Sesame Street
Telly, Zoe, and Verne reunite
Air date March 1, 1996
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Written by Josh Selig
Directed by Lisa Simon
Sponsors Y, 18
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Telly and Zoe approach Carlo while wearing cowboy outfits. They tell him that Verne from the Readers of the Open Range is "a-coming" and recount the events of his last visit. Carlo isn't familiar with the Readers, so the monsters point him toward...
Muppets "Readers of the Open Range" (ending edited)
(First: Episode 2141)
SCENE 1 cont'd After the song, Verne arrives to take the monsters on another reading adventure, having already spotted someone in need of their help.
Cartoon Suzie Kabloozie reads about pirates.
(First: Episode 3460)
Film Kids talk about how many things they can do now that they're five years old.
(First: Episode 1403)
Muppets Biff says he will count to 40, but Roxie Marie does it for him first.
(First: Episode 2985)
Cartoon Counting 40 pigs
Artist: Keith Haring
(First: Episode 3084)
SCENE 2 The Readers come across a girl, who can't open the door to Celina's dance studio. Using the power of reading, they help her see the sign that reads "PUSH" and she gets inside. Verne hears tell some more kids with a problem.
Song "Push! Push! Push!"
(First: Episode 3445)
Song 14 Karat Soul sings “Hand Talk."
(First: Episode 2622)
Cartoon A bully says the alphabet to a mild-mannered gardener, who hits him in the face with a pie at the end.
(First: Episode 0279)
ABC Cookie Monster
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit and Joey sing The Alphabet Song.
(First: Episode 0426)
Cartoon How to know a hippo when you find one.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 3081)
Film How Crayons are Made
Music: "Water Course A" and "Exchange" by Richard Harvey
(First: Episode 1579)
Cartoon In Egypt, three lemons make lemonade.
(First: Episode 3285)
SCENE 3 The Readers find a pair of girls whose lemonade stand hasn't gotten any business today. Verne points out they need a sign and instructs Telly on how to make one. Sure enough, they start getting plenty of customers. Verne decides to change their name to the "Readers and Writers of the Open Range" and they head off to solve another problem.
Cartoon A man demonstrates what newspapers are made of, and finds an ad for "One slightly used monster."
(First: Episode 2919)
Funny Book
Muppets Ernie & Bert — At night, Ernie reads a book that becomes sad, funny, scary, and then surprising. The book elicits the same reactions from Bert.
(EKA: Episode 2341)
Cartoon A spoof of Alice Cooper's "Eighteen" - the number of sandwiches the singer has to choose from.
(First: Episode 2859)
Animation Growing Numbers #18
(First: Episode 2933)
Cartoon Number creatures 18
(First: Episode 2668)
SCENE 4 The gang finds Lexine, who misses her grandmother (who lives in the Philippines). Verne helps her write a letter. He then leads them to someone else in distress, claiming that he reads about these problems in the newspaper.
Film A girl writes to her grandmother about going to summer camp.
(First: Episode 3270)
Cartoon A yak discusses the letter "Y" on a stage, and is insulted when it is called a "Yakkity-yakkity-yak."
(First: Episode 0301)
Animation Characters on a quilt form the letter Y.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 3381)
Film Jaws spoof with the letter Y.
(First: Episode 3323)

SCENE 5 The cowpokes find a boy named Andrew, who is upset over the difficulty of writing his name. Verne and the monsters help out by singing "Write Your Name," as the rest of the street residents demonstrate how they write their names. Thanks to the song, Andrew can write his name with ease.
Cartoon A heart that says "I love you" is drawn.
(First: Episode 1971)
Muppets After sounding out the word "cheese," the Two-Headed Monster poses for many pictures.
(First: Episode 2742)
Song "Say Cheese"
(First: Episode 3146)
Cartoon Anansi the Spider tells the story of a sad mouse.
Aritst: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 3367)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Tanya talk about the word "HELP."
(First: Episode 1435)

SCENE 6 Telly and Zoe tell Carlo about their adventure today, when Verne announces it's time for him to mosey on. He tells the monsters they can keep in touch by writing a letter and they politely ask him to leave so they can start. He announces the sponsors as they begin writing.
COMING SOON Coming Soon on Sesame Street: The Count sings a song about counting to Natasha.


Previous episode: Next episode:
Episode 3469 Episode 3471
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Stream the best stories.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Get Disney+