Sesame Street
Natasha is scared of the rain
Air date November 30, 1995
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Written by Lou Berger
Sponsors H, 10
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Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Big Bird walks behind Humphrey, Ingrid and Baby Natasha on the way to the Furry Arms. Big Bird announces the sponsors, H and 10. Ingrid and Humphrey talk about Natasha who is happy. Big Bird asks how they know. Ingrid and Humphrey sing a song telling Big Bird how they know. After some time, Big Bird notices that it is starting to rain. Ingrid and Humphrey still singing, but Natasha makes a frightened noise and puts her hands over her eyes. Ingrid and Humphrey ask Natasha what is she frightened of but nobody understands her.
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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Sonny Friendly honors a storybook of "Little Red Riding Hood."
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Cartoon Kids see animals in their alphabet soup.
Artist: Michael Sporn
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SCENE 2 Big Bird tells the viewer that Humphrey and Ingrid are still trying to find out what Natasha is frightened of. Humphrey remembers when he made frightened noises about the darkness. This was when he and Ingrid went camping. Humphrey also remembers when he peeked out of the tent and thought he saw a big bear. Humphrey thinks that there is a big bear scaring Natasha. Humphrey and Ingrid say start yelling “a bear!” Big Bird tells them that there are no big scary bears Around the Corner. Ingrid says that the only big thing here is Big Bird. Humphrey thinks that she must be afraid of Big Bird. Humphrey asks Big Bird to move away where Natasha can’t see him. Big Bird thinks that it isn’t him as he walks away. Humphrey tells Natasha that Big Bird is gone and there’s nothing to be scared of, but Natasha is still frightened over something. Humphrey and Ingrid think there’s nothing else but themselves. Big Bird returns and says that it isn’t them.

Big Bird is about to explain what he thinks she’s afraid of, but Humphrey interrupts saying that since they are her parents, they know what she’s scared of. Both Ingrid and Humphrey move away from the carriage. Big Bird then says that the rain has stopped and Natasha isn’t frightened anymore. Instead, she is happy. Ingrid and Humphrey moved away and Natasha wasn’t frightened anymore, so they think it was them. Humphrey says that they can’t go near Natasha ever again, since she’s scared of them and they both are upset. Big Bird then explains since the rain stopped, Natasha isn’t sad anymore. Apparently, Humphrey doesn’t care that the rain has stopped, because they can’t go near Natasha.
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Muppets Prairie Dawn directs Grover in "Singin' in the Rain."
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Film A blind class goes on a field trip to the park, using their other senses to experience their surroundings. The teacher sings "If You're Happy and You Know It."
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Cartoon AT words: A fat cat with a hat sat on a mat. A bat scared the fat cat.
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SCENE 3 Humphrey and Ingrid are still upset that Natasha is scared of them. Big Bird tells them that it was the rain, but Humphrey tells him to stop talking about the weather at a time like this. Ruthie comes and asks what’s going on. Big Bird explains that Humphrey and Ingrid are upset that Natasha is scared of them. Humphrey and Ingrid are about to go near Natasha. Rain starts to fall and Natasha is frightened again. Humphrey and Ingrid go away from Natasha. Once again, it stops raining and Natasha is happy. Ruthie explains that it’s the rain that Natasha is frightened of. Humphrey and Ingrid go near Natasha and she is still happy. Humphrey and Ingrid now notice that Natasha isn’t scared of her parents. Big Bird says that he was trying to tell them that the whole time. Humphrey thanks Ruthie. Once again, it rains and Natasha is frightened. Big Bird wonders how they are going to stop Natasha from being scared of the rain.
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Cartoon Animals walk.
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SCENE 4 Inside Finders Keepers, Humphrey says that it is still raining and Natasha isn’t scared. Maybe she’s not scared of the rain anymore. Big Bird thinks that she is still scared of the rain. She isn’t scared because they are inside and the rain is outside. Ruthie has an idea. She is going to sing her a song to make her stop being scared of the rain ("I Love the Rain, Rain, Rain"). Once the song is done, Big Bird notices that it looks like Natasha might like the rain. Ingrid, Humphrey and Natasha all go outside and Natasha makes another frightened sound.
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Song "Around and Around"
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SCENE 5 Everyone is back in Finders Keepers and Natasha is still frightened of the rain. Natasha sounds happy once again, now that they are inside. Big Bird notices that kids are outside singing the song Ruthie sung to Natasha. Natasha wants to go outside, even though it is raining so she can play with her friends. Everyone goes out in the rain. Natasha loves the rain and Ruthie announces the sponsors, H and 10.
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