Sesame Street
Telly wants someone to read to him at the library
Air date April 18, 1990
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Written by Luis Santiero
Sponsors F, T, 11
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird observes the various sounds of the library, such as Linda typing and Lisa rolling a cart of books. He hears the sound of scratching, which comes from Barkley at the front door. Big Bird lets him inside, causing some commotion.
Cartoon A Flea circus performs feats beginning with the letter F.
(First: Episode 0309)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert regrets not being able to go to the park today like Ernie did, but Ernie helps him imagine a quiet day at the park -- which has more noises than Bert expected, even at night.
(First: Episode 1953)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Doggy Paddle."
(First: Episode 1967)
Muppets Cookie Monster and Diana talk about ideas.
(First: Episode 2582)
Cartoon Hockey player (Spanish).
(First: Episode 2114)
SCENE 2 Linda intends to take Barkley outside to play, when Big Bird proposes he play right here in a library. He starts up a game of "Three of These Things" using Barkley and three kids reading. Barkley starts making more noise, forcing Big Bird to admit the dog might be better off outside...
Cartoon A girl imagines being next to a tree, a house and a car. "Now I'm going over there," she says. "There's nothing here to be next to!"
(First: Episode 0782)
Insert The Alphabet Dancers form the letter T.
(First: Episode 0454)
Cartoon T for typewriter and toe
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 0506)
Muppets "It's Zydeco"
(First: Episode 2666)
Cartoon Two kids want to use their empty box as a pretend submarine or airplane. They agree to imagine it's a rocketship.
Artist: Cordell Barker
(First: Episode 2369)
Film Old bottles are made into new bottles at a recycling plant.
music: "Black Eyed Peas" by Graham Preskett
(First: Episode 0917)
SCENE 3 Snuffy wants to check a book - "The Rise and Fall of the Roman Umpire." He's also read the title and imagines how the story goes, starring a Snuffleupagus named Roman who becomes an umpire. Linda and Lisa don't think that's quite what the story is about, but agree that both the book and Snuffy's imagination are very large.
Cartoon Henson: Eleven Cheer
(First: Episode 0273)
Muppets Farley explains things one can do with their mind - he plans on going to the door, he imagines who's knocking at it, he remembers it's not his mother and he hopes there's not a scary monster at the door. Herry Monster surprises him by bursting through the door, frightening Farley away. Herry's sorry Farley ran away; he wanted to play.
(First: Episode 0180)
Film A percussionist on the beach talks about how rhythm is everywhere, such as in breaking waves, walking and horse galloping.
(First: Episode 0049)
Cartoon An elephant asks Nesbitt for directions to the zoo, but won't listen to him long enough.
Artist: Janet Perlman
(First: Episode 1631)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster reads the sign atop a miniature school building, and observes a small group of children that run out of it. Once they've left, the monster picks up the now empty building, and declares, "School's out!"
(First: Episode 2015)
Cartoon Christopher Clumsy demonstrates the things feet can do.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0455)
SCENE 4 Telly can't come to a decision which friend to sit next to. Eventually, all the kids must go, leaving Telly all alone. Linda and Lisa offer to sit next to him.
Cartoon Cloud blows things FFFFFFFF
(First: Episode 0387)
Muppets Clementine and some cowboys sing "I'm a Real Cowboy" to Forgetful Jones to remind him of what he is.
(First: Episode 1965)
Film Kids ride horses.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0541)
Cartoon Simple Simon meets some strange-looking animals, all of whom have their parts switched around.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0822)
Video Ann Marie DeAngelo and Skeeter Rabbit do their dance routine. The frame freezes whenever the word STOP comes on.
(First: Episode 2600)
SCENE 5 Linda and Lisa have to return to work. Telly wishes someone could read to him and asks Oscar to do so when he enters. Oscar refuses, but offers to find someone else to read to Telly. On a mischievous note, he brings over a Honker, who starts honking along with the book.
Cartoon F - Face
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1162)
Film Bald eagle (child voice-overs).
Music by Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0424)
Muppets Super Grover: Janet Fringle needs help carrying many boxes. Super Grover suggests gluing them together, but she eventually figures out that taking them one at a time will work.
(First: Episode 0588)
Cartoon "Love" word animation
(First: Episode 0926)
Muppets "Bein' Green," with Lena Horne and Kermit.
(First: Episode 0637)
Cartoon The Typewriter has an electric train.
(First: Episode 0785)
SCENE 6 The Honker finishes the book, though Telly hasn't been able to understand a word. The Honker has to leave, so Oscar replaces him with a Dinger.
Film SCHOOL: the sign spins around.
(First: Episode 0685)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie enjoys watching Bert read a book, but Ernie's staring at him is driving Bert bananas.
(First: Episode 1741)
Cartoon Rap #11
(First: Episode 2531)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper sets up a bucket of confetti above a door, so that whoever pulls the rope attached to the bucket will get the confetti dumped on them. Instead, a little girl walks by and pulls the rope, so that the confetti lands on Harvey!
(First: Episode 0353)
Film Two Navajo kids go to school in Arizona. This year, Dante enters pre-school.
(First: Episode 2680)
SCENE 7 The Dinger now has to go somewhere else. Telly resolves to reading his book on his own, which dictates today's sponsors. Telly is very proud of himself.

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