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Sesame Street
Telly and Rosita play "Follow the Leader"
Air date January 11, 1994
Season Season 25 (1993-1994)
Written by Molly Boylan
Sponsors G, J, 15
Syndication 123 Sesame Street

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Picture Segment Description
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COLD OPEN Gordon spots Telly and Rosita playing "Follow the Leader," with Rosita as the leader.
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SCENE 1 Now it's Telly's turn to be the leader, but Telly isn't so sure he'd make a good leader - he's never been one before. He approaches Gordon about his problem, and actually uses his own logic (without Gordon's help) to convince himself that he should try being the leader. He tries to walk like a choo-choo train, but he trips and falls ... and so does Rosita, who still thinks Telly is a great leader.
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Film Cars on the street go fast, then slow, then fast again.
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cut from the Noggin version
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SCENE 2 Some kids have joined Telly and Rosita's game of "Follow the Leader." They have a great time around Oscar's trash can until a grumpy Grundgetta interrupts them and tells them to play somewhere else. Gordon suggests that Grundgetta could play along with them, but she begs to differ. Rosita says she'd be welcome to join, and Telly explains that the game involves doing what the leader does, which inspires Grundgetta: she appoints herself the leader, and tells everyone to stop playing the game. Rosita leads the rest of them in a game of tag, and they all run off.
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SCENE 3 When Telly and Rosita reach the playground in their tag game, Rosita calls time out, because now it's time for her to talk about beginning, middle and end. She does it with ease, and then tags Telly.
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SCENE 4 Rosita and Telly stop their game at the playground again, this time to talk about sounds ... not just any sounds, but sounds that come from Mexico. All of them are animal sounds, and Telly is somewhat disappointed that the sounds that Mexican animals make are no different from the ones on Sesame Street. Rosita cheers him up with another sound: giving him a big kiss on the cheek.
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(First: Episode 3141)
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SCENE 5 Rosita and Telly come back to the steps of 123 Sesame Street, not sure what game to play next. Gordon suggests another game of "Follow the Leader," with himself as the leader. They decide to give him a chance, and follow him over to Hooper's Store, where they all get some ice cream - thus, they think Gordon makes a great leader! Grundgetta announces the sponsors and says "scram" 15 times during the fade-out.


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