Muppet Wiki

Title card

Telly Monster often appears as a reporter for Monster on the Spot, dressed in a hat and neck tie. While Sesame Street News often takes place in a variety of areas, "Monster on the Spot" reports usually cover things that happen on Sesame Street.

Telly once appeared in a Sesame Street News Flash sketch as a reporter. In that sketch it was mentioned that he worked for Sesame Street News, but he also referred to himself as a "Monster on the Street" reporter. In this appearance he wore a trenchcoat in addition to his hat and tie.


Picture Segment / First Appearance Description
Episode 1850
Telly goes to a first grade classroom to give a report on the first day of school, but the classroom is empty. He looks at all the things in the classroom that indicates that it's a classroom, and he mistakes a plumber for the teacher. The plumber informs Telly that the next day is actually the first day of school, but she gives him a story about her experience as a plumber.
Big Sister
Episode 1963
Telly interviews a big sister, Nicole, asking her about the good and bad points of having a little brother, and then interviews the little brother, Robin (a baby), to get his side of the situation.
King Kenny of K
Episode 2268
A "K" film is interrupted by a Monster on the Spot report. Telly is about to interview King Kenny from the kingdom of K. Kenny notices there are no kangaroos, kazoos or kittens to be found, but Telly shows him there's plenty of kids, who gather around him. Telly learns they've run out of time for the interview, so he points them to the K film, which resumes.
Baby Pictures
Episode 2627
Telly is on the scene to showcase some baby pictures. Maria excitedly rushes into the shot and shows off the many photos they have of young Gabriella. Telly points out that he's actually been sent to cover photos of a baby Honker. Maria and the mother Honker start admiring each other's photos as Telly concludes his report.
Here and There: Airport/Library
Episode 2864
Telly hosts "Here and There" from the library, where it's quiet. His co-host, Debra Starr, is at the airport, where it's loud. Debra interviews one passenger, but the loud noises of the airport make it hard for Telly to hear her, so he starts raising his voice to talk over the noise. When Telly shouts at a library patron (performed by Jerry Nelson) who wants to catch a flight to Albuquerque, the librarian (Camille Bonora) escorts him out. Meanwhile, Debra asks a Muppet boy (Kevin Clash) what he's reading. He tries to answer Treasure Island, but gets drowned out by the constant noise from the airplanes flying overhead.
Can You Tell Me How to Get to Picabo Street?
Episode 3312
Telly tries to report on "Peek-a-Boo Street," but can't find it. He discovers he's supposed to report on Olympic skier, Picabo Street.
Play of the Day
Episode 3580
Telly watches Melissa as she asks three kids if she can play with them.

Other Appearances


See Also