Sesame Street
Where are all the triangle lovers?
Air date January 16, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Written by Belinda Ward
Sponsors A, 19
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SCENE 1 Telly is the sole attendee of today's meeting of the Triangle Lover's Club. The Grand High Triangle Lover is disappointed and sad, having noticed less and less members with each meeting. He, Telly and Norm wonder "Where Have All The Triangle Lovers Gone?" They notice others have found new love for other shapes. The GHTL orders Telly to recruit new members, or else he'll have to shut down the club for good. Telly sets off on his mission, bringing Norm for support.
Song "I'm in Great Shape": Kids dance with triangles, circles and squares.
(First: Episode 3277)
Cartoon Lightning bugs make shapes.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 3150)

Muppets Big Bird's Video Postcards
Big Bird explores the mask gallery at the Museo del Barrio in New York City. Edna, the art instructor, shows him and some kids how to make their own masks for a parade.
(First: Episode 3058)
Cartoon Do you know what it's like to be scared?
(First: Episode 0547)
Celebrity Ray Charles sings the Alphabet Song.
(First: Episode 3538)
Cartoon What if I looked like George Washington...
(First: Episode 0586)

SCENE 2 Telly and Norm come across Elmo and try to convince him to join. Elmo doesn't seem to love triangles, except for Telly's triangular hat. They allow him to wear it, hoping it'll spark Elmo's love of triangles, but it instead makes him love hats. Two sentient hats pass by and invite him to join the Hat Lover's Club.
Animation The word "LOVE" in various situations.
Artist: Lisa Crafts
Film Kids play "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" on the Shpritzer.
(First: Episode 3434)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — At the movies, a lady with a tall hat sits in front of Ernie and Bert. She block's Ernie's view, so he asks her if she'd mind taking it off. When she places the hat on the seat next to her, Bert's view is now obstructed.
(First: Episode 0538)
Cartoon Nineteen kernels of popcorn pop.
(First: Episode 2855)
Film Growing Numbers #19
(First: Episode 2937)
Cartoon Masked March #19
(First: Episode 3391)
SCENE 3 Telly and Norm march along, when Norm's dinging attracts a Dinger. Telly invites him to join, but the Dinger is more interested in the dinging. Norm, having learned all he knows about dinging from Dingers, takes up the Dinger's offer to join the Dinging Lover's Club. The GHTL checks on their progress and Telly tries to calm him down as he cries of doom.
Cartoon A cowboy sings about "Feelings That Are Real."
(First: Episode 0954)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Chelsea tells Grover what love is.
(First: Episode 2397)
Cartoon Soul A!
(First: Episode 3359)
Film Wegman's dogs form a letter A.
(First: Episode 3307)
Cartoon A story about an ape and a bird, using the letter A.
(First: Episode 0158)
Muppets Kermit the Frog sings "I Love My Elbows."
(First: Episode 2582)
Cartoon Jasper thinks that he has lost his elbow, but Julius shows him his elbow by bending his arm.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0410)
Muppets / Celebrity Zoe counts the number of times Michael Chang bounces a tennis ball.
(First: Episode 3148)
Cartoon Counting 40 pigs
Artist: Keith Haring
(First: Episode 3084)
Song Jerry Nelson sings "I'm the Big One Now."
(First: Episode 2876)
Muppets Baby Bear and Papa Bear visit the Museum of Modern Art, and observe a Piet Mondrian painting full of rectangles, squares and colors. Baby Bear is reminded of the rectangles and squares that are all around us.
Cartoon The Four Squares sing "It's Hip to Be a Square."
Artists: Vincent Cafarelli & Candy Kugel
(First: Episode 2615)
SCENE 4 Telly writes a poem, hoping it'll convince people to love triangles. As he reads it to Ruthie, everyone gathers around to listen. They all have a newfound appreciation for triangles and go off to the meeting.
Song "In the Library"
(First: Episode 3423)
Cartoon A man is allergic to the letter A.
(First: Episode 3311)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentCookie Monster and Lexine talk about the letter A.
(First: Episode 3263)
Film The letter A dances at the beach.
Cartoon A penguin repeats the rhythms of the sounds it hears, which include a drum, a door knock, a saw and a typewriter.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0239)
Film Lucia, who lives in Argentina, narrates a segment where she visits her abuelo's chocolate factory, where they make candy out of chocolate and mazapan.
(First: Episode 3171)
Animation Colored tools build a house out of colored rectangles, squares and triangles.
(First: Episode 3263)
SCENE 5 The GHTL is ready to pack up and close the club, when Telly brings in all the new triangle lovers. The GHTL celebrates with a song ("Let the Triangles In"), as Telly announces the sponsors.
COMING SOON Coming Soon on Sesame Street: Rosita and Grundgetta play "The Three Little Pigs." But, pig Rosita gives wolf Grundgetta a kiss.

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