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The Grand High Triangle Lover visits Telly
Air date May 6, 1991
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Written by Lou Berger
Directed by Emily Squires
Production January 14, 1991
Sponsors A, C, 1


Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Uncle Wally welcomes the viewer to Sesame Street. Telly appears to tell Uncle Wally that The Grand High Triangle Lover is coming to Sesame Street today. Telly doesn't know why he is, but just then he appears with his dim-witted assistant Norman. The Grand High Triangle Lover tells Telly that he's thinking that he'd be "The Triangle Lover of the Year." All Telly has to do is show him how much he loves triangles by the time he and Norman get back. They exit, and Telly wonders what to do. He then decides to get his tuba.
Cartoon Hortense beats one drum.
Artist: Michael Sporn
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Muppets "Forty Blocks From My Home"
(First: Episode 2614)
Cartoon We Are Kids from Far and Wide: Rice harvesting in Sierra Leone
(First: Episode 2774)
Film Building a log cabin
(First: Episode 0602)
Cartoon An apple, an orange, and a pear learn they can cooperate by rocking and rolling.
(First: Episode 0555)
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SCENE 2 Oscar the Grouch witnesses Telly with his pet worm Slimey. Telly explains to Oscar that they're rehearsing a song about how much he loves triangles. Telly plays the tuba and sings while Slimey plays the triangle. They play the song for Oscar, who seems impressed with it. Telly worries that if Oscar likes the song, then everyone else won't. He soon forgets the song idea and decides to approach Savion.
Cartoon A gorilla outgrows his toy fire truck, and is about to throw it away, when he decides to pass it on to his little brother.
(First: Episode 2840)
Cast Big Bird, Susan and Bob sing "Can Read" while at a newsstand.
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Film A Caucasian boy narrates a film of himself hanging out with his African American friend Jamal.
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Cartoon Kids try to guess what a bunch of shapes will form; eventually they form a chicken.
(First: Episode 2838)
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
(First: Episode 2674)
Animation Arrows give a presentation of the human body.
(First: Episode 2839)
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SCENE 3 Savion teaches a tap-dancing lesson to some kids. In a panic, Telly asks Savion if he knows any triangle dance. Savion doesn't know any, but he's gotten an idea--for something like a square dance. Pulling out a triangle and giving it to Telly, Savion makes a triangle with his foot as he hits the triangle three times. Then Savion makes the dance more complicated, causing Telly to forget it and move on to something else.
Cartoon A flea sets up camp on a dog.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1004)
Muppets Ernie sings "Imagine That" about things that he sometimes imagines to be: first a knight in shining armor who battles a dragon, then a sailor, and finally, himself.
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Cartoon A man displays the capital and lowercase A, and explains what an alligator is.
(First: Episode 0006)
Film Old bottles are made into new bottles at a recycling plant.
music: "Black Eyed Peas" by Graham Preskett
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Animation It's a snail!
Artist: Ishu Patel
(First: Episode 1711)
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SCENE 4 Uncle Wally and Savion observe that Telly is taking a nap on a crate. They're relieved that Telly isn't thinking about triangles, until they hear Telly talk about triangles in his sleep.
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Animation Where does the triangle fit?
(First: Episode 1883)
Film Five girls play a clapping game.
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Muppets Forgetful Jones invites a cowpoke to lunch, not realizing it's his own reflection in the mirror.
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Cartoon "Wash Your Hands Before You Eat"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
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Film A piece of construction equipment and a giraffe are shown side-by-side.
(First: Episode 1550)
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SCENE 5 Telly is now drawing triangles with different colored crayons in a rush. Savion and Uncle Wally tell Telly that even if he's not "Triangle Lover of the Year", he can still have his love for triangles. Telly realizes that and it makes him feel better...
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert complains about Ernie having the radio volume on too loud. Ernie pulls the knob off the radio, puts it on Bert's stomach, and turns the volume of Bert's voice up and down.
(First: Episode 0241)
Film Lobster fisherman
(First: Episode 0966)
Cartoon A horse falls apart into a jigsaw puzzle.
(First: Episode 0784)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper asks, "Would ya like one?"
(First: Episode 0408)
Cartoon Dr. Nancy Einstein shows how the brain works.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
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Celebrity Candice Bergen stops by the Fix-It Shop to check on her boombox, which Maria has just fixed. She tests it out with a cassette of "C is for Cookie," which she lip-syncs and dances to (complete with props).
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Cartoon C for Candle (blows man away)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
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Cartoon Esme's wooden clown breaks, and she is about to throw it away, when it suggests she use glue to fix it.
Artist: Lisa Crafts
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Film Saxophone factory
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Cartoon A man displays his invention, the A-box, which only takes the letter A.
(First: Episode 0781)
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SCENE 6 Telly is still making his acceptance speech while it's getting dark. Uncle Wally comes back to take Telly home, but Telly has to finish. Annoyed with Norman's triangle dinging, The Grand High Triangle Lover chases Norman while Uncle Wally announces the sponsors.


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