Sesame Street
Telly prepares for hail
Air date December 1, 1981
Season Season 13 (1981-1982)
Written by Tom Dunsmuir
Sponsors B, Z, 3
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird invites the viewer to listen to the sounds of Sesame Street, which he controls the volume of by gesturing as if he's turning a volume knob.
Cartoon A rabbit crosses the STREET, and almost gets run over.
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 0778)
Film Kids use shapes to make a train.
(First: Episode 0137)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie is sad, because it's raining and he can't play baseball. Bert encourages him to imagine that he's playing instead. In Ernie's imagination, he hits a high fly ball that lands in the ocean. Bert tells Ernie that the sun is out, and he can go out and play now. Ernie says that he can't play -- his ball fell in the ocean.
(First: Episode 0410)
Pinball 03
Cartoon Pinball #3
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0978)

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)
Cartoon Three mice (Swedish animation)
(First: Episode 1504)

SCENE 2 Oscar shows David, Telly and the kids his collection of rotten weather containers, which hold rain, snow and hail. Telly begins to worry, as he has special clothes for every type of weather except for hail. David informs him that isn't necessary and it's best to be indoors when hail occurs, but Telly insists of his way.
Film A still of construction equipment fades into a shot of a parrot.
(First: Episode 1535)
Rhyme With BUY
Muppets Cookie Monster comes to the bakery looking for something delicious that rhymes with BUY. He tries the I (from the MIKE'S BAKERY sign) and the baker's TIE, both of which aren't that delicious. Finally, Guy Smiley comes in and loudly announces that he would like to BUY a PIE. Cookie then knows what he can get in the bakery that rhymes with BUY and is delicious: it's GUY! A chase ensues, and Cookie requests for the baker to send him the bill.
(First: Episode 0481)
Sesame Street Letters Make Words With B
Film Letters Make Words: the letter B
(First: Episode 1512)
SCENE 3 Telly returns in a suit of armor to protect himself from hail, despite David's claim that there may not be a hailstorm for ages. Telly must give up some activities such as swimming or trampoline jumping in the name of safety and goes to show Mr. Hooper his suit. David learns how big Oscar's hail collection is and begins putting together a plan using it.
Cartoon B is for bubbles, bubbles and more bubbles. And Bosco, who is taking a bath.
(First: Episode 0355)
Film A male frog hops around and bulges his throat.
(First: Episode 0469)
Bforbat Cartoon Small letter b (ball/bat)
(First: Episode 1131)

SCENE 4 Oscar and the kids assume positions with buckets of hail as Telly stomps in. He tells David that he's going to give up his armor, as he wasn't able to play jump rope with Deena while wearing it. David is certain it will be useful and predicts an impending hail storm. Oscar and the kids proceed to throw hail towards Telly, who rejoices that his suit is a success. He starts to dance and sing "Singin' in the Hail."
Cartoon Millie and Molly argue over whether to get a pet cat or a dog, so their mom gets them a turtle instead.
(First: Episode 1314)
Cast Captain Nasty (Gordon) commands his pirate crew (Olivia, Bob and Mr. Hooper) to bring him not the big or the bigger, but the biggest treasure chest.
(First: Episode 1227)
Cartoon Big, bigger, biggest (strongmen)
(First: Episode 0792)
Littlethings orig
Song Joe Raposo sings "Little Things."
(First: Episode 0655)
Muppets Alien Alphabet
(First: Episode 0277)
Animation The profile of a woman's head changes shape to the sounds of a Moog synthesizer.
Artist: Etienne Delessert
(First: Episode 0628)
Film Footage of wolves.
(First: Episode 0982)
Cartoon Kids narrate a Letter 'Z' Drawing
(First: Episode 0359)
Cast Linda signs "rain," as David gets soaked.
(First: Episode 1325)
Cartoon A green man demonstrates dark and light.
(First: Episode 1129)
Film Elephants in the zoo.
(EKA: Episode 0337)
Cast Linda signs the word "snow," and David gets caught in the snow.
(First: Episode 1325)
Cartoon "Poverty Z" -- A figure tries to sell a Z. His only customer stops him by locking him inside a zoo cage.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0085)
SCENE 5 Maria puts several hats on the kids as they identify the jobs associated with each one.
Cartoon The secret drawing is a mailman.
(First: Episode 0220)
Muppets The Beetles perform "Letter B."
(First: Episode 1495)
Cartoon A young man carrying a brown paper bag walks up to the bridgekeeper and asks him if he works there. He orders him to show him whatever circles are in the bag, and to eat them. He is ordered to eat three round foods: a cookie, a pepperoni pizza, and a slice of watermelon. Once he is granted permission to cross the bridge, however, he tells the bridgekeeper that he was merely trying to deliver the latter's groceries.
Cast Linda signs the word "wet," as she and David are both hit by large splashes of water.
(First: Episode 1325)
Film A bald eagle flies over houses, a beach, and other locations.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0411)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and John-John count a penny.
(First: Episode 0438)

SCENE 6 Big Bird now listens to the sounds of the night, including a dog barking some distance away. He notes that because of the silence of the night, sounds from further away can be heard more easily. He has trouble falling asleep with the noise, so he sings himself a lullaby. Maria comes outside in her bathrobe and follow the noise of Big Bird's song to his nest, where he's now sleeping. She states she'll have to educate him on how sound carries further at night and tucks him in, as David announces the sponsors.

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