Sesame Street
Plot Rosita, the Fairy Godmother
Air date April 29, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Sponsors J, 10


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Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Rosita, claiming to be a fairy godmother, tries turning a letter J into a pumpkin.
SCENE 1 Gordon reviews the alphabet with Baby Bear, who wishes he could recite it on his own. Rosita overhears his wish and believes she can grant it, but Baby Bear is quick to dismiss her role of fairy godmother. Gordon encourages him to let Rosita play her game, as she waves her wand, granting Baby Bear the ability to say the alphabet. He tries saying it on his own, but gets caught on F. Rosita vows she will find another way to grant his wish.
Cartoon "Alphabet Jungle"
(EKA: Episode 2879)
Film Kids play “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” on the Shpritzer.
(EKA: Episode 3434)
SCENE 2 Gordon and Baby Bear continue their review, when Rosita returns with her new plan - she sprinkles Baby Bear with "fairy dust" (pieces of paper). Baby Bear makes it up to L this time, then chokes. Rosita won't give up and tells Baby Bear to do the same.
Song "It's a Long Hard Road, But I'm Gonna Get There." (Vocals by Jerry Nelson)
(EKA: Episode 3398)
SCENE 3 Rosita returns having figured out what her problem has been - she forgot to do a song-and-dance as she waves her wand. Baby Bear is able to recite up to Q now, but that's as far as he can go. Rosita is determined to grant his wish and rushes off.
SCENE 4 Baby Bear doesn't believe Rosita's next plan - she has assembled a posse of assistant fairy godpeople (Gabi, Miles and Tarah), who all sing their spell together. Their help only gets Baby Bear up to T and they go off to find another plan.
Cartoon A girl practices to roller skate over many days.
(EKA: Episode 3556)

SCENE 5 Rosita returns and decides to give up on being a fairy godmother, unsuccessfully in helping Baby Bear. He quits too, claiming he'll never be able to recite the alphabet on his own. He lists off the letters he can't memorize, when they realize he's said the alphabet all by himself! Gordon points out that Rosita's efforts allowed Baby Bear multiple chances to say the alphabet, helping him remember. Rosita goes off to help someone else out in need and Gordon and Baby Bear announce the sponsors.
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