Sesame Street
Plot Miles' adoption party
Air date February 5, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Sponsors L, 15

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This episode is available for viewing, uncut, at The Paley Center for Media.
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Zoe meets Mr. Handford's niece Barbara, who explains that "eating for two" means she's eating for herself and the baby growing inside her. Zoe gets to feel the baby kick in her stomach. Miles delivers an envelope to Mr. Handford and Zoe waits with the baby to find out what's inside.
Katiesfamily
Film Katie is going to be a big sister.
(EKA: Episode 2909)
3998q
Animation L / l (space paint)
(EKA: Episode 3216)
SamRamey.LToreador
Muppets / Celebrity Samuel Ramey performs "L Toreador."
(EKA: Episode 3337)
L-Laugh
Cartoon L for Laugh
Artists: Vincent Cafarelli & Candy Kugel
(EKA: Episode 2874)
Lookatapaperclip
Muppets Bert sings "The Paperclip".
(EKA: Episode 2535)
Paperclips.staple
Animation A big paper clip and a small paper clip can hold papers together, and so can a small staple, with the help of its "mommy."
(EKA: Episode 3037)
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SCENE 2 Mr. Handford opens the letter, which is an invitation to a party in the arbor for the anniversary of Miles' adoption. As Mr. Handford helps his niece to the bus stop, Zoe wonders why she didn't get an invitation. Miles arrives shortly after to give her one, but now she wonders what "adoption" is.
Fabulousparty
Cartoon "Ooh What a Fabulous Party"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 3006)
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Film L is for look, legs, light, lemonade, and ladybug.
(First: Episode 3427)
2485p
Cartoon L - shooting stars
(EKA: Episode 2313)
4116x
Film The letter L dances at the beach.
4116za
Muppets Baby Fats Domino sings "Shake Your Rattle and Roll," encouraging babies to exercise.
(EKA: Episode 3352)
LuxoJr.HeavyLight
Animation Luxo Jr.: Heavy and light
(EKA: Episode 2876)
2096s
Film Children on a playground form the letters of the alphabet. (new music added)
(First: Episode 2096)
Toon.bigkid
Cartoon "Big Kid Photo Album"
(EKA: Episode 3441)
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SCENE 3 Zoe joins the Robinsons in their apartment to learn about adoption. Much to her surprise, Miles didn't grow inside Susan, but another woman who could not take care of him, and since they loved him as a baby, they adopted him. They show her a photo album of him and a tape of the day they brought him home.
D-A-D
Song An ode to D-A-D.
GroverSamantha.duckduckgoose
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moments: Samantha shows Grover how to play "Duck Duck Goose."
Whatsounddoesaduckmake
Film What sound does a duck make?
(EKA: Episode 3298)
15.Oriental
Animation Counting to 15 (Oriental music)
(EKA: Episode 3157)
3187d
Cartoon Rap #15
(EKA: Episode 2637)
RubberStamp15
Animation Rubber Stamp #15
(EKA: Episode 2945)
3960zg
Muppets Tim Robbins and Elmo talk about surprise.
(EKA: Episode 3015)
Korty.SurprisedBird
Cartoon A paranoid bird doesn't like to be surprised ... unless it's a surprise party.
Artist: John Korty
(EKA: Episode 2755)
CaribDance1
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Funky Funk: Caribbean dance
Part 1
(EKA: Episode 3136)
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SCENE 4 Zoe is writing a poem as a gift to Miles and needs Big Bird's help making rhymes. She closes her poem by rhyming "perky" with "Albuquerque."
AMike.Bugpoem
Cartoon Sarah Wenkel reads a poem about a bug.
Artist: ArtistMike
3720.runfilm
Film UN words (sun, run, fun)
SSNews.divorcedbird
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit interviews a bird who sings about how her parents still love her even though they don't live together anymore (though it is not directly stated whether her parents are divorced or separated).
(EKA: Episode 2837)
ForwardBack
Film A group of girls do a playground cheer ("One step forward, one step back").
(EKA: Episode 3031)
FrontBackYaks
Cartoon Ballet-dancing yaks show their fronts and backs.
(EKA: Episode 3056)
4029k
Film A girl named Shirley performs in the circus; her father is Ringling Bros. clown David Larible. Other acts in the circus include elephant training and elephant jumping.
(EKA: Episode 3529)
CaribDance2
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Funky Funk: Caribbean dance
Part 2
(EKA: Episode 3136)
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SCENE 5 Everyone is in the arbor for Miles' party. Before Zoe can recite her poem, Gordon and Susan give a speech and sing a song about being a family. Zoe asks if it's time to eat cake, but Susan says they'll be doing presents first.
IFeelTotallyProud
Song John Pizzarelli sings about feeling "happy and proud" on your birthday.
(EKA: Episode 3421)
4136.papercutneighborhood
Animation A walk through a neighborhood made of paper and photographic characters.
4musicians.ahahah
Celebrity The Count counts the musicians in the Tokyo String Quartet.
(EKA: Episode 3266)
4pineapples
Animation "Pineapple Addition"
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 3159)
Abuelofishing
Film Cheri goes fishing with her abuelo.
(EKA: Episode 2784)
NecesitaAgua
Cartoon Todo el mundo necesita agua
(EKA: Episode 0839)
CaribDance2a
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Funky Funk: Caribbean dance
Part 2a
(EKA: Episode 3185)
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SCENE 6 Zoe reads her poem, with corresponding pictures. As everyone digs into the cake, Prairie Dawn announces the sponsors.
3583.ComingSoon
COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: Prairie Dawn's fairy godmother (Whoopi Goldberg) wants to get her ready for the ball.


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