Sesame Street
Bear Bear becomes afraid of catch
Air date January 24, 1996
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Written by Joey Mazzarino
Sponsors C, 12
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Telly and Baby Bear are going to play catch in the park. Telly lobs the ball toward Baby Bear and it bops him on the head. Baby Bear moans in pain, but it goes away after a minute. They try playing again, but when Telly throws the ball, Baby Bear instead covers his head and runs away.
This scene would later be used as a stand-alone Muppet piece on international co-productions, including Plaza Sésamo.
Cartoon A fan reveals the letter C.
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Film "C" for Circle
(First: Episode 3313)
1095l Cartoon C is for Candle (the candle blows back)
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Film What sound does a horse make?
(First: Episode 3277)
Cartoon A woman identifies farm animals by their sounds.
(First: Episode 1476)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Old MacDonald opens a health resort for his animals.
(First: Episode 2688)
Cartoon We Are Kids from Far and Wide: Rice harvesting in Sierra Leone
(First: Episode 2774)
Insert Big Bird reads a fan letter, asking him how he has so much pep and energy. He explains it's because of sleep.
Cartoon An alien comes across a pair of tree trunks; one with multi-colored leaves, the other without. He finds and grows leaves to mount on the other tree, then strings a hammock between the two.
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Film A girl named Maria and her family are having a Cuban barbecue. She invited her friend, Stewart, to enjoy in the fun and learn about Cuban culture.
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Cartoon I am dry, they are wet (man laying on the beach)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0309)
Muppets Little Chrissy always has fun whether he's "Wet or Dry."
(First: Episode 3134)
Animation Clown Honking #12
(First: Episode 3210)
Film Ornate 12s sail through the air.
(First: Episode 3274)
Cartoon A movie director calls for 12 pilots, 12 airplanes, 12 parachutes, 12 clowns and 12 pies.
(First: Episode 3210)
SCENE 2 Baby Bear and Telly tell Gordon about what happened in the park and Baby Bear states he won't be playing catch anymore; he's afraid of the game now. Gordon recalls the same thing happening to him when he was younger, but got over his fears when he discovered it would get in the way of having fun. Baby Bear walks off, pondering whether or not he'll keep playing.
Cartoon Do you know what it's like to be scared?
(First: Episode 0547)
Muppets / Celebrity Julia Roberts and Elmo show afraid.
(First: Episode 2790)
Film Fay Ray rolls balls near the camera.
(First: Episode 3061)
Muppets Zoe uses Wolfgang to demonstrate near and far.
(First: Episode 3392)
Aardvark edited
Song Joe Raposo sings "I'm an Aardvark."
Re-filmed version
(First: Episode 2520)
Muppets Big Bird: "That was great! Makes you proud to be an animal, doesn't it?"
(First: Episode 3159)
Cartoon A blue man demonstrates in and out with the help of a barrel.
(EKA: Episode 2363)
SCENE 3 Baby Bear returns to the park with a football helmet to protect his head. Telly points out that he won't be able to see with it on, but Baby Bear insists it'll work. Telly throws the ball and it hits Baby Bear, who doesn't feel the pain, but won't be able to see the ball for the rest of the game.
C, You're Cool
Song "C, You're Cool"
Muppets / Celebrity Marilyn Horne sings an opera version of "C is for Cookie."
(First: Episode 3189)
Animation Letters on the Street: the letter C is found on a city street.
(First: Episode 3366)
Song Kevin Clash sings "(I Eat With) Chopsticks" over a film of kids doing so.
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Muppets Big Bird is between what we just saw and what we're about to see ...
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Film PIZZA: In speed-up footage, a group of kids orders pizza, and have it delivered to their house.
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Muppets Mr. Johnson is at home when he calls for pizza delivery. Naturally, the delivery comes by way of Grover who keeps messing up the order because he's not listening to the order. He brings a carpenter's saw and a potted flower attached to his head as a result of cutting Mr. Johnson off mid-sentence.
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Cartoon The Alphabet Song (country, gospel, Mexican)
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1576)
SCENE 4 Baby Bear gets his helmet off with Telly's help and states he won't be playing catch any more. Telly wonders who he can play with instead, when Miles and a boy offer to play with him.
SCENE 4 cont'd Baby Bear finds something safe he can do on his own - recite the alphabet. He overly tries showing the others how much fun he's having and gets them to say it again with him. He tries getting them to give up their game and keep saying the alphabet with him, but they'd much rather play catch. Baby Bear wonders what he can do now...
Film Kids play rhythms on pots, pans, a barrel and a washboard.
Muppets A diva sings the Alphabet Song while the stagehand instructs the gaffers to raise and lower the alphabet sign, but the diva thinks he's asking her to alter her singing voice.
(First: Episode 2964)
4087 joey karate
Film Rory, the green-belt aged 6, goes to karate class and learns under his sensei, where he does toe touches, kicking, stretches, jumping jacks, and an unnamed move consisting of tumbling, then posing. Not only do they practice inside, but they also practice outside in the park.
(First: Episode 3423)

SCENE 5 Baby Bear reads while the others play. Miles throws too hard and the ball goes over Telly toward Baby Bear, who actually catches it this time! Baby Bear realizes he is able to play now and joins their game. Telly briefly stops it to announce the sponsors.
COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: Celina choreographs Barkley and some kids in a dance.

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