Sesame Street
Now it can be told!
Air date January 18, 1993
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Written by Molly Boylan
Sponsors I, Z, 2


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN In the courtyard, Big Bird hosts a talk show: "Big Bird's Now It Can Be Told Show." Today's guest is Telly, who did something yesterday which he's ashamed of. Rosita comforts him, and Big Bird tells the audience to stay tuned - they'll be right back after the theme sequence.

SCENE 1 Telly is now ready to tell the audience what he did yesterday, but needs Rosita's help. Yesterday, Telly and Rosita were playing catch, but Telly threw the ball too high and accidentally hit Linda on the head. Telly looked and felt really guilty about it, which Linda recognized, so she gave him a hug.
After the story has been told, Telly feels proud of himself, and shows how good he is at aiming the ball by now. When he throws it, he accidentally breaks Maria and Luis' window.
Film A puzzle of a zebra is put together.
Cartoon A near-sighted princess goes to the eye doctor and gets glasses.
Artist: ArtistMike
Muppets "Big Round Nose"
(First: Episode 1950)
Cartoon "Island of Emotion"
Aritst: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 2822)
Film In an Alaskan village, a doctor makes a regular visit to a clinic.
(First: Episode 2390)
Cartoon Z for zipper
(First: Episode 0025)
SCENE 2 Rosita asks Telly to help her demonstrate front and back (frente y espalda). She displays Telly's front and his back, then has him switch back and forth, going faster and faster until he faints.
Song "Front Back Ballet"
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 3016)
Muppets After sounding out the word "cheese," the Two-Headed Monster poses for many pictures.
(First: Episode 2742)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: I for Island.
(First: Episode 0314)
Film Jerry Nelson sings "The Inside Story," which shows what's inside various household objects.
(First: Episode 2724)

SCENE 3 Telly is prepared to talk about today's letter, which he thinks is the letter N, but Luis informs him that it's actually the letter Z. The letter on the Fix-It Shop work bench looks like an N, but Telly realizes that if he turns his head sideways, he'll see a letter Z on the table instead. Luis shows him that it's easier to set the letter on its right side.
Cartoon Birds pop balloons of all the letters of the alphabet, making them lowercase.
(First: Episode 2552)
Film Empty / full playground (time-lapse)
(First: Episode 0415)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
The hare challenges The Tortoise to a rematch: this time, the Tortoise comes equipped with a jet-pack.
(First: Episode 2690)
Cartoon A rolling circle becomes a square, then a triangle, and various other shapes.
(First: Episode 1465)
Film A group of girls do a playground cheer ("Ooh I'm so happy!").
(First: Episode 3017)

SCENE 4 Maria shows Big Bird a word that means "house", "apartment", and others: casa. She and Big Bird sing a song about it, aided by two monsters.
Cartoon The Ringmaster charms two snakes with his saxophone. (new sound effects added)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1287)
Muppets Super Grover crash-lands inside an apartment, and when he sees that the lamp light is on, he decides that he needs to save energy by turning off the lamp. His method to turning off the lamp is blowing the light out, but a girl just turns off the switch.
(First: Episode 3001)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Sleeps." (re-filmed version)
(First: Episode 3026)
Cartoon The Bellhop is told that there are two kids, Betty and Bobby Blobby, who are lost in the lobby, and he must help them find their parents.
(First: Episode 2503)
Cast Savion and some kids do "The Arm."
(First: Episode 2908)
Cartoon Lazy Wanda's knees converse with each other.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1075)
Muppets / Celebrity Linda Ronstadt sings "La Charreada" with Elmo and Parker Monster.
(First: Episode 2540)
Animation Can you find the elephant in the painting?
(First: Episode 2811)
Muppets Biff says he will count to 40, but Roxie Marie does it for him first.
(First: Episode 2985)
Animation A snail shell is uncovered in the sand.
(First: Episode 2039)
Cartoon A girl explains the concept of relativity by explaining how her house is a part of a neighborhood, the neighborhood is part of a city, the city is part of a country, etc.
(First: Episode 2742)
SCENE 5 Oscar is approached by Rosita, who says she's imagining that she's coming home to a warm house on a cold day, receiving a hug and a kiss from her parents (as she does so to Oscar, twice). Oscar then says he'll imagine that Rosita is far away, and Rosita kisses him again before she leaves.
Animation Ornate I's swing through the air to a song.
(First: Episode 2921)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Everything is getting wet, because it's raining and a window is stuck open. But Ernie explains that he can't fix it now because he'd get wet in all that rain. When the rain stops, he explains to Bert that since it's not raining anymore, nothing's getting wet, and there's no reason to fix it.
(First: Episode 0344)
Cartoon I am dry, he is wet (circus elephant)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0309)
Song "Take Care of That Smile"
(First: Episode 2745)
Cartoon "We Are Kids From Far and Wide": Sierra Leone
(First: Episode 2770)

SCENE 6 Rosita comes back to Oscar so she can teach him how to say "My name is Oscar" in Spanish. If he does so, she'll go away. He learns how to say it, and thinks Rosita will go away when she says it, but instead she introduces him to her other friend, a French monster named Pierre, who wants to teach him how to say it in French. Instead, he goes back into his trash can and announces the sponsors.

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