Sesame Street
Telly sleeps over at Gabi's
Air date March 22, 1993
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Written by Sonia Manzano
Sponsors R, Z, 3


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Big Bird welcomes the viewer to Sesame Street, and notices Telly (still wearing his cast) packing a suitcase. He's going to a sleepover at Gabi's house with Merry Monster and a few kids. Just to be sure he has everything he needs, he double-checks over all that he packed: his pajamas, his toothbrush, his "blankie", his doll Freddy, and a picture of his mommy. Big Bird points out that now he has to re-pack all those things into the suitcase!
Cartoon A captain and a first mate think they have planned ahead well for their trip at sea, but they forgot to take in the anchor.
(First: Episode 1591)

Muppets Baby Bear stars in a "steamy" soap opera, "While the Porridge Cools". His porridge is too hot, but he doesn't want Goldilocks to take it, so he decides to stay home instead of going for a walk. Goldilocks shows up anyway, showing Baby Bear that his porridge can be cooled with air, especially if it comes from a Big Bad Wolf.
Cartoon "Next To Song"
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 2851)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster shares a pillow.
(First: Episode 1669)
Film A boy hikes up a mountain with his family.
(First: Episode 2734)
SCENE 2 At Gabi's house, Telly and Merry are playing tag, and Gabi and the kids are jumping on the furniture. Luis tries to calm them down by telling them the story of The Three Little Pigs, and explains the difference between reading a story and telling one. Merry points out that a story can also be acted out, citing an example out of the two kids, herself and Telly, who love to play tag ... and resume their game.
Song Sesame Street Creature Feature: Joe Raposo sings "Bein' a Pig."
(First: Episode 2356)
Muppets Astronaut Prairie Dawn floats on a space shuttle, when Elmo pops up out of nowhere, offering to help her. He soon learns that there is no need for a policeman, a construction worker, or a farmer in space (unless there's a cow).
(First: Episode 2862)
Cartoon The Typewriter: R for Rope
(First: Episode 0764)

SCENE 3 It's bedtime, but the monsters and kids aren't sleepy yet. Luis tries playing a game with them, where they have to do the opposite of what he and Maria say. Through reverse psychology, they get the rowdy ones into bed. Just as they think they're asleep, Telly asks for a story to be read.
Animation Cecille sings “Up Down, In Out, Over and Under."
(First: Episode 2746)
Bath time.JPG
Muppets Professor Grover, in graduation cap, takes a bath and talks to the viewers about baths. He mentions everything except the water, when his Mommy comes in and turns on the water.
(First: Episode 1992)
Cartoon Household appliances count 1-10 and 10-0.
(First: Episode 2840)
Character.bats.jpg Muppets The Count sings "The Batty Bat."
(First: Episode 2096)
Cartoon Z for zipper
(First: Episode 0025)
Muppets / Celebrity Los Lobos sings "Elmo and the Lavender Moon."
Animation Shake / lake / bake / take / make
(First: Episode 2935)
Cartoon Luis counts 3 blackbirds, which lay 3 eggs. (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 2285)
Film A girl's grandmother teaches Spanish to her parrot Kuka.
Cartoon zip, zoom, zoom, zig, zag, zany, zoo.
(First: Episode 0359)

SCENE 4 Maria finishes reading a book to the sleepover crowd, pointing out to them how important sleep is. She gives Telly his blankie and his doll, and kisses everyone good night. Just as she gets to Merry, she wonders what her monster parents do when they say good night. Merry likes it if they pretend to be chickens, but a scratch behind the ears will do. Just as Maria turns off the light and exits the room, Telly calls her over, unable to sleep.
Animation The word BUS is displayed, followed by a graphic of a school bus leaving.
(First: Episode 3052)
Muppets On a boring day, two hipsters sing "Meet Me at the Bus Stop" and decide to do so.
(First: Episode 1451)
Film A zydeco band plays "Allons a Lafayette" while people dance.
(First: Episode 2498)
Muppets Kermit shows what's inside of Herry Monster using the X-ray machine.
(First: Episode 1974)
Cartoon Men in boxes sound out the word RUN.
(First: Episode 0369)

SCENE 5 Maria has tried to get Telly to sleep in as many ways as possible, when Merry suggests a song which she uses to help herself sleep ("My Little Game"). She starts out by singing it softer and softer, but when she gets to the loud part, she wakes up all the other kids! Yet, she points out that it worked on Telly, who's now fast asleep.
Cartoon Three cannonball men switch spotlights as they dance.
(First: Episode 1469)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie can't sleep, so Bert tells him to count sheep. Ernie tries to count sheep, but it's dull -- so he starts counting fire engines. The noise from the imaginary fire engine wakes Bert up. Bert says that Ernie's waking up the whole neighborhood, and tells him to count something quieter. Ernie counts balloons -- but the balloon gets bigger and bigger, finally bursting with a huge explosion that wakes Bert up again.
(First: Episode 0276)
Cartoon A woman serves milk to her cat. Several other cats join him, including a lion.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1017)
Film Fay Ray rolls balls near the camera.
(First: Episode 3061)

SCENE 6 Maria and Luis are relieved that everyone is finally asleep. Luis is about to announce the sponsors, but Telly does it in his sleep (even beating Maria to the "adios" part with Merry).

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