Sesame Street
Plot Telly's dream
Air date November 30, 1989
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Written by Jeff Moss
Sponsors A, M, 4

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Telly wakes up in his bed, welcomes the viewer, and tells them about the nice dream he just had. He finds a cookie tin box on Sesame Street and thinks about what to do with it. He considers using it as a drum, and lightly taps on it. To Telly's surprise, the taps echo from inside the tin. Telly opens the lid, and with a puff of smoke appears The Genie of the Cookie Tin. He is so grateful to Telly for releasing him that he grants him four wishes! Each wish will be summoned by four knocks on the tin. Back in reality, Telly tries to remember more of his dream.
3035.wind
Cartoon The wind blows one hat after another off a pig's head, onto the heads of birds. "The wind is very, very strong."
(EKA: Episode 2501)
Letsgodriving
Muppets An Anything Muppet family sings "Let's Go Driving."
(EKA: Episode 2363)
Alligatortoon
Cartoon A man displays the capital and lowercase A, and explains what an alligator is.
(First: Episode 0006)
Film.Monkeyscleaning
Film At a zoo, monkeys clean each other and run around.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 2505)
Chaplinpaper
Film Maria (as Charlie Chaplin) tries to throw away a newspaper into a rapidly moving litter can. When she finally does, the exit door also moves and she breaks down the wall.
(EKA: Episode 1840)
Funny4
Cartoon Funny 4.
(EKA: Episode 1927)
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SCENE 2 Telly recounts the next part of his dream, where he goes to the Fix-It Shop to tell Luis about the genie. Luis has trouble finding a screwdriver, and wishes aloud that he had twenty screwdrivers. Telly decides to use one of his wishes for Luis and makes twenty screwdrivers magically appear on the counter. Luis is amazed, and Telly has him count each of them to make sure there are twenty exactly. The genie briefly pops in to a bewildered Luis. Telly ponders again what happens next.
Greeny!!
Cartoon An orange ball tries to pet a green ball, which growls, scaring him away.
DanzaTennis
Muppets / Celebrity Tony Danza and Big Bird play tennis without a ball, and count twenty hits, while Kevin Clash announces.
(EKA: Episode 2255)
Imagardener
Film Some kids watch a film of a man working in a greenhouse, and try to guess what his job is.
(EKA: Episode 0826)
GroverBoat1
Muppets Grover's rowboat - part 1
Grover and a group of monsters, including Herry Monster, Fenwick and Billy, get into a rowboat. The monsters all gather at one end, causing the boat to tip over and sink.
(EKA: Episode 0425)
ILoveYou-Green
Cartoon A heart that says "I love you" is drawn.
(EKA: Episode 2140)
GroverBoat2
Muppets Grover's rowboat - part 2
The monsters gather on the other end of the boat, and it sinks again.
(EKA: Episode 0425)
Onelittlepenguin
Film A kid recites a poem about adding penguins.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0266)
GroverBoat3
Muppets Grover's rowboat - part 3
The monsters finally spread out over the boat evenly, and row away.
(EKA: Episode 0425)
MeandMyM
Cartoon Me and My M
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1545)
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SCENE 3 Telly gets out of bed and tells the next part of his dream, which takes place at Bob's apartment. Bob tries to play Chopin's "Minute Waltz" on the piano, and expresses how difficult it is, wishing that he could play it just like a concert pianist. Telly uses his second wish to help him do so. Bob is poofed into a tuxedo and is able to play the Chopin piece flawlessly, much to his own shock. The genie reappears, surprising Bob even more.
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SCENE 3 cont'd Telly pauses the telling of his dream momentarily to brush his teeth.
Jjapple
Cartoon Jasper and Julius: Apple
(EKA: Episode 0833)
KermitJoey.Ticklish
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit the Frog and Joey talk about body parts.
Toon.LetterA
Animation A/a (Gordon voice-over)
(EKA: Episode 2253)
IceFishing.Alaska
Film A boy who lives in Alaska narrates a film of himself going ice-fishing with his grandfather and sister.
(EKA: Episode 2375)
4ants
Cartoon Hortense counts four ants.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 2501)
1836o
Muppets Game Show: Say The Word
(EKA: Episode 1484)
Imgointothecity
Cartoon A man talks about going to the city, without noticing he's walking right through it.
(EKA: Episode 0843)
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SCENE 4 In the next part of Telly's dream, Gina is working at Hooper's Store and confesses that she's trying to find someone to go to the dance with her. Telly wishes for her favorite of all to take her to the dance. Rock and roll music starts to play, signaling the arrival of Big Jeffy and Little Chrissy, who musically plead for Gina to invite them. Gina is torn between her choices, so the genie pops in to offer a solution: cooperate, and go to the dance with both of them. She accepts, and ecstatically thanks the genie and Telly.
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SCENE 4 cont'd Telly pauses his dream once more to change out of his pajamas and make his bed.
Horsejigsaw
Cartoon A horse falls apart into a jigsaw puzzle.
(EKA: Episode 0810)
Robinhood.ernie
Muppets Ernie portrays Robin Hood, who is setting up an audition trying to find some merry men.
(EKA: Episode 0729)
Toon.Up.Down.Up.Down
Cartoon Various demonstrations of DOWN and UP
(EKA: Episode 0847)
Film.babylearnstowalk
Film Human and animal babies learn to walk.
(EKA: Episode 2124)
TwoHeadedSpin
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster sounds out the word "Spin" and watch it spin around, getting dizzy in the process.
(EKA: Episode 2595)
Misformoocow
Cartoon M is for Moo
(EKA: Episode 0276)
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SCENE 5 In the last part of his dream, Telly tries to use his last wish on Oscar, who is being his usual grouchy self. Out of frustration, Telly inadvertently wishes for Oscar to be nice to him for just one day. Oscar suddenly becomes cheery and invites Telly for a game of checkers. The genie briefly appears to explain to Telly that he just used his last wish. Telly decides to make the most of it and gives Oscar a hug. And so ends Telly's dream. Back in the present, he then decides to go tell Oscar about it.
Robotwalk
Cartoon A scientist adds legs, feet, then knees to his robot and tells it to walk, but it dances out of shot instead (as does the scientist).
(EKA: Episode 1237)
Sunflowerbells
Film Footage of a sunflower seed factory, where birdseed bells are manufactured.
(EKA: Episode 2208)
NobleOstrich
Cartoon "The Noble Ostrich", a segment about the day-to-day activities of ostriches. Includes an animated appearance by Big Bird.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1056)
Googlebugle
Muppets Kermit the Frog reports on a musical tribute to the "Oogle Family" as performed by Cookie Monster and Old McDougal.
(EKA: Episode 2586)
Typewriter.A
Cartoon The Typewriter: A for airplane
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 0849)
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SCENE 6 Telly tells Oscar about his dream, which turns out to be the same horrible dream that Oscar had. The genie announces the sponsors.


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