Sesame Street
Telly breaks his arm — Telly gets the "Broken Arm Blues"
Air date April 1, 1993
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Sponsors J, N, 18


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Telly displays what Zelda just wrote on his cast: today's sponsors.
(A signature from Lulu Monster is also seen on the cast, even though she hasn't been introduced yet.)

SCENE 1 Luis comes to take Telly to the hospital to get his arm x-rayed, because it's been two weeks since the last time they were there, which is shown in flashback as Telly remembers what happened. Telly is no longer afraid of going back when he remembers that the x-ray didn't hurt.
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Film Kids narrate a film of how a lift bridge works.
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Cartoon A story/song about a duckling who wants to join the others playing at the water's edge.
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SCENE 2 At the hospital, Dr. Sing looks over the x-rays, and points out that Telly's broken arm still needs three weeks to heal before he can remove the cast.
Film The floating kids form a letter N.
Muppets "The Ten Commandments of Health"
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Cartoon "Lowercase n"
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SCENE 3 Telly watches sadly as Big Bird roller skates with some kids, and wishes he could join them. He sings the "Broken Arm Blues" as an imaginary Honker plays the trumpet.
When the song finishes, Big Bird invites Telly to play with blocks along with him and the kids.
Cartoon A man assembles the word LOVE, and a bird pecks the O into the shape of a heart.
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Muppets Bert goes to the park to practice his pigeon calls, but instead of attracting a pigeon that says coo, he gets a cow that says moo, an owl that says hoo, a number two, and an entire zoo.
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Cartoon A boy observes a mother bird feeding her babies, and remembers to run home to dinner.
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Film Wegman's dogs get next to each other in pictures.
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Cartoon Nancy the nanny goat nibbles her nails and notices noodles.
Artist: Tee Collins
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Cartoon / Film A cartoon man climbs a live-action boy.
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SCENE 4 Oscar tells the viewer about a plan he has: he still feels a little bad about Telly's arm, so he won't interact with Telly at all. Telly tries talking to him, then bangs on his trash can. Oscar finally admits to Telly that he's hiding from him because he doesn't want to tell a monster with a broken arm to get lost. Telly appreciates Oscar for this gesture, and Oscar kind of does too, since it resulted in an argument between them.
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1095r.jpg Cartoon "Have you seen my NO?"
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Song Gina and Maria sing "The Word is "No".
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SCENE 5 Telly catches up with Merry Monster, who wants to play with him. Telly points out that Merry usually likes "rough" games, but Merry has a better idea in mind: saying the alphabet. They do it in different ways: first at a regular pace, then loud, soft, fast, and slow (reaching D before the next segment comes on).
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Film A turtle walks slowly.
Music: "Funeral March of a Marionette" by Charles Gounod
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SCENE 6 Telly and Merry reach K before the next segment comes on.
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Cartoon An orange ball tries to pet a green ball, which growls, scaring him away.
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SCENE 7 Telly and Merry finally reach the letter Z, and realize it's time to say goodbye. They announce the sponsors in the same ways they did the alphabet, but Oscar wraps it up when they get too slow.

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