Sesame Street
Plot Telly loses his hamster
Air date April 9, 1998
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Sponsors 8

Telly introduces Elmo to his new pet hamster, Sweetie Pie. The two observe its actions within the cage and take turns greeting it. Later, they discover that Sweetie Pie has escaped from the cage!



  • The following season, Telly would get a new pet hamster, Chuckie (later becoming Chuckie Sue).
  • For the summer reruns, this episode was replaced by a repeat of Episode 3657 (while retaining this episode's onscreen number).
  • A scene from this episode has been used as a stand-alone Muppet segment on Sesamstraat.

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