Sesame Street
Telly and the COWS
Air date December 27, 1996
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Written by Josh Selig
Directed by Lisa Simon
Sponsors C, 18
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Telly comes across a sign reading "COWS." He's amazed to see a herd of cows run by every time he says the word aloud.
Cartoon Where does the cow live? (Maria voiceover)
(First: Episode 3396)
Song "I'm a Little Airplane"
(First: Episode 3266)
Animation The word AIRPORT (with photographs of such)
(First: Episode 3373)
Doo Wop Hop
Muppets Kermit the Frog sings "Do-Op Hop".
(First: Episode 2071)
Film Amelia pretends she's an astronaut.
(First: Episode 2918)
1095l Cartoon C is for Candle (the candle blows back)
(First: Episode 0703)
Film Kid jungle explorers find a wild letter C.
(First: Episode 3519)
Animation Letters on the Street: the letter C is found on a city street.
(First: Episode 3366)


Muppets / Celebrity Inside Sesame Street
Monty introduces the story of Little Jack Horner, who has recently given up eating with his thumb. At Hooper's, Katie Couric interviews Horner, who has tried using parts of his face to eat his pie, with less-than-satisfactory results: he stuck in his hair and pulled out a pear, then stuck in his snout and pulled out a trout, etc. He vows to make a comeback, however, then sticks his thumb in the pie and accidentally flings a plum into Katie's eye.
(First: Episode 3329)
Film Wegman's Dogs: Little Jack Horner
(First: Episode 3460)
Animation Lillian is proud because she climbed a mountain all by herself.
Artist: Craig Bartlett
(First: Episode 2749)
Film A boy hikes up a mountain with his family.
(First: Episode 2734)
C- Cap
Cartoon Speech Balloon: C - Cap
(First: Episode 0154)
Muppets Cookie Monster tells his little cousin monster to get him something special that starts with the letter C. He hopes she'll bring him a cookie, but she brings a carrot, a cucumber, a cauliflower, and an ear of corn. Finally, she realizes that cousin also starts with C, and assumes he was referring to her.
(First: Episode 1319)
1095o Cartoon C is for Cowboy
(First: Episode 0703)
Film A zydeco band plays "Bayou Pon Pon" while people dance and the townspeople of New Orleans wave at the camera.
(First: Episode 2502)
Cartoon A cartoon shows a few Spanish words - which are also English words.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 3011)
SCENE 2 Telly shows the sign to Zoe and Lexine and demonstrates what happens when he reads it. The girls try it out, but nothing happens. "I guess I just have the touch," Telly quips. He decides to build a block tower with his friends and when he mentions "COWS," the bovines return and demolish the tower.
Cartoon A song about words that end with "OW."
Artist: Joey Ahlbum
(First: Episode 3510)
Film A boy narrates a film of cows being fed hay during winter.
Music: Robert Dennis
(First: Episode 0787)
Animation Portraits of kids display the alphabet.
Artist: Lisa Crafts
(First: Episode 3203)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover talks to Carrington about their nose and how they both have it in the same place.
(First: Episode 3281)
Film A boy in Jamaica goes to school and attends drum class.
(First: Episode 3145)
Cartoon A spoof of Alice Cooper's "Eighteen" - the number of sandwiches the singer has to choose from.
Artist: Merrill Aldighieri
(First: Episode 2859)
SCENE 3 Telly promises not to say the word again as they make a new tower, counting the 18 blocks they use. A little girl shows up and inquires about the word. Telly reads it to her and the cows return, knocking down the tower.
IMG 3300
Animation Masked march #18
(First: Episode 3427)
Film Kids draw a map of their neighborhood, and then learn how maps are really made.
(First: Episode 2760)

Muppets Big Bird's Video Postcards
In Arizona, Big Bird sees how kids help charros put on a rodeo, and rides a horse.
(First: Episode 3049)
Cartoon Slot-machine legs: Cowboy & horse
(First: Episode 1702)
Film Jodi goes to the doctor for a check-up.
(First: Episode 3526)
SCENE 4 Telly has made a STOP sign, so when the cows appear, he can make them stop. He tells the cows to try something other than running back and forth and they agree to break their routine and play with their blocks.
Film Kids make the city traffic "stop" and "go."
(First: Episode 3310)
Muppets An Anything Muppet family sings "Let's Go Driving."
(First: Episode 2095)
Cartoon A father explains to his son why it is important to wear a seat belt when riding in a car.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 1446)
Song "Dressed Up" (remake)
(First: Episode 3399)
Cartoon Campers don't want to play ring toss with Zork, until their counselor reminds them about being judgmental.
(First: Episode 2761)
Film "DOG" - different kinds of dogs are shown, including a hot dog (which a dog eats).
(First: Episode 3326)

SCENE 5 They all finish making their tower and the cows gently head off on their merry way. The girl returns with a sign she's found, reading "DOGS." As soon as Telly reads it, a pack of dogs appears and ruins their tower. One of the cows announces the sponsors.
COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: Baby Bear is getting a package.

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