Sesame Street
Flo Bear writes about babies
Air date December 28, 1989
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Written by Luis Santeiro
Sponsors C, H, 13


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Flo Bear is doing research for her new book, "Everything You Wanted to Know About Babies, But Were too Shy to Ask" by visiting Luis and baby Gabi. Luis assumes Flo will ask him questions about being a parent, but Flo is instead going straight to the source - Gabi.
Song Joe Raposo sings "Little Things".
re-filmed version
(First: Episode 2485)
Ice Follies Song of the Count.jpg
Muppets Ice Follies: Count von Count skates to the tune of "The Song of the Count" ending with the rink lights simulating lightning.
(First: Episode 0884)
Cartoon Two lines intersect at the middle of the screen and have an argument; they cooperate by making a cross.
(First: Episode 0276)
Cast Gordon acts out Maria's 13 Step Method of Lifting a Heavy Barbel.
(First: Episode 2595)
Animation Un rectangulo
(First: Episode 1630)
SCENE 2 As Luis changes Gabi's diaper, Flo shares some of the recordings she's made of her conversation with Gabi. She's able to tell how Gabi feels despite the baby talk.
Cartoon A loud-voiced girl talks about her dog, Pete.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1266)
Muppets "Do De Rubber Duck"
(First: Episode 2304)
1095m.jpg Cartoon C is for Canary
(First: Episode 0703)
Film A group of kids pick apples in an orchard, and take them into the cider mill to make apple cider.
(First: Episode 1585)
Cartoon Rap #13
(First: Episode 2547)
SCENE 3 Telly comes by Flo, who is currently watching over a baby Honker. Flo notes how curious the baby is, especially over Telly's nose (which he refuses to let go of).
Cartoon What kind of print does a hand make?
(First: Episode 0776)
Song "What Do People Do All Day?"
(First: Episode 1511)
Cartoon Sign Sounds: Coffee
(First: Episode 1169)
Muppets Gladys the Cow helps Kermit direct the dance scene of his movie. Her task is to count backwards from four and yell "action", but she counts forwards instead. Kermit shows her the right way to count and yells "Action!", which Gladys uses as an excuse to begin her dance scene.
(First: Episode 2298)
Cartoon Two ducks look the same height when they're in the bathtub, but one of them is taller when he steps out.
(First: Episode 0303)

SCENE 4 Flo sets up a game for Susan and the kids to play. She has some photos of mothers - Maria, a cow, a bird and herself, and asks everyone match photos of babies to the mothers. Susan notes that Flo isn't a mother, but Flo has pictures of books she's written, which she considers her children.
Cartoon C is for Candle (the candle blows back)
(First: Episode 0703)
Film A farmer takes care of baby calves.
(First: Episode 0784)
Cartoon Jasper thinks that he has lost his elbow, but Julius shows him his elbow by bending his arm. (beginning cut)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0410)
Cast / Muppets Olivia sings about her "One Two Blues" with two Anything Muppets.
(First: Episode 1493)
Animation An owl is formed out of seeds.
(First: Episode 2368)

SCENE 5 Telly makes sure Gabi knows the difference between her arms and legs, hoping she doesn't grow up trying to walk on her arms instead. He notes another thing arms are good for - hugging.
Cartoon Willie Wimple went a-boatin' and polluted the river.
Artist: Abe Levitow
(First: Episode 0561)
Film Close-ups of animals. Kids try to guess what they are.
(First: Episode 0326)
Celebrity The Four Tops sing "Standing at the Bus Stop Sign," while waiting for the bus to arrive. Big Bird pulls up in an imaginary bus.
(First: Episode 2290)
Cartoon The secret drawing is a mailman.
(First: Episode 0220)
Film A boy compares the growth of the sunflowers to his own height.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0589)
Cartoon Pistons push a capital H through a tunnel, where it breaks and turns into a lowercase h. (with voiceover by Roscoe Orman)
(First: Episode 2217)
SCENE 6 Telly talks to Gabi's toes as if they are the actual pigs from "This Little Piggy."
Cartoon A mad scientist puts together a capital H.
(First: Episode 0284)
Film Feet wearing all different types of shoes dance.
(First: Episode 2601)
Muppets Cookie Monster tells his little cousin monster to get him something special that starts with the letter C. He hopes she'll bring him a cookie, but she brings a carrot, a cucumber, a cauliflower, and an ear of corn. Finally, she realizes that cousin also starts with C, and assumes he was referring to her.
(First: Episode 1319)
Cartoon Madrigal Alphabet
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0615)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentHerry Monster and Kimberly talk about things and people that they love.
(First: Episode 1050)

SCENE 7 Telly has written his own version of "This Little Piggy" to ensure every pig gets something to eat.

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