Sesame Street
Telly asks a question
Air date December 17, 1981
Season Season 13 (1981-1982)
Written by David Korr
Sponsors V, X, 8
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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Poco Loco sits in the tree outside the Fix-It Shop, perfectly able to imitate Luis' voice and everything he says. Luis muses out loud about the salad he intends to order from Hooper's Store right after he puts some things away in the store. Poco flies off to the store and places the order in Luis' voice to David, who is facing the other way and doesn't see who is actually speaking. David prepares the salad, then goes to check on Gordon outside. Poco slips back in and gobbles up the salad before leaving. When David returns, Luis enters and orders a salad, to David's confusion. He sets out more ingredients and goes back outside, leaving Poco to eat them again.
CowboyX
Cartoon The Story of Cowboy X, with the voices of Jean Shepherd
(First: Episode 0325)
Eb.sitting
Muppets Ernie & BertBert asks Ernie to help him carry his heavy groceries, but Ernie is too busy thinking about all the things he can do as he sits in a chair: breathing, listening, and smelling.
(First: Episode 1449)
Xnightsky
Cartoon The letter X
(First: Episode 0482)
Noimage
SCENE 1 cont'd Luis comes back to the store and tells David he's going to have lunch with Maria instead. They hear Luis' voice repeating again and discover Poco's trick. David tells him he now owes the store for two lunches.
5ladybugs
Cartoon Adding up five ladybugs and five lizards
(First: Episode 0277)
Cap008
Insert Three of These Kids are wearing winter gear in the cold, but one is not.
(First: Episode 0463)
Shalom6-12
Cartoon Jazz #8
(First: Episode 0016)
Besandbox
Muppets Ernie & Bert — After watching the Jazz #8 cartoon, Ernie gets Bert to play a game with him, in which he says, "I one the sandbox," and Bert says, "I two the sandbox,” and so on until Bert gets to "I eight the sandbox." "You ate the sandbox? How'd it taste?" Ernie asks.
(First: Episode 0019)
1563k
Cartoon "Candy Man"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0359)
Film.Jackrabbit
Film Jack Rabbit
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0390)
Swedish-8Frogs
Cartoon Eight frogs
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1506)
Noimage
SCENE 2 As Luis works intensely on something, Telly comes by and wants to know all the answers to every question imaginable, just in case somebody asks him something. Luis, nor anybody else, can fulfill this request, but Luis shows Telly the things he already knows the answer to and what he can do when he doesn't know an answer. He asks Telly if he's still worried about his situation...which Telly doesn't know the answer to.
1396e
Cartoon Consonant Sound: V, violin
(First: Episode 1157)
Khome.plumber
Muppets Kermit at Home: Grover comes to Kermit's house to fix his sink. Kermit fills him in on a demonstration of "big, bigger and biggest" when it comes to wrenches. Even so, the sink repair goes awry, and the house floods.
(First: Episode 0821)
V-van
Cartoon V for Van (live-action/animation hybrid)
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1181)
Aguafilm
Film A little girl gets herself a glass of AGUA.
(First: Episode 0929)
UnCirculo
Cartoon Find the Circle quiz
Friendforallseasons
Cast / Celebrity Olivia and George Benson sing "A Friend for All Seasons."
(First: Episode 1314)
Toon.boyandplank
Cartoon A boy has fun with his wood plank.
(First: Episode 1503)
500008
Film Things you can carry
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0515)
TypewriterV
Cartoon The Typewriter: V for Vacuum
(First: Episode 0774)
Muppets-boylooksforV
Muppets A boy looks for his V.
(First: Episode 1480)
V in space
Cartoon V in space
(First: Episode 0481)
Noimage
Film A boy and girl pretend to be father and mother to a constantly-crying baby doll.
(EKA: Episode 1388)
V-vine
Cartoon Violet climbs a vine with V words.
(First: Episode 0389)
BeforeWeEat
Song "What to Do Before We Eat?" We wash our hands, not our feet.
Animation: Paul Fierlinger
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SCENE 3 Big Bird tries playing hide-and-seek with Elmo, who doesn't grasp the concept of hiding. Big Bird decides to swap roles and hide while Elmo counts. Elmo also doesn't know how to count, so Big Bird helps him count to 10, when Elmo now claims to have found Big Bird.
Spacenumbers.9
Animation Counting 1-9 in Spanish
Ssnews.slipper
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit interviews Prince Charming, who is looking for Cinderella. The prince tries to see whose foot matches the glass slipper. However, the shoe fits someone unexpected. (Kermit: "Boy, these fairy tales are starting to get me down.")
(First: Episode 1233)
NecesitaAgua
Cartoon Todo el mundo necesita agua
(First: Episode 0780)
1090-10 Film Peacock
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0278)
BertMaria-Copter
Insert Bert sits outside on the street, pretending to fly a helicopter. Maria sits down with him, and the segment becomes animated as they fly through the air before returning to the Street.
(First: Episode 0656)
Imgointothecity
Cartoon A man talks about going to the city, without noticing he's walking right through it.
(First: Episode 0770)
TwiddlebugsFlowers
Muppets Ernie watches as the Twiddlebugs cut down the pretty flowers in their yard. Once they've realized the environmental mistake they've made, they undo their action by creating giant flowers from wrappers.
(First: Episode 1512)
3balloons
Cartoon Big, bigger, biggest (balloons and blackbirds).
(First: Episode 1393)
1447-Lisa
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Lisa shows Grover what big, bigger and biggest are.
(First: Episode 1393)
Trianglemuseum
Cartoon A blue triangle looks for his friend in a museum.
(First: Episode 1522)
1091-11
Muppets "City-Country Song"
(First: Episode 0681)
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SCENE 4 Telly returns to Luis, having found the answer to his earlier question - yes, he is still worried. But now he can't remember what he was originally worried about.


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