Sesame Street
Telly and the fire bell 
(repeat of 1592)
Air date January 24, 1984
Season Season 15 (1983-1984)
Written by Tom Dunsmuir
Sponsors L, O, 4

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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird finds Telly, Olivia, Maria and Gordon congregated out in the yard. Telly has gotten a fire bell to warn people of fires, but now thinks it's a silly and useless idea. The grown-ups try convincing him that it's useful and plan to do a fire drill, instructing Telly to ring the bell at an unexpected moment. Big Bird goes back to his nest and listens for the bell, mistaking other sounds for it instead.
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SCENE 2 Telly winds up to ring the bell, but Maria passes by, thus ruining the surprise effect. She walks over to Oscar, who is about to have lunch. To her amazement, he plans on having a healthy lunch of an apple, carrot and celery, without chocolate sauce or any other Grouch toppings. He does, however, have her hold up a bullhorn, which amplifies the crunching sound as he eats. Big Bird mistakes this sound for the fire bell as well.
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SCENE 3 Telly again tries to ring the bell, but Maria passes by once more. She brings Oscar a tray of foods - apple sauce, carrot cake and celery soup. He's disappointed that they don't make any loud sounds when he eats them (to Maria's delight), until he discovers the slurping sound made from consuming the soup. Big Bird once again believes this sound to be the fire bell.
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SCENE 4 Telly tries ringing the bell once more, when Gordon and the kids ride by on their bikes. Discouraged, Telly sings "I Wish I Could Tell."
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SCENE 5 Now nighttime, Oscar convinces Telly that now is the perfect time to ring the bell. Telly does so as the adults come out and complain about being woken up. Big Bird darts over and convinces them to thank Telly instead, as fires can occur at night as well. Oscar is displeased with how the situation turns out.


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