Sesame Street
Telly breaks Big Bird's toy car
(repeat of 3422)
Air date March 31, 1998
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Sponsors M, 17


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 At Finders Keepers, Big Bird tries to welcome the viewer to Sesame Street with a block in his beak. Ruthie takes the block out so he can properly greet the viewer, and then lets him finish stacking all the blocks on the top shelf. As a reward for doing so, Ruthie lets him pick a toy from an outdoor bin. Which one will he pick?
Animation Ten masked dancers are counted.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 3102)
Celebrity Robin Williams demonstrates with his shoe how to tell if something is alive.
(First: Episode 2749)
Cartoon A caveman sits on what he thinks is a rock, not realizing that it's a dinosaur, which is alive.
(First: Episode 1737)
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk dance to Aaron Copland's "Hoedown" with some ribbon twirlers.
Part 1
(EKA: Episode 3542)
Animation Portraits of kids display the alphabet.
Artist: Lisa Crafts
(EKA: Episode 3203)
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk dance to Aaron Copland's "Hoedown" with some kids.
Part 2
(EKA: Episode 3542)
Animation Looking for shapes on the Aztec Calendar Stone (Maria voiceover)
(EKA: Episode 3049)
Song Hoots the Owl sings "This is How We Take a Bath."
(EKA: Episode 3216)

SCENE 2 Big Bird has picked a toy car with a control attached to it. The control can make the car go either forward or backward. Telly encounters him playing with the car, and is amazed at the way it moves. Big Bird realizes that he has to use the bathroom, and tells Telly to watch his toy car while he's gone. Telly vows to make sure nothing bad happens to the car, and tests it multiple times to make sure it works. However, the car suddenly stops working, and Telly panics.
Animation Computer: forward / backward
(EKA: Episode 3077)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentCookie Monster asks Jahwara to point to parts of her head.
(EKA: Episode 3260)
Cartoon "Animal Books"
Artist: Steve Segal
(EKA: Episode 3396)
Film Wegman's dogs re-enact "Goldilocks and the Three Bears."
(EKA: Episode 3325)
Animation The letter M in various typefaces.
(First: Episode 2864)
Film The letter M dances at the beach.
(EKA: Episode 3636)
Cartoon A man invites an M to dinner. The M is very appreciative, and makes "Mmmmmm" sounds. It eats all of the food at the table, and winds up eating the screen!
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0276)
SCENE 3 Telly rushes to the Fix-It Shop, and knocks on the locked door. Miles passes by, and points out to him that there's an OUT TO LUNCH sign on the door, which means that Maria and Luis are out to lunch. Telly decides to wait until they return from lunch, but he suddenly hears Big Bird coming back, and hides behind the Fix-it Shop bench.
Cartoon A car drives by the water.
(First: Episode 3378)
Muppets An Anything Muppet family sings "Let's Go Driving."
(First: Episode 2095)
Animation 17 derby hats drop onto a balloon head.
(First: Episode 2820)
Animation Growing Numbers #17
(First: Episode 2975)
Animation Rubber Stamp #17
(First: Episode 2975)
Film Footage of kids playing professions, alternating with footage of analogous real-life jobs.
(First: Episode 2811)

SCENE 4 Telly, still hiding from Big Bird, wonders when Maria and Luis will return from lunch. Big Bird looks around for Telly, and asks Gabi if she's seen him. She hasn't seen him, but she invites Big Bird to play hide-and-seek with her. While she counts, Big Bird almost decides to hide behind the Fix-it Shop bench, where Telly is hiding ... but then he realizes that his feathers (or another body part) will still be visible if he hides there, so he decides to hide in the park. Telly breathes a sigh of relief, and thinks of another way of avoiding confrontation with Big Bird.
Film A man (voice of Jim Thurman) finds a magic remote control that makes things go up and down. He tests it on various objects. When he presses "down" for a bridge, it crumbles and falls into the river below, prompting the man to abandon the remote and slink away. A girl then finds the remote and makes the bridge go back up.
(EKA: Episode 2614)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit the Frog climbs the famous beanstalk and passes Jack on the way who warns him not to go up. He breaches the clouds and meets a giant (played by Jerry Nelson in a cameo).
(First: Episode 1162)
Cartoon Me and My M
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1545)
Film Two girls sing "Miss Mary M" as they clap.
(EKA: Episode 3297)
Cartoon Melba spells her name and her brother's name on their robot, Meltro.
(EKA: Episode 3363)
Song En Vogue sings "Adventure."
(First: Episode 2951)
Cartoon A map of India morphs into the shape of animals that are found there.
(EKA: Episode 2758)

SCENE 5 Telly has disguised himself as a firefighter (with sunglasses and a beard), thinking Big Bird won't recognize him. Big Bird approaches him, and makes sure he knows what a firefighter does. When the disguised Telly gets all of Big Bird's questions right, Big Bird is convinced. He continues his search for Telly, who wonders how much longer he'll have to hide from Big Bird.
Animation Today's Secret Drawing is a fireman. (new sound effects added)
(First: Episode 0200)
Film Some kids watch a silent film featuring a lady in a burning house. They instruct her to "go to the EXIT!"
(First: Episode 0536)
Grover--Exit (Original Version)
Muppets Grover explains the word "EXIT" with Little Jerry and the Monotones running over him as they run through the exit.
(First: Episode 0210)
Cast "Between You and Me" (Gina and Savion)
(First: Episode 3133)
Animation A piece of paper floats down onto a table, then folds itself into a paper crane, which flies away.
(EKA: Episode 2920)
Muppets Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats sing "Gonna Rock You to Sleep."
(EKA: Episode 2980)
Animation Stop-motion: The word TOY is spelled in blocks.
(EKA: Episode 3394)

SCENE 6 Telly, now out of his disguise, has decided to tell Big Bird the truth about the toy car he accidentally broke. Big Bird arrives with Luis, and is disappointed when he finds out his toy car is broken. Luis inspects it, and reveals that it's not really broken - it just needs new batteries. He puts some new ones in, and the car works again! Telly confesses to Big Bird that he was hiding from him, and they hug and make up. Luis announces the sponsors.
"And Slimey's spaceship is still on its way back to Sesame Street!"
COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: Baby Bear learns how to use a revolving door, with Benny's help.

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