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Sesame Street
Baby Bear's grandmother visits Sesame Street
Air date April 12, 2000
Season Season 31 (2000)
Written by Belinda Ward
Sponsors Z, 8
Syndication 123 Sesame Street
PBS Sprout


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Big Bird welcomes the viewer to Sesame Street and sees Baby Bear running all over Sesame Street telling Susan at Hooper's Store, a Honker in the courtyard and Big Bird that his Grandmama Bear is coming to Sesame Street today! Grandmama lives far away in the woods, and only visits occasionally. It's been a few years since she's seen Baby Bear, and she still thinks of him as her "little Baby Boo-Boo". She gives "little Baby Boo Boo" a baby bonnet that she made all by herself. Big Bird tells them that once Granny Bird gave him a feather warmer once. Baby Bear thinks that it won’t fit but Papa Bear and Grandmama Bear thinks it will. They make him try it on and it fits on him! It looks so cute like the last time Grandmama saw him. Papa Bear tells him to say thank you to her right before he was about to finish a sentence.
Song "We're All Growin'"
(First: Episode 3141)
Muppets Elizabeth and Little Murray Sparkles love letters, and watch a segment about the letter of the day ...
Cartoon Z for zipper
(First: Episode 0025)
Film Kid jungle explorers sight a wild Letter Z.
(First: Episode 3496)
cut from the Noggin version
Animation A television reveals many Z words.
(First: Episode 3699)

SCENE 2 Grandmama Bear is cooking porridge for Baby Bear as Telly Monster finds Baby Bear wearing a baby bonnet and Baby Bear tells him that he didn’t see her for a long time… thinking that he is still a baby. Telly suggests to take the baby bonnet off but Baby Bear thinks that it will hurt her feelings. Baby Bear introduces Telly to Grandmama Bear when she brings back the porridge. Grandmama Bear offers him some porridge since Baby Bear knows she makes the best porridge so he tries it and Grandmama Bear gives Baby Bear his bib because she doesn’t want any messy porridge to spill on his brown fur! Then she feeds him as a baby. She makes Baby Bear burp after showing him how Telly can eat her porridge all by her self but now it’s Telly's turn to burp! Telly has to feed Chuckie Sue but Grandmama Bear knows hat he’s going to be gassy. (Grandmama: “Open the hanger. Hear comes the airplane. Here comes the porridge train. Choo, Woo. All aboard!”)
Muppets Elizabeth loves numbers, and introduces the next segment ...
Cartoon Clown Honking #8
(First: Episode 3224)
Film Milo Counting: 8
(First: Episode 3554)
cut from the Noggin version
Cartoon Suzie Kabloozie: Judge #8
SCENE 3 Baby Bear tells the viewer (if they weren’t there) that he’s wearing a baby bonnet that Grandmama made him thinking that he is still a baby. She comes to play patty cake with him but Baby Bear doesn’t like that game! Grandmama has a good memory and remembers that he likes the bouncy-bouncy-baby game more!
Cartoon A baby and father illustrate up and down.
(First: Episode 2687)
cut from the Noggin version
Muppets Grover sings "I Do Not Crawl Around Much Anymore."
(First: Episode 3536)
Muppets Elizabeth counts her kitten's eyes, nose, and whiskers. She wants more things to count, so she watches the next segments ...
Cartoon A bird lays ten eggs.
(First: Episode 1576)
SCENE 4 Baby Bear is now getting tired of the bouncy-bouncy-baby game so instead Grandmama Bear plays the cuchy cuchy coo game! Once they start, Baby Bear tells her that he needs a nap so she has to get the baby carriage! Big Bird comes to the courtyard and asks if he’s having fun with his Grandmama Bear but instead of having fun, he’s not. Big Bird suggests to sing The Alphabet Song to prove hat he’s not a baby because when he does it, it proves that Granny Bird is wrong about him being a baby. When she returns, he sings the alphabet song making her thinks that he did a great job singing it but is still making him act like a baby!
Song Jerry Nelson sings "I'm the Big One Now."
(First: Episode 2876)
Muppets Elizabeth learns that Little Murray Sparkles loves dogs, and wants to see some of them ...
cut from the Noggin version
Film Wegman's dogs: Old Mother Hubbard
(First: Episode 3488)
cut from the Noggin version
SCENE 5 Grandmama is trying to make Baby Bear to go to sleep, instead he isn’t sleep so Grandmama gives him a honey ba-ba witch is stuck on his mouth! Grandmama thinks he needs a change of diaper. Big Bird comes and Baby Bear tells him that he doesn’t want to hurt her feelings (with the honey ba-ba out of his mouth, stuck on his hands). He has to show her that he’s a big bear instead of a baby. Big Bird shows him that he can put his face under his legs but it’s not enough.
Film A mom takes her son for a walk in the stroller, and he sees all he can see.
(First: Episode 3656)
Muppets "Zig Zag Dance"
(First: Episode 1567)
Cartoon Z doesn't like its sleepy Z image -- Z can also be zany, and zip and zoom.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 3607)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentErnie talks to Benjamin about what a family is.
Cartoon A dinosaur tries to eat an apple on a tree. A group of kids keep telling him to "GO HIGHER!"
(First: Episode 2908)
SCENE 6 They ask Susan for help (while reading a book). Susan tells him to tell her to tell Grandmama that he is not a baby. Baby Bear doesn’t want to hurt her feeling but Susan tells him that she will understand.
Cartoon A baby demonstrates 'happy,' 'surprised' and 'sad.'
(First: Episode 3396)
cut from the Noggin version
Film A girl recites her poem, "If I Were."
(First: Episode 3813)
Animation Counting 8 harvesters
(First: Episode 2981)
cut from the Noggin version
Film Ornate 8s stroll through a gate and pose in other remarkable places.
(First: Episode 3231)
Cartoon "Big Kid Photo Album"
(First: Episode 3441)
cut from the Noggin version
SCENE 7 Grandmama Bear sings a song to Baby Bear after he tells her that he is not a baby anymore. Finally seeing her grandson as the big boy that he's become, Grandmama Bear takes him bowling.
Muppets Elmo's World: Babies
(First: Episode 3854)
SCENE 8 Susan says the sponsors as Granny Bird calls Big Bird on the phone and Baby Bear and Grandmama Bear asks him if he wants to go bowling too!

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