Sesame Street
Telly's cousin Tammy visits
Air date January 21, 1998
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Written by Adam Rudman
Sponsors K, 3


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Telly explains that his cousin Tammy is coming to visit. Since she lives on a farm, she's never been to the city before. He frets she won't like it, but Big Bird and Gabi assure him things will be fine. They hear a cow mooing, indicating Tammy's arrival (she always travels with her cow).
Cartoon Where does the cow live? (Maria voiceover)
(First: Episode 3396)
Song "Country in the City"
(First: Episode 3292)
Animation "k" for king, kiss and key
(First: Episode 3084)
Cartoon An old woman emerges from the pouch of a bouncing kangaroo. She proclaims, "K! Kangaroo!"
(First: Episode 0489)
Film Kids in a park do karate kicks.
(First: Episode 3430)
Muppets "Readers of the Open Range"
(First: Episode 2141)
Film What sound does a cow make?
(First: Episode 3403)
SCENE 2 Tammy reaches the street, along with her cow Myrtle. Telly tries introducing her to his friends, but she worries she won't fit in with the city kids. She tries to leave, but Myrtle grabs hold of her sleeve, urging her to stay.
Cartoon A man talks about going to the city, without noticing he's walking right through it. (new music and sound effects added)
(First: Episode 0770)
Muppets Rosita and Elmo sing "I Feel So Happy."
(First: Episode 3460)
Cartoon Two viewers with Picassoesque facial features in an art gallery critically examine the portrait of a viewer.
Artist: Mo Willems
(First: Episode 3442)
Film The letter K dances at the beach.
(First: Episode 3554)
Cartoon Pencil box K / k
(First: Episode 2876)
Film Girls dance and chant about K. (new sound effects added)
(First: Episode 3012)

SCENE 3 Big Bird and Gabi introduce themselves to Tammy and tell her how much they like farms (Granny Bird even lives on one). They want to play, but Tammy only knows farm games. The cousins start worrying together. "I think I see a family resemblance here," Big Bird notes.
Song Everyone has the same feelings, "No Matter What." Kids of all types play with a huge beach ball.
(First: Episode 2782)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Samantha try talking to the moon.
Cartoon A map of Africa morphs into the shape of animals that are found there.
(First: Episode 2627)
Film A boy who lives in the Congo (in Africa) narrates a film of the kinds of games he and his friends play.
(First: Episode 2668)
Cartoon Three penguins dance.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1480)
Film Three kids dance for the number 3.
(First: Episode 3167)
Cartoon Donnie Budd sings about three trios of animals who live on a fat lady's lap.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0299)
SCENE 4 The monsters relax and start listing to the musical sounds of the city, including a fire engine, Biff's jackhammer and a rooster (who turns out to be just Simon Soundman).
Film A rhythm is made of breaking eggs, door slams, cans dropping, ice, and feet stepping.
(First: Episode 3682)
Muppets Cerrado with Maria and an Anything Muppet (part 1). He sings a song about how everything is Cerrado, and at the end Maria gives him an Abierto sign, which opens everything in the house.
(First: Episode 3015)
Cartoon The word OPEN is spelled out in jack-in-the-boxes.
(First: Episode 3561)
Muppets Abierto with Maria and an Anything Muppet (part 2). Now he sings a similar song about Abierto, and Maria's Cerrado sign closes everything.
(First: Episode 3015)
Film Farmer McFay counts six fruits.
(First: Episode 3216)
SCENE 5 Big Bird comes up with something they can all do together - say the alphabet. After Telly gives a dramatic speech about the alphabet "bridges the gap" between the country and city, they all sing "The Alphabet Song." Tammy has an idea for a game they can play together: tag!
Cartoon Letters gather in order, against the birds-eye view of a city.
(First: Episode 3267)

Film Lamont, who lives in the city, visits his friend Adrian, who lives in the country. Together they ride bikes, swim, and have dinner with Adrian's family.
(First: Episode 2800)
Cartoon Jake the Snake demonstrates body parts.
Artist: Buzzco Associates, Inc.
(First: Episode 2486)
Film Some Navajo kids narrate a film about how their blankets are woven, and how they make paper blankets in school.
(First: Episode 2990)
Muppets / Celebrity Randy Travis sings "You Gotta Ask Some Questions."
(First: Episode 2782)
Cartoon A poem about Hannah and Anna who lead similar lives in the city and the country.
(First: Episode 2984)
Song Kevin Clash sings "Skin."
(First: Episode 2749)

SCENE 6 Everyone returns from a game of basketball, when Myrtle reminds Tammy they have to go back to the country to do chores. Tammy gives a passionate speech of her own about her experiences and thanks her "pillar of strength" cousin for helping her out. As they part ways, Telly realizes he must visit her in the country now and worries about his fish-out-of-water status. Tammy and Myrtle then announce the sponsors and the status of Slimey's space journey.
COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: Big Bird takes a rest in Gordon and Susan's bed.

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