Sesame Street
Plot Telly joins Jelani and Company
Air date February 5, 1991
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Written by Sonia Manzano
Sponsors D, Q, 11
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Telly sees Jelani and some teens heading toward the Fix-It Shop. Maria tells him that Jelani and his friends (Duane, Lamar and Tyrone) have formed their own company, "Jelani and Company," to raise money by helping people, and she's hired them to clean out her back room. Telly asks the teens if he can join too and they accept, assign him to find a safe place for their books and jackets while they start to clean.
4131zf
Cartoon Rap #11
(EKA: Episode 2598)
Blindclass.produce
Film A blind class goes on a field trip downtown, and visits a produce stand.
(EKA: Episode 2777)
0871k
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moments: Herry and John-John observe a letter Q.
(First: Episode 0571)
Qballoon
Cartoon Q/q (balloons)
(EKA: Episode 2495)
Cap008
Insert Three of these kids are wearing winter gear in the cold, but one is not.
(EKA: Episode 0973)
3150r
Muppets "Sounds of Our Lives": Dirk tries to pop Deirdre the question, but keeps getting interrupted by sounds, like an alarm clock or a train passing through the house... until he gives up and makes the sound of a slamming door.
(EKA: Episode 2763)
Followsnake
Cartoon A snake has a knot in his middle, and he can't find his end. The detective helps the snake find his end ... playing drums in a band.
(EKA: Episode 2691)
Noimage
SCENE 2 Telly informs the viewer about the word "important" by showing how his current task, holding the door open, is important. He inadvertently traps Tyrone and his box inside, then causes him to spill it once he gets out.
Daddy-Slips
Cartoon A man slips on his daughter's skate, and she points out that it makes him feel angry.
(EKA: Episode 1141)
Bigkidscry
Muppets "Big Kids Cry"
(EKA: Episode 1710)
DrawingCarey
Film A boy draws a picture of his friend, Kerry.
(First: Episode 2776)
Wordfromchicken
Cast "A word from your local chicken" - A nerdy Gordon interprets a chicken's words.
(EKA: Episode 2646)
Ddart
Cartoon D-dart
(EKA: Episode 0292)
Katiesfamily
Film Katie is going to be a big sister.
(First: Episode 2769)
Deedeedee
Muppets Ernie sings "Dee, Dee, Dee" as Cookie Monster hastily demonstrates each D word.
(EKA: Episode 0344)
MartyChair
Animation Marty the chair keeps bumping into things, until he finds his glasses. "See ya later!"
(EKA: Episode 2233)
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SCENE 3 Mr. Handford comes over to let Telly know that his mother has called for him on the phone. Telly lets go of the door, trapping Tyrone in again. Telly wonders how he can do his job and answer the phone. He leaves Mr. Handford holding the door while he goes to Hooper's Store. Mr. Handford doesn't understand what's happening and goes to the store to find out, shutting the door on Tyrone.
Pinball11
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #11
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1034)
SSNews.divorcedbird
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit interviews a bird who sings about how her parents still love her even though they don't live together anymore (though it is not directly stated whether her parents are divorced or separated).
(First: Episode 2695)
1736w
Film A saxophone is made in a factory, while a solo saxophone underscores the process.
(First: Episode 1446)
Dalmatiand
Film D is a very useful letter -- there are animals, jobs and hobbies that begin with D.
(EKA: Episode 0397)
Jayleno-motorcycle
Insert Jay Leno describes what he has to do before going for a ride on his motorcycle. Big Bird shows up to pull him around on a tricycle instead.
SpanishBodyPartSong
Film Body parts song sung in Spanish.
(EKA: Episode 1457)
Gorflach
Cartoon Roxanne and Violet Gorflatch are alike in many ways, but different in others.
(EKA: Episode 2352)
Pageant-seed
Muppets Pageant: How a flower grows
Gladys the Cow stars as a seed. Ernie plays a rain cloud and Herry Monster is the sun, whose attentions cause the seed to bloom into a flower.
(EKA: Episode 2459)
1091-24
Film Two birds
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0309)
Qthatfunnything
Cartoon Q -- that funny looking thing.
(First: Episode 0131)
2059g
Muppets Grover compares himself and the viewer, noting how much they are alike (except for the viewer's lack of blue fur).
(EKA: Episode 2059)
Song.11Morning
Cartoon "It's A Lovely Eleven Morning"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(EKA: Episode 0514)
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SCENE 4 Tyrone has forgiven Telly (and Mr. Handford) and sends him to Hooper's to get milk for all of them. Telly makes certain he won't screw this up and confirms he has not only the milk, but four containers. When he returns to the guys, they point out he's made a mistake - he forgot a carton for himself. Duane offers to share his with Telly.
SignManMilk
Cartoon A man rearranges a LIMK sign to make the word "MILK".
(EKA: Episode 1188)
Lake song
Song "(Sittin' On) A Boat on a Lake"
SmallestCookie
Muppets Two Anything Muppet kids argue over a cookie. Cookie Monster arrives and says that the smallest person should get the cookie, and then, as the kids argue over which one is smaller, Cookie Monster shrinks himself.
(EKA: Episode 0592)
PsychABC
Cartoon Psychedelic alphabet
(EKA: Episode 0872)
Applecider
Film A group of kids pick apples in an orchard, and take them into the cider mill to make apple cider.
(EKA: Episode 2475)
Clumsyhole
Cartoon Christopher Clumsy jumps over a hole and says that he fooled the viewer. He then walks into a wall.
(First: Episode 0440)
Noimage
SCENE 5 Maria and Gabi return to the store and Maria is pleased with their work. The teens muse about what they'll be when they grow up; Jelani claims he can hire them all when he becomes the governor (then President). They reward Telly for his help with a cut of their pay (a dollar), then head off. Telly hopes that when he becomes a teenage monster, he can start his own company too and help people.


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