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Episode 4029

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Sesame Street
Plot Telly's Cousin Izzy Visits
Air date April 11, 2002
Season Season 33 (2002)
Sponsors I, 5, and a few of Telly's triangles
Releases You Can Ask


Picture Segment Description

Gordon leads Big Bird, Telly and a group of kids in Everybody Wash on the front stoop of 123 Sesame Street.

Destiny's Child performs "A New Way To Walk" with Grover, Elmo and Zoe.
(First: Episode 3984)
The Number of the Day: 5
5 bats arrive as the Number of the Day.
(First: Episode 3998)
Five outlines of people dance.
Artist: Keith Haring
(EKA: Episode 3050)
Two girls clap out five.
(EKA: Episode 3007)

Telly is worried that his visiting cousin, Izzy, won't like triangles, but it turns out that Izzy likes them so much that he bullies Telly and steals them. Telly is so angry, he considers hitting Izzy.

SCENE 2, cont'd
Gordon has Telly imagine what would happen if Telly fights: they would fight each other and both end up in the hospital, and Izzy would still have the triangles.
SCENE 2, cont'd
Telly kindly asks Izzy again like Gordon said, but it doesn't work. Gordon asks Izzy how he would feel if he took his hat, which helps Izzy to reconsider. Then Big Bird invites Telly and Izzy to play softball, an activity which won't endanger Telly's triangles.
Muppets / Film
Elmo talks about his feelings, and introduces the kids talking about their feelings.
(EKA: Episode 3987)

Journey To Ernie
Big Bird sets off on a Journey To Ernie. First, Big Bird looks for Ernie's box in the chicken coop.
Stop-motion animated fruit form a face which wants some cherries for earrings.
Journey To Ernie
Big Bird looks for Ernie's box by walking across the tightrope.
A girl named Shirley performs in the circus; her father is a clown. Other acts in the circus include elephant training and elephant jumping.
(EKA: Episode 3529)
Journey To Ernie
Big Bird looks for Ernie's box by dancing at the discotech. We found him!
Ernie sings "Imagine That", a song about imagining things that he'd like to be. First, he imagines that he's a knight in shining armor who battles a dragon. Then he imagines being a sailor crossing the sea. Finally, he decides that he's happy being himself.
(EKA: Episode 2598)
Come back tomorrow for another Journey To Ernie.
Hero Guy
Baby Bear gets distracted and draws Hero Guy with a Super Big Hand by accident. Now Hero Guy can play basketball faster and squeeze lemons for lemonade.
(First: Episode 3965)
The Letter of the Day: I
Instead of eating the Letter I Cookie, Cookie Monster decides to just lick its icing. Now it's no longer The Letter Of The Day cookie.
(First: Episode 4007)
Three characters retrieve instruments from inside the Letter I.
You've Got A Letter: I
(EKA: Episode 4007)
The Spanish Word of the Day: libro
Professor Grover can't remember what a libro is, despite the fact that he's holding one.
(First: Episode 3990)
Elmo's World: Flowers, Plants & Trees
(EKA: Episode 3895)
Big Bird reads the sponsors, and is joined by Telly with his triangles.


  • This episode was pulled after its initial broadcast, after research discovered that children were more interested in Telly and Izzy's argument, rather than the episode's anti-bullying message.[1]


  1. Sesame Street: A Celebration - 40 Years of Life on the Street, page 161

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