Sesame Street
Natasha is scared of the rain
(repeat of 3404)
Air date January 7, 1998
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Sponsors H, 10


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Big Bird walks behind Humphrey, Ingrid and Baby Natasha on the way to the Furry Arms. Big Bird announces the sponsors, H and 10. Ingrid and Humphrey talk about Natasha who is happy. Big Bird asks how they know. Ingrid and Humphrey sing a song telling Big Bird how they know. After some time, Big Bird notices that it is starting to rain. Ingrid and Humphrey still singing, but Natasha makes a frightened noise and puts her hands over her eyes. Ingrid and Humphrey ask Natasha what is she frightened of but nobody understands her.
Cartoon A story of a cat who hated rain, wished for it to stop, and witnessed the disastrous effects of no rain.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2724)
Muppets Prairie Dawn directs Grover in "Singin' in the Rain."
(First: Episode 2961)
Cartoon Two hippie kids wonder how to make their droopy plant grow.
(First: Episode 1484)
Film Letter Garden: H
(First: Episode 3016)
Cartoon Falling leaves form H and h.
(First: Episode 3118)
Film Wegman's dogs form the letter H.
(First: Episode 3271)

SCENE 2 Big Bird tells the viewer that Humphrey and Ingrid are still trying to find out what Natasha is frightened of. Humphrey remembers when he made frightened noises about the darkness. This was when he and Ingrid went camping. Humphrey also remembers when he peeked out of the tent and thought he saw a big bear. Humphrey thinks that there is a big bear scaring Natasha. Humphrey and Ingrid say start yelling “a bear!” Big Bird tells them that there are no big scary bears Around the Corner. Ingrid says that the only big thing here is Big Bird. Humphrey thinks that she must be afraid of Big Bird. Humphrey asks Big Bird to move away where Natasha can’t see him. Big Bird thinks that it isn’t him as he walks away. Humphrey tells Natasha that Big Bird is gone and there’s nothing to be scared of, but Natasha is still frightened over something. Humphrey and Ingrid think there’s nothing else but themselves. Big Bird returns and says that it isn’t them.

Big Bird is about to explain what he thinks she’s afraid of, but Humphrey interrupts saying that since they are her parents, they know what she’s scared of. Both Ingrid and Humphrey move away from the carriage. Big Bird then says that the rain has stopped and Natasha isn’t frightened anymore. Instead, she is happy. Ingrid and Humphrey moved away and Natasha wasn’t frightened anymore, so they think it was them. Humphrey says that they can’t go near Natasha ever again, since she’s scared of them and they both are upset. Big Bird then explains since the rain stopped, Natasha isn’t sad anymore. Apparently, Humphrey doesn’t care that the rain has stopped, because they can’t go near Natasha.
Film A boy is scared to go to sleep at night, until his dad tells him to use his imagination to calm himself down. He conducts a symphony with his toys.
(First: Episode 3271)
Owlbirdcompromise Cartoon An owl and a bluebird work out a compromise. (new music added)
(First: Episode 1493)
Film Wanda Falbo (Word Fairy) and Barkley present a word which represents large, shaggy animals who like to chase sticks (or wands).
(First: Episode 2621)
Animation Cecille sings "Brushin' Down the Doggies."
(First: Episode 2862)
Film The floating kids form H.
(First: Episode 3118)
Cartoon A man (Jim Thurman) is told that his dog looks thirsty, and says that his dog is a hot dog.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1180)
Animation The letter H appears in words on buildings.
(First: Episode 3368)
Cartoon A boy narrates a poem about how he met Eleanor, the monster under his bed.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2773)

SCENE 3 Humphrey and Ingrid are still upset that Natasha is scared of them. Big Bird tells them that it was the rain, but Humphrey tells him to stop talking about the weather at a time like this. Ruthie comes and asks what’s going on. Big Bird explains that Humphrey and Ingrid are upset that Natasha is scared of them. Humphrey and Ingrid are about to go near Natasha. Rain starts to fall and Natasha is frightened again. Humphrey and Ingrid go away from Natasha. Once again, it stops raining and Natasha is happy. Ruthie explains that it’s the rain that Natasha is frightened of. Humphrey and Ingrid go near Natasha and she is still happy. Humphrey and Ingrid now notice that Natasha isn’t scared of her parents. Big Bird says that he was trying to tell them that the whole time. Humphrey thanks Ruthie. Once again, it rains and Natasha is frightened. Big Bird wonders how they are going to stop Natasha from being scared of the rain.
Cartoon A mother sings the story of how water travels down the drain and becomes rain.
(First: Episode 2865)
Ernie Bert umbrella
Muppets Ernie & Bert — During the rain, Ernie stands under an umbrella explaining how the weather makes him feel happy, sad, and mad. Bert has been trying to get under the umbrella with him, telling Ernie that all it has made him feel is wet. Ernie wonders why he doesn't have his umbrella; Bert explains that it's because Ernie is using it. Ernie thanks him and leaves Bert sneezing in the rain.
(First: Episode 0137)
Film A group of girls do a playground cheer ("Ooh I'm so happy!").
(First: Episode 3017)
Cartoon "A Number 10 from Tennessee"
Artist: Gene Barretta
(First: Episode 3526)
Russian dolls
Film Russian nesting dolls 1-10
(First: Episode 0540)
Pinball 10
Cartoon Pinball #10
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0990)

SCENE 4 Inside Finders Keepers, Humphrey says that it is still raining and Natasha isn’t scared. Maybe she’s not scared of the rain anymore. Big Bird thinks that she is still scared of the rain. She isn’t scared because they are inside and the rain is outside. Ruthie decides to sing her a song to make her stop being scared of the rain ("I Love the Rain, Rain, Rain"). Once the song is done, Big Bird notices that it looks like Natasha might like the rain. Ingrid, Humphrey and Natasha all go outside and Natasha makes another frightened sound.
Cartoon I am dry, they are wet (Umbrella)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0344)
Muppets Little Chrissy always has fun whether he's "Wet or Dry."
(First: Episode 3134)
Animation A Navajo blanket is formed as tribal music plays.
(First: Episode 2963)
Film A Navajo boy who lives in the dessert talks about how his family has to pump water from the ground.
(First: Episode 2646)
Cartoon Shoes dance to a square dance tune.
(First: Episode 3450)
Muppets / Celebrity Elmo and Rosie O'Donnell rap the alphabet.
(First: Episode 3170)
Song "The African Animal Alphabet"
(First: Episode 3396)
Film A girl uses an instant camera to take pictures of her friends, who demonstrate several emotions.
(First: Episode 3582)
Cartoon A report on homes around the world.
(First: Episode 1711)
Eskimohome Muppets "Home to Me"
(First: Episode 2093)
Cartoon A group gives a newcomer funny looks, which hurts his feelings, but then they invite him to play marbles with them. He turns out to be a good player. (audible dialogue)
Artist: Joanna Priestley
(First: Episode 2840)
Film Stefan goes to the doctor and gets a checkup.
(First: Episode 3527)
Imagination Rain
Cartoon "Imagination Rain" (re-recorded audio)
(First: Episode 0353)


SCENE 5 Everyone is back in Finders Keepers and Natasha is still frightened of the rain. Natasha sounds happy once again, now that they are inside. Big Bird notices that kids are outside singing the song Ruthie sung to Natasha. Natasha wants to go outside, even though it is raining so she can play with her friends. Everyone goes out in the rain. Natasha loves the rain and Ruthie announces the sponsors, H and 10.
COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: Ruthie asks Elmo if he knows how the pitcher got broken, and Elmo stammers. This causes Ruthie to wonder if Elmo broke the pitcher.

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