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Sesame Street
Plot Telly grows a beanstalk
Air date November 22, 1989
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Sponsors G, U, 1
Syndication
Releases

2623

Picture Segment Description
2623a
SCENE 1
Gordon and Miles find Telly trying to read two books at once, claiming he doesn't want to hurt the feelings of the other if he reads them separately. Gordon points out the books aren't alive and won't feel hurt, relieving Telly, who asks if Gordon can read to them.
Song.frogstruggle
Song
Joe Raposo sings "Frog Struggle Song."
(EKA: Episode 0592)
1drum
Cartoon
Hortense beats one drum.
Artist: Michael Sporn
ErnieCookieCarrots
Muppets
Ernie tries to keep his cookies safe from Cookie Monster by tricking him into eating a carrot instead.
(EKA: Episode 1247)
Cartoonup
Cartoon
A man jumps up onto an UP.
(EKA: Episode 0598)
Eskimohome
Muppets
"Home to Me"
(EKA: Episode 2122)
2682k
Cartoon
The Hummingbird
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 2448)
2623b
SCENE 2
Gordon finishes reading Jack and the Beanstalk, which inspires Telly to find some magic beans on Sesame Street.
Yellowflower
Animation
Yellow drops don't want to play with a red ball at first, but they make a good flower together.
(EKA: Episode 2417)
1708f
Film
Children of all kinds sing "We All Sing with the Same Voice."
(First: Episode 1708)
Harvey1
Muppets
Harvey Kneeslapper asks, "Would ya like one?"
Drawmouth
Cartoon
A face is drawn, but the mouth complains when it is drawn last.
2269l
Cast
Charlie Chaplin (Maria) falls in love with a painting at the art museum.
(EKA: Episode 2269)
Goose
Cartoon
A goose and gander visit the land of the G's.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1141)
2623c
SCENE 3
Telly and Miles have a bean and set up an experiment to see if it's magic - they'll plant it, water it and wait. When they get no response, they conclude it's not a watering bean - it's a singing bean, and they start singing to it.
EdgarTurtle.GreenGrow
Cartoon
Edgar Turtle sings "Green Grow the Rushes, O."
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 2440)
FirstLastRemake
Muppets
Grover tries to demonstrate first and last by being first in line, but the other monsters keep switching on him.
2623-Flowers
Film
Scenes of flowers set to harmonica music
Utrain
Cartoon
A U train spells the words Unite, U-turn, Underground, Up, and Universe.
(EKA: Episode 0810)
2623d
SCENE 4
Susan comes out with some milk and cookies for the boys and Telly gets an idea - if milk helps them grow, it might help the beanstalk. When nothing sprouts, Telly suggests they give it a cookie as well.
Rabbitturtle40steps
Cartoon
The rabbit and the turtle race to the top of a building. The rabbit goes up 40 steps, but the turtle takes the elevator.
(EKA: Episode 2258)
News-EarlyRedRidingChase
Muppets
Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit the Frog witnesses how the mailman and salesman knock at the door while the Big Bad Wolf chases Little Red Riding Hood around the bed. Eventually, the Woodsman shows up, and Red and the Wolf chase him for cutting down a maple tree which was their favorite one.
(EKA: Episode 0691)
PsychABC
Cartoon
Psychedelic alphabet
(EKA: Episode 0872)
2623e

2623f
SCENE 5
Telly has now given up on a beanstalk, but since Gordon has read them Cinderella, he and the kids are now trying to change a pumpkin into a coach. When Gordon breaks the bad news to them that nothing will happen, Telly instead uses it for a game of "One of These Things" with some of the beans. He then asks for Gordon's help to make the pumpkin into something after all - a pie.
Squeakyshoescartoon
Cartoon
A man tries to figure out where a squeaky sound is coming from; it turns out to be a giant's squeaky shoes. "Surprise!"
(EKA: Episode 0810)
2623-Scuba
Film
Kids compare animals and human tools and technology.
(EKA: Episode 0789)
2356-5
Cartoon
A little girl shows the building and apartment where she lives -- both with the number 6.
(EKA: Episode 0982)
Characters.nelson-jeanette
Muppets
"I'm in Love with U"
(EKA: Episode 1854)
1736f
Cartoon
A baby climbs up the stairs all by himself.
(EKA: Episode 1736)
2623g
SCENE 6
Inspired by Telly's beanstalk experiment, Oscar reads the story of "Jack and the Weedstalk" to the Grouchketeers, who play the role of the chicken in the story.
GforGiggle
Cartoon
G For Giggle (voice of Allen Swift)
(EKA: Episode 0514)
Itsatruck
Film
Slide puzzle - truck
PutDowntheDuckie

AndreaMartin
Muppets / Celebrity
Hoots tells Ernie to "Put Down the Duckie". (celebrity version)
2477s
Cartoon
Two caterpillars plus three caterpillars equal five
(EKA: Episode 2424)
2623h

2623i
SCENE 7
Oscar recruits Bob into Slimey's re-enactment of "Jack and the Beanstalk." Slimey climbs down his beanstalk (a flower stem) and begins chopping at it with his axe (a toothpick) to keep the giant away (Oscar). Bob will play the goose, but refuses to honk. As they argue, he announces the sponsors.



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