Sesame Street
Taking care of Natasha
Air date January 17, 1992
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Written by Cathi Rosenberg-Turow
Directed by Ted May
Production September 9, 1991
Sponsors E, M, 3
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Maria is taking care of Natasha over by the Fix-It Shop. She has milk for both of them, Natasha's in her bottle and Maria's in a cup, but Natasha bats her bottle away. She does the same with her rattle and wind-up toy. When Maria asks what Natasha wants, she indicates Maria's cup of milk. She slurps it down as Maria plays with the rattle.
Cartoon A man tries to get directions to a parking space, and eventually uses a map to get there.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 2734)
Muppets The rainbow fish watches 3 seahorses race.
Cartoon M is for Marvelous Martha
(First: Episode 0013)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover asks Maya to help him follow an arrow. The arrow changes direction until Grover falls down, exhausted.
(First: Episode 1641)
Cartoon Number factory 1-10
(First: Episode 2541)
SCENE 2 Prairie Dawn comes over to the shop to help Maria, who suggests she watch over Natasha. Prairie becomes frustrated when her hand is grabbed and put in Natasha's mouth, then when her bow is taken. Maria tries to explain how curious babies can be and accidentally drops her bow when prying it from Natasha's grasp. Prairie gets down to pick it up and Natasha spills her baby food on her.
Cartoon A man saws a letter E through the wall.
(EKA: Episode 0409)
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts the Letter of the Day Pageant.
(EKA: Episode 2212)
Cartoon A boy thinks it's raining outside, so he puts on his rain gear and goes outside, only to find sunny weather. It turns out the lawn sprinkler was near his window.
(EKA: Episode 1957)
Song "Come into the Garden"
(First: Episode 1357)
Animation Planet E / e
(First: Episode 2840)
SCENE 3 Prairie returns, cleaned up, with various things to occupy herself - a book, pad, apple and table-top keyboard. Natasha eagerly points to each item and Prairie reluctantly gives them to her. Prairie gets upset once more, until Natasha starts hugging her. She melts, "Maybe I'm better at this than I thought."
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)
Animation CH words (chop, choose, change, etc.)
(First: Episode 2893)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie decides to set up an apple-selling stand, and has everything he needs, leaving out the apples.
(First: Episode 1219)
Cartoon Today's Secret Drawing: A camel.
(EKA: Episode 0158)
Muppets / Cast Bob reads "The King Who Wasted Paper."
(First: Episode 2738)
Cartoon Mr. Tweak can't sleep because his neighbor above snores, and his neighbor below sneezes.
Artist: Abe Levitow
(EKA: Episode 0598)
Itzhak Perlman Bach Partita
Celebrity Itzhak Perlman plays the "Gavotte en Rondeau" from Bach's Partita for Violin No. 3 for the kids (Jessica Marrero, Kathleen Reilly, Jodi Stahl, Matthew Schwartz, and David Patent) between the garage and the fire escape of 123 Sesame Street.
(First: Episode 1484)
Cartoon Sign Cartoons: Coffee
(EKA: Episode 1169)
Insert Forgetful Jones: On a Roll with Cowboy Cole (4:10)
(First: Episode 2473)
Cartoon In rhyme, a man points out animals who stole and/or ruined his clothing.
(EKA: Episode 0971)
Cast Savion plays a rhyming game with the viewer while tap-dancing.
(First: Episode 2859)
Animation Can you find the hidden objects in the picture?
(First: Episode 1520)
Muppets Game Show: Mystery Mix-up Game
(First: Episode 0834)
Animation Writing utensils form the upper and lowercase letter E.
(First: Episode 2880)
Song "At School," with animation bookended by live-action footage.
(First: Episode 2782)
2925 scene4
SCENE 4 Bob encounters Snuffy pretending that he's a rabbit, complete with ears and cotton tail. He accidentally makes Bob drop his stack of books when he hops and runs off, ashamed.
Cartoon Three computer animated fish.
(First: Episode 2792)
Film Counting 10 cars on a ferry boat.
Muppets Two-Headed Monster: MOM.
(First: Episode 1481)
Cartoon Three cannonball men switch spotlights as they dance.
(EKA: Episode 2449)
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2925 scene5b

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SCENE 5 Bob assures Snuffy that he's not mad and it was an accident. Snuffy tells Bob he's going to stop pretending to be a rabbit...and be a frog instead. He hops some more, causing Bob to drop his books again. Maria announces the sponsors.

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