Sesame Street
Telly's playdate
Air date March 14, 1994
Season Season 25 (1993-1994)
Written by Ian Ellis James
Sponsors B, L, 19


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Gina highlights some of what we'll be seeing today, while an anxious Telly waits to make his own announcement: he'll be having a playdate today...only he doesn't know with who.

SCENE 1 Telly wonders who will be his playdate, when he finds himself on Sonny Friendly's "Playdating Game." Telly is blindfolded and questions two potential playdates, finding he has something in common with each of them. He can't decide who he would prefer playing with and by the time he makes a decision, they discover the two candidates have gone off to play with each other instead. Sonny declines Telly's playdate invite, having to leave for lunch with his agent.
SCENE 1 cont'd A sad Telly is left all alone, sobbing. Baby Bear arrives, having caught the game show on TV and offers to be Telly's playdate.
Song Joe Raposo sings "Somebody Come and Play."
(First: Episode 0047)
Animation Pencil Box B / b
(First: Episode 3040)
Animation Letter Garden: B
(First: Episode 3035)
Cartoon The Typewriter: B for Ball
(First: Episode 0829)
Muppets Bert sings "I Gotta Be Clean."
(First: Episode 3061)
Cartoon Bruce the moose invites Toulouse LaGoose over for juice.
(First: Episode 2498)

SCENE 2 Baby Bear and Telly have agreed on playing football, when Goldilocks appears to join them. Baby Bear tries getting her to leave by claiming he's going to ballet class instead. His plan backfires when Goldilocks remembers she also has to attend ballet class and drags Baby Bear away with her, believing they'd be in the same one. Telly is upset no one will play with him now, until Gina offers to be his playdate and throws the football with him.
Cartoon Actor demonstrates anger towards casting director - literally!
(First: Episode 2061)
Song Hoots the Owl sings "This is How We Take a Bath."
Animation Draw a line from the dog to the bowl and underline the hen.
(EKA: Episode 2178)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentCookie Monster has Tara help him explain the word information by giving him cookies to eat.
(First: Episode 2589)
Cartoon Wilbur and Wanda try to find the lamp in a dark room, while figuring out who's here and there. Finally, their son turns on the light. (new music added)
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 3073)
Film Farmer McFay demonstrates subtraction with six fruits.
Muppets "In South America," they say "Buenos Dias" for good morning, and "Buenas Noches" for good night.
(First: Episode 3105)
Animation "We Are Kids From Far and Wide" - Colombia
(First: Episode 2769)
Insert Big Bird introduces H. Ross Parrot, who gives a speech to the kids about the importance of the alphabet.
(First: Episode 3111)
Animation L / l (space paint)
Animation Playing cards form an L and limbo.
(First: Episode 3205)
Cartoon L for Laugh
Artists: Vincent Cafarelli & Candy Kugel
(First: Episode 2767)
Muppets "It is I, Captain Vegetable!"
(First: Episode 1741)
Song "All The Vegetables" Three girls clap rhythms while naming vegetables.
(First: Episode 3051)
Cartoon A boy listens to his surroundings by the ocean, until his mom calls him for lunch.
(First: Episode 2053)
Muppets Ernie sings "Imagine That" about things that he sometimes imagines to be: first a knight in shining armor who battles a dragon, then a sailor, and finally, himself.
(First: Episode 2142)
Cartoon I am dry, he is wet (circus elephant)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0309)
SCENE 3 Snuffy teaches the kids how to "Do the Spaghetti."
Cartoon A hand draws a castle with a growling dragon inside, which scares the princess until her knight in shining armor leads the dragon away.
(First: Episode 0932)

Muppets The Count's main jumping-over-the-bed flock of sheep quits on him, so he calls the "24 Hour Emergency Counting Service". A reluctant deliveryman in sheep's clothing laments, "It's not an easy way to make a livin' ..."
(First: Episode 2122)
Cartoon Nineteen popcorn kernels
(First: Episode 2855)
Film Growing Numbers #19
(First: Episode 2937)
Animation Rap 19
(First: Episode 2560)

Cast / Muppets Luis reads some kids the story of "The Little Monster Who Cried Wolf". In the story, a little monster (Grover) cries out to the townsfolk that he heard a wolf, not knowing that he really heard a cow, and then a pig. When the howling wolf approaches him, he turns out to be a friendly wolf. (new music added)
(First: Episode 2994)
Cartoon A boy finds a set of doors with animals that make the wrong sound, and swaps the doors to correct them.
(First: Episode 2711)
Song "This is the Way We Count and Sing" (from one to ten).
(First: Episode 3136)
Muppets / Celebrity At Birdland, Hoots the Owl and Branford Marsalis (as Forrest Wimbledon) perform "Listen and Bounce it Back."
(First: Episode 2834)
Animation Scribbles move around a black screen, until they see a STOP sign.
(First: Episode 1634)

SCENE 4 Telly is getting exhausted from playing football, when Baby Bear and Goldilocks return, the latter having found out that Baby Bear was lying. Baby Bear apologizes and invites her to play with them. While trying to prevent a pass to Telly, Goldilocks tackles Baby Bear instead. "Maybe ballet class wasn't such a bad idea after all," he admits before Gina announces the sponsors.

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