Sesame Street
Telly pretends to be Mr. Handford Sr
Air date March 26, 1993
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Written by Nancy Sans
Directed by Ted May
Sponsors Q, Y, 6

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Telly, still with his arm in a cast, spots Mr. Handford opening a letter, looking happy. As he reads the letter, he goes from looking happy to looking sad. Telly asks him why he's sad, and he explains that the letter is from his dad, who's going on vacation, and won't be able to visit him for a while. Telly begs to differ, and asks him what his dad looks like. Mr. Handford describes what his dad looks like, and Telly runs off, inspired.
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Cartoon The Four Squares sing "It's Hip To Be a Square."
Artists: Vincent Cafarelli & Candy Kugel
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Cast Linda signs the word "pie," and gets hit with one, to Gordon's surprise.
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Muppets Mr. Johnson has lunch at Charlie's Outdoor Al Fresco Fresh Air Cafe, where he's disappointed to find Grover waiting on him. The wind picks up, and blows his food away -- but when Grover gives him the bill, the wind dies down, and he has to pay.
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Song Jeff Redd sings "Between."
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Cartoon Fish swim to form Q and q.
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SCENE 2 Telly comes into Hooper's, pretending to be Mr. Handford's father, right down to the last detail. He and Mr. Handford decide to play "store", and Telly asks for a glass of milk. Mr. Handford serves it instantly, and Telly proclaims, "That's my son!"
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Animation Kids talk about families, often mentioning having rhinoceroces as pets.
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Muppets "In South America", they say "Buenos Dias" for good morning, and "Buenas Noches" for good night.
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Animation "We Are Kids From Far and Wide" - Colombia
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Song "One of These Things" (with Wegman's dogs and a terrier)
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Cartoon A girl describes why she likes the color black.
Artist: Lisa Crafts
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Muppets Cookie Monster demonstrates fast and slow while eating cookies.
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Animation Pencil box Y / y
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Animation "Six Circus Balls"
Artist: Jane Aaron
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SCENE 3 Telly, still pretending to be Mr. Handford Sr., asks his "son" to introduce him to his "little friends" Luis and Maria, then tells him to temporarily stop playing "store" so he can practice singing the Alphabet Song.
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Animation Kids narrate how a Navajo blanket is weaved.
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Muppets Bip Bippadotta and The Androoze Sisters sing "Everybody's Song".
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Animation Planet Q / q
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentHerry & John-John observe a letter Q.
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Cast Savion, Gina and Big Bird play "Rhyme Out."
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Animation Dancing pepper pattern - which one is missing?
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SCENE 4 Telly, aided by three other monsters, sings about how proud he is of his "bouncing baby boy" Mr. Handford.
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Cast Linda signs the word disappear - which Gordon does.
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Film Counting six oryx
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0410)
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Cartoon Rap #6
(First: Episode 2502)
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SCENE 5 Mr. Handford gets off the phone with his real father, and Telly resumes being himself again. Mr. Handford announces the sponsors, and he and Telly pretend to be father-and-son (with Telly as the son).

Notes

  • The three AM Monsters that sing with Telly at Hooper's Store also appear as crew members of the Monster News Network in the home video We All Sing Together.


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