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Sesame Street
Telly plans for a walk
Air date December 30, 1980
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors G, X, 6
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Maria goes for a walk and invites Telly Monster to join her. He sees the clouds overhead and thinks rain might occur. He darts off to prepare for it.
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Cartoon "Pinball Number Count" #6
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0983)
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Muppets "Body Rhythms" by Little Jerry and the Monotones.
(First: Episode 1399)
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Cartoon Donnie Budd counts six snails, six ships, and six whales.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0324)
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Film Most animals have two eyes, ears, etc. ... but some snakes have two heads.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0287)
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SCENE 2 Telly returns wearing a rain parka and carrying umbrella. Maria is certain the clouds won't bring rain. Telly agrees...they could bring snow!
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Film A wheel rolls away from a junkyard. A boy captures it to complete his wagon.
(First: Episode 0522)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” The Count asks Ingrid to teach him how to count to 20 in Spanish.
(First: Episode 0477)
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Cartoon "Poverty X": A peanut-shaped figure lists the words that the letter "X" can be found in.
(First: Episode 0006)
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Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper: X Marks the Spot!
(First: Episode 0456)
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Cartoon The Typewriter gets a check-up with help from an x-ray.
(First: Episode 0787)
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SCENE 3 Maria gets impatient as Telly comes back, now with a muffler and earmuffs (with some snow gear for Maria as well). He also brings a first-aid kit in case one of them trips and scrapes their knee. Maria asserts today is a nice, sunny day, prompting Telly to run off again.
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Film A baker decorates a birthday cake to a jazz percussion beat.
(First: Episode 1172)
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Cartoon The man is only afraid of one thing: FEAR.
(First: Episode 0816)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” At the movies, Ernie reacts to a sad, funny, scary movie, to Bert's embarrassment and the annoyance of the other viewers.
(First: Episode 0627)
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Cartoon The front and back of a costumed horse follow an ice cream truck.
(First: Episode 0782)
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SCENE 4 Telly comes in, now with a sun visor and a basket full of various items (such as sunblock and lemonade). Maria points out that Telly will have a hard time walking while wearing all the ridiculous clothing and carrying all those items. Telly has an answer for this problem too and runs off once more.
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Cartoon A bird displays the front and back of a turtle.
(First: Episode 0789)
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Film Things that begin with G
(First: Episode 0357)
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Muppets On the ranch, Forgetful Jones is able to remember the entire alphabet. He does, however, forget one thing: that he was able to remember it.
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Cartoon A gorilla who knows G words applies for a job.
(First: Episode 0131)
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SCENE 5 Telly's solution is to hop into a backpack, which Maria carries on her back (along with the many other items Telly brought).
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Animation A man plays a memory game using cards.
(First: Episode 1232)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit encounters a distressed Little Bo Peep, whose sheep is missing. They both observe every sheep that walks by - the first sheep has its tail in front (on its face); the second one has its tail in the middle (on its back), and the third one has no tail. The fourth one has a tail where it should be: behind. However, it claims to be Mary's little lamb. Kermit tells us to stay tuned for updates on the search for the lost sheep.
(First: Episode 1047)
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Cartoon Two dots play hide-and-seek amongst different shaped blocks.
(First: Episode 0780)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Later, Bo Peep has had no luck in finding her sheep; instead she encounters Gladys the Cow pretending to be one, and Fred the Wonder Horse pretending to be a dog. Kermit decides to give up on the search, and returns us to our regularly scheduled program.
(First: Episode 1047)
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Cartoon A magician tries to make six circles disappear.
(First: Episode 0783)
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Film Addition and subtraction using three trapeze artists (version "A")
(First: Episode 1036)
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Cartoon X in EXIT: Animals sing as they exit a building.
(First: Episode 1184)
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SCENE 6 Dr. Nobel Price shows Susan his latest creation - the carry-keeper, which is actually a lunchbox.
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Cartoon Two groups of mountain goats try to pass each other on a mountain road.
(First: Episode 0780)
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Cast On stage, Gordon, Luis and Linda say "DANGER" in their own ways. David doesn't listen and take the brunt of some pratfalls that send him off the stage.
(First: Episode 1205)
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Cartoon An owl flies, carrying a sign that says "PELIGRO."
(First: Episode 0787)
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Film Baby turtles swim around.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0294)
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Celebrity Luis tells the story of "The Sad Princess". In a faraway land, a beautiful princess (played by guest star Judy Collins) has a number of hard-working, happy subjects. Luis reads in the book that the princess is very happy, but the princess interrupts him. "Don't believe everything you read!" she cries, throwing the book away. "The fact is, I'm sick of being clean. I'm sick of being lovely... and I'm one sad princess." Her subjects insist that she must be happy, because she's a beautiful princess. She sings a sad song, explaining that she's very bored just sitting around and watching them work. She offers to join her subjects in their work. They object that she might tear her dress, or get dirty, but she says that she'd love to get dirty. The subjects are thrilled to have "a beautiful, working princess". Luis shrugs and says that they lived happily ever after, although the subjects point out that that's a generalization -- they have good days and bad days. The princess asks Luis to move so that she can fix his chair.
(First: Episode 0812)
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Cartoon What Do You Do With a Pet?
(First: Episode 0465)
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SCENE 7 A Spanish-speaking boy asks Big Bird if he knows how to get to Sesame Street. Big Bird can't understand the boy and brings him inside the Fix-It Shop so Maria and Luis can translate. Instead, Mr. Hooper is inside minding the store while Luis runs an errand. Mr. Hooper doesn't speak Spanish, but fortunately Poco Loco does.
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Film A boy narrates a film of how his family trains wild ponies on the farm.
(First: Episode 0815)
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Animation Counting six red balls
(First: Episode 0278)
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Muppets In the kitchen, Ernie bakes some cookies of different shapes, which he lets Cookie Monster eat after he finishes displaying each one to the viewer.
(First: Episode 1158)
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Cartoon Brand X
(First: Episode 0299)
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Muppets Anything Muppets perform an opera about front and back (to the tune of "The Blue Danube").
(First: Episode 1391)
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Celebrity Victor Borge: "Pardon my back...pardon my front, but that's the way I'm built."
(First: Episode 1219)
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Cartoon Six pigs
Artist: Owe Gustafson
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SCENE 8 Mr. Hooper, Poco and the boy recite the sponsors in English and Spanish.


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