Sesame Street
Big Bird loans Radar to Natasha.
Air date May 12, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Written by Christine Ferraro
Sponsors Q, 6


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Big Bird intends to play "Super Teddy Bear" with Radar all day, when Humphrey and Ingrid stroll by with Natasha in her carriage. Natasha becomes transfixed on Radar and starts crying when he leaves sight. Her parents aren't sure what to do, when Big Bird tries to make some funny faces, placing Radar in the carriage. Natasha starts nuzzling up to Radar and stops crying. Humphrey and Ingrid ask Big Bird if they can borrow Radar, something Big Bird isn't sure of...
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Muppets Herry Monster and a girl sing "A Song for Two."
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Film Kids sing the alphabet on an island.
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Cartoon A dinosaur tries to eat an apple on a tree. A group of kids keep telling him to "GO HIGHER!"
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Cast Maria as Chaplin obeys the word HOP, then switches it to STOP.
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Cartoon POP loves to BOP.
Artist: Joey Ahlbum
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SCENE 2 Big Bird mulls over letting Radar go for a while. He ultimately relents and the monsters take their leave. Big Bird is glad that Natasha is happy now, but suddenly he's not feeling to chipper.
Song "Dancin' Shoes"
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Cartoon Fish swim to form Q and q.
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Film Q, for quack. Quiet!
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Cartoon Q for Quarter
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Cartoon "Why Bears Smile" - a story of a bear who learned which body part to cover when sneezing.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
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SCENE 3 Big Bird watches from afar as Natasha plays with Radar. He tries to convince himself that as a big bird, he doesn't need a teddy bear all the time, but isn't so sure. He goes to check on the monsters to see if Natasha has had enough. He sees Natasha is in no rush to give Radar up. They all leave for their walk, when Big Bird starts to worry that Natasha will want to keep Radar forever.
Cartoon "Felines"
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SCENE 4 Gordon comes over to Big Bird's nest, where Big Bird is attempting to fill the void by playing "Super Pencil" and "Super Shoe." Big Bird explains his situation and sings about how much he loves his teddy bear ("My Teddy Bear"). Gordon suggests he talk to Humphrey and Ingrid about he feels and offers to go with him.
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Cartoon A man has a small octopus on his head, but a little boy has a big octopus.
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SCENE 5 Gordon and Big Bird approach the carriage and Big Bird confesses how he feels. Humphrey and Ingrid understand and try to get Natasha to give up Radar, but are unable to pry him from her hands. Natasha sees how sad the situation had made everyone and finally lets go of the bear, but when Big Bird reaches for it, she grabs back onto it. Since it seems like she wants to give it up and keep it at the same time, Big Bird proposes a game where they both get to play with Radar.
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SCENE 6 At night, Big Bird and Natasha are still in the midst of their Super Teddy game, when Natasha falls asleep. Humphrey and Ingrid leave to put her to bed and confirm with Big Bird they can all play again tomorrow. Big Bird plays with Radar on his own while Gordon announces the sponsors.
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