Sesame Street
Baby Bear gets honey
Air date December 25, 1997
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Written by Christine Ferraro
Sponsors Q, 13


Picture Segment Description


SCENE 1 In the morning, Baby Bear reveals Telly has slept over last night and now they are about to have breakfast. Papa Bear has prepared a special meal for Telly’s presence. But, Telly points out the meal looks like ordinary porridge. However, it’s Papa Bear’s famous honey porridge. Papa Bear explains to them that bears love honey because of instinct and tells them about his great-grandfather Jedediah Bear, who’d climb trees to get honey from beehives. Telly thinks he may not like the porridge because he’s not a bear, but tries it anyway and loves it!
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SCENE 2 Telly and Baby Bear hop on their pogo-sticks down Sesame Street, commenting how great the meal was. Mr. Handford receives a call on the phone from Papa Bear, asking Baby Bear to pick up some more honey on the way back home. Baby Bear is awestruck by this, feeling proud that his Papa trusts him enough with a big responsibility. However, he can’t remember where to find honey, until he flashes back to this morning and recalls the story of Jebediah Bear. He heads to the park to find a beehive, with a concerned Telly following.
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SCENE 3 Baby Bear finds a tree with a beehive and begins climbing his way to the top. However, Telly stops him and has him imagine what could happen. If he climbs to the beehive, the bees may start stinging him and give him boo-boos. Baby Bear would rather stay boo-boo free, so he comes up with an idea and runs off, asking Telly to guard the hive.
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SCENE 4 Telly marches back and forth, wondering where Baby Bear has gone. Baby Bear then arrives back, covered with gear that will protect him from getting stung. He tries climbing the tree, but the gloves he’s wearing prevent him from getting a grip on it. So, he climbs onto Telly to lift him to the bees. But, one bee begins buzzing near Telly, who isn’t protected. He begins freaking out, causing them both to fall over.
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SCENE 5 Baby Bear and Telly arrive back on the street to find Papa Bear has been looking for then. Baby Bear expresses his sorrow in letting his dad down. Papa Bear is shocked he tried climbing to a beehive and shows him how the modern bear gets honey: from Hooper’s Store. He’s proud of his son anyway, because he did his best. While Papa Bear orders more honey-related items, Mama Bear announces the sponsors.
COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: Celina and Herry hear a voice announcing some H films will be replayed.

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