Sesame Street
Baby Bear invents a porridge cooler
(repeat of 3302)
Air date January 23, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Sponsors G, P, 0
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Baby Bear has breakfast at Hooper's Store, but his porridge is too hot. He tries blowing on it, which doesn't work. Mr. Handford suggests he go for a walk while it cools, but that's what Baby Bear always does. He gets an idea for a porridge-cooling machine, though Goldilocks has another idea to cool porridge. Baby Bear wants to come up with his own idea instead.
Song "Hot in the City"
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Cartoon The Carrot (censored version)
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1211)
Muppets "Cereal Girl"
(EKA: Episode 2687)
Film P for party, picture and puzzle.
(First: Episode 3267)
Cartoon Peter Panda, the potter, makes a pyramid, a pear and a pot for his plant.
(First: Episode 3537)
Film Wegman's dogs form a letter P.
(First: Episode 3330)
Cartoon A mosquito bites a man and a dog, who agree to scratch each other's backs.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 3217)
Song "Sharing Swing with Kids Song"
(EKA: Episode 0926)
SCENE 2 Baby Bear shows Mr. Handford his invention: he turns a crank, which powers a pinwheel that blows air to the porridge. It still is too hot and Mr. Handford blames it on the small pinwheel. Baby Bear begins brainstorming, ignoring Goldilocks' suggestions once more.
Film Kids talk about how they like sledding down snowy hills.
(First: Episode 3276)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert says he's too cold, so Ernie goes overboard to get him warm by putting layer after layer of clothing upon him. This makes him too hot, so Ernie opens the window, gives Bert an ice bag, and brings his electric fan.
(First: Episode 0418)
Cartoon In a circus setting, a girl becomes excited about getting her first loose tooth.
Artist: Steven Fonti
(First: Episode 3266)
Song "Toothpaste Factory Rap"
(First: Episode 3266)
SCENE 3 In the park, Bob watches Zoe while her mother's away. Zoe wonders how she'll know when her mom is back, and Bob sings "She'll Call 'Zoe'."
Animation A girl skips home through the city, hearing all kinds of noises. When she gets home, she repeats all the noises she heard with a little dance.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 1877)
Muppets Grover is a personal trainer of his workout video called, "Grover's Monster Workout Video." He exercises with Bobby and Sissy, but he gets tired from swinging his arms, running, and jumping up and down that he faints.
(First: Episode 3227)
Song "Get On Up (Everybody Move)"
(First: Episode 3410)
Cartoon G for Gorilla
(EKA: Episode 2491)
Film Kids on a jungle safari spot an ornate G swing through the trees.
(First: Episode 3498)
Cartoon A goose and gander visit the land of the G's.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1141)

SCENE 4 Baby Bear unveils his new porridge cooler with a larger pinwheel. It ends up blowing himself and his porridge away.
Film On a windy day, Maria (in voice-over) asks a man (Bill Irwin), "Does air move things?" The wind speaks for him.
(First: Episode 2876)
Muppets Caribbean Anything Muppets sing about "Caribbean Air."
(First: Episode 2688)
Cartoon P, for peas
(First: Episode 3485)
Celebrity John Moschitta, Jr. plays Porter Pepper of Peter Piper's "P" Products, which produces products that begin with the letter "P". He mentions that two of his clients were Peter Pan and Pablo Picasso until Peter Piper, the boss, gives him a phone call. Pepper now presents a new problem: Peter Piper's "P" Products has been purchased, and is now Sam Singer's "S" Stuff Store. Pepper, without stalling, summons his staff to stand by, switches his products to stuff, and searches for snacks and saucers.
(EKA: Episode 2061)
Cartoon P is for Painting
(EKA: Episode 0796)
Muppets Elmo sings "Right in the Middle of My Face" while walking through an animated art gallery.
(First: Episode 3130)
Cartoon A girl explains (in poetry) how she failed trying to make a snowman without using snow. (new music added)
(First: Episode 0480)
SCENE 5 Baby Bear is upset none of his inventions have worked, but Mr. Handford thinks he should be proud of the work he's done; one day, he might be a good inventor. Baby Bear finally relents and hears Goldilocks' idea - put a little milk in their porridge, cooling it down. Baby Bear angrily asks why she didn't say it sooner!
Film Chundo, one of Wegman's dogs, drinks milk from a glass.
(First: Episode 3545)
Muppets Big Bird practices playing "catch" with himself, using a basket full of tennis balls. When he throws the last ball in the basket, he catches it! He states, "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again."
(First: Episode 3492)
Animation Cecille sings “Up Down, In Out, Over and Under.”
(First: Episode 2746)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentCookie Monster asks Lexine what 0 is.
(First: Episode 3249)
Song "Zero Song": A female voiceover sings about the food that keeps being taken away to make 0.
Arist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 3003)
Muppets Zoe and Wolfgang demonstrate the concept of zero.
(First: Episode 3386)
4087 joey karate
Film Rory, the green-belt aged 6, goes to karate class and learns under his sensei, where he does toe touches, kicking, stretches, jumping jacks, and an unnamed move consisting of tumbling, then posing. Not only do they practice inside, but they also practice outside in the park.
(First: Episode 3423)
SCENE 6 Baby Bear has made his porridge cooler a "Mr. Handford cooler," who rests in a beach chair and announces the sponsors. Baby Bear and Goldilocks start another argument and the cooler blows Mr. Handford and his chair away.

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