Sesame Street
Plot Telly wants to be a bear
Air date December 3, 1997
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Sponsors C, 9

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Telly is visiting the cottage of the Three Bears for breakfast. After the Bear Family Breakfast, they do their Bear Family Clean-up, followed by Bear Family Exercises. Telly sees how much fun they have and believes that if he were a bear too, he could participate. He recruits Baby Bear to teach him the ways of a bear.
Boy's family portrait
Film A boy dances his way into his family's portrait.
(EKA: Episode 3129)
Marilynhorne
Muppets / Celebrity Marilyn Horne sings an opera version of "C is for Cookie."
(First: Episode 3189)
3136zl
Cartoon A fan reveals the letter C.
(EKA: Episode 2746)
C-buildings
Animation Letters on the Street: the letter C is found on a city street.
(EKA: Episode 3389)
WishYouWereHere.Arizona
Muppets Big Bird's Video Postcards
Big Bird visits Guadalupe, Arizona, and conducts a child mariachi band, who sing "Viva Mexico."
(First: Episode 3012)
Toon-alienringtoss
Cartoon Campers don't want to play ring toss with Zork, until their counselor reminds them about being judgmental.
(EKA: Episode 3033)
3668b
SCENE 2 Telly sings "Teach Me to Be a Bear," listing all the bear things he wants to do. Baby Bear suggests that he instead learn from Papa Bear, who has much more bear experience.
SealBearCooperate
Cartoon A seal and a bear fight over a circus ball, but learn to cooperate.
Artist: Frank Gresham
(EKA: Episode 3295)
4110zf
Film Lindsey practices her basketball shooting with Steph.
(EKA: Episode 3556)
BDavis.countto10
Cartoon Ball-dribbling characters count the feet on a wall ruler.
Artist: Bill Davis
(EKA: Episode 3227)
Littlemisscountalong
Muppets The Count sings "Little Miss Count Along" with Zoe.
(EKA: Episode 3393)
4137k
Film "Simple Pleasures" by Bobby McFerrin is played over footage of a girl trying to play frisbee with a dog on the beach.
(EKA: Episode 2876)
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SCENE 3 Papa Bear agrees to teach Telly about being a bear. He demonstrates his bear growl, though Telly doesn't seem to get the hang of it. He finally lets out a great, big growl, though only because Papa Bear has stepped on his foot.
3960k
Cartoon A girl practices to roller skate over many days.
(EKA: Episode 3556)
Film.CircusTraining
Film A gymnastics team practices tricks for the circus.
(EKA: Episode 2943)
2485v
Muppets Ernie and Bert: Ernie is confused when he sees Bert playing checkers with his pigeon, Bernice. Ernie thinks it's amazing that a pigeon can play checkers, but Bert thinks it is no big deal, because Bernice has only beaten Bert in two out of ten games.
(EKA: Episode 1227)
3979o
Cartoon Rap #9
(EKA: Episode 2578)
3979z
Film Milo Counting: 9
(EKA: Episode 3578)
3959ze
Animation Rubber Stamp #9
(First: Episode 2876)
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SCENE 4 Telly's growling and bear walk have improved and now, he will learn how to climb a tree. Baby Bear demonstrates, but due to his lack of claws, Telly has a hard time following. A free-range chicken happens by and demonstrates how he climbs a tree. Telly makes progress imitating the chicken's method - using his head as leverage, then clinging on for dear life. An egg then falls from the tree; Baby Bear hopes it's from the chicken.
Chickens.trees
Cartoon A pig sings "There Are Chickens in the Trees" until a rooster tells him that chickens don't live in trees.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1448)
Treehugger
Film A park ranger speaks to a group of kids about trees and the fruits that come from them. Then all the kids hug a tree.
(EKA: Episode 2940)
Leaves.SH
Cartoon Leaves form a SH.
(EKA: Episode 3127)
3976zh
Muppets Cookie Monster sings "Eating Cookie" -- there's another reason every season.
(EKA: Episode 3506)
1095l
Cartoon C for candle (blows man away).
(EKA: Episode 0890)
JungleC
Film Kid jungle explorers find a wild letter C.
(EKA: Episode 3590)
C-flipdoors
Animation A cowboy sings about C words that are found in the Old West.
(EKA: Episode 3579)
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SCENE 5 Telly has disappeared and returns with a bear-ish costume, ready to do some bear activities with his best friend. Baby Bear would much rather say the alphabet or play checkers. Telly then questions Baby Bear's status as a bear. Baby Bear, with his feelings hurt, leaves.
666alph
Cartoon Jazzy Alphabet (male chorus shouts each letter)
(EKA: Episode 0666)
ElmoHerryReading
Muppets Elmo tries to see what Herry is reading, but since Herry's too big. He tries to stand at various angles to look around his shoulders.
TVMonkeys
Cartoon Two monkeys argue over what to watch on TV, growing bigger the angrier they get.
(EKA: Episode 0862)
Whatsinside1

Whatsinside2
Song "What's Inside?" (Cookie Monster cameo)
(EKA: Episode 3134)
AnansiBaboons
Cartoon Anansi the Spider tells a story of how he helped the monkey and the baboon reach a compromise.
(EKA: Episode 3361)
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SCENE 6 Gordon comes across Baby Bear playing checkers all by himself. He explains his situation to Gordon, who recommends that he and Telly talk about how he feels. Telly startles him with a bear growl. Baby Bear admits that he misses having his regular, monster friend. Telly takes off his costume and asks if he can still be a bear every once in awhile. Baby Bear permits this as the two begin playing, and Gordon announces the sponsors.
The sponsors do not appear on-screen in this episode.
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COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: A farmer brings in his chicken, which Snuffy and Big Bird believe is a cow.

Notes

  • This episode was replaced with the street scenes and segments from episode 3663 in the summer repeats.
  • The episode number above came from the aforementioned summer rerun.


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