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Teaching Natasha to feed herself
Air date April 24, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Written by Ian Ellis James
Sponsors S, 17

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Humphrey and Ingrid welcome the viewer and claim today, they'll be teaching Natasha to eat all by herself. This reminds Maria of when Gabi was learning to feed herself. The proud parents first teach Natasha to put her spoon into her bowl, but then Natasha instead flings the food into Maria's face.
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SCENE 2 Next, Humphrey and Ingrid teach Natasha to put the spoon in her mouth, but she puts in other parts of her face. She then gets in...Maria's mouth.
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SCENE 3 Ingrid tries showing Natasha again, while Maria takes cover behind the highchair. Natasha is able to find her mouth, but keeps closing it. Maria ends up having food flung in her face yet again.
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SCENE 4 Using advice from "How to Train Your Baby," Maria and the monsters observe Natasha from the wall of the Fix-It Shop. The book claims that babies may learn how to feed themselves if not being watched. Maria continues thumbing through the book, not noticing Natasha has flung more food her way.
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SCENE 5 Maria reads from the book some more, which suggests that if no other plans have worked all day, they should try something else. Humphrey suggest they blow raspberries, which leads to them singing "Oh, Look What Our Baby Can Do!" Afterward, Natasha successfully is able to feed herself! Maria announces the sponsors.
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COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: Oscar tells the viewer that Slimey's mom is going to have a baby today.


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