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Sesame Street
Plot Telly the Detective
Air date December 11, 1986
Season Season 18 (1986-1987)
Sponsors E, S, 4
Syndication
Releases

2244

Picture Segment Description
BBSnuffyVaudeville
Muppets
On the vaudeville stage, Big Bird and Snuffy identify S words and tell gum-wrapper jokes.
2096v
Cartoon
A girl inflates a balloon in the shape of an S.
(EKA: Episode 2096)
Coconutgather.old
Film
A boy climbs up a tree to gather coconuts.
(EKA: Episode 1125)
Alphabetchainreaction
Cartoon
The alphabet is presented in a chain reaction of events.
Bae17
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Ernie wears socks on his ears and on his nose in order for Bert to guess which body part he's thinking of.
Aintthataditch
Animation
A hand draws a ditch, and some kids try to figure out a way to get across it.
Ceaser-Bird
Insert
The Professor explains to Big Bird how he invented the alphabet.
Antelopes.YES
Film
Antelopes nod "yes."
Music by Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0822)
YESMachine
Cartoon
A man shows the viewers his "YES" machine.
(EKA: Episode 1141)
Countsheep

Fauxsheep
Muppets
The Count's main jumping-over-the-bed flock of sheep quits on him, so he calls the "24 Hour Emergency Counting Service". A reluctant deliveryman in sheep's clothing laments, "It's not an easy way to make a livin' ..."
(EKA: Episode 2122)
JoesLap
Cartoon
Joe's Lap (limerick)
(EKA: Episode 0825)
2244a

2244b
SCENE 1
While reading "How to Be a Great Detective," Telly learns about employing disguises. He dons a dark beard and attempts to listen in on Olivia and Maria's conversation about the weather, but he's instantly recognized.
2244c
SCENE 1 cont'd
Telly thinks he can fool Gordon, but he also recognizes him, pointing out he's the only guy on the block with that hair, eyes and fur. Telly realizes the beard isn't enough and goes to get more disguises.
Plantcartoon
Cartoon
Two hippie kids wonder how to make their droopy plant grow.
(EKA: Episode 1858)
Dentistsinyrnbhd
Muppets / Cast
Bob sings "People in Your Neighborhood" with a dentist and a bus driver. (remake)
Clip 7
Film
A Stool For Me
(EKA: Episode 0536)
Chaplin.HOP
Cast
Charlie Chaplin obeys the word HOP, then switches it to STOP.
4fiddle
Cartoon
Donnie Budd counts four lions.
(EKA: Episode 0344)
Marchingband4
Film
Marching Band #4
JoJive-Keys
Cartoon
Billy Jo Jive and Smart Suzie Sunset help Wrong Way Willie find his missing house keys.
2244d

2244e
SCENE 2
Telly has added a wig, tie and pipe to his disguise, sure no one will know it's him. The Kids pick up on it the second they see him, despite him insisting he's Inspector O'Reilly. Maria finds him sad and he explains his situation. Maria then approaches the other adults and convinces them to pretend to be fooled by Telly's next disguise.
Sandcity
Cartoon
A lost man in the desert asks a stranger for directions to the city. He builds a pretend city out of sand to show what it looks like. As it turns out, the stranger is an alien.
(EKA: Episode 0811)
KermSubLecture
Muppets
Kermit tries to talk about subtraction with the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, but they keep disappearing one by one, which makes it hard for him ... or does it?
(EKA: Episode 2058)
4ladybugs
Cartoon
Adding up five ladybugs and five lizards
(EKA: Episode 0277)
2614i
Film
A boy and his dad go on a hike.
(EKA: Episode 2179)
E-shriek
Cartoon
A door opens behind a mouse, who shrieks when she sees the E.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 2164)
2244f
SCENE 3
Telly's added more to his disguise (even changing his voice) and passes by the adults, who act as if he's a different person. They go so far as to believe he's a detective disguised as Telly, despite his desperate claims he's not. As they head off, Telly isn't sure he wants to be a detective anymore, thinking his disguises would better help him as an actor.
2614p
Cartoon
Es un gato
Grover.detective
Muppets
Grover plays a detective at his office. A frantic city gent (Brian Muehl) rushes over to warn him about something that's bothering him outside, which, unbeknownst to both of them, turns out to be a very strong wind that blows everything away—including Grover's office.
EforEel
Cartoon
E for Eel
(EKA: Episode 0852)
ForgetfulDaniellaYES
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Forgetful Jones asks Daniela if she will tell him the word on a sign, which says "Yes". But every time she tells him the word, he thinks she is saying yes to telling him the word.
(EKA: Episode 2176)
Film.Cookiesforgrandma
Film
Wendy makes cookies with her grandmother. They later visit Wendy's great-grandmother at the nursing home, and give her some of the cookies.
4genies
Animation
Four genies carry the number 4 into a castle.
Artist: Ishu Patel
4-Cheerleaders
Muppets
Four Anything Muppet cheerleaders give 4 big cheers for the number 4.
(First: Episode 0132)
RINNNGGG
Cartoon
Various sounds are demonstrated, including an alarm clock, a baby crying, a telephone, a faucet dripping, and a boy sneezing.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
5-Horses
Film
Kids count 5 racehorses.
2244g
SCENE 4
The kids put on the disguises and Telly is amazed by them ("I'm among strangers!"). Maria announces the sponsors.


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