Sesame Street
Plot Telly writes a story
Air date March 20, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Sponsors H, Y, 3
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Telly is going to write a story and has prepared for the unforeseeable by stocking up several dozen pencils, erasers, a bunch of pads of paper and two typewriters. Maria and Luis to try convince him he's going overboard again. He then can't decide what to write about, since he likes too many things and can't pick out a single topic. They suggest he sit and think for a while before settling on an idea.
Cartoon "Beginning, Middle, End"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 2556)
Film Exploring on the ocean rocks
(First: Episode 1414)
Muppets A Honker counts to 3. (only part 1 is shown)
(First: Episode 1458)
Dog imagination
Cartoon A little girl tries to figure out why a dog is crying.
(EKA: Episode 0862)
SCENE 2 Telly wonders how to start his story and listens in as Maria reads Where the Wild Things Are to the kids.
Film Ostriches walk and run. (piano music)
(EKA: Episode 0803)
Insert Three of these kids are wearing winter gear in the cold, but one is not.
(First: Episode 0463)
Cartoon Y is for Yo-Yo
(First: Episode 0036)
Muppets Old West: Sinister Sam announces that someone has bought the last box of crayons, and he wants to know why. It turns out that he just wants a crayon so he can learn how to write the letter Y.
(First: Episode 1288)
Animation Draw a line from the dog to the bowl and underline the hen.
(EKA: Episode 2254)
SCENE 3 To keep any distractions a bay, Telly puts on a set of earmuffs. David comes over nearby and starts eating his lunch, making Telly hungry. He tries to remedy this by blindfolding himself so he can't see David's sandwich, but it causes him to knock over his pencils (and also keeps him from writing). David suggests he get some lunch too and even offers him the booth at Hooper's Store where no one can bother him.
Cartoon Two boys peek into a fire house, and write HAT, HOSE, and HOOK on the window using their breath. Two dogs come by and wonder what a HAT HOSE HOOK is, but their question is answered when the fire truck leaves the station.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(EKA: Episode 1575)
Muppets Construction worker Sally Smith is the surprise contestant of the on-location game "This Is Your Lunch." Sally must guess the contents of her lunchbox correctly after each food item gives her clues.
(First: Episode 1631)
Cartoon Y for Yak
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1184)

Muppets Snuffy brings his TV over to Big Bird's nest so that he, Big Bird, and some kids can work out along with Jane Snuffleupagus.
(EKA: Episode 2173)
Cartoon Sand "Y"
(First: Episode 0626)
Film A boy who lives in Alaska narrates a film of himself going ice-fishing with his grandfather and sister.
(EKA: Episode 2375)
Muppets Ernie and Bert: "That's What Friends Are For": Ernie sings to Bert about friends being tolerant of each other's differences, while Bert just wants to sleep.
(EKA: Episode 2073)
Animation Three pretty kitties live in a celery house.
(First: Episode 1663)
SCENE 4 Snuffy tries to teach Alice about the word "YOU" using a mirror. Alice believes her reflection is another young Snuffleupagus.
Cartoon A mad scientist puts together a capital H.
(EKA: Episode 0887)
Muppets "Body Rhythms" by Little Jerry and the Monotones.
(EKA: Episode 1322)

Film Number Three Ball Film: powder version
(First: Episode 0254)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Counting Battements with Suzanne Farrell.
(EKA: Episode 1957)
Cartoon Hockey player (Spanish)
(EKA: Episode 2228)
SCENE 5 At night, Telly reads everyone the story he's written all about his best friend Oscar, where a witch makes him ungrouchy and he has a wonderful day with Telly in the park. Oscar can't stand hearing it and goes inside his can, missing the twist ending that he'd actually like. Telly announces the sponsors as Oscar begs to hear the ending.

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