Sesame Street
Finding 40 parts of the body
Air date January 30, 1991
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Written by Jeff Moss
Directed by Jon Stone
Production October 26, 1990 (scenes 1-4)
October 30, 1990 (scenes 5-7)
Sponsors M, U, 18


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Telly has volunteered to help Count von Count count 40 body parts. The Count assigns Telly to come up with a list of body parts, which he will then count. Telly frets over how he'll come up with so many parts. He receives some help from Maria, Bob and Uncle Wally, who all sing "I've Got Two."
Cartoon Animated quilt patterns.
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Film A girl named Maria and her family are having a Cuban barbecue. She invited her friend, Stewart, to enjoy in the fun and learn about Cuban culture.
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Cartoon Don't mess with the Mighty M.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
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SCENE 2 Telly's list has 12 parts now and he begs Oscar to help him. Oscar declines and calls him "worry face." This inspires Telly to sing "Right in the Middle of My Face" and finds three more body parts to remember (nose, mouth and chin).
Animation "We Are Kids From Far and Wide": Jittar, who lives in Thailand, describes the holiday of Songkran.
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Muppets Game Show: To Tell A Face
The object of the game is to identify the face of a relative. The contestant in this skit is Baby Bobby, who must identify his grandmother.
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Animation Kids talk about families, often mentioning having rhinoceroses as pets.
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SCENE 3 Bob needs to catch his bus, but the Count stops him and starts singing "Counting Toes." Telly is pleased that 10 more body parts have made it to the list, while Bob struggles to put his shoes and socks back on to catch his incoming bus.
Cartoon Toothpaste March
Artist: Ray Favata
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover talks to Chelsea about what their eyes, ears, nose, and mouth can do. Chelsea mentions that they both have them and also have hands, feet, bellies, necks, arms, backs, and shoulders. Grover replies they have a cornucopia of parts, which means they have a lot of good stuff.
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Cartoon Melvin the Moving Man has magnificent muscles.
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Film Footage of an animal auction, where they auction off animals to dairy farmers and the like.
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Cartoon Bruce the moose invites Toulouse LaGoose over for juice.
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SCENE 4 Telly leads the kids in a performance of "Shake Your Wrist." After the song, he only has five more body parts to go.
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Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper goes to a man and asks, "Can I take a picture of U?" The man gives him permission, but Harvey tells him that his shoes are untied, and when the man looks down, Harvey slaps the letter U on top of his head and takes a picture of it.
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Cartoon A cowboy sings about "Feelings That Are Real."
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Celebrity Robin Williams demonstrates the uses of knees.
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Song "Elbows and Knees"
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SCENE 5 Telly inadvertently gets more body parts from Maria - shoulders (which she shrugs) and the back (by suggesting she deserves a pat on hers).
Cartoon The Bellhop is told that somebody at table 18 has a phone call, and after he struggles to get to the table, he is told to take a message.
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Film In a classroom, kids learn the musical scales through various exercises.
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Cartoon An orange ball tries to pet a green ball, which growls, scaring him away.
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TV Chair Battle
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Film The crosswalk light says WALK.
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SCENE 6 Telly only needs two more body parts. He again asks Oscar for help and realizes Oscar's eyebrows help bring the total to 40!
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Song "It's Easy"
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Cartoon A picture of a girl playing a guitar is drawn as off-screen kids (speaking English and Spanish) try to guess what the drawing will be.
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SCENE 7 Telly lists off all the body parts he's found today, as Kathleen points them out on her body and the Count counts. The Count thanks Telly for his diligent work and asks him to find some more groups of 40 to count, suggesting 40 parts of a tree or parts of speech. Telly makes a hasty exit and the Count pursues him around the street, as Maria announces the sponsors.

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