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Sesame Street
Baby Bear is afraid to get a haircut
Air date March 25, 1999
Season Season 30 (1998-1999)
Written by Christine Ferraro
Sponsors I, 8
Syndication 123 Sesame Street
PBS Sprout
Releases Bye-Bye Pacifier!


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Telly welcomes the viewer to Sesame Street while he waits for his best friend Baby Bear to return from his grandma's -- he hasn't seen him in a long time! Just then, Baby Bear sneaks up behind Telly and covers his eyes, and they reunite. Telly points out that Baby Bear's hair seems to be longer than usual. Baby Bear admits that his long hair is kind of bothersome, but when Telly suggests he get a haircut, Baby Bear declines, because he's never had a haircut before. His Papa Bear thinks he needs a haircut, too, and arrives looking for him, but Baby Bear ducks away.
Film At a barbershop, Wegman's dogs act as hair stylists.
(First: Episode 3814)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit the Frog reports on Rapunzel, who has been locked in a tower by the wicked witch. Prince Charming comes to rescue her by asking to let down her hair, and she literally does... by having her hair fall off her head.
(First: Episode 0409)
The ending shortened to omit Prince Charming telling Rapunzel to shut up.
Film Girls sing a jump-rope rhyme about naming a puppy.
(First: Episode 3279)
Cartoon What if we celebrate Valentine's Day with chickens instead of hearts?
(First: Episode 0488)

SCENE 2 Telly doesn't understand why Baby Bear doesn't want a haircut. Baby Bear confirms with Gina, who's studying to be a veterinarian, that wild bears in the forest don't get haircuts, but Gina and Telly point out that Baby Bear is not really a wild bear in the forest. Baby Bear thinks his problem will be solved if he holds his hair back with both hands, but that makes it difficult for him to play catch with Gina and the kids.
Song "Fixin' My Hair"
(First: Episode 2734)
Muppets Big Bird recites a short poem introducing the letter of the day.
Animation I / i Gregorian Chant
(First: Episode 3342)
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: The King and I
(First: Episode 2727)
Cartoon I-Ink (angry bird) (edited)
(First: Episode 0462)
Insert None, some and all of the dancers dance as Big Bird narrates.
(First: Episode 3360)
Animation African quilt pattern #2
(First: Episode 3134)

SCENE 3 Telly and Baby Bear head over to Hooper's, where Rosita asks why Baby Bear has both hands on his head. Baby Bear explains his situation, but when Alan serves him a bowl of porridge, he finds it hard to eat when his hair is always getting in the way. To make matters worse, Telly's slice of peanut-buttered bread sticks to his hair! Papa Bear shows up again, and Baby Bear escapes him.
Muppets The Cereal Girl sings about her missing "Hair Brush."
(First: Episode 2940)
Muppets Big Bird and Radar introduce the Number of the Day.
(First: Episode 3827)
Cartoon Eight children dance in a colorblock grid.
(First: Episode 3115)
Cartoon Clown Honking #8
(First: Episode 3224)
Film Milo Counting: 8
(First: Episode 3554)

SCENE 4 Telly confronts Baby Bear about his hair problem, which seems to be affecting their friendship. Papa Bear catches up with them, and Baby Bear confesses that he's scared of getting a haircut, because he's never had one before. Telly reassures him that he's had haircuts before, and they didn't hurt. Papa tells Baby Bear that he doesn't have to get a haircut if he doesn't want one, but he can come with Papa to the Barber Shop and watch him get a haircut - his hair has grown out too!
Cartoon "Island of Emotion" (new sound effects added)
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 2822)
Muppets In another poem, Big Bird introduces the letters that jump on the beach!
Film The letters J-U-M-P jump to a song.
(First: Episode 3528)
SCENE 5 Telly and the bears arrive at the barbershop, and meet Doug the barber (Doug E. Doug), who has experience cutting all kinds of hair. Baby Bear witnesses as Papa sits in the big barber chair and gets his long hair cut off without getting hurt.
Animation Two girls who jump rope look the same until they get colored with different skin, but they have the same reaction when their hair gets pulled.
(First: Episode 3780)
Song "The Braid-y Bunch"
(First: Episode 3357)
Muppets Big Bird asks Radar what he wants to watch next.
(First: Episode 3828)
Cartoon Pencil box I/i
(First: Episode 2890)
Animation Ornate I's swing through the air to a song.
(First: Episode 2921)
Cartoon Shooting stars form the letter I/i.
(First: Episode 2218)

SCENE 6 Papa's haircut is all finished, and he looks great! His hat even fits on his head! This makes Baby Bear a little more confident about getting a haircut. He sits in the barber chair, but notices it's a little too big for him, so Doug offers him the middle-sized chair, then the small chair (which is just right for him). He's nervous at first, but warms up to it when he sees for himself that getting his hair cut doesn't hurt!
Animation Kenya and Cherie are friends, even when they disagree about how they do their hair.
Muppets Zoe, Herry, Grover and Elmo sing "Fur."
(First: Episode 3774)
Film Five girls play a clapping game.
(First: Episode 2763)
Cartoon I've got some (hair), I've got more, but I've got the most. (new sound effects added)
(First: Episode 0524)

SCENE 7 Baby Bear's haircut is all finished. He looks in the mirror, and likes what he sees! Doug gives him a porridge-flavored lollipop, and Papa keeps his son's hair as a keepsake. They all say goodbye to Doug, and Baby Bear reassures the next customers (mom and son Anything Muppets) that haircuts don't hurt.
Muppets Elmo's World: Shoes
(First: Episode 3791)
SCENE 8 Everyone back on Sesame Street likes Baby Bear's new haircut. Gina announces the sponsors.

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