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Sesame Street
Baby Bear sleeps over Gina’s, Part 1
Air date April 24, 1996
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Sponsors B, 9


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 At Gina's Day Care center, she welcomes the viewer to Sesame Street, and reveals that Baby Bear will be spending the night at her place after daycare today, while his Mama Bear and Papa Bear go on an overnight business trip. Right now, he's going over everything in his suitcase, making sure he has his special porridge bowl and spoon, his comb and brush, and his stuffed dog Ralph. When he remembers they're going away, he starts to cry. To make him feel better, his parents also gave him a family portrait to look at while they're away tonight.
Cartoon A family goes over their camping checklist before they leave for the woods.
(First: Episode 3411)
Aardvark edited.JPG
Song Joe Raposo sings "I'm an Aardvark." (re-filmed verison)
(First: Episode 2520)
Cast Elmo, Big Bird and Gordon star in a commercial for the Alphabet (as if it were a bank).
(First: Episode 2972)
Animation Portraits of kids display the alphabet.
Artist: Lisa Crafts
(First: Episode 3203)
Insert None, some, and all of the dancers dance as Big Bird narrates.
(First: Episode 3360)
Animation OP words (Drop / stop / top / hop / pop)
(First: Episode 2886)

SCENE 2 Zoe asks Gina why Baby Bear is sad, and Gina informs her why. Zoe understands, and so does Lexine, who tells Baby Bear that she once stayed with her grandmother when her parents went away. Everyone agrees that Gina would be fun to stay with, since she's fun to be around during the day, and she's known Baby Bear long enough to know what he likes. Baby Bear and his parents say their final goodbye, and everyone gives him another hug once his parents leave.
Animation Kids talk about families, often mentioning having rhinoceroces as pets.
(First: Episode 2759)
Muppets "Daddy Helps with the Dishes" - three families sing about how they help each other doing chores, cooking and homework.
(First: Episode 2223)
Animation Letter Garden: B
(First: Episode 3035)
Cartoon B for bathtub, ball, boat, boot, boomerang, brush and bison.
(First: Episode 3154)
Film Alphaboy: B – A bumpy bicycle ride.
(First: Episode 3401)
Cartoon The Room Is Full of Chickens
(First: Episode 2971)

SCENE 3 Gina starts the day at daycare by taking attendance. After calling everyone's name, she leads them in counting how many people are at daycare today. Baby Bear now feels like getting another hug.
Cartoon Four motorcycle-riding chickens hatch out of an egg.
(First: Episode 0796)
Muppets Kingston Livingston III sings "A Cat Had a Birthday."
(First: Episode 3331)
Film What sound does a cat make?
(First: Episode 3414)
Cartoon A cowboy sings about "Feelings That Are Real."
(First: Episode 0954)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert explore an Egyptian pyramid. Bert is excited, but Ernie is afraid. They see statues that look like them. Bert decides to explore a tunnel while Ernie looks at the statues, and then the Ernie statue starts tapping and talking to Ernie. But when Ernie calls Bert back to the room, the statue doesn't move. Ernie is scared until the statue starts singing Rubber Duckie with him. Bert doesn't believe Ernie, until he says "Bye-bye, statue," and the statue replies "Bye-bye!" and laughs... just like Ernie.
(First: Episode 1621)
Animation African quilt pattern #2
(First: Episode 3134)
SCENE 4 After another long bear-hug, Gina leads the daycare group in doing "The Arm." When the song is over, Baby Bear feels like drawing.
Cartoon The parts of a man’s face move around as they are drawn.
(First: Episode 3410)
Muppets Game Show: To Tell A Face
The object of the game is to identify the face of a relative. The contestant in this skit is Baby Bobby, who must identify his grandmother.
(First: Episode 2125)
Song One of These Things” (with Wegman's dogs and a terrier)
(First: Episode 3105)

SCENE 5 While the kids take a nap, Gina receives a call from Papa Bear, and she fills him in on how his son is doing. Once they hang up, Gina notices Baby Bear going "baaaa" in his sleep
Animation Number Guy: “How Many Sheep Will Jump Over My Bed?” The answer is 9.
(First: Episode 3364)
Muppets The Count sings about how he loves counting clouds, because when he does, he’s on “Cloud Nine” (literally).
(First: Episode 3382)
Cartoon Clown Honking #9
(First: Episode 3219)
Film Fast and slow on the Shpritzer.
(First: Episode 3466)
Cartoon The dancing birds dance fast and slow.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 3072)
Muppets Fairy Tales Today
Prairie Dawn goes to the park where a large braid of hair is all over the place, causing various people to trip on it. Rapunzel gets her hair stuck and can't break free, until a bystander brings up the idea of a haircut.
(First: Episode 3460)
Cartoon The Wasteroon Song” – three water drops complain about people wasting water, calling them “Wasteroons.”
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2851)
SCENE 6 When it's time for everyone to go home, Zoe points out to Baby Bear that they all had a good time today. Everyone leaves to get picked up by their parents, and Baby Bear starts to feel sad again. Gina mentions the things she usually does if she feels sad, which makes him realize that they're the same in a lot of ways as they both head off together.
Cartoon B for banana and ballerina.
(First: Episode 2515)
Celebrity Patrick Stewart, in Shakespearean garb, ponders "B or not a B."
Film Kid jungle explorers spot a wild letter B.
Cartoon I am dry, they are wet (man lying on the beach)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0309)

SCENE 7 After a good bath, Baby Bear settles down to sleep in Gina's guest bed. He begins to miss his parents again, when Gina digs out a letter that they wrote to him to be read tonight. He looks at the family portrait while Gina reads the letter (in Papa Bear's voice), and he feels a lot better after hearing it, knowing they'll be back tomorrow. Gina kisses him and tucks him in, and he goes to sleep as she announces the sponsors.


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