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Episode 2626

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Sesame Street
Plot Telly is curious about Gabi's baby talk.
Air date November 27, 1989
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Sponsors G, K, 8
Syndication
Releases

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This page has been compiled from a Japanese episode guide, and may or may not be equivalent to the American PBS broadcast.
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1
Telly thinks the reason Gabi cries is that nobody understands baby language. Luis tells him that "ah-ey-ah" does't mean anything--baby isn't a language. Telly imagines what it would be like if he were a baby asking Luis questions, and decides to learn baby so Gabi will have someone to talk to.
8figures
Cartoon
Counting eight figures
(EKA: Episode 2274)
BobClownEnter
Cast
Bob, dressed as a clown, sounds out the word ENTER by grouping two doors together.
(EKA: Episode 1085)
Musicalnotes.G
Animation
G/g musical notes (Gordon voiceover)
(EKA: Episode 2233)
Eb.sitting
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Bert asks Ernie to help him carry his heavy groceries, but Ernie is too busy thinking about all the things he can do as he sits in a chair: breathing, listening, and smelling.
BlueGorilla
Cartoon
G for Gorilla
(EKA: Episode 2491)
Garbagemansblues
Song
"Garbageman's Blues Song"
(EKA: Episode 1952)
2626streetstory2
SCENE 2
Big Bird introduces Telly to Mr. and Mrs. Finch, who have babies. But their babies don't go "ah-ey-ah," they go "peep, peep". Telly learns that "peep, peep" means "feed me" when he tries it, and Mrs. Finch feeds him a worm.
Whybearssmile
Cartoon
"Why Bears Smile" - a story of a bear who learned which body part to cover when sneezing.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1167)
2356-13
Celebrity
Pee-Wee Herman recites his own version of the alphabet.
(First: Episode 2356)
SquareOut.2
Film
Squares are shown in close-up.
(EKA: Episode 2482)
Wishihadafriend
Muppets
Ernie doesn't want to play with Bert, who sings "I Wish I Had a Friend to Play With Me".
(EKA: Episode 2122)
ManDogDiscussion2
Cartoon
A dog has a discussion with his master about where to go.
Artist: Dan Haskett
(EKA: Episode 2390)
Whalestatue
Film
In Alaska, a sculptor makes carvings of cold climate animals.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 2365)
2626streetstory3
SCENE 3
Telly asks some Honkers what their baby is saying, but they reply in Honker, so he enlists Big Bird to translate. Big Bird says when the baby Honker says "honk, honk", it means "ay-ey-ah". Telly is excited because that's exactly what Gabi says, however the Honkers don't know what "ay-ey-ah" means.
Kisforkiss
Cartoon
K is for kiss.
(EKA: Episode 0131)
1576k
Muppets
The Twiddlebugs attempt to exit a roller skating rink.
(EKA: Episode 1576)
PlaygroundRhyme
Film
A girl wants to learn a playground rhyme after watching some other girls do it, so one of them teaches her.
(EKA: Episode 2503)
Twoheadedmonsternewspaper
Muppets
The Two-Headed Monster finds a newspaper.
(EKA: Episode 2122)
8-Frogs
Cartoon
8 frogs
Artist: Owe Gustafson
2626streetstory4
SCENE 4
Telly asks kids what babies say, but they don't know.
Song.WhatAreKidsCalled
Song
Joe Raposo sings "What Are Kids Called?"
(First: Episode 0116)
HappinessBeginsat40

Happiness40
Muppets
Game Show: Happiness Begins at 40
Guy Smiley gets the Sad Family out of their rut by having them count to 40.
Hiddenobjects
Animation
Can you find the hidden objects in the picture?
(EKA: Episode 2415)
ProfGrover--School
Muppets
Professor Grover teaches his students what "school" is, but he instead gets the lesson.
(EKA: Episode 2598)
GoneGoGetCartoon
Cartoon
G for gone, go, get...
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SCENE 5
Telly asks Oscar the Grouch what he is talking about with Irvine. Oscar tricks Telly by pretending they are having a deep conversation about tin cans, before he tells Telly that babies don't say anything when they make noises.
2073r
Cartoon
The man is only afraid of one thing: FEAR.
(EKA: Episode 0816)
FishermanFilm
Film
A boy wants to be a fisherman like his father.
KforKarate
Cartoon
K is for Karate
(EKA: Episode 1094)
E&Bsharepaper
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Bert is sitting in his chair and reading the paper, when Ernie comes along and starts reading over Bert's shoulder. They decide to share the paper. Ernie rips it in half, which seems to work until Bert starts reading over Ernie's shoulder.
(EKA: Episode 1236)
Inout
Cartoon
"In and Out Crowd"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
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SCENE 6
Telly gives up trying to find someone who can teach him "baby" language. Gabi makes some noises and Luis says that means she is hungry. Telly is surprised and asks how Luis knows that. He said he learned it by listening to Gabi. Telly begins to listen to the sounds Gabi makes, while Big Bird announces the sponsors.

Notes

  • The Japanese broadcast edits out a cartoon about a gorilla applying for a job. (EKA: Episode 0131)


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