Sesame Street
Telly presents the sponsors
Air date December 29, 1992
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Written by Sara Compton
Production October 13, 1992
Sponsors G, X, 7

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Telly has been assigned to talk about the letter X, only he hasn't been able to find anything that starts with X. A fox in a tux playing the sax helps him come up with some words ending in X instead.
Film Ornate Xs spin around in accompaniment to a song.
(First: Episode 2929)
Film With their teacher, kids play clapping and dancing games about the rhythm in their names.
(First: Episode 1735)
Cartoon The Ringmaster introduces seven swimming seals. (new sound effects added)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1312)
Muppets Elmo and Seven Goldfish sing.
(First: Episode 2734)
Cartoon Lillian discusses the adjustments she had to make when her parents had a new baby. She ultimately appreciates her sister.
Artist: Craig Bartlett
(First: Episode 2746)

SCENE 2 Snuffy returns to the Fix-It Shop to pick up Alice, who was left in Maria's care. Maria reports she was able to teach Alice to count, which surprises Snuffy; he's never been able to do that (believing she's too young). Maria demonstrates as she and Alice count to 10 in Spanish. Snuffy is so impressed, he also wants to learn.
Film A girl who lives in El Salvador plays a counting game with her class, which involves running around and getting into groups of a number when it is called.
(First: Episode 3012)
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 Dry and Wet (near swimming pool)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0309)
Animation Teeny Little Super Guy: Two boys are fighting over a swing, so Teeny Little Superguy shows them how to share.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1967)
Film A zydeco band plays "Allons a Lafayette" while people dance.
(First: Episode 2498)
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Muppets / Celebrity Rosita and Midori Gotō discuss music and composers from all over the world, as Midori plays selections on her violin. Rosita plays her own song on the kazoo.
Cartoon A pencil tries to write the word DANCE.
(First: Episode 1966)

Muppets Ernie & BertThe Count Sleeps Over at Ernie & Bert's (Part 1)
The Count sleeps in Bert's bed while Bert sleeps on the couch. Ernie tells The Count that he can count sheep to get to sleep, but it never dawned on Ernie that the Count never gets tired of counting. He stays up all night counting sheep, to Ernie's detriment.
(First: Episode 0941)
Cartoon "Seven Sweet Sopranos" on a shaky piano
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1656)
Muppets Ernie & Bert: The Count Sleeps Over At Ernie & Bert's (Part 2)
It's the next morning. The Count had a good night, but he didn't sleep. His counting kept Ernie up, and now Ernie is walking and counting like a zombie.
(First: Episode 0941)
Cartoon What's missing? (cow)
(First: Episode 2028)

SCENE 3 Big Bird finishes painting a chair, while Slimey watches. He has a WET PAINT sign handy so nobody ruins the paint. However, he can't find a place to put it; if it goes on the chair, it could ruin the paint. Slimey has an idea and fetches his airplane, circling the area while waving a "WET PAINT" flag behind him.
Cartoon A man talks about how much he loves his bones.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 2628)
Celebrity Patti LaBelle sings "Oh, How I Miss My X."
(First: Episode 2168)
Cartoon "Angry Annie": A small girl vents her rage at the world, frustrated by the problems of everyday life, until her younger brother offers her part of his orange.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 2087)
Film Kids narrate footage of toddlers learning to walk.
(First: Episode 3025)
Cartoon The Bridgekeeper: Square
(First: Episode 1618)
SCENE 4 Telly plans to talk about the other of today's letters, G, and is caught by surprise when the actual letter appears. The gabby G starts talking about herself, not letting Telly get in a single word.
Cartoon A gorilla names "G" words.
(First: Episode 1831)
Cast Linda signs the word disappear - which Gordon does.
(First: Episode 2734)
Animation Pencil box G / g
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater
Cyranose de Bergerac, a poet with a two-foot-long nose, tries to help the queen of France finish her poem. Unfortunately, the word used to finish it is the word he's the most sensitive to: "nose". One mention of that word and he'll go medieval on you!
(First: Episode 3000)
Cartoon Six turtles plus one man equals seven.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1515)

SCENE 5 Telly now drags in a giant number 7 to help talk about it, but accidentally drops it onto the ground, shattering it. Telly relays his woes to Gordon, who points out that the broken 7 can still help - it's now in 7 different pieces.
SCENE 5 cont'd Telly gives a heartfelt speech about how much time and effort went into making that number 7, while the fox provides some melancholy back-up violin music. Gordon reveals he's now fixed the 7, with the fox's help (he happened to have some glue with him). Telly, feeling much better now, requests some happy music from the fox.
Cartoon Snacks on Parade: Peanut Butter
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1301)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster gets MAD when it sees the word.
(First: Episode 1513)
Animation Computer: tall / short

Muppets Guy Smiley hosts "What's My Job?" in which blindfolded monster contestants guess the occupations of different professionals, including Sonny Friendly.
(First: Episode 2573)
Song "One of These Things" (with Wegman's dogs and a terrier)
Cartoon Counting to 10
Artist: Keith Haring
SCENE 6 While the fox plays the "Sesame Street Theme" on saxophone, Maria, Telly and Big Bird announce the sponsors. Telly then tips over under the weight of the 7, smashing it once more.


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