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Sesame Street
Plot Gabi teaches Miles how to babysit Natasha.
Air date January 31, 2000
Season Season 31 (2000)
Sponsors Y, 14
Syndication 123 Sesame Street, PBS Sprout
Releases

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1
Luis welcomes the viewer, and finds Miles at the Fix-It Shop with a baby doll. He explains that he is learning how to be a good babysitter, and that Gabi is teaching him. Gabi tells Miles that babies like to be talked to in a nice, friendly voice. Miles tries it by asking the baby if it caught the basketball game last night.
3816v
Cartoon
A baby and father illustrate up and down.
(EKA: Episode 2749)
ErnieNelson
Muppets
Ernie's Show and Tell
Nelson shows Ernie the baby booties he got for his yet-to-be-born sister.
(EKA: Episode 3812)
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3871c
SCENE 2
Gabi and Miles dress the baby doll when Elmo comes along. He wants to help by pretending to be the doll's big brother. Elmo names the doll "Shirley" and wants to hold her. He gets to, and Elmo decides to rock her. He finds that he needs more practice when he accidentally rocks her into a tree.
3142w
Song
Jerry Nelson sings "I'm the Big One Now."
(EKA: Episode 2876)
Lambs1

Lambs2

Lambs3

BBSnuffyVaudeville7
Muppets
A quartet of lambs do a daredevil act on stage, which involves the first two lambs balancing a chair on top of a pole, the third lamb firing a cannon, and the fourth lamb landing in the chair after being shot out of the cannon. When the act fails, vaudeville team Big Bird and Snuffy take the stage, and introduce the letter of the day with a joke.
Airplanes.Y
Animation
Airplanes carve the capital and lowercase letter Y.
(EKA: Episode 3199)
Y.Yell
Film
Y for yell, yellow, yodel
(EKA: Episode 3522)
Y.Yawn
Cartoon
Y for yawn
(EKA: Episode 0301)
3871d
SCENE 3
Gabi brings a stroller to show Miles (and Elmo) how to take a baby for a walk. She decides to stay at the Fix-It Shop as Elmo and Miles takes the doll for a walk.
ToddlersEyeView
Film
A mom takes her son for a walk in the stroller, and he sees all he can see.
(EKA: Episode 3656)
Suspensionact

BBSnuffyVaudeville2
Muppets
A magician attempts a suspension act, which fails. Big Bird and Snuffy then come back out to introduce the number of the day ...
14bugs
Cartoon
The lightning bugs at the Glowworm Jamboree display the numbers 1-14.
Artist: Fred Garbers
Girls14
Film
Girls dance and chant about the number 14.
(EKA: Episode 3069)
Abstract14
Cartoon
Abstract count to 14
(EKA: Episode 3103)
3958f
Cartoon
Parts of a face are drawn in black on-screen before forming a picture.
(EKA: Episode 3427)
3871e
SCENE 4
(Insert)
Muppet & Kid Moments: Baby Bear and Isabella teach "open" and "close" with their eyes, mouths, hands, and arms.
Song.OPEN
Song
"Open"
BabyHonker
Muppets
Three Honkers teach a newly-hatched baby Honker to honk. (new sound effects added)
(EKA: Episode 1706)
Quilt.Y
Animation
Characters on a quilt form the letter Y.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(EKA: Episode 3522)
Mary-Y
Cartoon
Mary doesn't like the letter Y at first, but eventually finds it useful, especially for her name.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 3788)
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SCENE 5
Elmo goes off to play with Baby Bear and Isabella, while Miles considers himself ready to take care of a real baby. He sees Humphrey with a grumpy Baby Natasha. Humphrey has tried different games (the "Wubba Wubba" and "Ooky-pooky" games), but they didn't work. Miles suggests "Peek-a-boo", and Natasha loves it! Humphrey commends Miles on the game he "invented" and asks if Miles can babysit for Natasha right now.
Roostercomedian

BBSnuffyVaudeville3
Muppets
A rooster comedian bombs on stage, so Big Bird and Snuffy introduce an alphabet segment ...
3979s
Film
A karate team punches out the alphabet.
(EKA: Episode 3447)
Googoodolls
Muppets / Celebrity
The Goo Goo Dolls and Elmo sing "Slide (Pride)," which celebrates Elmo's achievements of tasks like dressing himself.
KidMural14
Film
Kid mural painting #14
(EKA: Episode 3676)
14ducks
Cartoon
"Sing a Song of 14"
(EKA: Episode 2781)
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3871h
SCENE 6
After feeding Natasha, Miles reads "Tickle the Elephant" (by F.N. Jones), a simple interactive book.
4135suziepirate
Cartoon
Suzie Kabloozie reads about pirates.
(EKA: Episode 3460)
Song.donotcrawl
Muppets
Grover sings "I Do Not Crawl Around Much Anymore."
(EKA: Episode 3849)
Jugglingbear
Cartoon
A juggling bear helps a little girl learn to juggle. (new music)
(EKA: Episode 2291)
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SCENE 7
Gabi finds Miles taking care of Natasha. Miles thanks her for all the help, and the two of them play peek-a-boo with Natasha.
Ew-babies
Muppets
Elmo's World: Babies
(EKA: Episode 3854)
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SCENE 8
Miles, Gabi, and Natasha announce the sponsors.


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