Sesame Street
Telly wins a contest
Air date December 5, 1995
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Written by Adam Rudman
Sponsors D, 8
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Telly finds Gordon in the park and tells him about the Grand High Triangle Contest he entered recently, sending in a custom-made triangle in hopes of getting a great prize. Telly has received a letter, which will indicate whether or not he's won. Gordon reads the letter, which states that Telly is the winner! It also tells them that Norm, the Grand High Triangle Lover's assistant, will visit to deliver the prize. Telly couldn't be happier and wonders what the prize will be.
Film A girl writes to her grandmother about going to summer camp.
(First: Episode 3270)
Song A piece of land with water all around it is an "Island."
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 2760)
Muppets Elmo and Zoe demonstrate above and below with a cloud.
(First: Episode 3367)
Cartoon A lizard sings about how she likes to be "Above it All" as well as below.
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 2559)
Animation D ... daring ... dazzling ... delightful ... dizzy ... dreaded ... dinosaur!
Muppets Big Bird appears in a disguise, representing the letter D.
(First: Episode 3188)
Film Two girls sing a clap song about the letter D to the tune of Yankee Doodle.
(First: Episode 3305)
SCENE 2 Norm arrives and tells Telly the prizes he'll be receiving: a collection of 40 triangles (which he will get to count), a new musical triangle and Norm will serve as his personal assistant for the rest of the day.
Cartoon mydoghappy
Cartoon A boy demonstrates why his dog's name is Happy.
(First: Episode 0537)
Film Fay Ray moves clockwise and ticks, until an alarm sounds.
(First: Episode 2597)
Cartoon Dogs cheer D-O-G and fight with cats.
(First: Episode 1148)
Muppets Ernie sings "Dee, Dee, Dee" as Cookie Monster hastily demonstrates each D word.
(First: Episode 0319)
Cartoon Ds are found on a city street
(First: Episode 3361)
Muppets Big Bird talks about brushing teeth, but since he has none, he uses a horse's teeth instead.
Cartoon Toothpaste March
Artist: Ray Favata
(First: Episode 1446)
Muppets Tim Robbins and Elmo talk about surprise.
(First: Episode 2766)
Cartoon A man pulls a rabbit out of his hat, but the rabbit turns out to be a cow. "Surprise!"
Artist: John Schnall
(First: Episode 2770)

SCENE 3 The Kids present Telly with his prizes. However, Norm tells Telly to take it easy and let himself and the kids count the triangles for him. Telly becomes skeptical about this arrangement, especially when Norm starts to unwrap his next prize for him.
Song "I'm in Great Shape": Kids dance with triangles, circles and squares.
(First: Episode 3277)
Animation Counting to 8
(First: Episode 3170)
Film Ornate 8s stroll through a gate and pose in other remarkable places.
(First: Episode 3231)
Cartoon Seven chicks plus 1 alligator makes 8.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1510)
Muppets "I Am Chicken"
(First: Episode 2995)
Cartoon A juggling bear helps a little girl learn to juggle.
(First: Episode 1834)
SCENE 4 Telly is eager to play his new triangle, but Norm takes it away so he can practice on it for him. Telly exits, frustrated.
Cartoon A boy learns to play his violin by practicing.
(First: Episode 1513)
Song Leon Redbone sings "Have You Ever."
(First: Episode 3274)
Muppets Grover attempts to sell Mr. Johnson a wig, but when he finally finds one that suits him, it turns out to be a guinea pig.
Cartoon Snacks on Parade - The Raisin
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1171)

SCENE 5 Zoe runs into Telly, who tells her about his problems with having an assistant. She thinks he should tell Norm how he feels. Norm then appears to tell Telly how much he loves working with him. Telly doesn't have the heart to tell Norm his feelings.
Cartoon Vaudeville duo Herman Happy and Stanley Sad sing a song about how they live up to their names.
(First: Episode 0772)
Film "DOG" - different kinds of dogs are shown, including a hot dog (which a dog eats).
(First: Episode 3326)
Cartoon Sign Man: HOT DOG
(First: Episode 1142)
Muppets "It's Zydeco"
(First: Episode 2666)
Cartoon A caveman sits on what he thinks is a rock, not realizing that it's a dinosaur, which is alive.
(First: Episode 1737)
SCENE 6 Telly fesses up to Norm that he doesn't want him doing everything for him. Norm understands, remarking helping others is just who he is. He comes up with a way he can still help Telly and leads him back to the picnic table.
Cartoon A girl narrates a poem about the sad time when her goldfish died.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1378)
Song "Mom and Me" (new vocal track)
(First: Episode 2462)
Muppets Big Bird accidentally knocks over some block towers, but he puts them back up through reverse footage.
Cartoon A little girl sings "There Is Only One Me."
(First: Episode 1942)
SCENE 7 Telly counts his triangles and plays his musical one, while Norm restrains himself from helping. He does allow Norm to help announce the sponsors, though.
COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: Big Bird and Gabi star in an adaptation of "The Alligator King."

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