Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird loans Radar to Natasha
Air date May 12, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Written by Christine Ferraro
Sponsors Q, 6
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird intends to play "Super Teddy Bear" with Radar all day, when Humphrey and Ingrid stroll by with Natasha in her carriage. Natasha becomes transfixed on Radar and starts crying when he leaves sight. Her parents aren't sure what to do, when Big Bird tries to make some funny faces, placing Radar in the carriage. Natasha starts nuzzling up to Radar and stops crying. Humphrey and Ingrid ask Big Bird if they can borrow Radar, something Big Bird isn't sure of...
Word.TOY
Animation The word TOY is displayed, followed by a wind-up drum-playing panda.
(First: Episode 3067)
Songfortwo
Muppets Herry Monster and a girl sing "A Song for Two."
(First: Episode 3519)
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Film Kids sing the alphabet on an island.
(First: Episode 3154)
Dino-gohigher
Cartoon A dinosaur tries to eat an apple on a tree. A group of kids keep telling him to "GO HIGHER!"
(EKA: Episode 2908)
Chaplin.HOP
Cast Charlie Chaplin obeys the word HOP, then switches it to STOP.
(EKA: Episode 2244)
JA.Bop
Cartoon POP loves to BOP.
Artist: Joey Ahlbum
(First: Episode 3519)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird mulls over letting Radar go for a while. He ultimately relents and the monsters take their leave. Big Bird is glad that Natasha is happy now, but suddenly he's not feeling to chipper.
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Song "Dancin' Shoes"
(First: Episode 2949)
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Cartoon Fish swim to form Q and q.
(First: Episode 3105)
4111w
Film Q, for quack. Quiet!
(First: Episode 3405)
Q.Quarter.BudLuckey
Cartoon Q for Quarter
Artist: Bud Luckey
(EKA: Episode 1195)
BearsBearsBears
Muppets Baby Bear is surprised to find he and his family aren't like the bears he's read about in books. Mama Bear and Papa Bear assure him that no matter how they live, they're still "Bears, Bears, Bears."
Whybearssmile
Cartoon "Why Bears Smile" - a story of a bear who learned which body part to cover when sneezing.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1167)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird watches from afar as Natasha plays with Radar. He tries to convince himself that as a big bird, he doesn't need a teddy bear all the time, but isn't so sure. He goes to check on the monsters to see if Natasha has had enough. He sees Natasha is in no rush to give Radar up. They all leave for their walk, when Big Bird starts to worry that Natasha will want to keep Radar forever.
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Cartoon "Felines"
(First: Episode 3278)
KermTwiddBugParty
Muppets Kermit the Frog counts six happy little Twiddlebugs, and when he is finished, the Twiddlebugs have a party.
(First: Episode 0280)
3806d
Animation "Six Circus Balls"
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 3001)
1095d
Cartoon "I'm six years old today!"
(EKA: Episode 0302)
Acrobatschool
Film Chinese kids practice tricks at an acrobat school.
Chinamap
Animation A map of China morphs into the shape of animals and things that are found there.
(EKA: Episode 2782)
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SCENE 4 Gordon comes over to Big Bird's nest, where Big Bird is attempting to fill the void by playing "Super Pencil" and "Super Shoe." Big Bird explains his situation and sings about how much he loves his teddy bear. Gordon suggests he talk to Humphrey and Ingrid about he feels and offers to go with him.
BobbysDog
Cartoon Bobby's dog narrates why Bobby is sad.
(First: Episode 3455)
Recycle-paper
Film How paper is recycled
(First: Episode 2710)
4143-ThatsTheWayIRead
Muppets Zoe, Telly, and Prairie Dawn sing "That's the Way I Read."
Yellowflower
Animation Yellow drops don't want to play with a red ball at first, but they make a good flower together.
(EKA: Episode 1949)
Littlethings-tonybennett
Song Tony Bennett and Lexine sing "Little Things."
(First: Episode 3402)
Bigoctopus
Cartoon A man has a small octopus on his head, but a little boy has a big octopus.
Artist: Mo Willems
(First: Episode 3270)
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SCENE 5 Gordon and Big Bird approach the carriage and Big Bird confesses how he feels. Humphrey and Ingrid understand and try to get Natasha to give up Radar, but are unable to pry him from her hands. Natasha sees how sad the situation had made everyone and finally lets go of the bear, but when Big Bird reaches for it, she grabs back onto it. Since it seems like she wants to give it up and keep it at the same time, Big Bird proposes a game where they both get to play with Radar.
OohImSoHappy
Film A group of girls do a playground cheer ("Ooh I'm so happy!").
(First: Episode 3017)
0871p
Cartoon The Typewriter: "Q", Quiet
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0768)
ElmoQ
Muppets Elmo shows the viewer a letter very quickly, and has the viewer guess which letter it is.
(First: Episode 3415)
4111u
Animation Fans unveil Q and q.
(First: Episode 2895)
Shpritz!
Song "It's the Shpritzer Honker Splasher Sprinkler Tweeter Squirt," the wettest musical instrument.
(First: Episode 3408)
3161k
Cartoon I am dry, he is wet. (dog washing)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0309)
Jackanory.dog
Film "Jack-a-Nory" with Wegman's dogs.
(First: Episode 3615)
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Animation "Animal Books"
Artist: Steve Segal
(First: Episode 3396)
BabyBearMiles-Faces
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentBaby Bear and Miles make different faces.
(First: Episode 3614)
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Film "One Thousand Faces"
(First: Episode 2894)
Toon.Clumsysquare
Cartoon Christopher Clumsy demonstrates shapes.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0416)
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SCENE 6 At night, Big Bird and Natasha are still in the midst of their Super Teddy game, when Natasha falls asleep. Humphrey and Ingrid leave to put her to bed and confirm with Big Bird they can all play again tomorrow. Big Bird plays with Radar on his own while Gordon announces the sponsors.


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