Sesame Street
The Robinsons have dinner with the Three Bears
Air date January 3, 1996
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Written by Cathi Rosenberg-Turow
Directed by Steve Feldman
Sponsors X, 4


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Baby Bear welcomes the viewer to his Bear Scout Meeting, where Papa Bear (the scout master) announces today’s activity – opening your own juice box. Baby Bear has trouble opening his straw and putting it into the box, but Miles helps him out. Papa Bear rewards him with a Bear Scout helping badge. He tells them to drink up, which Baby Bear needs no help with.
Cartoon A family goes over their camping checklist before they leave for the woods.
(First: Episode 3411)
Song "I Know How to Swing"
(First: Episode 3403)
Muppets / Celebrity Susan Sarandon visits the street to see Cookie Monster and to learn to eat cookies like him. She provides a large cookie for him to demonstrate on, but advises him to break it in half so they both can have it. After her lesson, Cookie eats the plate.
Animation Egyptian #4
(First: Episode 3306)
Film Four kids dance in a colorblock grid.
(First: Episode 3149)
Film Ornate 4s fly through the air.
(First: Episode 3317)

SCENE 2 Papa Bear dismisses the scouts. Gordon and Susan arrive to pick Miles up, and thank Papa Bear for being a great scout leader by inviting him and his family over for dinner. Papa Bear gives them their own Bear Scout hats for their “Bear Scout Good Deed for the Day”. Once the family leaves, Papa Bear wonders what kind of porridge they’re going to prepare.
Film A Caucasian boy narrates a film of himself hanging out with his African American friend Jamal.
(First: Episode 2787)
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Cartoon A little girl tries to figure out why a dog is crying.
(First: Episode 0862)
Muppets While shopping in a China store, Simon Soundman helps Old McDonald find his lost animal - however his animal sounds attract animals to barge into the fragile store.
(First: Episode 3068)
Animation The letter X appears on-screen.
(First: Episode 2779)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper: X Marks the Spot!
(First: Episode 0456)
Film A big X emerges, Jaws-like, in a swimming pool.
(First: Episode 3341)
SCENE 3 The Bear Family is now in Gordon and Susan’s apartment and waits for dinner to be served. Baby Bear admires the decor and complements the jazz they have playing. He is also surprised that Miles can set the table all on his own, which Miles claims he learned to do as he got older. Gordon reminisces of when Miles was young; cuing a song performed by everyone about what the kids were unable to do when they were young (“I Wish I Knew How to Do That Too”). Miles gives Baby Bear a plate to set down on his own. Papa Bear catches a whiff of dinner and wonders what kind of porridge it is.
Cartoon At the Pride Day Ceremony, Donald is waiting to describe his proudest accomplishment, and is initially unsure of himself next to other impressive students. He finally proudly acclaims his achievement, tying his shoes all by himself.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 2085)
Film Wegman's dogs re-enact "Goldilocks and the Three Bears."
(First: Episode 3269)
Cartoon "Island of Emotion"
Aritst: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 2822)
Film Kids play loud and soft notes on the Shpritzer.
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentHerry and John-John demonstrate loud and soft.
(First: Episode 0432)
Song "Mom and Me" (new vocal track)
(First: Episode 2462)
Animation A portrait of MOM hangs in a gallery.
(First: Episode 3318)

SCENE 4 As the Robinsons dish out the food, Mama Bear too wonders what porridge they’re having and names all the different varieties they’ve had. However, the Bears are shocked to learn they’re not having porridge tonight, but chicken, collard greens and corn bread. They try the new food and discover they like it!
Song "You Don't Have to Be a Grizzly" explains that kids and animals can like the same foods.
(First: Episode 3398)
Muppets Grover asks The Amazing Mumford if he could make his carrot disappear, provided that some smoke appears. Mumford performs the trick and Grover is impressed by the puff of smoke, however he fails to notice Mumford chomping on his carrot. When Grover asks Mumford to make the carrot reappear, he replies that he can't because he ate it ("You didn't say anything about magic!").
(First: Episode 1210)
2096s.jpg Film Children on a playground form the letters of the alphabet. (new music added)
(First: Episode 1966)
Muppets Big Bird's Video Postcards
Big Bird visits Guadalupe, Arizona, and conducts a child mariachi band, who sing "Viva Mexico."
(First: Episode 3012)
Animation A mother bird brings ten worms for her 9 babies and herself.
(First: Episode 3370)

SCENE 5 As the Robinsons eat their meal, Miles asks Papa Bear to pass the pepper. He ducks under the table and crawls his way over to Miles to sprinkle it on his food. When Baby Bear wants some, Gordon says he doesn’t have to crawl under the table, so Mama Bear does it. Soon after, all the Bears are under the table until Gordon tells them to get up. They show them how to pass the item to someone. Miles then asks for ketchup, which Papa Bear brings him by crawling under the table a again (not realizing the rule applies to not just pepper).
Film Two kids play drums as animated kid-drawn figures clap with the beat.
(EKA: Episode 2847)
Muppets Elmo and Super Grover dance to hip-hop music while chanting the word "Go."
(First: Episode 3311)
Cartoon The word "GO" races down the street.
(First: Episode 3311)
Film On a windy day, Maria (in voice-over) asks a man (Bill Irwin), "Does air move things?" The wind speaks for him.
(First: Episode 2876)
Film Ornate Xs spin around in accompaniment to a song.
(First: Episode 2929)
Celebrity Patti LaBelle sings "Oh, How I Miss My X."
(First: Episode 2168)
Cartoon Stamped and painted X animation.
(First: Episode 2934)
Muppets Kermit is a casting director, holding auditions for a performance of "The Three Little Pigs". The pigs who initially try out get the part of the three little pigs, but three different wolves of different sizes try out for the part of the Big Bad Wolf.
(First: Episode 1283)
Cartoon Knights use different words for "big."
Aritst: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 1985)

SCENE 6 Everyone has finished their meals, and the Bears reflect on what they’ve learned today. Papa Bear offers to throw out the dishes for them, when he learns people recycle their dishes by washing them. The Bears then partake in their after-dinner bear hug. Gordon announces the sponsors as he and his family get in on the hug.
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