Sesame Street
Baby Bear and Goldilocks make a mobile
Air date February 2, 1998
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Written by Sonia Manzano
Sponsors R, 20


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Baby Bear, Maria, Gordon and Rosita sing "Fun to Wonder."
Animation Cats appear in the clouds as Vivaldi music plays.
(First: Episode 3634)
Cartoon A cat desperately tries to open a can of cat food by himself while his mistress is on the phone.
Artist: Dan Haskett
(First: Episode 2151)
Muppets Big Bird practices playing "catch" with himself, using a basket full of tennis balls. When he throws the last ball in the basket, he catches it!
(First: Episode 3492)
Film Children demonstrate "up" and "down" with balls.
(First: Episode 3562)
Cartoon Suzie Kabloozie sings about the things she can imagine herself doing "In My Head."
(First: Episode 3526)
Celebrity Samuel Ramey sings a low-octave version of the alphabet song.
(First: Episode 3369)
Cartoon Wilma Wiggins makes the very best of a very silly situation by hiccoughing her way through an opera.
(First: Episode 2963)
SCENE 2 Baby Bear gets ready to create a new work of art, using paper, string and glue. A curious Goldilocks asks what he's doing, and makes sure he knows what the word "curious" means. He vows to think of something to create, and Goldilocks hopes it happens before Slimey gets to the moon ... which gives him some inspiration!
Cartoon "I'm Curious" (new sound effects added)
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 3066)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Samantha pretend to go to the moon.
Song Cecille sings "The Game of Make Believe."
(First: Episode 2864)
Film Jaws spoof with the letter R.
(First: Episode 3351)
Cartoon R for rhinoceros, raquet, robot
(EKA: Episode 2443)
Song "Big R and Little R" (Christopher Cerf)
(First: Episode 3273)

SCENE 3 Baby Bear has finished his new art project: a mobile of Slimey's spaceship on the way to the moon. He refuses to let Goldilocks touch it, thinking she'll break it, the same way she broke his wee little chair. They get into a fight, and suddenly when Baby Bear least expects it, Barkley makes off with his mobile!
Cartoon Cab Callomouse demonstrates here and there in song.

Muppets Super Morphin Mega Monsters
Merry Monster wants to play tag with two blue monsters, but Zostic's underlings sow seeds of prejudice, which only the Mega Monsters can cure.
(First: Episode 3641)
Masked March 20
Animation Masked March #20
(First: Episode 3365)
Film Growing Numbers #20
(First: Episode 2967)
Cartoon Number Creatures #20
(First: Episode 2687)
Film Amelia pretends she's an astronaut.
(First: Episode 2918)
SCENE 4 Baby Bear is disappointed that Barkley wrecked his mobile, and decides to make another one by himself, without Goldilocks' help. Goldilocks dismisses the one he made before, saying it needed stars. Baby Bear struggles to tell her that her idea is good, but soon feels like cooperating with her to make a better mobile - to his surprise.
Cartoon A woman serves milk to her cat. Several other cats join him, including a lion. (new music added)
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1017)
Muppets Bip Bipadotta leads "Scratch My Back" as a song about two monsters named Jack and Jill who swear that they will always be there to scratch each other's backs.
(First: Episode 2191)


Cast Wish You Were Here: Gabi and Miles visit the US Space Camp in Florida. While there, they learn about what kind of training astronauts go through, which includes a motion simulator, a moon-jump simulator, and an exercise machine. They also learn how to build and fix structures. Finally, they get treated to some freeze-dried ice cream, which is part of what astronauts eat in space.
Cartoon A man counts forty stars at night.
(First: Episode 2243)
SCENE 5 Maria is impressed with the mobile that Baby Bear and Goldilocks just made, and is especially pleased that they worked together. Soon, however, the two begin argue over who will get to take it home, so Maria gives them clues that the mobile could be hung in the Fix-It Shop. They give it to her, and then get started on their next collaborative project.
Cartoon Musicians in a painting learn to cooperate to play music.
(First: Episode 3460)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert build a snowman, but Ernie fears that the snowman will be cold if they don't dress him. Even though Bert tries to tell him that snowmen aren't alive and can't feel the cold, that doesn't stop Ernie from dressing the snowman in Bert's clothing.
(First: Episode 1824)
Cartoon Is snow cold? Yes! (new music added)
(First: Episode 0822)
Song Joe Raposo sings "I Like Alaska", along with a montage of kids saying what their hobbies are, and what they like about their community.
(EKA: Episode 2356)
Cartoon R is for Rooster, and Robber, and Rake ... (new music added)
Artist: Fred Calvert
(First: Episode 0011)
Song "Letter R Menu"
(First: Episode 3526)
Cartoon A wizard turns into R things.
(First: Episode 0369)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster looks at a star and sings "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star."
(First: Episode 2737)
Song Olivia sings "The Riddle."
(First: Episode 1721)

SCENE 6 Rosita helps Maria hang the mobile in the Fix-it Shop, and Goldilocks and Baby Bear are impressed when they see their work hanging in the window. They argue over who thought of the idea, while Elmo announces the sponsors and reports on the status on Slimey's spaceship.
COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: Telly does a long, rhyming handshake with Luis.


Picture Segment Description
INTRO In the 1999 rerun, the season 30–32 intro sequence is used in place of the season 29 opening.
Muppets Big Bird sees Elmo hung up on the top of the screen, then going down to the bottom. After he helps Elmo up into his arms, Big Bird asks if he liked being up or down. Elmo likes being with Big Bird the best.
This segment replaces the sketch with Big Bird catching a ball in the 1999 rerun.
Muppets In a poem, Ernie shows his front and back, and introduces the next segment.
This segment replaces the Jaws spoof with the letter R.
Animation Y: Yuri, a yellow yak, eats yams and yogurt.
(First: Episode 3381)
This segment replaces the "R is for rhinoceros, raquet, robot" cartoon.
Cartoon Mary doesn't like the letter Y at first, but eventually finds it useful, especially for her name.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 3347)
This segment replaces "Rah, Rah, Rah, Letter R".
Cartoon An alien comes across a pair of tree trunks; one with multi-colored leaves, the other without. He finds and grows leaves to mount on the other tree, then strings a hammock between the two.
(First: Episode 1451)
This segment replaces the cooperation cartoon.
Cartoon Snowmen show the word COLD.
Artist: Lisa Crafts
(First: Episode 3606)
This segment replaces the "Is snow cold?" cartoon.
Animation Characters on a quilt form the letter Y.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 3381)
This segment replaces the "R is for rooster, robber, and rake" cartoon.
Film Jaws spoof with the letter Y.
(First: Episode 3323)
This segment replaces the "Letter R Menu" song.
Animation Pencil box Y / y
(First: Episode 3043)
This segment replaces the wizard cartoon.


  • This episode was among a select group of Season 29 episodes that were reran during the last few weeks of 1999, shortly before Season 31 began airing the following January. This particular episode aired on November 22 and December 13.

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