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Episode 3736

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Sesame Street
Plot Telly practices standing still
Air date March 9, 1998
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Sponsors D, 14
Syndication
Releases

3736

Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1
Ruthie welcomes the viewer and finds Telly standing still. He explains he's practicing for when his mother wants him to stand still for pictures or being combed. He demonstrates some poses for her. Ruthie reveals when she was young, she was a standing-still prodigy, winning several contests all over the country and shows him some of her (sillier) poses.
HaveYouEver
Song
Leon Redbone sings "Have You Ever."
(EKA: Episode 3274)
Jugglingbear
Cartoon
A juggling bear helps a little girl learn to juggle. (new music added)
(EKA: Episode 2291)
Ladysmithblackmambazo
Muppets
"African Alphabet Song"
(EKA: Episode 2404)
Africanquilt2
Animation
African quilt pattern #2
(EKA: Episode 3134)
3989o
Film
A boy named Anthony and his parents are trapeze artists in a circus.
(EKA: Episode 3663)
Findmyvoice
Animation
"Step right up and find my voice!" A girl plays a carnival game in which she pushes buttons to identify which sound each animal makes.
3960l
Muppets
Kingston Livingston III sings "A Cat Had a Birthday."
(EKA: Episode 3331)
3960q
Cartoon
A group of kids' voices sing "Happy Birthday." While they're singing, a birthday cake with animated candles is shown.
(EKA: Episode 3127)
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SCENE 2
Elmo finds Telly still standing still and wants him to play. Telly would like to, but still wants to stand still. Elmo comes up with an idea for them to cooperate and makes a new game where one of them stands still, while the other hops until Elmo yells "Change!"
ArrowUp
Cartoon
An arrow doesn't know which way is up.
(EKA: Episode 3681)
Braid-yBunch
Song
"The Braid-y Bunch"
(EKA: Episode 3357)
Toon.Homes
Cartoon
A report on homes around the world.
(EKA: Episode 2483)
CountSotoLopez
Muppets / Celebrity
The Count counts how many times Jock Soto and Lourdes Lopez spin around. Finally, they spin him around.
(EKA: Episode 3656)
Horse-sound
Film
What sound does a horse make?
Toon-cancan
Cartoon
D for Dance: Ladies on stage dance a can-can to the tune of "The Infernal Gallop" from Jacques Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld, the lyrics of which are all the letter D.
(EKA: Episode 3499)
Girlsclapyankeedoodle
Film
Two girls sing "Dipsy Doodle D" while clapping each others' hands.
(EKA: Episode 3357)
D-candles
Animation
D / d candles
(EKA: Episode 3085)
Mustwatchgame!
Cartoon
Three characters try to watch a baseball game over a fence, then cooperate by stacking their blocks.
(EKA: Episode 0600)
AddEms
Cast
"The Add-ems Family": Gordon, Susan, Carlo, Bob, Maria, Luis and Gabi star in a faux-sitcom about a family who loves to add.
4127zn
Cartoon
2, 3, or 5 flowers grow on city steps.
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SCENE 3
Oscar challenges Telly to stand still longer than a tin can he has. Telly knows better, fully aware that the can isn't alive and wouldn't move anyway. He goes through with it anyway, not wanting to be labeled a quitter. Much to Oscar's surprise, the can begins to wobble and Telly runs off, preaching his victory. Oscar doesn't understand, until he finds Slimey's sister, Sloppy, was under the can.
Song.NotAlive
Song
Lillian sings "They're Not Alive."
(EKA: Episode 3698)
Dino-gohigher
Cartoon
A dinosaur tries to eat an apple on a tree. A group of kids keep telling him to "GO HIGHER!"
(EKA: Episode 2977)
AppleFilm
Film
A boy takes a bite out of an apple after it falls off a tree above him. The word APPLE is then shown.
(EKA: Episode 3379)
BabyBear.statue

BigBird.statue
Muppets
Baby Bear visits the Museum of Modern Art, where he observes Joan Miro's sculpture "Moonbird" in the garden. He then passes Big Bird, who laments, "Standing still is hard! How do statues do it?"
(EKA: Episode 3672)
EdgarTurtle.BirdSong
Cartoon
Edgar Turtle plays the banjo as some kids sing the "Bird Song."
(EKA: Episode 2390)
GroverSamantha.duckduckgoose
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Samantha shows Grover how to play "Duck Duck Goose."
(EKA: Episode 3583)
3144i
Film
"We have a nice school"... with ducks.
(EKA: Episode 3144)
1186g
Cartoon
Consonant Sound Limerick: D—Dog (new music added)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1186)
DetectiveDave.OG

DetectiveDave.Don
Muppets
In a Dragnet spoof, Darlene depends on D-tective Dave to debunk the debacle of her "DOG" word, which is missing its first letter.
(EKA: Episode 3499)
D-Drums
Animation
D / d (drums and drumsticks)
(EKA: Episode 2499)
TimRobbinsFurryArms
Muppets / Celebrity
Tim Robbins needs a place to stay, so he tries the Furry Arms Hotel, where the bed is a little too small for him, but the company of the lullaby-singing animals is "strangely relaxing."
(EKA: Episode 3671)
4090zg
Cartoon
A girl fantasizes what she could do without leaving her room if her nose, ears, legs, and arms got bigger.
(EKA: Episode 3285)
InYourCloset
Song
"Exploring in Your Closet"
(EKA: Episode 3132)
Erniebert-playhouse
Muppets
Ernie plays house while Bert tries to guess who he's pretending to be.
(EKA: Episode 3529)
Littleairplane
Song
"I'm a Little Airplane," with film of kids pretending to be airplanes.
(EKA: Episode 3698)
NumberCreatures14
Cartoon
Number creatures #14
(EKA: Episode 2781)
Wormsinspace.14
Muppets
Worms in Space make the number 14.
14desert
Cartoon
Jerry Nelson sings about 14s appearing in the desert.
Artist: Joey Ahlbum
(EKA: Episode 3379)
3736.BTFF.MarkMorris
Muppets
Baby Tooth and the Funky Funk dance with Mark Morris.
FarWide.WestAfrica
Cartoon
"We Are Kids from Far and Wide": West Africa
(EKA: Episode 2995)
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Wiggleprise.Moon
SCENE 4
Ruthie begins to count to 20 so Telly can move and be earned a medal. As she starts, Oscar enters looking for Sloppy; he sees her crawling on Telly's body and questions him if it tickles. Once Ruthie reaches 20, Telly finally moves! He jumps up and down, screaming that there's a worm on him. Ruthie attempts to put the medal around his neck while Oscar announces the sponsors and Ruthie reports Slimey is still on his way to the moon.
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COMING SOON
Coming Soon on Sesame Street: Telly, Rosita and Big Bird leave to consult Ruthie about her groceries, but Elmo tries to tell them he knows what they are.

Notes

  • Scene 2 would later be used in international co-productions as a stand-alone Muppet sketch, including Sesamstrasse.


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