Sesame Street
Plot Telly is Grand High Triangle Lover for a Day
Air date March 16, 1992
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Sponsors V, W, 5
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Picture Segment Description
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COLD OPEN Telly shows Gina his triangle collection, when Norman signals the arrival of The Grand High Triangle Lover! The GHTL is taking his annual vacation day and has decided to recruit Telly to replace him for the day. Telly can barely contain his excitement.
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SCENE 1 Telly, now with a GHTL hat and several triangular phones, is told what his task will be - answering triangle questions from all over the world. Telly isn't sure he can handle the responsibility, but takes it up when he sees how stressed the GHTL is from work. Gina even offers to be his assistant.
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SCENE 1 cont'd Telly gets his first call, from a nervous man who isn't sure where the top of his triangle is. Telly assures him any point can be the top; it depends on how he holds it. Telly is proud of how he handled the call and sends Gina away, claiming to not need her help anymore. He begins taking some more calls.
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Song "Playground Map Song"
(EKA: Episode 2680)
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Cartoon Panels flip to reveal different ways things WALK.
(EKA: Episode 0820)
E&Btomuchtv
Muppets Ernie & Bert: On a rainy day, Ernie watches TV, when Bert suggests he do something else, like write a story. Thus, Ernie sets everything out on the table, including pencils, paper, a pencil sharpener, and a wastebasket (which somehow ended up on Bert's head). Ernie is now ready to write a story, but instead, he leaves everything set out for when he gets an idea.
(EKA: Episode 1401)
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Cartoon A dog, a girl and a lizard dance to a bongo beat.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(EKA: Episode 2795)
1090-10 Film Peacock
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0301)
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SCENE 2 Telly now gets a call from a lady monster, who wishes to know what color triangle shower curtains she should use. Telly could care less, but she choses on her own. Telly is interrupted by a man, wanting to know if the shape he has is a triangle (it's a square). Telly tells him it's not and sends him off, as he answers a call from a farmer: which came first - the chicken or the triangle? "Nobody knows the answer to that one," he tells the farmer.
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SCENE 2 cont'd The man comes back with a smaller square, asking if it's a triangle. Telly sets him straight on the issue. He then starts to receive more triangle calls, including another from the monster, wanting to know which washcloth to use.
Phonebooth
Cartoon A hand draws a telephone booth.
(EKA: Episode 0796)
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Muppets The Martians are a "Yip Yip Family."
(EKA: Episode 2774)
Hotdogbun
Animation Stop-motion: what goes in the hot dog bun?
(EKA: Episode 1240)
V-van
Cartoon V for Van (live-action/animation hybrid)
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(EKA: Episode 2292)
Groverkatie
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moments: Grover and Katie think of rhymes.
(EKA: Episode 2291)
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Cartoon A girl sings about the things she can draw, paint, and sculpt.
(EKA: Episode 2429)
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SCENE 3 While a distressed mother depends on Telly to solve a conflict between her two kids, who are fighting over a triangle drawing they made together, the lady monster calls again to ask for his advice on which bath mat she should use.
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SCENE 3
cont'd
Oscar, who loves to handle arguments, suggests they tear it in half. The girl points out to the boy that Oscar was right: there's two of them and only one drawing, ergo, they should go home and make another triangle drawing! The happy family goes home, and the grateful mother kisses the disappointed grouch, who also leaves.
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SCENE 3
cont'd
Right after Oscar leaves, the phones start ringing again, and the lady monster comes to Telly to ask for his advice on which squeaky bath toy to use.
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Cartoon W - wallpaper
(EKA: Episode 0291)
Ssnfsleep
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Prince Charming kisses Sleeping Beauty, intending to wake her up. To his astonishment, she turns into a frog and hops off with Kermit.
(First: Episode 0453)
Willamina
Cartoon W for Wilhelmina
(EKA: Episode 0950)
ListentowhatIsay
Muppets / Celebrity At Birdland, Hoots the Owl and Branford Marsalis (Forrest Wimbledon) perform "Listen and Bounce it Back."
(First: Episode 2834)
5turtles
Animation Five turtles walk across the land.
(First: Episode 2816)
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SCENE 4 Telly is overwhelmed between answering calls and putting official GHTL stamps on letters to club members. Gina and the kids arrive and they call cooperate to get the work done. Telly has Gina stay with him on the phone lines, so that she can deal with the lady monster and her next ridiculous question.
Cartoon ifwedare
Cartoon A poem about changing seasons.
(EKA: Episode 1093)
WhatIsFriendOriginalVersion
Muppets Cookie Monster sings "What is Friend?"
(EKA: Episode 2840)
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Film A percussionist on the beach talks about how rhythm is everywhere, such as in breaking waves, walking and horse galloping.
(EKA: Episode 0172)
Antsonthewindow
Cartoon Young Chris Columbus explores the world of ants - and they, in turn, explore his house.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 2816)
Rainbowfish.5
Muppets The Rainbow Fish counts groups of 5 in the ocean.
(First: Episode 2923)
Doitbymyself
Film "I Can Do It By Myself"
(EKA: Episode 1736)
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SCENE 5 Telly stops everyone from working, remembering a note from the GHTL saying they must watch an important triangle film...
Bridgekeeper.Triangles
Cartoon A young bespectacled man with an accordion asks how much it costs to cross the bridge. The Bridgekeeper says admission is free, but requires that the young man show him three triangles. Two of them are found in the bridgework, and the man uses the bridgekeeper's staff to draw a third triangle in the dirt. Although the bridgekeeper has his order filled, he asks the man to play a tune on his accordion. This additional request takes the young man by surprise, but he is told to do so for the opportunity to cross the bridge.
(EKA: Episode 2254)
RockFlip
Animation A rock does somersaults for its peers, but gets little applause.
(EKA: Episode 2140)
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Cartoon An alien comes across a pair of tree trunks; one with multi-colored leaves, the other without. He finds and grows leaves to mount on the other tree, then strings a hammock between the two.
(EKA: Episode 1451)
CuriousCantata
Cast Live at Sesame Hall, Bob, Maria, and Luis sing "The Curious Cantata" about a bird who asks a lot of questions, played by the ever-curious Big Bird.
(EKA: Episode 2238)
HubleyV02
Cartoon Vitamins give vim, vigor and vitality to a droopy V.
Artist: John Hubley
(EKA: Episode 0914)
2head.milk
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster finishes drinking milk, and doesn't know what to do with the cartons at first, but gets the idea to "recycle" them and play with them like a train.
(EKA: Episode 2838)
Everybodysleeps
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Sleeps."
(First: Episode 0406)
Edit: the shot of a man nodding off and falling out of a chair is replaced with a shot of astronauts on a space shuttle; the audio is also patched up in that area.
Noimage
Cartoon Houses 1-5/5-1 (1:00)
(EKA: Episode 1538)
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SCENE 6 The GHTL and Norm return from vacation and are pleased to see Telly's done an excellent job. So excellent, in fact, that he decides to spend another day on vacation, leaving the club in Telly's hands again! Telly, Gina and the rest struggle with the work (and the lady monster once more) while announcing the sponsors.

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