Sesame Street
Telly is Grand High Triangle Lover for a day
(repeat of 2966)
Air date April 20, 1994
Season Season 25 (1993-1994)
Written by Lou Berger
Production December 19, 1991
Sponsors V, W, 5


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Telly shows Gina his triangle collection, when Norman signals the arrival of The Grand High Triangle Lover! The GHTL is taking his annual vacation day and has decided to recruit Telly to replace him for the day. Telly can barely contain his excitement.
SCENE 1 Telly, now with a GHTL hat and several triangular phones, is told what his task will be - answering triangle questions from all over the world. Telly isn't sure he can handle the responsibility, but takes it up when he sees how stressed the GHTL is from work. Gina even offers to be his assistant.

SCENE 1 cont'd Telly gets his first call, from a nervous man who isn't sure where the top of his triangle is. Telly assures him any point can be the top; it depends on how he holds it. Telly is proud of how he handled the call and sends Gina away, claiming to not need her help anymore. He begins taking some more calls.
Animation A piece of paper floats down onto a table, then folds itself into a paper crane, which flies away.
(First: Episode 2892)
Song Everyone has the same feelings, "No Matter What." Kids of all types play with a huge beach ball.
(First: Episode 2782)
Muppets The Rainbow Fish counts groups of 5 in the ocean.
(First: Episode 2923)
Film Two girls count to 5 as they clap.
(First: Episode 3007)

SCENE 2 Telly now gets a call from a lady monster, who wishes to know what color triangle shower curtains she should use. Telly could care less, but she choses on her own. Telly is interrupted by a man, wanting to know if the shape he has is a triangle (it's a square). Telly tells him it's not and sends him off, as he answers a call from a farmer: which came first - the chicken or the triangle? "Nobody knows the answer to that one," he tells the farmer.
SCENE 2 cont'd The man comes back with a smaller square, asking if it's a triangle. Telly sets him straight on the issue. He then starts to receive more triangle calls, including another from the monster, wanting to know which washcloth to use.
Cartoon A man laughs out loud as an alligator uses the telephone to call his wife - then he eats the phone booth.
(First: Episode 1113)
Cast Gordon and the word "wand."
(First: Episode 1491)
Film Alphaquest: W
(First: Episode 2712)
Cartoon Gloria talks about 'W'
(First: Episode 0806)
Muppets Kermit explains the importance of listening, using the Two-Headed Monster as an example.
(First: Episode 1767)
Film Katie is going to be a big sister.
(First: Episode 2769)
Cartoon A poem about dogs of different sizes, feelings and colors.
Artist: Deanna Morse
(First: Episode 2924)
SCENE 3 While a distressed mother depends on Telly to solve a conflict between her two kids, who are fighting over a triangle drawing they made together, the lady monster calls again to ask for his advice on which bath mat she should use.
Oscar, who loves to handle arguments, suggests they tear it in half. The girl points out to the boy that Oscar was right: there's two of them and only one drawing, ergo, they should go home and make another triangle drawing! The happy family goes home, and the grateful mother kisses the disappointed grouch, who also leaves.
Right after Oscar leaves, the phones start ringing again, and the lady monster comes to Telly to ask for his advice on which squeaky bath toy to use.
Cartoon Typewriter: V for Vacuum
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0774)
Muppets Count Von Count works as an elevator operator, with Kermit the Frog as his customer.
(First: Episode 1970)
Song "Litter Rap"
(First: Episode 2646)
Muppets Big Bird is between what we just saw and what we're about to see ...
(First: Episode 3145)
Cartoon Little Red Riding Hood uses a map to get to Grandma's house.
(First: Episode 2686)
Muppets Tim Robbins and Elmo talk about surprise.
(First: Episode 2766)
Animation Cecille sings "I'm Gonna Get to You."
(First: Episode 2873)
SCENE 4 Telly is overwhelmed between answering calls and putting official GHTL stamps on letters to club members. Gina and the kids arrive and they all cooperate to get the work done. Telly has Gina stay with him on the phone lines, so that she can deal with the lady monster and her next ridiculous question.
Cartoon Four people cooperate building a table.
(First: Episode 0537)
Muppets Little Jerry and the Monotones sing "Telephone Rock."
(First: Episode 0733)
Film A boy's mother and grandmother make him a pair of moccasins.
(First: Episode 2987)
Cast Elmo, Big Bird, and Gordon star in a commercial for the Alphabet (as if it were a bank).
(First: Episode 2972)
Song "You Can Get Right Up": a song about getting active to cheer up.
(First: Episode 3142)
Animation Two frogs demonstrate up and down.
(First: Episode 3225)
SCENE 5 Telly stops everyone from working, remembering a note from the GHTL saying they must watch an important triangle film...
Cartoon A young bespectacled man with an accordion asks how much it costs to cross the bridge. The Bridgekeeper says admission is free, but requires that the young man show him three triangles. Two of them are found in the bridgework, and the man uses the bridgekeeper's staff to draw a third triangle in the dirt. Although the bridgekeeper has his order filled, he asks the man to play a tune on his accordion. This additional request takes the young man by surprise, but he is told to do so for the opportunity to cross the bridge.
(First: Episode 1572)
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: Dr. No
Cartoon African quilt pattern
(First: Episode 3145)
Film Kids take swimming lessons in the pool
(First: Episode 1232)
Cartoon Jive Five
(First: Episode 1664)

SCENE 6 The GHTL and Norm return from vacation and are pleased to see Telly's done an excellent job. So excellent, in fact, that he decides to spend another day on vacation, leaving the club in Telly's hands again! Telly, Gina and the rest struggle with the work (and the lady monster once more) while announcing the sponsors.

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