Sesame Street
Plot Baby Bear gets honey
Air date December 25, 1997
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Sponsors Q, 13


Picture Segment Description


SCENE 1 In the morning, Baby Bear reveals Telly has slept over last night and now they are about to have breakfast. Papa Bear has prepared a special meal for Telly’s presence. But, Telly points out the meal looks like ordinary porridge. However, it’s Papa Bear’s famous honey porridge. Papa Bear explains to them that bears love honey because of instinct and tells them about his great-grandfather Jedediah Bear, who’d climb trees to get honey from beehives. Telly thinks he may not like the porridge because he’s not a bear, but tries it anyway and loves it!
Song "You Don't Have to Be a Grizzly" explains that kids and animals can like the same foods.
(EKA: Episode 3398)
Cartoon Kids see animals in their alphabet soup.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(EKA: Episode 2003)
Film A visual representation of the nursery rhyme "To Market" with Wegman's dogs.
Muppets A barbershop quartet sings about counting floors when they go up and down in an elevator.
(EKA: Episode 0889)
Russian dolls
Film Russian nesting dolls 1-10
(EKA: Episode 0939)

SCENE 2 Telly and Baby Bear hop on their pogo-sticks down Sesame Street, commenting how great the meal was. Mr. Handford receives a call on the phone from Papa Bear, asking Baby Bear to pick up some more honey on the way back home. Baby Bear is awestruck by this, feeling proud that his Papa trusts him enough with a big responsibility. However, he can’t remember where to find honey, until he flashes back to this morning and recalls the story of Jebediah Bear. He heads to the park to find a beehive, with a concerned Telly following.
Cartoon A boy gets lost, and encounters a man with a yo-yo, who tells him to remember everything he passed.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 2274)
Song "Family Song" - a rewritten version of "Brothers Song"
(EKA: Episode 3423)
Cartoon Lillian is proud because she climbed a mountain all by herself.
Artist: Craig Bartlett
(EKA: Episode 2749)
Film A paper crumples to reveal Q, q and Qq.
(EKA: Episode 3105)
Muppets Ernie and Bert: Ernie asks Bert to play a game where they take turns counting and then saying "Q". Ernie goes first with "1 Q", and Bert follows with "2 Q". The game continues, until Bert gets to "10 Q". "You're welcome, Bert!" Ernie says.
(EKA: Episode 0598)
Animation In reversed film, Q and q candles are unmelted.
(EKA: Episode 3079)
Cartoon Edgar Turtle's three nephews show him how a round is sung.
(EKA: Episode 2506)

SCENE 3 Baby Bear finds a tree with a beehive and begins climbing his way to the top. However, Telly stops him and has him imagine what could happen. If he climbs to the beehive, the bees may start stinging him and give him boo-boos. Baby Bear would rather stay boo-boo free, so he comes up with an idea and runs off, asking Telly to guard the hive.
Fido's birthday
Song "It's Fido's Birthday" - a song about a birthday party for a goldfish.
(EKA: Episode 3609)
Cartoon Fish swim to form Q and q.
(EKA: Episode 3105)
Muppets Elmo shows the viewer a letter very quickly, and has the viewer guess which letter it is.
Film Q, for quack. And, Quiet!
(EKA: Episode 3405)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit meets the Seven Dwarves, seemingly from the Snow White story. However, in this version each is named after (and represents) an emotion. (Kermit ad-lib: "Hey Dulcy, we got the wrong dwarves again!") They are named Cheerful, Sad, Lovey, Angry, Proud, Surprised and Fearful.
(EKA: Episode 2415)
Cartoon "Angry Annie": A small girl vents her rage at the world, frustrated by the problems of everyday life, until her younger brother offers her part of his orange. (new music added)
Artist: John Korty
(EKA: Episode 2495)
Film Kids talk about how many things they can do now that they're five years old.
(EKA: Episode 1449)
Cartoon "Why Bears Smile" - a story of a bear who learned which body part to cover when sneezing.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 2494)

SCENE 4 Telly marches back and forth, wondering where Baby Bear has gone. Baby Bear then arrives back, covered with gear that will protect him from getting stung. He tries climbing the tree, but the gloves he’s wearing prevent him from getting a grip on it. So, he climbs onto Telly to lift him to the bees. But, one bee begins buzzing near Telly, who isn’t protected. He begins freaking out, causing them both to fall over.
Cartoon The detective sees a lever, and thinks about what might happen if he pulls the lever, being prepared for anything.
(EKA: Episode 2641)

Muppets Big Bird's Video Postcards
Big Bird explores the mask gallery at the Museo del Barrio in New York City. Edna, the art instructor, shows him and some kids how to make their own masks for a parade.
(EKA: Episode 3058)
Animation Abstract count to 13.
(EKA: Episode 2849)
Film Milo Counting #13
Cartoon Rap #13
(EKA: Episode 2595)
Muppets / Celebrity Elmo runs into Ellen DeGeneres listening to "Put Down the Duckie" with headphones and singing along to it. They try taking turns, but Elmo soon decides it would be better if they used the headphones at the same time - that way they can dance together.
(EKA: Episode 3448)
Animation A piece of paper floats down onto a table, then folds itself into a paper crane, which flies away.
(EKA: Episode 2920)
Film A girl writes to her grandmother about going to summer camp.
(EKA: Episode 3270)
Cartoon A Zerkel named Dan demonstrates -an words.
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(EKA: Episode 3540)
Muppets A baby Honker hatches from an egg and learns to honk like all the Honkers.
(EKA: Episode 1706)
Song "Beautiful Baby" (remake)
(EKA: Episode 3636)
Cartoon A drowsy wagoner gets across a clearing by building a bridge out of his ox-cart, and converting it back again.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 0815)

SCENE 5 Baby Bear and Telly arrive back on the street to find Papa Bear has been looking for then. Baby Bear expresses his sorrow in letting his dad down. Papa Bear is shocked he tried climbing to a beehive and shows him how the modern bear gets honey: from Hooper’s Store. He’s proud of his son anyway, because he did his best. While Papa Bear orders more honey-related items, Mama Bear announces the sponsors.
COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: Celina and Herry hear a voice announcing some H films will be replayed.

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