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Baby Bear is Afraid of Bees
Air date November 12, 2009
Season Season 40 (2009-2010)
Written by Christine Ferraro
Sponsors F, 6
Syndication PBS Kids Sprout
Releases Elmo's Rainbow & Other Springtime Stories, Being Brave


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN What's the Word on the Street?: Pollinate

SCENE Abby watches Baby Bear draw a picture of the flowers, when he spots a bee by them. He becomes stiff with fear of being stung. Once the bee leaves, Abby and Chris try to convince him to not be afraid of bees. Baby Bear wishes he wasn’t afraid of bees and Abby tries a spell that would help him. However, Abby’s spell instead turns them into bees! Since she doesn’t know how to change them back, she tries calling her mom on her cellular wand, but gets no service and looks for a place with better reception.

SCENE cont'd A worker bee flies by them and mistakes them for real bees and brings them to pollinate some flowers. Once at the flowers, the bee explains to the “new-bees” how they pollinate flowers. The bee throws some pollen at them, which sets off Chris’ allergies. As Chris is propelled by his sneeze, Baby Bear learns that pollination helps all kinds of plants grow.
SCENE cont'd They fly to Abby, who has still been unable to contact her mom, blaming her “Friends and Fairies” plan. The worker bee arrives back and takes them off to work some more.
SCENE cont'd Baby Bear and Chris are now in a location unknown to them. They observe all the hexagons around the place. Chris realizes that they are in a beehive. The bee comes back and is frustrated with their lack of bee knowledge. Baby Bear learns bees also make wax, used to make various things, including crayons, a thing that strikes a nerve in Baby Bear. The bee decides they are honey bees and commands them to make honey. Baby Bear is shocked once again that something else important to him is made by bees. Baby Bear sees the light and finally finds respect for the bees.
SCENE cont'd After exiting the hive, Abby finds them and now has the spell to change them back. Once back to normal, Baby Bear observes a bee in the garden with delight. Chris sees Abby’s spell indirectly worked on his fear. Baby Bear adds a missing component to his flower drawing – a bee.
Muppets / Celebrity Nancy O'Dell has a flower friend to help explain what "pollinate" means, but the flower has no idea what it means. A bee buzzing by to do his job helps out.

Muppets Murray announces that Abby's Flying Fairy School is coming up, but first, he and some New York citizens play "Bring Out Your F", displaying F words they have on them.
Film Alphaboy fans his father's feet with feathers.
(First: Episode 3442)
Muppets Murray and the kids announce Abby's Flying Fairy School.


Muppets / Animation Abby's Flying Fairy School
Mrs. Sparklenose helps Abby, Blogg and Gonnigan recycle bottles they brought from home. One of Abby's bottles it dusty, so she rubs it and out comes Gene the Genie. He feels cramped inside and refuses to go back in. The bottle, not wanting to be empty, begins hopping around, looking for someone to suck inside. The bottle entraps Mrs. Sparklenose inside, while Gene plans to spend 1,001 nights in Vegas. Abby reminds Gene he needs to grant 3 wishes. Abby wishes for Mrs. Sparklenose to get out of the bottle, with Niblet then taken in his place. Gonnigan rephrases the wish and asks for not one of them to be inside, so he poofs them all inside, thus there is not one. They call on Spot, who shows them a film on “all” and “none”. They wish for them all of them to get out and none of them would be inside. The bottle looks for some to capture and it gets Mrs. Sparklenose again. Gene refuses to switch places with her, not wanting to be in a small space again. They twinkle think and get an idea to magically recycle his bottle with other ones to make a larger one, complete with sliding glass doors so he can leave whenever he feels.
Insert None, some and all of the dancers dance as Big Bird narrates.
(First: Episode 3360)
Muppets Murray announces Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures is almost here, but first he counts 6 of various things.
Song The Count sings a song of "Six at Sea" off-screen, while children play on the beach.
(First: Episode 4062)
Muppets Murray and the kids introduce Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures.
(First: Episode 4187)


Muppets / Animation Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures
Ernie and Bert are now working at a flower shop run by “Mr. Boss”. He shows them how to take care of his many plants. Hans, a depressed plant”, needs yodeling when he wilts. Angel, a Mexican cactus, needs to be kept warm. The final plant, Tootsie, must not be fed food. As Bert looks for mittens for Angel, Toostie tells Ernie, who wasn’t hearing Mr. Boss’ rules. He feeds her the contents of Bert’s lunchbox, until she grows too big. Ernie consults the Plant Book, which states they need to samba with her to revert her back. After they dance, Mr. Boss arrives back and breaks good news to them: since they’re so good at taking care of the plants, he can leave Ernie and Bert with the plants while he leaves for three weeks.
Muppets Murray announces it's almost time for "Elmo's World", but first, he plays "Sounds of the Street". He and the viewer listen to the sounds of a dog, a helicopter and a tiger with allergies.
Song "The Honey Bee Hullabaloo"
Muppets Murray and Rachael introduce "Elmo's World."
Muppets Elmo's World: Skin
(First: Episode 4096)
Muppets Murray tries announcing the sponsors, but forgets them. He rethinks the day, announces them and signs off.


  • Baby Bear draws with crayons in this episode, and the crayon box features a large picture of The Alligator King.

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