Sesame Street
Telly hosts "The Wide World of Numbers"
(repeat of 2823)
Air date January 5, 1993
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Written by Nancy Sans
Directed by Ted May
Production December 5, 1990
Sponsors O, Z, 9


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Today, “The Wide World of Sesame Street” will be covering numbers. Reporter Telly Monster is asking what people’s favorite numbers are. He first visits the home of Polly Darton, but her back up group, the Get-Along Little Doggies, opens the front gate, smashing Telly against the wall. Polly addresses the camera and sings about how singing makes her feel “Proud and Happy”. They leave, and Telly remarks how proud, happy, and in pain he is.
Cartoon At the Pride Day Ceremony, Donald is waiting to describe his proudest accomplishment, and is initially unsure of himself next to other impressive students. He finally proudly acclaims his achievement, tying his shoes all by himself.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 2085)
Film A zydeco band plays "Bayou Pon Pon" while people dance and the townspeople of New Orleans wave at the camera.
(First: Episode 2502)
Cartoon A girl thinks she hears a monster doing a cha-cha outside her window, but it's only the wind and a cricket. Her snores frighten the real monster.
Artist: Deanna Morse
(First: Episode 2951)
Muppets "Sounds of Our Lives": Dirk tries to pop the question to Deirdre , but keeps getting interrupted by sounds, like an alarm clock or a train passing through the house... until he gives up and makes the sound of a slamming door.
(First: Episode 2731)
Animation Planting Letters: O
(First: Episode 3010)

Muppets Snuffy shows Big Bird the cloud costume he's going to wear in his Snufflegarten class's upcoming pageant about the sky, and even sings the song that accompanies it, while Big Bird imagines him as a cloud.
(First: Episode 2082)
Cartoon What's missing? (a baby)
(First: Episode 2023)
Song Sesame Street Creature Feature: The Marmoset.
(First: Episode 2487)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentErnie, Bert and Shola demonstrate happy, sad, scared and mad.
(First: Episode 0469)
Animation Fans reveal the letter O.
(First: Episode 2905)
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater
Mel Gibson plays Hamlet, who keeps repeating "words, words, words" -- but Elmo can't read, so he only looks at "pictures, pictures, pictures."
Cartoon A snake is on, in, under, and stuck in a tree branch.
(First: Episode 2967)
SCENE 2 As Maria fixes Polly’s toaster, Polly sings a sad song about her broken toaster.
SCENE 2 cont’d Still reporting, Telly has gotten word that Polly is inside the Fix-It Shop and he can now ask her about her favorite number. Instead, Maria exits the shop. He is star-struck to find Maria fixed her toaster and begins holding her hand to show the audience the hand that fixed Polly Darton’s toaster.
Cartoon Mi kat iz ... gone.
(First: Episode 1967)
Muppets Over the Top, a ZZ Top-like band, sings "ZZ Blues".
(First: Episode 2317)
Cartoon Two alpine climbers hike up a letter Z and stake a claim on it.
(First: Episode 0281)
Film Two boys working at the family Mexican restaurant show how they prepare for the day, and how tacos and enchiladas are made.
(First: Episode 1890)
Cartoon "Martian Beauty" has nine hairs, nine bows, nine eyes, nine nostrils, nine arms, and nine toes.
Aritst: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0316)
SCENE 3 Polly has finished lunch at Hooper's Store and thanks Mr. Handford with a song about healthy food.
SCENE 3 cont’d Telly visits Hooper’s in hope of catching Polly inside, but finds he’s just missed her again. Mr. Handford points out she may be heading for the park, so Telly runs off to find her.
Film A baby messes around (literally) with a chocolate cookie, as Cookie Monster (in voice-over) wishes it were for him.
(First: Episode 0407)
Cartoon Water travels from a cloud to a river, into a reservoir, and through pipes, and finally ends up in a bathroom sink.
(First: Episode 2708)
Muppets Captain Breakfast unsuccessfully encourages a little girl to eat breakfast, the most important meal of the day.
(First: Episode 1492)
Cartoon Household appliances count 1-10 and 10-0.
(First: Episode 2840)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Frog Struggle Song."
(First: Episode 0492)
Muppets Game Show: Say The Word
(First: Episode 1373)
Cartoon "Big Sneeze" - a man destroys everything in his path when he sneezes.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1579)
SCENE 4 In the arbor, Telly has assembled Maria, Mr. Handford, and some kids (all dressed like cowboys). Polly appears there too, who sings about her favorite number – 9.
Cartoon Rap #9
(First: Episode 2509)
Muppets At the beach, the Twiddlebugs notice that only Thomas has a beach umbrella, which they decide to share. They soon notice that they have no idea where the ocean is.
(First: Episode 2641)
Animation An umbrella is shaped like an octagon ... and so is a STOP sign.
(First: Episode 2092)
Film A girl narrates a film of herself taking care of her horse, Strawberry.
(First: Episode 2641)
Animation Rubber Stamp #9
(First: Episode 2876)

SCENE 5 Polly closes her show by announcing the sponsors and Telly signs off his report.

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