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Episode 3705

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Sesame Street
Plot Baby Bear learns to count backwards
Air date January 23, 1998
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Sponsors U, 0
Syndication
Releases

Cookie.Gladys

Picture Segment Description
Noimage
SCENE 1
At daycare, Gina tells Baby Bear, Zoe and the kids they're going to learn to count backwards today. Baby Bear claims he already knows how, faces backwards and begins counting. He tries doing it the correct way, but can't even make it past 10. He begs Gina to teach him.
Noimage
Film
Farmer McFay counts 40 fruits from the season's bumper crop.
3150s
Cartoon
A boy finds a set of doors with animals that make the wrong sound, and swaps the doors to correct them.
(EKA: Episode 3023)
LikeUDoes
Celebrity
Melissa Etheridge sings "Like the Way U Does."
(First: Episode 3529)
3980u
Cartoon
Students raise their hands and name words that begin with "U."
Artist: Fred Garbers
(EKA: Episode 3595)
U-beach
Film
The letter U dances at the beach.
(EKA: Episode 3529)
Bae14
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: At the beach, Ernie notices that Bert is missing; all he sees is Bert's hat. Sherlock Hemlock helps find Bert, and in the process, discovers that Ernie accidentally buried Bert under the sand.
(EKA: Episode 0278)
Taikodrums2
Film
A Japanese boy plays taiko drums in the park.
(EKA: Episode 3153)
3980c
Cartoon
"Island of Emotion"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(EKA: Episode 2822)
Noimage
SCENE 2
Gina sings and plays piano, leading the day care group in a song about "Counting Backwards."
10fish
Animation
Ocean countdown 10-1
(EKA: Episode 2886)
Noimage
Muppets
In Search of Fish - Wolfgang the Seal tries to look for fish at the New York Aquarium.
(EKA: Episode 3579)
Cartoon-takeawayfood
Song
A female voiceover sings about the food that keeps being taken away to make 0.
(EKA: Episode 3026)
Cookie.Gladys
Muppets / Celebrity
Gladys Ormphby is approached by Cookie Monster, who begs for cookies. Gladys sharply insists that she has zero cookies, so Cookie Monster eats her pocket book instead, then hungers after her sweater and hairnet.
Howmanyelephants
Cartoon
A girl's friend tries to guess how many elephants she saw at the zoo today; the answer is zero.
(EKA: Episode 3636)
3979q
Film
Footage of kids playing professions, alternating with footage of analogous real-life jobs.
(EKA: Episode 2840)
FloatingKids.Square
Film
The floating kids form a square
(EKA: Episode 3132)
Sqsong
Cartoon
The Four Squares sing "It's Hip To Be a Square."
Artists: Vincent Cafarelli & Candy Kugel
(EKA: Episode 2615)
Noimage
SCENE 3
Baby Bear attempts to count backwards, until he's interrupted by a visiting Goldilocks, who finishes it for him.
AMike.Angryboy
Cartoon
A little boy describes a time when he got angry after his toy truck was destroyed by a big kid.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 2849)
3980e
Song
"My Friend U"
Noimage
Muppets
SuperBaby finds the letter U.
(EKA: Episode 3595)
3980f
Cartoon
U knocks on the door of P's apartment. When she answers the door, they go UP.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 3658)
3141h

3141i
Muppets
Wish You Were Here
Big Bird visits a Puerto Rican casita in East Harlem. He tries to find out what people do there, but everyone is too busy raising chickens, planting tomatoes, cooking and planning music to answer.
(EKA: Episode 3018)
4127zc
Cartoon
Dancing with my family
(EKA: Episode 3487)
Noimage
SCENE 4
Gina advises Goldilocks to not help Baby Bear while he counts. Baby Bear starts counting and Goldilocks tries hard to restraint herself from joining. Baby Bear is able to count all the way down to 0!
Song.frogstruggle
Song
Joe Raposo sings "Frog Struggle Song."
(EKA: Episode 0592)
Frogs.Updown
Animation
Two frogs demonstrate up and down.
(EKA: Episode 3280)
DawesTelly

Dawes
Muppets / Celebrity
Gymnast Dominique Dawes demonstrates up, down, fast and slow for Telly.
BirdsEye
Song
"Did You Ever Want to See What the Birdies See?"
(EKA: Episode 3681)
2401-Street
Cartoon
A bird talks to a girl about what's inside the street. When she questions his credibility, he stammers, "A little worm told me!"
Artist: John Korty
(EKA: Episode 2401)
ElmoRapAlphabet
Muppets
"Elmo's Rap Alphabet"
Rocketshapes
Animation
Wooden shapes group themselves by color, then regroup by shape, then assemble themselves into a rocket ship.
(EKA: Episode 3286)
Noimage
SCENE 5
Zoe and Baby Bear play "Liftoff!," a game where they count backwards and pretend to be rocket ships taking off into space.
FlashGizmo.FastSlow
Cartoon
Flash Gizmo, Space Cadet
Fast and slow
Kidsdrums3
Film
Two kids play drums as animated kid-drawn figures clap with the beat.
(EKA: Episode 2847)
PiginaChinaShop
Muppets
While shopping in a China store, Simon Soundman helps Old McDonald find his lost animal - however his animal sounds attract animals to barge into the fragile store. (beginning edited)
(EKA: Episode 3068)
Takemetothebeachmama
Song
"Take Me to the Beach, Mama"
(EKA: Episode 3674)
Crayonsplay
Animation
A group of round crayons draws a house, and is hesitant to let a square yellow crayon join, until it draws the sun. They all cooperate to make a rainbow.
(EKA: Episode 3105)
Noimage
SCENE 6
Baby Bear shows Gina the different ways he can count backwards while she announces the sponsors and status of Slimey's space journey.
Noimage
COMING SOON
Coming Soon on Sesame Street: Baby Bear pretends to be a teddy bear for Rosita.

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