Sesame Street
The Bear and Robinson men go fishing
Air date November 20, 1996
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Written by David Korr
Sponsors G, 5
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Papa Bear and Baby Bear sing about spending the day together, when Miles and Gordon appear and join in. Papa Bear proposes they all do an activity together and they begin brainstorming.
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Cartoon "Family Dance"
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 3487)
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Film A group of girls do a playground cheer ("Ooh I'm so happy!").
(First: Episode 3017)
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Muppets The Two-Headed Monster reads the word "Pop" and blows up a balloon so they can pop it.
(First: Episode 1569)
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Film A girl helps her father train for a wheelchair race.
(First: Episode 3275)
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Animation G / g Gregorian chant
(First: Episode 3328)
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Film G for go, girls, guitar, goldfish etc.
(First: Episode 3269)
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Cartoon G for Gorilla
(First: Episode 2491)
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SCENE 2 The men arrive on the dock, having decided to go fishing. Papa Bear is baffled by Gordon's fishing gear, as bears catch fish with their paws. They decide to have a friendly competition to see who can catch the most fish, and Papa Bear dives into the water.
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Film Cheri goes fishing with her abuelo.
(First: Episode 2784)
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Cartoon Two camels (voiced by David Rudman and Joey Mazzarino) at a watering hole learn to share.
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Muppets / Celebrity "Two Princes"
(First: Episode 3450)
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Cartoon Zork lands on the coast of California, where he meets a slick agent.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2687)
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Film The letters J-U-M-P jump to a song.
music by Robby Merkin
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Animation A girl plays in, on, and under a sculpture.
(First: Episode 2898)
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SCENE 3 Gordon catches four fish, while Papa Bear flounders. Baby Bear begins to doubt the bear method of fishing, when Papa Bear finally snatches one (which then slips out of his paws).
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Animation Lillian is proud because she climbed a mountain all by herself.
Artist: Craig Bartlett
(First: Episode 2749)
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Song "You're Important"
(First: Episode 3396)
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Cartoon Fish form G and g.
(First: Episode 3112)
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Film Kids on a jungle safari spot an ornate G swing through the trees.
(First: Episode 3498)
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Film Paper crumples to reveal G, g, and Gg.
(First: Episode 3128)
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Muppets Big Bird's Video Postcards
Big Bird finds himself in Phoenix, Arizona, where he hangs out with Diego and his family. He learns that cacti can survive the hot, dry weather, and is treated to birdseed burritos at a picnic with the family later on.
(First: Episode 3016)
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Animation Kids talk about families, often mentioning having rhinoceroses as pets.
(First: Episode 2759)
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SCENE 4 Papa Bear has now caught two fish and evens the score when he catches a total of five. Gordon's rod seems to catch another fish, but it turns out to be an old boot, another thing fishing rods are good at catching.
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Cartoon Counting to 10 (Latin rhythm)
(First: Episode 3045)
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Muppets Cookie Monster does something unexpected by not eating a plate of cookies. Once the audience understands surprise, he then reverts to form and eats the cookies.
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Animation Luxo Sr. examines a box. Luxo Jr. pops out of the box, demonstrating "surprise."
(First: Episode 2851)
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Song Gina and Maria sing "The Word is "No"."
(First: Episode 2548)
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Cartoon A man chases a runaway "no."
(First: Episode 0794)
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Song "The Braid-y Bunch"
(First: Episode 3357)
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Cartoon While fishing one day, a boy catches the letters of the alphabet. Frustrated at not having caught any fish to eat, he decides to use his catch for alphabet soup.
(First: Episode 0004)
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SCENE 5 Baby Bear urges Papa Bear to keep fishing so they can catch more fish than the Robinsons, but both he and Gordon are ready to move on. They're both proud for catching the same amount of fish, but Baby Bear becomes upset.
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Cartoon A girl’s mom can dribble 5 balls.
(First: Episode 3448)
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Animation "Five Waltzing Chairs"
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 2983)
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Cartoon A chorus of 5s come out of a 5 painting.
(First: Episode 3300)
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Muppets "Daddy Helps with the Dishes" - three families sing about how they help each other doing chores, cooking and homework.
(EKA: Episode 2223)
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Cartoon "In and Out Crowd"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 2612)
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Muppets In Search of Fish - Wolfgang the Seal tries to look for fish at the New York Aquarium.
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Song "Doing the Family Thing"
(First: Episode 3180)
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SCENE 6 As Gordon cooks their catch of the day, Baby Bear admits why he's sad: Papa Bear never got to prove his method of catching fish was best. Papa Bear tells him he doesn't mind, since both ways have proved to be just as good. He's also happy because he got to spend some quality time with his son, which is what matters the most. They all reprise their song from earlier, announce the sponsors, then dig into their fish.
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COMING SOON Coming Soon on Sesame Street: Everyone sings the "Kuku the Clown" song.


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