Sesame Street
Plot Baby Bear's cape
Air date December 24, 1996
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Sponsors M, 7
This episode guide has been compiled from incomplete video material.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Today, Baby Bear and Gabi will be playing superheroes with Papa Bear. Baby Bear boasts how great his papa has been in planning the game, when Papa Bear admits to have left one thing out: Baby Bear's cape (he can't find it).
Cartoon Pirates sing a doo-wop song about how they are preparing for their journey.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(EKA: Episode 2624)
SCENE 2 Papa Bear apologizes for losing his son's cape, but is certain it will turn up. He and Maria tell their children, through song, that "Even Grown-Ups Make Mistakes." Baby Bear understands, but still can't play superheroes without his cape.
SCENE 3 Papa Bear suggests Baby Bear borrow his cape, but Baby Bear declines, as their superpowers are different (Papa has a super roar and Baby has a super-duper bear hug). Papa Bear rushes home to look for it. In the meantime, Gabi comes up with an idea and also leaves.
SCENE 4 Gabi returns with a towel, which Baby Bear can pretend is his cape. Baby Bear gives it a whirl and together, they foil the "mean monster" (Maria) from harming an innocent toaster. Baby Bear doesn't feel right still, when Papa Bear returns, still empty handed (but very exhausted). They all recommend he just borrow Papa Bear's cape and he thinks the decision over.
Cartoon Rap #7
(EKA: Episode 2506)

SCENE 5 Baby Bear finally decides to use Papa Bear's cape and masters his new super roaring ability. While Papa Bear runs home to look again, Baby Bear and Gabi vanquish the monster yet again. Papa Bear returns, having found the cape in the refrigerator. However, Baby Bear has had fun using Papa Bear's cape and isn't sure he wants to switch.
Cartoon A hippo who lives in the country, and likes it quiet, is disturbed when a mouse, who likes it loud, moves in.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1452)
SCENE 6 Baby Bear finally comes to a conclusion: he and Papa Bear can take turns using their capes and super powers. Maria announces the sponsors and is then attacked by the superheroes.
COMING SOON Coming Soon on Sesame Street: Frazzle throws his crayon in the fish tank.

Known missing segments

Picture Segment Description
Film / Muppets Alphaquest: M
The girl uses mittens to make monster mush, which is eaten by a Muppet monster.
(EKA: Episode 2750)
Muppets Ernie and Bert: Bert is reading a book about air, and tells Ernie that air moves things. Ernie decides to verify that with his electric fan, which blows Bert's book away - so that Bert can play baseball with Ernie.

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