Sesame Street
Baby Natasha tries to stand for the first time
Air date March 15, 2001
Season Season 32 (2001)
Written by Cathi Rosenberg-Turow
Sponsors U, 11


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Maria and Big Bird find Humphrey and Natasha in the arbor. Humphrey is armed with his camera, hoping to capture the moment Natasha does something for the first time. Natasha takes a bite out of her cookie and Humphrey snaps a picture: she's made her first letter U!
Song "My Friend U"
(First: Episode 3705)
Cartoon Students raise their hands and name words that begin with "U."
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 3553)
Film Kids reminisce about things they did for the first time. (intercut with new scenes of Telly, Elmo and Prairie Dawn)
(First: Episode 3926)
Cartoon Noodles & Nedd
Nedd shows Noodles how to do a particular dance.
Artist: John R. Dilworth
(First: Episode 3851)
SCENE 2 Natasha is still hungry, so the two dine on breadsticks. Humphrey gives her his and captures another golden moment: Natasha has made her first number 11!
Cartoon Rap #11
(First: Episode 2531)
Film Milo Counting: 11
(First: Episode 3585)
Animation Arnold uses his imagination.
Artist: Craig Bartlett
(First: Episode 2754)
Muppets A baby Honker hatches from an egg and learns to honk like all the Honkers. (new sound effects added)
(First: Episode 1616)
Song "The First Time" - Children try various activities (riding tricycles, tying shoes, etc.) and progressively improve.
(First: Episode 2950)
SCENE 3 Big Bird notices that now, Natasha appears to be trying to stand up in her playpen. He and Humphrey encourage her, but Maria assures them Natasha will do it when she's ready. Big Bird gets an idea and runs off.
Film Kids narrate footage of toddlers learning to walk.
(First: Episode 3025)
Animation Eleven instruments emerge form 11 music cases.
Cartoon A girl types the number 11 on a computer, matches it with another one, and sees 11 elephants.
(First: Episode 3885)
Cartoon A baby and father illustrate up and down.
(First: Episode 2687)
Muppets Sesame Street Goes to Day Care
Elmo and Martel sing the alphabet.
(First: Episode 3794)
Animation In a Van Gogh painting, a baby takes its first steps to Papa.
(First: Episode 3492)

SCENE 4 Big Bird returns with Mrs. Young and her son, Matthew, who is a little older than Natasha. Since he can stand up by himself, Big Bird thinks he can inspire Natasha to do the same. Maria doesn't think it will work and Natasha just falls asleep.
Muppets Monster Clubhouse
Narf "drops by" from above. Mel gives a brief of last meeting and shares eating the minutes with the other monsters. Then they do the "Monster Pants Dance" with a dancing pants. After naptime, it is time for snack time which is crackers provided by a duck, who thought it was time for quack time. The Lavender Man comes in with a Banana Hat who is looking for the National Slip on a Banana Peel Club.
SCENE 5 Everyone cheers on Natasha as she tries to stand up, but it doesn't work. Maria tells them all about Gabi's first steps, and nobody notices Natasha standing up on her own.
Film The letter U dances at the beach.
(First: Episode 3529)
Animation Sand U/u
(First: Episode 0624)
Celebrity Keb Mo sings "Everybody Be Yo'Self" with the Sesame Street cast.
Cartoon At the Pride Day Ceremony, Donald is waiting to describe his proudest accomplishment, and is initially unsure of himself next to other impressive students. He finally proudly acclaims his achievement, tying his shoes all by himself.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 2085)
Muppets Elmo's World: Bicycles
SCENE 6 Big Bird and Humphrey announce the sponsors and witness Natasha standing up. Humphrey snaps a picture before she falls back down.

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