Sesame Street
Telly's and Baby Bear's Story
Air date September 26, 2005
Season Season 36 (2005)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Sponsors F, 11
Releases Online Streaming


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Healthy Moment: Alan tells us to give children lots of choices of healthy food to eat. Elmo is trying to decide if he wants to eat an apple, cheese, or broccoli. The foods all jump around in hopes that Elmo will pick them.

SCENE Baby Bear and Telly welcome the viewer to Sesame Street. They have decided to use their imaginations to write a story together, but have a hard time agreeing on what their story should be about. Baby Bear wants to do a story about a magic bowl of porridge and Telly wants to do a story about a magic triangle. Within minutes, the two start to have an argument.

SCENE, cont'd At that moment, Maria arrives and tries to break up the fight. She suggests that they could each write their own story by themselves. Baby Bear decides that that is their only option since he and Telly cannot work together.
SCENE, cont'd After trying to write their own stories, Baby Bear and Telly can’t do it by themselves and miss each other. Maria suggests that they could write a story about both their ideas. Telly and Baby Bear like the idea and Telly decides that the story will be called “The Magic Triangular Bowl of Porridge.” The two start working on the story and Maria goes back to the Mail It Shop.


SCENE, cont'd When the story is finished, Telly and Baby Bear go to the Mail-It Shop and read it to Maria. They read the title and Baby Bear shows the picture of the Magic Triangular Bowl of Porridge.
SCENE, cont'd The story starts off in the Kingdom of Dum Diddley Dum Diddley Do, where there is a king (played by Baby Bear) who loves porridge. He is eating lots of porridge made by the chef (played by Telly).
SCENE, cont'd The king wants more porridge, but the chef informs him that there is no more porridge left in the kingdom. This leads to a song called “No More Porridge in Dum Diddley Dum Diddley Do.”

SCENE, cont'd Suddenly a magic triangular porridge bowl appears. He informs the king that he is a magic triangular bowl filled with scrumptious porridge of Dum Diddley Dum Diddley Do. He says in rhyme that as much as the king eats, the bowl will never be empty.

SCENE, cont'd The King eats up all the porridge and magically the bowl refills itself with more porridge.
SCENE, cont'd With the bowl of endless porridge, the chef believes he is out of the job. But the king decides to make him his chef his royal best buddy instead.
SCENE, cont'd After the success of finishing their story, Baby Bear and Telly decide to write another story. Baby Bear wants to write another story called "Snow White and the 7 Bowls of Porridge." However, Telly wants the same title, but with 7 triangles. As they go off arguing about the title, Maria informs us that they will make a decision.
Song Jerry Nelson sings "In My Book."
(First: Episode 2983)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentPapa Bear talks to Antonio about reading and they both talk about the story, Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
Muppets The Letter of the Day: F

Cookie Monster draws the cookie and the letter F, so he can eat the original. Then he eats the drawing.
(First: Episode 3997)

Film Alphaboy fans his father's feet with feathers.
(First: Episode 3442)
Animation The letter F in storefront signs.
(First: Episode 3353)
Muppets The Spanish Word of the Day: flor
Maria smells different flowers, including Stinky the Stinkweed.
(First: Episode 3983)
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Animation "Dancing with the Flowers"
Artist: Karen Aqua
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Muppets Journey to Ernie: Rubber Duckie Land — Big Bird searches for Ernie in a land filled with Rubber Duckies.
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Muppets Ernie and Bert: Ernie finds a circle, and Bert sings "It's a Circle." Ernie joins him naming different objects that remind him of the shape in question, and they sing the two parts of the song together.
(First: Episode 4034)
Film A girl flies and form a circle.
(First: Episode 3130)

Muppets Global Grover:
Grover has just swum back to Sesame Street from Jamaica where he learned how to tie-dye a shirt, but he lost his shirt in the process. In the film clip, a Jamaican boy's neighbor is teaching him and other kids how to tie-dye a shirt by tying, boiling water, and using bottles and rocks. The colorful shirts are hung to dry until they can be worn. (First: Episode 3140) The live-action sequence ends, and a shark comes up to Grover wearing Grover's missing shirt. He offers to give Grover a lift back to Jamaica so that he can tie-dye another one.
(First: Episode 4073)
Muppets The Number of the Day:
The Count and The Countess: 11
Cartoon Rap #11
(First: Episode 2531)
Film Milo Counting: 11
(First: Episode 3585)
Cartoon Eleven water-skiing hippos
(First: Episode 4011)
Muppets / Celebrity Big Bird and artist Chuck Close appear in a segment in which one of his self-portraits is analyzed by a group of kids in voice over as the camera pans out from the painting.
(First: Episode 3968)
Cartoon The story of Tommy LaPlaid, the painter so sad until he discovered the joys of kicking his paints on the canvas.
Artist: Mo Willems
(First: Episode 3208)
Muppets Elmo's World: Drawing
(First: Episode 3859)
Insert The Adventures of Trash Gordon
Chapter 2

On the Planet Spaghetti, Trash distracts a pasta dish with a pair of meatballs.
(First: Episode 4101)

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