Sesame Street
Plot Zoe wants to slide down a pole
Air date April 30, 1996
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Sponsors M, 1
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Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Ruthie meets Zoe in Finders Keepers, and they witness Joey and Davey Monkey sliding down the store's pole. Once the two monkeys head off for their usual treat, a banana, Zoe excitedly wants to slide down the pole, but Ruthie explains to her how unsafe it would be for little monsters. Zoe isn't sad, however, but happy instead. Ruthie asks why, and Zoe says she's going to become a monkey, leaving Ruthie confused.
Cartoon A bird watches as two monkeys climb above and below each other in a tree.
(First: Episode 2965)
SCENE 2 Zoe comes across the two primates giving "monkey lessons" by the Park, and asks them to teach her to be one. The first lesson is showing what a banana is, but Zoe already knows. They move on to lesson #2 - acting like a monkey, which consists of jumping around and making chattering sounds. Zoe's first attempts don't exactly put the two elements together, and she becomes frustrated.
SCENE 2 cont'd The two monkeys holler for more help, attracting Luis, Carlo, and some kids. Davey requests for all of them to act like a monkey, and after everyone demonstrates, Zoe gives it another chance. She starts getting better, making the monkeys impressed. (Joey: "By George, she's got it!" Davey: "Uh, the name's Davey.")
Film "SCHOOL!" (high speed footage)
(EKA: Episode 3370)

SCENE 3 Zoe returns to Ruthie and shows her new monkey-acting skills, but Ruthie says that while she admires Zoe pretending to be a monkey, she is still in fact a little monster and can't slide down the pole. Zoe's excitement turns to sadness after all she's learned and starts crying, but Ruthie thinks up a clever way to work things out for her...
Film The floating kids form a rectangle.
(EKA: Episode 3131)

SCENE 4 Ruthie and Zoe are now at the top of the stairs, with Zoe sitting on Ruthie's back. As a compromise, they slide down the pole together. Joey and Davey announce the sponsors, while Zoe asks to slide one more time.
COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: A princess and a prince play a game of "Magical Hide-and-Seek."

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