Sesame Street
CinderTelly
Air date April 17, 1992
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Written by Joey Mazzarino
Directed by Ted May
Production January 20, 1992
Sponsors H, O, 7

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Flo Bear has rewritten Cinderella, and Telly is worried that he won't like it, until she tells him the title of her story is "CinderTelly".
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Cartoon The Alligator King
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0411)
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Film A gazelle runs fast across a plain.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0478)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie brings a surprise home, and he tells Bert to guess what it is. The surprise turns out to be a puppy. Bert wants to call the puppy "Norman"; Ernie suggests "Godzilla the Wonder-Dog".
(First: Episode 1956)
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Cartoon A girl talks about her skin.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 2611)
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Film Spinning Bus Stop sign
(First: Episode 0931)
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Muppets Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats sing "You're Alive."
(First: Episode 1482)
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Cartoon Consonant Sound Limerick: H - Horse
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1167)
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SCENE 2 Flo Bear begins to read the story of CinderTelly to Telly and some kids. Telly is sad that CinderTelly's father and stepbrothers treat him so badly, and Flo Bear has to remind Telly that it's only a story. Telly gets angry at Flo for writing such a sad story and making CinderTelly go through so much hardship.
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Cartoon A little boy describes a time when he got angry after his toy truck was destroyed by a big kid.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2764)
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Film Some Navajo kids narrate a film about how their blankets are woven, and how they make paper blankets in school.
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Muppets "I Love You (More or Less)"
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Cartoon More and more moths appear, and devour a man's clothes.
Artist: Bob Kurtz
(First: Episode 0294)
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Film A Caucasian boy narrates a film of himself hanging out with his African American friend Jamal.
(First: Episode 2787)
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Animation A frog is formed out of seeds.
(First: Episode 2379)
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Muppets / Celebrity Robin Williams asks Elmo and the kids whether they would allow a nonsense talking, horned two-headed stranger to play baseball with them. The Two-Headed Monster shows up to play.
(First: Episode 2795)
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Cartoon Rap #7
(First: Episode 2506)
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SCENE 3 The story continues. CinderTelly is friends with three mice, who help him with his housework. Then a messenger comes to announce that every boy and girl in the kingdom is invited to the palace for a ball in honor of the princess, who is new in town and wants to make friends. CinderTelly thinks he can't go because he doesn't know how to dance, but that doesn't matter--it's a bowling ball.
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Cartoon A little girl imagines what would happen if she dropped her bag of ping pong balls.
(First: Episode 0583)
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Muppets Guy Smiley sings "I'll Love You in Springtime."
(First: Episode 2088)
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Cartoon A boy gets lost, and encounters a man with a yo-yo, who tells him to remember everything he passed.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0408)
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Cast Gordon, Gina, and Linda demonstrate the word HOT.
(EKA: Episode 2608)
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Cartoon Gerald's dog Sparky likes to pretend he's an alligator.
(First: Episode 1519)
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SCENE 4 CinderTelly has nothing to wear to the ball, and Telly predicts that CinderTelly's fairy godmother comes to the rescue. Instead, Whamo the Rental Magician appears and provides an old shirt and shoes. He tells CinderTelly to clean them up and put sparkly things on them, maybe some odor eaters on the shoes--recycle the outfit and it will be good as new. The mice offer to help. CinderTelly asks Whamo if he could recycle his hair into a pompadour, but Whamo is only a magician, not a beautician.
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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)
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Film Balloons are popped in front of kids' faces, demonstrating surprise.
(First: Episode 2923)
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Muppets Bruce Stringbean, Clarice and S Street Band perform "Born To Add."
(First: Episode 1375)
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Cartoon 7 animals in a tree.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1530)
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Film A zydeco band plays "Allons a Lafayette" while people dance.
(First: Episode 2498)
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Muppets Cookie Monster and Diana talk about ideas.
(First: Episode 2582)
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Cartoon Harold and Howard think of H words.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0284)
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SCENE 5 With CinderTelly dressed in his bowling outfit, Whamo thinks his work is done, until CinderTelly says he'll need a bowling ball. Whamo asks for the assistance of one of the mice, so he can turn him into a bowling ball. Whamo turns the mouse into a baseball instead. He turns the second mouse into a football, and the third mouse into a basketball. Now, with no more mice, Whamo's next trick produces a piece of paper--a gift certificate for Eddie's Bowl & Stroll Gift Shop.
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Cartoon A magician writes in his diary about the many mishaps during his performance.
(First: Episode 2053)
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Muppets Kermit the Frog goes to see his doctor, who listens to his heart. Describing what he hears as "groovy", the doctor sings "Heart of a Frog" about different kinds of noises (backed by frog nurses)
(First: Episode 2650)
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Cartoon A toothbrush talks to a mouth about what could happen if not taken care of.
(First: Episode 1476)
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Cast Carnival barker Mike runs a ball-throwing booth. Maria s decide to try winning a prize by knocking down all the bottles. She tries twice, and knocks some of them down, then she lets Travis try his luck. He not only knocks all the bottles down, but the stand as well! For a prize, he wants the ball, which he obtains by way of reverse footage.
(EKA: Episode 2727)
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Film A boy compares the growth of the sunflowers to his own height.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0589)
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Muppets "Ladies and gentlemen, the Starlight Hotel takes great pride in presenting the world's favorite six-year-old entertainer, Miss Prairie Dawn!" Prairie sings "All By Myself" with a backup group of monsters.
(First: Episode 1824)
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Cartoon O is for Open
(First: Episode 0014)
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SCENE 6 Flo Bear finishes reading the story, in which CinderTelly made friends with the princess, but she didn't learn his name and searched the whole kingdom for a fit to the bowling shoe he left. She found him and they became best friends. Telly announces the end of the story prematurely--Flo announces the sponsors, and Telly correctly cheers the end of the story.

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