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Sesame Street
Plot Telly presents "Hey Diddle Diddle"
Air date April 4, 1994
Season Season 25 (1993-1994)
Sponsors A, D, 8

3231

Picture Segment Description
3231a
COLD OPEN
Telly announces today's sponsors and adds we'll be seeing the cast of "Hey Diddle Diddle." First up is the cat who plays the fiddle, who's instead fixated on catching mice.
3231b
SCENE 1
The cat can't seem to find any mice anywhere and instead chases Telly (think he's a big, purple mouse).
HubleyCatandMouseChase
Cartoon
A cat chases a mouse into a mouse hole. The cat and mouse make music as they hit the wall, until the cat breaks through the mouse hole.
Artist: The Hubleys
(EKA: Episode 0265)
Zydeco
Muppets
"It's Zydeco"
(EKA: Episode 2760)
AstronautGirl
Film
A girl pretends she's an astronaut.
(EKA: Episode 2956)
Clumsy.2holes
Cartoon
Christopher Clumsy jumps over a hole, and falls into another hole.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0440)
Computer.InOut
Animation
Computer: in/out
(EKA: Episode 3122)
OutIn
Cartoon
A red scribble demonstrates out and in.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(EKA: Episode 3162)
Ruthie-KingCounting

CountElvis
Insert
Ruthie sets up a display at Finders Keepers of "The King of Counting" memorabilia. The Count is impressed, and Ruthie explains to him and Maria that she used to be a friend of his. In a flashback, we see the King (played by the Count) singing "You Gotta Count My Blue Suede Shoes." After the flashback, Ruthie says she hasn't seen the King in a long time, "but a lot of people say they have ..."
RubeNumbers20
Cartoon
A Rube Goldberg device is used to turn on a television as the numbers one through twenty are featured.
(EKA: Episode 2492)
Hotinthecity
Song
"Hot in the City"
(EKA: Episode 2751)
Bae9
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: At the movies, Ernie sits behind a woman wearing a tall hat.
(EKA: Episode 0677)
2963-A3
Film
Alphaquest: D
(EKA: Episode 2748)
Bigbird-disguise
Muppets
Big Bird appears in a disguise, representing the letter D.
(EKA: Episode 3188)
D.Spacepaint
Animation
D / d (space paint)
(First: Episode 3213)
LetterGarden.D
Animation
Letter Garden: D
(EKA: Episode 3054)
Song.WeAreAllMonsters
Muppets
Four monsters, including Elmo, sing "We Are All Monsters". (redubbed version)
(First: Episode 2731)
3187u
Cartoon
"I'm Curious"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(EKA: Episode 3066)
3231c
SCENE 2
Telly has escaped from the cat and now presents the little dog who laughs and the cow who jumps over the moon. However, the dog is crying because the cow would rather lead the life of a normal cow. Gina serves her some hay. The cow suggests Telly jump over the moon instead, especially to cheer up the crying dog. Telly tries jumping, but finds it's impossible...unless if he had his pogo stick.
3136m
Song
"Jump" (soul)
(First: Episode 3136)
Painter-cats
Cartoon
A domestic cat paints various wild feline versions of himself on his owner's canvas.
(EKA: Episode 2997)
WindyMuppets
Muppets
Caribbean Anything Muppets sing about "Caribbean Air."
(EKA: Episode 2758)
DoesAirMoveThings
Film
On a windy day, Maria (in voice-over) asks a man (Bill Irwin), "Does air move things?" The wind speaks for him.
(First: Episode 2876)
3164x
Song
"At the Coastline" (Beach Boys style)
(EKA: Episode 2996)
Zork.Coast
Cartoon
Zork lands on the coast of California, where he meets a slick agent.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 2687)
3231d
SCENE 3
Telly returns bouncing on his pogo stick and with a mighty bounce, he ends up crashing on top of the fence instead. The little dog cracks up ("A monster, a pogo stick, a fence, so original!")
Typewriter.A
Cartoon
Typewriter Guy: A for airplane
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 0849)
Airplanes.A
Animation
Airplanes carve the capital and lowercase A.
(First: Episode 3209)
LittleRedRidingCookie
Muppets
Monsterpiece Theater
Cookie Monster is the star of an adaptation of Little Red Riding Hood, in which he eats all the cookies before he gets to his grandma's house.
LRRmap
Cartoon
Little Red Riding Hood uses a map to get to Grandma's house.
(EKA: Episode 2750)
5children
Film
The Count (in voiceover) subtracts from five to three to zero children on a park bench.
(EKA: Episode 2995)
Song.WeGotthePower
Song
"We Got the Power!" - a hip-hop song about computers
(EKA: Episode 3058)
3231e

3231f
SCENE 4
Telly now introduces the dish and the spoon, only the dish refuses to go running. She's tried of it and wants to live her life like normal place settings. The spoon suggests Telly join instead, but Telly's had it with the uncooperative characters. While the spoon goes off to find a new partner ("There's plenty of dishes in the dishwasher."), Telly gets an idea on how to sort out the problem.
4058.Countingto8
Animation
Counting to 8
(EKA: Episode 3170)
Rainbowfish.8
Muppets
The Rainbow Fish counts groups of 8 in the ocean.
(EKA: Episode 2909)
3976v
Film
Ornate 8s stroll through a gate and pose in other remarkable places.
0926w
Cartoon
Passengers on a crowded subway illustrate "between".
(EKA: Episode 0926)
AlwaysBetweenUs
Muppets
"Something Always Comes Between Us"
Boy's family portrait
Film
A boy dances his way into his family's portrait.
(EKA: Episode 3201)
3136r
Cartoon
Edgar Turtle sings "Hey Diddle Diddle."
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 2404)
3231g

3231h
SCENE 5
Telly gathers all the characters and gives an empowering speech as to how they should stick to who they truly are. They perform their nursery rhyme as normal, except for the little dog, who doesn't find the cow's feat as funny as Telly's accident. Telly performs his stunt again as Gina announces the sponsors.


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