afterwards, Cookie Monster feels hungry and decides to eat it.
Song "They're Not Alive"
(First: Episode 3661)
Muppets Elmo's World: Babies
(First: Episode 3854)
Insert The Adventures of Trash Gordon: Planet Gorgonzola: Trash's nasal passages are threatened by the Stinky Cheese Guys, whom he clears with a sneeze.

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