Sesame Street
Plot Telly's old tuba
Air date January 12, 1990
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Written by John Weidman
Directed by Emily Squires
Sponsors C, E, 3

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Luis greets the viewer, when he hears a strange noise from Oscar's trash can. Oscar is going "Grouch fishing" in his pool, using some fishbones thrown out from Hooper's Store. He asks Luis to measure his catches; he first catches two, one-footers, then emerges with a two-foot fish skeleton.
OG.3owls
Cartoon Three owls blink.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(EKA: Episode 2366)
Ernie-ernestine
Muppets Ernie talks about the differences between himself and his cousin, Ernestine. He can't find anything that they have in common -- until he hears Ernestine laugh.
(EKA: Episode 2123)
Splasho.top
Cartoon The Magnificent Splasho goes from the top of the ladder to the bottom of the water tank.
(First: Episode 0655)
Fay.3balls
Video Fay demonstrates addition by placing 3 balls on a table.
Artist: William Wegman
(First: Episode 2615)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird and Snuffy play pirate, when Maria asks them to entertain Gabi while she makes a quick run back to the apartment. They struggle to find an age-appropriate pretending game they can play. They resolve to pretend to be babysitters, but find it resembles their real-life situation too closely.
ElNumeroTres
Animation El numero tres (Luis V.O.)
(EKA: Episode 2222)
Onmypond
Muppets Kermit sings "On My Pond."
(EKA: Episode 2356)
Cat-toon
Cartoon C for Cat
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 1141)
MrsBush-PetesChair
Celebrtiy Barbara Bush reads Peter's Chair to Big Bird, The Count and the kids.
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.
(First: Episode 0763)
LGS
Muppets Grover applies to be a lifeguard, demonstrating to the employer that he has what it takes. He soon learns that there's only one thing he needs: swimming lessons.
(EKA: Episode 2509)
Film-Invitation
Film Some kids receive a party invitation and follow the map to find where it's being held.
Jazzyspies3
Cartoon "Jazz #3"
(First: Episode 0002)
In this airing, the segment ends on a freeze frame of the numbers, instead of them enveloping the frame.
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SCENE 3 Telly shows Bob the new tuba he's received, as his old one was flattened during a game of musical chairs with Big Bird and Snuffy. He confesses that he feels sad about having to throw it away, when Bob recalls a similar situation last year, when Telly outgrew his favorite pair of Bermuda shorts and gave them to Elmo. Telly gets the idea and gives his old tuba to Bob, certain he'll enjoy it.
1706i2
Film Sounds Around the House with Violin
(First: Episode 1706)
E-shriek
Cartoon A door opens behind a mouse, who shrieks when she sees the E.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 0720)
2341o
Muppets A shark sings about his "Perfectly Pearl-White Teeth."
(First: Episode 1446)
C- Cap
Cartoon C for cap (oversized cap)
(EKA: Episode 0154)
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SCENE 4 Having been given the tuba back from Bob, Telly intends to give the tuba to baby Gabi. He waits for her to return from the store with Maria and watches as Luis installs some guard rails to their stove, to prevent Gabi from burning herself. Telly points out some other fixtures Gabi might hurt herself on, but Luis points out the ways they've already made those safe. Luis goes to meet Maria at the store, while Telly stays behind to think of a way to baby-proof his tuba.
3peas
Cartoon Hortense counts 3 peas.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 2519)
3187c
Film Two kids watch as a veterinarian fixes a baby robin's wing, then lets it go.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 2292)
Crocodile2.IshuPatel
Animation It's a crocodile
Artist: Ishu Patel
(EKA: Episode 1663)
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SCENE 5 The Rodriquez family returns and hears Telly's ridiculous explanation for why he's baby-proofed his tuba gift. Maria points out the ways his plan is ineffective and convinces him to keep the tuba for sentimental reasons.
Boyflowers
Cartoon A boy's friends bring him flowers to cheer him up, not knowing that he's allergic to them.
(EKA: Episode 2179)
LetterofDayPageant
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts the Letter of the Day Pageant.
(EKA: Episode 2212)
Toon.TopBottom
Cartoon A fat man and a small man demonstrate top and bottom.
(EKA: Episode 0833)
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SCENE 6 Telly reminisces about the times he had with his tuba. He imagines it can talk, as the tuba waxes on about their various escapades.
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Cartoon A man saws a letter E through the wall.
(EKA: Episode 0409)
E&B--Painting
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie is painting a portrait of Bert, but paints Bert with curly hair, glasses and a beard. When Bert gets angry about this, Ernie takes him behind the easel and puts curly hair, glasses and a beard on Bert.
(EKA: Episode 0683)
Mountaingoats
Cartoon Two groups of mountain goats try to pass each other on a mountain road.
(First: Episode 0780)
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SCENE 7 Maria and Luis listen as Telly plays his tuba for Gabi. The sponsors are announced by the imaginary voice of Telly's old tuba.



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