Sesame Street
Telly breaks Luis' vase
Air date February 26, 1992
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Written by Molly Boylan
Production October 10, 1991
Sponsors U, Z, 1
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Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Luis welcomes the viewer to Sesame Street, and tells Telly Monster to be careful not to break his vase. He hears the phone ring in the Fix-It Shop, and goes inside to answer it. While he's gone, Telly admires the swirly designs on the vase, waves his hands around, and accidentally knocks the vase to the ground, where it shatters. He shows Roxie Marie what he did and, thinking that Luis will yell at him for breaking the vase, runs away in fear.
Luis comes back outside and notices the remains of the vase on the ground. Roxie explains to him that Telly feels very guilty about it, and thinks Luis will yell at him, but Luis assures her that he won't - it was an accident. Roxie is impressed at how Luis handles these situations - "If I ever break somethin', I hope it's somethin' of yours."
Animation Cecille sings "Brushin' Down the Doggies."
(First: Episode 2862)
Muppets Kermit describes the times it is appropriate to use the in and out doors. To his dismay, a group of monsters keeps going out the in door.
(First: Episode 2220)
Cartoon A man walks in an IN.
(First: Episode 0511)
Film Michael introduces his friend to the Afro-Brazilian martial art Capoeira.
(First: Episode 2752)
Cartoon Animated quilt patterns.
(First: Episode 1470)
SCENE 2 Luis tells Gordon and Savion to keep an eye out for Telly and tell him that Luis is looking for him, but isn't mad at him.
Meanwhile, the Amazing Mumford is about to eat his lunch, when Telly begs for Mumford to make him invisible, so Luis won't find him and yell at him for breaking the vase. Mumford agrees to do so, but succeeds at making everything invisible except Telly. Savion spots Telly and tells him that Luis is looking for him, and Telly runs away screaming again.
Animation Sand U/u
(First: Episode 0624)
Muppets The Beetles are "Thinking of U."
(First: Episode 1486)
Cartoon AT words: A fat cat with a hat sat on a mat. A bat scared the fat cat.
(First: Episode 1101)
Film Pizza is made.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0416)
SCENE 3 To hide from Luis, Telly disguises himself as a banana, and is mistaken for one by Joey and Davey Monkey. Gordon reports to Telly that Luis is looking for him, and Telly quickly "splits."
Cartoon "Banana Samba" (short version)
(First: Episode 2920)
Cartoon At night, a group of mice are scared of a monster in the woods. They describe its features until the feared monster looks like an elephant - who is more scared of the mice.
(First: Episode 0814)
Muppets Marshal Grover and Fred the Wonder Horse look for water in the desert.
(First: Episode 2874)
Cartoon Z In Space
(First: Episode 0509)
Song "Fixin' My Hair"
(First: Episode 2734)
SCENE 4 Telly has packed up his suitcase, and is ready to run away from Sesame Street. Rosita catches up with him, and begs him not to run away. She tells him a story: when she was a little monster, she accidentally spilled her bowl of oatmeal and broke the bowl. She hid under the bed, but knew she couldn't stay there forever, so she told her mami the truth, and she forgave her. Telly realizes he should do the same with Luis, and goes off to look for him.
Telly finds Luis, and tells him the truth. Instead of yelling at him, Luis invites him over to Hooper's for a soda.
Cartoon The Four Squares sing "It's Hip To Be a Square."
Artists: Vincent Cafarelli & Candy Kugel
(First: Episode 2615)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper asks, "Would ya like one?"
(First: Episode 0408)
Song "Elbows and Knees"
(First: Episode 2641)
Cartoon The detective sees a hippo bouncing on a trampoline, and wonders how the hippo can bounce, since hippos are heavy, but the hippo thinks that he is light.
(First: Episode 2537)

SCENE 5 Gordon and the Count present the number 1 to the viewer. Gordon has only one book and one glass of juice, but the Count imagines being able to count multiples of each of them, and even nine of himself.
Cartoon Hortense beats one drum.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 2570)
Muppets "Home to Me"
(First: Episode 2093)
Film In time-lapse footage, a construction crew builds a house and paints it green, and a family moves into it.
(First: Episode 1171)
1041Zebra Cartoon Z for zebra and zoo
(First: Episode 0281)
Muppets / Celebrity Tracey Ullman and some kids play a Simon-style game with Mr. Honker, a Dinger, and a duck.
(First: Episode 2584)
Animation WH words (wheel, which, whiz, where, white, whale)
(First: Episode 2937)
Aardvark edited
Song Joe Raposo sings "I'm an Aardvark."
Re-filmed version
(First: Episode 2520)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover, Kimberly, and Kermit demonstrate first and last.
(First: Episode 1388)
Cartoon First, Middle, Last (men on horse)
(First: Episode 0827)
SCENE 6 Savion has to get to his tap class, but first he, Telly and some kids have to use his tap shoes to play a game of "Three of These Things" along with a toy rocket ship, toy airplane, and toy helicopter.
Cartoon A dog learns about U.
(First: Episode 0131)
Film Children on a playground form the letters of the alphabet.
(First: Episode 1966)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie wakes up and tells Bert it's time to get up, but notices that Bert isn't in his bed. He slowly ponders what happened to his best friend, coming to the conclusion that maybe some Martians took him away in their spaceship. As it turns out, Bert just got up early to fix some oatmeal. Ernie is relieved ... until a real spaceship lands and the Martians enter the room.
(First: Episode 1208)
Animation Luxo Jr.: Heavy and light
(First: Episode 2860)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Doggy Paddle."
(First: Episode 1967)
SCENE 7 Gordon announces the sponsors, and The Count imagines 9 Gordons.


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