Sesame Street
Plot Elmo and Telly play kings
Air date November 18, 1992
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Sponsors H, Q, 12
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird and the kids perform a play that he's written entitled "Bye Bye Birdie." Susan watches the show unfold - Big Bird must leave, and the kids say, "Bye, bye." The end! Big Bird starts work on his next production, "Hi Hi Birdie."
Cartoon The Ringmaster displays 12 fluttering finches.
(EKA: Episode 1456)
Muppets "Let's All Exercise"
(EKA: Episode 2527)
Cartoon What does the word COLD match with?
(EKA: Episode 2222)
Cartoon Teeny Little Super Guy explains to Eugene why going to school is important.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(EKA: Episode 1966)
Cartoon Kids try to guess what a bunch of shapes will form; eventually they form a chicken.
(EKA: Episode 2838)
SCENE 2 Maria sees Biff waiting on the curb, dressed in a coat, scarf and earmuffs. He's unable to hear Maria with the earmuffs and finally explains why he dressed like that despite the warm weather - he and Sully are going on a nice vacation up in the mountains to get away from all the loud sounds, including Maria, who has to yell to get his attention.
Song "Ja, Ja, That is the Mountain"
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 2780)
Muppets Here is Your Life
Guy Smiley salutes a still life painting of a bowl of fruit.
(First: Episode 2572)
Cartoon "Poverty Q": A figure demonstrates Q words, despite the unruly stem of his letter Q that keeps detaching itself.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0048)
SCENE 3 Big Bird wants to draw a picture of Barkley, who can't stay in place. Big Bird finally gets him to stay, when he runs off to chase a cat. Gordon offers to take his place, until Susan tells him there's a phone call for him. Big Bird decides to read a book instead, when Barkley returns and sits in place, ready to be drawn.
Cartoon Jack-in-the-Box School
(EKA: Episode 0514)
Song "Off to School"
(First: Episode 2944)
Cartoon A runner leaps over letter H hurdles.
(EKA: Episode 2682)
Muppets "Long Time, No See"
(First: Episode 1698)
Cartoon What's missing? (a guitar)
(EKA: Episode 2375)
Celebrity Carly Simon sings "Be With Me" with Telly and some kids.
(EKA: Episode 2176)
Cartoon A man assembles the word LOVE, and a bird pecks the O into the shape of a heart.
(EKA: Episode 1484)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert notices that Ernie has a piece of string tied on his finger. Ernie says that the string tied on this finger helps to remind him that there's a piece of string tied on this finger. And so on. The string on the last finger is there to remind him that they're out of string.
(First: Episode 0163)
Film Alphaquest: H
Heading over the hills in a helicopter to a hippo's house.
(EKA: Episode 2741)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Old MacDonald says a spaceship has landed on his farm. A dog emerges with a frisbee in its mouth, and MacDonald mistakes the frisbee for the spaceship. But before long, a real spaceship lands on the farm, and out of it come the Martians. The scene ends in chaos.
(EKA: Episode 2448)
Cartoon A girl imagines being next to a tree, a house and a car. "Now I'm going over there," she says. "There's nothing here to be next to!"
(EKA: Episode 0810)
SCENE 4 Luis fiddles with a broken TV, when Telly enters in a royal cap and blaring a short fanfare on his horn. He announces the arrival of King Elmo, whose every action is dictated by Telly and his horn. Luis needs some quiet to work, when they recommend he take a break and join in their game. Telly assigns him the role of describing what King Elmo does and he gets them to leave the store and play with the kids outside.
Cartoon Consonant Sound Limerick: H - Horse
(EKA: Episode 2040)
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: Grover is sitting on a hill, which moves to the sound of music.
(First: Episode 1829)
(re-filmed Alistair Cookie wraparounds)
Cartoon A hand draws a farm backdrop for the animals.
(EKA: Episode 0926)
SCENE 5 Susan watches as King Elmo does his arm exercises, with Telly proclaiming each movement. King Elmo then has Telly declare that now he will stop exercising and instead do nothing at all.
Cartoon A dinosaur demonstrates up and down with a pull-down window shade.
(EKA: Episode 2887)
Film A boy who lives in Arizona narrates a film of himself and his family, who travel through a canyon with their sheep to stay at their summer house.
(EKA: Episode 2678)
Cartoon A family of snakes makes shapes, and rolls away.
(EKA: Episode 1930)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie and Bert play "the feelings game."
(EKA: Episode 2356)
Cartoon A baby climbs up the stairs all by himself.
(EKA: Episode 1736)
SCENE 6 While King Elmo gets something to drink, a weary Telly admits to Maria that he's tired of being a king's assistant, since Elmo's job is much easier. When King Elmo returns, he finds it a great idea to switch places and imitates the horn (since his playing is subpar). King Telly's first decree stop playing king and do something else. Maria royally proclaims today's sponsors.

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