Sesame Street
Telly is afraid he'll hurt Baby Bear
Air date April 29, 2003
Season Season 34 (2003)
Written by Christine Ferraro
Sponsors D, 4

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Telly and Baby Bear play basketball together. As Telly makes a shot, he hits Baby Bear in the nose, hurting him. Telly calls for Gina, who inspects his nose and finds no serious injury.
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SCENE 1 cont'd Baby Bear starts to feel better and is ready to play again. Telly, however, is afraid of hurting him again and opts for something else. Baby Bear suggests other sports, but Telly imagines how he can hurt him no matter what sport.
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SCENE 1 cont'd Telly thinks a much safer option is to play with his triangle collection. Baby Bear initially finds the idea boring, but warms up to it. But now, Telly thinks of a way Baby Bear could still get hurt: he could accidentally send on the triangles flying, where a bird catches then drops it, allowing one of its three pointy angles to hit Baby Bear on the nose. Baby Bear thinks Telly is overreacting, but Telly insists on something else.
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SCENE 1 cont'd Baby Bear suggests they recite the alphabet, which couldn't possibly hurt him. Telly agrees, until he believes he could sway too fast while singing and bop Baby Bear on the nose. He creates some space between them...the entire block basically. They try reciting it together, but Baby Bear eventually gives up and walks away, while Telly continues. Baby Bear then runs into Gina and expresses how sad he is with Telly's behavior. She suggests he tell Telly how he feels.
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SCENE 1 cont'd Zoe points out to Telly that Baby Bear is not around anymore and he goes looking for him. Once they reunite, Baby Bear tells Telly that he is hurting him, emotionally. Telly realizes they can't have any fun if he continues acting this way and decides to play actively again. Baby Bear rewards him with a bear hug, that hurts Telly's back.
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Song Cookie Monster sings "What is Friend?" against a clip montage of kids.
(First: Episode 3886)
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Muppets / Celebrity James Gandolfini helps Zoe, who's scared after hearing a loud noise. He talks about things that make him afraid: the dark, haircuts and giant talking vegetables.
(First: Episode 4030)
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Muppets The Number of the Day: 4
Four Honkers (including Mr. Honker) show up after learning that the number of the day is 4.
(First: Episode 3982)
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Animation Martin Robinson counts 4 flowers in an Austin Powers-type voiceover.
(First: Episode 4034)
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Film A Wegman dog pours 4 glasses of fruit punch.
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Song A voiceover sings about "Big Bigger Biggest" using clocks, ducks and saxophones to illustrate the concept.
(First: Episode 3731)
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Muppets Journey to Ernie: Rubber Duckie Land — Big Bird searches for Ernie in a land filled with Rubber Duckies.
(First: Episode 4042)
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Muppets Ernie's Show and Tell: Patrick shows Ernie his rubber duckie collection.
(First: Episode 3829)
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Muppets Global Grover
Grover has returned from a trip around the world and resolves to ride his camel Sidney to school. Grover cannot get on his camel (thwarting that possibility), but Sidney reminds him that there are other ways to get to school. This leads into the clip below.
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Song "There's a Lot of Different Ways to Get to School" (sung by Jerry Nelson)
(First: Episode 2751)
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Muppets Global Grover (cont'd)
Sidney doesn't want to be late for school, so he decides to ride Grover!
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Cartoon Global Thingy
The globe is making bread for himself. When his bird pal looks at it hungrily, the globe gives it to him. When more of the globe’s friends come back hungrily for the bread, the globe teaches them how to make the bread so that there is enough bread for all of them to have.
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Muppets The Letter of the Day: D
Part 1: Cookie Monster makes a "DON'T" sign to help stop him from eating the Letter D Cookie.
(First: Episode 3990)
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Film D for Dance
(First: Episode 3951)
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Muppets The Letter of the Day: D
Part 2: Cookie Monster eats the sign so it says DO, and eats the cookie.
(First: Episode 3990)
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Animation D / d (drums and drumsticks)
(First: Episode 2188)
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Song An ode to D-A-D.
(First: Episode 3583)
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Muppets The Spanish Word of the Day: sí, no
Does Rosita have time for the Spanish Word Of The Day, or doesn't she?
(First: Episode 3981)
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Muppets Elmo's World: Birds
(First: Episode 3945)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird joins Telly and Baby Bear's basketball game, when they hear "that music that mysteriously plays at the end of every day." Big Bird tries to announce the sponsors, but nobody knows them...except Zoe, who dances by wearing the number and letter on her outfit.


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