Sesame Street
Plot Telly's life of triangles
Air date April 6, 1998
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Sponsors S, 6

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Picture Segment Description
3756a
SCENE 1 Big Bird and the Birdketeers assemble for a meeting to sing "The Alphabet Song." They invite Telly to join, but he'd much rather admire his triangle collection. They sing the song and Big Bird notices how into his triangles Telly is today.
AfricanAnimalAlphabet
Song "The African Animal Alphabet"
(First: Episode 3396)
3144k

3144l
Film Kids rehearse a large group African dance in the park, get their faces painted, and perform.
(EKA: Episode 3079)
3957zh
Cartoon A lizard, a girl and a dog dance.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(EKA: Episode 2795)
3187v
Muppets Elmo shows top and bottom by standing on top of the frame, then falling to the bottom.
(EKA: Episode 3073)
Arnold
Animation Arnold uses his imagination.
Artist: Craig Bartlett
(EKA: Episode 2754)
3756b
SCENE 2 Big Bird and the Birdkeeters are now going to count to 40, though Telly declines once more and any future invitations. He claims that triangles are now all he needs in life and won't have time for counting or the alphabet, hoping to one day become the leader of the Triangle Lovers Club. Suddenly, the two hear the familiar theme of The Grand High Triangle Lover, meaning he's making a visit!
40lemmings
Cartoon 40 lemmings (doo-wop)
(EKA: Episode 2946)
3978b1
Film The floating kids form a triangle.
(EKA: Episode 3122)
Wormsinspace.shapes
Muppets Worms in Space form shapes.
(First: Episode 3731)
Song.CountryintheCity
Song "Country in the City"
(EKA: Episode 3332)
SeymourSnail
Cartoon Seymore the snail presents himself.
Artist: Mo Willems
S-Shadow
Animation S for shadow, soccer balls, sand, and slide
(EKA: Episode 3639)
S-scribble
Cartoon S for scribble, scrub, scrunch, splash, spring, spin, stomp, scream, stop, sorry
Artist: Fred Garbers
(EKA: Episode 3618)
Tomatosurprise
Muppets Waiter Grover
Mr. Johnson wants a hamburger, but Grover strongly suggests that he order the tomato surprise instead. Mr. Johnson relents and asks for the tomato surprise, only to find that it means a giant, talking tomato will be dining with him. Surprise!
Wegmandogs.cake
Film Wegman's dogs bake a pineapple cake.
2096e
Cartoon Name That Food ("Will you eat it?")
(EKA: Episode 2096)
3756c
SCENE 3 The Grand High Triangle Lover and Norman arrive with a special message for Telly: since nobody in the Triangle Lovers Club appears to love triangles as much as Telly, the GHTL would like to invite Telly to dinner at his apartment. Telly immediately accepts and wonders about all the three-sided activities they'll no doubt be doing.
3995o
Song "I'm in Great Shape": Kids dance with triangles, circles and squares.
(EKA: Episode 3300)
PileOfLetters-S
Cartoon A girl searches for the letter S in a mound of letters.
Artist: Fred Garbers
Superbabysleep
Muppets Humphrey and Ingrid wonder what their Super Baby is going to do that starts with S. She goes to sleep.
(First: Episode 3653)
S-Splash!
Film S is for SPLASH!
(EKA: Episode 3639)
3161v
Cartoon A bird transforms into a plane, a car, a cat, a fish, a submarine, Submarine Man, and back to a bird.
(EKA: Episode 1646)
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3755.ComingSoon
SCENE 4 Telly finishes up his pot roast in the GHTL's black-and-white apartment with Lou (the GHTL) and his wife. Telly is confused as to why dessert, cookies, is circular, not triangular. Lou explains that at home, he enjoys other shapes. Now, it's time for their post-dinner sing-along, where all their friends (and Norman) come over to sing some songs. Telly assumes they will be about triangles, when Lou explains that there's more to his life than just triangles. Telly realizes the same and enthusiastically joins the crowd in singing "The Alphabet Song."
Sqsong
Cartoon The Four Squares sing "It's Hip To Be a Square."
Artists: Vincent Cafarelli & Candy Kugel
(EKA: Episode 2615)
Toon.Clumsysquare
Cartoon Christopher Clumsy demonstrates shapes.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0416)
KiteFestival
Film Coverage of a spring kite-flying festival, where both kids and grownups can participate.
(EKA: Episode 3492)
1095d Cartoon "I'm six years old today!"
Artist: Jim Simon
(EKA: Episode 0302)
EBSix
Muppets Bert says his favorite number is Six.
(EKA: Episode 1646)
3960zc
Cartoon Six camels
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(EKA: Episode 2275)
Sandwichingredients
Animation In stop-motion, sandwich ingredients square-dance in a ring and arrange themselves into a sandwich, which gets a bite taken out of it in a refrigerator.
(EKA: Episode 3080)
Song.slimeytothemoon

Wiggleprise
Muppets / Celebrity Big Bird stands on the roof with Tony Bennett, who sings "Slimey to the Moon."
FlashGizmo.OverUnder
Cartoon Flash Gizmo, Space Cadet
Over, under, around and through
(EKA: Episode 3698)
OVERfilm
Film Over (silent film)
(EKA: Episode 1451)
Song.Lambaba
Muppets Count von Count sings "Lambaba" as he counts sheep and other animals that pop into the room.
(EKA: Episode 2789)
MonsterChaCha
Cartoon A girl thinks she hears a monster doing a cha-cha outside her window, but it's only the wind and a cricket. Her snores frighten the real monster.
Artist: Deanna Morse
(EKA: Episode 2951)
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SCENE 5 Telly returns to Big Bird's nest, eager to share what he's learned and ready to sing "The Alphabet Song" with him. However, it's Big Bird's (and Radar's) bedtime and they head to sleep. Telly announces the sponsors instead, as well as the status of of Slimey's trek back to Earth.
TracyChapman
COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: Tracy Chapman sings with the Muppets about asking questions.



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