Sesame Street
Plot Gabi's training wheels
repeat of 3305
Air date December 20, 1996
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Sponsors D, V, 14
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Picture Segment Description
3305a
COLD OPEN Big Bird tells the viewer that today, Gabi will getting her training wheels removed from her bike (though she doesn't seem too thrilled). Gordon adds he'll be getting new sneakers as well. Big Bird already thinks it's a promising day!
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SCENE 1 Big Bird brings Gabi to the Fix-It Shop; he's very excited to see her training wheels removed. Luis puts the bike up on the work table and Big Bird expresses interest in helping. Since there's only so much he can do, Big Bird offers to count the wheels (to make sure the right amount are removed). He's able to get one off, but the other appears to be stuck (much to Gabi's pleasure).
Lightbulbsubtraction
Cartoon Lightbulbs subtract from 5 to 0.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(EKA: Episode 2254)
Film.Girlrollerblades
Film A girl learns how to rollerblade.
(First: Episode 3270)
BigBikes
Cartoon Big / bigger / biggest (bikes)
(EKA: Episode 1447)
Bigpopcorn
Muppets Grover and Mr. Johnson
Mr. Johnson asks Grover the concession stand monster for a box of popcorn. Grover asks him if he would want the big, bigger, or biggest box of popcorn. Mr. Johnson wants the big popcorn, but Grover suggests the bigger popcorn. The two have a tug-of-war over the popcorn, resulting in the biggest popcorn box falling over Mr. Johnson's head.
(First: Episode 3489)
Dingy
Song "Big D and Little D"
(First: Episode 3270)
DetectiveDave.OG

DetectiveDave.Don
Muppets In a Dragnet spoof, Darlene depends on D-tective Dave to debunk the debacle of her "DOG" word, which is missing its first letter.
(First: Episode 3499)
D.Spacepaint
Animation D / d (space paint)
(First: Episode 3213)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird cooperates with Luis by holding the bike steady while he uses his wrench. This way, he's successfully able to remove the other training wheel! Gabi can now ride her bike, but she claims she must first...say hello to Gordon's new sneakers.
Coconutgather
Film Cooperation: A girl gets a coconut handed down to her from a tree, by people on different-size stilts.
(First: Episode 3404)
Waitersketch-pino
Muppets Waiter Grover: Mr. Johnson gets a different waiter for a change, a light blue monster named Piño. Then Grover comes by and argues with Piño over which one of them is serving Mr. Johnson.
(First: Episode 3061)
Blackgirl
Cartoon A girl describes why she likes the color black.
Artist: Lisa Crafts
(First: Episode 3105)
LampAssembly
Animation A kerosene lamp assembles itself in stop-motion.
(EKA: Episode 1646)
NumberCreatures14
Animation Number creatures #14
(EKA: Episode 2757)
Girls14
Film Girls dance and chant about the number 14.
(First: Episode 3014)
14desert
Cartoon "Fourteen Desert"
Artist: Joey Ahlbum
(First: Episode 3267)
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SCENE 3 Gabi stops by the stoop and says "hi" to Gordon's sneakers. Luis and Big Bird come by with the bike and Luis finds the sneaker idea ridiculous; nobody has talking sneakers. Gabi calls his attention to her friend, Isadora...
Isadora's sneakers
Animation Isadora's sneakers describe all the fun they've had this past year, as the seasons change.
(EKA: Episode 2758)
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SCENE 3 cont'd Now that she's said "hi" to the sneakers, it's time for Gabi to ride her bike. Gabi stalls by claiming she needs to stretch first. She and Big Bird exercise, while the adults notice Gabi having second thoughts. After exercising, Gabi claims she needs something to eat.
3136m
Song "Jump" (soul)
(First: Episode 3136)
1396c
Cartoon This is a big letter V poem
(EKA: Episode 0897)
Jungle.V
Film Kids find a wild letter V in the jungle.
(First: Episode 3517)
1710r
Cartoon The Villain in the Panama Hat (V)
(EKA: Episode 0844)
Learningtojumprope
Film A girl learns how to jump rope.
(First: Episode 3397)
3196f
Insert Snuffy sings a song about Alice, "She's My Sister."
(First: Episode 3196)
FamilyPortrait
Animation A girl dances her way into a family portrait.
(First: Episode 3134)
Eskimohome
Muppets "Home to Me"
(EKA: Episode 2122)
2963-A7
Cartoon A girl explains the concept of relativity by explaining how her house is a part of a neighborhood, the neighborhood is part of a city, the city is part of a country, etc.
(EKA: Episode 2742)
4133z
Film V for voice, violin, Victrola, etc.
(First: Episode 3429)
V in space
Cartoon V in space
(EKA: Episode 0560)
SpinningVs
Animation Ornate Vs spin around as a song about them plays.
(First: Episode 2942)
AfricanFish
Film In a village in Africa, people catch fish, and celebrate afterwards.
(EKA: Episode 2744)
AfricanAnimalAlphabet
Song "The African Animal Alphabet"
(First: Episode 3396)
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SCENE 4 Big Bird explains what's happened so far and watches Gabi and Luis talk inside the Fix-It Shop.
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SCENE 4 cont'd Gabi expresses her fears of falling off her bike without training wheels. Luis suggests they try it without them first, then he'll put them back on until she thinks she's really ready. Luis helps her as they start riding down the block.
Sqsong
Cartoon The Four Squares sing "It's Hip to Be a Square."
Artists: Vincent Cafarelli & Candy Kugel
(EKA: Episode 2615)
ErnieCM.shapes
Muppets In the kitchen, Ernie bakes some cookies of different shapes, which he lets Cookie Monster eat after he finishes displaying each one to the viewer.
(First: Episode 1158)
Frogs.Updown
Animation Two frogs demonstrate up and down.
(First: Episode 3225)
BattyCrooky10
Film The McDoubles (Batty and Crooky) count to 10 with their fingers.
(First: Episode 3224)
Song.twoprinces
Muppets / Celebrity "Two Princes"
(First: Episode 3450)
2356-19
Cartoon Two itchy gorillas agree to scratch each other's backs.
(First: Episode 1456)
Monkeysfilmpianomusic
Film Chimps running around (piano music)
(EKA: Episode 2493)
Hh.breathe
Muppets Muppet and Kid Moments: Grover and a girl breathe in air.
(First: Episode 3174)
3979e
Song Joe Raposo sings "Take a Breath." (re-filmed version)
(EKA: Episode 2561)
Handprint
Cartoon What kind of print does a hand make?
(EKA: Episode 1097)
Prideday
Cartoon At the Pride Day Ceremony, Donald is waiting to describe his proudest accomplishment, and is initially unsure of himself next to other impressive students. He finally proudly acclaims his achievement, tying his shoes all by himself.
Artist: John Korty
(EKA: Episode 2254)
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SCENE 5 Gabi and Luis go up and down the block, while Big Bird follows after. Soon, she's able to ride on her own! Gordon announces the sponsors.


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