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| align=center | '''SCENE 1'''
 
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| [[Elmo]] covers his eyes as [[Telly Monster]] leads him down the street to see a special surprise - Telly's new pet hamster, Sweetie Pie. He originally wanted a horse, but [[Telly's mom|his mom]] got him a hamster instead (since they both start with the letter "H"). The two monsters observe the hamster and notice how he isn't eating or running on his wheel when told to. Telly notes that he gives the hamster something very important - love. He and Elmo start telling Sweetie Pie how much they love him.
 
| [[Elmo]] covers his eyes as [[Telly Monster]] leads him down the street to see a special surprise - Telly's new pet hamster, Sweetie Pie. He originally wanted a horse, but [[Telly's mom|his mom]] got him a hamster instead (since they both start with the letter "H"). The two monsters observe the hamster and notice how he isn't eating or running on his wheel when told to. Telly notes that he gives the hamster something very important - love. He and Elmo start telling Sweetie Pie how much they love him.
   
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| The word "[[Love Heart|LOVE]]" in various situations.<br>{{first|3569}}
 
| The word "[[Love Heart|LOVE]]" in various situations.<br>{{first|3569}}
   
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| [[Grover]] and [[Rosita]] explain the concept of "love" in 15 seconds. Grover exasperates about the assignment, but Rosita intervenes just in time.<br>{{first|3527}}
 
| [[Grover]] and [[Rosita]] explain the concept of "love" in 15 seconds. Grover exasperates about the assignment, but Rosita intervenes just in time.<br>{{first|3527}}
   
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| align=center | Song
 
| "[[Beautiful Baby]]" (remake)<br>{{first|3549}}
 
| "[[Beautiful Baby]]" (remake)<br>{{first|3549}}
   
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| [[Image:3980u.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:3980u.jpg|250px|center]]
 
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| Students raise their hands and name words that begin with "U."<br>Artist: [[Fred Garbers]]<br>{{first|3553}}
 
| Students raise their hands and name words that begin with "U."<br>Artist: [[Fred Garbers]]<br>{{first|3553}}
   
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| [[Image:LikeUDoes.jpg|250px|center]]
 
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| [[Melissa Etheridge]] sings "[[Like the Way U Does]]."<br>{{first|3529}}
 
| [[Melissa Etheridge]] sings "[[Like the Way U Does]]."<br>{{first|3529}}
   
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| [[Speech Balloon]]: U for UP<br>{{eka|1541}}
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| [[Speech Balloon]]: U for UP<br>{{first|0650}}
   
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| [[Fay Ray|Wegman's dogs]] portray a check-up at the doctor's.<br>{{first|3739}}
 
| [[Fay Ray|Wegman's dogs]] portray a check-up at the doctor's.<br>{{first|3739}}
   
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| align=center | '''SCENE 2'''
 
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| Telly claims that Sweetie Pie is also learning how to say the alphabet. He launches into "[[The Alphabet Song]]," but Elmo points out that Sweetie Pie ins't singing along. Telly surmises that he just hasn't learned it fully, but is definitely singing along in his head. Telly also says that Sweetie Pie goes nuts in the presence of his triangle collection, which he's left at home. He can't bring the cage along, so Elmo volunteers to watch him. Telly is hesitant, but allows this. After Telly leaves, Elmo sings "The Alphabet Song" again to Sweetie Pie.
 
| Telly claims that Sweetie Pie is also learning how to say the alphabet. He launches into "[[The Alphabet Song]]," but Elmo points out that Sweetie Pie ins't singing along. Telly surmises that he just hasn't learned it fully, but is definitely singing along in his head. Telly also says that Sweetie Pie goes nuts in the presence of his triangle collection, which he's left at home. He can't bring the cage along, so Elmo volunteers to watch him. Telly is hesitant, but allows this. After Telly leaves, Elmo sings "The Alphabet Song" again to Sweetie Pie.
   
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| Portraits of kids display the alphabet.<br>Artist: [[Lisa Crafts]]<br>{{first|3203}}
 
| Portraits of kids display the alphabet.<br>Artist: [[Lisa Crafts]]<br>{{first|3203}}
   
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| [[Image:3197.WYWH1.jpg|250px|center]]<br>[[Image:3197.WYWH2.jpg|250px|center]]
 
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| '''[[Big Bird's Video Postcards]]'''<br>[[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.<br>{{first|3058}}
 
| '''[[Big Bird's Video Postcards]]'''<br>[[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.<br>{{first|3058}}
   
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| [[What Do You Do With a Pet?]]<br>{{first|0465}}
 
| [[What Do You Do With a Pet?]]<br>{{first|0465}}
   
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| [[Image:4127s.jpg|250px|center]]
 
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| A child in a classroom draws a picture of her dog Puck, and goes over the care required to keep a pet.<br>{{first|2853}}
 
| A child in a classroom draws a picture of her dog Puck, and goes over the care required to keep a pet.<br>{{first|2853}}
   
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| align=center | '''SCENE 3'''
 
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| Elmo continues watching Sweetie Pie, when he notices his water dish is empty. Elmo wonders what to do - he can't leave his post, but Sweetie Pie needs water. He opens the cage door and grabs the water dish, promising to only be gone a minute while he runs over to [[Hooper's Store]]. Just as he leaves, Sweetie Pie starts crawling over the open cage door...
 
| Elmo continues watching Sweetie Pie, when he notices his water dish is empty. Elmo wonders what to do - he can't leave his post, but Sweetie Pie needs water. He opens the cage door and grabs the water dish, promising to only be gone a minute while he runs over to [[Hooper's Store]]. Just as he leaves, Sweetie Pie starts crawling over the open cage door...
   
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| align=center | '''SCENE 3''' cont'd
 
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| Telly returns with his triangle collection and is confused when he doesn't see Elmo around. Elmo returns a moment later with water and the monsters are horrified to see Sweetie Pie is no longer in his cage.
 
| Telly returns with his triangle collection and is confused when he doesn't see Elmo around. Elmo returns a moment later with water and the monsters are horrified to see Sweetie Pie is no longer in his cage.
   
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| Bobby's dog narrates why Bobby is sad.<br>{{first|3455}}
 
| Bobby's dog narrates why Bobby is sad.<br>{{first|3455}}
   
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| {{erniebert|apt}} [[Ernie]] brings a surprise home, and he tells [[Bert]] to guess what it is. The surprise turns out to be a puppy. Bert wants to call the puppy "Norman"; Ernie suggests "Godzilla the Wonder-Dog".<br>{{eka|2064}}
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| {{erniebert|apt}} [[Ernie]] brings a surprise home, and he tells [[Bert]] to guess what it is. The surprise turns out to be a puppy. Bert wants to call the puppy "Norman"; Ernie suggests "Godzilla the Wonder-Dog".<br>{{first|1956}}
   
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| A man (voiced by [[Jack Dodson]]) describes places that begin with U and what you can do with the letter U.<br>{{first|0416}}
 
| A man (voiced by [[Jack Dodson]]) describes places that begin with U and what you can do with the letter U.<br>{{first|0416}}
   
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| [[Image:U-beach.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:U-beach.jpg|250px|center]]
 
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| The letter U dances at the beach.<br>{{first|3529}}
 
| The letter U dances at the beach.<br>{{first|3529}}
   
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| [[Image:EthelMermaid.jpg|250px|center]]
 
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| [[Ethel Mermaid]] sings "[[I Get a Kick Out of U]]."<br>{{first|3127}}
 
| [[Ethel Mermaid]] sings "[[I Get a Kick Out of U]]."<br>{{first|3127}}
   
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| align=center | Cartoon
 
| A little boy describes a time when he got angry after his toy truck was destroyed by a big kid.<br>Artist: [[ArtistMike]]<br>{{first|2764}}
 
| A little boy describes a time when he got angry after his toy truck was destroyed by a big kid.<br>Artist: [[ArtistMike]]<br>{{first|2764}}
   
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| align=center | '''SCENE 4'''
 
| align=center | '''SCENE 4'''
| Elmo tries to explain what happened to Telly and realizes that he must have left the cage open by accident. Telly feels angry with Elmo (for his losing Sweetie Pie), with himself (for abandoning his hamster in the first place) and with Sweetie Pie (for abandoning him). Elmo promises to spend the rest of his life searching for him, when [[Lexine]] happens by. They explain the situation and she offers to help look for him.
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| Elmo tries to explain what happened to Telly and realizes that he must have left the cage open by accident. Telly feels angry with Elmo (for his losing Sweetie Pie), with himself (for abandoning his hamster in the first place) and with Sweetie Pie (for abandoning him). Elmo promises to spend the rest of his life searching for him, when [[Lexine Bondoc|Lexine]] happens by. They explain the situation and she offers to help look for him.
   
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| align=center | '''SCENE 4''' cont'd
 
| align=center | '''SCENE 4''' cont'd
 
| Meanwhile, Sweetie Pie has made his way to [[Oscar's trash can]], where [[Oscar the Grouch|Oscar]] notices him. He brings the hamster inside the can, where he has an exercise wheel for him to use. Telly rushes by in his search, while Oscar considers naming the hamster Mister Mud.
 
| Meanwhile, Sweetie Pie has made his way to [[Oscar's trash can]], where [[Oscar the Grouch|Oscar]] notices him. He brings the hamster inside the can, where he has an exercise wheel for him to use. Telly rushes by in his search, while Oscar considers naming the hamster Mister Mud.
   
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| A woman identifies farm animals by their sounds.<br>{{eka|2527}}
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| A woman identifies farm animals by their sounds.<br>{{first|1476}}
   
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| [[Image:Babychick.jpg|250px|center]]
 
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| align=center | Film
 
| What sound does a baby chick make?<br>{{first|3419}}
 
| What sound does a baby chick make?<br>{{first|3419}}
   
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| "[[Candy Man]]"<br>Artist: [[Bud Luckey]]<br>{{first|0359}}
 
| "[[Candy Man]]"<br>Artist: [[Bud Luckey]]<br>{{first|0359}}
   
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| [[Milo Counting]]: 8<br>{{first|3554}}
 
| [[Milo Counting]]: 8<br>{{first|3554}}
   
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| "Captain Spacey" counts 8 planets until the 25-cent rocket machine runs out of juice.<br>{{first|3554}}
 
| "Captain Spacey" counts 8 planets until the 25-cent rocket machine runs out of juice.<br>{{first|3554}}
   
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| [[The Martians]] spy a leaky faucet through a kitchen window. As it continues to drip, a [[Fat Blue]] woman turns it off, shocked to see that she had been wasting water.<br>{{first|2962}}
 
| [[The Martians]] spy a leaky faucet through a kitchen window. As it continues to drip, a [[Fat Blue]] woman turns it off, shocked to see that she had been wasting water.<br>{{first|2962}}
   
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| align=center | Film
 
| The floating kids form a rectangle.<br>{{first|3131}}
 
| The floating kids form a rectangle.<br>{{first|3131}}
   
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| [[Image:1186c.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:1186c.jpg|250px|center]]
 
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| align=center | Cartoon
 
| I Love You, in American Sign Language<br>Artist: [[Signing Alphabet|Steve Finkin]]<br>{{first|1170}}
 
| I Love You, in American Sign Language<br>Artist: [[Signing Alphabet|Steve Finkin]]<br>{{first|1170}}
   
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| align=center | '''SCENE 5'''
 
| align=center | '''SCENE 5'''
| More kids have joined the "hamster tracking patrol," crawling as if they are hamster. They've also created several signs concerning the lost creature, as Elmo and Telly explain to [[Ruthie]]. She recalls going through a similar process in helping [[Mother Goose]] find [[Hickory Dickory Dock|Hickory, Dickory and Dock]] (the mice who ran up the clock). She scurries around acting like a hamster, when an [[Anything Muppets|Anything Muppet]] woman appears, believing she is whom they are looking for (her husband endeeringly calls her "Sweetie Pie").
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| More kids have joined the "hamster tracking patrol," crawling as if they are hamster. They've also created several signs concerning the lost creature, as Elmo and Telly explain to [[Ruthie]]. She recalls going through a similar process in helping [[Mother Goose]] find [[Hickory Dickory Dock|Hickory, Dickory and Dock]] (the mice who ran up the clock). She scurries around acting like a hamster, when an [[Anything Muppets|Anything Muppet]] woman appears, believing she is whom they are looking for (her husband endearingly calls her "Sweetie Pie").
   
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| [[Image:3759k.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:3759k.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| align=center | '''SCENE 5''' cont'd
 
| align=center | '''SCENE 5''' cont'd
 
| Oscar, hearing everyone calling out for Sweetie Pie, yells for a little peace and quiet. Lexine places a "Lost Pet Hamster" poster on his can and he realizes what he's in possession of.
 
| Oscar, hearing everyone calling out for Sweetie Pie, yells for a little peace and quiet. Lexine places a "Lost Pet Hamster" poster on his can and he realizes what he's in possession of.
   
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| [[Image:Yoyoman.boygetslost.jpg|250px|center]]
 
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| align=center | Cartoon
 
| A boy gets lost, and encounters a man with a yo-yo, who tells him to remember everything he passed.<br>Artist: [[Jeff Hale]]<br>{{first|0408}}
 
| A boy gets lost, and encounters a man with a yo-yo, who tells him to remember everything he passed.<br>Artist: [[Jeff Hale]]<br>{{first|0408}}
   
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| [[Image:Song.DescribeYourPet.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:Song.DescribeYourPet.jpg|250px|center]]
 
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| align=center | Muppets
 
| In song, a boy wanders into the Animal Lost and Found, looking for his [[Horatio the Elephant|pet]] named Homer. The shopkeeper says, "[[Homer (song)|Describe Your Pet to Me]]."<br>{{first|2967}}
 
| In song, a boy wanders into the Animal Lost and Found, looking for his [[Horatio the Elephant|pet]] named Homer. The shopkeeper says, "[[Homer (song)|Describe Your Pet to Me]]."<br>{{first|2967}}
   
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| align=center | Animation
 
| Elephants appear in the clouds as [[Vivaldi]] music plays.<br>{{first|3627}}
 
| Elephants appear in the clouds as [[Vivaldi]] music plays.<br>{{first|3627}}
   
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| [http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_your_park/historical_signs/hs_historical_sign.php?id=7731 Operation Playground:] A group of students at P.S. 87 come up with ideas for a new playground, and raise money for the effort. Together with their parents and other people from the neighborhood, they build the playground.<br>{{eka|2376}}
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| [http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_your_park/historical_signs/hs_historical_sign.php?id=7731 Operation Playground:] A group of students at P.S. 87 come up with ideas for a new playground, and raise money for the effort. Together with their parents and other people from the neighborhood, they build the playground.<br>{{first|2360}}
   
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| align=center | Cartoon
 
| align=center | Cartoon
 
| A beatnik bat reads poetry at a nightclub, as everything rhymes with the "AT" sound.<br>Artist: [[Lisa Crafts]]<br>{{first|3396}}
 
| A beatnik bat reads poetry at a nightclub, as everything rhymes with the "AT" sound.<br>Artist: [[Lisa Crafts]]<br>{{first|3396}}
   
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| [[Image:3759l.jpg|250px|center]]<br>[[Image:3759m.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| align=center | '''SCENE 6'''
 
| align=center | '''SCENE 6'''
 
| Telly doesn't think he'll ever find Sweetie Pie, when Oscar brings the hamster over in his own cage. Oscar has grown close to the little guy and believes his trash can is a suitable place for him to live, with plenty of space to roam and fellow animals to encounter. Telly decides that Sweetie Pie can stay with Oscar, just as long as he can visit. The two debate over the hamster's name, when Ruthie comes up with a suitable one - Mud Pie. Everyone watches his habits, as Elmo announces the sponsors.
 
| Telly doesn't think he'll ever find Sweetie Pie, when Oscar brings the hamster over in his own cage. Oscar has grown close to the little guy and believes his trash can is a suitable place for him to live, with plenty of space to roam and fellow animals to encounter. Telly decides that Sweetie Pie can stay with Oscar, just as long as he can visit. The two debate over the hamster's name, when Ruthie comes up with a suitable one - Mud Pie. Everyone watches his habits, as Elmo announces the sponsors.
   
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| align=center | COMING SOON
 
| align=center | COMING SOON

Latest revision as of 08:50, January 13, 2020

Sesame Street
Telly loses his hamster
Air date April 9, 1998
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Written by Luis Santiero
Sponsors U, 8
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Elmo covers his eyes as Telly Monster leads him down the street to see a special surprise - Telly's new pet hamster, Sweetie Pie. He originally wanted a horse, but his mom got him a hamster instead (since they both start with the letter "H"). The two monsters observe the hamster and notice how he isn't eating or running on his wheel when told to. Telly notes that he gives the hamster something very important - love. He and Elmo start telling Sweetie Pie how much they love him.
3786l
Animation The word "LOVE" in various situations.
(First: Episode 3569)
3977q
Muppets Grover and Rosita explain the concept of "love" in 15 seconds. Grover exasperates about the assignment, but Rosita intervenes just in time.
(First: Episode 3527)
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Song "Beautiful Baby" (remake)
(First: Episode 3549)
3980u
Cartoon Students raise their hands and name words that begin with "U."
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 3553)
LikeUDoes
Celebrity Melissa Etheridge sings "Like the Way U Does."
(First: Episode 3529)
Speechballoon.Up
Cartoon Speech Balloon: U for UP
(First: Episode 0650)
4001m
Film Wegman's dogs portray a check-up at the doctor's.
(First: Episode 3739)
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SCENE 2 Telly claims that Sweetie Pie is also learning how to say the alphabet. He launches into "The Alphabet Song," but Elmo points out that Sweetie Pie ins't singing along. Telly surmises that he just hasn't learned it fully, but is definitely singing along in his head. Telly also says that Sweetie Pie goes nuts in the presence of his triangle collection, which he's left at home. He can't bring the cage along, so Elmo volunteers to watch him. Telly is hesitant, but allows this. After Telly leaves, Elmo sings "The Alphabet Song" again to Sweetie Pie.
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Animation Portraits of kids display the alphabet.
Artist: Lisa Crafts
(First: Episode 3203)
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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)
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Cartoon What Do You Do With a Pet?
(First: Episode 0465)
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Film A child in a classroom draws a picture of her dog Puck, and goes over the care required to keep a pet.
(First: Episode 2853)
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SCENE 3 Elmo continues watching Sweetie Pie, when he notices his water dish is empty. Elmo wonders what to do - he can't leave his post, but Sweetie Pie needs water. He opens the cage door and grabs the water dish, promising to only be gone a minute while he runs over to Hooper's Store. Just as he leaves, Sweetie Pie starts crawling over the open cage door...
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SCENE 3 cont'd Telly returns with his triangle collection and is confused when he doesn't see Elmo around. Elmo returns a moment later with water and the monsters are horrified to see Sweetie Pie is no longer in his cage.
BobbysDog
Cartoon Bobby's dog narrates why Bobby is sad.
(First: Episode 3455)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie brings a surprise home, and he tells Bert to guess what it is. The surprise turns out to be a puppy. Bert wants to call the puppy "Norman"; Ernie suggests "Godzilla the Wonder-Dog".
(First: Episode 1956)
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Cartoon A man (voiced by Jack Dodson) describes places that begin with U and what you can do with the letter U.
(First: Episode 0416)
U-beach
Film The letter U dances at the beach.
(First: Episode 3529)
EthelMermaid
Muppets Ethel Mermaid sings "I Get a Kick Out of U."
(First: Episode 3127)
AMike.Angryboy
Cartoon A little boy describes a time when he got angry after his toy truck was destroyed by a big kid.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2764)
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SCENE 4 Elmo tries to explain what happened to Telly and realizes that he must have left the cage open by accident. Telly feels angry with Elmo (for his losing Sweetie Pie), with himself (for abandoning his hamster in the first place) and with Sweetie Pie (for abandoning him). Elmo promises to spend the rest of his life searching for him, when Lexine happens by. They explain the situation and she offers to help look for him.
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SCENE 4 cont'd Meanwhile, Sweetie Pie has made his way to Oscar's trash can, where Oscar notices him. He brings the hamster inside the can, where he has an exercise wheel for him to use. Telly rushes by in his search, while Oscar considers naming the hamster Mister Mud.
WomanFarmSounds
Cartoon A woman identifies farm animals by their sounds.
(First: Episode 1476)
Babychick
Film What sound does a baby chick make?
(First: Episode 3419)
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Cartoon "Candy Man"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0359)
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Film Milo Counting: 8
(First: Episode 3554)
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Cartoon "Captain Spacey" counts 8 planets until the 25-cent rocket machine runs out of juice.
(First: Episode 3554)
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Muppets The Martians spy a leaky faucet through a kitchen window. As it continues to drip, a Fat Blue woman turns it off, shocked to see that she had been wasting water.
(First: Episode 2962)
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Film The floating kids form a rectangle.
(First: Episode 3131)
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Cartoon I Love You, in American Sign Language
Artist: Steve Finkin
(First: Episode 1170)
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SCENE 5 More kids have joined the "hamster tracking patrol," crawling as if they are hamster. They've also created several signs concerning the lost creature, as Elmo and Telly explain to Ruthie. She recalls going through a similar process in helping Mother Goose find Hickory, Dickory and Dock (the mice who ran up the clock). She scurries around acting like a hamster, when an Anything Muppet woman appears, believing she is whom they are looking for (her husband endearingly calls her "Sweetie Pie").
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SCENE 5 cont'd Oscar, hearing everyone calling out for Sweetie Pie, yells for a little peace and quiet. Lexine places a "Lost Pet Hamster" poster on his can and he realizes what he's in possession of.
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Cartoon A boy gets lost, and encounters a man with a yo-yo, who tells him to remember everything he passed.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0408)
Song.DescribeYourPet
Muppets In song, a boy wanders into the Animal Lost and Found, looking for his pet named Homer. The shopkeeper says, "Describe Your Pet to Me."
(First: Episode 2967)
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Animation Elephants appear in the clouds as Vivaldi music plays.
(First: Episode 3627)
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Film Operation Playground: A group of students at P.S. 87 come up with ideas for a new playground, and raise money for the effort. Together with their parents and other people from the neighborhood, they build the playground.
(First: Episode 2360)
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Cartoon A beatnik bat reads poetry at a nightclub, as everything rhymes with the "AT" sound.
Artist: Lisa Crafts
(First: Episode 3396)
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SCENE 6 Telly doesn't think he'll ever find Sweetie Pie, when Oscar brings the hamster over in his own cage. Oscar has grown close to the little guy and believes his trash can is a suitable place for him to live, with plenty of space to roam and fellow animals to encounter. Telly decides that Sweetie Pie can stay with Oscar, just as long as he can visit. The two debate over the hamster's name, when Ruthie comes up with a suitable one - Mud Pie. Everyone watches his habits, as Elmo announces the sponsors.
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COMING SOON Coming Soon on Sesame Street: Bill Nye puts Elmo on the see-saw with some other kids and Big Bird.

NotesEdit

  • The following season, Telly would get a new pet hamster, Chuckie (later becoming Chuckie Sue).
  • For the summer reruns, this episode was replaced by a repeat of Episode 3657 (while retaining this episode's onscreen number).
  • A scene from this episode has been used as a stand-alone Muppet segment on Sesamstraat.


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