Sesame Street
Telly's list
Air date April 21, 1994
Season Season 25 (1993-1994)
Written by David Korr
Sponsors F, V, 4


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Telly introduces a list of things he plans to demonstrate today, but his mommy calls him back home to pick up his toys. He hands off the list to Oscar, asking him to do everything. Oscar initially refuses, but then changes his mind...
SCENE 1 First on the list is the number of the day - 4. Oscar stares at the sky using his binoculars. Soon, Prairie Dawn, Gina, Luis and Buster the Horse start looking up too. Oscar counts 4 suckers looking at nothing and becoming annoyed.
Film Farmer McFay counts a bumper crop of 4 fruits.
Pinball 04
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #4
(First: Episode 0984)
Film Four kids dance in a colorblock grid.
(First: Episode 3149)
Cast "A word from your local chicken" - A nerdy Gordon interprets a chicken's words.
(First: Episode 2329)
Cartoon A baby climbs up the stairs all by himself.
(First: Episode 1717)
SCENE 2 Next on the list is the parts of the body. Oscar tells Celina she has something on her elbows, then neck, nose and ears. Celina asks what it is and Oscar answers - skin.
Song "Elbows and Knees"
(First: Episode 2641)
Cartoon A boy is drawn, but he doesn't have knees at first.
(First: Episode 0954)
Film Some clowns, more clowns
(First: Episode 0563)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Erik shows Grover his teeth, and tells him how teeth are used.
(First: Episode 1639)
Cartoon Some yucky little teeth sing praise of Mr. Toothbrush, who brushes them.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 3211)

SCENE 3 Gina passes by Oscar's trash can and sees an AGUA sign. She recalls that was part of Telly's list and is sure Oscar will demonstrate it by squirting her with a hose or some other Grouchy way. Oscar claims he won't do that; he knew someone would talk about the word for him by putting the sign up and denies using any Grouch method of getting her wet. He instead uses the squirting flower next to his can.
Cartoon The word AGUA fills up with water.
(First: Episode 0523)
Muppets / Celebrity Big Bird introduces Yo-Yo Ma, who plays cello with two Honkers and a Dinger.
(First: Episode 2220)
Cartoon Edgar Turtle plays the banjo as some kids sing the "Bird Song."
(First: Episode 2415)
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: African - Sakis
Part 1
(First: Episode 3136)
SCENE 4 Oscar isn't sure what the next thing on Telly's list is - "beso." Celina and Gina define it for him (Spanish for "kiss") and he thusly refuses to talk about it. They do the demonstrating for him by covering him in kisses.
Song Spanish Food Market Song
(First: Episode 1111)
Cartoon A kid tries to push his toy house through the front door without the door closing.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 0914)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster shares a pair of headphones.
(First: Episode 1628)
Cartoon F - Face
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1200)
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts "Dialing for Prizes Movie."
(First: Episode 0629)
Cartoon A Flea circus performs feats beginning with the letter F.
(First: Episode 0309)

Muppets The Count reads some kids a poem about "The Countess Who Lived in the Woods." She is visited by cold, needy animals, all of whom she helps out by giving them the things she was about to count.
(First: Episode 2944)
Animation Counting from 10-0 (Latin rhythm)
(First: Episode 3048)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie comes home to a sleeping Bert and tries to think of things to do that won't wake him up. He can't watch TV, and he can't play with his ball. Bored, he decides to take a nap too -- but then he starts to snore. This awakens Bert, who wonders out loud where the noise is coming from, in the process arousing Ernie, who gets mad at being woken up.
(First: Episode 0280)
Animation Sand V/v
(First: Episode 0637)
Film Floating kids make the letter V.
(First: Episode 3133)

Film A girl goes to school somewhere in Africa. We see the girl getting ready to go to school, as she washes herself and brushes her teeth, puts on her clothes, brushes her hair, and takes her lunch, all with some help from her mother. We see her walking past her neighbors and watching her classmates play outside as she arrives at school. The bell rings and the girl enters the school, where the teacher is passing out chalk to her students. We see the teacher teaching the students the English words: "a boy", "a girl", "a man", "a woman", which she has written on the board, along with a drawing for each word. The students repeat the words, then write them down on their individual chalkboards as we hear the girl remark, "We are learning to read and write." The students then jump up and down, as the teacher looks on, smiling. Next, we see the students jumping outside excitedly, now that school has finished.
(First: Episode 2658)
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: African - Sakis
Part 2
(First: Episode 3136)
SCENE 5 Big Bird introduces Snuffy's puppet Gus, who sings "My Rhyming Song." Big Bird thinks the song was too short, so Gus sings a longer song about rhyming the word "you."
Cartoon Sign Cartoons: Coffee
(First: Episode 1169)
Muppets Grover annoys Mr. Johnson with his guitar playing in the park, mistaking his words "Go away and let me eat my lunch" for song requests.
(First: Episode 3198)
Cartoon Animated quilt patterns.
(First: Episode 1470)
Animation Jerry Nelson sings "Two Pretty Flowers."
(First: Episode 3151)

Muppets Dicky Tick hosts "In, On and Under." He interviews Paul Pencil in a drawer, Vivian Vase on a mantle, and Jacques Shoesteau under a chair.
(First: Episode 2360)
Cartoon Car stuck on tar
(First: Episode 1732)
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: African - Sakis
Part 3
(First: Episode 3185)

SCENE 6 Telly returns and Oscar gives the list back. Oscar states he didn't do the talking for the "beso" demonstration, so Telly does it by kissing Oscar some more. Telly then announces the sponsors, as Oscar complains about them.


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