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Sesame Street
A Baby Duck Thinks Telly Is His Mommy
Air date May 5, 2003
Season Season 34 (2003)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Sponsors J, 5


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Telly is on his way to a playdate with Rosita, when he comes across a stray egg on the sidewalk. He wonders where it came from, when it starts to shake and crack. A duckling hatches from it and the two take an instant liking to each other. Rosita comes by and notices the duckling thinks Telly's his mommy. They decide to consult a grown-up.
SCENE 1 cont'd They visit Gina's clinic and she gives a check-up of the duckling, who is in fine health. They decide to leave it in her care, but the duckling does not want to be separated from his mommy. Telly's maternal instincts kick in and he realizes he cannot part with the duckling either. Gina provides them with some duck food and gives some other tips to take care of the duckling.
SCENE 1 cont'd As the duckling chows down, Telly wonders if he's even fit to be a duck's mother even though he's not a duck. Inspired, he runs off and returns in a duck outfit. He sings a song to help teach the duckling the ways of a duck.
SCENE 1 cont'd Big Bird comes by with Mrs. Duck, who is panicked over her egg, which went missing through a series of odd mishaps. The duckling is hesitant to part with Telly, but he encourages the duckling to go with his real mommy. Mrs. Duck makes Telly an honorary part of their family and allows him to visit whenever he wants.
Film What sound does a duck make?
(First: Episode 3298)
Muppets / Celebrity Elmo, the Backstreet Boys and the monsters sing "One Small Voice."
(First: Episode 3987)
Muppets The Number of the Day: 5
Five bats fly in after 5 is announced to be the number of the day, and The Count offers them cake.
(First: Episode 3998)
Cartoon Five outlines of people dance.
Artist: Keith Haring
(First: Episode 3050)
Cartoon A girl's mom can dribble 5 balls.
(First: Episode 3448)
SCENE 2 The mamma duck returns with the duckling so he can show off his waddling skills. She also requests Telly teach him the alphabet.
Cartoon A story/song about a duckling who wants to join the others playing at the water's edge.
(First: Episode 2852)
Muppets Journey to Ernie: Rubber Duckie Land — Big Bird searches for Ernie in a land filled with Rubber Duckies.
(First: Episode 4042)
Muppets "Do De Rubber Duck"
(First: Episode 2304)

Muppets Global Grover: Grover has just taken a trip all over the globe and learned about the different ways people bathe. The film clip features Kevin Clash singing "This is How We Take a Bath." Dirty from his trip, Grover intends to clean up himself, but there is no water coming out of the faucet. An elephant named Stevie helps him out by using his trunk as a shower head.
(First: Episode 4033)

Cartoon Global Thingy
When two thingys lose their ping-pong ball in a fish bowl, Global Thingy helps solve the communication barrier.
Muppets The Letter of the Day: J
Cookie Monster jumps along with a jumping cookie with the letter J on it. Upon "tiring" the cookie out, he chows down on it.
(First: Episode 3993)
Cartoon "Jumping J:" Animals jump with the letter J.
Artist: Karen Aqua
Film The letters J-U-M-P jump to a song.
(First: Episode 3528)
Muppets Spanish Word of the Day: perro
A bunch of dogs pounce Grover to illustrate the word perro.
(First: Episode 3986)
Muppets Elmo's World: Farms
(First: Episode 3879)
SCENE 3 Big Bird forgets what today's sponsors are and finds Telly has another egg. A lowercase J hatches from it, then a number 5 appears.


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