Sesame Street
Plot Telly and the mysterious notes
Air date December 2, 1996
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Sponsors B, 20

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Telly is excited to read a mysterious note he found in his mailbox. He gets a reluctant Oscar to read it: "Dr Tle Pk Pla Bb Ur Fnd Bb." But, what does it mean?
2059za
Cartoon Mi kat iz ... gone
(EKA: Episode 2059)
Song.ImABookwormBaby
Muppets "I'm a Bookworm, Baby!"
(First: Episode 2994)
SignMan-Stop
Cartoon Sign Cartoon: STOP.
After the man reads the sign, two cars screech to a stop, one on each side of him.
(EKA: Episode 1163)
Stop.Dance
Video Ann Marie and Skeeter Rabbit do their dance routine. The frame freezes whenever the word STOP comes on.
(EKA: Episode 2615)
BCayard.Skin
Cartoon A girl talks about her skin.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 2611)
3816h
Song "We're All Growin'"
(First: Episode 3141)
Ruler.dawwghouse
Cartoon Building a dog house is easy if you have a ruler.
(EKA: Episode 0824)
3187v
Muppets Elmo demonstrates top and bottom.
(First: Episode 2999)
Toon.TopBottom
Cartoon A fat man and a small man demonstrate top and bottom. (new music added)
(EKA: Episode 0833)
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SCENE 2 Telly shows the note to Carlo and together, they're able to make out, "Dear Telly Park Play Bb Your Friend Bb." But Telly isn't sure who or what "Bb" is.
ReadingAnimation
Animation A boy's imagination runs away with him as he reads.
(First: Episode 3449)
Song.boogiepiggies
Muppets The Oinker Sisters sing "The Boogie-Woogie Piggies."
(First: Episode 2922)
ArizonaSchool
Film Two Navajo kids go to school in Arizona. This year, Dante enters pre-school. (no voice-over)
(EKA: Episode 2680)
200007
Cartoon A real Indian boy tells two boys who are playing Cowboy and Indian that Indians don't say "ugh". The other kids tell him that they heard the expression on TV.
(EKA: Episode 0812)
Necks
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit the Frog demonstrates to the viewer how your neck moves to different positions without moving your body, and how you'd have to move your body at different positions without your neck. In the process, he falls off his mushroom. "All in all, I'd say it's a good thing we have our necks," he says.
(EKA: Episode 2367)
2096p
Film A film insert about washing elephants at the Bronx Zoo. The song "Splish Splash" is used in part of the segment.
(EKA: Episode 2096)
Bisonbath
Cartoon B for bathtub, ball, boat, boot, boomerang, brush and bison
(First: Episode 3154)
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SCENE 3 Telly and Carlo ponder that Bb could stand for basketball, baseball or boogie board. The other Bb could be Big Bird or Baby Bear. Telly heads for the park, but doesn't know what to bring.
Bforbat Cartoon Small letter b (ball/bat)
(EKA: Episode 1538)
TLSG.Alice
Animation Teeny Little Superguy notices his friend Alice wanting to join a baseball game. He gives her the idea to go over there and ask them if she can play.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(EKA: Episode 2481)
Spanish10-0
Animation Counting from 10-0 (Latin rhythm)
(First: Episode 3048)
WhatIsFriendOriginalVersion
Muppets Cookie Monster sings "What is Friend?"
(First: Episode 2840)
DrawingCarey
Film A boy draws a picture of his friend, Kerry.
(First: Episode 2776)
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SCENE 4 Telly brings all his B-toys to the park, where he finds another note, written in similar manner as the previous. He deduces it's from Big Bird, telling him to go to his nest.
Cecille.UpDown
Animation Cecille sings "Up Down, In Out, Over and Under."
(First: Episode 2746)
2293s
Film Kids have a lost-dog poster made using an old-style printing press.
(EKA: Episode 1222)
Whoopi-wh
Celebrity Whoopi Goldberg introduces the sound "WH" and then yells, "Whoopi!"
(EKA: Episode 2861)
Which
Animation WH words (wheel, which, whiz, where, white, whale)
(First: Episode 2937)
Song.donotcrawl
Muppets Grover sings "I Do Not Crawl Around Much Anymore."
3816v
Cartoon A baby and father illustrate up and down.
(EKA: Episode 2687)
Billydolphins
Film A girl narrates a segment about her friend, Billy, who swims with dolphins.
(First: Episode 3012)
CityLettersB
Film B's are found on a city street.
(First: Episode 3351)
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SCENE 5 Telly is surprised to find Baby Bear wrote the notes, who comments on the confusion. Baby Bear gets an idea to start a B-B Club, for people whose names have two Bs. Telly notes his doesn't, so Big Bird and Baby Bear discuss other options.
Dogboat
Film William Wegman's dogs form the letter B, and Fay Ray balances a boat on her head.
FishyFishyFishy
Muppets Ernie & Bert: Bert and Ernie go fishing. Ernie catches fish by yelling "Heeeeere fishy, fishy, fishy!", and they come flying into the boat. Bert tries it, but only catches a shark.
(EKA: Episode 1707)
Bongos
Film Kids play bongo drums loud and soft.
(EKA: Episode 2862)
4120bf
Animation Rubber Stamp #20
(First: Episode 2935)
2963-A6
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moments: John-John and Herry Monster count to twenty.
(First: Episode 0441)
3957w
Cartoon Number creatures #20
(EKA: Episode 2687)
SeeMyNewComputer
Song "My New Computer"
(EKA: Episode 2857)
Rhymeswithballtoon
Cartoon Words that rhyme with BALL
(First: Episode 0773)
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SCENE 6 Telly can be in their club, since Baby Bear states he's his "best buddy." They sing their "BB Club Song." They then announce the sponsors.
3536.ComingSoon
COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: Telly, Ruthie and Prairie Dawn sing about the P sale at Finders Keepers.


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