Sesame Street
Plot Telly and the balloon
Air date March 26, 1991
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Sponsors R, V, 2


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Monster on the Spot: Telly interviews two twins about how they are same and different.
Cartoon A vaudeville act of two SAME people ends when one of them falls off the stage.
(EKA: Episode 0840)
Film Sounds around the house: chimes, snoring, a boy pretending to be an airplane, a man playing a trumpet, and a motorcycle outside.
(EKA: Episode 2122)
Muppets Mr. Johnson goes to Pizzeria Dos to get a piece of pizza, but comes to find that at this restaurant there is two of everything, including himself.
Animation El Numero Dos (Luis voice-over)
Song Lillian sings "Face Facts."
(First: Episode 2760)
Muppets / Celebrity Tony Danza and Big Bird play tennis without a ball, and count twenty hits, while Kevin Clash announces.
(EKA: Episode 2255)
Cartoon A detective sees a lever and wonders what will happen if he pulls it.
(EKA: Episode 2641)
Muppets Placido Flamingo sings a song about how music can have feelings.
Cartoon V for Van (live-action/animation hybrid)
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(EKA: Episode 2292)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert is preparing to give his nephew Brad a bath, but Ernie chastises him for not providing any bath toys. He brings so many toys that Bert feels there is no longer room for Brad. So as not to waste the water, Ernie hops into the tub.
(EKA: Episode 1134)
Cartoon R is for Rooster, and Robber, and Rake ...
Artist: Fred Calvert
(First: Episode 0011)
Song Joe Raposo sings "I Like Alaska", along with a montage of kids saying what their hobbies are, and what they like about their community.
(EKA: Episode 2356)
Cartoon Consonant Sound: V, violin
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1285)
Muppets Cookie Monster sings "Healthy Food."
(First: Episode 2404)
Animation A girl unfolds a map and uses it to describe her trip to Mexico, stopping in Texas along the way.
(EKA: Episode 2729)
SCENE 2 Telly is doing holding onto Uncle Wally's balloon, which Big Bird was doing before, but he had to go and play catch with Miles. He is briefly worried about the wind blowing the balloon away, then realizes that the balloon is safe as long as he's holding it, even while he walks and jumps. When he tries to do a somersault, however, the balloon pops.
Cartoon A bird subtracts two balloons from a group of three.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0597)

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.
(EKA: Episode 2760)
Animation Sand R / r
(EKA: Episode 0901)
Muppets Little Jerry and the Monotones climb the "Mountain of Love."
(First: Episode 2733)
Film Lemurs leap and play in a zoo cage.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0020)
Muppets Two-Headed Monster: One head wants to play the trumpet, but the other head wants to sleep.
(First: Episode 1390)
Cartoon The Bellhop is told that there are two kids, Betty and Bobby Blobby, who are lost in the lobby, and he must help them find their parents.
(EKA: Episode 2503)
SCENE 3 In the Fix-it Shop, Telly asks Maria if she can fix Uncle Wally's balloon. She tells him that a popped balloon can't be fixed, and reassures him that Uncle Wally will most likely forgive him for accidentally popping the balloon.
Cartoon A girl narrates a poem about the sad time when her goldfish died.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 2228)
Muppets Bert sings "Keep the Park Clean for the Pigeons" to address the importance of proper trash disposal for the sake of pigeons.
(First: Episode 2727)
Cartoon I am dry, they are wet (Umbrella)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0344)
Film Some kids learn how to use Logo, a computer programming language, to draw shapes on computers.
(EKA: Episode 2003)
Cartoon "The Adventures of Clever Bill!" The main character solves conflicts between two fighting giants and two fighting girls.
(EKA: Episode 2090)
Film Alone Song
(EKA: Episode 1003)
SCENE 4 Telly confesses to Uncle Wally what happened, and Wally forgives him. Wally says he is also sad that he can't give the balloon as a present to someone - who turns out to be Telly. This fact makes Telly feel better.
Cartoon "Love" word animation
(EKA: Episode 0926)
Muppets The Martians are a "Yip Yip Family."
(First: Episode 2724)
Film A scuba diver collects shells, which some kids count in voice-over.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0751)
Cartoon An orange ball tries to pet a green ball, which growls, scaring him away.
(EKA: Episode 2574)
Song David sings "Who You Looking At, Tiger?"
Re-filmed version
(EKA: Episode 2546)
Muppets Construction worker Sally Smith is the surprise contestant of the on-location game "This Is Your Lunch." Sally must guess the contents of her lunchbox correctly after each food item gives her clues.
(First: Episode 1631)
Animation The inhabitants of a farm feel like celebrating when it rains during a hot, dry summer.
Artists: Brothers Quay
(EKA: Episode 1447)
SCENE 5 A happy Telly reports to Maria that she was right, and shows her the new balloon that Uncle Wally gave him. He accidentally lets go of it, but Maria catches it just in time and comes downstairs to give it back to him. Uncle Wally announces the sponsors.

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