Sesame Street
Telly tries to teach Baby Bear how to whistle
Air date January 12, 2001
Season Season 32 (2001)
Written by Christine Ferraro
Directed by Jim Martin
Sponsors B, 16
Syndication PBS Sprout

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Telly tries to teach Baby Bear how to whistle.
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Cartoon B for baker, bread, bagel, biscuit, etc.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 3877)
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Cartoon B for bathtub, ball, boat, boot, boomerang, brush and bison.
(First: Episode 3154)
Bforbeard.jpg Cartoon B for Beard (poem by Edward Lear) (new music added)
(First: Episode 1147)
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SCENE 1 cont'd Before he shows Baby Bear how to whistle, he puts him through warm-up exercises and adjusting his pucker.
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Film A rhythm is made of breaking eggs, door slams, cans dropping, ice, and feet stepping. (new voiceover added)
(First: Episode 3682)
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SCENE 1 cont'd Telly and Baby Bear continue to do warm-up exercises.
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Cartoon Suzie Kabloozie: Judge #16
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SCENE 1 cont'd Telly and Baby Bear continue to do warm-up exercises, while they dance.
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Animation Growing Numbers #16
(First: Episode 2996)
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Cartoon I've Got the "Sixteen Blues"
(First: Episode 2755)
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SCENE 2 Baby Bear tries to whistle, but ends up spitting all over Telly's face instead.
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Cartoon A boy finds a set of doors with animals that make the wrong sound, and swaps the doors to correct them.
(First: Episode 2711)
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Muppets Elmo sings about "The Sound That's in the Air."
(First: Episode 2948)
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Film Kids try to whistle.
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SCENE 3 Telly brings Baby Bear to Big Bird for advice -- as a bird, he's an expert at whistling. Baby Bear even tries to dress like a bird, but it doesn't help; he still can't whistle.
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Song Sesame Street Creature Feature: The Whiskeyjack
(First: Episode 3196)
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Cartoon Letter B/b (bouncing circles)
(First: Episode 2222)
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Celebrity Patrick Stewart, in Shakespearean garb, ponders "B or not a B."
(First: Episode 3508)
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Animation African quilt pattern #2
(First: Episode 3134)
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SCENE 4 Alan teaches Telly how to whistle through two fingers, but Baby Bear still can't pick it up.
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Cartoon Two girls sing a reggae rendition of the alphabet.
(First: Episode 3269)
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Muppets Ernie sings "The Honker-Duckie-Dinger Jamboree."
(First: Episode 1920)
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Cartoon Number creatures #16
(First: Episode 2755)
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Film Kids paint a mural of the number 16.
(First: Episode 3625)
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Cartoon "I Have a Purple Bucket"
Artist: Lisa Crafts
(First: Episode 3467)
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SCENE 5 Frustrated from a long day's work, Baby Bear takes a nap -- and Telly discovers that Baby Bear whistles in his sleep.
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Muppets Elmo's World: Hands
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SCENE 6 While Baby Bear naps, Telly announces the sponsors, as Big Bird looks on. The credits follow.


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