Sesame Street
Betty Lou goes to day care
Air date March 11, 1994
Season Season 25 (1993-1994)
Written by Sara Compton
Directed by Jon Stone
Sponsors F, R, 11


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Today is the day that Betty Lou starts day care with Angela, but she doesn't want to go. Even though her mom told her about all the good things that would happen at day care, she still doesn't want to go, because it would mean leaving her dolly alone in the house, but she feels like going once her mom says she can take her dolly with her after all. She puts on her coat, and gathers some extra items for her dolly.
Song "Off to School"
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SCENE 2 At day care, Angela informs Nathan, Zoe and Baby Bear that there's a new girl coming to join them soon. Baby Bear and Zoe practice the way they'll introduce themselves to her, but when Betty Lou arrives, it turns out they already know each other.
Cartoon A story/song about a duckling who wants to join the others playing at the water's edge.
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Cartoon F / f (space paint)
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SCENE 3 Baby Bear and Zoe argue over who will show Betty Lou her cubby, so Angela suggests they cooperate. Baby Bear shows that he keeps a bowl and some porridge mix in his cubby, and Zoe displays the name tag above hers. Since Betty Lou is only four, she can't write her name, so Angela shows her how, and puts the name tag above her cubby. They assure her she'll be able to find it, because all the cubby name tags are different colors.
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SCENE 4 Now the kids are all drawing fish pictures with crayons. Betty Lou finds it difficult to draw while holding her dolly, but doesn't want to let go of it. Just then, Jamal enters with baby Kayla, who needs a nap. Angela suggests that maybe Betty Lou's dolly needs a nap too, and lets her borrow a doll-sized bed.
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SCENE 5 Betty Lou's mom comes to pick her up, and is surprised to see her without her dolly. Angela explains what happened, as Jamal announces the sponsors. The credits roll.

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