|Plot||Baby Bear skips breakfast|
|Air date||February 27, 2002|
|Season||Season 33 (2002)|
|Syndication||PBS Kids Sprout|
| || ||Big Bird and Snuffy play the "Open and Closed Game." Big Bird opens and closes his eyes, and Snuffy closes and opens his mouth. They ask Oscar to play, and, though he refuses, he demonstrates open and closed several times.|
| || Monster Clubhouse|
The monsters talk about the last meeting's penguins, dance the "Turkey Dance," the Snacktime is Bananas, and a man arrives looking for the Hat Wearers of the Known Universe club.
| || The Number of The Day: 5|
5 bats fly in after 5 is announced to be the number of the day, and The Count offers them cake.
| || Chinese acrobats demonstrate "5."|
(EKA: Episode 3978)
| || ||Baby Bear comes to Hooper's Store for breakfast, but Alan is out of porridge. He doesn't want to try anything else, and demands "porridge or nothing." Calmly, he decides to give up breakfast for the day.|
| || ||Big Bird, Gordon, Joey and Hannah in the arbor prepare for a morning run. Telly and Baby Bear join them, and exercise. However, Baby Bear needs to rest a little before joining them.|
| ||Baby Bear feels terrible, and Telly notices that he doesn't have his usual energy. They manage to say the alphabet together, but both of them are disturbed by the loud noises coming from Baby Bear's stomach. Finally, Baby Bear decides to see Gina, and reminds Telly that bears go to animal doctors.|
| || ||Gina tells him that skipping breakfast was his problem. He goes back to Hooper's: doctor's orders.|
| || ||Baby Bear tries the eggs Alan prepared for Zoe and loves them. Luis comes by from the Mail It Shop with the delivery of porridge. Zoe decides to try it for the first time.|
| || || Big Bird's favorite food is birdseed cookies. "What's yours?"|
Kids comment on their favorite foods.
(EKA: Episode 3977) sans Big Bird intro
| || || Journey To Ernie|
Big Bird sets off on a Journey To Ernie. First, Big Bird looks for Ernie's box with the Martians' help.
| || Robin Williams demonstrates with his shoe how to tell if something is alive.|
(EKA: Episode 2749)
| || Journey To Ernie|
Big Bird looks for Ernie's box by playing a clapping game.
| || Journey To Ernie|
Big Bird asks the dinosaur to help him find Ernie's box. We found him!
| || Ernie and Bert: Bert sees Ernie talk to an elephant while using a banana as a phone. Ernie explains to Bert that he is just pretending, but then he tells Bert that the elephant wants to talk to him.|
(EKA: Episode 3899)
Come back tomorrow for another Journey To Ernie.
| || The Letter of the Day: L|
Cookie Monster thinks that singing can stop him from eating the "Letter of the Day" cookie.
(First: Episode 3981)
| || L / l (space paint)|
(EKA: Episode 3427)
| || The Spanish Word of the Day: adiós|
Rosita says adiós (goodbye) to the word and to the viewer.
(First: Episode 3982)
| || Elmo's World: Bananas|
(EKA: Episode 3862)
| ||Baby Bear is still hungry after eating the eggs and porridge. For lunch, he wants to orders many different foods on the menu. Luis announces the sponsors.|
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