|Plot||Telly learns to catch a ball|
|Air date||April 4, 2005 (season premiere)|
|Season||Season 36 (2005)|
|COLD OPEN||Healthy Moment: Elmo and Rosita are playing baseball together with Joe Torre watching them. Elmo asks Joe Torre on how he should pitch the ball to Rosita. However, Joe Torre tells Elmo to walk her because it is good for the lungs, heart, muscle, and it keeps your body healthy. So Elmo and Rosita decide not to play baseball and go for a walk instead.|
| ||SCENE||Baby Bear and Casey are playing catch with the ball, when Baby Bear notice the viewer and welcome them to Sesame Street. He says that everyone is playing catch today. Telly Monster arrives, and Baby Bear asks if he wants to play catch. Telly says that he never learned how to catch a ball. Baby Bear tries to throw the ball at him, but Telly can’t catch it.|
| ||SCENE, cont'd||Baby Bear suggests to Telly that he should have his hands out to catch the ball. Telly does this, but he misses again. Baby Bear tells him that his eyes are closed, and that he should keep his eye on the ball. But with his hands out and his eyes focused on the ball, Telly still can’t catch it. Baby Bear gets a wee inspiration and takes off.|
| ||SCENE, cont'd||Baby Bear comes back with his invention, the “Keep-your-eye-on-the-ball-and-catch-it Machine". Baby Bear lets the ball roll down and onto the springy ramp that shoots the ball high in the sky.|
|SCENE, cont'd||Telly sees the ball and tries to catch it, but it bounces on his head.|
| ||SCENE, cont'd||Rosita returns the ball, and Baby Bear explains that Telly is trying to learn how to catch. Rosita teaches him what her aunt, Rosa, has taught her. They stand close together, and she gives the ball to Telly. Telly is excited that he has caught the ball, but Baby Bear points out that it's not really a catch since they're too close. Rosita explains that they'll now move farther back from each other and she will pass the ball to him. She throws the ball to Telly, but he misses it again. Rosita leaves to go talk to her aunt about this problem.|
Baby Bear asks Maria for help. Maria uses her method of catching, by having Telly catch a bigger ball. She gets a beach ball from a girl, Victoria, and tosses it to Telly, but he misses it. Baby Bear asks Victoria if she has a bigger ball, but she says that's the only big ball they have.
| ||SCENE, cont'd||As Victoria leaves, a cow arrives. Telly and Baby Bear recognize her from the nursery rhyme, Hey Diddle Diddle, as the cow who jumped over the moon. The cow says that Telly could catch her after she jumps over the moon. The cow gets a running start and then jumps really high. When she returns to Earth, Telly catches the cow. More confident now, he tries to catch the ball again -- but he misses!|
Baby Bear and Maria encourage Telly not to give up. Baby Bear says that even a major league player would never give up. Baby Bear gets another idea, and runs off. He returns with Joe Torre, manager of the New York Yankees. Telly explains to Joe that he has a hard time catching a ball. Joe Torre explains that catching is hard, but if Telly keeps practicing, he'll be able to do it.
| ||SCENE, cont'd||As Joe returns to his Yankees baseball game, Baby Bear asks him if he could return their ball. Joe throws the ball to them -- and Telly catches it! Maria and Baby Bear congratulate Telly. Then Telly and Baby Bear keep practicing to be better at catching.|
|Film||"Play Ball Song" - Children are shown being active while having fun playing with age-appropriate balls.|
|Muppets|| Grover is a personal trainer of his workout video called, "Grover's Monster Workout Video." He exercises with Bobby and Sissy, but he gets tired from swinging his arms, running, and jumping up and down that he faints.|
(EKA: Episode 3227)
|Muppets|| The Letter of the Day Games: D|
Cookie Monster finds a doggie, daisies, and a drowsy Prairie Dawn.
|Animation|| D ... daring ... dazzling ... delightful ... dizzy ... dreaded ... dinosaur!|
(EKA: Episode 3434)
|Cartoon|| D-draw, dent, drop, dancer, done.|
(EKA: Episode 3060)
|Song|| An ode to D-A-D.|
(EKA: Episode 3583)
|Muppets|| The Spanish Word of the Day: baila|
An elephant hears music, and wants to dance. Rosita then informs the elephant that baila means "dance."
(First: Episode 4058)
|Film|| Everybody dance now! Kids in all sorts of situations and locales dance.|
(EKA: Episode 3992)
|Cartoon||Healthy Food Cartoon: Apple.|
|Muppets||Elmo rides a tricycle and sings "Riding My Tricycle" to express his joy and pride in the activity.|
|Film|| Lindsey practices her basketball shooting with Steph.|
(EKA: Episode 3556)
|Muppets||Muppet & Kid Moments: Papa Bear asks Antonio what his favorite sport is and they talk about exercise.|
|Muppets|| Ernie and Bert: In song, Ernie tells Bert to "Wake Up!" even though it's far from morning. By the end of the song, Bert is restless.|
(First: Episode 4036)
Global Grover: Grover returns from the Netherlands, and wishes to learn how to ride a bicycle. In his film, he narrates as Natalie practices and learns how to ride a bike. Afterwards, Grover finds out that in spite of his practicing, he still doesn't know how to stop!
| ||Film|| The Number of the Day: 4|
A remake of the Number Song Series brings forth 4.
|Cartoon|| Number Guy: ‘’’How Many Elephants Can You Fit in a Room?’’’ The answer is 4.|
(EKA: Episode 3358)
|Animation|| Four butterflies fly across a film of a waterfall.|
(EKA: Episode 2834)
|Animation|| "Pineapple Addition"|
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 3159)
|Muppets|| Hero Guy|
Hero Guy hits a fly ball, but will Hero Guy be able to catch it?
(First: Episode 3984)
|Muppets|| Elmo's World: Hands |
(First: Episode 3925)
|Insert|| The Adventures of Trash Gordon: |
Trash and the Itchies have an itch on their backs, which they can't reach. They all cooperate by scratching each other's backs.
- Sonia Manzano as Maria
- Martin P. Robinson as Telly Monster
- Pam Arciero as Telly's right hand
- David Rudman as Baby Bear
- Joey Mazzarino as Baby Bear's right hand
- This is the first Sesame Street season premiere not to have a new Elmo's World segment in it. The first new segment of Season 36, "School", appeared ten episodes later, in Episode 4093. Episode 4213 became the second Sesame Street season premiere to follow suit.
- This episode is featured in a behind-the-scenes video on the Sesame Family Robinson blog.
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