Sesame Street
Baby Bear learns Spanish
Air date November 16, 1992
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Written by Lou Berger
Sponsors A, H, 11


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Merry Monster loves to dance and makes up her own dance based on one of the letters of the day - H. She comes up with the "Happy Helicopter Dance," which makes her take off, then crash.

SCENE 1 Gordon and Marcus play catch, when Big Bird introduces the game show, "What Happens Next?" with host Mr. Snuffleupagus (with a toupee). Gordon and Marcus wind up as contestants, where they must correctly guess what happens next in a series of pictures.
Film Wegman's dogs get next to each other in pictures.
Muppets The Hispanic community of Anything Muppets sings "It Sure is Hot!"
(First: Episode 2601)
Animation Where do the a's fit?
(First: Episode 1586)
Film A girl narrates a film of herself taking care of her horse, Strawberry.
(First: Episode 2641)
Cartoon H for hello (voice of Gary Owens)
(First: Episode 0020)
SCENE 2 In honor of "Mud Day," Oscar, the Grouchketeers and some other Grouches sing an ode to mud.
Cartoon Sign Man: DIRTY
(First: Episode 1121)
Song Sesame Street Creature Feature: Joe Raposo sings "Bein' a Pig."
(First: Episode 2356)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentBert and Sherlock Hemlock ask John-John if he wants to count, and John-John enthusiastically rises to the occasion.
(First: Episode 1474)
Cartoon "Four Friends" - a reggae song about a group of animals who wash a car together.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 2139)
Film A zydeco band plays "Allons a Lafayette" while people dance.
(First: Episode 2498)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Instead of a bone, Old Mother Hubbard brings her dog various objects which rhyme with "bone", including a stone, a throne, and finally a phone (which the dog uses to order take-out from a Chinese restaurant).
(First: Episode 0642)
Cartoon A girl and elephant show heavy and light.
(First: Episode 0785)
SCENE 3 Gina finds Big Bird staring intently at a letter H, who stares back. Big Bird breaks out into laughter and explains to Gina that he's trying to get the H to laugh. But, instead, he gets reminded of H words like "ha ha" and "ho ho" and can't help but laugh. Gina gives it a whirl and stares at the H until it breaks up laughing. "Never met an "H" I couldn't make laugh," she says.
Animation Sand H/h
(First: Episode 0630)
Song "Me and My Chair"
(First: Episode 1706)
Muppets "The Rhymies at Sea" - Larry, Mary and Barry sail on a ship, which sinks.
(First: Episode 1149)
Cartoon Rubber Stamp #11
(First: Episode 2885)
Film Two kids help an old Chinese man get his dragon kite in the air.
(First: Episode 0444)
Muppets Cookie Monster sings "What is Friend?"
(First: Episode 2840)
Cartoon A stop-motion-animated train runs out of track.
(First: Episode 1447)
Muppets / Celebrity Elmo learns how an interview is conducted by giving one to Candice Bergen.
(First: Episode 2726)
Film "One Thousand Faces"
(First: Episode 2894)
Cartoon A man teaches his dog Rover how to read the word SIT.
(First: Episode 0304)
Muppets Clementine and some cowboys sing "I'm a Real Cowboy" to Forgetful Jones to remind him of what he is.
(First: Episode 1965)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: A for Ape
(First: Episode 0006)
Film A boy narrates a film of cows being fed hay during winter.
(First: Episode 0787)
SCENE 4 Baby Bear visits Luis at the Fix-It Shop and asks him to teach him some Spanish. A new, Spanish-speaking bear has moved into the woods and Baby Bear would like to strike up a friendship with him. Unfortunately, Goldilocks appears and reveals she's been taking Spanish lessons here in the city and hopes to make friends with the new bear too. Baby Bear is frazzled that now she annoys him in two languages.
Cartoon A cartoon shows a few Spanish words - which are also English words.
Artist: Fred Garbers
Muppets Ernie and Bert sing "But I Like You."
(First: Episode 1952)
Cartoon A story about an ape and a bird, using the letter A.
(First: Episode 0158)
Cast Maria as Chaplin tries to throw away a newspaper into a rapidly moving litter can. When she finally does, the exit door also moves and she breaks down the wall.
(First: Episode 0753)
Muppets The dark-bearded half of the Two-Headed Monster wakes up to argue with itself over whether to go to the zoo or the playground. The two both end up taking naps instead.
(First: Episode 1475)
Cartoon Rap #11
(First: Episode 2531)
SCENE 5 Together, Luis and Baby Bear announce the sponsors in Spanish. But, Baby Bear loses it when Goldilocks pops up and says "Adios" before he gets the chance.

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