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Sesame Street
Plot Telly remains active, even with a cast on his arm
Air date March 17, 1993
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Sponsors U, Z, 0
Syndication
Releases

3098

Picture Segment Description
3098a
SCENE 1
Telly Monster welcomes the viewer to Sesame Street, and displays his arm in a cast. Even though he has a broken arm, there are still some things he can do, such as make a peanut butter sandwich.
3098b

3098c
SCENE 1
cont'd
A flashback sequence is shown: Maria offers to help Telly, but he insists that he doesn't need help, so she leaves him alone. Before long, he realizes how hard it is to open the jar with one hand, scoop the peanut butter out of the jar, and spread it onto the bread. He asks Maria for help on all of those things.
3098d
SCENE 1
cont'd
Back in the present, now that Telly has finished his sandwich, he's ready to eat his banana for dessert. Maria doubts that he can eat it with a broken arm, but he knows how: by eating it like Cookie Monster, peel and all!
Toon.UP
Cartoon
A boy needs a letter U to complete the word UP.
(EKA: Episode 2208)
4116u
Song
"At School", with animation bookended by live-action footage.
(EKA: Episode 2782)
Southamericagrover
Muppets
Waiter Grover: Mr. Johnson eats at an airport restaurant and is on his way to South America. When Grover learns about Mr. Johnson's trip, he gives a big lecture on South America, causing Mr. Johnson to miss his flight.
(EKA: Episode 2616)
Trianglemuseum
Cartoon
A blue triangle looks for his friend in a museum.
(EKA: Episode 1854)
3098e

3098f
SCENE 2
Another thing Telly can do with his broken arm is listen to classical music. Earlier, he imagined Maria helping him play the violin, the cymbals, and the triangle. Finally, he imagines himself as the conductor.
2963-B4
Cartoon
Wilma Wiggins makes the very best of a very silly situation by hiccoughing her way through an opera.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 2963)
Lemurs
Film
Lemurs leap and play in a zoo cage.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0020)
Eskimohome
Muppets
"Home to Me"
(EKA: Episode 2122)
Toon.Goodnight.Haiti.India
Cartoon
How they say "good night" in Haiti and in India.
(EKA: Episode 2492)
Elmo-A
Cast
Elmo, Big Bird, and Gordon star in a commercial for the Alphabet (as if it were a bank).
(EKA: Episode 3060)
3957zf
Animation
The Letter Z in various typefaces.
(EKA: Episode 2855)
Computerfilm
Film
Kids learn how to use a computer at a public school.
(EKA: Episode 1933)
Cat.Telephone.Hubley
Cartoon
A cat catches a TELEPHONE and eats it.
Artists: The Hubleys
(EKA: Episode 2234)
3098g
SCENE 3
Oscar the Grouch advises Telly to think of things he can do with only one hand ("That's my good deed for the year," he remarks). Telly realizes he can knock on Oscar's trash can, wave hello to Oscar, and give him a friendly pat. Oscar shows him that he can also wave goodbye.
2682c
Cartoon
Letter U salesman
(EKA: Episode 0598)
ThinkingOfU
Muppets
The Beetles are "Thinking of U".
CitySquares
Film
Looking for squares in the city (Maria voiceover)
(EKA: Episode 3009)
Gibson
Muppets
Monsterpiece Theater
Mel Gibson plays Hamlet, who keeps repeating "words, words, words" -- but Elmo can't read, so he only looks at "pictures, pictures, pictures".
(EKA: Episode 3047)
ItsMyFeather
Song
A chicken sings "It Ain't Heavy, It's My Feather".
3098h
SCENE 4
Telly talks to Maria and two girls about how hard it is to do certain things with just one hand, such as tying a shoelace and cutting paper with scissors; Maria tells the girls to try it themselves. Finally, Telly mentions something he can do with one arm: play tag!
Soup.0
Cartoon
A boy counts down to 0 as he eats his soup.
(EKA: Episode 2283)
Song.scratchmyback
Muppets
Bip Bipadotta leads "Scratch My Back" as a song about two monsters named Jack and Jill who swear that they will always be there to scratch each other's backs.
(EKA: Episode 2424)
Seesawtoon
cartoon
A small man and a big heavy man observe an imbalance on the seesaw...
(EKA: Episode 1845)
Film.Capoeira
Film
Michael introduces his friend to the Afro-Brazilian martial art Capoeira.
Telephone.RHunt
Cartoon
A man (voice of Richard Hunt) answers the TELEPHONE and gives it to the plant.
(EKA: Episode 2423)
Bestfriendblues
Muppets
Ernie and Snuffy have the "Best Friend Blues".
BoyComputer
Animation
On a computer, a boy draws a sun setting between the mountains.
(EKA: Episode 3059)
2head.CHEESE
Muppets
After sounding out the word "cheese", the Two Headed Monster poses for many pictures.
(EKA: Episode 2749)
Cartoon-takeawayfood
Song
A female voiceover sings about the food that keeps being taken away to make 0.
(EKA: Episode 3026)
Film.Were5
Film
Kids talk about how many things they can do now that they're five years old.
(EKA: Episode 2491)
2096x
Animation
Two balls follow an arrow down a hole.
(EKA: Episode 2096)
KermitMarlena
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Kermit and Marlena observe their knees.
Bongos
Film
Kids play bongo drums loud and soft.
3098i

3098j
SCENE 5
One-armed Telly has figured out another way to say hello to Oscar: by calling him! Oscar hangs up, and Telly waves goodbye as Maria announces the sponsors.


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