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Sesame Street
Telly visits Linda
Air date April 3, 1981
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors J, O, 7
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


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Picture Segment Description
ImSquare.jpg
Insert Bert sings "I'm Square," an ode to the things he loves that others find dull.
(First: Episode 1004)
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Cartoon Two men work at a manhole; one is tired of the same day-in-day-out routine of it. The other says the boss has planned a surprise for them. A jack-in-the-box pops from the manhole.
(First: Episode 0780)
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Film Elephants in the zoo.
(First: Episode 0283)
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Cartoon Olga y la letra O
(First: Episode 0364)
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Muppets A young girl bangs her stick across 7 fenceposts, which turn out to be the teeth of a large monster.
(First: Episode 1401)
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Cartoon Seven rabbits
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1493)
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Muppets "Near Far Monsters"
(First: Episode 1521)
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Cartoon Kids count dinosaurs, octopuses, and paper dolls.
(First: Episode 0926)
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SCENE 1 Telly Monster explains that Linda has invited him over to her apartment for a visit. When he rings the doorbell, he remembers that Linda is deaf, and that she's not going to hear it. While he goes on, Linda opens the door and watches him in puzzlement. Telly finally turns around to see her, and does his best to convey the question of how she knew he rang her doorbell. Linda leads him in and points to a light above her door. Telly understands, and explains that the light turns on when someone rings the doorbell.
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Feet (One Foot, Two Foot)."
(First: Episode 0223)
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Cartoon A mysterious little box on a tightrope entraps a bird, a train, and a cat, which can still be heard. A large frog eats the box, and makes all of the sounds inside.
(First: Episode 1518)
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SCENE 2 Back in Linda's apartment, the telephone rings and Telly notes that it also has a light to indicate to deaf people that someone is calling. He wonders, however, how Linda will answer the call since she can't speak. In response, Linda demonstrates that the phone has a text readout, and it says that Bob is on his way to pick up her laundry. Telly is fascinated that there are things that help a deaf person find out about sounds they can't hear. When his stomach grumbles, he pats his stomach to gesture that he's hungry.
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Cartoon J family jamboree
(First: Episode 0365)
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Muppets Toothy Takes a Partner - Toothy, a set of teeth, has his agent look for the perfect new partner to help regain his shine.
(First: Episode 1105)
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Cartoon Jazz #7
(First: Episode 0136)
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Film Kenneth sees how his dad's shirts is pressed at Mr. Cooper's dry cleaners..
(First: Episode 1403)
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Cartoon Jazz #7 (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 0281)
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Insert Professor Grover teaches Luis, Mr. Hooper, and some children how to breathe.
(First: Episode 1188)
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Cartoon A song about a rolling O
Animation by John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0011)
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Film George the Farmer demonstrates on top of.
(First: Episode 0242)
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Cartoon A spring bounces under and over animals.
(First: Episode 1236)
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Muppets Cookie Monster sings a song about his cookie obsession.
(First: Episode 0506)
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Film A man and children observe the life along the river.
(First: Episode 0409)
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Cast David and Maria demonstrate "on" and "under" in the arbor. David goes to get some sandwiches, leaving Maria floating in the air.
(First: Episode 0557)
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Film A film of two kids and a goat riding a turtle at a petting zoo is narrated in English and Spanish.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0486)
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Cartoon Consonant Sound: J, jaguar
(First: Episode 1144)
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Muppets Sesame Street pageants: Prairie Dawn directs the cast in a pageant about the face. Ernie talks about eyes, Cookie Monster talks about the mouth, Bert and Grover talk about ears, and Herry Monster talks about the nose. At the end of the pageant, they assemble a picture of a face.
(First: Episode 0711)
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Film A film of camels eating.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0388)
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Cartoon A clam tells a fisherman why he's not catching any fish: he pulled all the plants out of the pond.
(First: Episode 0408)
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SCENE 3 Outside Linda's apartment, Telly demonstrates for Big Bird and Deena how her doorbell works. Linda answers, Telly thanks her, and she closes the door a bit confused. Big Bird wants to see if it will work for him, so he rings the bell which summons an annoyed Linda, who asks them to stop playing around and closes the door again. Deena excitedly announces that its her turn, rings the bell, and is greeted by an angry Linda who closes the door a bit harder this time. Bob arrives with Linda's laundry, but the gang warn him not to ring the doorbell. He does anyway; Linda opens the door, fuming mad, tells everyone to go away and leave her alone, and slams the door in Bob's face.
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Cartoon A construction worker explains the uses of a folding ruler.
(EKA: Episode 0572)
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Animation A dune buggy is assembled.
(First: Episode 0506)
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Muppets / Celebrity Cab Calloway sings "Hi De Ho Man."
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Cartoon A cat makes noise with a telephone, typewriter, trumpet, and piano. When the cat leaves, the devices come to life, and when he comes back, they all sound at once, frightening the cat.
(First: Episode 0844)
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Film A scuba diver shows up and down.
(First: Episode 0526)
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SCENE 4 Linda is doing a crossword puzzle in her apartment when she sees the doorbell light go on. She starts to go to the door, but thinks better of it and sits back down. The light persists, and she finally answers it to Big Bird, Bob, Telly, and Deena all smiling, holding gifts, and offering apologies for playing with the doorbell.


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