Sesame Street
Plot Monster detectives
repeat of 2699
Air date December 4, 1991
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Sponsors L, V, 2
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2699

Picture Segment Description
Noimage
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!
Detective.Linedots
Cartoon A detective follows a path on the street which consists of a straight line, followed by dots. He finds out that the truck that paints the dividing road lines happens to sputter every few feet, which is where the dots come from.
(EKA: Episode 2292)
DrawingDaiXi
Film A girl draws a picture of her friend, Dai Xi.
(First: Episode 2791)
RebelLsong
Muppets "Rebel L"
(EKA: Episode 2505)
L.Lizard.CliffRoberts
Cartoon L for life, love, lizard, leap and lump
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 2003)
Greenhouseeffect
Film In time-lapse footage, a construction crew builds a house and paints it green, and a family moves into it.
(EKA: Episode 1230)
2train
Cartoon Train #2
(EKA: Episode 0536)
Noimage
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!
3141y
Song "Take Care of That Smile"
(EKA: Episode 2745)
1710zb
Cartoon A snake displays shapes, which are identified in Spanish.
(EKA: Episode 1710)
3956n
Cast Maria and Luis perform "You Say Hola and I Say Hola."
(EKA: Episode 2062)
TalkingTV
Cartoon A little girl leaves everything on in the house, until the TV set recites a poem about sharing electricity.
(First: Episode 2845)
EB.imaginethepark
Muppets Ernie & Bert: Bert regrets not being able to go to the park today like Ernie did, but Ernie helps him imagine a quiet day at the park -- which has more noises than Bert expected, even at night.
(EKA: Episode 2403)
V-van
Cartoon V for Van (live-action/animation hybrid)
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(EKA: Episode 2292)
Noimage
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!
Chickens.trees
Cartoon A pig sings "There Are Chickens in the Trees" until a rooster tells him that chickens don't live in trees.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1394)
TwoHeadedSpin
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster sounds out the word "Spin" and watch it spin around, getting dizzy in the process.
(EKA: Episode 2595)
2776FrogFilm
Film A male frog hops around and bulges his throat.
(EKA: Episode 0543)
2107.Lion
Cartoon L for locomotive, letter, lamp, light, lion, lettuce, lips
(EKA: Episode 2107)
Squeal of Fortune title

Patplayjacks
Muppets Prairie Dawn and The Count are contestants on "Squeal of Fortune."
(EKA: Episode 2331)
Number2.ChrisHinton
Cartoon A man points to the number 2 on a door, and counts 2 of his fingers (and 2 dinosaurs).
Artist: Chris Hinton
Noimage
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.
Cecille-brushdown
Animation Cecille sings "Brushin' Down the Doggies."
(EKA: Episode 2862)
Khome.teeth
Muppets Grover's Health Minute: Kermit the Frog and Grover talk about teeth. Grover notices that Kermit does not have any teeth at all, so he puts a pair of teeth in Kermit's mouth. Grover says to see a "tooth checker," to eat crunchy things like bananas and to clean teeth with a "tooth comb."
(EKA: Episode 2682)
ViolinV
Cartoon V for violin
(EKA: Episode 2475)
Waterfountain
Song "Drink of Water"
(EKA: Episode 2826)
Hubley.Cat
Cartoon A girl tries to lure her cat out from under the chair so she can pick him up.
Artists: The Hubleys
(EKA: Episode 0721)
2485v
Muppets Ernie & Bert: Ernie is confused when he sees Bert playing checkers with his pigeon, Bernice. Ernie thinks it's amazing that a pigeon can play checkers, but Bert thinks it is no big deal, because Bernice has only beaten Bert in two out of ten games.
(EKA: Episode 1227)
Findflamingos
Animation Can you find the flamingos?
(First: Episode 2791)
Noimage
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).
Super2
Cartoon Super 2 solves problems by doubling things.
(EKA: Episode 2365)
Film.Kids.dancing
Film Children dance to different rhythms from around the world.
(EKA: Episode 2499)
Fishbowl
Cartoon A boy puts together a fishbowl, and watches his fish swim around in it.
(EKA: Episode 2212)
Charlie and Louie
Muppets Charlie is lost and finds a policeman. It's his Uncle Louie, but he doesn't recognize him in uniform. Without the uniform on, Charlie asks Uncle Louie to find him a policeman.
(First: Episode 0135)
InOutBarrel
Cartoon A blue man demonstrates in and out with the help of a barrel.
(EKA: Episode 2363)
Song.HandTalk
Song 14 Karat Soul sings “Hand Talk."
(First: Episode 2622)
4111zc
Animation A piece of paper floats down onto a table, then folds itself into a paper crane, which flies away.
Lake song
Song "(Sittin' On) A Boat on a Lake"
(First: Episode 2807)
2699-Close
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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