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Episode 3833

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Sesame Street
Plot Telly and the Mysterious X
Air date January 20, 1999
Season Season 30 (1998-1999)
Sponsors X, 4
Syndication 123 Sesame Street, PBS Sprout

Telly Monster keeps seeing a letter X with weird-looking eyes appear and then disappear, but nobody believes Telly when he tells them about the strange-looking X. Eventually, the others see the X, which turns out to just be a normal X wearing strange sunglasses.


  • Film: Ornate Xs spin around in accompaniment to a song. (EKA: Episode 3058)
  • Cartoon: Campers don't want to play ring toss with Zork, until their counselor reminds them not to be judgmental. (EKA: Episode 3033)
  • Film: Four butterflies fly across a film of a waterfall. (EKA: Episode 2834)
  • Film: Circles of all kinds are displayed as funky rap music plays. (EKA: Episode 3126)
  • Animation: Colored tools build a house out of colored rectangles, squares and triangles. (EKA: Episode 3410)


  • The Street story spoofs The X-Files. The xylophone music that accompanies Telly's X sightings is a musical reference to the X-Files theme.
  • Telly makes an X from a pile of mashed potatoes in a nod to Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
  • During the last sighting, the X makes an in-joke using the Sesame Street theme song: when asked why it wears sunglasses, the letter mentions the bright light on the Street and sings the first few bars of the theme.

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