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Sesame Street
Plot Telly, Elmo and Baby Bear make up a story together.
Air date January 21, 2000
Season Season 31 (2000)
Sponsors N, 17
Syndication 123 Sesame Street, PBS Sprout
Releases

3865

Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1
Big Bird is walking down the Street, saying hi to everyone he meets. He passed by Elmo and Telly, who are sitting on the steps of 123 Sesame Street. When he leaves, Elmo and Telly both started to chant “Story!” together and then Baby Bear comes by chanting too. They notice the viewer and welcomes them as Baby Bear introduce today's sponsors. Telly mentions that the reason why he, Elmo, and Baby Bear are chanting story is because they are going to take turns at telling a story together that Maria has taught them. However, they find it more fun swaying back and forth while chanting “Story!” over again.
Cartoon
First, Middle, Last (men on horse)
(EKA: Episode 2292)
Muppets
Ernie asks about The Letter of the Day.
(EKA: Episode 3816)
Film
Alphaboy: Nibbling Noodles with Neighbor Nora
(EKA: Episode 3402)
Cartoon
A tiny ant pushes the huge N into its place in the alphabet.
(EKA: Episode 1257)
Film
The floating kids form a letter N.
(EKA: Episode 3109)
SCENE 2
After chanting and swaying back and forth, Telly, Elmo, and Baby Bear are ready to tell their story. Baby Bear ask what they do first and Telly explains that a story has three parts: a beginning, middle, and end. Then Telly points to the next segment to better explain it.
Cartoon
"Beginning, Middle, End" (new sound effects added)
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(EKA: Episode 2679)
SCENE 2
cont'd
After watching the last segment, Baby Bear understands how to tell a story and is ready to get start. The order goes that Elmo would tell the beginning, Telly would tell the middle, and Baby Bear would tell the end of the story. At first, Baby Bear didn’t want to tell the end because he would have to wait a long time for his turn to come up, but Elmo and Telly tell him that the end of the story is the most important part. After hearing that, Baby Bear felt better and decide to join in.
Cartoon
Beginning / middle / end: a beatnik follows a trombonist's note through a long horn.
(EKA: Episode 3691)
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Samantha sings The Alphabet Song while Grover dances.
(EKA: Episode 3683)

SCENE 3
Back on the street, Elmo starts to tell the beginning of the story. The story starts off in the Kingdom of Friend where everyone is sad because they are no number 17s around. The reason there are no number 17s is because a dragon has taken it. Suddenly Sir Elmotine appeared and said that he would bring back the number 17 from the dragon so everyone can be happy again.
SCENE 3
cont'd
The story sounds exciting that Baby Bear wants to know what will happen. Now it is Telly’s turn to tell the story. To help him think, Telly suggested they watch some films on the number 17 and point to the next segment…
Cartoon
Rap #17
(First: Episode 2488)
Film
Kid mural painting #17
(EKA: Episode 3665)
Animation
Masked March #17
(EKA: Episode 3368)

SCENE 4
After watching the last segments on the number 17, Telly is ready to tell the middle of the story. The story starts off from when Sir Elmotine was going to look for the dragon, who has taken the number 17. Sir Elmotine searches the whole forest, but he didn’t know where the dragon lived. Suddenly Sir Cowboy Telly arrived on his pogo stick and offered his help to Sir Elmotine to find where the dragon lived. After a few steps, Sir Elmotine and Sir Cowboy Telly arrived at the dragon’s cave. At that moment, the dragon came out and roared at them. They all look at each other and then the dragon started to open his mouth…
SCENE 4
cont'd
Telly suddenly ends the middle story from there. Now it is Baby Bear’s turn to end the story, but he needs a second to think up the best ending ever.
Cartoon
Slot-machine legs: Cowboy & horse
(EKA: Episode 2073)
Muppets
Ernie recites a poem which introduces a Cookie Monster segment ...
Muppets
Monsterpiece Theater: "Howard's End"
(EKA: Episode 3691)
Film
A lady discovers a monumental "N."
(EKA: Episode 3722)
Cartoon
N is for nose (new music/sfx added)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 2230)
SCENE 5
Elmo wonders if Baby Bear thought up an ending to the story and wonders if Sir Elmotine might get eaten by the dragon. Telly wonders if the same thing might happen to Sir Cowboy Telly. However, Baby Bear is still thinking on the ending.
Film / Animation
A class makes up a story about a fish named Billy, which is told through animation based on the kids' drawings.
(EKA: Episode 3765)
Cartoon
Ernie and Rubber Duckie introduce the number of the day.
(First: Episode 3786)
Animation
Abstract count to 17.
(EKA: Episode 2820)
Animation
Ornate 17s swing by.
(EKA: Episode 3727)

SCENE 6
Finally, Baby Bear has come up with an ending to the story. Before Baby Bear could tell it, Mama Bear had just arrived and told him to come home to clean his room. Baby Bear tells Elmo and Telly that he would be right back and goes off to clean his room. However, Elmo and Telly could not wait and hope that Baby Bear returns back soon.
Cartoon
Jerry Nelson sings "In My Book."
(EKA: Episode 3079)
Muppets
Ernie and Rubber Duckie are ready to count.
(EKA: Episode 3813)
Celebrity
The Count (in voiceover) counts the number of times Angel Corella spins.
(EKA: Episode 3744)

SCENE 7
Elmo and Telly are still waiting for Baby Bear and wondering when he is going to arrive. Just then, Maria was coming out from 123 Sesame Street and said hi to Elmo and Telly, who were startled when they heard her. She asks what was wrong with them and Elmo and Telly explain to her that they are waiting for Baby Bear to tell them the end of their story. Suddenly, Elmo told Telly that they could both make up their own ending to their story. While Maria thought it is better to wait till Baby Bear comes back, Telly like Elmo’s idea and tells Elmo to go first. Elmo’s ending was that Sir Cowboy Telly got scared and ran off while Sir Elmotine gets the number 17. Telly’s ending was that Sir Elmotine went home to take a nap and the dragon likes Sir Cowboy Telly’s hat that he gave the number 17 to him. They both ask Maria which ending she liked best and Maria didn’t know how to tell them. At that moment, Baby Bear came back and Elmo, Telly, and Maria were happy to see him. Now, Baby Bear can tell his ending to the story.
SCENE 7
cont'd
Sir Elmo and Sir Cowboy Telly were scared of the dragon until they realize he is a handsome dragon. The dragon (Baby Bear playing the role now) ask why they disturb him from his slumber and Sir Elmotine said that the Kingdom of Friend is sad because the dragon took their number 17. Sir Elmotine ask the dragon if he can return it back and Sir Cowboy Telly said please. The dragon was happy because no one has ever asked him nicely and he returned the number 17 to them. Everyone in the Kingdom of Friends were happy and they all had popcorn, ice cream, and porridge.
SCENE 7
cont'd
Elmo and Telly were impressed at how the story ends and thought it was worth waiting for. Baby Bear said that he had fun telling it to them. Then Elmo goes off to feed Dorothy, while Telly was telling Baby Bear about his favorite part of the popcorn, ice cream, and porridge.
Muppets
Elmo's World: Singing
(First: Episode 3851)
SCENE 8
Maria is glad that they all had a good time telling their story. She also mentions that there is something else that Elmo, Telly, and Baby Bear can say which has a beginning, a middle, and an end. After knowing what it was, they all divided on up on who was going to announce each part of the sponsors. Elmo announce the letter of the day, Telly announce the number of the day, and Baby Bear announce the production. The group waved good-bye as a full credit follows.

Notes

  • Kermit the Frog makes a rare appearance in his reporter outfit in the Street Scene. He is seen talking to Susan at the beginning of the episode, but does not speak when Big Bird says hello to them.


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