Sesame Street
Plot Telly writes a letter (repeat from 3279)
Air date March 6, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Sponsors J, S, 1
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SCENE 1 Bob runs to Gordon's apartment and asks if he's ready to go on their afternoon jog in the park, but he's not quite ready yet. Telly barges in, asking if the letters and number of the day have been said yet. After he says them, a postal worker comes to deliver a letter for him. An excited Telly mentions to Bob that it's the first letter he's gotten in his life. In fact, he's so excited that he doesn't know what to do. Bob insists opening it, and after a couple of silly attempts, he lets Bob open it.
Song "Dancin' Shoes"
(EKA: Episode 2949)
SCENE 2 After the letter gets opened, Gordon exits his apartment to find Telly happy with his first letter. He and Bob set off on their jog, but Telly's happy mood suddenly changes. He's too excited that he can't even read the letter. Gordon and Bob decide to read it for him, but not before Telly states this is "a very special occasion!" He runs off to grab some items.
SCENE 3 Telly returns with a radio, Freddy, and a bow tie, since he thinks a monster should dress up for any special occasion. Bob turns on the music (a simple fanfare), and Gordon reads the letter. It turns out the letter is from Telly's cousin, Amanda, and wants him to write her back. Thinking they're done, Gordon and Bob start to leave, when Telly interrupts and worries that he can't write. The two offer to help him write his letter. But first, Telly goes to get the supplies they need.
Muppets Celina and Zoe talk about the number one and count the things they have one of.
(EKA: Episode 3279)
SCENE 4 Meeting in the Arbor, they begin to write Telly's letter. Since he doesn't know how to write a letter, Gordon and Bob suggest using the same elements from Amanda's letter, such as "Dear", "How are you", and "Love". Telly doesn't think it's quite enough, so Bob asks him to name some things he did today. His list of events end up being more than the two expect, and Telly goes to get some more paper.
SCENE 5 Telly's list of events keeps going on, when Bob has to stop writing because of his sore hand. Concerned about his hand, Telly suggests he take a break. However, that doesn't mean Gordon doesn't have to write, so Telly makes him take over Bob's job.

SCENE 6 After Telly's list of events reaches an end, Gordon has him sign the letter so the two leave. Telly points out one more thing that's missing—the sponsors, which Telly writes himself. Just before Gordon and Bob finally go for their jog, Telly alerts that he needs to take it to the post office, and he can't cross the street alone. Gordon and Bob fret, but Telly quickly changes his mind and says his mom will mail it instead. After the two head off, Telly decides to draw pictures to send as well.

Known missing segments

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Muppets / Celebrity Carol Channing sings a spoof of "Hello, Dolly!" with Sammy the Snake, praising his ability to look and sound like an S.
(EKA: Episode 2227)

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