Sesame Street
Goldilocks is absent from daycare
Air date November 25, 1992
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Written by Joey Mazzarino
Sponsors C, P, 7

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Picture Segment Description
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COLD OPEN Monty introduces today's sponsors, as well as a special word of the day - TOOTHPASTE, depicted on a large tube that falls into his hands (and causes him to fall over).
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SCENE 1 Monty gives a lecture on toothpaste as he brushes his teeth, rending everything he says unintelligible.
Animation TOOTHPASTE: Coming soon to a mouth near you!
(First: Episode 2786)
Film A boy talks about living in Alaska and about racing sled dogs.
(First: Episode 2388)
Muppets Ernie sings "The Honker-Duckie-Dinger Jamboree."
(First: Episode 1920)
Cartoon C for Candle (blows man away)
(First: Episode 0703)
Film Scuba diver - on, into, under, through, around
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0516)

Muppets Big Bird's Video Postcards
Big Bird visits a Puerto Rican casita in East Harlem. He tries to find out what people do there, but everyone is too busy raising chickens, planting tomatoes, cooking and planning music to answer.
Film Joe Raposo sings "Pretty Baby".
(First: Episode 0040)
SCENE 2 Baby Bear enjoys spending the day at Lillian's daycare, especially since Goldilocks isn't here today. Lillian decides to engage the gang in a letter game, to help Baby Bear forget about her. The musical game (sung to the tune of "C is for Cookie") is to come up with things that begin with the letter P, including peanuts and pie. Baby Bear refuses to play because the only P word he can think of is porridge, and porridge reminds him of how angry Goldilocks makes him.
Animation P - Pyramid
(First: Episode 2061)

Muppets Upon Mr. Johnson's latest visit to Charlie's Restaurant, the waitstaff has been implemented with a new service device. Grover instructs his guest to ring the bell three times to get his attention, instead of yelling across such an upper-crust establishment. After Mr. Johnson has trouble deciphering the speed with which he must ring the bell, he calls Andre the manager out to address his concerns. Andre, having been interrupted while eating a sour cream soufflé, doesn't think there's anything wrong with the bell. In fact, he thinks it looks so good that he eats it, as Mr. Johnson notices the time, and rushes out of the restaurant.
(First: Episode 2848)
Cartoon A boy imagines his room turning into a jungle.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 2808)

Cast In a spoof of a famous Coke commercial, football player "Big Murray" (Gordon) accepts a number 7 from a young fan, whom he rewards with a towel that also has a 7 on it.
(First: Episode 1535)
Cartoon A girl thinks she hears a monster doing a cha-cha outside her window, but it's only the wind and crickets. Her snores frighten the real monster.
Artist: Deanna Morse
(First: Episode 2951)


SCENE 3 Baby Bear is still upset over Goldilocks, and Lillian asks him why, so Baby Bear decides to let her know in the form of a "wap"; Lillian doesn't understand what he means, until Baby Bear begins rapping. Baby Bear raps about the story of The Three Bears about to eat porridge, but it was too hot. So he, Mama Bear, and Papa Bear go for a walk as the porridge cools. Meanwhile, Goldilocks drops by to try the porridge - with Papa's being too hot, Mama's being too cold, but his being just right.
Cartoon C for Cowboy
(First: Episode 0703)

Muppets A series of trailers for school-related dramas are shown on WCTW's "School in the Afternoon" block.
(First: Episode 2223)
Animation Two giddy female scribbles introduce themselves to a bar code, who can only beep. They recognize him from the supermarket.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 2981)
Film Some clowns, more clowns
(First: Episode 0563)
Cartoon P for Planet
(First: Episode 2008)

SCENE 4 Lillian asks the kids what story they want to hear for storytime, until Baby Bear chimes in, and asks to tell the story for today. Lillian is sure he wants to tell the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, but Baby Bear insists that he's not going to tell that story, but rather the story of "The Chair-Smashing Villain". In the story, Baby Bear listens to the report of a Chair-Smashing Villain on the radio. The radio announcer (Martin P. Robinson) tells listeners to be on the look-out for the villain, who has blonde curls, and is wearing a mask. Baby Bear asks for a visual aid, so the radio prints out a picture of Goldilocks, wearing a burglar's mask and a fake mustache. Baby Bear sets up a trap to catch the villain, by lining up the chairs in the cave for the villain to smash. Sure enough, the villain appears and deems Papa and Mama Bear's chairs to be too large, but Baby Bear's is just right. She then proceeds to smash it to pieces, while Baby Bear chases her out of the cave.
Cartoon Jerry Nelson sings "In My Book."
(First: Episode 2983)
Film Photographic collage demonstration of ALL, MOST, SOME, and NONE of an apple. Artist: Frank and Caroline Mouris
(First: Episode 0979)
EB.imaginethepark Muppets Bert regrets not being able to go to the park today like Ernie did, but Ernie helps him imagine a quiet day at the park -- which has more noises than Bert expected, even at night.
(First: Episode 1953)
Film The Count (in voiceover) counts three children on a bench, then adds two more.
(First: Episode 2950)
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 Muppet & Kid Moment — Herry asks John-John if he knows the difference between up and down.
(First: Episode 0565)
Cartoon The Ringmaster introduces seven swimming seals.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1312)
SCENE 5 As other kids are being taken home from daycare, Baby Bear is still fuming over Goldilocks. Lillian tells him that it's not good to be angry all the time, and sings him a song as to what to do to help take his anger down.
Cartoon Lazy Wanda's knees converse with each other.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1075)
Muppets The Singing Dentists sing "Say Toothpaste, Somebody!"
(First: Episode 2705)
Cartoon With the help of his assistant, Dr. Geo shows the viewer what a globe is.
(First: Episode 2836)
Film Two boys walk though a city neighborhood to some funky break dancing music.
(First: Episode 2679)
Muppets Mysterious Theater
Sherlock Hemlock is commissioned to find the shape of a circle in an antique castle before time runs out at 5:00. Watson does his best to point out that the face of a clock is the shape of a circle.
(First: Episode 2706)
Cartoon Animals who eat crunchy things have nice teeth.
(First: Episode 1487)

SCENE 6 Baby Bear has finally calmed down, and Lillian points out that he had a great time at daycare today, because Goldilocks wasn't here. She suggests that because he talked about her all day long, perhaps Baby Bear likes Goldilocks a little bit, which he emphatically denies. Baby Bear's anger returns, however, when Goldilocks shows up, and informs him that Mama Bear suddenly had to go shopping, and had asked her to pick him up for her. Baby Bear is even more enraged to learn that Goldilocks was also invited to dinner, but Lillian reminds him of what to do when he feels he's about to get angry. While Baby Bear starts counting to ten, Lillian announces the sponsors, before Goldilocks tries to hurry along.

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