Sesame Street
Mr. Handford watches over day care
Air date December 6, 1994
Season Season 26 (1994-1995)
Written by Emily Perl Kingsley
Sponsors C, W, 20


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Angela has a surprise for the members of day care today (including Rosita and Baby Bear) - Mr. Handford, who will be taking over the day care duties while Angela goes downtown for something. Baby Bear is skeptical about this change, but feels better knowing Mr. Handford has a list of all the things they typically do. He gets upset when Mr. Handford sits in his chair, however.
Cartoon A paranoid bird doesn't like to be surprised ... unless it's a surprise party.
Artist: John Korty
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Muppets Tim Robbins and Elmo talk about surprise.
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Song "There's a Lot of Different Ways to Get to School" (sung by Jerry Nelson)
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Muppets A group of Anything Muppet children wander into a classroom and wonder where they are. They lift up their desks and find the letters forming "SCHOOL" on them.
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Cartoon A fan reveals the letter C.
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Film Girls do a hand-clap game about friends whose names start with C.
Cartoon C for Cat
Artist: Bud Luckey
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Muppets Big Bird is between what we just saw and what we're about to see ...
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Cartoon Leanna Williams tells a story of how she traveled to Hawaii and bought a Hawaiian shirt.
Artist: ArtistMike
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Song David sings "I'm Pretty" over a film of fish and other sea creatures.
Refilmed version
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Cartoon A man tries to push a huge balloon elephant through a narrow doorway, and a girl helps him by deflating it.
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SCENE 2 Mr. Handford takes attendance of all the kids. He then sings a special song to count each one of them. Baby Bear, again, isn't sure about deviating from their status quo, but enjoys the song enough, but not when Mr. Handford sits in his chair again.
Animation 2 houses plus 2 equals 4.
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Muppets The Two-Headed Monster looks at a star and sings "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star."
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Film Wegman's dogs form a W.
Cartoon W for Willamina
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Film Alphaquest: W
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Muppets Waiter Grover has a new method of remembering orders: He makes up a poem to remember what is ordered and who ordered it. Mr. Johnson orders a cheeseburger with a pickle and French fries, which Grover interprets as "Round and tasty on a bun, pickles, French fries, yum, yum, yum!" However, he brings Mr. Johnson a grapefruit on a bun.
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Cartoon A man uses his memory to tell a woman how to get to a red house.
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Song "I'm in Great Shape": Kids dance with triangles, circles and squares.
SCENE 3 Mr. Handford brings out everyone's lunch - three square sandwiches and a bowl of porridge. The porridge is too hot for Baby Bear to eat, so Mr. Handford lets it cool as they play a game of "One of These Things."
Cartoon A brief animation of pouring milk in a glass, coupled with the word milk.
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Film On the farm, a boy enjoys a glass of MILK.
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Artist: Jeff Hale
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Film Growing Numbers #20
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Cartoon The Bellhop is sent to the grocery store to get twenty grapefruits. He counts to 20 on the way there so that he can remember the quantity, but forgets what item he was sent for.
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Animation A chicken lays 20 eggs, which hatch.
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SCENE 4 Mr. Handford sees Baby Bear is feeling sad - he misses his parents and Angela. He tells Mr. Handford how Angela usually makes him feel better, so Mr. Handford does just that.
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Muppets Fairy Tales Today
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Song "Something Old Into Something New"
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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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Film Sounds Around the House v1: a dripping water faucet, a man playing the violin, a woman vacuuming, a teenager listening to pop music, and a passing elevated train.
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SCENE 5 It's naptime now and Mr. Handford sings everyone a nice, quiet lullaby. However, after every quiet verse, the kids all rush to the window to observe the loud sounds coming from the street below. Mr. Handford blows a fuse and gives up, then notices everyone has fallen asleep anyhow.
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1095l.jpg Cartoon C is for Candle (the candle blows back)
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Film Island (in sped-up film, kids travel to an island)
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Cartoon A boy finds a set of doors with animals that make the wrong sound, and swaps the doors to correct them.
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SCENE 6 Angela returns home and is surprised to see everyone sleeping despite the noise outside. Mr. Handford points out that Angela's list left out one thing - mentioning today's sponsors (which the kids do in their sleep).

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