|Plot||Telly joins the Letter of the Month Club|
|Air date||April 28, 2004|
|Season||Season 35 (2004)|
|Syndication||PBS Kids Sprout|
|Releases|| TV Episode Fun Pack: Volume 1|
The Letter of the Month Club
ABCs with Elmo
| ||My Favorite Sesame Street Moments: Larry King|
| ||Alan is busily putting frosting on a cake, when he notice the viewer and welcomes them to Sesame Street. He says its Henrietta Honker’s birthday today and the party is going to be at Hooper's Store. Suddenly, Telly came in and is excited today. He told Alan about this special offer he saw last night on the Alphabet Channel of a free membership for "The Letter of the Month" club for people who love the alphabet. Since he signed up, he gets a different alphabet letter every month, until he has the complete set. Today, he gets his first letter and he couldn’t wait.|
| ||At that moment, a deliveryman arrived, saying he is looking for “1304 Sesame Street” for a delivery for Telly Monster. As Telly excitedly claim that is him, the delivery man introduce himself as Vinny and he brings Telly his first letter, A. Telly comments on how shiny it is and Alan noticed how the letter is light. Vinny explained that it is made out of aluminum, which also starts with the letter A.|
| ||After noticing how excited Telly was on getting his first letter, Vinny told him he has a extra B that he load on the truck and he could give it to him a month early. Telly accepts it and Vinny brings him the letter, B. The B has a button on it that when Telly pressed it, a bell sound went off. Telly was so excited that he told Alan that he couldn’t wait to get them all. Vinny comments that he could arrange for Telly to get all the letters at once and goes off to get them.|
Big Bird arrives and says hi to Alan and Telly. He noticed the two letters, A and B, and the cake for Henrietta’s birthday. He comments how there is a lot going on at Hooper’s store. He asked Alan if he can still get something to eat for breakfast and Alan says he could. However, Big Bird has a hard decision on what he should eat that Alan gives him a menu to help him decide.
| || || Vinny comes in with letters, C, D, E, F, and G. He told Telly that some of the letters are functional:|
C has Cookie Monster’s voice saying "C is for Cookie"
D has a voice saying, “D…d…Dog” when pressed
E has a elephant sound when pressed.
F is covered in fur.
G has a voice sneezing and then replies "Gesundheit."
| ||Then Vinny brings in the letter, H, which is huge and hairy. There is also a button on it and when pressed a person’s voice is laughing. By now, Hooper’s Store is getting crowded that Alan tries to tell Vinny to stop bringing in letters, but Vinny didn’t listen and went to get the next set of letters. On the other side, Big Bird is trying to decide between a birdseed muffin and a birdseed bagel.|
| || ||Then Vinny brings in a hanging mobile with the letters I, J, K, L, M, and N. As Alan tries to get Vinny’s attention, Vinny’s cellphone went off and Vinny has to go because a kid’s letter F has his points off. Alan tells Telly that Hooper’s Store is crowded with letters that he has no room for Henrietta’s party. Telly is worried that Vinny would keep bringing in letters till there is no room. Alan tries to contact Vinny by dialing his number that was on the paper.|
| || ||At the letter of the month club office, Vinny picks up the phone and tells Alan to hold on. He brings letters O, P, Q, R, and S on a spinning wheel and leaves before Alan could talk to him. Vinny goes back to the phone and told the caller to hold on and brings the letters T, U, and V. He goes back to the phone before Alan could reply, but goes back to the store after putting the caller on hold, not knowing it was Alan.|
| ||Just then, Telly heard some honking and it was Henrietta’s family. The father honker honk his nose to talk to Alan about the store being crowded and Alan tries to explain to him what’s going on. As the father honker talk to Alan, he accidentally knocks the table with the T,U, and V and the other table with C, D, E, F, and G. Sounds and voice coming from most of the letters went off. In the middle of the chaos, Big Bird has made a decision on the bagel, but then changes his mind.|
| ||As Alan was about to go insane, Vinny appeared to give the last letters, W, X, Y, and Z in picture frames on the wall. Alan tries again to get Vinny’s attention, but Telly stops Vinny before he leaves. He tells Vinny that although he loves the letters, he would like for Vinny to take them away so Alan has room for Henrietta’s party.|
| || ||Vinny agrees with Telly and in a flash, he takes all the letters from Hooper’s Store that the place was back the way it was. Telly is sad that all the letters are gone and Alan tries to cheer him up by singing the alphabet song. Halfway through the song, Vinny comes back and replies that since Telly was one of the 50 people to sign up, he gets a miniature collection of the alphabet set as the original alphabet collection. When Alan presses the button on the tiny G, the voice was still heard, but with a higher voice.|
| || ||As Telly and Alan admire the tiny alphabet collection, they heard honking outside and went to investigate. It turns out that the honkers have the party outside Hooper’s Store and Big Bird was there to join them. Big Bird told Alan that after all the decisions for what he wants for breakfast, he decides to have a piece of the birthday cake. As Alan cuts the cake, he invited Vinny to join in the party and Telly talks to Vinny about the alphabet collection.|
| ||Animals and acrobats form letters in the Alphabet Circus.|
| || "Letter R Menu"|
(EKA: Episode 3777)
| || The letter R is made out of rocks, painted, and found on the road.|
(EKA: Episode 3742)
| || The Spanish Word of the Day: feliz|
Maria, Luis, and Slimey are all "feliz" (happy). Oscar is also feliz, but doesn't want anyone to know.
(First: Episode 4042)
Cut from the Sprout version.
| || "Happy Happiness," against footage of kids playing at a beach.|
(EKA: Episode 3320)
| || ||Journey to Ernie:|
In a surprising departure from the norm, it's a "Journey to Big Bird", as Big Bird hides at the circus and Ernie seeks.
(First: Episode 4058)
| || Muppet & Kid Moments: Ernie presents Richie typing his name on the computer.|
(First: Episode 3908)
| ||Miles sings "ABC Hip Hop" with Herry Monster, Telly, Grover, Zoe, Elmo, Rosita, Cookie Monster, and two other monsters.|
(First: Episode 4053)
| || || Global Grover: Grover has surfed back from Hawaii. He narrates his film while footage of a hula party plays. Afterward, Grover remembers that his grass skirt is a rental!|
(First: Episode 4054)
| || || Global Thingy|
In a movie parody of Braveheart, Global Thingy stops a fight between two groups of Thingies.
(First: Episode 4056)
| || The Number of The Day: 18|
A jumping number 18 arrives as the Number of the Day.
(First: Episode 3993)
| || 18 pigs form various acrobatic pyramids.|
(EKA: Episode 4030)
| || Kid mural painting #18|
(EKA: Episode 3696).
| ||Elmo's World: Mail|
(First: Episode 4031)
- Some of the letters Telly receives from the Letter of the Month club have sound chips with David Rudman's voice.
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