Season 40

Original Air Date:
November 18, 2009

Brought to you By:
K and 9

Educational Goal:

Word on the street: Hibernate
When animals sleep for a very long time from Winter until Spring, when it's warm and easy to find food again.

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Episode Summary

Oh no—porridge shortage on Sesame Street! Telly rushes to tell Baby Bear, who's getting ready to hibernate until spring (when there will be porridge again). What is Telly supposed to do for five months without a best friend?

Telly and Baby Bear set up a play date for the spring and say goodbye. Then the bears try to go to sleep, but they're not tired. They call Max Bear, a hibernation consultant, for help. He tells them their cottage is too warm, they should go outside where it's cold. He also suggests they eat something before they hibernate. Chris brings them cereal from Hooper's Store, and the bears are crazy about it. In fact, it's so good they decide to eat it all winter long…and not hibernate.

Cuddle up with your little cub and watch him learn all about the fascinating science concept of hibernation!

Also in This Episode

Special guest star Meredith Viera talks about the word hibernate, waking up some animals trying to do so. In Abby's Flying Fairy School, the pals have a recycling adventure, and in Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures, the dynamic duo meet baby gophers. Finally, Elmo's World is all about sleep.