Sesame Street
Elmo sings with Telly's tuba
Air date May 8, 1995
Season Season 26 (1994-1995)
Written by David Korr
Sponsors T, U, 0


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Telly practices playing "Mary Had a Little Lamb" on his tuba, which Elmo will sing along to, right after the theme song...

SCENE 1 Telly begins playing, but Elmo sings "The Alphabet Song" instead. The two argue about doing two songs at once, when Ruthie comes by to settle it. She and Telly show Elmo how bad it sounds when two songs are performed at once, which Elmo finds immensely silly. They all crack up about it.
Muppets Big Bird remarks, "Now that was silly!"
(First: Episode 3190)
Song "Take Care of That Smile"
(First: Episode 2745)
Cartoon All the instruments in Sousaville love Mr. Tuba's music, but when he plays with them, he doesn't play the same music they're playing.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2829)
Muppets Zoe and Wolfgang demonstrate the concept of zero.
Song "Zero Song": A female voiceover sings about the food that keeps being taken away to make 0.
Arist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 3003)
Muppets After the previous segment, the offended "Ms. A. M. Goat" gives a disclaimer that not all goats eat sneakers -- she eats corn and grass, but not sneakers. Another goat enters to eat the sneakers on her desk, further irritating her.
(First: Episode 3354)
Cartoon A boy counts down to 0 as he eats his soup.
(EKA: Episode 2283)
SCENE 2 Elmo and Telly agree to perform one song together, but now they can't decide on what song to do. They argue some more, until Ruthie intervenes again and has them calmly discuss their opinions. Elmo claims he doesn't want to sing "Mary Had a Little Lamb" because the lamb has fleas (mishearing the word "fleece"). Another argument ensues.
Film Kids in Jamaica play bongo drums.
(First: Episode 3160)
Cartoon Ten tiny T's in top hats do the tippy tappy tango and take tea.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 3230)
Film Kids dance with the letter T, which is for triangle.
(First: Episode 3271)
Cartoon T is for Television
(First: Episode 0024)

Muppets While Ernie is away visiting the Count, Bert has the place all to himself, or so he thinks! A group of sheep burst into the room and proceed to sing him a song ("Bert's Blanket") about how his blanket was made (with a flashback scene where Ernie is portrayed as a farmer). He then corrects them on the actual production phase.
(First: Episode 2391)
Cartoon Is no one afraid of The Big Bad Wolf?
(EKA: Episode 2405)
SCENE 3 Elmo now understands the lyrics and is willing to sing with Telly. Only, he frustrates Telly with his constant lyric changes (making the lamb blue and able to fly). He eventually gives in as Elmo sings about other animals.
Animation Fred the fish needs water to swim in, and Betty the bird needs air to fly in. Vanessa the vacuum cleaner sucks up all the air and water, but can't hold it all in. (new narration by Jim Thurman added)
(First: Episode 2564)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Skeleton fish.
(First: Episode 0287)
Muppets Annette Monster and Frankie Monster sing "Love the Ocean" to urge others to "show respect for the sea" and refrain from throwing trash in the water.
(First: Episode 2680)
Cartoon A U train spells the words "unite," "U-turn," "underground," "up," and "universe."
(First: Episode 0624)
Celebrity Smokey Robinson performs “U Really Got a Hold on Me” with a clingy letter U.
(First: Episode 2022)
Animation Sand U/u
(First: Episode 0624)
Insert Oscar overhears Maria, Luis, Carlo and Rosita talking in both English and Spanish and yells at them for annoying him in two languages. They sing to him they can't help it, they have "English and Spanish Words in Me."
(First: Episode 3359)
33-Abierto, cerrado
Film Abierto and cerrado
(First: Episode 3271)
Animation "We Are Kids From Far and Wide" - Colombia
(First: Episode 2769)
Muppets Fairytale Detective
Miss Marble tries to solve the case of The Old Woman Who Lives in a Shoe's missing home.

Film Beads arrange themselves in different ways, and finally stick themselves to a boy's jacket.
(First: Episode 3045)
Cast Savion sings "You Ought to Meet My Uncle," a song about different ways of dancing (and different uncles), and he dances with the kids.
(First: Episode 3140)
Animation A sign above a bathroom reads "boys", while boys exit the room.
Muppets Ethel Mermaid sings "I Get a Kick Out of U."
(First: Episode 3127)
Cartoon A dog learns about U.
(First: Episode 0131)
Insert None, some and all of the dancers dance as Big Bird narrates.
(First: Episode 3360)
Cartoon I have all, I have none (men w/ grapes)
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0624)
SCENE 4 Elmo and Telly perform their new song, where Elmo names all the animal pets he has. As they sing, Ruthie announces the sponsors.

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