Sesame Street
Plot Telly makes a list
Air date March 28, 1996
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Sponsors Y, 17
This episode guide has been compiled from incomplete video material.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Telly, Gabi, Lexine and Michael brainstorm activities they can do today, but Telly wonders how they can remember them all. Luis tells them to make a list and prepares one for them. The first item - make a list.
Cartoon A family goes over their camping checklist before they leave for the woods.
(EKA: Episode 3428)
Cartoon The Typewriter: Y for Yo-Yo
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1858)
SCENE 2 Luis finishes compiling their list, which includes 17 activities. Since they already made the list, that bumps the number down to 16 (then to 15 when they see subtraction is included). The next item is to read a book about triangles and Telly runs home to get one.
Animation Space frogs count to 10.
(EKA: Episode 3109)
SCENE 3 Telly joins the group in the park with his favorite book in the whole, wide world - "Caesar And The Great Triangle Party." Luis begins to read...

SCENE 3 cont'd In Ancient Rome, Emperor Caesar (Telly) decides to throw a triangle party. His subjects gather in the throne room to show off their triangles, when Brutus (Luis) arrives with what he believes is a triangle, but turns out to be a number 2. "A 2, Brutus?!" the emperor shouts. He sets Brutus straight as to what a triangle looks like and tears his own in half so Brutus can properly join the festivities.
SCENE 3 cont'd "That is the greatest story ever told," says Telly, who realizes they need to keep moving if they want to accomplish everything on their list.
Cartoon A young bespectacled man with an accordion asks how much it costs to cross the bridge. The Bridgekeeper says admission is free, but requires that the young man show him three triangles. Two of them are found in the bridgework, and the man uses the bridgekeeper's staff to draw a third triangle in the dirt. Although the bridgekeeper has his order filled, he asks the man to play a tune on his accordion. This additional request takes the young man by surprise, but he is told to do so for the opportunity to cross the bridge.
(EKA: Episode 2254)
Film Jaws spoof with the letter Y.
(EKA: Episode 3323)
SCENE 4 The next activity is to learn about the letter Y. Telly wonders how they'll do that, when Gabi reminds him of the previous segment. The next item on the list - learn more about the letter Y...
Animation Characters on a quilt form the letter Y.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(EKA: Episode 3381)
SCENE 4 cont'd Now that they've covered the letter Y, the next item is to wear silly hats. They head to Finders Keepers to get some.
Film / Animation A class makes up a story about going to the zoo, which is told through animation based on the kids’ drawings.
(EKA: Episode 3373)
SCENE 5 The youngsters show off their silly hats and cross that item off the list. Luis notes the next item is to watch Inside Sesame Street and they rush into Hooper's Store.

SCENE 5 cont'd Mr. Handford turns on the store television just as the program begins. Anchor Monty attempts to describe things one finds inside (clouds and trees), but the viewers set him him straight. Monty finds a piece that he is certain is correct - there are three, French penguins inside Hooper's. Sure enough, a trio of French penguins appear singing "Frère Jacques."
Song Jerry Nelson sings "The Inside Story," which shows what's inside various household objects.
(EKA: Episode 2765)
Muppets The Count introduces the number of the day - 17, and thinks Oscar can help demonstrate it. Oscar, of course, says no. The Count begins prodding Oscar more and more so he can count 17 "no"s.

SCENE 6 Telly notices there's still so much left on their list and is determined to finish it today. Luis reads off the items (including announcing the sponsors) as they all perform them as quickly as possible until Telly faints from exhaustion.
COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: Rosita uses her wishing button to wish Zoe would finish the story she's writing.

Known missing segments

Picture Segment Description
Muppets Grover and Mr. Johnson
Mr. Johnson asks Grover the concession stand monster for a box of popcorn. Grover asks him if he would want the big, bigger, or biggest box of popcorn. Mr. Johnson wants the big popcorn, but Grover suggests the bigger popcorn. The two have a tug-of-war over the popcorn, resulting in the biggest popcorn box falling over Mr. Johnson's head.

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