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Music by Christopher Cerf
Lyrics by Norman Stiles
Date 1974
Publisher Splotched Animal Music Company
Sesame Street Inc.
First Episode 0733

Rock & Roll home video.

"Telephone Rock" is a Sesame Street song performed by Little Jerry and the Monotones in Season 6.

Little Jerry gets into a telephone booth, where he (joined by the Monotones) starts singing to the operator. They end up harassing her until she shows up with a cop, who arrests them (by shutting the telephone booth door and carrying it away as they continue the song).

Notes

  • In the original airings of the segment in Season 6, the song audio becomes intentionally muffled when the officer closes the doors of the phone booth. Subsequent airings leave the audio untouched.
  • The police officer that arrests the band at the end of the song was performed by Martin P. Robinson at the end of the Rock & Roll! video. On the Signs! album, he was voiced by Jerry Nelson.
  • As Jeff Moss had left the previous season, Jerry Nelson voices Big Jeffie in this song, later supplying bass vocals for Jeffie again in the album version of the song on the Signs! album.

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