Sesame Street
Telly has the triangle flu
Air date January 8, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Written by Emily Perl Kingsley
Sponsors C, 15

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 The kids and Telly arrive at Hooper's Store and say hello to Mr. Handford. Telly's nose is a little itchy. Lexine asks for a triangle slice of pizza and Miles asks for a tuna fish sandwich cut into 2 triangles but Telly soon starts sneezing so they take their food out in the yard. Telly asks for cheese sandwich and wants it cut into 4 triangles. He suddenly knows why he's sneezing. Telly has come up with a bad case of "Triangle-sneeze-itis!"
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Cartoon A boy's friends bring him flowers to cheer him up, not knowing that he's allergic to them.
(First: Episode 1524)
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Film C for Circle
(First: Episode 3313)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Instead of a pea, this princess sleeps on things beginning with C.
(First: Episode 2527)
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Song "C, You're Cool"
(First: Episode 3443)
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Cartoon The king of the Farcums wants a pyramid built; he and his subjects get inspiration from a seesaw.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 2631)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Jordan sings the alphabet for Grover.
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Cartoon "Alphabet Jungle"
(First: Episode 2733)
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SCENE 2 Telly explains his affliction is one monsters occasionally get, causing them to sneeze when they're around triangles. He demonstrates by using a napkin on the table to prove to Mr. Handford the seriousness of his illness. After that, he tells Mr. Handford to stop saying gesundheit because he's gonna wear himself out. He sneezes more when a girl rides by on her tricycle (the wheels have triangles in them) and Bob shows up with his musical triangle. Big Bird's kite also sets him off and he leads him somewhere they won't find any triangles.
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Film Coverage of a spring kite-flying festival, where both kids and grownups can participate.
(First: Episode 3276)
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Cartoon C for Cat (music & sound effects added)
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 1141)
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Muppets Cookie Monster sings "C is for Cookie." (final airing)
(First: Episode 0372)
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Cartoon The Typewriter: C-cat
(First: Episode 0779)
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Animation Teeny Little Super Guy: Robert W. Shipshape gets a hat for his birthday, and it blows into the street. R.W. remembers not to cross the street without an adult; Teeny Little Super Guy helps him across.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1924)
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Cartoon Cars WALK.
(First: Episode 0556)
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SCENE 3 Telly and Big Bird arrive at the park, where they think there are no triangles. But Telly is still sneezing because the little lines in the leaves make triangles. Telly runs away from the park and Big Bird follows pursuit.
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Cartoon A young bespectacled man with an accordion asks how much it costs to cross the bridge. The Bridgekeeper says admission is free, but requires that the young man show him three triangles. Two of them are found in the bridgework, and the man uses the bridgekeeper's staff to draw a third triangle in the dirt. Although the bridgekeeper has his order filled, he asks the man to play a tune on his accordion. This additional request takes the young man by surprise, but he is told to do so for the opportunity to get past the bridgekeeper.
(First: Episode 1572)
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Song En Vogue sings "Adventure."
(First: Episode 2951)
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Cartoon Esme's wooden clown breaks, and she is about to throw it away, when it suggests she use glue to fix it.
Artist: Lisa Crafts
(First: Episode 2843)
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Song "Papermaking Song"
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Cartoon A number of kids named Joe play sports. Joanne plays kickball.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 1871)
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SCENE 4 The Grand High Triangle Lover comes along and tells everybody that he and Norm are searching for the long lost 15 triangles of Constantinople - 15 identical triangles made of clay each with the letter C for Constantinople. Big Bird thinks that Telly could use his Triangle-sneeze-itis to find the triangles even if it takes the last sneeze Telly ever snoze!
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Animation CH words (chop, choose, change, etc.)
(First: Episode 2893)
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Muppets Grover attempts to demonstrate "Away From," but every time he tries to distance himself from a lamp post, the lamp post moves closer.
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Animation A piece of paper floats down onto a table, then folds itself into a paper crane, which flies away.
(First: Episode 2892)
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Song "What's Inside?" (Cookie Monster cameo)
(First: Episode 3134)
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Muppets / Celebrity Garth Brooks sings about two kids who are "Different."
(First: Episode 3187)
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Cartoon An animated number 15 sings "How Hard It Is to Be 15" to a child who is trying to count from 1 to 20, but can't remember 15.
(First: Episode 2743)
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Film Growing Numbers #15
(First: Episode 2971)
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Animation Counting to 15 (Oriental music)
(First: Episode 3157)
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Muppets Clementine sings about "My Triangle Home." (ending edited)
(First: Episode 2476)
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Insert The floating kids form a triangle.
(First: Episode 3122)
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Film A zydeco band plays "Allons a Lafayette" while people dance.
(First: Episode 2498)
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SCENE 5 The gang arrive at Finders Keepers in search of the long lost 15 triangles of Constantinople. But Ruthie has lots of triangles in her store that were once belonged to King Midas, Little Red Hen and Zsa Zsa Gabor. Telly looks deep in the ball barrel and at the bottom is a bag with the long lost 15 triangles of Constantinople inside which would be taken to the museum. Telly announces the sponsors while still sneezing.
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COMING SOON Coming Soon on Sesame Street: Big Bird discovers a family of cuckoos have moved into his nest.


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