Sesame Street
Telly presents "Hey Diddle Diddle"
Air date April 4, 1994
Season Season 25 (1993-1994)
Written by Belinda Ward
Sponsors A, D, 8


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Telly announces today's sponsors and adds we'll be seeing the cast of "Hey Diddle Diddle." First up is the cat who plays the fiddle, who's instead fixated on catching mice.
SCENE 1 The cat can't seem to find any mice anywhere and instead chases Telly (who he thinks is a big, purple mouse).
Cartoon A cat chases a mouse into a mouse hole. The cat and mouse make music as they hit the wall, until the cat breaks through the mouse hole.
Artist: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0244)
Muppets "It's Zydeco"
(First: Episode 2666)
Film Amelia pretends she's an astronaut.
(First: Episode 2918)
Cartoon Christopher Clumsy jumps over a hole, and falls into another hole.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0439)
Animation Computer: in/out
(First: Episode 3122)
Cartoon A red scribble demonstrates out and in.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 3128)

Insert Ruthie sets up a display at Finders Keepers of "The King of Counting" memorabilia. The Count is impressed, and Ruthie explains to him and Maria that she used to be a friend of his. In a flashback, we see the King (played by the Count) singing "You Gotta Count My Blue Suede Shoes." After the flashback, Ruthie says she hasn't seen the King in a long time, "but a lot of people say they have ..."
Cartoon A Rube Goldberg device is used to turn on a television as the numbers one through twenty are featured.
(First: Episode 1869)
Song "Hot in the City"
(First: Episode 2751)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — At the movies, a lady with a tall hat sits in front of Ernie and Bert. She block's Ernie's view, so he asks her if she'd mind taking it off. When she places the hat on the seat next to her, Bert's view is now obstructed.
(First: Episode 0538)
Film Alphaquest: D
(First: Episode 2723)
Muppets Big Bird appears in a disguise, representing the letter D. (new music added)
(First: Episode 3188)
Animation D / d (space paint)
(First: Episode 3213)
Animation Letter Garden: D
(First: Episode 3015)
Muppets Four monsters, including Elmo, sing "We Are All Monsters". (redubbed version)
(First: Episode 2731)
Cartoon "I'm Curious"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 3066)
SCENE 2 Telly has escaped from the cat and now presents the little dog who laughs and the cow who jumps over the moon. However, the dog is crying because the cow would rather lead the life of a normal cow. Gina serves her some hay. The cow suggests Telly jump over the moon instead, especially to cheer up the crying dog. Telly tries jumping, but finds it's impossible...unless if he had his pogo stick.
Song "Jump" (soul)
(First: Episode 3136)
Cartoon A domestic cat paints various wild feline versions of himself on his owner's canvas.
(First: Episode 1521)
Muppets Caribbean Anything Muppets sing about "Caribbean Air."
(First: Episode 2688)
Film On a windy day, Maria (in voice-over) asks a man (Bill Irwin), "Does air move things?" The wind speaks for him.
(First: Episode 2876)
Song "At the Coastline" (Beach Boys style)
(First: Episode 2792)
Cartoon Zork lands on the coast of California, where he meets a slick agent.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2687)
SCENE 3 Telly returns bouncing on his pogo stick and with a mighty bounce, he ends up crashing on top of the fence instead. The little dog cracks up ("A monster, a pogo stick, a fence, so original!")
Cartoon The Typewriter: A for airplane
(First: Episode 0770)
Animation Airplanes carve the capital and lowercase A.
(First: Episode 3209)
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater
Cookie Monster is the star of an adaptation of Little Red Riding Hood, in which he eats all the cookies before he gets to his grandma's house.
Cartoon Little Red Riding Hood uses a map to get to Grandma's house.
(First: Episode 2686)
Film The Count (in voiceover) subtracts from five to three to zero children on a park bench.
(First: Episode 2942)
Song "We Got the Power!" - a hip-hop song about computers
(First: Episode 3058)

SCENE 4 Telly now introduces the dish and the spoon, only the dish refuses to go running. She's tried of it and wants to live her life like normal place settings. The spoon suggests Telly join instead, but Telly's had it with the uncooperative characters. While the spoon goes off to find a new partner ("There's plenty of dishes in the dishwasher."), Telly gets an idea on how to sort out the problem.
Animation Counting to 8
(First: Episode 3170)
Muppets The Rainbow Fish counts groups of 8 in the ocean.
(First: Episode 2909)
Film Ornate 8s stroll through a gate and pose in other remarkable places.
Cartoon Passengers on a crowded subway illustrate "between".
(First: Episode 0795)
Muppets "Something Always Comes Between Us"
Boy's family portrait.jpg
Film A boy dances his way into his family's portrait.
(First: Episode 3129)
Cartoon Edgar Turtle sings "Hey Diddle Diddle."
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 2404)

SCENE 5 Telly gathers all the characters and gives an empowering speech as to how they should stick to who they truly are. They perform their nursery rhyme as normal, except for the little dog, who doesn't find the cow's feat as funny as Telly's accident. Telly performs his stunt again as Gina announces the sponsors.

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