Sesame Street
Telly waits for Radish Dude
(repeat of 2957)
Air date January 4, 1994
Season Season 25 (1993-1994)
Written by Nancy Sans
Production September 26, 1991
Sponsors A, W, 3
Syndication 123 Sesame Street


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Hoots the Owl welcomes the viewer from the rooftop at night. Telly and Maria arrive, as Telly wants to meet a magical being known as "Radish Dude." He describes him, based on the story of "Izzy Monster and the Radish Dude": Izzy waits on the roof at night when Radish Dude appears. He gives Izzy a radish, which can grant his wish for a pony. Telly hopes Radish Dude can give him his wish of being able to whistle, but realizes he's forgotten some things he needs. Maria leaves to put Gabi to bed.
Cartoon Three computer animated fish.
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — At the movies, Ernie reacts to a sad, funny, scary movie, to Bert's embarrassment and the annoyance of the other viewers.
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Song Everyone has the same feelings, "No Matter What." Kids of all types play with a huge beach ball.
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Cartoon An orchestra conductor asks "May I have an A, please?" at which point a giant letter A falls from the sky.
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cut from the Noggin version
Muppets Kermit the Frog sings "When I Listen".
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Video Three kids dance in three columns.

SCENE 2 Telly has set up the roof with balloons, a banner and a bowl of lettuce with thousand-island dressing. He imagines Radish Dude arriving in his worm-pulled wheelbarrow and instantly giving Telly the power to whistle. Telly also recalls Radish Dude likes jazz and has Hoots start playing his saxophone.
Cartoon A little girl leaves everything on in the house, until the TV set recites a poem about sharing electricity.
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Muppets Polly Darton sings "Save Your Energy for Me," a song about energy conservation.
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Animation Letter Garden: A
Artist: Jane Aaron
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Cartoon The story of sheep, or where wool comes from.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
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Film A montage of the evolution of mechanical technology, from wind-up toys, to robots that can spell "SESAME STREET" with blocks, to satellite transmitters.
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cut from the Noggin version
SCENE 3 Hoots takes a break from playing, but Telly doesn't want the music to stop. Hoots points him toward the hole in the brickwork, which is home to the Nightclub Bug, where...
SCENE 3 cont'd A trio of bugs sing "Night Bug Boogie" for a group of jitterbugs.
SCENE 3 cont'd After the song, Telly peers to the sky and asks aloud of Radish Dude heard the song.
Cartoon A man counts 40 stars at night.
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Muppets Big Bird's Video Postcards
Big Bird explores the mask gallery at the Museo del Barrio in New York City. Edna, the art instructor, shows him and some kids how to make their own masks for a parade.
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Cartoon W for Willamina
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Cast Gordon and the word "wand."
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cut from the Noggin version
Animation Cecille sings "Brushin' Down the Doggies."
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SCENE 4 Maria has a talk with Telly about reality vs. imagination, which Telly understands. He insists that Radish Dude is real, however.
Cartoon A girl thinks she hears a monster doing a cha-cha outside her window, but it's only the wind and a cricket. Her snores frighten the real monster.
Artist: Deanna Morse
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Muppets The Oinker Sisters sing about what's "Important" to them.
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Animation Pencil box A/a
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Film A class makes a quilt of their faces.
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Cartoon Young Chris Columbus explores the world of ants - and they, in turn, explore his house.
Artist: ArtistMike
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SCENE 5 Telly has fallen asleep, so Maria sneaks a radish into his hand. He wakes up and assumes Radish Dude has visited. He tries whistling, but can't. Maria teaches him how and he learns he had the power to whistle, not Radish Dude. Telly thanks her and Hoots for their honesty and eats the radish.
Animation Can you find the animals hiding in the T-shirt?
Artist: Deanna Morse
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Song "Off to School"
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Muppets Juanita looks for "YO", asking, "¿Esto es yo?" Nope, it's a toy car, and a tomato, and a mirror. Looking in the mirror, she finds herself. "¡Hola, yo!" she cries.
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Cartoon "Yo Soy Un ..."
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Muppets / Celebrity On a rainy night, the Count brings Susan Sarandon to a locked castle. He knocks on the door just for the sake of counting the knocks, until it's revealed that the castle is his own. He then proceeds to unlock the numerous locks, counting them in the process.
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Cartoon Jerry Nelson sings "Moonshine."
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SCENE 6 As the sun rises, Hoots is ready for bed, but not before playing the Whistling Game with Telly. Hoots then plays the theme, with Telly whistling along and Maria announces the sponsors.

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