Sesame Street
Plot Zoe buys fruit; Baby Bear uses a payphone
Air date April 3, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Sponsors M, 9
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Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Carlo welcomes the viewer at Hooper's Store, when Zoe suddenly enters repeating a pattern of bananas, apples and oranges to herself. Carlo thinks that's what she wants to order for lunch, so he digs each fruit out and places them on the counter. Zoe is relieved she had to remember every fruit in order, but Carlo points out an easier way – remembering how many of each fruit – as he sorts and counts them for her. Carlo packs them in a grocery sack for Zoe, but the weight causes her to drop. "You got any tricks on how to carry the bag?"
Animation "Pineapple Addition"
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 3159)
SCENE 2 Miles thanks Zoe for bringing him one of her apples, when she asks him how he learned to count. Miles tells he used to read counting books and listen to counting songs, as well as listen to older kids count. Zoe wants to learn it, and has Miles count to 10, but she takes the advice of "remembering the last thing in your mind" and counts backwards instead of starting at 1. She tries it again, getting it correct this time.
Animation 10 masked dancers are counted.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(EKA: Episode 3079)

SCENE 3 Carlo introduces Baby Bear to a cantaloupe and shows him what the inside looks like. Baby Bear wants to keep looking inside of things and produces a can of peanuts. Despite seeing the label, he has Carlo look inside and a spring-loaded snake flies out.
SCENE 4 Baby Bear wants to call Mama Bear to alert her of his whereabouts and wants to use the pay phone all on his own. Carlo loans him a quarter and Baby Bear successfully makes his first call. He then needs another quarter to call Mama Bear back; he forgot to tell her he can use the pay phone on his own.
Cartoon A woman uses the telephone to order biscuits for her dog.
(EKA: Episode 3401)
SCENE 5 Baby Bear continues borrowing money from Carlo, making more calls to his whole family to tell them of his triumphs. Carlo announces the sponsors.
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