Sesame Street
Plot Telly hosts "The Wide World of Numbers"
Air date February 27, 1991
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Sponsors O, Z, 9
This episode guide has been compiled from incomplete video material.


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SCENE 1 Today, “The Wide World of Sesame Street” will be covering numbers. Reporter Telly Monster is asking what people’s favorite numbers are. He first visits the home of Polly Darton, but her back up group, the Get-Along Little Doggies, opens the front gate, smashing Telly against the wall. Polly addresses the camera and sings about how singing makes her feel “Proud and Happy”. They leave, and Telly remarks how proud, happy, and in pain he is.
SCENE 2 As Maria fixes Polly’s toaster, Polly sings a sad song about her broken toaster.
SCENE 2 cont’d Still reporting, Telly has gotten word that Polly is inside the Fix-It Shop and he can now ask her about her favorite number. Instead, Maria exits the shop. He is star-struck to find Maria fixed her toaster and begins holding her hand to show the audience the hand that fixed Polly Darton’s toaster.
SCENE 3 Polly has finished lunch at Hooper's Store and thanks Mr. Handford with a song about healthy food.
SCENE 3 cont’d Telly visits Hooper’s in hope of catching Polly inside, but finds he’s just missed her again. Mr. Handford points out she may be heading for the park, so Telly runs off to find her.
SCENE 4 In the arbor, Telly has assembled Maria, Mr. Handford, and some kids (all dressed like cowboys). Polly appears there too, who sings about her favorite number – 9.

SCENE 5 Polly closes her show by announcing the sponsors and Telly signs off his report.

Known missing segments

Picture Segment Description
Muppets Elmo writes his own song and sings it for Big Bird and Snuffy, who then wish that they had their own songs. Elmo lets them insert their own names into the lyrics, resulting in "Big Bird's Song" and "Snuffy's Song."
(First: Episode 2710)
Cartoon The story of an old woman who lived in a nine.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0512)
Film Kids have a lost-dog poster made using an old-style printing press.
(EKA: Episode 1222)
Cartoon Sand Z/z
(First: Episode 0639)


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