Sesame Street
Plot Telly asks a question
Air date May 5, 1992
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Written by David Korr
Sponsors B, S, 15
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Mr. Handford witnesses Big Bird and the kids pretending they are a train as they drive past Hooper's Store. Big Bird functions as the locomotive, as well as the caboose.
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Cartoon A hand draws a bridge, which a train crosses.
(EKA: Episode 0812)
Zydeco
Muppets "It's Zydeco"
(First: Episode 2666)
3976s
Cartoon Mary Shaboom reluctantly moves to a new house, and muses about the consequences.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2959)
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Film A figure skater illustrates forward and backward.
(EKA: Episode 0600)
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Cartoon An animated number 15 sings "How Hard It Is to Be 15" to a child who is trying to count from 1 to 20, but can't remember 15.
(EKA: Episode 2754)
Londonguard
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
In London, Kermit tries to talk about the London Fog, but is interrupted by the London Frog, a Grenadier Guardsman carrying "The Famous London Log," and a London Hog. By the time he's ready to talk, the Fog has evaporated, and the others gather around to dance the London Clog.
(EKA: Episode 2404)
2963-A9
Film Colored sand forms the letter B and a boat.
(EKA: Episode 2503)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird introduces today's snuffle puppet show starring Gus, who will demonstrate feelings.
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Cartoon A cowboy sings about "Feelings That Are Real."
(EKA: Episode 0954)
2963-B5
Film Two apples balance on a block seesaw.
(EKA: Episode 2176)
Hubley.snake
Cartoon A voice asks a face if it's aware of the letter S, and it is revealed that the face belongs to a snake.
Artists: The Hubleys
(EKA: Episode 0304)
Monkeysfilmpianomusic
Film Chimps running around (piano music)
(First: Episode 2493)
Eeh,arh,erh,EXERCISE
Cartoon Three scribbles exercise.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 1579)
Song.handscando
Muppets The Count sings about the things hands can do.
2963-C5
Cartoon Lillian is proud because she climbed a mountain all by herself.
Artist: Craig Bartlett
(First: Episode 2749)
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SCENE 3 Snuffy has brought his banged-up-beyond-recognition lunch box to the Fix-It Shop and describes in length how it wound up like that. Luis tells him there's no way he can fix it and suggests he get a new lunch box just like it. Snuffy points out one key problem - the broken lunch box already has his lunch in it.
RubberStamp15
Animation Rubber Stamp #15
(First: Episode 2945)
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Film Elmo narrates as kids demonstrate on and off with a park bench.
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Muppets The Martians are a "Yip Yip Family."
(First: Episode 2724)
Coyotebeads
Animation Native American bead designs display some wild animals, which have Indian names.
(First: Episode 2972)
Mpiece.angrymen
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: 12 Angry Men
Ah-ah-choo
Cartoon "Big Sneeze" - a man destroys everything in his path when he sneezes.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(EKA: Episode 2774)
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SCENE 4 Telly confirms with Lillian that asking questions is a good way of finding out information. He wonders what question he could ask and his long-winded explanation of why he needs to think of one prompts him to ask, "Do you think I'm being silly, Lillian?" He realizes he's wasted his question on something he already knew and tries to think of another.
MotherBrownFarm
Cartoon "Mother Brown's Farm (Number Fifteen Song)"
(First: Episode 2693)
AstronautGirl
Film Amelia pretends she's an astronaut.
(First: Episode 2918)
ListentowhatIsay
Muppets / Celebrity At Birdland, Hoots the Owl and Branford Marsalis (Forrest Wimbledon) perform "Listen and Bounce it Back."
(First: Episode 2834)
Monsternewspaper
Cartoon A man demonstrates what newspapers are made of, and finds an ad for "One slightly used monster."
(First: Episode 2919)
Adventuresofprairiedawn

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Muppets The Adventures of Prairie Dawn
Prairie turns off the television to save energy.
Letter.B.green.red
Cartoon B for boats, bouquet, baby, bonnet, etc.
(EKA: Episode 1703)
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SCENE 5 Lillian tells Mr. Handford about her recent experience with Telly, who returns with a question - will an apple float if you put it in water? Lillian won't answer and encourages him to find the answer out on his own. Mr. Handford provides him with an apple and a bowl of water. Telly is happy to get an answer and asks himself a question - how many bites will it take to eat the entire apple?
S-Snail
Cartoon S for Snail
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1220)
Frieda
Muppets "We Got a Brand New Baby"
(EKA: Episode 2004)
Word.TOY
Animation The word TOY is displayed, followed by a wind-up drum-playing panda.
FullGym
Film A ferry terminal switches from empty to full.
(First: Episode 2968)
ZooEscape
Cartoon A crocodile, snake, and kangaroo all cooperate to escape from the zoo and get ice cream.
(EKA: Episode 2571)
Antarctica
Muppets As a Sesame Street Travel Tip, a pair of Anything Muppets sing about the latest travel destination, Antarctica!
(First: Episode 2938)
Cartoon.recycle-jars
Cartoon Three mayonnaise jars follow three different paths after they leave the factory.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2762)
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Film Growing Numbers #15
(First: Episode 2971)
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SCENE 6 Telly concludes that it took 43 bites to eat the apple and now wonders how many sips it will take to finish a large, strawberry milkshake. Mr. Handford starts to make one as Telly and Lillian announce the sponsors.


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