Sesame Street
Plot Telly's list
repeat of 3244
Air date April 9, 1996
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Sponsors F, V, 4
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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.
Cartoon Number Guy: "How Many Elephants Can You Fit in a Room?" The answer is 4.
(First: Episode 3358)
Video Four break-dancers dance.
(First: Episode 2607)
Cartoon I am dry, they are wet (man laying on the beach)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0309)
Muppets Little Chrissy always has fun whether he's "Wet or Dry."
(First: Episode 3134)
Cartoon Letters appear over a sky-view of a neighborhood.
(First: Episode 3267)
Film / Animation A class makes up a story about going to the zoo, which is told through animation based on the kids’ drawings.
(First: Episode 3328)
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.
Cartoon Parts of a face are drawn in black on-screen before forming a picture.
(First: Episode 3320)
Muppets Bip Bippadotta and The Androoze Sisters sing "Everybody's Song."
(First: Episode 2064)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: V for Violin
A musician plays a violin, which instantly breaks.
(First: Episode 0052)
Film V for violin: kids play "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" on the violin.
(First: Episode 3280)
Cartoon Two men, one named Virgil Veep, discuss the letter V as they stand atop a capital V.
(First: Episode 0110)
Celebrity Take 6 sings "Take 6," a song about themselves that counts to the number 6.
(First: Episode 3001)
Cartoon A ball goes up and down a musical staircase.
(EKA: Episode 2230)
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: "Make Waves"
Part 1
(First: Episode 2949)

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.
Film AGUA: kids play in water.
(First: Episode 3367)
Animation A montage of boys, all of whom are named Joe, saying what their favorite sports are. The last one turns out to be a girl named Joanne.
Artist: John Korty
(EKA: Episode 1949)
Muppets Big Bird talks about brushing teeth, but since he has none, he uses a horse's teeth instead.
(First: Episode 3407)
Cartoon A toothbrush talks to a mouth about what could happen if not taken care of.
(First: Episode 1476)
Film A three-year-old African boy narrates a film about a day in his life.
(First: Episode 3267)
Cartoon Light and heavy (bird falls on man)
(First: Episode 0785)
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: "Make Waves"
Part 2
(First: Episode 2949)
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.
Cartoon The letters in the word BESO kiss each other. (new sting added)
(First: Episode 0433)
Muppets The Rhymies go camping, but a bear disrupts their campsite.
(First: Episode 1389)
Cartoon F / f (space paint)
(First: Episode 3215)
Film Alphaquest: F
A faucet finishes a fire, and flood of freaky fish.
(First: Episode 2759)
Cartoon Frances Fairy displays several F words.
(First: Episode 0335)
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: "Make Waves"
Part 3
(First: Episode 2949)


Insert Maria encounters Telly making name tags for himself, Kingston and Mara. They just heard a story which Kingston wrote, about the history of name tags, and ask Maria to read it again. In the story, a king (Telly) throws a party, but doesn't know everyone's name, which drives his guests away. His royal writer (Kingston) gets the idea to write all the guests' names down on small pieces of paper and stick them on their chest, which improves the party greatly. When Maria finishes reading the story, Telly offers to make a name tag for Maria, but she turns it down, claiming that everyone on Sesame Street knows her name. Just then, two tourists pass by and introduce themselves to everyone who has a name tag, so Maria makes one for herself.
(First: Episode 3385)
Cartoon This is a big letter V poem
(First: Episode 0507)
Film Floating kids make the letter V.
(First: Episode 3133)
Film A look at how families do chores both on a farm and in the city.
(First: Episode 2226)
Muppets / Celebrity Celia Cruz sings "Songo's Song."
(First: Episode 3279)
Cartoon A heart that says "I love you" is drawn.
(EKA: Episode 2140)
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: "Make Waves"
Part 4
(First: Episode 2949)
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."
Song "It's Time for a Rhyme"
(First: Episode 3151)
Muppets Zoe and Baby Bear read the word "yes."
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Cartoon The word "YES" follows a man.
(EKA: Episode 0947)
Film A boy's mother and grandmother make him a pair of moccasins.
(First: Episode 2987)
Cartoon The front and back of a costumed horse follow an ice cream truck.
(EKA: Episode 1187)
Film A group of girls do a playground cheer ("One step forward, one step back").
(First: Episode 3031)

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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