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Sesame Street
Plot Telly is "Yes Man!"
Air date March 4, 1994
Season Season 25 (1993-1994)
Sponsors E, Z, 12

3210

Picture Segment Description
3210a
COLD OPEN
Big Bird announces the sponsors as Telly bounces by on his pogo stick, repeating "Yes!" Big Bird explains to Savion that Telly is pretending that he's "Yes Man," a superhero who always says, "Yes!" Big Bird is also playing his assistant and the two go off to look for those in trouble (scored by a play on the Batman TV theme).
3210b
SCENE 1
Savion asks the two how they came up with such a silly game. Big Bird explains it was in a book Ruthie read them and he calls her over to read it. She begins reading them "The Adventures of Yes Man..."
3210c

3210d
SCENE 1 cont'd
In the story, a king suffers several misfortunes from his servants, as the only answer he can give is "no." Suddenly, he's visited by a superhero, Yes Man, who teaches him how to say "yes" instead and keep his pesky servants at bay.
3210e
SCENE 1 cont'd
Following the story, Savion questions Big Bird's role, as Yes Man didn't have an assistant in the book. Big Bird states he got the job just by asking (and Telly is unable to decline).
YESMachine
Cartoon
A man shows the viewers his "YES" machine.
(EKA: Episode 1141)
Raposo.Goat
Song
Sesame Street Creature Feature: Joe Raposo sings "The Goat."
(EKA: Episode 2366)
4140-schoolsupplies
Animation
Writing utensils form the upper and lowercase letter E.
(EKA: Episode 3092)
Ornate E's
Song
Ornate E's go easing by to a song.
(EKA: Episode 3071)
PlanetE
Animation
Planet E / e
(EKA: Episode 2840)
Small-er-est
Animation
Three balls compare sizes. An orange ball (voiced by Daws Butler) boasts that he's the smallest, until his little brother comes onto the scene.
3210f
SCENE 2
Yes Man and his assistant asks Savion if he needs help. He declines, wondering how saying "Yes" all the time can help anyone. They then come across a little girl having trouble playing her recorder. By saying "Yes," they're able to instill some confidence in her and she is able to properly play her scales.
Antelopes.YES
Film
Antelopes nod "yes."
Music by Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0822)
4134u
Animation
Cecille sings "I'm Gonna Get to You."
(EKA: Episode 2951)
Girlfamilyportrait
Film
A girl dances her way into her family portrait.
(EKA: Episode 3119)
Toon.ZigZag
Cartoon
Zig...zag...zoom...zoo.
(EKA: Episode 0307)
Song.zigzagdance-original
Muppets
"Zig Zag Dance"
(EKA: Episode 2955)
PovertyZ
Muppets
Poverty Z
(First: Episode 0085)
Fay.Greenelephant
Film
Fay Ray dresses up as a "green elephant," a moose, and "Kermit the dog."
(EKA: Episode 2639)
3210-Monty
SCENE 3
Monty asks Nathan a few silly "yes" and "no" questions.
Dog-YES
Cartoon
A dog answers "Yes" to every question.
(EKA: Episode 1246)
Yufka
Film
Kids narrate a film about how Yufka, a Turkish flat-bread, is made.
(EKA: Episode 3060)
Yellowflower
Animation
Yellow drops don't want to play with a red ball at first, but they make a good flower together.
(EKA: Episode 2417)
AlphabetRap01

AlphabetRap02
Muppets
Ferlinghetti Donizetti delivers "The Easy Rhythm Rappin' Alphabet" while Grover displays his super smooth break-dance moves.
(EKA: Episode 2234)
1041Zebra
Cartoon
Z for zebra and zoo
(EKA: Episode 0307)
Ball.brickwall
Animation
A ball looks for its match on a brick wall.
(EKA: Episode 2493)
3210g
SCENE 4
Savion continues trying to do homework, when he's interrupted yet again by Yes Man, who will now say "Yes" 40 times. Savion requests that Telly give it a break for awhile. Telly becomes offended and leaves in a huff.
Angrygoat
Cartoon
"Mad Goat Song"
Artist: Derek Lamb
(EKA: Episode 0824)
Film.Ferry
Film
A child narrates a film of him and his brother, Andrew, taking a ride on the ferry.
(EKA: Episode 2951)
Director12
Cartoon
A movie director calls for 12 pilots, 12 airplanes, 12 parachutes, 12 clowns and 12 pies.
HonkAroundtheClock
Muppets
"Honk Around the Clock"
(EKA: Episode 2492)
3977k
Animation
Clown Honking #12
ICanSingAnything
Muppets
Herry Monster and Louisey sing "I Can Sing".
(EKA: Episode 2995)
2485i
Cartoon
Snacks on Parade: The Raisin
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 2269)
3210h
SCENE 5
Telly counts his "yes"s all by himself, when Ruthie and Big Bird arrive with a new story to tell him - "The Story of No Man."
3210i
SCENE 5 cont'd
The story follows the same plot as before, only now the king suffers for saying "yes" to everything. No Man appears, encouraging him to say "no" now.
3210j
SCENE 5 cont'd
Telly begins to learn a moral from the two stories: it's okay to say "yes" and "no" depending on the situation. He promises to say "yes" and "no" as necessary (and possibly throwing a "maybe" in the mix).
Nosong
Song
Gina and Maria sing "The Word is "No."
(EKA: Episode 2594)
Paperblankets
Film
Some Navajo kids narrate a film about how their blankets are weaved, and how they make paper blankets in school.
(EKA: Episode 2990)
Glass03
Cartoon
"Geometry of Circles"
(EKA: Episode 1576)
Song.OppositeStuff
Muppets
Bip Bipadotta sings "Opposite Stuff." (new keyboard overdubs added)
(EKA: Episode 2384)
3144q
Film
A group of people form a human pyramid to illustrate top and bottom.
(First: Episode 3144)
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)
10.Latin
Cartoon
Counting to 10 (Latin rhythm) (Spanish dub).
(EKA: Episode 3045)
3210k

3210l
SCENE 6
Telly, sans "Yes Man" outfit, finds Savion in the park and apologizes for his behavior earlier. He reports he'll only say "yes" and "no" sometimes and adds he's loaned his costume and pogo stick to Ruthie, who enjoys pretending to be a superhero. Telly then announces the sponsors.


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