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Baby Bear's cousin Oliver visits
Air date January 29, 1998
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Written by Christine Ferraro
Sponsors P, 2


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Telly welcomes the viewer and presents the sponsors for today. He also announces he and Baby Bear will be playing today, until Baby Bear explains that his baby cousin Oliver is coming to visit. He goes on to say that Oliver is his first-cousin and his first first-cousin (since he’s never had a first-cousin before). He then shows Telly a photograph of Oliver and adds another first into the mix – this is his first time meeting his new cousin. "You only meet your first first cousin for the first time once", Telly says. Baby Bear rushes home to meet him.
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie brings a surprise home, and he tells Bert to guess what it is. The surprise turns out to be a puppy. Bert wants to call the puppy "Norman"; Ernie suggests "Godzilla the Wonder-Dog".
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Animation In a classic painting, a boy blows a bubble. It pops, and some kids yell "Surprise!"
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SCENE 2 Baby Bear arrives home and comes face-to-face with Oliver. He goes to the shelf to show him his special porridge bowl, but finds he can’t reach it. He begins calling Mama Bear for help, but she’s too busy with Oliver to notice. Instead, Baby Bear tries showing Oliver a drawing he made of his porridge bowl, but Mama Bear still doesn’t notice. Papa Bear arrives home for his lunch break and is instantly drawn to Oliver. He then remarks to Baby Bear that he’s no longer the baby in the family. Baby Bear then realizes Oliver is getting all the attention since he’s the baby now. He runs out of the cottage in a fit.
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SCENE 3 In the arbor, Telly dusts his triangle collection. His peace and quiet is broken when Baby Bear rushes over, grumbling. He explains his situation to Telly, who lends him his triangle pillow to let his frustration out on. Afterward, Baby Bear feels a little relieved, so long as he stays away from Oliver.
SCENE 3 cont’d He then hears Mama Bear calling him. He looks down the street and sees her with Oliver in a carriage. He runs off, with Telly bringing the pillow for good measure.
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SCENE 4 Around the Corner, Baby Bear thinks he’s safe from Mama Bear and the attention-stealer, until Mama Bear wheels him to her son. She says he has grocery shopping to do and leaves Oliver with him. Baby Bear thinks that now there’ll be no more β€œbaby talk”, but Ruthie, Big Bird and two kids spot the baby and begin babbling with him. He gets even more upset when Telly falls prey to Oliver’s cuteness. While Telly β€œchoochie-coos” with the baby some more, Baby Bear tries not losing his cool.
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SCENE 5 Baby Bear wonders how his day could possibly get any worse, when Goldilocks shows up and plays with the baby. Baby Bear begins ranting to Goldilocks, thinking his place in the story will be usurped by Oliver. The baby begins holding out his arms and crying, but Telly and Goldilocks can’t find what he wants, while Baby Bear chooses to ignore the situation. They then realize its Baby Bear Oliver wants. He goes toward the carriage and Oliver stops crying and begins rubbing himself on Baby Bear’s hand. Moved, Baby Bear finally begins to appreciate Oliver when he sees he loves him.
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SCENE 6 Mama Bear arrives back and takes instant notice of Oliver. Feeling left out again, he begins drifting away. Mama Bear confronts him and he explains how he feels. She explains to him that they still love him, but Oliver needs attention since he’s a baby. Baby Bear doesn’t need as much attention, because he’s older and isn’t as helpless. As they make up and play with Oliver some more, Big Bird announces the sponsors.
"And Slimey's spaceship is still on the way to the moon!"
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