Sesame Street
Baby Bear's HOT Porridge stand
Air date January 14, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Written by Adam Rudman
Sponsors G, 16
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Telly and Baby Bear introduce the viewer to the word "HOT," which is exactly how it feels on Sesame Street. They point out the ways you can tell it's so hot and think of a way to cool down. Telly thinks they should see a movie in a nice, air-conditioned theater, but Baby Bear has another idea - sell hot porridge, a dream of his since his youth. Telly insists nobody would buy hot porridge on a hot day, but Baby Bear assures him, "If I make it, they will come."
Song "Hot in the City"
(First: Episode 2751)
Animation Match the word HOT. (new music added)
(First: Episode 2055)
Cast Linda signs the word wind, and Gordon is blown away.
(First: Episode 2734)
Cartoon ifwedare
Cartoon A poem about changing seasons.
(First: Episode 0726)
Cast Linda signs the word disappear - which Gordon does.
(First: Episode 2734)
Cartoon A bully says the alphabet to a mild-mannered gardener, who hits him in the face with a pie at the end. (new sting added)
(First: Episode 0279)
Cast Linda signs as Gordon says "Rain" and gets wet.
(First: Episode 2712)
Cartoon A mother sings the story of how water travels down the drain and becomes rain.
(EKA: Episode 2865)
Cast Linda signs the word snow, and Gordon gets snowed on.
(First: Episode 2712)
Song "Ookyook Song," a Joe Raposo song with the Alaskan words for all the things you need to put on when it's ukiuq (winter).
(EKA: Episode 2360)
Cast Linda signs the word "pie," and gets hit with one, to Gordon's surprise.
(First: Episode 2712)
Animation Kids are surprised when animated things pop out of nowhere.
Artist: Lisa Crafts
SCENE 2 Baby Bear and Telly set up the stand, but just as Telly suspects, nobody wants a bowl of porridge on a hot day like today. Baby Bear still believes his mantra and is certain people will want a bowl soon.

Film A girl helps her family prepare Trinidadian roti dishes for her dad's food truck. She and her dad drive to New York City to serve the roti to customers.
Animation Pencil box G / g
(First: Episode 3042)
Song "Big G and Little G"
(First: Episode 3397)
Animation Planet G / g
(First: Episode 2844)
Film A girls' jump-rope team trains for a contest. They end up winning second place.
(First: Episode 2510)
Cast Mr. Snuffleupagus feels sad that his back half is better at tap-dancing than his front. In song, Savion shows him that his front half can rap while his back half taps.
(First: Episode 2832)
Animation Luxo Jr. displays its front and back, eventually getting exhausted.
(First: Episode 3279)
Muppets "Let's All Exercise" (altered soundtrack)
(First: Episode 1961)
Cartoon Abstract count to 16.
(First: Episode 2822)
Muppets "Sixteen Samba"
(First: Episode 2822)
Cartoon Number creatures #16
(First: Episode 2755)
Song Lillian sings "Face Facts."
(First: Episode 2760)
Cartoon A cat desperately tries to open a can of cat food by himself while his mistress is on the phone.
Artist: Dan Haskett
(First: Episode 2151)
SCENE 3 Telly gets fed up with their porridge stand endeavor and quits in a fury, stating he's going to a nice, cool movie. Baby Bear is certain his stand will still work, even without his best friend.
Cartoon "Angry Annie": A small girl vents her rage at the world, frustrated by the problems of everyday life, until her younger brother offers her part of his orange.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 2087)
Muppets / Celebrity Bert and Rick Moranis sit next to each other on a plane, and learn that they (and the rest of the passengers) are alike in more ways than they realized, singing the song "Stick Out Your Hand and Say Hello". (new music added)
(First: Episode 2943)
Animation G/g musical notes (Gordon voiceover)
(First: Episode 2233)
Film Paper crumples to reveal G, g, and Gg.
(First: Episode 3128)
Cartoon Fish form G and g.
(First: Episode 3112)
Muppets Big Bird is between what we just saw and what we're about to see ...
(First: Episode 3145)
Cartoon Moonlight count to 20 (Maria voice-over added)
(First: Episode 1456)
SCENE 4 Maria and Luis invite Telly to a movie, but he's too quilt-ridden. He feels bad for arguing with Baby Bear and abandoning him. They tell him he should apologize and that should makes things right.
SCENE 4 cont'd Telly returns to the porridge stand, where Baby Bear forgives him. Baby Bear immediately then decides to quit the stand and runs off.
Animation In a Van Gogh painting, a baby takes its first steps to Papa.
(First: Episode 3492)
Film Kids narrate footage of toddlers learning to walk.
(First: Episode 3025)
Cartoon A lizard sings about how she likes to be "Above it All" as well as below.
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 2559)
Muppets Cookie Monster sounds out the word FOOD, then eats it.
(First: Episode 0601)
Hippo coconut
Cartoon A hippo has difficulty getting the succulent fruit down from a tree, and enlists the help of another hippo.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 1899)

SCENE 5 Telly gives Baby Bear a passionate speech about not giving up. The two then notice their stand as a line of customers waiting; their methods of keeping cool have worked too well and now they need some porridge to heat themselves up. Telly and Baby Bear eagerly start serving to Miles, and Samantha Rivera as Luis announces the sponsors.
COMING SOON Coming Soon on Sesame Street: Rosita tells Telly in song that he's important to her.

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