Sesame Street
Telly and the brick
Air date April 17, 1991
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Written by Nancy Sans
Directed by Emily Squires
Production January 16, 1991
Sponsors P, R, 20
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Gina welcomes the viewer, when Grundgetta passes by with a wrapped box intended as a surprise for Telly. Since it's something isn't expecting, he wonders what it could be. He opens the box and finds a brick inside. It turns out to be something he's wanted all his life and profusely thanks Grundgetta, to her dismay.
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Cartoon "Island of Emotion"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 2822)
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Muppets Fred the Wonder Horse bets Marshal Grover that he can't count backwards from ten. Grover tries standing with his back to him and counting up to ten. Since he can't do it, Grover has to let Fred ride on his back.
(First: Episode 1066)
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Cartoon The Bellhop is sent to the grocery store to get twenty grapefruits. He counts to 20 on the way there so that he can remember the quantity, but forgets what item he was sent for.
(First: Episode 2533)
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SCENE 2 Telly demonstrates to Luis (trying to get some work done) how his brick can be more than meets the eye, imagining it's a firetruck, rocketship and a giant monster named Brickfoot.
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Cartoon An owl and a bluebird work out a compromise.
(First: Episode 1493)
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Muppets Little Chrissy sings "Eight Balls of Fur."
(First: Episode 2669)
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Cartoon Three mayonnaise jars follow three different paths after they leave the factory.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2762)
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Cast Maria as Chaplin gets their suspenders stuck on a wall while reaching for the door, demonstrating long, longer, and longest.
(First: Episode 0786)
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Cartoon P for Planet
(First: Episode 2008)
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Film A giant panda walks around.
(First: Episode 0920)
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Cartoon A postal worker tells the viewer what the post office is good for.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0783)
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SCENE 3 Telly now intends to enter a look-alike contest with his brick, which is dressed identically to him. Gina is quick to point out the many differences between the two. Telly concedes, but acknowledges they have something else in common - they're both hungry. He takes the brick off to Pizzeria Dos.
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Animation Blue, red and yellow ovals play "Old MacDonald."
(EKA: Episode 2002)
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Film Kids paint P-word animals on glass.
(First: Episode 0119)
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Cartoon Why did the chicken cross the road?
(First: Episode 2050)
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Muppets / Celebrity Prairie Dawn and Tyne Daly sing about "Same and Different."
(First: Episode 2769)
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Cartoon A satellite view of the earth is shown on television, while a group of geese decide to fly south.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 2710)
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Song "Ookyook Song," a Joe Raposo song with the Alaskan words for all the things you need to put on when it's ukiuq (winter).
(First: Episode 2360)
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Cartoon I've got some (hair), I've got more, but I've got the most.
(First: Episode 0524)
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Cast Linda teaches a boy how to say "STREET" in sign language.
(First: Episode 2644)
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Cartoon A rabbit crosses the STREET, and almost gets run over.
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 0778)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit the Frog witnesses how the mailman and salesman knock at the door while the Big Bad Wolf chases Little Red Riding Hood around the bed. Eventually, the Woodsman shows up, and Red and the Wolf chase him for cutting down a maple tree which was their favorite one.
(First: Episode 0621)
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Cartoon R for rhinoceros, raquet, robot
(EKA: Episode 2443)
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SCENE 4 Telly has since lost his brick and Gina draws up a "Lost Brick" poster to hang around the neighborhood. Luis claims it might be found over by the junkyard, where he's seen dozens of old bricks.
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Animation Cecille sings “Up Down, In Out, Over and Under.”
(First: Episode 2746)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie and Bert build a snowman, but Ernie fears that the snowman will be cold if they don't dress him. Even though Bert tries to tell him that snowmen aren't alive and can't feel the cold, that doesn't stop Ernie from dressing the snowman in Bert's clothing.
(First: Episode 1824)
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Cartoon A loud-voiced girl talks about her dog, Pete.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1266)
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Film A girls' jump-rope team trains for a contest. They end up winning second place.
(First: Episode 2510)
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Cartoon Number Creatures #20
(First: Episode 2687)
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SCENE 5 A woman comes to Hooper's Store, having seen the posters and claims she's found Telly's brick. Her brick is lacking a hat, however. A Honker also brings over a brick, but it doesn't match the poster either. Finally, a nautical monster comes over with a sea-ready brick, which doesn't match either. He then produces Telly's brick, which he found at the bus stop.
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Film Alphaquest: P
A pack of painted purple penguins practicing a pop song in a pine tree park, and a pink pig with a parachute.
(First: Episode 2711)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie tries to get baby Ernestine to say his name. It turns out she's much better at saying "Bert!"
(First: Episode 2586)
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Cartoon Colonel Travel takes the viewer on a tour of England.
(First: Episode 2763)
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Film Letter R hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0315)
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Cartoon R for Rhinoceros (poem)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1151)
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SCENE 6 Telly has written a poem for his brick, which even Grundgetta likes. Gina announces the sponsors.



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