Sesame Street
Plot Telly gets his cast removed
Air date April 7, 1993
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Written by Emily Perl Kingsley
Sponsors D, J, 15


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Savion drums a rhythm on a blender, and tells us what we'll be seeing on Sesame Street today: Ernie playing the drums, Grover in an elevator, and people singing in the shower. Telly adds that he'll be getting his cast removed today (and so will Freddy).

SCENE 1 While waiting at the bus stop with Luis, Telly shows Darah the cast that he'll be getting removed today, after wearing it for six weeks. Telly looks forward to going to the hospital, until he hears that his cast will be getting sawed off ...
Song "Imagination Landscape"
(First: Episode 2904)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie plays a game with Bert where Ernie plays riffs on his drum set and Bert has to repeat them back. Bert is surprisingly good at the game.
(EKA: Episode 2256)
Animation D / d (drums and drumsticks)
(EKA: Episode 2326)
Song Sesame Street Creature Feature: Joe Raposo sings "The Goat".
(EKA: Episode 2366)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentHerry Monster and John-John on up and down.
(EKA: Episode 0784)
Cartoon Abstract count to 15
(First: Episode 2851)

SCENE 2 Luis tells Savion and Maria what happened to Telly. Just then, Telly shows up in his banana costume (Freddy wears one too!), thinking he'll avoid the hospital trip if he and Freddy are disguised. Luis and Maria remind Telly of all the things he had trouble doing while wearing the cast all those weeks, which are shown in a flashback. Telly is finally ready to get his cast removed - right after they take off the banana costume.
Cartoon "Banana Samba"
(First: Episode 2920)
Film The Count counts four kids on a park bench, then adds one more.
(First: Episode 2958)
Muppets Grover the elevator operator gives a demonstration of in and out which annoys the passengers.
(EKA: Episode 0581)
Film Alphaquest: D
(First: Episode 2723)
Cartoon A shy girl wants to join a group bouncing a ball.
Artist: Joanna Priestley
(First: Episode 2849)
Muppets / Celebrity As Los Lobos perform "El Canelo", the title character goes grocery-shopping for them.
Animation Arnold uses his imagination.
Artist: Craig Bartlett
(First: Episode 2754)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit the Frog reports from an alphabet mine where they dig Js. The miners tell him various words that begin with J, and Richard presents him with his own J.
(EKA: Episode 2543)
Animation Sand J / j
(First: Episode 0631)
Song "Old Button Hole"
(EKA: Episode 1736)

Cartoon Flossee and Splatt stop at the playground and play rather intensely on the seesaw.
Film Some clowns, more clowns
(EKA: Episode 1017)
SCENE 3 Telly marches around the waiting room, announcing that he's getting his cast off today. The nurse calls him in for another x-ray, which he calmly sits through this time.

Later, Dr. Sing compares the past and present x-rays of Telly's arm, and declares that the cast is ready to come off. He shows Telly the saw he'll use, and proceeds to remove the cast. Telly thinks his arm looks funny at first, but Dr. Sing tells him to wash it and exercise it, and assures him it'll be back to normal soon. Now Freddy has to get his cast removed.
Animation Letter Garden: D
(First: Episode 3015)
Muppets / Cast "Singing in the Shower" - Olivia, Ernie, Oscar, and Big Bird sing about how they like to sing in their various modes of cleaning (shower, bathtub, mudbath, and birdbath respectively.)
(EKA: Episode 2140)
Cartoon Jasper thinks that he has lost his elbow, but Julius shows him his elbow by bending his arm.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0410)
SCENE 4 Telly is excited about doing things with two arms again. He says goodbye to Dr. Sing, and then meets Samantha, a girl in the waiting room whose arm hurts. He explains what he went through in these recent weeks, and lets her know that she'll be okay. Luis suggests that maybe Telly could be a doctor someday.
Cartoon "Mother Brown's Farm (Number Fifteen Song)"
(First: Episode 2693)
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater
Cyranose de Bergerac, a poet with a two-foot-long nose, tries to help the queen of France finish her poem. Unfortunately, the word used to finish it is the word he's the most sensitive to: "nose". One mention of that word and he'll go medieval on you!
(First: Episode 3000)
Film Cat block structure.
(EKA: Episode 1939)
Cartoon "In and Out Crowd"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 2612)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Grover and Erik surprise each other.
(First: Episode 1689)
Film Examples of people and animals going down.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0406)
Animation Different shapes appear inside a circle, until it rounds itself out.
(EKA: Episode 0868)

SCENE 5 Telly is welcomed back to Sesame Street by Savion, Maria, Linda, and some kids. He shows them what he can do now, and bangs on Oscar's trash can. He gives Oscar the dirty, smelly cast pieces from his and Freddy's casts, which Oscar immediately accepts. Everyone is surprised when Oscar thanks Telly, but Oscar immediately denies saying such a nice thing, and announces the sponsors.

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