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Sesame Street
Plot Rosita coaches Telly for a contest
Air date May 8, 1998
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Sponsors L, 3
Syndication
Releases

3780

Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1
Telly looks inside his Triangle Lovers Club newsletter, and sees something incredible. Maria wonders what it is, and he shows that it's an announcement for a tongue-twisting contest, which Telly wants to enter so he can win a triangular trophy. Maria explains to him what a tongue-twister is, and he learns that he has to be able to say "Ten tiny triangles tip-toed through the tulips." They both say it slowly, but when he tries saying it faster, he fumbles all over the place.
Cartoon
Alice Kadeezenberry learns how to throw a ball by watching others do it.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(EKA: Episode 3714)
Muppets
Elmo sees a butterfly, and wants to give it a kiss.
Part 1
(EKA: Episode 3718)
Song
Lillian sings "Face Facts."
(EKA: Episode 2938)
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Cookie Monster asks Jahwara to point to parts of her head.
(EKA: Episode 3681)
Animation
Two girls who jump rope look the same until they get colored with different skin, but they have the same reaction when their hair gets pulled.
Muppets
Elmo continues chasing the butterfly.
Part 2
(EKA: Episode 3718)
Cartoon
L for Laugh (new music added)
Artists: Vincent Cafarelli & Candy Kugel
(EKA: Episode 2874)
Film
L is for look, legs, light, lemonade, and ladybug.
(EKA: Episode 3427)
Cartoon
"L" for "Large" and "l" for "little" (new music and sound effects added)
(EKA: Episode 1576)
Muppets
Ernie has Grover assist him in demonstrating opposites in song, but Grover suffers more than Ernie does.
Film
The floating kids form a triangle.
(EKA: Episode 3122)
Muppets
Elmo continues chasing the butterfly, vowing not to give up.
Part 3
(EKA: Episode 3718)
SCENE 2
Rosita learns about the tongue-twisting contest Telly is practicing for, and reveals that she coached her mommy in a similar contest, so she's more than willing to help him out. She starts by having him practice saying the tongue-twister slowly.
Cartoon
Flash Gizmo, Space Cadet
Fast and slow
Muppets
Elmo notices that the butterfly is chasing him now.
Part 4
(EKA: Episode 3718)
Song
"Exploring in Your Closet"
(EKA: Episode 3132)
Muppets
Elmo continues chasing the butterfly.
Part 5
(EKA: Episode 3718)
Cartoon
Letter L Animals' Limerick
(EKA: Episode 3740)
Muppets
Worms in Space: Slimey and his fellow worm astronauts make a capital "L" and a lowercase "l."
Cartoon
A strange poem with L words.
(EKA: Episode 3740)
Muppets
Elmo looks for the butterfly, not knowing it's landed on his head.
Part 6
(EKA: Episode 3718)
Film
How to say "butterfly" in sign language
(EKA: Episode 3427)
Muppets
Right when Elmo gives up chasing the butterfly, it gives him a kiss, which makes Elmo want to give it a hug.
Part 7
(EKA: Episode 3718)
SCENE 3
Telly has become good at saying the tongue-twister slowly, so she tells him to say it a little faster every time. He does so, and becomes more confident.
SCENE 3
cont'd
Rosita leaves, and Maria checks up on Telly. He tries saying the tongue-twister again, but fumbles like he did before. He realizes that he needs Rosita around in order to say the tongue-twister while at the contest, so Maria tries to find her, while Telly rushes off to the contest.
Cartoon
A girl practices to roller skate over many days.
(EKA: Episode 3608)
Film
A boy named Anthony and his parents are trapeze artists in a circus.
(EKA: Episode 3663)
Cartoon
Donnie Budd: Three on Lady's Lap
Bud Luckey
w/ added sound effects
(original version: (EKA: Episode 0354))
Film
Three kids dance for the number 3.
(EKA: Episode 3174)
Cartoon
The One Two Three Dogs do circus stunts.
(EKA: Episode 2495)
Muppets / Celebrity
Count von Count and his team of coaches count how many times David Robinson can dribble the basketball.
Cartoon
Ball-dribbling characters count the feet on a wall ruler.
Artist: Bill Davis
(EKA: Episode 3325)
Film
A girl narrates a film of herself swimming.
(EKA: Episode 3636)
Muppets
Kingston Livingston III sings "Just Happy to Be Me."
(EKA: Episode 3178)
Cartoon
At the Pride Day Ceremony, Donald is waiting to describe his proudest accomplishment, and is initially unsure of himself next to other impressive students. He finally proudly acclaims his achievement, tying his shoes all by himself.
Artist: John Korty
(EKA: Episode 2254)
SCENE 4
Telly has arrived at the contest, and nervously awaits Rosita. The Grand High Triangle Lover makes a grand entrance with the noisy Norman, and welcomes all contestants and spectators. He tries telling the contestants which tongue-twister they have to say, but Norman has to help him out.

SCENE 4
cont'd
The GHTL introduces Tyrone from 110th Street, and Elizabeth from Flatbush, and has them say the tongue-twister. Tyrone says it flawlessly, but Elizabeth doesn't.
SCENE 4
cont'd
Telly, the last contestant, is nervous, until Rosita shows up. After Telly says the tongue-twister flawlessly, he and Tyrone are now the two finalists. Whoever says it the fastest (after the break) will win the triangular trophy!
Cartoon
Lillian is proud because she climbed a mountain all by herself.
Artist: Craig Bartlett
(EKA: Episode 2787)
Muppets
Cookie Monster has a riddle: what do you get when you have one cookie between two cookies? A cookie sandwich!
(EKA: Episode 3701)
Animation
On a computer, a boy draws a sun setting between the mountains.
(EKA: Episode 3059)

SCENE 5
The second round of the contest commences, and Tyrone takes his turn. Telly then takes his turn, and is declared the winner! When he goes up to receive his trophy, Rosita follows him and congratulates him on saying the tongue-twister, but when she says it herself, Norman notices how fast she said it, and the GHTL gives her the trophy instead! Each time Telly and Rosita say the tongue-twister faster than the other (by accident), the GHTL hands the trophy back and forth. Norman then says it (by accident), and gets the trophy handed to him, but then Telly and Rosita say it together, and are given the trophy to share.
Cartoon
The dancing birds dance fast and slow.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(EKA: Episode 3109)
Film
Jerry Nelson, Roscoe Orman and Fran Brill narrate "Great Moments at the Sink," in which Timothy brushes his teeth.
(EKA: Episode 3726)
Cartoon
In a circus setting, a girl becomes excited about getting her first loose tooth.
Artist: Steven Fonti
(EKA: Episode 3614)
Muppets
Big Bird practices playing "catch" with himself, using a basket full of tennis balls. When he throws the last ball in the basket, he catches it!
(EKA: Episode 3492)
Video
Fay demonstrates addition by placing 3 balls on a table.
Artist: William Wegman
(EKA: Episode 2615)

SCENE 6
Maria and a girl wait for Telly to come back from the contest. They come back and tell Maria all about their crazy experience. The GHTL announces the sponsors and reports the status of Slimey's spaceship, and the credits roll.
COMING SOON
Coming soon on Sesame Street: Snuffy and Carlo are amazed when they see Alice pointing to a pinwheel and making it spin with air!

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