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Sesame Street
What You Hear is What You Get
Air date April 23, 1992
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Production November 21, 1991
Sponsors B, F, 18


Picture Segment Description


SCENE 1 Telly listens to the sounds of the street, when Sonny Friendly (David Rudman) pops up. Today, his Traveling Game Show presents "What You Hear is What You Get!" Gina tries to convince Telly to stay out of the game, but Telly wants to have some fun, despite the chance of getting a lousy prize. Telly covers his eyes and if he can correctly guess the sound he hears, he will win whatever makes that sound. He correctly guesses hearing the sound of a turkey, winning him a live one (performed by Jerry Nelson). His hands still over his eyes, he then guesses the cheering sound is from his audience. He ends up winning them as well and becomes surrounded by Sonny's crowd. As Sonny heads off, Telly wonders what he's going to do with a turkey and a live audience.
Film Alphaquest: B
(First: Episode 2706)
Muppets "I'm a Bookworm, Baby!"
Cartoon A postal worker tells the viewer what the post office is good for.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0783)

Film Wanda the Word Fairy drives to a market to demonstrate the words of foods, attracting the suspicious gaze of the grocer in the process.
(First: Episode 2652)
Animation Counting 20 shells
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk perform "Get Your Body Busy", part 1.
Cartoon F stands for flower, forest, fox, frog and fantastic.
(First: Episode 1102)
SCENE 2 Telly still wonders what to do with his prizes. The audience shouts out suggestions (including "door number three"), when he realizes he can use them to do his own game show. For his show, he, the turkey and the audience all play "The Alphabet Game," having to say the alphabet together. Telly and the crowd celebrates with an Arsenio-style "whooping" cheer.
Song "At School," with animation bookended by live-action footage.
(First: Episode 2782)
Muppets Lefty's boss tells Lefty the plan for what to do with the Golden AN, which they have just stolen. Lefty is to put it in the tan van and give it to Dan, who will take it to Fran. However, Lefty can't remember the plan very well and has to repeat it, which results in a police officer named Stan hearing the plan and giving him "ten days in the can for stealing the Golden AN."
(First: Episode 0523)
Animation Two seemingly identical machines - one black, one white - cooperate to make the sound of a choo-choo train.
(First: Episode 2843)
Song Bob sings Joe Raposo's "Look a Little Closer". (horse)
(First: Episode 2642)
Cartoon B for boot
(First: Episode 1967)
SCENE 3 Telly introduces Maria and Gabi to his audience and turkey. Maria and Gabi head off for Gabi's first visit to the dentist, with the audience reacting to every facet with "oohs", "aahs", and applause.
Animation Abstract #18
(First: Episode 2859)
Muppets Caveman Days
King Ernie needs to clean his yucky teeth. The Royal Smart Person brings a big brush (used for sweeping), then a middle-sized brush (used for brushing hair), then a smaller brush (used for painting), and finally a really small brush (a toothbrush). Just as Ernie proclaims that he'll "brush every tooth in the entire kingdom," a saber-toothed tiger comes in, seizes the toothbrush, and begins to use it himself!
(First: Episode 1388)
Cartoon A mad scientist (voiced by Daws Butler) teaches his monster how to say the words "Fred," "foot", and "Friday."
(First: Episode 1162)
Film / Animation Oranges are peeled and sliced in stop-motion, and some kids eat them.
(First: Episode 1802)
Cartoon A snake has a knot in his middle, and he can't find his end. The detective helps the snake find his end ... playing drums in a band.
(First: Episode 2600)
Muppets "Get Your Body Busy" part 2
Cartoon Everything you need to know about cats.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1179)
SCENE 4 Maria and Gabi arrive at Dr. Barnes' office and Gabi gets her check-up. She receives a toothbrush and a sticker for the "Most Excellent Teeth Club."
Song "Take Care of That Smile"
(First: Episode 2745)
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)
Film Kids shout "empty" and "full" to describe a subway car.
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Cartoon Pirates sing a doo-wop song about how they are preparing for their journey.
Artist: Michael Sporn
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Cookie Monster and Zelda have a discussion about cookies.
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Cartoon B is for bubbles, bubbles and more bubbles. And Bosco, who is taking a bath.
(First: Episode 0355)

Cast / Muppets Luis reads some kids the story of "The Little Monster Who Cried Wolf". In the story, a little monster (Grover) cries out to the townsfolk that he heard a wolf, not knowing that he really heard a cow, and then a pig. When the howling wolf approaches him, he turns out to be a friendly wolf.
Film Examples of people and animals going down.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0406)
Muppets "Get Your Body Busy" part 3.
Cartoon A spoof of Alice Cooper's "Eighteen" - the number of sandwiches the singer has to choose from.
(First: Episode 2859)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Humpty Dumpty has fallen off a wall, and Kermit interviews one of the king's horses. Humpty is put together again, but then Kermit gives him a congratulatory slap on the back, and he falls off the wall again.
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Cast Linda signs the word snow, and Gordon gets snowed on.
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It's the ocean.jpg
Cartoon Cap'n Feenie asks, "What is it?" It's the ocean.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2710)
SCENE 5 Sonny returns to collect his audience and turkey back, feeling sad and lonely without them. Telly feels good for helping Sonny out, and feels relieved for not having to figure out what to do with all of them once they got back home. Sonny announces the sponsors, with the audience chiming in for the letters and number, and the turkey gobbling for the "Children's Television Workshop".


  • Among the members of Sonny's audience is one of the Shagri-Las.

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