Sesame Street
Plot Baby Bear wants to change his name
Air date February 7, 1996
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Sponsors E, 18
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Gina takes attendance at day care, but Baby Bear doesn't respond when his name is called. He explains he will no longer answer to that name, believing it doesn't suit him anymore (he's not a baby anymore, he's a full-grown bear). He plans to go through life nameless, but the others convince him of the issues that'll bring up. He begins brainstorming for a new name.
Song Jerry Nelson sings "I'm the Big One Now."
(First: Episode 2876)

SCENE 2 Everyone thinks Baby Bear should keep his name as he rattles off more ideas for a new one. He finally realizes the perfect name - "Not a Baby Bear." This causes an issue when a delivery woman arrives with a package of Instant Porridge for Baby Bear (from his grandmother) and he's forced to decline, lest his reputation be scorn. He becomes upset losing the porridge, but knows a solution - calling up his grandmother and having the porridge sent back to his new name.
Animation Cecille sings "I Want to Be Me."
(First: Episode 2791)
SCENE 3 Gina, Lexine, Telly and Rose sing "My Name" to Not a Baby Bear to convince him how important his original name is. The song gives him pride for his new name instead.
Esmae's doll
Cartoon Esme's wooden clown breaks, and she is about to throw it away, when it suggests she use glue to fix it.
Artist: Lisa Crafts
(EKA: Episode 2843)
SCENE 4 Gina reads everyone the story of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," inserting Not a Baby Bear's new name into the story. Everyone thinks it sounds awkward, but Not a Baby Bear insists it'll take some getting used to.
Film Wegman's dogs re-enact "Goldilocks and the Three Bears."
(EKA: Episode 3302)
SCENE 5 Not a Baby Bear finally agrees that the story doesn't sound good with his new name, but still won't revert his name back. They help him see that just because his first name is "Baby," it doesn't mean anything. Not a Baby Bear decides to talk it over with an adult with lifetime experience...Papa Bear.
SCENE 6 Papa Bear comes to pick up Not a Baby Bear, who explains his problem. Papa Bear tells his son he too used to be called Baby Bear before he became a father and went through the same situation as his son, ultimately realizing he liked his name the way it was. Baby Bear agrees and decides to keep his name the way it was.
SCENE 7 Baby Bear tells everyone he's keeping his name and they cheer. Papa Bear announces the sponsors.
COMING SOON Coming Soon on Sesame Street: Stinky, Zoe and Gabi sing about things they've grown out of.

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