Sesame Street
Telly, Zoe and Baby Bear re-enact the Three Little Pigs'
Air date April 1, 1996
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Written by Luis Santiero
Sponsors U, 19


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Baby Bear, Telly, Zoe and Lexine finish a game of football and wonder what to play next. Zoe recommends re-enacting "The Three Little Pigs," which Baby Bear is hesitant to do. Despite this, they vote for him first to pick a role to play. At a loss, Baby Bear claims he'll play "circus," claiming there's one coming to the street and dashes off.
Film A gymnastics team practices tricks for the circus.
(First: Episode 2889)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: Two men demonstrate "up" on a teeter totter; one man ends up crashing through the ceiling.
(First: Episode 0650)
Muppets The Beetles are "Thinking of U."
(First: Episode 1486)
Cartoon A U train spells the words Unite, U-turn, Underground, Up, and Universe.
(First: Episode 0624)

Muppets / Celebrity Elmo encounters Ray Charles playing the piano, and learns that he uses his fingers to read the lyrics. Ray sings and plays "Believe in Yourself", and everyone on Sesame Street joins them.
(First: Episode 3473)
Film A blind child learns in class by using Braille.
(First: Episode 3142)
Cartoon Kids see animals in their alphabet soup.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 1976)
SCENE 2 Baby Bear returns dressed as a clown, who introduces the tightrope walker and (stuffed) lion tamer (all played by himself). His friends tell him either he picks his character or they'll do it first. Baby Bear fakes his concentration, allowing the others to assume the roles of the pigs, leaving Baby Bear as the Big Bad Wolf. Baby Bear rushes off to do "something important" first.
Animation Cecille sings "The Game of Make Believe."
(First: Episode 2864)
Muppets Captain Elmo Cousteau searches for the treasure of the missing soap, with the help of a policeman fishy.
(First: Episode 2637)
Cartoon A monster named Doug has trouble getting to sleep at night, until the teeth in his dream remind him to brush his own.
(First: Episode 3145)
Song "Take Care of That Smile"
(First: Episode 2745)
Cartoon Masked March #19
(First: Episode 3391)
Film Growing Numbers #19
(First: Episode 2937)
Cartoon Rap #19
(First: Episode 2560)
SCENE 3 Baby Bear paces around in shame when Papa Bear arrives. Baby Bear tells him of his friends' plan and admits he doesn't know the story of "The Three Little Pigs." Papa Bear tells him to never be ashamed of not knowing something and even lets the world know (by shouting) that he doesn't know everything either. This includes "The Three Little Pigs" story, so Papa Bear takes Baby Bear to the library to check it out.
Song "In the Library"
(First: Episode 3423)
Cartoon The letters H, E, L and P try to arrange themselves to form the word "Help" while stuck on an island.
(First: Episode 1176)
Film Wegman's dogs: Jack and Jill
(First: Episode 3464)
Cartoon A mother and child make juice popsicles.
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 1193)
Insert Big Bird reads a fan letter, asking him how he has so much pep and energy. He explains it's because of sleep.
(First: Episode 3443)
Cartoon A caterpillar sings "Exercise, Exercise."
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2839)
SCENE 4 Papa Bear and Baby Bear return from the library with a copy of "The Three Little Pigs." As they read, Baby Bear makes sure to remember what the Big Bad Wolf does, then heads back to the playground.
Cartoon Anansi the Spider tells a story of how he helped the monkey and the baboon reach a compromise.
(First: Episode 3361)
Song "Family Song" - a rewritten version of "Brothers Song"
(First: Episode 3423)
Cartoon Ralph jumps on top of the word 'UP'
(First: Episode 0546)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie sings "Happy Birthday" to a letter U, which blows out the candle on the cake.
(First: Episode 1306)
Cartoon A man (voiced by Jack Dodson) describes places that begin with U and what you can do with the letter U.
(First: Episode 0416)
Film Children dance to different rhythms from around the world.
(First: Episode 2499)
Cartoon Counting 40 pigs
Artist: Keith Haring
(First: Episode 3084)

SCENE 5 Baby Bear returns to his friends and they perform the story of "The Three Little Pigs."
SCENE 5 cont'd When the story's over, Zoe suggests they now play "Hansel and Gretel." Baby Bear admits he doesn't know that story either, so he makes a quick trip to the library to bone up on it. Papa Bear then announces the sponsors.
COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: Gina and the kids at day care pretend to be monsters, then stop!

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