Sesame Street
Plot Telly and Gina prepare for a concert
Air date February 13, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Belinda Ward
Sponsors C, K, 0


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Gina and Telly watch "Magic Mike" playing imaginary basketball. While Gina heads back to work, Mike teaches Telly how to imagine his own game. Telly imagines himself as "Telly the Tall," who beats his imaginary opponents (Elmo and Big Bird).
Cartoon "The Adventures of Clever Bill!" The main character solves conflicts between two giants fighting over who was going to take the first bite of an apple, and two girls fighting over who would first bounce a big red rubber ball. However, the conflict between two ogres arguing over who would get into a sleeping bag full of mashed bananas is too gross for Clever Bill to resolve, due to the second ogre saying that the other one got his part of the bargain by swimming in cabbage juice; but in the end, he says "Two out of three isn't bad."
(EKA: Episode 2090)
Muppets Grover climbs a tree and finds a bird's nest with some eggs in it. The eggs hatch, and the baby birds think Grover is their mommy. When the real mother bird arrives, she mistakes Grover for one of her babies. She gives them all a flying lesson, but Grover promptly falls to the ground.
(First: Episode 0570)
Song "Starfish" by Joe Raposo (re-filmed version)
(First: Episode 2487)
Cartoon K is for Karate
(EKA: Episode 1094)
Twoheadedmonsternewspaper Muppets The Two-Headed Monster finds a newspaper.
(EKA: Episode 2122)
Cartoon These Are Your Parts: The host interviews a hand.
(EKA: Episode 0962)
Insert Big Bird goes through his old toy chest with some kids, and encounters a banner with the alphabet on it. He remembers the time he learned what it was, which fades to a flashback of him singing "ABC-DEF-GHI."
(EKA: Episode 2453)
Cartoon Light and heavy (bird falls on man)
(First: Episode 0785)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit the Frog witnesses how the mailman and salesman knock at the door while the Big Bad Wolf chases Little Red Riding Hood around the bed. Eventually, the Woodsman shows up, and Red and the Wolf chase him for cutting down a maple tree which was their favorite one.
(First: Episode 0621)
Cartoon Jim Thurman sings "Calcutta Joe."
Animation by Buzzco Associates, Inc.
(First: Episode 2492)
Film David (in voice-over) finds rectangles.
(EKA: Episode 2447)
Cast On a desert island, a parched Luis finds a coconut, which has a letter C inside.
(EKA: Episode 0703)
Cartoon C is for Canary
(First: Episode 0703)

SCENE 2 At Hooper's Store, Telly overhears a phone conversation between Gina and Mike about an upcoming Little Jerry and the Monotones concert. Telly observes how happy and sad Gina becomes during each part of the story. Ultimately, Mike tells her he'll be letting her use his tickets (as he'll be at work), making her day. Telly goes through a similar situation when he's invited to the concert, wondering if he'll even be able to go.
Cartoon A boy counts down to 0 as he eats his soup.
(EKA: Episode 2283)
Muppets In the park, Bert overhears the sound of a tuba - his favorite instrument. It's actually Simon Soundman, who's "just practicing." Bert begs Simon to teach him how to make that sound by himself, but Bert ends up attracting Gladys the Cow, who thinks she heard the romantic call of a bull.
(EKA: Episode 2386)
Cartoon Karen the Kangaroo talks about words that start with the letter K.
(First: Episode 0142)
Film / Animation Oranges are peeled and sliced in stop-motion, and some kids eat them.
(EKA: Episode 2283)
Cartoon A man weighs five pounds of bubble gum. He chews it all, blows a huge bubble, and flies away.
(EKA: Episode 0814)

Insert Gordon reads the kids Home Run on the Range starring Forgetful Jones.
(EKA: Episode 2291)
Cartoon How they say "good night" in Haiti and in India.
(EKA: Episode 2062)
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: "Gone With the Wind"
(EKA: Episode 2393)
C- Cap
Cartoon C for Cap (oversized cap)
(EKA: Episode 0154)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Sleeps."
(EKA: Episode 0406)
Edit: The shot of a man nodding off and falling out of a chair is replaced with a shot of astronauts sleeping on a space shuttle; the audio is also patched up in that area.
Muppets Two Anything Muppet beatniks say the alphabet.
(EKA: Episode 2403)
Cartoon Uncle Al tells his nephew a story about a dog he had, but gets mixed up with the details.
Artist: Marv Newland
(EKA: Episode 1145)
Insert Mr. Snuffleupagus wants to play football with Slimey, but Oscar the Grouch thinks the size difference will make the game unfair to Slimey. He suggests hide and seek. Snuffy looks everywhere and can't find Slimey. Oscar shows Snuffy that Slimey is hiding in his fur, and says the joke is on him. Instead of getting angry, Snuffy thinks it's funny and leaves to tell Big Bird that the joke was--literally--on him.
(First: Episode 2140)
Cartoon K for keyhole, ketchup, and kitten
(EKA: Episode 0811)
Muppets Ernie is tossing and turning in bed. He sings to the viewers how he feels "When Bert's Not Here."
(EKA: Episode 2208)
Film Trees are very nice places, for animals and for people.
(First: Episode 0455)
Cartoon A cat follows its ears to a squeaking noise, which he thinks is coming from mice, but it's coming from swings.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(EKA: Episode 1952)
Muppets / Celebrity On a rainy night, the Count brings Susan Sarandon to a locked castle. He knocks on the door just for the sake of counting the knocks, until it's revealed that the castle is his own. He then proceeds to unlock the numerous locks.
(First: Episode 2528)
Cartoon The moon listens to everyone say "Good night" in different languages.
(EKA: Episode 2243)

SCENE 3 Before they go to the concert, Telly shows Gina how well he's planned for it: he has an extra Monotones tie in case his other one gets stained, pillows if they need to adjust their seats and apples for a snack. Mike gives them the one thing they've forgotten - the tickets! Gina and Telly head off to catch their bus, while Snuffy announces the sponsors.

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