Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird gets a superhero outfit in the mail / Telly and the Bus Stop sign
repeat of 1463
Air date February 17, 1983
Season Season 14 (1982-1983)
Sponsors P, R, 8


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SCENE 1 Big Bird dons a cape and pretends he's "Superbird!" He roams the street looking for dangerous situations to be the hero of, but only does menial tasks such as holding the door open for Susan and watching Willy's hot dog cart.
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SCENE 2 Susan, Linda and the kids observe a kitten. They sing "Pussycat, What's on Your Mind?"
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SCENE 3 Telly Monster reads the BUS STOP sign and Gordon explains its purpose. Telly notices buses passing right by without stopping. He frantically waves and yells to get the next incoming bus to stop. The driver is not amused that Telly isn't going to board. Telly vows to stay put and ensure all the other buses stop at the sign.
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SCENE 3 cont'd Telly has since made 10 buses stop at the sign, but is disappointed not one driver has thanked him for his efforts. Big Bird happens by and explains to Telly that the sign doesn't order buses to stop there every time, only when there's someone waiting to ride it. Telly thinks the bus drivers must hate him now and stop the next bus coming in, with the same driver he talked to before. Telly apologizes for stopping him before and vows to stop the next few buses to apologize to those drivers as well; the current driver thinks he'll call in sick tomorrow.
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SCENE 3 cont'd Gordon tells Bob and Susan about what Telly was doing and see him back at the bus stop calling for a bus to stop. Telly now knows the purpose of the spot and is using it to go downtown to return a sweater, which has a tag reading "Don't Wash." Telly can't wear it because he washes all the time.

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Picture Segment Description
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Muppets The Two-Headed Monster looks at itself in mirrors, and the right half notices that both of them are the same; they have the same nose, mouth, and hands. The other half points out that they're different: their horns point different ways, their hair is different, and their laughter is different.


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