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Sesame Street
Plot Zoe pretends to be Gina
Air date March 12, 1998
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Sponsors C, 2
Syndication
Releases

3739

Picture Segment Description
3739a
COLD OPEN
Out in the Arbor, Zoe welcomes the viewer and then notices Gina. She tells us to look at the way Gina does things like touching her hair, opening her book, turning the pages, and the way she reads. Zoe sighs and thinks that Gina is wonderful.
3739b
SCENE 1
Returning to the Arbor, Zoe thinks that Gina is so cool that she wants to be just like her. Zoe begins by asking Gina about the the best way to find out about something, and Gina replies that asking questions is the best way. Zoe asks Gina some questions about her favorite color, juice, and sandwich. Gina replies that her favorite color is green like her sweater, her favorite juice is apple, and her favorite sandwich is egg salad on whole wheat bread with a slice of pickle. Despite the fact that Zoe doesn’t like any of those things, she thanks Gina and leaves. Gina looks puzzled, then goes back to reading her book.
3739c
SCENE 1
cont'd
Zoe tells the viewer that she doesn’t care if she doesn't like doing all the things that Gina likes because it would be worth it to be just like her.
Toon.EarlofSandwich
Cartoon
The Great Inventors Series: John Montague, Earl of Sandwich, invents a new type of food that can be eaten while playing cards.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 2574)
3816s
Song
"You Don't Have to Be a Grizzly" to eat some honey
(EKA: Episode 3397)
Waitersketch-pino
Muppets
Waiter Grover: Mr. Johnson gets a different waiter for a change, a light blue monster named Piño. Then Grover comes by and argues with Piño over which one of them is serving Mr. Johnson.
(EKA: Episode 3100)
C-flipdoors
Animation
A cowboy sings about C words that are found in the Old West.
(EKA: Episode 3579)
1095o
Cartoon
C is for Cowboy (new music added)
(EKA: Episode 1095)
Circlefilm
Film
"C" for Circle
(EKA: Episode 3563)
3739d
SCENE 2
At Hooper's Store, Carlo tells a Twiddlebug joke to Gina, Zoe, and Baby Bear. Gina and Baby Bear laugh at his joke and Zoe tries to laugh like Gina since she wants to be just like her. She even has a green sweater that is identical to Gina’s. Then Carlo takes Gina’s order for lunch, which is an egg salad sandwich on whole wheat bread with a couple slices of pickle and apple juice. Zoe orders the same lunch as Gina’s and Baby Bear orders the “Porridge du jour.”
3739e
SCENE 2
cont'd
As Carlo goes to get their foods, Baby Bear asks Zoe if she wants to play with him after lunch, but she didn’t reply no matter how many times Baby Bear calls her. She finally tells Baby Bear that she isn’t Zoe, which leaves Baby Bear puzzled and asked who she is. Zoe has him guess by giving him clues about the person she is trying to be. The first clue is the green sweater Zoe is wearing, but Baby Bear doesn’t consider that a good clue. As Carlo brings Gina and Zoe their sandwiches and juices, Zoe’s next two clues are the egg salad sandwich and apple juice. Baby Bear sees a pattern, but needs one more clue. Zoe’s last clue is the way she touches her hair is how this person touches her hair. Baby Bear gives up and replies that he thought Zoe was Gina, but the way Zoe demonstrates how Gina touches her hair was wrong. He tries to show her how Gina really touches her hair, but Zoe protests and exclaims that she is Gina.
SimpleSimonAnimals
Cartoon
Simple Simon meets some strange-looking animals, all of whom have their parts switched around.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 0822)
Song.GettingDressed
Song
"That's What's Best About Getting Dressed"
(EKA: Episode 3427)
Bugsbigandsmall
Cartoon
Things say that other things are small, but then something comes along that's bigger, or smaller, or whatever. (new music added)
(EKA: Episode 0320)
LifestylesBigLittle

LifestylesBigLittle2
Muppets
Dicky Tick hosts "Lifestyles of the Big and Little."
(EKA: Episode 2580)
3719-alphabet
Cartoon
Letters appear over a sky-view of a neighborhood.
(EKA: Episode 3314)
3739f

3739g
SCENE 3
cont'd
At Day Care Center, Zoe tell us that she is getting ready to say the alphabet just like Gina and thinks we cannot tell the difference between her and Gina. As Gina calls the kids to get ready to say the alphabet, Zoe repeats what Gina says and copies her, then they all say the alphabet together. When they have finished, Gina compliments the kids on a great job and Zoe does the same. Gina tells Zoe to stop copying her, but Zoe says she cannot be Gina if she doesn’t copy what Gina does or say. Gina replies that this is going to be a problem as Zoe copies what she says. Baby Bear comments that two Ginas are too much for him.
4121be
Song
"2, 2, 2, Me and You."
(EKA: Episode 3713)
4110zo
Cartoon
Egyptian #2
(EKA: Episode 3291)
4090zl
Film
A parrot announces dos, or two of everything.
(EKA: Episode 3108)
1709u
Muppets
The Two-Headed Monster shares a pair of headphones.
(EKA: Episode 1709)
Toon.camels
Cartoon
Two camels at a watering hole learn to share.
(EKA: Episode 3565)
3154n
Song
Jerry Nelson sings "Don't Waste Water."
(EKA: Episode 2900)
Frankthefish
Cartoon
Frank the fish calls Carl and tells him not to leave the water running while brushing his teeth, otherwise the lake will be dry.
Artist: Peter Chung
(EKA: Episode 2784)
3739h
SCENE 4
Back at the Day Care Center, Zoe is still pretending to be Gina. Baby Bear is starting to get tired of having two Ginas around, as he thought this was a one-Gina day care program. Finally, Gina tells Zoe to stop pretending to be her. Although she finds it sweet of Zoe to do that, Gina misses Zoe being herself. Baby Bear and the kids agree and Gina replies that there is no one like Zoe. After listening to them, Zoe decides to be herself and Gina helps her take off the green sweater. Everyone cheers and Baby Bear feels relieved.
3957l
Cartoon
Dinah from South Carolina exchanges letters with her friend Ling Lu in China.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 2727)
ChineseNewYear

Xiao-mei-china
Film
Xiao-Mei from northern China describes a festival at the end of every year that her family participates in. Each day of the festival, there is a new show to watch, a series of parades and lots of food like noodles and dumplings. Women prepare floats for the parade while men dress up as river animals. Xiao-Mei's favorite part or the festival is the lion dance. Xiao-Mei also demonstrates how she can walk on stilts which are strapped to her legs, and hopes someday to dance in the big parade.
(EKA: Episode 3408)
3136zl
Cartoon
A fan reveals the letter C.
(EKA: Episode 2900)
Wormsinspace.C
Muppets
Worms in Space make the letter C.
C-buildings
Cartoon
C's are found on a city street.
(EKA: Episode 3579)
ToddlersEyeView
Film
A mom takes her son for a walk in the stroller, and he sees all he can see.
(EKA: Episode 3656)
4pineapples
Animation
Two pineapples plus two equals four.
(EKA: Episode 3542)
Happytomeetyou
Muppets / Celebrity
Celine Dion sings "Happy to Meet You."
3963c
Cartoon
A shy girl wants to join a group bouncing a ball. (audible dialogue)
Artist: Joanna Priestley
(EKA: Episode 2849)
3136zf
Film
Olivia sleeps over at Iesha's house, and spend the morning together. Olivia is white and Iesha and her family are black. Next time, Iesha wants to visit Olivia's family.
(EKA: Episode 3055)
Song.Tothevet
Muppets
Farley takes his pet "To the Vet" as he sings about it.
(EKA: Episode 3699)
4001m
Film
Wegman's dogs have a check-up at the doctor's office.
BDavis.countto10
Cartoon
Ball-dribbling characters count the feet on a wall ruler.
Artist: Bill Davis
(EKA: Episode 3325)
CerealGirl
Muppets
"Cereal Girl"
(EKA: Episode 2687)
JunkyardShapes
Film
Looking for shapes in a metal junkyard (Maria voiceover)
(EKA: Episode 2945)
2963-C5
Cartoon
Lillian is proud because she climbed a mountain all by herself.
Artist: Craig Bartlett
(EKA: Episode 2749)
3739i
SCENE 5
As Gina tucks the kids for nap time, she goes over to Zoe and tells her that the best thing she can be is herself. However, Zoe is not listening, as she is paying attention to how cute Baby Bear is. She declares that she wants to be just like him, and Baby Bear groans, but Zoe laughs and says she was just joking. Then she says from now on she is going to be herself. While Gina is relieved, Baby Bear doesn’t find it funny.
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Wiggleprise.Moon
SCENE 5
cont'd
Gina announces the sponsors and reports the status of Slimey's spaceship.
3740h
COMING SOON
Coming soon on Sesame Street: Robert MacNeil announces that the Wiggleprise has landed and the worms are on the moon, and everyone on Sesame Street cheers.


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