Sesame Street
Plot The sky is falling!
Air date February 7, 1995
Season Season 26 (1994-1995)
Sponsors E, Q, 12
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Picture Segment Description

COLD OPEN Telly believes today will be a calm, normal day and introduces the sponsors. Suddenly, Chicken Licken, aided by Turkey Lurkey, appears, proclaiming that the sky is falling, having been hit on the head by a piece of it. Tarah tries to logically reason with him, but Telly easily falls prey into their fear tactics.

SCENE 1 Telly joins the two in their plan to save everyone from the falling sky. Telly, whom they call "Telly Welly" (his sky-falling name), is tasked with providing everyone on Sesame Street with a hardhat. Chicken Licken and Turkey Lurkey go off to warn their other animal friends, plus the king. Telly heads to "Ruthie Wuthie" for some hardhats and bumps into Tarah, who asserts the sky cannot fall.
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)
Letter E
Animation E / e (elephant / jazzy trumpet)
(EKA: Episode 2222)
Film Jaws spoof presenting the letter E.
(EKA: Episode 3300)
Animation Writing utensils form the upper and lowercase letter E.
(First: Episode 2880)
Cartoon A map of Africa morphs into the shape of animals that are found there.
(EKA: Episode 2755)
Muppets How Now Brown and the Moo Wave perform the song "Danger's No Stranger."
(EKA: Episode 2201)
Cartoon Listening to sounds can tell you about danger.
(EKA: Episode 2487)

SCENE 2 Rosita joins "Telly Welly" as they warn people about the impending doom, as well as peddling hardhats. Rosita worries her grandmother, who speaks little English, will understand their warning and teaches Telly how to say it in Spanish. This attracts Rosita's friend Manolo, who is also bi-lingual. They also get Barkley's attention and attempt to give him a hat.
Cartoon What if we celebrate Valentine's Day with chickens instead of hearts?
(EKA: Episode 0543)
Muppets Old West: Noel Cowherd challenges Billy the Grownup, the fastest draw in the west, to a "square fight" - seeing who can draw squares the fastest.
(First: Episode 2825)
Film A girl flies and form a circle.
(EKA: Episode 3130)
Animation Airplanes carve the letter Q.
(First: Episode 3179)
Film Girls giggle as they clap their way to the letter Q.
Animation Planet Q / q
(EKA: Episode 2838)
SCENE 3 Joined by Lexine, Telly theorizes that without a sky, airplanes will drive on the roads (causing accidents), birds will walk instead of flying, there will be rain everywhere and eternal darkness because there's no sun. He calls some more kids to gather umbrellas, galoshes and flashlights, while Tarah tries to point out that they're overreacting.
Cartoon Bud the Bird flies above and below in a bumper car.
Artist: Lisa Crafts
(First: Episode 2901)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment: Grover and Zelda look above and below.
(EKA: Episode 2615)
Animation Henson Films: Number Twelve Rocks
(EKA: Episode 0218)
Cartoon A supermarket worker stacks 12 cans, which keep collapsing every time someone grabs one.
(EKA: Episode 0947)
Film What sound does a rooster make?
(EKA: Episode 3301)

SCENE 4 Gordon runs into Telly and Rosita and learns what's going on. He uses his science teacher knowledge to explain the sky can't fall down; it's made up of air, just as Tarah insisted. Chicken Licken returns, having told the king and everyone else, when he's told the news. He wonders what hit him on the head earlier and they find it was merely a pinecone. He goes off to redact his claims.
Cartoon Cherries fall through a moving hole onto a man who demonstrates up and down.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 0881)
Song Joe Raposo sings "What Do You Do With a Fruit?"
(EKA: Episode 2275)
Cartoon Q for Quarter
Artist: Bud Luckey
(EKA: Episode 1195)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moments:
Herry & John-John observe a letter Q.
(EKA: Episode 0597)
Cartoon "Alphabet Jungle"
(EKA: Episode 2779)
Song Sesame Street Creature Feature: Joe Raposo sings "Bein' a Pig."
(First: Episode 2356)
Muppets / Cast Maria, Big Bird, Oscar and the Count sing "Happy Birthday to Me."
(EKA: Episode 3241)
Cartoon Kids sing "Happy Birthday". While they're singing, a birthday cake with animated candles is shown.
(EKA: Episode 3127)
Film A gymnasium switches from empty to full.
(EKA: Episode 2968)
Cartoon Joe's Lap (limerick) (new music added)
(EKA: Episode 0825)
Muppets "The Elephant Elevator Operator"
(EKA: Episode 3067)
Animation Can you find the elephant in the painting?
(EKA: Episode 2811)

SCENE 5 At Finders Keepers, Gordon explains to Telly that he shouldn't believe everything he hears and always ask questions first. Telly almost gets sucked into Chicken Licken's latest declaration - the sun has disappeared - but instead points out Chicken Licken's hat is just covering his eyes. Ruthie provides him options of more chicken-appropriate hats while everyone announces the sponsors.

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