Sesame Street
Telly and Rosita play "Don Quixote"
Air date November 23, 1994
Season Season 26 (1994-1995)
Written by Luis Santiero
Sponsors I, N, 11


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Telly and Rosita come across Luis, who is reading Don Quixote. He describes the story to them, but is unable to show them how the characters look, as the book isn't illustrated. Instead, he reads from the text and the monsters use their imaginations to picture what Don Quixote and Sancho Panza look like. They'd like to pretend to be the characters, but don't have any outfits or steeds to ride. Luis may be able to help them and leads them to the Fix-It Shop.
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SCENE 2 Luis outfits "Doña Quixote" and "Telly Panza" with outfits and stick horse and donkey. He reads them more of the story so they can go on their adventure...if they can find one.
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SCENE 3 Rosita and Telly are ready for adventure, though Rosita thinks they need one more thing - a song! She imagines one in her head and encourages Telly to imagine the music to sing along.
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SCENE 4 Telly wonders when they'll actually have an adventure, when Rosita spots a "fire breathing dragon" nearby (Baby Bear). He's initially reluctant to play along; he just wants to eat his porridge, but relents and pretends he's a dragon. The monsters ride off and Baby Bear finds his porridge is now too cold. He wishes he were a dragon so he could heat it up.
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SCENE 5 Rosita and Telly return from their adventure to hear more of the story of Don Quixote. Luis reads some more in the story's original Spanish, which puts the tuckered monsters to sleep. Luis then announces the sponsors.

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