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Telly Monster Through the Years

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The evolution of Telly Monster.

Image As seen in / Year Notes
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Sesame Street
Season 10
(early 1979)
Telly debuts in Episode 1257 as the "Television Monster." Though very much resembling design-wise his present day self, Telly has swirling red spirals for pupils and antennae sprouting from his head. He also has a more triangular shaped head, a more bulbous nose, and longer eyelashes.
Telly-Mid80s
Sesame Street
Season 15
(1979 - 1987)
After his initial appearances, Telly adopts his more recognizable persona, becoming an obsessive worrier. The puppet is refurbished; removing all aspects of his original incarnation. He has a wider pear shaped head and a larger nose which becomes a solid tear drop shape.
Telly-Season20
Sesame Street
Season 20
(1987 - 1992)
Telly's eyelids, which now have ridges, can be raised and lowered through a mechanism inside the puppet. His pupils slightly shrink in size. Telly also loses some of his hair.
Telly-Season24
Sesame Street
Season 24
(1992 - 1993)
The color of Telly's tongue fades into a pale light orange-pink.
Telly-90's
Sesame Street
Season 26
(1993 - 1998)
Telly's nose is more rounded, and his hair is longer.
Telly-Season30
Sesame Street
Season 30
(1998 - 2001)
The last revision of the original Telly puppet, with a bulkier nose and even longer hair. Although the puppet was retired from the show after Season 31, performer Marty Robinson continues to use it for his short films on the Sesame Family Robinson blog and for live appearances.
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Sesame Street
Season 32
(2001 - present)
Telly is completely rebuilt using pieces from a preexisting Telly puppet.[1] His fur has become longer and deeper purple in color. His nose is smaller and more separated from his eyes. Also, Telly's eyelids can now be fully lowered to express sadness or sleepiness.
Alternate Telly Monster Puppets Version / Year
AltTelly01
Full-Body
(1984 - present)
This version of the Telly puppet is used for full body shots and has also occasionally been used as a spare Telly puppet for costuming. While the regular puppet is built with a sack-body, similar to Cookie Monster, this version has live-hand arms like Baby Bear.
AltTelly02
Blue-Screen
(2004)
As seen in A Magical Halloween Adventure and Happy, Healthy, Ready for School, this Telly puppet features light green eyelids for blue-screen use.

Sources

  1. "Telly Monster Triva" at Sesame Family Robinson

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