Sesame Street
Baby Bear visits the Furry Arms hotel
Air date January 26, 1996
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Written by Belinda Ward
Directed by Emily Squires
Sponsors G, 10


Picture Segment Description


SCENE 1 Baby Bear welcomes the viewer to Sesame Street, and announces that he's going inside the Furry Arms Hotel for the first time. He asks Benny Rabbit to show him around, and Benny shows him how to use a revolving door. Baby Bear pushes it too soft first, then too hard, then just right. He is amazed when he first enters the hotel, and begs for Benny to give him a tour of the place (since Benny said he needs a break).
Song "Push! Push! Push!"

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SCENE 2 Benny obliges, and gives Baby Bear a tour of the hotel. Sherry Netherland welcomes Baby Bear to the place, and asks him what he'd like to do first. Baby Bear expresses interest in ringing the Dinger's bell, so she lets him do it, as long as Benny goes outside, since the bell is used to call the bellhop. Baby Bear rings it too soft, then too hard, so Sherry shows him (twice) how to ring it loud, so he can do it the right way, resulting in a very exhausted Benny. The tour continues ...
Cartoon The Bellhop must take 10 terriers for a walk. (new sound effects added)
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Film The McDoubles (Batty and Crooky) count to 10 with their fingers.
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Film Children on a playground form the letters of the alphabet. (new music added)
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Animation The word ELEVATOR gets on one.
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SCENE 3 Baby Bear has fun exploring the lobby, and is even more excited when they get to the elevator. Benny says he can't ride the elevator, or push the buttons, but Sherry lets him do so. They soon find themselves face to face with the Elephant Elevator Operator himself, and Baby Bear suddenly doesn't feel like taking an elevator ride. Benny repeatedly shows him how to get in and out of a small box with a big elephant, until he's exhausted. Baby Bear gets in, and just as soon as the elevator lifts up, it plummets down.
Animation Computer: in/out
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Song "The First Time" - Children try various activities (riding tricycles, tying shoes, etc.) and progressively improve.
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Film The floating kids form a square.
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Cartoon Why did the chicken cross the road?
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SCENE 4 Baby Bear and Benny make their way out of the elevator, and Benny goes back to work, pushing a luggage rack. Baby Bear suddenly wants to take a ride on it, and Sherry gives him permission, much to Benny's chagrin. Soon afterwards, some other guests want a ride on the luggage rack! Benny, frustrated with all he's been through today, decides to quit being a bellhop. Baby Bear follows Benny outside, while Sherry pushes the guests on the luggage rack.
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Artist: Karen Aqua
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Song "Elbows and Knees"
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SCENE 5 Baby Bear begs Benny to return to his job at the Furry Arms. Benny refuses to go back, and Baby Bear bursts into tears, thinking it's his fault. He promises that he'll never ask Benny for anything again, but he still doesn't want to go back. Baby Bear cries again, and hugs Benny so hard that he says he'll go back to work. Baby Bear is happy now, and asks Benny to show him the other parts of the hotel. Benny says no at first, but when he sees Baby Bear walk away sadly, he changes his mind and continues the tour. Sherry announces the sponsors.
COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: A mouse and Big Bird recite a bird version of Hickory Dickory Dock called "Hickory Dickory Dird."


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