Sesame Street
Plot Telly's disguise kit
Air date May 1, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Written by Tony Geiss
Sponsors T, 18
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Telly eagerly awaits the arrival of his new "Secret Disguise Kit," which he believes will make him unrecognizable to all. The delivery woman (disguised as a man) brings it to him and he drags the box behind a crate in the arbor, preparing his first disguise.
Animation Cecille sings "The Game of Make Believe."
(EKA: Episode 2864)
Film A boy signs the word cat, and morphs into one.
(First: Episode 3323)
Muppets The Oinker Sisters sing "The Boogie-Woogie Piggies."
(First: Episode 2922)
Film A girl learns how to jump rope.
(First: Episode 3397)
Animation In stop-motion, sandwich ingredients square-dance in a ring and arrange themselves into a sandwich, which gets a bite taken out of it in a refrigerator.
(EKA: Episode 3080)
SCENE 2 Telly emerges with a hat and mustache, claiming to be "Mr. Wallace." Susan and Lexine see right through him, though. He believes it's because they recognize Freddy and he applies a mustache to him too (calling him "Melvin"), but Gordon still recognizes him. Telly vows his next disguise will fool everyone, even the viewer.
Song "Dressed Up" (remake)
(First: Episode 3399)
Muppets Grover works at a department store. Mr. Johnson wants a suit just like the one on the mannequin, but Grover is worried that the mannequin will be embarrassed.
(First: Episode 3448)
Cartoon A caveman sits on what he thinks is a rock, not realizing that it's a dinosaur, which is alive.
(EKA: Episode 2064)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentCookie Monster asks Jahwara to point to parts of her head.
(First: Episode 3260)
Film "Body Dance" (MC Lyte)
(EKA: Episode 2816)
Animation Abstract #18
(First: Episode 2859)
SCENE 3 Telly now dons a football uniform and beard, posing as "Number 18" (because of his jersey number). He tries to listen in on Susan's story, acting like a football player, but they soon realize it's him. "What does a person have to do to go unrecognized around here?"
Cartoon The Bellhop is told that somebody at table 18 has a phone call, and after he struggles to get to the table, he is told to take a message.
(First: Episode 2549)
Song 14 Karat Soul sings “Hand Talk."
(First: Episode 2622)
Cartoon What kind of print does a hand make? (new music added)
(EKA: Episode 1097)

Insert "Professor Television" (Bill Irwin) tries to demonstrate near and far, with help from Maria's voice.
Cartoon A girl notices some footprints near and far to her. They belong to a giant purple bird.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 3134)
Muppets Rosita and Elmo sing "I Feel So Happy."
(First: Episode 3460)
Film T for Triangle
(First: Episode 3271)
T, You're Teriffic
Song "T, You're Terrific"
(First: Episode 3332)
Animation T for toothbrush and toothpaste
(First: Episode 2811)
SCENE 4 Dressed as a dentist, Telly claims to be "Dr. Jacobson" and says some typical dentist things to Lexine and the kids, who fail to be duped again. Barkley gives him away again by licking him, being able to identify Telly anywhere. Telly decides to stop dressing as people and now pretends to be a thing.
Song "Take Care of That Smile"
(EKA: Episode 2745)
Muppets When Frazzle is scared of going to the dentist, his mother tries to comfort him by telling him what a good time he will have. In the end, the dentist turns out to be scared of Frazzle.
(First: Episode 3519)
Cartoon "Why Bears Smile" - a story of a bear who learned which body part to cover when sneezing.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1167)
Song You Don't Have to Be a Grizzly” eat some honey!
(First: Episode 3398)
Cartoon A girl builds a sand castle at the beach, but the ocean keeps washing it away, so she builds one away from the waves.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 1452)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — At the beach, Ernie notices that Bert is missing; all he sees is Bert's hat. Sherlock Hemlock helps find Bert, and in the process, discovers that Ernie accidentally buried Bert under the sand.
(First: Episode 0278)
Film T on the beach
(First: Episode 3540)
Cartoon Fish form capital and lowercase T's.
(First: Episode 3126)
SCENE 5 Telly and Freddy are now dressed as the letter T, talking with a silly voice. He becomes frustrated when Gordon and Susan recognize him yet again. They encourage him to keep trying and Telly goes to get his final disguise, "the big one" he claims.
Cartoon Is no one afraid of The Big Bad Wolf? (new music added)
(EKA: Episode 2405)
Film What sound does a sheep make?
(First: Episode 3416)
Animation Marty the chair keeps bumping into things, until he finds his glasses. "See ya later!"
(EKA: Episode 2233)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentBaby Bear and Miles count to 10.
Animation Ten masked dancers are counted.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 3102)
Film A girl named Shirley performs in the circus; her father is famous Ringing Bros. clown David Larible. Other acts in the circus include elephant training and elephant jumping.
(First: Episode 3529)
Cartoon A woman visits a car dealer, looking for a small car. She will only take a car small enough to fit her clowns.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 3079)
Film A visual representation of the nursery rhyme "To Market" with Wegman's dogs.
(First: Episode 3543)

SCENE 6 The grown-ups and kids conspire on the stoop and discuss Telly's situation. They agree to act like they're fooled by whatever disguise Telly shows up in. He arrives, disguised as "Bonko the Clown," and everyone treats him as such. He then can't convince them he's actually Telly, until they admit they were only pretending. Telly is sad, when a man comes by, asking directions to the park. He assumes Telly is a clown and heads off, meaning Telly's disguise actually worked. As Gordon announces the sponsors, Telly plans to use more disguises to fool people he doesn't even know.
COMING SOON Coming Soon on Sesame Street: Elmo sings about the letter E.

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