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Baby Bear and the Three Goldilocks
Air date December 29, 1997
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Written by Adam Rudman
Sponsors R, 15


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Baby Bear welcomes the viewer as Telly and Elmo rush over to him with a book prepared to read today. However, Telly’s choice of story, “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”, brings up bad memories for Baby Bear. They try naming different parts of the story he may like to hear, but each mention makes him angrier and angrier until he runs off in a huff. Telly thinks the only way to make Baby Bear feel better is to read a different story.

Cartoon In an homage to the musical cartoons of the 1930s, Cab Callowmouse hosts the "Mother Goose Jamboree" at night in a bookstore.
(First: Episode 3653)
Film Wegman's dogs re-enact "Goldilocks and the Three Bears."
(First: Episode 3269)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Jordan sings the alphabet for Grover.
(First: Episode 3563)
Film A girl learns how to rollerblade.
(First: Episode 3270)
Cartoon A story/song about a duckling who wants to join the others playing at the water's edge.
(First: Episode 2852)
SCENE 2 Telly and Elmo return, promising to never read the book again. Instead, they have a story they wrote themselves – “Baby Bear and the Three Goldilocks.” Baby Bear thinks that three Goldilocks will make him finally snap, until he learns that the roles are reversed, meaning that he gets to invade her house. Ready to let the revenge begin, he asks Telly to start reading…

SCENE 2 cont’d In the story, the three Goldilocks enjoy their morning bagels, when they find they’ve run out of cream cheese. After they’ve left to get some more, Baby Bear enters their house. He spies the bagels and tastes a sample of each, finding each of them are “just right” and he devours them all.
SCENE 2 cont’d Baby Bear is loving the how the story’s coming along and asks them to read more.
Cartoon Jerry Nelson sings "In My Book."
(First: Episode 2983)
Film Two sisters make their own buildings, both with paper and blocks.
Muppets / Celebrity Randy Travis sings "You Gotta Ask Some Questions."
(First: Episode 2782)
Cartoon A wizard turns into R things.
(First: Episode 0369)
Song "Big R and Little R" (Christopher Cerf)
(First: Episode 3273)
Cartoon The Typewriter: R for Rope
(First: Episode 0764)
Song "Do the Jelly" with Celina
(First: Episode 3160)
Animation Horses appear in the clouds as Vivaldi music plays.
(First: Episode 3637)
Cartoon Number creatures: 15.
(First: Episode 2693)
Film 15s on sticks cascade toward the camera as boats race by on a river on the background.
(First: Episode 3280)
Animation Masked March #15
(First: Episode 3375)

Muppets Big Bird's Video Postcards
Big Bird visits a Puerto Rican casita in East Harlem. He tries to find out what people do there, but everyone is too busy raising chickens, planting tomatoes, cooking and planning music to answer.
(First: Episode 3018)
Cartoon A white boy hangs out with his Latino friend
(First: Episode 1471)
SCENE 3 Wondering what he’ll do next, Baby Bear asks Telly to proceed with the story.
SCENE 3 cont’d Baby Bear finds the Goldilocks’ football helmets. As he tries each on, he finds they don’t fit right and ends up breaking them. He finally choose one that fits and begins pretending to play football, and crashes into the wall, breaking that helmet too.
SCENE 3 cont’d Telly continues to read that the three Goldilocks are on their way back home. Baby Bear suddenly leaves.
Animation Cecille sings "The Game of Make Believe."
(First: Episode 2864)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster finishes a bag of popcorn, and almost leaves it on the brick wall, but then argues over which trash can to throw it in. Finally, it rips the bag in half to "share" the trash.
(First: Episode 2718)
Cartoon A capital and lower-case R appear on sheets of paper.
(First: Episode 3127)
Film Alphaquest: R
Running down a road past a rabbit, a radio and some rocks
(First: Episode 2726)
Animation R / r (space paint)
(First: Episode 3227)
Muppets Ernie and Bert sing "But I Like You."
(First: Episode 1952)
Cartoon Fluffy recalls being a homeless dog, getting taken in to the dog pound, and meeting his new pal Petey.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2981)
Film / Animation A class makes up a story about a fish named Billy, which is told through animation based on the kids' drawings.
(First: Episode 3358)
SCENE 4 They catch up to Baby Bear to see what’s wrong. He expresses his dislike for conflict in stories and doesn’t approve of Goldilocks being mad at him. He then gives a speech about wanting a new kind of story, where everyone plays nice and no one’s feelings are hurt. Telly and Elmo agree and think Baby Bear should make up the ending for the story.
SCENE 4 cont’d In the new version, Baby Bear decides to write a note of apology. While he’s writing it, the three Goldilocks arrive home and find the trouble he’s caused. They begin to give him a nasty stare.
SCENE 4 cont’d Telly and Elmo are now indulged in what happens next, but Baby Bear is still stuck on the ending.
Cartoon Beginning / middle / end: a beatnik follows a trombonist's note through a long horn.
Artist: Frank Gresham
(First: Episode 3266)
Film Saxophone factory.
(First: Episode 1446)
Film Three taxi chairs
(First: Episode 3119)
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: "Guys and Dolls"
Herry Monster sings about how he likes to play with dolls, and Ruby sings about how she likes to play with trucks.
(First: Episode 2591)
Animation A group of round crayons draws a house, and is hesitant to let a square yellow crayon join, until it draws the sun. They all cooperate to make a rainbow.
(First: Episode 3105)
SCENE 5 Baby Bear concludes the story. When the Goldilocks begin to gang up on him, he has them read his note. The note details his apology and says he will take their helmets to the Fix-It Shop and buy them some bagels. They Goldilocks forgive him and they all dig into some bagels.

SCENE 5 cont’d They all agree the ending was terrific and head to Hooper's Store for some bagels. Goldilocks announces the sponsors.
COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: Zoe’s Fairy Dogperson sings a magic spell that turns her into a dog, much to Bob’s shock.

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