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Sesame Street
Telly the Tiebreaker
(repeat of 4169)
Air date November 6, 2012
Season Season 43 (2012-2013)
Sponsors Y, 17


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN What's the Word on the Street?: Vote
SCENE Alan serves some customers some drinks and hears arguing outside. Zoe, Rosita and Devon want to put a square on their block tower, while Elmo and Dylan want a circle. Alan solves their problem by having them take a vote. The square gets the most votes, so they put it on top and use the circle as the swimming pool.
SCENE cont’d Rosita and the two kids must go, leaving Zoe and Elmo alone. They both decide to pass the time by singing a song. Zoe wants to sing “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”, but Elmo opts for “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”. They decide to take a vote on which song, but end in a tie. Zoe points out they had more people last time so they leave to get more voters.

SCENE cont’d Zoe returns with Rocco and Elmo comes back with Dorothy. Zoe and Rocco vote for “Twinkle, Twinkle” and Elmo and Dorothy vote for “Row, Row, Row”, which still is a tie. They call Alan for help and he points out that to settle the tie, they’ll need a tiebreaker.



SCENE cont’d Telly strolls in singing a song. They give him the deal and make him the tiebreaker. He has a hard time choosing which song to vote for, so he makes them convince him which one to vote for. Zoe and Elmo go out of their way to persuade Telly to vote for each of their songs by promising outlandish ways of performing the song. Zoe promises that they could sing it on a pogo stick or on a swinging star with a chicken (Eric Jacobson). Elmo claims they sing his song on pogo stick on a boat and in a boat with a hula-dancing pig. Telly can’t decide which one to vote for and wishes he had an easier choice, like The Triangle Dance (where you dance with a triangle). Zoe and Elmo (plus their pets) think the dance sounds interesting and take a vote on it. They all vote to do the dance and it’s unanimous! A triangle (Matt Vogel) whooshes in and they all do The Triangle Dance.
Muppets / Celebrity Steve Carell, Abby and Elmo take a vote on what snack they should have - cheese or a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. When a third, pizza-party candidate enters the race, they all pick her.
Song Your Vote Is Worth Counting
(First: Episode 4169)
Muppets Abby's Flying Fairy School is coming up next, but first in another edition of "Alphabet Cook-Off," Murray and Ovejita prepare a letter Y using a yam, yeast and yogurt.
Cartoon "Why Do I Love the Letter Y"
(First: Episode 4265)
Film A woman makes a Y in yoga.
(First: Episode 4185)
Muppets "Gimme an A! Gimme a B! Gimme a B! Gimme a Y!" Murray and the girls cheer on Abby's Flying Fairy School.
(First: Episode 4309)


Muppets / Animation Abby's Flying Fairy School
The students head to the playground for recess. At the slide, they meet a Playground Troll, who plans to taking over the playground unless they solve her riddles. First, they must identify four S-words around them. When they run out of playground attractions, Gonnigan uses his sock as one, earning them their slide back. The troll then takes over the swings until they make a castle. With some sand and water, they make one in the sandbox. She then claims the jungle gym until they can find an octagon on the playground. When they can't find on on the ground, they fly up above and find the jungle gum is an octagon. The troll relinquishes the playground and Blögg, feeling stimulated, goes off to solve more problems, starting with the pail stuck on his head.
Animation Ziggy the Zebra-saurus raps about shapes.
(First: Episode 4270)
Muppets Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures are up soon, but first, Murray presses Ovejita's button, causing 17 stars to appear. A second push brings a 17 plummeting onto Murray.
(First: Episode 4303)
Cartoon 17 trucks are counted.
Artist: Joey Ahlbum
(First: Episode 4236)
Muppets Murray and the kids introduce Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures.
(First: Episode 4303)


Muppets / Animation Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures
Duck-Detectives Bert and Ernie are called upon by Veronica Lambshank to investigate the strange behaviors of her friend, Malty, who claims to be a "Maltese duck." Bert and Ernie disguise themselves as Veronica's sheep cousins and meet them by the pond. Rubber Duckie suggests that they get Malty to swim, and then maybe he'll quack. Ernie pushes Bert in the pond and Malty saves him, but he does not quack and flies off. Later, they follow him through the town and listen for him after losing him. They also find Veronica has followed them. They hear whistling and follow the sound, leading to Malty's house. He confesses to being a Black-Bellied Whistling Duck, and explains he pretended to be a Maltese duck so she would be his friend. They all celebrate by whistling.
(First: Episode 4187)

Muppets Birdwalk Empire
Nucky Ducky and his mallard crew do their own kind of walk down the birdwalk. They run into the rival gang of chickens, led by Clucky Luciano, who have their own walk and begin an argument. Agent Van Cuckoo lands on the scene and has them make up a walk they can all do together.
(First: Episode 4305)
Muppets "Elmo the Musical" is on the way, but first, Murray initiates a game of "What's Missing?" What's missing from his swing?
(First: Episode 4269)

Muppets / Celebrity Sarah Jessica Parker announces she's waiting for "Big". Super Grover overhears and declares he will help her. He brings her a big pumpkin, then a bigger drum and finally, the biggest boulder he can find. However, she claims none of them are the "Big" she's waiting for, when "Big" finally arrives - Big Bird! As they walk off, Grover collapses under the weight of the rock and notes his "big" problem. (extended ending)
(First: Episode 4211)
Muppets Zoe introduces "Elmo the Musical." "Didja hear that Brooklyn?! Elmo the Musical!," Murray yells.


Muppets Elmo the Musical: President the Musical
Elmo imagines he's President of the United States, living in the Red House. At his sides are the first, second and third ladies and his sheep-ret service. Suddenly, the first lady, first sheep and first President painting go missing! The Pentagon (the actual shape) alerts him there's "first" thief stealing all the firsts everywhere. Elmo can't deal with the problem now, as he has to throw the first pitch at a penguin baseball game. The first base, baseman and even the ball are then stolen! Elmo disguises himself as a number one and creates a set-up for the thief with the numbers 2 and 3. The 2 tries to steal Elmo and is revealed to be the thief. She admits she's tired of being second all the time and Elmo allows her to be the first number. She realizes the number order is thrown off and accepts her place, apologizing. Elmo pardons her and they share a tango together.
Muppets Murray announces the sponsors.
Sponsor Matt Vogel announces, "Sesame Street is sponsored by the Energizing Exercising Endowment."
(First: Episode 4309)

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