Sesame Street
Telly and Oscar write
Air date April 10, 1991
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Written by Luis Santeiro
Directed by Jon Stone
Production December 4, 1990 (sc. 1, 6)
December 13 (remaining)
Sponsors C, W, 11


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Oscar is weary of hearing the "Sesame Street Theme" every day and wishes they'd come up with something better. Telly happens to have a composition ready and sings a song all about saying "Hi." He sings it again, only replacing "Hi" with "Hola." Oscar considers it worse than the normal song.
Film A baby messes around (literally) with a chocolate cookie, as Cookie Monster (in voice-over) wishes it were for him.
(First: Episode 0407)
Cartoon A fan reveals the letter C.
(First: Episode 2746)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Instead of a pea, this princess sleeps on things beginning with C.
(First: Episode 2527)
Song "Beet Beet, Sugar Beet."
(First: Episode 1171)

SCENE 2 Oscar reads Telly a book he's written to combat all the nice stories they always hear. In his story of "Luis Van Winkle," Luis falls into a deep sleep for so long, he grows the largest beard in the kingdom (that Mike, Alex and Lisa trip over). Telly thinks the story is rotten - a perfect review for Oscar.
Film Alphaquest: W
(First: Episode 2712)
Muppets Mysterious Theater: Dial M for Mother
Sherlock Hemlock tries to figure out what he needs to call his mother before Big Ben strikes midnight... as he stands next to a London telephone booth. The message Sherlock has is to wish his mother a happy birthday.
(First: Episode 2727)
Song "Mom and Me"
(First: Episode 2462)
Cartoon Jill walks up a hill to pick a daffodil.
Artist: Jim Jinkins
(First: Episode 2538)
SCENE 3 Telly has written his own ending to "Luis Van Winkle," thinking Oscar's version wasn't positive. In Telly's version, the teens get the idea to wake up Luis and ask him to shave his beard off. He gladly complies and they cooperate moving it from the sidewalk. Oscar tells Telly that he's ruined a perfectly good ending.
Cartoon Leanna Williams tells a story of how she traveled to Hawaii and bought a Hawaiian shirt.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2745)
Film Armadillos on film
(First: Episode 2488)
Muppets Bip Bippadotta and friends show none, some and all.
(First: Episode 0615)
Cartoon Either none, some or all of a pony's legs are on the ground as it runs and trots.
(First: Episode 1719)
Insert Jay Leno describes what he has to do before going for a ride on his motorcycle. Big Bird shows up to pull him around on a tricycle instead.
(First: Episode 2408)
Cartoon A boy is drawn, but he doesn't have knees at first.
(First: Episode 0954)
Muppets Ernie and Bert sing "But I Like You."
(First: Episode 1952)
Cartoon The Typewriter: C-cat
(First: Episode 0779)
Song "Old Button Hole"
(First: Episode 1727)
Cartoon A girl talks about her skin.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 2611)
Film A child in a classroom draws a picture of her dog Puck, and goes over the care required to keep a pet.
SCENE 4 Luis, Alex and the kids sing "La Víbora de la Mar." Alex recalls other Spanish songs that his grandfather used to sing to him - "El patio de me casa" and "Me gusta la leche." Luis is able to play both, as they all sing together. "You sure you're not my grandfather?" Alex jokingly asks.
Cartoon Henson: Eleven Cheer
(First: Episode 0273)

Muppets The Two-Headed Monster are the teachers of a two-headed-oriented classroom, with Elmo and Telly as their pupil/pupils (they are sharing the same shirt). The first lesson is to say "Good Morning" in monster language, then how to argue over what to read.
Animation Stop-motion: what goes in the hot dog bun?
(First: Episode 1494)
Cartoon Water travels from a cloud to a river, into a reservoir, and through pipes, and finally ends up in a bathroom sink.
(First: Episode 2708)
Muppets "The Dirtiest Town in the West"
(First: Episode 1461)
Cartoon W is for Worm
(First: Episode 0001)
SCENE 5 Snuffy joins the group as Luis plays and sings some more. Snuffy wonders that since Luis knows songs Alex's grandfather would play, he might know some of his Grandfather Snuffleupagus' songs as well. Luis doesn't know any, but Lillian knows a Snuffleupagus song (having babysat many a Snuffleupagus her in time).
Cartoon Shorty reaches a water fountain with a stool.
(First: Episode 0954)
Song "Me and My Chair"
(First: Episode 1706)
Cartoon A little girl sings "The Alphabet Song," while continually admonished by an adult in voice-over.
(First: Episode 0010)
Muppets Hoots and the Two-Headed Monster demonstrate that whether music is fast or slow, it is still enjoyable.
(First: Episode 2823)
Cartoon The Ringmaster displays 11 purple pooches.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1347)
SCENE 6 Oscar hears the closing harmonica theme and becomes disgusted. Telly happens by with another song, all about saying "Bye." Oscar moans, "Some days, I should just learn to keep my mouth shut." Elmo announces the sponsors.

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