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Sesame Street
Telly pretends to be a cowboy
Air date April 30, 1992
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Written by Nancy Sans
Sponsors T, M, 2


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Telly welcomes the viewer and reads two of the sponsors in the newspaper. He alerts Savion, who already knows that and has prepared with a cowboy hat. Telly finds that neither of the letters begin cowboy hat, but Savion explains what heโ€™s putting in the hat starts with T and M โ€“ Telly Monster! Before he goes to show it to Oscar, Savion shows him the 2 inside the hat, which Sesame Street is also sponsored by today.
Animation The letter M in various typefaces.
(First: Episode 2864)
Muppets Ernie & Bert โ€” Bert tells Ernie not to open the locked door until he gets back from his shopping trip. After he leaves the apartment, however, he realizes he forgot his money, but no matter what he does, Ernie won't let him in the apartment because he thinks this is practice.
(First: Episode 1787)
Cartoon T for treasure (Jim Thurman VO)
(First: Episode 1990)
Song Sesame Street Creature Feature: The Sloth
(First: Episode 2500)
Muppets Elmo shows top and bottom by standing on top of the frame, then falling to the bottom.
Cartoon Two Farm Animals (Gordon voice-over added)
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1447)

SCENE 2 Cowboy Telly pretends to ride the range and lassos a โ€œstrange doggieโ€, i.e Oscar, who refuses to play along and has him beat it. Instead, Telly continues playing by his can, eventually finding his way on top of it, preventing Oscar from opening the lid.
Cartoon Don't mess with the Mighty M.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1578)
Film Footage of kids playing professions, alternating with footage of analogous real-life jobs.
(First: Episode 2811)
Cartoon "Two headlights, two eyes, two schoolbooks, two pies..."
(First: Episode 0926)
Muppets / Celebrity Johnny Cash, Noel Cowherd and some other cowherds sing "Tall Tale."
Cartoon A mother bird adds her eggs that hatch.
(First: Episode 2230)
Film How sweaters are made from sheep's wool.
(First: Episode 1009)
Cartoon Gordon's Voiceover 'T/t': Two caterpillars form T and t.
(First: Episode 2223)
Insert Big Bird and Snuffy notice how different they are and sing "Feathers and Fur."
Cartoon A man wants a hat, but the hat shop owner's hats are all the same - except for a ten-gallon hat, which complements the customer's horseback riding nicely.
(First: Episode 0781)
Film / Animation Two Navajo kids narrate an animated sequence based on their drawings of their home and lifestyle.
Muppets Clementine and Buster get on a train, and try to tell Forgetful Jones that he's supposed to get on the train with them, but Forgetful Jones would much rather remember on his own why he's at the train station. The train leaves just as Forgetful remembers why he's there.
(First: Episode 1654)
Cartoon Train #2
(First: Episode 0353)
SCENE 3 Gina and a girl find Grundgetta reading a letter from her cousin, Cranky Sue, who's on a world-wide vacation with her pet pig, Sludge. She shows them pictures Cranky drew of the locations they visited, including the Awful Tower, the Groan Canyon and the Smearamids (all of which have Sludge hidden in).
Animation "We Are Kids From Far and Wide" - Colombia
(First: Episode 2769)
Muppets Cookie Monster does a taste test to compare square shaped cookies, triangle shaped cookies, and circle shaped cookies.
(First: Episode 1750)
Cartoon "Part of the Whole"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 2714)
Cast Big Bird, Susan and Bob sing "Can Read" while at a newsstand.
(First: Episode 2268)
Animation A white shell is uncovered in the sand.
(First: Episode 2061)
Muppets "Cereal Girl"
(First: Episode 2687)
Cartoon M is for Marvelous Martha
(First: Episode 0013)
SCENE 4 Still riding, Telly comes across Little Bo Peepโ€™s sheep (David Rudman, Joey Mazzarino, and Jim Martin), fed-up with the fact that she is the one who always gets lost, not them. Telly invites them to play cowboy with him and they pretend to be cows. Little Bo Beep (Fran Brill) arrives, but is convinced they are cows and continues looking for her sheep.
Cartoon Spinning T (to the tango beat).
(First: Episode 2933)
Muppets Grover applies to be a lifeguard, demonstrating to the employer that he has what it takes. He soon learns that there's only one thing he needs: swimming lessons.
(First: Episode 1951)
Cartoon The Typewriter has an electric train.
(First: Episode 0785)
Film "Doll House"
(First: Episode 0131)
Cartoon A story of a cat who hated rain, wished for it to stop, and witnessed the disastrous effects of no rain.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2724)
Muppets "Wet and Dry": the sailors on the Good Ship Wet love when it rains, but the Arabs like living in the dry desert.
(First: Episode 2745)
Cartoon I am dry, he is wet (Shark fishing)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0309)
SCENE 5 Telly and Bo try to stop the sheep from acting like cows so they can go, but they protest that she stop getting lost. She points out that's how the nursery rhyme goes, so that's how it's supposed to be. The sheep follow her home (almost going in the wrong direction) while Telly announces the sponsors.

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