Sesame Street
Plot Baby Bear receives a package
Air date December 30, 1996
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Written by Joey Mazzarino
Sponsors H, 20

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Baby Bear and Goldilocks have porridge together at Hooper's Store, when a delivery from "Fairytale Express" arrives. They both hope the package is for them, but it turns out to be for Mr. Handford. The delivery man also happens to have a package for Baby Bear, who delightfully postpones opening the box so he can read his name on the label over and over.
WriteYourName
Song "Write Your Name"
(First: Episode 3274)
Mountaingoats
Cartoon Two groups of mountain goats try to pass each other on a mountain road. (new music added)
(EKA: Episode 0810)
3960za
Film The floating kids form H.
(First: Episode 3118)
AlphabetChatH
Muppets Alphabet Chat: H
(First: Episode 3195)
2682zd
Cartoon A runner leaps over letter H hurdles.
(EKA: Episode 2682)
ReachYourHand
Song "Reach Your Hand Up High"
(EKA: Episode 2750)
ReadingAnimation
Animation A boy's imagination runs away with him as he reads.
(First: Episode 3449)
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SCENE 2 Goldilocks eagerly waits for Baby Bear to stop reading and open the box. They both open it together and find a shiny, new toy truck inside. Mr. Handford discovers an envelope inside and Baby Bear starts reading his name over and over again.
3139h
Cartoon A snake is on, in, under, and stuck in a tree branch.
(First: Episode 2967)
Mpiece.monsterbox
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater
"Monster in a Box"
(First: Episode 3117)
H-tunnel
Cartoon H/h
(EKA: Episode 2282)
Wegmandogs.H
Film Wegman's dogs form the letter H.
(First: Episode 3291)
Hairtoon
Cartoon H for hair
(EKA: Episode 1449)
Elmowhoopi
Muppets / Celebrity Elmo thinks that Whoopi's skin is a very pretty brown. Whoopi likes Elmo's soft red fur. Elmo admires Whoopi's bouncy hair, too. Elmo suggests that they trade, but Whoopi says that they can't -- it doesn't come off. But even if she could trade, she wouldn't want to. She likes her skin and her hair, and she wants to keep it. Elmo says that he wants to keep his fur, too.
(First: Episode 2746)
3187u
Cartoon "I'm Curious" (new sound effects added)
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 3066)
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SCENE 3 Baby Bear finally opens the envelope, containing a card. It reveals the truck is a special gift from Nana and Grandpapa Bear, just to show him they love him. Goldilocks wants to play with it, but Baby Bear thinks it's too nice to be played with and suggests they just admire it for awhile.
3957l
Cartoon Dinah from South Carolina exchanges letters with her friend Ling Lu in China.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 2727)
Song.Chopsticks.SS
Song Kevin Clash sings "(I Eat With) Chopsticks" over a film of kids doing so.
(First: Episode 3270)
Masked March 20
Animation Masked March #20
(First: Episode 3365)
20Eggs
Animation A chicken lays 20 eggs, which hatch.
(First: Episode 3122)
3957w
Cartoon Number Creatures #20
(EKA: Episode 2687)
Babychick
Film What sound does a baby chick make?
(First: Episode 3419)
Operaaaaa.Emptyfull
Cartoon An opera house is full when an operatic tenor sings, but it becomes empty when his partner (of lesser musical talent) attempts to sing. On their way home, the tenor and his partner become stuck on the freeway, where the lanes are full - but all it takes to make them empty is some bad singing.
Artist: Gene Barretta
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SCENE 4 Baby Bear finally relents to play with the truck, but won't ruin it by filling it with dirt or rocks. Instead, Mr. Handford provides them with some peanuts, which keep the truck in tact as they empty and fill it. Goldilocks wants a turn, but Baby Bear won't allow it based on their history. Goldilocks walks out of the store feeling sad.
3960y
Cartoon Hands embrace the word "LOVE." (new music added)
(EKA: Episode 0926)
3977q
Muppets Grover and Rosita explain the concept of "love" in 15 seconds. Grover exasperates about the assignment, but Rosita intervenes just in time.
(First: Episode 3527)
3960k
Cartoon A girl practices to roller skate over many days.
4110zf
Film Lindsey practices her basketball shooting with Steph.
(First: Episode 3517)
Spanish10-0
Animation Counting from 10-0 (Latin rhythm) (Spanish dub)
(First: Episode 3048)
WYWH-NJ1

WYWH-NJ2
Muppets Big Bird's Video Postcards
Big Bird visits Union City, New Jersey, where he learns how to play some Cuban games with some kids.
(First: Episode 3061)
Fayray.rubadubdub
Film Wegman's dogs: Rub-a-Dub-Dub
(First: Episode 3530)
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SCENE 5 Baby Bear finds playing by himself isn't much fun and decides to reconcile with Goldilocks. He asks Mr. Handford to place the truck back in the box.
3977y
Cartoon Ladies, birds, and fish march forward and backward.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 3083)
Film.Kids.dancing
Film Children dance to different rhythms from around the world.
(EKA: Episode 2499)
3853-09
Muppets The dark-bearded half of the Two-Headed Monster wakes up to argue with itself over whether to go to the zoo or the playground. The two both end up taking naps instead.
(EKA: Episode 1475)
Girlnewspaper
Animation A girl reads a book, a magazine, a newspaper, and a letter.
(First: Episode 3142)
Sss-i
Muppets / Cast "Sing Your Synonyms"
(EKA: Episode 2331)
Priestley.Marbles
Cartoon A group gives a newcomer funny looks, which hurts his feelings, but then they invite him to play marbles with them. He turns out to be a good player.
Artist: Joanna Priestley
(EKA: Episode 2840)
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SCENE 6 Goldilocks re-enters Hooper's, where Mr. Handford shows her a package that was "delivered" for her. They open it up and find the truck inside, along with a card from Baby Bear, apologizing for his behavior and asking to play together. Goldilocks forgives him and they play with the truck, as Mr. Handford announces the sponsors.
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