Sesame Street
What does "welcome" mean?
Air date February 21, 1986
Season Season 17 (1985-1986)
Written by David Korr
Sponsors A, V, 4
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Telly prepares Elmo to welcome the viewer, but Elmo doesn't know what the word "welcome" means. Telly finds he can't describe what it means to him, so he runs off to find someone who can help him. After he leaves, Elmo greets a teen girl (Nora Brady), who thanks him for the kind welcome. She helps him understand what a "welcome" is and Elmo waits for Telly to return, cueing a song from Kermit the Frog in the meantime...
Frogsoftheglen Muppets Kermit sings "The Frogs in the Glen."
(First: Episode 1786)
SCENE 1 cont'd Elmo liked the song, and the cute frogs, when Telly returns. He claims he consulted Big Bird, Ernie, Cookie Monster and Mr. Snuffleupagus, none of whom could tell him what "welcome" means. Although Elmo already has the information, he lets Telly run off again, thinking he could use the exercise. Elmo presents a film while he waits...
Film The Steam Shovel
(First: Episode 1144)
SCENE 1 cont'd Elmo found the steam shovel cute too. Telly rushes back, out of breath, and has talked with even more friends (Grover, Herry, Gladys the Cow, Oscar, Prairie Dawn). He claims Buster the Horse finally was able to give him the definition, but Elmo recites it before Telly can. Elmo explains what happened while Telly was gone and Telly passes out. Elmo revives him briefly to ask what that action means too.
Cartoon A cat catches a TELEPHONE and eats it.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0154)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster finds a TELEPHONE, and reads the word.
(First: Episode 1569)
Cartoon AT words: A fat cat with a hat sat on a mat. A bat scared the fat cat.
(First: Episode 1101)
Film A film insert about washing elephants at the Bronx Zoo. The song "Splish Splash" is used in part of the segment.
(First: Episode 1934)
Cartoon Igor listens as Dr. Frankenstein names body parts in creating another Igor.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1637)
Muppets While standing next to a tree being cut down, Professor Grover talks about the importance about listening... especially if the sound indicates some kind of danger.
(First: Episode 1789)
Cartoon "Jazz #4"
(First: Episode 0006)
Cast Maria and Luis play castaways on an island, when Bob shows up as a new friend.
(First: Episode 1476)
Cartoon Four dolphins
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1491)
Muppets / Celebrity Forgetful Jones has gathered Lisa Bonet, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Tempestt Bledsoe, and Keshia Knight Pulliam to help him with something, but he can't remember what it is. One by one, each kid has to leave, leaving Forgetful alone. At the last minute, Forgetful remembers what he wanted the kids to help him with: to explain what subtraction is.
Cartoon "Five Bears in the Bed" get subtracted as they fall off the bed.
(First: Episode 1231)
Film In a classroom, kids learn the musical scales through various exercises.
(First: Episode 1717)
Muppets Mother Goose tries to write a nursery rhyme for the Old Woman Who Lives in a Shoe, while her many children wreck havoc on her office.
(First: Episode 1328)
Cartoon The Villain in the Panama Hat (V)
(First: Episode 0507)
Cast The Alphabet Dancers form the letter V.
(First: Episode 0455)
Cartoon Things that are same and different.
(First: Episode 0300)
Cast Olivia sings "Listen to the Wind."
(First: Episode 2092)
Cartoon The Typewriter: V for Vacuum
(First: Episode 0774)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert thinks that Ernie has eaten his cookies, but it turns out that Cookie Monster (dressed as Ernie) ate the cookies.
(First: Episode 0158)
Cartoon V for Van (live-action/animation hybrid)
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1181)
Film Animals and children bathe in water.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0615)
Muppets Here is Your Life
Disguised as a dentist, Guy Smiley surprises a tooth at a dentist's office. The tooth is reunited with healthy food (represented by Carl Carrot and Melvin Milk), his dentist, and toothbrush/toothpaste pair Bristly and Pastey.
(First: Episode 1057)
Cartoon Small v ... for voom, voice, violin, etc.
Artist: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0167)
1902 Smartest Dog
Insert Big Bird trains Barkley to count to six by barking. He imagines Barkley as the smartest dog in the world, able to bark up to any number.
(First: Episode 1902)
Cartoon "The Story of A": A witch tells bored kids a story about the letter A involving an ant's apple getting stolen by an archer.
(First: Episode 0130)
Film "Listen ..." to various sounds, including the ocean, a heart beating, a clock ticking, a horse galloping, crickets chirping, a passing train, and others.
(First: Episode 0951)
Muppets Simon Soundman comes to Ernie's apartment because he has some car trouble and needs to use Ernie's phone, but Ernie doesn't understand what he is trying to say.
(First: Episode 0132)
Cartoon An orchestra conductor asks "May I have an A, please?" at which point a giant letter A falls from the sky.
(First: Episode 0770)
Muppets Grover and Prairie Dawn sing "Sharing."
(First: Episode 1953)
Transition Bridge #13 Leaf Drop Bridge (0:11)
(First: Episode 0309)
SCENE 2 Goodbye

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