Sesame Street
Gordon takes Telly and friends hiking
(repeat of 3461)
Air date December 16, 1997
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Written by David Korr
Sponsors O, 5


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Gordon is taking Miles, Telly, Rosita, and Elmo hiking in the park. Telly can’t keep up because his pack is too heavy. The contents of his backpack include soap in case he falls in the mud, a tent in case it rains, a flashlight in case he wants to look in dark places, binoculars, a whistle, and a dictionary in case he wants to look up a word. Everyone takes one thing from Telly’s pack to lighten the load. Elmo thinks it’s silly to pack a tent, but Telly disagrees.
Film / Animation Lake (time-lapse)
(First: Episode 2700)
Muppets The Squirrelles sing "Cracking Nuts."
(First: Episode 3211)
Film Wegman's dogs form all the letters of the alphabet.
(First: Episode 3266)
Cartoon ifwedare
Cartoon A poem about changing seasons.
(First: Episode 0726)
SCENE 2 Something hits Telly on the head, and he asks Elmo if he threw something at him. Everyone starts getting hit on the head, and Gordon explains that they are being hit by acorns. If the acorns fall in a good spot, a new oak tree will grow.
Cartoon In the forest, a small tree feels insignificant, until a mother bird gives him a pep talk.
(EKA: Episode 1931)
Song "Around and Around"
(First: Episode 2753)
Muppets Marshal Grover and Fred figure on making it into town by nightfall until they come across a fence with no edge in sight to go around. Grover tries getting past it in various ways: going under, over and through, but he's not successful. Deciding that they're stuck for the night, Grover starts to break out the marshmallows and asks Fred for his pajamas. But Fred has another idea that Grover hasn't been listening to: they can go through the gate.
(First: Episode 3449)
Cartoon A lady receives a letter O in the mail, which promptly rolls around her living room.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 3348)
Animation Planting Letters: O
(First: Episode 3010)
Cartoon O for orange
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0673)
SCENE 3 Elmo stops the hikers to point out a turtle (to introduce the next two segments).
Film Jerry Nelson sings "The Turtle Song" over footage of turtles.
Cartoon What if a turtle and rabbit switched appearances?
(First: Episode 0483)
Song "Some Things Are Little, Some Things Are Big"
(First: Episode 3537)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie has two slices of apple pie. He takes the big piece, and gives Bert the small piece. Bert takes offense to this, saying that he would have given Ernie the big piece and kept the small piece for himself - but the outcome is the same, so what's Bert angry about?
(First: Episode 1166)
Film A boy takes a bite out of an apple after it falls off a tree above him. The word APPLE is then shown.
(First: Episode 3276)
SCENE 4 Elmo stops the hikers to point out flies (to introduce the next segment).
Cartoon Five flies land on a kid’s face.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1449)
Film Kids watch as construction workers paint a number 5 on the street using a stencil.
(First: Episode 0497)
Pinball 05
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #5
(First: Episode 0991)

Celebrity Davey and Joey Monkey listen as Marisa Tomei reads "The Monkey King," a story about a maiden who worked as a waitress at Banana King, until she was visited by the sad Monkey King.
(First: Episode 3233)

Cartoon In an homage to the musical cartoons of the 1930s, Cab Callowmouse hosts the "Mother Goose Jamboree" at night in a bookstore.
(First: Episode 3653)

SCENE 5 The hikers stop for lunch, but Telly has forgotten his lunch. Everyone else shares part of their lunch with Telly so he won’t go hungry. Elmo thinks it’s silly that Telly brought things that nobody would ever need, and yet he forgot his lunch. Just then it starts to rain, and they pitch the tent Telly brought.
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.
(First: Episode 3080)

Muppets Big Bird's Video Postcards
Big Bird finds himself in Phoenix, Arizona, where he hangs out with Diego and his family. He learns that cacti can survive the hot, dry weather, and is treated to birdseed burritos at a picnic with the family later on.
(First: Episode 3016)
Cartoon A cartoon shows a few Spanish words - which are also English words.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 3011)
SCENE 6 Everyone is glad Telly brought the tent. Elmo asks if Telly knew it would rain. He didn’t—he just tried to think of everything someone might need if they were in the park for a whole day.
SCENE 6 cont'd Telly sings “Everything Goes” as he packs his backpack for a day in the park.
SCENE 6 cont'd Everyone is glad Telly brought his tent, because they would all be wet if he hadn’t.
Cartoon "How I Got the Hives," a true story by Corky Pumpkin.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 3353)
Muppets Polly Darton sings "I'm Under the Weather Over You."
(First: Episode 1702)
Film A gymnast twirls ribbons to form the letter O.
(First: Episode 3136)
Cartoon Soul O
(First: Episode 3375)
Cartoon O for open, off, owl, ocean
(First: Episode 3091)
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: "Inside Outside Story"
(First: Episode 3111)
Song Leon Redbone sings "Have You Ever."
(First: Episode 3274)
SCENE 7 The rain has stopped, and they begin to take the tent down, while Elmo and Rosita announce the sponsors.
COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: Snuffy and his friends dance at the playground.

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