Sesame Street
Baby Bear plays T-Ball
Air date April 3, 2002
Season Season 33 (2002)
Written by Adam Rudman
Sponsors T, 9
Syndication PBS Kids Sprout


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird sings a silly song with a duck, who is really a silly goose.

Muppets Monster Clubhouse
Today's furry shape of the day is a Triangle. A penguin subs for The Elephant, and the monsters sing The Alphabet Song in Monster and English language. (edited)
(First: Episode 3974)
Muppets The Number of the Day: 9
9 nifty bats, dressed to the nines, fly in after 9 is announced to be the number of the day, and The Count counts them.
(First: Episode 3999)
Cartoon Number Guy: "How Many Sheep Will Jump Over My Bed?" The answer is 9.
(First: Episode 3364)
cut from the Sprout version
Animation The number 9 is spraypainted on a truck in various forms of graffiti art.
cut from the Sprout version
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SCENE 2 Baby Bear is excited because he is playing his first tee-ball game. He wears his baseball uniform number 9, which is the same uniform that his Papa Bear wore when he played tee-ball. Papa Bear told him he use to be called "Nifty Number Nine" when he played tee-ball and did a cheer about his player name. They soon met up with Maria as their coach with Lulu and some kids as they headed to go play tee-ball.
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SCENE 2 cont'd When Baby Bear starts to play tee-ball, he find himself not good at catching the ball or batting. When Baby Bear was about to give up on playing tee-ball, Papa Bear tells him that it takes practices to be good at tee-ball. Papa Bear also told Baby Bear that he wasn't good when he first started playing, but he kept trying and practicing till he got better. With confidences, Baby Bear tries again at batting and successfully hitting the ball off the tee. Everyone cheers and chant the "Nifty Number Nine" cheer.
Song "The First Time" - Children try various activities (riding tricycles, tying shoes, etc.) and progressively improve.
(First: Episode 2950)

Muppets Journey to Ernie
Big Bird sets off on a Journey To Ernie. First, Big Bird looks for Ernie's box by singing Old MacDonald Had a Farm with the Three Little Pigs.
Film Wegman's dogs get their exercise by playing baseball.
(First: Episode 3851)
Muppets Journey to Ernie
Big Bird looks for Ernie's box with the Martians' help.
Celebrity The Dixie Chicks and some chickens sing "Sing."
(First: Episode 3999)
Muppets Journey to Ernie
Big Bird looks for Ernie's box across the tightrope. We found him!
Muppets Alone in the park with no one to play with, Ernie sings "Somebody Come and Play" with Rubber Duckie.
(First: Episode 3822)
Muppets The Letter of the Day: T
To prevent himself from eating the Letter T Cookie, Cookie Monster disguises it as a hat. He's so hungry, though, that he could eat his own hat.
T, You're Teriffic
Song "T, You're Terrific"
(First: Episode 3332)
Cartoon Fishes form T/t.
(First: Episode 3126)
Muppets The Spanish Word of the Day: casa
Gabi watches Slimey play in a small casa (house).
(First: Episode 3991)
Muppets Elmo's World: Computers
(First: Episode 3916)
SCENE 3 Big Bird announces the sponsors as the duck dances to the silly song.


Picture Segment Description
Cartoon "Dinner for Nine"
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1658)
This and the following segment replaced the two number inserts in the Sprout version.
Film Milo Counting #9
(First: Episode 3578)

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