Sesame Street
Papa Bear has to leave Baby Bear to go to work
Air date March 27, 2000
Season Season 31 (2000)
Written by Adam Rudman
Sponsors D, 14


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Baby Bear is feeling very happy today, as he'll be having the best playdate in the world today. He makes Luis guess who it will be with and it turns out to be Papa Bear! He's finally made time from his busy schedule at the honey factory to spend the whole day playing with his son. The two bears head off to get the fun started.
Film A boy named Trevor talks about his dad and how much he loves him.
Song "Daddy Dear"
(First: Episode 0367)
Animation D for draw, dent, drop, dancer, done
(First: Episode 3060)
Cartoon Dogs cheer D-O-G and fight with cats.
(First: Episode 1148)
Muppets Big Bird recites a poem by Radar, introducing Cecille the Ball.
(First: Episode 3827)
Animation Cecille sings "I'm Gonna Get to You."
(First: Episode 2873)

SCENE 2 Baby Bear and Papa Bear sing "We're Gonna Play Today" as they think of all the different things they can do. Baby Bear wants to start with a classic he starts his other playdates with: the alphabet. They only get a couple letters in before Papa Bear's cellphone buzzes. He's needed for an all-hands-on-deck emergency at the factory. He rushes off and promises he'll be back soon.
Cartoon Suzie Kabloozie sings "Somebody Come and Play."
(First: Episode 3786)
Muppets Big Bird recites a short poem introducing the letter of the day.
(First: Episode 3834)
Animation D / d candles
(First: Episode 3085)
Cartoon Consonant Sound Limerick: D—Dog (new music added)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1149)
Song "Look Who's Dancing"
(First: Episode 3665)
Cartoon Two round Gnorks don't notice that a pointy Gnork wants to join their game of squareball, so he asks.
SCENE 3 Telly runs into Baby Bear and tries cheering him up by having fun while he waits. Baby Bear doesn't want to say the alphabet or count to 40, as he was going to do that with Papa Bear. Telly has another suggestion - "Dance with a Triangle." Baby Bear finds it very enjoyable and hears Papa Bear's voice call him.
Cartoon A young bespectacled man with an accordion asks how much it costs to cross the bridge. The Bridgekeeper says admission is free, but requires that the young man show him three triangles. Two of them are found in the bridgework, and the man uses the bridgekeeper's staff to draw a third triangle in the dirt. Although the bridgekeeper has his order filled, he asks the man to play a tune on his accordion. This additional request takes the young man by surprise, but he is told to do so for the opportunity to cross the bridge.
(First: Episode 1572)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit interviews a bird who sings about how her parents still love her even though they don't live together anymore (though it is not directly stated whether her parents are divorced or separated).
(First: Episode 2695)
Cast / Celebrity Wanda the Word Fairy introduces the viewer to her parents.
(First: Episode 2678)
Muppets Big Bird and Radar introduce the Number of the Day.
(First: Episode 3827)
Animation Computer #14
Cartoon The Bellhop is asked to carry a guest's two small (but heavy) bags to room 14.
(First: Episode 2571)
Film Kid mural painting #14
(First: Episode 3613)

SCENE 4 Papa Bear returns to the street and reveals he's left his cellphone back the office, so there won't be anymore interruptions. The bears try singing the alphabet, when the factory calls the Fix-It Shop phone and alerts Papa Bear of a bee strike. Baby Bear is sad and Luis knows how he feels: he's had similar situations with Gabi.
SCENE 4 cont'd Just then, Papa Bear calls the Fix-It Shop from the factory and lets Baby Bear know he's in his thoughts as he works. He promises he'll be back soon and tells Baby Bear to be patient.
Film A TELEPHONE rings at a phone booth in the city, and someone answers it.
(First: Episode 3274)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — While Ernie finishes his conversation with Grover on the telephone, Bert comes inside with a package containing an antique telephone because he won't have to wait for Ernie to finish his turn using the phone.
(First: Episode 1394)
Muppets Big Bird asks Radar what he wants to watch next.
(First: Episode 3828)
Film Girls dance and chant about the number 14.
(First: Episode 3014)
Cartoon The lightning bugs at the Glowworm Jamboree display the numbers 1-14.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 3515)
SCENE 5 Papa Bear returns once more and the two bears attempt the alphabet. Just as they reach Y, Papa Bear is given the phone again, where the factory has yet another issue. Papa Bear gives them instructions on what to do and tells them to not call anymore for the rest of the day. They finish the alphabet and start a game of tag.
Muppets Elmo's World: Dogs
(First: Episode 3852)
SCENE 6 Baby Bear and Papa Bear have finished another of their several activities, then announce the sponsors. Baby Bear initiates another game of tag.


Picture Segment Description
Cartoon Abstract count to 14
(First: Episode 2811)
This and the below segment replaced the Lightning Bugs #14 cartoon in summer reruns.
Animation Number creatures #14
(First: Episode 2712)


  • This episode was dedicated to Peter Downey, senior vice president of program business affairs at PBS, who died during the season.

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