Sesame Street
Plot The Bear and Robinson men go fishing
Air date November 20, 1996
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Sponsors G, 5
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Papa Bear and Baby Bear sing about spending the day together, when Miles and Gordon appear and join in. Papa Bear proposes they all do an activity together and they begin brainstorming.
Cartoon "Family Dance"
Artist: Karen Aqua
(EKA: Episode 3487)

SCENE 2 The men arrive on the dock, having decided to go fishing. Papa Bear is baffled by Gordon's fishing gear, as bears catch fish with their paws. They decide to have a friendly competition to see who can catch the most fish, and Papa Bear dives into the water.
Film Cheri goes fishing with her abuelo.
(EKA: Episode 2784)
SCENE 3 Gordon catches four fish, while Papa Bear flounders. Baby Bear begins to doubt the bear method of fishing, when Papa Bear finally snatches one (which then slips out of his paws).
Cartoon Lillian is proud because she climbed a mountain all by herself.
Artist: Craig Bartlett
(EKA: Episode 2749)

SCENE 4 Papa Bear has now caught two fish and evens the score when he catches a total of five. Gordon's rod seems to catch another fish, but it turns out to be an old boot, another thing fishing rods are good at catching.
Cartoon Counting to 10 (Latin rhythm)
(EKA: Episode 3045)
SCENE 5 Baby Bear urges Papa Bear to keep fishing so they can catch more fish than the Robinsons, but both he and Gordon are ready to move on. They're both proud for catching the same amount of fish, but Baby Bear becomes upset.

SCENE 6 As Gordon cooks their catch of the day, Baby Bear admits why he's sad: Papa Bear never got to prove his method of catching fish was best. Papa Bear tells him he doesn't mind, since both ways have proved to be just as good. He's also happy because he got to spend some quality time with his son, which is what matters the most. They all reprise their song from earlier, announce the sponsors, then dig into their fish.
COMING SOON Coming Soon on Sesame Street: Everyone sings the "Kuku the Clown" song.

Known missing segments

Picture Segment Description
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster reads the word "Pop" and blows up a balloon so they can pop it.
(EKA: Episode 1613)

Muppets Big Bird's Video Postcards
Big Bird finds himself in Phoenix, Arizona, where he hangs out with Diego and his family. He learns that cacti can survive the hot, dry weather, and is treated to birdseed burritos at a picnic with the family later on.
(First: Episode 3016)
Muppets Cookie Monster does something unexpected by not eating a plate of cookies. Once the audience understands surprise, he then reverts to form and eats the cookies.

Muppets In Search of Fish - Wolfgang the Seal tries to look for fish at the New York Aquarium.

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