Sesame Street
Plot Telly the Dad
Air date February 8, 1991
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Written by Emily Perl Kingsley
Sponsors T, W, 12
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Picture Segment Description
TellyTheDad
SCENE 1 Telly pretends that he is a dad, with Freddy as his son. He muses about being a real father one day and sings "Telly the Dad" with three back-up monsters.
2257zf
Cartoon What if I looked like George Washington...
(EKA: Episode 1428)
ArizonaSchool
Film Two Navajo kids go to school in Arizona. This year, Dante enters pre-school.
(EKA: Episode 2680)
WLovers
Muppets Bert sing the national anthem for The National Association of W Lovers.
(First: Episode 0366)
1710m
Cartoon Gloria talks about 'W'
(EKA: Episode 1201)
MariaChaplin.ShirtsTowels
Cast A voiceover instructs Charlie Chaplin (Maria) where to put the shirts and the towels.
(EKA: Episode 0986)
3161t
Cartoon A kid voice-over says, "Ocean," as a fish is seen swimming in the ocean.
(First: Episode 2670)
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2810-Irvine02
SCENE 2 Telly observes Oscar trying to get Irvine to take her nap, something fathers will usually do. Oscar uses reverse psychology to get her to sleep. Telly has Freddy take his nap too and launches into another verse of "Telly the Dad."
TLSG.sleep
Animation Teeny Little Superguy shows his friend Harry the importance of sleep.
(EKA: Episode 2546)
Stack12cans
Cartoon A supermarket worker stacks 12 cans, which keep collapsing every time someone grabs one.
(EKA: Episode 0947)
Song.Family
Song Joe Raposo sings "Families."
(EKA: Episode 0592)
Squeal of Fortune title

Patplayjacks
Muppets Prairie Dawn and The Count are contestants on "Squeal of Fortune."
(EKA: Episode 2331)
Shadowpuppetdog
Film A man makes a shadow puppet of a dog.
(EKA: Episode 1200)
2269c
Cartoon Gordon's Voiceover 'T/t': Two caterpillars form T and t.
(EKA: Episode 2269)
Noimage
SCENE 3 Telly tries to read Freddy a story, but makes Freddy act insubordinate and demand something to eat instead. Telly sings another verse of "Telly the Dad" and takes Freddy to get a snack from Hooper's Store.
2356-25
Cartoon Snacks on Parade: Peanut Butter
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1428)
2125k
Film In stop-motion, a boy makes landscapes out of sand and water.
(EKA: Episode 2125)
2682q
Muppets Clementine and some cowboys sing "I'm a Real Cowboy" to Forgetful Jones to remind him of what he is.
(First: Episode 1965)
1091-18
Film Empty / full classroom (time-lapse)
(EKA: Episode 1091)
Wilbur
Cartoon W for Wilbur
(EKA: Episode 0433)
Jayleno-sittingin
Celebrity When Johnny can't play "One of These Things" with Big Bird, Jay Leno fills in.
(EKA: Episode 2408)
ChairSIT
Cartoon A chair displays the word SIT, and a beast sits on him.
(EKA: Episode 1374)
ItSoonGetsDone
Muppets "Daddy Helps with the Dishes" - three families sing about how they help each other doing chores, cooking and homework.
(EKA: Episode 2223)
3Turtles
Cartoon Three turtles present the letter T.
(EKA: Episode 2223)
Coconutgather.old
Film A boy climbs up a tree to gather coconuts.
(EKA: Episode 1125)
Toon.somemoremost.hair
Cartoon I've got some (hair), I've got more, but I've got the most.
(EKA: Episode 0846)
TheHeartofaFrog
Muppets Kermit the Frog goes to see his doctor, who listens to his heart. Describing what he hears as "groovy", the doctor sings "Heart of a Frog" about different kinds of noises (backed by frog nurses)
(First: Episode 2650)
2257g
Cartoon A white boy hangs out with his Latino friend.
(EKA: Episode 2257)
SnuffyAlice.littleABC
Muppets Snuffy says the "big alphabet," while Alice says the "little alphabet."
(First: Episode 2553)
2362-Telefono
Cartoon T es para telefono
(EKA: Episode 0814)
Yipyipphone
Muppets The Martians find a telephone.
(EKA: Episode 0409)
WhoYouLookinAtTiger.Refilmed
Song David sings "Who You Looking At, Tiger?"
Re-filmed version
(First: Episode 2525)
Watson
Muppets Mysterious Theater
Sherlock Hemlock is commissioned to find the shape of a circle in an antique castle before time runs out at 5:00. Watson does his best to point out that the face of a clock is the shape of a circle.
(First: Episode 2706)
3853-26
Cartoon The Bellhop must make 12 wake-up calls.
(First: Episode 2529)
2538.Kidsballoon
Film In a gymnasium, a teacher and some kids play catch with a balloon.
(EKA: Episode 1207)
2356-9
Cartoon In rhyme, a man points out animals who stole and/or ruined his clothing.
(EKA: Episode 0971)
Noimage
SCENE 4 Telly finds Gordon and Luis playing in the yard with Miles and Gabi. Telly lets Freddy play with them too and talks "business" with his fellow dads.


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