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Sesame Street
Plot CinderTelly
Air date April 17, 1992
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Sponsors H, O, 7
Syndication
Releases

CinderTelly

This page has been compiled from a Japanese episode guide, and may or may not be equivalent to the American PBS broadcast.
Picture Segment Description
2990scene1
SCENE 1
Flo Bear has rewritten Cinderella, and Telly is worried that he won't like it, until she tells him the title of her story is "CinderTelly".
Alligatorking2
Cartoon
The Alligator King
Artist: Bud Luckey
(EKA: Episode 0812)
E&b-puppy
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Ernie brings a surprise home, and he tells Bert to guess what it is. The surprise turns out to be a puppy. Bert wants to call the puppy "Norman"; Ernie suggests "Godzilla the Wonder-Dog".
(EKA: Episode 2292)
BCayard.Skin
Cartoon
A girl talks about her skin.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
2990bus
Film
Spinning Bus Stop sign
(EKA: Episode 0931)
Little chrissy you're alive
Muppets
Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats sing "You're Alive."
(EKA: Episode 2415)
2040l
Cartoon
Consonant Sound Limerick: H - Horse
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 2040)
2990scene2
SCENE 2
Flo Bear begins to read the story of CinderTelly to Telly and some kids. Telly is sad that CinderTelly's father and stepbrothers treat him so badly, and Flo Bear has to remind Telly that it's only a story. Telly gets angry at Flo for writing such a sad story and making CinderTelly go through so much hardship.
AMike.Angryboy
Cartoon
A little boy describes a time when he got angry after his toy truck was destroyed by a big kid.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 2849)
Paperblankets
Film
Some Navajo kids narrate a film about how their blankets are woven, and how they make paper blankets in school.
Moreorless
Muppets
"I Love You (More or Less)"
2356-9
Cartoon
In rhyme, a man points out animals who stole and/or ruined his clothing.
(EKA: Episode 0971)
Jamal
Film
A Caucasian boy narrates a film of himself hanging out with his African American friend Jamal.
(EKA: Episode 2787)
Frogseeds
Animation
A frog is formed out of seeds.
(EKA: Episode 2900)
3956w
Muppets / Celebrity
Robin Williams asks Elmo and the kids whether they would allow a nonsense talking, horned two-headed stranger to play baseball with them. The Two-Headed Monster shows up to play.
(EKA: Episode 2795)
3990c
Cartoon
Rap #7
(EKA: Episode 2506)
2990scene3
SCENE 3
The story continues. CinderTelly is friends with three mice, who help him with his housework. Then a messenger comes to announce that every boy and girl in the kingdom is invited to the palace for a ball in honor of the princess, who is new in town and wants to make friends. CinderTelly thinks he can't go because he doesn't know how to dance, but that doesn't matter--it's a bowling ball.
PingPongBallsToon
Cartoon
A little girl imagines what would happen if she dropped her bag of ping pong balls.
(EKA: Episode 0899)
Song.loveyouspring
Muppets
Guy Smiley sings "I'll Love You in Springtime."
(EKA: Episode 2641)
Yoyoman.boygetslost
Cartoon
A boy gets lost, and encounters a man with a yo-yo, who tells him to remember everything he passed.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 0668)
2990hot
Film
Hot
3976zn
Cartoon
Gerald's dog Sparky likes to pretend he's an alligator.
(EKA: Episode 1563)
2990scene4
SCENE 4
CinderTelly has nothing to wear to the ball, and Telly predicts that CinderTelly's fairy godmother comes to the rescue. Instead, Whamo the rental magician appears and provides an old shirt and shoes. He tells CinderTelly to clean them up and put sparkly things on them, maybe some odor eaters on the shoes--recycle the outfit and it will be good as new. The mice offer to help. CinderTelly asks Whamo if he could recycle his hair into a pompadour, but Whamo is only a magician, not a beautician.
Oldtoynewtoy
Cartoon
A gorilla outgrows his toy fire truck, and is about to throw it away, when he decides to pass it on to his little brother.
SurpriseBalloons
Film
Balloons are popped in front of kids' faces, demonstrating surprise.
Brucestringbean

Song.borntoadd
Muppets
Bruce Stringbean, Clarice and S Street Band perform "Born To Add."
(EKA: Episode 2477)
2990kidsdancing
Film
Kids dancing
3459cookiediana
Muppets
Cookie Monster and Diana talk about ideas.
Haroldhoward
Cartoon
Harold and Howard think of H words.
(EKA: Episode 1056)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
2990scene5
SCENE 5
With CinderTelly dressed in his bowling outfit, Whamo thinks his work is done, until CinderTelly says he'll need a bowling ball. Whamo asks for the assistance of one of the mice, so he can turn him into a bowling ball. Whamo turns the mouse into a baseball instead. He turns the second mouse into a football, and the third mouse into a basketball. Now, with no more mice, Whamo's next trick produces a piece of paper--a gift certificate for Eddie's Bowl & Stroll Gift Shop.
Magician.badday
Cartoon
A magician writes in his diary about the many mishaps during his performance.
(EKA: Episode 2642)
TheHeartofaFrog
Muppets
Kermit the Frog goes to see his doctor, who listens to his heart. Describing what he hears as "groovy", the doctor sings "Heart of a Frog" about different kinds of noises (backed by frog nurses)
(EKA: Episode 2649)
ArtistMikeTeeth
Cartoon
Some yucky little teeth sing praise of Mr. Toothbrush, who brushes them.
Artist: ArtistMike
MariaMike.Carnival
Cast
Carnival barker Mike runs a ball-throwing booth. Maria s decide to try winning a prize by knocking down all the bottles. She tries twice, and knocks some of them down, then she lets Travis try his luck. He not only knocks all the bottles down, but the stand as well! For a prize, he wants the ball, which he obtains by way of reverse footage.
(EKA: Episode 2727)
Sunflowers
Film
A boy compares the growth of the sunflowers to his own height. (Raposo instrumental)
(EKA: Episode 0850)
AllByMyself01

AllByMyself02
Muppets
"Ladies and gentlemen, the Starlight Hotel takes great pride in presenting the world's favorite six-year-old entertainer, Miss Prairie Dawn!" Prairie sings "All By Myself" with a backup group of monsters.
(EKA: Episode 2124)
Opencartoon
Cartoon
O is for Open
(First: Episode 0014)
2990scene6
SCENE 6
Flo Bear finishes reading the story, in which CinderTelly made friends with the princess, but she didn't learn his name and searched the whole kingdom for a fit to the bowling shoe he left. She found him and they became best friends. Telly announces the end of the story prematurely--Flo announces the sponsors, and Telly correctly cheers the end of the story.

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