Sesame Street
Telly and Oscar's secret knock.
Air date March 30, 1983
Season Season 14 (1982-1983)
Written by Joseph A. Bailey
Sponsors N, W, 12
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


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Picture Segment Description
USS3a

USS3b
Insert Luis needs to step out of the Fix-It Shop for a few minutes and asks Maria to mind the telephone. It only takes Maria a few moments to get overworked between repairs and phone calls. She muses about being somewhere peaceful, far away from the shop. She and the viewer imagine being at the beach, where she traipses through the water and finds a sandcastle. Luis returns to the shop just as Maria snaps out of it.
(First: Episode 1613)
2682k
Cartoon The Hummingbird
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1518)
Khome.ears
Muppets Grover the Salesman: Grover wants to sell Kermit some earmuffs, but Kermit doesn't have ears, so Grover gives Kermit some big human ears.
(First: Episode 0800)
2059w
Cartoon The 3 Numero Brothers show addition and subtraction.
(First: Episode 1182)
Foursports
Song Luis sings "Three of These Kids" -- three kids are playing basketball, and one is playing baseball.
(First: Episode 0418)
Wih.Witch
Cartoon W for witch
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1182)
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)
The Fonz - W
Celebrity The Fonz walks out of the "Guys" room and points to the "W" flag, reminding him of a W word he forgot before leaving the bathroom...
(First: Episode 1182)
BBGayleSongs
Muppets / Celebrity Big Bird and Crystal Gayle perform "Songs."
2293c
Film Fireworks Alphabet
(First: Episode 1104)
Ssnews.holiday
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit interviews Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and a witch -- they are all confused about who they are and what holidays they belong in.
(First: Episode 0711)
1455-NearFar
Cartoon The Sesame Street Vaudeville Theater presents "Near and Far," two performers, one of which is always near and the other is far. When the two switch places so "Far" can be more recognized, the act becomes "Wet and Dry" and "Far" gets doused with water.
(First: Episode 1185)
WhoYouLookinAtTiger
Song David sings "Who You Looking At, Tiger?"
(First: Episode 0371)
TwoHeadBath
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster shares a bathtub and help each other get clean. They are discouraged when they are finished and drain the tub, but find joy in drying.
(First: Episode 1449)
UnCirculo
Cartoon Find the Circle quiz
(First: Episode 1594)
Animaldoctor
Film / Song "At the Animal Doctor": Two boys take their dog to the vet
(EKA: Episode 1016)
1798a
SCENE 1 Telly Monster thinks he should have a secret knock to use whenever he stops by Oscar's trash can. Oscar thinks the idea is fine, since it will help him know who is bothering him. However, Telly drives Oscar crazy by constantly practicing the knock.
SB--WWater
Cartoon Speech Balloon: W for water
(First: Episode 0062)
Dragnetsesame

Dragnetsesame2
Muppets In a Dragnet parody, Sergeant Thursday and Ben hunt for a wanted W.
(First: Episode 0395)
Wworm
Cartoon W is for Worm
(First: Episode 0001)
2257ze
Film Joe Raposo: Wet & Dry (Falls in pool; kid VO's)
(First: Episode 0467)
W-Wash
Cartoon W for Wash
(First: Episode 0485)
ItzhakPerlman with girl
Celebrity Itzhak Perlman and a girl demonstrate their strengths and weaknesses.
(First: Episode 1563)
Toon.Dogonchair
Cartoon Two kids argue over whose chair it is, until the dog suggests they share the chair.
(First: Episode 0369)
Sesame-english-do-you-like-it-apple count
Muppets The Count plans to count apples but, when he's not looking, Cookie Monster sneaks in and eats them. He gives The Count the apple cores to count.
(First: Episode 1403)
ChairSIT
Cartoon A chair displays the word SIT, and a beast sits on him.
(First: Episode 0399)
1798b
SCENE 2 Oscar finds that Telly has shared their secret knock with several people on the street, including the Mudman and Forgetful Jones.
12birds
Cartoon A mother bird brings her babies a huge number 12.
(First: Episode 0493)
HonkAroundtheClock
Muppets "Honk Around the Clock"
(First: Episode 1631)
Stack12cans
Cartoon A supermarket worker stacks 12 cans, which keep collapsing every time someone grabs one.
(First: Episode 0782)
Castaways
Cast Maria and Luis play castaways on an island, when Bob shows up as a new friend.
(First: Episode 1476)
Song-Sticky
Song "Sticky"
(First: Episode 1352)
1798c
SCENE 3 Oscar discovers his can is locked and he can't get in. Inside, Telly reveals he's created a new secret knock that's so secret, he can't even tell Oscar.
Grover-IAmProud
Muppets Grover sings "I Am Proud of Me" while admiring his block tower.
(First: Episode 1212)
1446l
Film Wild geese (to madrigal music)
(First: Episode 0935)
1092-16
Cartoon The Typewriter: N for Nose
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0793)
EBwindow
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Everything is getting wet, because it's raining and a window is stuck open. But Ernie explains that he can't fix it now because he'd get wet in all that rain. When the rain stops, he explains to Bert that since it's not raining anymore, nothing's getting wet, and there's no reason to fix it.
(First: Episode 0344)
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Cartoon A tiny ant pushes the huge N into its place in the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0780)
Shapesincircle
Animation Different shapes appear inside a circle, until it rounds itself out.
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SCENE 4 Now nighttime, Oscar is still locked out trying to figure out the new secret knock Telly has arranged. Telly announces the sponsors.



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