Sesame Street
Plot Telly's Town
repeat of 3368
Air date April 15, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Sponsors H, S, 17
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Picture Segment Description
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COLD OPEN The scene begins with a logo: the words "Telly's Town" take up the screen, as a rainbow trail rotates behind them. Telly chants, "Telly's Town! Telly's Town! Music time! Excellent!" and mimics a guitar solo. Telly invites Big Bird to join him in his "totally amazing, excellent music video show." Big Bird tries doing what Telly did at the beginning, and succeeds. Telly explains that the show's vocabulary consists of terms like "cool," "excellent," "hey dude," and of course "excellent."
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SCENE 1 Big Bird wonders if all they do on the show is say its name, but Telly explains that they'll have excellent videos and live musical guests. He then announces today's guests: the Four Tuba Guys! He and Big Bird perform the show's theme as a fanfare.
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SCENE 1
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The Four Tuba Guys don't show up, but instead Telly and Big Bird find themselves face to face with a deliveryman, Wayne (Mike Myers). Wayne has a telegram from the Four Tuba Guys, which Telly is dying to hear. Before he reads it, however, Wayne makes a long speech about how excellent it is that there is such a thing as reading. The telegram from the band says their plane has been delayed, and they will now be traveling by train.
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SCENE 1
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The camera quickly zooms in on Telly's face as he screams "OH NO!!" Wayne leaves, and Big Bird suggests they show some videos. On the TV, they view a Cecille video.
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Animation Cecille sings "I'm Gonna Get to You."
(EKA: Episode 2873)
Whatsounddoesaduckmake
Film What sound does a duck make?
(First: Episode 3298)
1710n
Cartoon A man (Jim Thurman) is interrupted as he tries to recite the alphabet.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 1710)
Mpiece.insideoutside
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: "Inside Outside Story"
(First: Episode 3111)
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Film Kids play loud and soft notes on the Shpritzer.
(First: Episode 3428)
Frankthefish
Cartoon "Water Conservation": Frank the fish calls Carl and tells him not to leave the water running while brushing his teeth, otherwise the lake will be dry.
Artist: Peter Chung
(First: Episode 2689)
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SCENE 2 Telly introduces the "Fuzz Clip of the Week," a music video by Fur Jam.
FurJam
SCENE 2
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Fur Jam sings "Don't Waste the Water."
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SCENE 2
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Wayne arrives with another telegram from the Four Tuba Guys ... but not without giving another heartfelt speech on the importance of reading. The telegram says that the band is now taking a bus instead of a train. Telly, feeling bummed but knowing the show must go on, introduces the next video.
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SCENE 2
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The scene segues into the next video ...
Hotinthecity
Song "Hot in the City"
(First: Episode 2751)
Hotmatch
Animation Match the word HOT.
(EKA: Episode 2396)
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Film Alphaquest: H
Heading over the hills in a helicopter to a hippo's house.
(First: Episode 2741)
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Film H for Hat - kids try on different hats as camera shutters go off.
(First: Episode 3292)
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Animation Soul H!
(First: Episode 3368)
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Muppets Elmo shows top and bottom by standing on top of the frame, then falling to the bottom.
(First: Episode 2999)
Splasho.top
Cartoon The Magnificent Splasho goes from the top of the ladder to the bottom of the water tank.
(EKA: Episode 1647)
Baby-Boogie
Insert Celina demonstrates the "Baby Boogie."
(First: Episode 3180)
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Cartoon A brief animation of pouring milk in a glass, coupled with the word milk.
(First: Episode 3012)
Wegman.Goldilocks
Film Wegman's dogs re-enact "Goldilocks and the Three Bears."
(First: Episode 3269)
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Cartoon H - Horse
(EKA: Episode 0809)
H-buildings
Animation The letter H appears in words on buildings.
(First: Episode 3368)
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Animation Sand H/h
(EKA: Episode 2573)
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Muppets / Celebrity Little Richard sings "Rosita," a song about feelings, to Rosita.
(First: Episode 3225)
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Cartoon A boy finds a set of doors with animals that make the wrong sound, and swaps the doors to correct them.
(First: Episode 2711)
Jodigoestothedoctor
Film Jodi goes to the doctor for a check-up.
(First: Episode 3526)
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SCENE 3 Telly says it's now time for the video countdown, where they count down to the next video.
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SCENE 3
cont'd
We segue into the next video ...
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SCENE 3
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The Counting Crows (actual crows) sing "Count it 1-2-3."
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SCENE 3
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Wayne shows up with yet another telegram from the Four Tuba Guys, and yet another speech on the importance of reading - but Telly knows his modus operandi by now, and just begs to hear the telegram. It says the band's bus broke down, and now they're walking to the show. Wayne laments, "Well, the telegram is read and it looks like my work here is done ... I promised myself I wouldn't cry ... I love you all!" and darts off.
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SCENE 3
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We segue into the next video ...
3816za
Cartoon Rap #17
(First: Episode 2488)
Growing17
Film Growing Numbers #17
(First: Episode 2975)
MaskedMarch17
Animation Parade of Numbers #17
(First: Episode 3368)
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Muppets In the park, Bert overhears the sound of a tuba - his favorite instrument. It's actually Simon Soundman, who's "just practicing." Bert begs Simon to teach him how to make that sound by himself, but Bert ends up attracting Gladys the Cow, who thinks she heard the romantic call of a bull.
(EKA: Episode 2386)
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Song "Fixin' My Hair"
(First: Episode 2734)
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Cartoon A girl inflates a balloon in the shape of an S.
(First: Episode 0414)
Jungle-S
Film Kid jungle explorers sight a wild letter S.
(First: Episode 3504)
Typewriter-S
Cartoon Typewriter: S for Spring
(First: Episode 0792)
Grovervideoworkout
Muppets Grover is a personal trainer of his workout video called, "Grover's Monster Workout Video." He exercises with Bobby and Sissy, but he gets tired from swinging his arms, running, and jumping up and down that he faints.
(First: Episode 3227)
Dancewithtiger
Cartoon A girl dances with a tiger.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 3387)
SaltMySalt
Song Jerry Nelson sings "Salt, My Salt."
(First: Episode 2909)
AMike.MrTuba
Cartoon All the instruments in Sousaville love Mr. Tuba's music, but when he plays with them, he doesn't play the same music they're playing.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2829)
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SCENE 4 Back to Telly's Town. Telly is worried about the Four Tuba Guys, but Wayne comes back to deliver each of the four tubas - and a telegram from the band, who became too tired from walking.
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SCENE 4
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The camera makes an extreme close-up on Telly as he panics. It turns out Wayne plays the tuba himself. He even brought his tuba-playing friends: a green monster with glasses, and Slimey. If they add Telly to the group, they can be four tuba guys themselves! They all play the Sesame Street Theme as Big Bird announces the sponsors.


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