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A kid rides a bicycle on a sunny day. Poc flies over a street. He is a little green bird.



A song plays SAY HEY, SAY HI

SAY HOW DO YOU DO

TO A FINE YOUNG ZEBRA

BY THE NAME OF ZOU

OHHHH, OHHHH

OH, OH, OHH



Zou opens a garden door and Poc comes in flying. Zou is a 5-year-old zebra boy wearing yellow dungarees.



Zou happily climbs the stairs into his house.



The song continues MEET MUM AND DAD,

NANA, TOO

GRANDMA, GRANDPA,

ALL OF YOU

OHHHH, OHHHH

OH, OH, OHHH

I'VE GOT A FRIEND IN YOU

I'VE GOT A FRIEND IN ZOU

I'VE GOT A FRIEND IN YOU

I'VE GOT A FRIEND IN ZOU



Zou hugs his parents and his grandma and eats a cookie his grandpa offers him. He walks to the garden where his friends play volleyball and joins them. Then, his family comes out and they all stand together.



The name of the show appears on a white background. It reads "Zou."



Today s episode is "Zou leaves home."



Mummy cooks in the kitchen. She stirs a boiling pot.



A loud rumbling is heard.



Dad walks in and says UMM... OH.

IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU ARE HAVING A

PARTY IN HERE.



Mum says NO, NOT ME!



Grandpa and grandma are in their room. They hear the noises and look up.



Grandpa says HUH!



Grandma says UMM...



Grandpa says YOU DON'T THINK

THEY'VE BOUGHT AN ELEPHANT

DOWNSTAIRS, DO YOU?



Zou plays upstairs. He growls and roars.



Grandma sits in her room embroidering.



She says EH?



Zou stands behind a block tower. He kicks the blocks and shouts RAAAAGHH!

RAAAAGHH!

RAAAAGHH!



Poc flies up to his little bird house and sits on a branch.



Zou says RAAAAGHH!

RAAAAAAGH!

NOTHING CAN WITHSTAND THE MIGHT

OF THE STRIPY MONSTER FROM

PLANET GAARG!



He kicks the blocks again; they fly up in the air and next to Poc as Zou yells RAAAAGHH!



Poc chirps.



Mum says ZOU?



Zou says RAAAAGHH!



Mum says BIZOU.



Zou says RAAAAAGH!

IT'S NOT ZOU!

I'M THE MIGHTY MONSTER

FROM PLANET GAARG!



Mum frowns and says WELL, COULD YOU ASK HIM

TO BE A BIT QUIETER?

WE CAN'T HEAR OURSELVES THINK

IN THE REST OF THE HOUSE.



Zou says HMM.

RAAAAGH!



Mum says RAAAARGHH!

THAT WAS THE MUM MONSTER

TELLING YOU TO PIPE DOWN.

AND THIS ROOM COULD DO WITH

A SERIOUS CLEANUP.



A block falls from the pile.



Zou says MONSTERS LIKE MAKING A

MESS.



Mum says BIZOU, IT'S CLEANUP

TIME.



Zou frowns and looks down.



Now he lies on his bed and rests. The room is still in a mess.



Zou stands up and says COME ON, POC.



Poc chirps.



Zou says WE'RE LEAVING.



Poc chirps again.



Zou opens the living room doors. Dad reads the paper calmly.



Zou says DAD?



Dad says AH, ZOU.

THAT WAS QUITE A NOISE YOU

WERE MAKING IN YOUR BEDROOM.



Zou says HMMPH.

THAT'S WHAT MONSTERS DO.

AND THEY MAKE A MESS.

AND THIS MONSTER'S GOING

SOMEWHERE WHERE HE CAN BE A

NORMAL MONSTER!



He shuts his eyes and states I'M LEAVING.



Dad says HMM.



Zou says HMMPH.



Dad says OH, WELL I'LL MISS YOU,

ZOU.

STILL, MAKE SURE YOU SAY YOUR

GOODBYES TO EVERYONE BEFORE YOU

GO.



Zou says HMM.



Dad says AFTER ALL, YOU CAN'T

LEAVE HOME WITHOUT SAYING YOUR

GOODBYES.



Zou opens his eyes wide and says HMM.

NO, I SUPPOSE NOT.



As Zou and Poc turn to leave; Dad laughs.



Poc chirps as Zou sits on grandma s mechanical chair and slides up to the rooms.



He knocks on nanna s door.



Nanna says HELLO, ZOU!

HOW SWEET OF YOU TO VISIT.

COME ON IN.



A picture of Zou hugging his mum and dad is on a coffee table in nanna s room.



Zou says SO, NANNA, I THOUGHT I'D

BETTER COME AND SAY GOODBYE.



Nanna rocks on her chair and says LEAVING HOME, EH?

OH, THAT'S A VERY BIG STEP.

I HOPE YOU'LL TAKE ONE OR TWO

THINGS WITH YOU ON YOUR TRAVELS

TO REMIND YOU OF US.

NOW, JUST HANG ON A BIT WHILE

I FIND MY LIPSTICK.



She mumbles as she looks in her little pink purse.



She says AH!



Zou says HMM?



Nanna paints her mouth and smacks her lips.



Zou says HMM.



Nanna kisses a handkerchief and hands it to Zou.



She says THERE, ZOU...

TO REMIND YOU OF ME WHEREVER

YOU MIGHT BE.



Zou says THANKS, NANNA.

PHEW.



He walks towards the door.



Nanna catches up with him and says ZOU!



She gives him a kiss on the head and says MM-WHAH-MM!

GOODBYE, ZOU.



Zou says HMM.



Nanna says YOU TOO, POC.



She kisses Poc on the head too as she says MM-WHAH!



Zou walks into the kitchen and says GRANDMA?



Grandma pours milk into a red bowl and says OH, HELLO ZOU.



Zou says MUM SAYS I MAKE TOO

MUCH NOISE.

SO I'M LEAVING HOME.

I'VE COME TO SAY GOODBYE.



Grandma says OH, WELL, I SHALL

MISS YOU, ZOU.

STILL, IF THAT'S WHAT YOU WANT.

YOU'LL NEED TO TAKE SOMETHING

WITH YOU TO EAT.

WE CAN'T HAVE YOU GOING HUNGRY.



Zou smiles and says HMM.



Grandma says HOW ABOUT HELPING

ME TO MAKE THESE CHOC-CHIP

COOKIES?



Zou says I REALLY SHOULD GET

GOING.



She hands him the packet of cookie mixture.



He sniffs at it and says WELL, I SUPPOSE I COULD STAY

FOR A BIT.



Grandma says GOOD.

POUR IN SOME OF THESE CHOCOLATE

CHIPS AND GIVE THE DOUGH A GOOD

STIR.



Zou pours chocolate chips in the mixture and stirs. He loses balance and says WHOOPS!



The bowl is about to fall and she catches it in the air.



He says NICE CATCH, GRANDMA!



Grandma says YES.

NOW, HAVE YOU SAID GOODBYE TO

YOUR GRANDPA YET?



Zou says NO, NOT YET.



Grandma says WELL, YOU MUSTN'T

FORGET TO DO THAT.

YOUR GRANDPA'S GOING TO MISS

YOU.



Zou says HMM.



Grandma says LOTS.

AND SO WILL I.

POP ALONG AND BY THE TIME

YOU'VE SAID GOODBYE THESE

COOKIES MIGHT BE READY.



In the sitting room, Grandpa cleans a small red radio and says AH, LEAVING HOME,

EH?

WELL, THE OLD PLACE WON'T BE

THE SAME WITHOUT YOU, ZOU.

STILL, WE'D BETTER FIND A FEW

THINGS TO TAKE WITH YOU.



Zou looks surprised and says LIKE WHAT?



Grandpa bangs stuff around in the garage and a loud clanging is heard.



Zou says WATCH OUT, GRANDPA!



Grandpa says HEE HEE!

I'M MAKING QUITE A LOT OF

NOISE!



Zou says HMM.

NOT AS MUCH AS I WAS.



Grandpa pulls out a green satchel and says AH, HERE WE ARE.

MY OLD BACKPACK!

I'VE HAD THIS SINCE I WAS ABOUT

YOUR AGE, ZOU.



Zou takes it and sniffs at it.



Zou says EW!

IT'S A BIT SMELLY!



Grandpa says YES.

I USED TO TAKE IT WITH ME

WHEN I WENT FISHING.



He throws out the content on the floor, touches a yellow compass and says MY OLD COMPASS!

HEE HEE.

YOU'RE REALLY GOING TO NEED

THIS!



Zou says WOW!



Grandpa points to the red arm pointing up and says NOW, THIS IS

NORTH,



He then points to a white hand that goes down and says AND THIS IS SOUTH.

SO TO GET HOME, JUST FOLLOW THE

COMPASS NEEDLE SOUTH.



Zou says HMM.



Grandpa says IF YOU EVER DECIDE

YOU WANT TO COME HOME, THAT IS.

AHA!



He shows Zou his red flashlight and says MY TRUSTY FLASHLIGHT!

YOU'LL NEED THIS FOR WHEN

IT GETS DARK.

SO YOU CAN FIND SOMEWHERE TO

SLEEP.



Zou says SOMEWHERE TO SLEEP?



He frowns and says HMM.



Grandpa picks up a white and blue hammock and says AND SPEAKING OF

SLEEPING...

TA DA!

MY TRUSTY HAMMOCK!



He hangs up the hammock and says PERFECT FOR A GREAT NIGHT'S

SLEEP!



A ripping sound is heard and he falls to the ground with a thump.



He says OOOH!

OUCH!

HO HO HO HO...

OR NOT, AS THE CASE MAY BE.



He sits up, fixes his glasses and they both laugh.



Grandma says AH.



Zou walks into the kitchen. He sniffs and it smells good so he says MMM.



Grandma says THERE!

NICE BAG OF CHOC-CHIP COOKIES

TO TAKE ON YOUR TRAVELS.



Zou says MMM, YUMMY.



He puts on his green bag and says GOODBYE GRANDMA.

BYE GRANDPA.



Zou says BYE MUM.

BYE DAD.



Dad hugs and kisses him as he says TAKE CARE, ZOU.

LOOK AFTER YOURSELF.



Mum kisses him and says WE'LL MISS YOU, BIZOU.



Zou says YEAH, I, ER...

YEAH, BYE.



He shuts the door after him and mum and dad chuckle.



Zou hops down the steps and says ER, POC... WHICH WAY

SHOULD WE GO?



Poc chirps.



Zou looks at the compass and says YUP.

HOME IS SOUTH.

JUST LIKE GRANDPA SAID.



Elzee looks over the fence and says ZOU?



Zou says OH, HI ELZEE.



Elzee says WHAT ARE YOU DOING?



Zou says YOU KNOW, JUST SORT

OF DECIDING WHICH WAY TO GO.



Elzee says GO WHERE?



Zou says I'M LEAVING HOME.

SO I'M JUST CHECKING MY

COMPASS.



Elzee says LEAVING HOME?

DO YOUR MUM AND DAD KNOW?



She crosses under the fence and runs towards Zou.



Zou says YUP!

THEY SAID I WAS MAKING TOO MUCH

NOISE... SO I'M LEAVING.



Elzee says YOU HAVEN'T GONE VERY

FAR.



Zou says NOT YET.

I WAS JUST GOING TO HAVE ONE

OF GRANDMA'S COOKIES BEFORE I

WENT.

WANT ONE?



Elzee takes the cookie and says YES, PLEASE!



Zou says MMM.



Elzee looks up and says IT'S GETTING DARK.



Zou says HEE HEE.

YOU'RE NOT SCARED, ARE YOU?



Elzee says ME?

COURSE NOT!



Zou says HMM.

I CAN'T GO HOME.

MY BEDROOM'S STILL A MESS.



Elzee says BUT YOU'RE NOT MAKING

MUCH NOISE.



Zou shakes his head and says NO.



Elzee says I COULD HELP YOU

CLEAN YOUR BEDROOM.



Zou says WELL...

I SUPPOSE SO.



Now mum and dad sit in the living room while Zou and Elzee laugh and put the blocks away.



Poc chirps.



Mum opens his bedroom door and says BIZOU!



Dad says YOU'RE BACK!



Zou says YES.

AND SO'S THE MIGHTY MONSTER

FROM PLANET GAARG!

RAAAAGHH!



Elzee covers her mouth and laughs.



Elzee's Mum says ELZEE!

SUPPER TIME!



Elzee says GOTTA GO.

THANKS FOR HAVING ME!



Mum says I DIDN'T KNOW WE HAD!



Elzee says ZOU, I'M GLAD YOU

DECIDED TO STAY.



Zou smiles and says YES, SO AM I.



Dad says AH!

THAT WAS A LOVELY MEAL.

THANKS, DEAR.



Zou stands in the middle of mum and dad; the three of them wash the dishes.



Mum says ZOU?

WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE HAD, IF

YOU HAD LEFT HOME?



Zou says OH, SOME OF GRANDMA'S

CHOC-CHIP COOKIES.

AND ROCKS.

MONSTERS LOVE ROCKS FOR SUPPER.

RAAAARGH!



He pushes bubbles with his hands and the three of them laugh.



The end credits roll as Zou plays with his friends and spends time with his family.



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