Sesame Street
Telly becomes a Bear Scout
Air date November 24, 1994
Season Season 26 (1994-1995)
Written by Joey Mazzarino
Sponsors G, N, 11


Picture Segment Description

COLD OPEN Baby Bear and his fellow Bear Scouts introduce the sponsors for today. Telly rushes in to add that we'll also be seeing him join the Bear Scouts. He gets rattled when their leader, the boisterous Papa Bear, comes to start their meeting.
SCENE 1 First on the Bear Scout agenda is to say the pledge. Telly doesn't know it, and doesn't have a hat to hold over his heart. Everyone recites it first and Papa Bear lets Telly borrow his hat.
Cartoon Jim Thurman sings "Calcutta Joe."
Animation by Buzzco Associates, Inc.
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Film An Indian boy narrates how Chapati bread is made.
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Cartoon N is for nose.
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: The first day of school in history.
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Animation N/n paper fold
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Superguy beaters
Animation Teeny Little Super Guy finds his friend Jane giving up on learning to ride the egg beater. He tells her that it takes time and practice to learn things, and gives Jane some training beaters to help her keep her balance.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
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Cartoon "Up and Down with Captain Brown"
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SCENE 2 Next, Telly watches as the scouts demonstrate how to put their dollies back together before they can finish counting to 40. Telly wonders why they would ever need to repair their dolls, when Papa Bear demonstrates - it always comes apart when they give it the Bear Scout Dolly Hug.
Cartoon 40 lemmings (doo-wop) (new sound effects added)
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Muppets Prairie Dawn directs Grover in "Singin' in the Rain."
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Cartoon A story of a cat who hated rain, wished for it to stop, and witnessed the disastrous effects of no rain.
Artist: ArtistMike
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Film Flamingos walk around to classical music. (new child voiceovers added)
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Cast Maria and Luis perform "You Say Hola and I Say Hola."
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Animation A group of round crayons draws a house, and is hesitant to let a square yellow crayon join, until it draws the sun. They all cooperate to make a rainbow.
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SCENE 3 The scouts gather in the "G Garden," named such because it grows letter Gs, one of which Telly is able to coax into growing.
Animation Planet G / g
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Film G for go, girls, guitar, goldfish etc.
Muppets Cookie Monster sings "If Moon Was Cookie." (underscore added to intro)
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Animation Amelia likes to pretend she can fly.
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Film "There's a lot to see under the sea," according to some young swimmers who narrate a poem about the ocean-dwellers they find.
Music: "Kyisio Calypso" by Dermot Stewart
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Cartoon A girl builds a sand castle at the beach, but the ocean keeps washing it away, so she builds one away from the waves.
Artist: Fred Garbers
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SCENE 4 Before Telly can earn his Bear Scout hat, he must perform a good dead for the community and everyone must witness it. They head off and Telly talks to Ruthie, who says she's about to clean her casa. Telly sees this as the perfect opportunity and rushes off to get the scouts. While he's gone, Ruthie cleans her casa, as in her decorative version of the word, preventing Telly from his good deed.
Cartoon "Mi casa es su casa."
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Animation Clown Honking #11
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Muppets An Anything Muppet girl shows the viewers that the number 11 is the same right side up and upside down.
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Cartoon "It's a Lovely Eleven Morning" (new sound effects added)
Artist: Bud Luckey
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Film Two girls walk on an island together, and a map of the island is shown.
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Animation Lillian discusses the adjustments she has had to make as a big sister. She ultimately appreciates her little sister.
Artist: Craig Bartlett
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SCENE 5 Telly comes by a Birdketeer meeting, where Big Bird says they'll be reciting the alphabet. Seeing another opportunity, Telly runs off, but they all recite the alphabet while he's gone.
Cartoon Two girls sing a reggae rendition of the alphabet.
Film Wegman's dogs re-enact "Goldilocks and the Three Bears."
Animation G/g musical notes (Gordon voiceover)
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Muppets Anything Muppets sing "Oh, G" in praise of the letter G.
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Cartoon A dinosaur tries to eat an apple on a tree. A group of kids keep telling him to "GO HIGHER!"
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SCENE 6 Telly moans he'll never find a good deed. Papa Bear tries to comfort him, but realizes it must be his fault and deems himself a failure as a scout master. Telly assures him he's a great scout master, which turns out to be his good deed! Telly finally earns his Bear Scout hat, and Ruthie and Savion announce the sponsors.


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