Sesame Street
Plot Monster detectives
Air date March 8, 1990
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Sponsors L, V, 2
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Telly and Elmo pretend to be detectives, though Telly wants to quit, as there aren't any mysteries on Sesame Street to solve. Elmo tries to make mysteries out of some nearby sounds, but Telly is quick to point out the sources. They don't hear anything after that and wonder why...that means a mystery!
SCENE 2 Elmo starts their mystery search in the Arbor, though Telly isn't convinced there is a mystery around. Elmo has him run around and look for clues fast and slowly. Telly doesn't understand how this finds a mystery; Elmo responds that it doesn't - it's just fun!
SCENE 3 At Hooper's Store, Elmo decides to split up to cover more ground. Telly admits to Gina that he doesn't want to play detective anymore, but is unsure about telling Elmo. She convinces him to confess how he feels when Elmo returns. Elmo understands how Telly feels and agrees to play whatever he wants now. Telly doesn't have any ideas and runs off to find one. Elmo wonders what it could be - a mystery at last!
SCENE 4 Telly returns to Hooper's with a board with four quadrants - three have trios of boats and one has a single boat, leading to a round of "One of These Things." Elmo gets the right answer and believes the game was very similar to a mystery. Telly says it was a different kind of mystery - with a song.
SCENE 5 Since Telly doesn't want to be a detective anymore, Elmo has a new partner - Detective Jonathan. Together, the look at a picture and find the animals embedded into the artwork. Afterwards, Elmo has him find something else - Elmo (for hide and seek).
SCENE 6 Gina joins Detectives Elmo and Jonathan as they sit and wait for a very important sound. The sound turns out to be the closing theme, which means they can wave goodbye. Telly announces the sponsors.

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