Sesame Street
Luis helps Big Bird find Radar
Air date March 30, 2000
Season Season 31 (2000)
Written by Emily Perl Kingsley
Sponsors T, 9
Syndication 123 Sesame Street
PBS Sprout


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird welcomes the viewer to Sesame Street, and looks forward to doing things with his teddy bear Radar. He looks for Radar, but can't find him! He becomes worried ...
Cartoon Bobby's dog narrates why Bobby is sad.
(First: Episode 3455)
Muppets Sesame Street Goes to Day Care
Telly asks Andrew to help him with his ABCs.
Cartoon Noodles & Nedd: Noodles tries to get Nedd to feed him while Nedd is fixated on looking at the stars through his telescope.
(First: Episode 3701)
SCENE 2 Big Bird tells Luis that he can't find Radar. Luis asks him what he was doing when he last saw Radar, just before he went to sleep. Big Bird remembers reading a story and playing games with Radar, but other than that, nothing else.
Film Wegman's dogs Batty and Crooky row a rowboat.
(First: Episode 3882)
Muppets Super Grover says that he's going to fly up into the air and point to the letter of the day. He begins by getting a running start, but only propels himself sideways, hurting himself in the process. Leaning on the brick wall for support, he thinks maybe he will forget the flying part and just do the pointing part. The following segment presents the letter of the day.
Cartoon Fish form capital and lowercase T's.
(First: Episode 3126)
Film The floating kids form a capital T.
(First: Episode 3121)
Cartoon T is for tiger, teapot, television and taxi.
Artist: Bill Davis
(First: Episode 3262)
SCENE 3 Luis helps Big Bird look for Radar at Big Bird's nest. Luis then has to leave to open the Fix-It Shop, and says he'll check in with Big Bird later. Big Bird vows to look all over Sesame Street for his bear.
Muppets Super Grover intends to fly into the air and wave at the number of the day. He claims that his springy legs will propel him into the atmosphere. After a few boingy jumps, he decides to forget the propelling part and just do the waving part. The following segment presents the number of the day.
Cartoon Rap #9
(First: Episode 2509)
Film Milo Counting: 9
(First: Episode 3578)
Cartoon Underwater, there's a 9
(First: Episode 3283)
SCENE 4 Big Bird asks some kids if they've seen Radar, but they haven't. Big Bird grows sadder by the minute, and sings "Where's My Bear?"
Film T is for turning and tired. (Maria voiceover)
(First: Episode 3851)
Animation Airplanes carve the capital and lowercase T.
(First: Episode 3230)
SCENE 5 Gabi learns why Big Bird is so sad, and tells him that she felt sad when she lost her old baby blanket. She suggests that Big Bird make a sign, like the family in the following segment ...
Film A family loses their dog Lucy, so they use a computer to make "lost dog" signs.
Following the example of the previous film, Gabi helps Big Bird by making a "lost bear" sign on the computer at the Fix-it Shop.
Muppets Grover introduces a segment with a roundymajig, which he learns is actually a circle.
Song "I'm in Great Shape": Kids dance with triangles, circles and squares.
(First: Episode 3277)
Cartoon Some animals want a boy to share his birthday cake with them, but he keeps changing his "No ______ allowed" sign, until they all offer him a glass of milk.
Artist: Gene Barretta
(First: Episode 3558)
SCENE 6 Telly and Baby Bear walk down the street scat-singing, and stop when they see the "lost bear" sign on the bulletin board outside Hooper's Store. They immediately decide to help Big Bird find Radar.
Cartoon A boy gets lost in a mall, and a security guard shows him how to use a map.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 2874)
Muppets / Celebrity R.E.M. sings "Furry Happy Monsters."
(First: Episode 3829)
Cartoon Suzie Kabloozie and her cat Feff pretend to be each other.
Artist: Mo Willems
(First: Episode 3727)

SCENE 7 Telly and Baby Bear show up at Big Bird's nest to help him find Radar. The situation is now more urgent, as now is usually the time when Big Bird takes his nap with Radar. Telly realizes that maybe Baby Bear could be a temporary substitute for Radar, since he is a bear. Baby Bear becomes so comfortable as he nestles against Big Bird's soft feathers, that he falls asleep. Big Bird finds it hard to sleep with a snoring bear!
Cartoon Clown Honking #9
(First: Episode 3219)
Cartoon Nine birds land in a tree.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1501)
SCENE 8 Radar still hasn't been found. Big Bird remembers playing peek-a-boo with Radar, then patty-cake, then another game which he doesn't remember. Then, when Luis says he has to mail a letter, Big Bird remembers what that other game was: hide-and-seek! And Radar was hiding ...

... in Big Bird's mailbox! Everyone rejoices, and Big Bird takes his nap.
Muppets Elmo's World: Dogs
(First: Episode 3852)
SCENE 9 Big Bird wakes up from his nap, refreshed, and announces the sponsors.

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