Sesame Street
Plot Baby Bear invents a porridge cooler
Air date January 10, 1995
Season Season 26 (1994-1995)
Sponsors G, P, 0


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Baby Bear has breakfast at Hooper's Store, but his porridge is too hot. He tries blowing on it, which doesn't work. Mr. Handford suggests he go for a walk while it cools, but that's what Baby Bear always does. He gets an idea for a porridge-cooling machine, though Goldilocks has another idea to cool porridge. Baby Bear wants to come up with his own idea instead.
Song "Hot in the City"
(EKA: Episode 2751)
Cartoon "Water Conservation": Frank the fish calls Carl and tells him not to leave the water running while brushing his teeth, otherwise the lake will be dry.
Artist: Peter Chung
(EKA: Episode 2746)
Song David sings "I'm Pretty" over a film of fish and other sea creatures.
Refilmed version
(EKA: Episode 2490)
Muppets Big Bird: "That was great! Makes you proud to be an animal, doesn't it?"
(EKA: Episode 3159)
Film Alphaquest: P
A pack of painted purple penguins practicing a pop song in a pine tree park, and a pink pig with a parachute.
(EKA: Episode 2784)
Celebrity John Moschitta, Jr. plays Porter Pepper of Peter Piper's "P" Products, which produces products that begin with the letter "P". He mentions that two of his clients were Peter Pan and Pablo Picasso until Peter Piper, the boss, gives him a phone call. Pepper now presents a new problem: Peter Piper's "P" Products has been purchased, and is now Sam Singer's "S" Stuff Store. Pepper, without stalling, summons his staff to stand by, switches his products to stuff, and searches for snacks and saucers.
(EKA: Episode 2061)
Cartoon P is for Pillow
(EKA: Episode 0296)
SCENE 2 Baby Bear shows Mr. Handford his invention: he turns a crank, which powers a pinwheel that blows air to the porridge. It still is too hot and Mr. Handford blames it on the small pinwheel. Baby Bear begins brainstorming, ignoring Goldilocks' suggestions once more.
Film Kids narrate footage of toddlers learning to walk.
(EKA: Episode 3090)
Film Paper crumples to reveal G, g, and Gg.
(EKA: Episode 3172)
Animation Computer G / g
(EKA: Episode 3112)
Cartoon G for Gorilla
(EKA: Episode 2491)
Muppets "Fat Cat"
(First: Episode 0536)
Cartoon A cat desperately tries to open a can of cat food by himself while his mistress is on the phone.
Animation by Dan Haskett
(EKA: Episode 2424)
Insert In the park, Bob watches Zoe while her mother's away. Zoe wonders how she'll know when her mom is back, and Bob sings "She'll Call 'Zoe'."
Cartoon All the instruments in Sousaville love Mr. Tuba's music, but when he plays with them, he doesn't play the same music they're playing.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 2859)
Film A girl helps her father train for a wheelchair race.
Song "Zero Song": A female voiceover sings about the food that keeps being taken away to make 0.
Arist: Jane Aaron
(EKA: Episode 3026)
Muppets Ernie and Bert: Ernie keeps catching fish, and Bert doesn't, so Ernie tries moving to a different place on the boat, then not using bait, then just quitting. When Bert finally catches something, it is only a note that reads: "What happened to your friend?"
(First: Episode 3199)
Cartoon A boy counts down to 0 as he eats his soup.
(EKA: Episode 2283)
Film A girl narrates a film of herself taking the bus home with her dad. They play a game where she points to things and identifies them.
Animation The word BUS is displayed, followed by a graphic of a school bus leaving.
(EKA: Episode 3052)

SCENE 3 Baby Bear unveils his new porridge cooler with a larger pinwheel. It ends up blowing himself and his porridge away.
Cartoon Dr. Annie Eyeball looks at air.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 2616)
Film A zydeco band plays "Bayou Pon Pon" while people dance and the townspeople of New Orleans wave at the camera.
(EKA: Episode 2589)
Cast Elmo, Big Bird and Gordon star in a commercial for the Alphabet (as if it were a bank).
(EKA: Episode 2972)
Cartoon P for Planet
(EKA: Episode 2173)
Film P for party, picture and puzzle.
(First: Episode 3267)
Muppets Grover goes to the doctor for a check-up, and describes to the viewer what the doctor is doing. Grover gets scared when it's time for a booster shot, but is so scared that he doesn't notice when he gets it.
Animation Arrows give a presentation of the human body.
(EKA: Episode 3069)
SCENE 4 Baby Bear is upset none of his inventions have worked, but Mr. Handford thinks he should be proud of the work he's done; one day, he might be a good inventor. Baby Bear finally relents and hears Goldilocks' idea - put a little milk in their porridge, cooling it down. Baby Bear angrily asks why she didn't say it sooner!
Film On the farm, a boy enjoys a glass of MILK.
Cartoon A brief animation of pouring milk in a glass, coupled with the word milk.
(EKA: Episode 3012)
Muppets / Celebrity Kevin Kline and Phoebe Cates sing a song about measuring, while The Count uses a ruler to do so.
(EKA: Episode 3105)
Cartoon An orange creature shows things that measure.
(EKA: Episode 2499)
Film Wegman's dogs re-enact "Goldilocks and the Three Bears."
(EKA: Episode 3269)
Cartoon Mary Shaboom reluctantly moves to a new house, and muses about the consequences. (new music and sound effects added)
(EKA: Episode 2959)
SCENE 5 Baby Bear has made his porridge cooler a "Mr. Handford cooler," who rests in a beach chair and announces the sponsors. After Mr. Handford mentions the Children's Television Workshop, Baby Bear and Goldilocks start another argument and the cooler blows Mr. Handford, his chair, and the in-credit logo away.

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