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Episode 2499

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Sesame Street
Plot Telly’s birthday party
Air date December 8, 1988
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Sponsors D, S, 8
Syndication
Releases

2499

Picture Segment Description
2499a
SCENE 1
Bob, Susan, Gordon, Gina and the kids tell the viewer that today is Telly’s birthday and they sing about the “Big Surprise” party they plan on giving him.
2499b
SCENE 1 cont'd
After they all leave to prepare, Telly emerges from behind the staircase with Freddy and is excited for the party…until he realizes he ruined the surprise. He goes off reciting “Forget about the party” in hopes it will make him do so.
WhatsMissingParrot
Cartoon
What's missing? (parrot)
(EKA: Episode 2173)
Song.meetinsects
Muppets
Ernie sings about "The Insects in Your Neighborhood."
2776FrogFilm
Film
A male frog hops around and bulges his throat.
Ssnews.marylamb
Muppets
Sesame Street News Flash: Mary's Little Lamb
After an interview with Mary, the lamb follows Kermit.
(EKA: Episode 2059)
Birdeggs
Cartoon
Two men push two large bird eggs on top of two hills
(EKA: Episode 1137)
2499c
SCENE 2
Telly enlists the help of Forgetful Jones to teach him to forget. He tries some methods he suggests, but none of them work.
HeadroomABCs
Celebrity
Max Headroom recites the alphabet.
(EKA: Episode 2478)
Bushmanbill1

BeMyDsong
Muppets
Bushman Bill introduces Didi O'Day and the Dew Drops performing "D Duah Duah."
(EKA: Episode 2256)
Oranges!!
Film / Animation
Oranges are peeled and sliced in stop-motion, and some kids eat them.
(EKA: Episode 2283)
Waiter-poetic
Muppets
Waiter Grover has a new method of remembering orders: he makes up a poem to remember what is ordered and who ordered it. Mr. Johnson orders a cheeseburger with a pickle and French fries, which Grover interprets as "Round and tasty on a bun, pickles, French fries, yum, yum, yum!" However, he brings him a grapefruit on a bun.
(EKA: Episode 2440)
DragonDoctor
Cartoon
D for danger, dragon, doctor, dinner, and dessert
2499-SignAnimals
Insert
Linda plays a guessing game with Bob, Maria and the kids in which she makes some signs for animals.
OG.8buttons
Cartoon
8 buttons are counted on a monkey's shirt.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(EKA: Episode 2407)
CrayonFactory
Film
How Crayons are Made
Music: "Water Course A" and "Exchange" by Richard Harvey
(First: Episode 1590)
TwoHeadSameDifferentHats
Muppets
The Two-Headed Monster finds a cardboard cut-out of themselves, but find they don’t have hats like it does. They run off to get some.
2059za
Cartoon
Mi kat iz...gone
(EKA: Episode 2059)
TwoHeadHats02
Muppets
The monster returns wearing football helmets, but they still don’t match the cut-out. They dash off again to change.
D-Drums
Animation
D/d (drums and drumsticks)
TwoHeadHats03
Muppets
The monster returns, now with cowboy hats that match the cut-out. Their image falls over and they follow.
Firestationfieldtrip
Film
A kindergarten class takes a field trip to the fire station.
(EKA: Episode 1781)
1563k
Cartoon
"Candy Man"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(EKA: Episode 0423)
2499d
SCENE 3
Telly tries to talk to Oscar about his problem, but finds he’s not home. Telly pretends to do so, flipping the lid up and down whenever Oscar would talk.
Helicopter!
Cartoon
Geronimo 10-0: Instead of a parachute, she has a helicopter propeller.
(EKA: Episode 2363)
BBSnuffyVaudeville
Muppets
On the vaudeville stage, Big Bird and Snuffy identify S words and tell gum-wrapper jokes.
2499-Measure
Cartoon
An orange creature shows things that measure.
Cookie10
Muppets
Cookie Monster goes to the bakery for a special birthday cookie. The baker lists all the ingredients of the cookie, as he visualizes it. The visualized image looks so delicious that he eats it.
(EKA: Episode 0428)
2059y
Film
Hands build things out of triangles and squares while off-screen voices try to figure out what the constructions will be.
(EKA: Episode 2059)
Count8sheep
Cartoon
A sleepy man counts 8 sheep. (Spanish soundtrack)
2499e
SCENE 4
Telly can’t take it and confesses what he did to Susan. She’s not angry and tells him the surprise now is where and when the party is, putting him at ease.
Film.Kids.dancing
Film
Children dance to different rhythms from around the world.
BertsBlanket01

BertsBlanket02
Muppets

While Ernie is away visiting the Count, Bert has the place all to himself, or so he thinks! A group of sheep burst into the room and proceed to sing him a song ("Bert's Blanket") about how his blanket was made (with a flashback scene where Ernie is portrayed as a farmer). He then corrects them on the actual production phase.

6Snakes
Cartoon
Six snakes spent Saturday on the sand.
(EKA: Episode 2227)
2499f
SCENE 5
Telly wonders when the party will be, when everyone surprises him with it right where he’s standing.
2499g
SCENE 5 cont’d
Down by the Fix-It Shop, Forgetful wonders who’s birthday their celebrating and announces the sponsors.


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