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Telly wants to join the girls club
Air date January 2, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Written by Sara Compton
Sponsors R, 2
Releases Paley Center Archive


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Telly finishes practicing his tuba, when he finds a cardboard clubhouse in the middle of the arbor. Betty Lou, Zoe and Rosita appear from within and explain it's for their new club. However, Telly can't join; it's called "Girls, Girls, Girls" and since he's a boy, he can't join. Telly begins thinking of a way to get in anyway.
Animation The GIRLS room
(First: Episode 3393)
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: "Guys and Dolls"
Herry Monster sings about how he likes to play with dolls, and Ruby sings about how she likes to play with trucks.
(First: Episode 2591)
Film Kids in Jamaica play bongo drums.
(First: Episode 3160)
Cartoon Gloria sings the alphabet (uppercase version)
(First: Episode 0140)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster finishes a bag of popcorn, and almost leaves it on the brick wall, but then argues over which trash can to throw it in. Finally, it rips the bag in half to "share" the trash.
(First: Episode 2718)
Film "Box City Recycling Rap"
Kids sing a rap song about recycling. They build a city out of boxes and cartons.
(First: Episode 2851)
SCENE 2 Telly puts his plan into action - he desperately begs and bangs on the door. Betty Lou instead finds it annoying and still refuses to let him in. Telly gets a better idea and rushes off.
Cartoon Blue and pink characters fight for a spot on the subway, until Pink spots an open seat. (re-recorded soundtrack)
(First: Episode 1580)
Film "Visiting Iesha": Olivia sleeps over at Iesha's house, and spend the morning together. Olivia is white and Iesha and her family is black. Next time, Iesha wants to visit Olivia's family.
(First: Episode 2756)
Film Ornate Rs fly through the sky to a song.
(First: Episode 2932)
Rhino Limerick.JPG
Cartoon R for Rhinoceros (poem) (new music added)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1151)
Song "Letter R Menu"
(First: Episode 3526)
SCENE 3 Telly waits outside the clubhouse, sporting a nice tie. He hopes this will make him easy to identify when they let him in, but Betty Lou denies him once more. Rosita exits to get some snacks, having a tray of imaginary enchiladas. She happens to have an extra and gives it to Telly. He sadly munches on it as he's rejected from the club once more.
Film Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Eats."
Re-filmed version
(First: Episode 2855)
Cartoon A man counts two ears, two eyes, and two arms. He picks up each leg to count two legs, and then falls down.
Animation by Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0406)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Grover and Samantha see what body parts she has 2 of.
Cartoon Animal Rock #2
Film The McDouble twins know how to help each other.
(First: Episode 3213)
SCENE 4 Telly decides to lose his troubles by playing his tuba. Betty Lou decides the girls should start an all-girl band. Zoe can play piano, Rosita the drums and Betty Lou will play the tuba. However, she doesn't have one and plans on borrowing Telly's. Rosita sees a disaster about to happen and drags Zoe with her to stop it.
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 Ernie sings "Imagine That" about things that he sometimes imagines to be: first a knight in shining armor who battles a dragon, then a sailor, and finally, himself.
(First: Episode 2142)
Cartoon A man (Marty Robinson) has a small octopus on his head, but a little boy (Joey Mazzarino) has a big octopus.
Artist: Mo Willems
(First: Episode 3270)
Song "Some Things Are Little, Some Things Are Big"
(First: Episode 3537)
Cartoon Jill walks up a hill to pick a daffodil.
Artist: Jim Jinkins
(First: Episode 2538)

SCENE 5 Betty Lou finds Telly and asks to borrow his tuba. He refuses and storms off. Rosita gathers them all together and has Betty Lou change the club so they can all play together.
Cartoon "In and Out Crowd"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 2612)
Film Jaws spoof with the letter R.
(First: Episode 3351)
Cartoon Leaves form R and r
(First: Episode 3110)
Film Paper crumples to reveal R, r, and Rr.
(First: Episode 3127)
Muppets Little Chrissy always has fun whether he's "Wet or Dry."
(First: Episode 3134)
Cartoon I am dry, he is wet (Shark fishing)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0309)
Muppets / Celebrity Jodie Foster tells Oscar what the word important means, and lists the reasons why he is important to her, making him more and more annoyed.
(First: Episode 3117)
Cartoon A cowboy sings about "Feelings That Are Real."
(First: Episode 0954)
Film Flamingos
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0450)
Count vacation.JPG
Muppets The Count sings about his "Counting Vacation."
(First: Episode 3367)
Cartoon With the help of his assistant, Dr. Geo shows the viewer what a globe is.
(First: Episode 2836)

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 "I Can Remember": A little girl remembers what to buy at the store (A loaf of bread, a container of milk, and a stick of butter) by visualizing her mother giving the instructions.
Artist: Jim Simon
(First: Episode 0408)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert goes out to mail a letter, and depends on Ernie to let him in when he knocks. Instead of letting Bert in, Ernie repeats his knocks on the drums.
(First: Episode 0280)
Cartoon A shy girl wants to join a group bouncing a ball.
Artist: Joanna Priestley
(First: Episode 2849)
SCENE 6 In the clubhouse, the band has assembled, but Betty Lou doesn't have an instrument. As they play the "Sesame Street Theme," Betty Lou catches on and announces the sponsors.
COMING SOON Coming Soon on Sesame Street: Ruthie sings a song of happiness to the tune of "I Feel Pretty."

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