The man in his "Banana Man" guise
DEBUT 1991
PATTERN Large Lavender Live Hand

The Telephone Man appears in Episode 2819 of Sesame Street.

He visits Oscar's trash can, where Oscar assumes he's visiting to either fix his telephone or sell him a new one. The man simply replies that he's educating people on the world "TELEPHONE," brandishing a sign of the word.

He returns twice more to the can, first as the Milk Man, then as the Banana Man, doing the same shtick.