Sesame Street
Telly plays with Shira
Air date May 9, 1990
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Written by Cathi Rosenberg-Turow
Production December 7, 1989
Sponsors T, W, 15


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Big Bird is in Bob's apartment to learn about the piano. Bob's talk is interrupted when Big Bird can't decide if he wants the window open or closed. Bob opens it part-way so it doesn't become too chilly or warm. He begins playing a loud march and a bird (Martin P. Robinson) comes to the window to complain about the noise.
Cartoon "Mother Brown's Farm (Number Fifteen Song)"
(First: Episode 2693)
Muppets The Three Little Pigs look for the Big Bad Wolf in a police line-up.
(First: Episode 2541)
Cartoon T for treasure (Jim Thurman VO)
(First: Episode 1990)
Film Cat block structure.
(First: Episode 1824)

SCENE 2 Bob tries to give his lesson to Big Bird, but he's now disrupted by the sound of his telephone, doorbell and Oscar, who drowns out the piano music with the honking of his Sloppy Jalopy below. Bob shuts the window in a huff...when Big Bird claims he's hot again.
Cartoon A juggling bear helps a little girl learn to juggle.
(First: Episode 1834)
Muppets Bert sings the club song for The National Association of W Lovers.
(First: Episode 0366)
Cartoon Gloria talks about 'W'
(First: Episode 0806)
Film A girl visits the stamp factory to see how stamps are made.
(First: Episode 2263)
Cartoon Number creatures 15
(First: Episode 2693)
Muppets / Celebrity Murphy Brown (Candice Bergen) interviews Oscar about his sock collection.
(First: Episode 2696)
Cartoon Maria (in voice-over) counts five oranges, which are then eaten by a snake.
(First: Episode 2380)
Muppets Grover talks about the word walk. He is accompanied by styrofoam letters that form the word walk, and they keep walking back and forth.
(First: Episode 1692)
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Animation Geometry of Circles #3 "Six Colored Circles"
(First: Episode 1395)
Squeal of Fortune title.jpg

Muppets Prairie Dawn and The Count are contestants on "Squeal of Fortune."
(First: Episode 2331)
Toast toon.jpg
Cartoon A man shows the difference between a regular slice of bread and a toasted one.
(First: Episode 1497)
SCENE 3 Gordon sings "Animal Signing" as he, Linda and the kids use their hands to make signs for various animals.
Cartoon T for Turtle
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1146)
Film A boy who lives in Arizona narrates a film of himself and his family, who travel through a canyon with their sheep to stay at their summer house.
(First: Episode 2678)
Cartoon An ant is pressured by his peers to finish the anthill all by himself, until he enlists the cooperation of the others.
(First: Episode 1478)

Muppets A series of trailers for school-related dramas are shown on WCTW's "School in the Afternoon" block.
(First: Episode 2223)
Cartoon A janitor sweeps up his own footprints the wrong way, then the right way. Just then, a giant centipede leaves tracks all over the floor.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0247)

SCENE 4 Telly wants to play ball with Shira, a young girl sitting not far away. He calls out to her, but she doesn't respond. Gordon and Linda point out that she's deaf and can't hear him. Telly makes some physical contact to get her attention and manages to ask her to play.
Cartoon W for Wash
(First: Episode 0485)
Muppets Ernie sings "Dance Myself to Sleep."
(First: Episode 1705)
Cartoon An apple, an orange, and a pear learn they can cooperate by rocking and rolling.
(First: Episode 0555)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit and Kimberly talk about how they're "different" and the "same."
(First: Episode 1453)
Cartoon Gordon's Voiceover 'T/t': Two caterpillars form T and t.
(First: Episode 2223)

SCENE 5 Telly and Shira draw together, when Shira proposes they get some ice cream at Hooper's Store. Telly is unable to understand her signs and goes into a panicky fit. Shira draws a picture of some ice cream and points to the store, making Telly understand her idea.
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Animation A scoop of ice cream makes its way to the top of a cone.
(First: Episode 0505)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster sounds out the word "hop" and starts hopping.
(First: Episode 1482)
Cartoon AMOR, amor, amor ... amoramor ... amoramor
(First: Episode 2116)
Song Sesame Street Creature Feature: The Sloth
(First: Episode 2500)
Cartoon An animated number 15 sings "How Hard It Is to Be 15" to a child who is trying to count from 1 to 20, but can't remember 15.
Muppets Clementine and Elmo sing a song about things that are "Important."
(First: Episode 2702)
Cartoon A bird transforms into a plane, a car, a cat, a fish, a submarine, Submarine Man, and back to a bird.
(First: Episode 1616)
SCENE 6 Telly and Shira have done many other activities now. Gordon and Linda must take her back home, but Shira teaches Telly a new sign to describe him - "friend."

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