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Sesame Street
Plot Telly and Big Bird play hide-and-seek
Air date April 26, 1993
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Sponsors B, T, 8
Syndication
Releases

3126

Picture Segment Description
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COLD OPEN
Big Bird and Telly announce that today we’ll see the letters “T” (for treasure) and “B” (for beetles), and the number 8 (for 8 balls of fur). They also announce that they’ll be playing hide-and-seek, with Big Bird hiding (and giving out clues to where he is).
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SCENE 1
Telly is about to count until Gordon stops by to talk. He’s going to the Fix-It Shop so Maria can repair his broken telephone. Telly comes up with a funny rhyme for him before he leaves, and a a girl named Caitlin arrives to give Telly his first clue in poem form. Telly must find the word that rhymes: “It’s too big for a pot or pan. / For your next clue, go to Oscar's _____.”
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SCENE 1 cont’d
Telly rushes over to Oscar's can, where he runs into Luis, who’s also going to the Fix-It Shop. A girl named Zelda pops out of Oscar’s can, where she delivers Telly’s second clue: “One, two, three, four / If you want your next clue, go to Hooper's _____.”
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SCENE 1 cont'd
Telly goes to Hooper's Store, where Mr. Handford is delivering coffee to Maria (something that Mr. Handford makes very clear to Telly). Marcus gives Telly another clue: “You’re getting close, and soon I’ll see ya. / You’ll find me with someone you know named _____.” Nearby at the Fix-It Shop, an Anything Muppet deliverywoman is looking for Maria, and Telly… runs off to find his Aunt Leah.
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SCENE 1 cont'd
Meanwhile, Big Bird (hidden behind the counter in the Fix-It Shop) wonders where Telly’s going.
Hideandseek.bluered
Cartoon
Two dots play hide-and-seek amongst different shaped blocks.
(EKA: Episode 0833)
CookiediscoTV
Muppets
Cookie Monster sings "Cookie Disco."
(EKA: Episode 1093)
3993r
Cartoon
Jim Thurman sings "Calcutta Joe."
Animation by Buzzco Associates, Inc.
(EKA: Episode 2492)
E&Bcircles
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Ernie lies in bed and starts talking about how a square looks like and how many lines it has, then goes on to compare a square with a triangle, then starts to ponder about how many sides a circle has. He goes to sleep just as Bert is about to attempt to answer the question, and Bert ends up not being able to sleep.
(EKA: Episode 0239)
Circles.funkymusic
Film / Animation
Circles of all kinds are displayed as funky rap music plays.
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SCENE 2
Big Bird and Marcus come up with an easier clue for Telly: “When I clean the floor, I use a mop. / If you want to find me, come to the _____.” However, when Marcus gives him the clue, Telly goes to the bus stop on the corner.
BusStop.Verbitsky
Cartoon
A woman displays a BUS STOP sign to a crowd.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(EKA: Episode 2505)
PDarton.BusStopSign
Muppets
Polly Darton sings "Waitin' at the Bus Stop Sign for You."
(EKA: Episode 2578)
Toon.Hannah
Cartoon
A poem about Hannah and Anna who lead similar lives in the city and the country.
Thebeetles
Muppets
The Beetles perform "Letter B."
(EKA: Episode 1845)
3962g
Animation
Pencil Box B / b
(EKA: Episode 3040)
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SCENE 3
Savion meets up with a flustered Telly, who explains why he’s so upset. He goes over all of the rhyming clues he was given, and Savion points out something that at first confused him: a series of arrows that lead directly to the Fix-It Shop. Telly decides to put all of the clues to together, and figures out the answer. “Big Bird is with Maria at the library!” (The Fix-It Shop door looks just like the library’s door.)
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)
2096h
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Grover asks Maya to help him follow an arrow. The arrow keeps changing direction until Grover falls down, exhausted.
(EKA: Episode 2096)
FloatingKids.smallT
Film
The floating kids make a small T.
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Muppets
Four lambs sing about how they always add up to four.
(EKA: Episode 2980)
¡Cuatro!
Film
A girl who lives in El Salvador plays a counting game with her class, which involves running around and getting into groups of a number when it is called.
(First: Episode 3012)
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SCENE 4
Walking down the street, Telly asks the viewer to watch a movie about aardvarks as he rests.
Aardvark edited
Song
Joe Raposo sings "I'm an Aardvark."
Re-filmed version
(EKA: Episode 0941)
OG.8buttons
Cartoon
8 buttons are counted on a monkey's shirt.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(EKA: Episode 2407)
8 balls of fur
Muppets
Little Chrissy sings "Eight Balls of Fur."(EKA: Episode 2883)
Whatsmissing.baby
Cartoon
What's missing? (a baby)
(EKA: Episode 2630)
Song.birdcallboogie
Insert
Hoots does "The Birdcall Boogie" with Gina, Mike and some kids.
(EKA: Episode 2644)
T-treasure
Cartoon
T for treasure (Jim Thurman VO)
(EKA: Episode 2234)
Camp02

Camp.Island
Muppets
Camp Wannagohoma: Grover tries to teach his campers (including Roosevelt Franklin) about what an island is, but he gets his vocabulary mixed up. He also fails to notice when the campers board the motorboat for lunch, leaving him stranded.
(EKA: Episode 2979)
Film.Lake
Film / Animation
Lake (time-lapse)
(EKA: Episode 2887)
4027w
Cartoon
Fish form capital and lowercase T's.
Ilovetrash
Muppets
Oscar sings "I Love Trash."
(EKA: Episode 2980)
Bforbat
Cartoon
Small letter b (ball/bat)
(EKA: Episode 2122)
Bwords.white
Animation
B for bounce, break, blue, boat
Susansarandon
Muppets / Celebrity
On a rainy night, the Count brings Susan Sarandon to a locked castle. He knocks on the door just for the sake of counting the knocks, until it's revealed that the castle is his own. He then proceeds to unlock the numerous locks.
(EKA: Episode 2615)
3142n
Cartoon
A mother sings the story of how water travels down the drain and becomes rain.
(EKA: Episode 2955)
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SCENE 5
Telly thinks he needs help, and decides to ask Maria. He finally gets to the Fix-It Shop, where Big Bird surprises him and all of the answers to the clues finally dawn on him. He instantly faints when Big Bird (who announces the sponsors) wants to play another game.


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