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Telly wants to be like Bob
Air date January 21, 1991
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Written by Josh Selig
Directed by Jon Stone
Production October 23, 1990
Sponsors H, R, 8


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Telly waits at Bob's door early in the morning, as today, he is going to do everything Bob does. He wakes Bob up with his knocking and asks if he's missed anything Bob has done. Bob tells him all he's done is sleep, heard Telly's knocking, and woke up. Telly jumps into Bob's bed and has Bob knock on the door so he can do what Bob just did. Unfortunately, Telly falls asleep and can't hear Bob knocking on the door.
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Sleeps."
(First: Episode 0406)
Cartoon R for Rhinoceros
(First: Episode 2518)
Cast Maria as Chaplin falls in love with a painting (Linda) at the art museum.
(First: Episode 2033)
Cartoon Footprints move over to the tune of "Here Are Some Things".
(First: Episode 0505)
SCENE 2 Telly finally wakes up and remembers Bob is outside. He opens the door and lets him in. Telly then tries to take a shower with Bob, but Bob insists that he does that alone. Instead, Telly decides to listen from outside the bathroom, and pretends to do what Bob does based on the sounds he hears. He mistakes the sound of Bob's electric razor as an airplane.
Cartoon "Wash Your Hands Before You Eat"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1523)
Film A gemsbok runs fast, then faster.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0416)
Muppets Grover's Health Minute: Kermit the Frog and Grover talk about teeth. Grover notices that Kermit does not have any teeth at all, so he puts a pair of teeth in Kermit's mouth. Grover says to see a "tooth checker," to eat crunchy things like bananas and to clean teeth with a "tooth comb."
(First: Episode 1949)
Cartoon "Candy Man"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0359)
SCENE 3 Telly and Bob are going to have the same thing for breakfast – granola. Telly refuses to eat it, since he's never had it before. He gives it a taste and likes it so much, that he begins to eat Bob's whole portion.
Cartoon Snacks on Parade - The Raisin
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1171)
Video Four break-dancers dance.
(First: Episode 2607)
Muppets Captain Breakfast unsuccessfully encourages a little girl to eat breakfast, the most important meal of the day.
(First: Episode 1492)
Cartoon Consonant Sound Limerick: H - Horse
(First: Episode 1167)
SCENE 4 Back in Bob's apartment, Telly and Bob wait for his music students to arrive. Telly counts the students that just arrive, and then adds the late comers. Telly wants to help teach, but Bob suggests Telly sing with the chorus. He joins them in singing "One Small Voice." Telly then joins Bob in congratulating the chorus.
Film A boy draws a picture of his friend, Katie.
(First: Episode 2760)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster looks at a star and sings "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star."
(First: Episode 2737)
Film Fay Ray gets on and under a rug.
(First: Episode 2637)
Cartoon ADVENTURE! A man and woman escape a boulder, a crocodile, and other obstacles.
(First: Episode 2080)
SCENE 5 Bob is about to jog when Telly arrives, wearing the same workout clothes as Bob, and tells him that he is no longer copying Bob; he and the Bobketeers are! Telly worries, however, that if they go jogging, they'll love it so much they'll keep on jogging and never come home (and he and the Bobketeers have school in the morning). Bob assures Telly he's going around the block a few times and that they'll be back before tomorrow.
Cartoon A beaver does his exercises, while his friends make fun of him. He then uses his strength to save his friends when the dam breaks.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 2067)
Muppets Shelley the Turtle sings "I Get There" on his way to a picnic.
(First: Episode 2314)
Film Old paper, new paper
Music: "Blue Nosed Gopher" by Graham Preskett
(First: Episode 0972)
Animation "The King of Eight"
(First: Episode 0225)
SCENE 6 Bob, Telly and the Bobketeers are all waiting under the bus stop sign, wearing glasses and reading the newspaper. The bus zooms past without stopping, making Bob mad (throwing his newspaper down in frustration). The Bobketeers get angry and throw their newspapers as well.
Cartoon A little boy describes a time when he got angry after his toy truck was destroyed by a big kid.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2764)
Muppets Hammy Swinette sings "Stand By Your Can."
Film Letter R hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0315)
Cartoon R for rose
(First: Episode 2363)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie is confused when he sees Bert playing checkers with his pigeon, Bernice. Ernie thinks it's amazing that a pigeon can play checkers, but Bert thinks it is no big deal, because Bernice has only beaten Bert in two out of ten games.
(First: Episode 1227)
Cartoon 8 cows
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1531)
Muppets / Celebrity Alice Snuffleupagus crawls onto Kathleen Turner's lap to hear her read Goodnight Moon. The book helps Alice fall asleep, preventing Kathleen from moving.
(First: Episode 2544)
Cartoon Mr. Tweak can't sleep because his neighbor above snores, and his neighbor below sneezes.
Artist: Abe Levitow
(First: Episode 0528)
Film SALIDA (word spins around)
(First: Episode 0967)
Muppets Ernie sings "Dance Myself to Sleep."
(First: Episode 1705)
Cartoon A man tries to get to sleep, but is woken up by a fly, a chicken and a drum-playing rabbit, all of whom call him on the phone after he throws them out.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0257)
SCENE 7 Now nighttime, Bob plans to go back to his apartment, read, and then go to sleep. Telly and the club are excited to go to Bob's apartment and do the same thing, until Bob points out they will do the same thing at their own houses. The closing music begins playing, which means the Bobketeers can announce the sponsors the same way Bob does. Telly suggests doing this again tomorrow, to which Bob replies "Let's not."


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