Telly Monster often appears as a reporter for Monster on the Spot, dressed in a hat and neck tie. While Sesame Street News often takes place in a variety of areas, "Monster on the Spot" reports usually cover things that happen on Sesame Street.
Telly once appeared in a Sesame Street News Flash sketch as a reporter. In that sketch it was mentioend that he worked for Sesame Street News, but he also referred to himself as a "Monser on the Street" reporter. In this appearance he wore a trenchcoat in addition to his hat and tie.
- Telly watches Melissa as she asks three kids if she can play with them.
- Episode 2405: Telly interviews Maria and Luis, who have just fallen in love with each other.
- Big Bird's Birthday or Let Me Eat Cake: Telly asks Count von Count if he supports public broadcasting.
- Episode 3055: Telly interviews Little Miss Muffett, who has just gotten married and therefore has to change her nursery rhyme.
- Episode 3788: Telly covers the world's shortest game of hide-and-seek.
- Episode 4059: Telly covers a story in which it's revealed that Curly Bear doesn't like porridge.
- Episode 4087: Telly interviews Baby Bear, who tells him the story of what The Three Bears did during their walk.
- Episode 4133: Telly covers "National Try a New Food Day" on Sesame Street.