Sesame Street
Telly wants to do a friendly thing for Baby Bear
Air date January 13, 1999
Season Season 30 (1998-1999)
Written by Joey Mazzarino
Production November 16, 1998
Sponsors X, 5
Syndication 123 Sesame Street


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Telly and Baby Bear are going to play football, but Baby Bear first presents his best friend with a painting he's made of him. He claims to have made it for no particular reason, just to show his best friend he cares about him. Telly is so overcome by this gesture that he runs off before they can start playing.
Film A girl draws a picture of her friend Amailia.
(First: Episode 2784)
Muppets Ernie asks Rubber Duckie what he wants to see next.
(First: Episode 3786)
Animation A group of 19th-century sportsmen have fun with an X ball, which falls out of the painting. (Martin P. Robinson voiceover)
(First: Episode 3506)
Celebrity Patti LaBelle sings "Oh, How I Miss My X."
(First: Episode 2168)
Cartoon Stamped and painted X animation.
(First: Episode 2934)

SCENE 2 Gabi comes across Telly, who is currently working on a crayon drawing, though Gabi can't tell it's supposed to be Baby Bear. Telly shows her the picture Baby Bear made and he wants to show Baby Bear how much he likes him by doing the same. Gabi instructs him to imagine Baby Bear in his mind to help him make a more accurate picture. Telly finishes his drawing and runs off to show his best friend.
SCENE 2 cont'd Telly returns to Baby Bear and shows him his drawing. Baby Bear thinks it's a picture of Telly's hamster, Chuckie. Telly dashes off to find a better gift.
Animation Dancing pepper pattern - which one is missing?
(First: Episode 3079)
Muppets Ernie and Rubber Duckie introduce Suzie Kabloozie, especially because they enjoy saying her name.
(First: Episode 3786)
Cartoon Suzie Kabloozie sings "Somebody Come and Play."
(First: Episode 3786)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentLexine and Cookie Monster tell each other they like each other, then hug.
(First: Episode 3237)
Film A girl recites her poem, "If I Were."
Cartoon Two girls sing a reggae rendition of the alphabet.
(First: Episode 3269)
SCENE 3 Telly tells Alan about his problem, when Alan suggests he make Baby Bear a bowl of porridge. He and Alan start preparing a bowl and Telly leaves to bring Baby Bear to Hooper's Store.
SCENE 3 cont'd Telly finds that Baby Bear is just finishing a bowl of porridge, having gotten some while Telly was gone. Baby Bear goes back home to get his football and comes back to find Telly's gone once again.
Muppets Ernie recites a poem which introduces the next Wegman dogs segment ...
Wegman truck driver
Film Wegman's dogs portray one of The People in Your Neighborhood: The Truck Driver
Cartoon 5s are found in an icy environment.
Artist: Joey Ahlbum
(First: Episode 3300)
Film Chinese acrobats demonstrate "5."
Animation "Five Waltzing Chairs"
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 2983)
SCENE 4 Telly brings Baby Bear's wee-little broken chair to the Fix-It Shop, thinking this will be the perfect best friend gesture. Maria reapplies the broken leg.
SCENE 4 cont'd Telly is shocked to see Baby Bear is resting in a new chair - a recliner that Papa Bear built (that even Goldilocks couldn't break). He lets Telly keep his old chair as a token of their friendship, causing a near breakdown for Telly.
Animation Marty the chair keeps bumping into things, until he finds his glasses. "See ya later!"
(EKA: Episode 2233)
Muppets Ernie and Rubber Duckie are ready to count.
Song "Conga Counting Song"
(First: Episode 2778)

SCENE 5 Telly explains his situation to Luis and Rosita, who suggest that he give Baby Bear the gift of a song. They start singing "Amigo," and Telly tries learning it to sing to Baby Bear. He just happens to show up and is already familiar with the song. He has them continue singing it and dedicates it to Telly, who runs away.
Cartoon A white boy hangs out with his Latino friend.
(First: Episode 1471)
Muppets Ernie and Rubber Duckie introduce the letter of the day.
Cartoon The letter X appears on-screen.
(First: Episode 2779)
Animation The letter X in various typefaces.
(First: Episode 2862)
Film The letter X dances at the beach.
(First: Episode 3588)
Muppets Sesame Street Goes to Day Care
Big Bird and Navona discuss feelings.
Cartoon "Felines"
(First: Episode 3278)
Film Various demonstrations of near and far in the backyard.
(First: Episode 3766)
SCENE 6 Baby Bear catches up with Telly and asks about his strange behavior today. Telly lists off all his failed attempts to show Baby Bear his friendship, until Baby Bear tells him he can simply play catch with him and give him "the gift of you." Together, the two have fun playing catch.
Muppets Elmo's World: Hats
(First: Episode 3796)

SCENE 7 Maria announces the sponsors while Telly and Baby Bear play football.

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