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Barkley's lost ball
Air date May 8, 1991
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Written by Belinda Ward
Directed by Emily Squires
Production January 14, 1991 (sc. 1,2,5,6)
January 28 (sc. 3-4)
Sponsors K, O, 12


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Bob and Linda watch as Barkley plays with his favorite ball. Bob accidentally tosses it over the doors to Big Bird's nest, where another dog grabs it and leaves before Barkley gets there. He begins moping to his owner, as they go to try finding the ball.
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SCENE 2 Bob and Linda look all over the nest area to no avail. They consider just giving up, but Barkley's frantic barking and running around convinces them to keep trying.
Animation Cecille sings "I'm Gonna Get to You."
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SCENE 3 Sherlock Hemlock and Watson have been called on the case to find Barkley's missing ball (as Watson identifies with Barkley's sadness). They mistake Mike's orange and Gwen's basketball for Barkley's ball, however. Watson ends up finding the ball that he lost a week ago and proceeds to play fetch with it.
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SCENE 4 Polly Darton and her Git Along Little Doggies have heard about Barkley's woes and sing "Bark with Me" to him. The song perks Barkley right up, until Bob mentions his ball.
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SCENE 5 Bob has gotten Barkley a new ball identical to his missing one. Barkley is dismissive of it at first, but soon starts to play with it.
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SCENE 6 Bob plays fetch with Barkley, accidentally throwing the ball over the doors again. The other dog returns to the nest area and drops the old ball, taking the new one with him. Barkley picks up his old ball and returns it to Bob, who wonders how the lost ball got back. As they continue to play, Linda signs the sponsors.

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