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Sesame Street
Plot Telly starts a doo-wop group
Air date December 30, 1997
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Sponsors O, 1
Syndication
DVD


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1
Telly and Mr. Handford listen to a record he and his old singing group put out. In a flashback, we see Mr. Handford, in his youth, and his group singing their hit, “You’re the Only One for Me”. Back in the present, Telly gets inspired and wants to create his own singing group, with the name “Telly and the Triangles” already in mind.
Animation
A group of 1s chant, "We're the number 1!"
Song
"We're Talking 'Bout the Number One"
(EKA: Episode 3154)
Muppets
Elmo explains the importance of sleep, but the audience won't stop applauding and let him sleep afterwards.
(EKA: Episode 3053)
Cartoon
The moon listens to everyone say "Good night" in different languages.
(EKA: Episode 2622)
Film
Wegman's dogs form numbers from 0 to 9.
Cartoon
An elephant, a zebra, a hedgehog, an ostrich, a frog and a ladybug create a rhythm with their footsteps.
(EKA: Episode 3023)
Song
"It's the Shpritzer Honker Splasher Sprinkler Tweeter Squirt," the wettest musical instrument.
(EKA: Episode 3408)
Cartoon
Campers don't want to play ring toss with Zork, until their counselor reminds them about being judgmental.
(EKA: Episode 3033)
SCENE 2
Telly rings his triangle outside Oscar’s can, bringing him outside. He asks Oscar if he’d like to join his band, but he declines, since he’s already in his own band: Four Grouches Named Moe and Oscar. When the four Moes arrive, they sing “Big Bad Mess” for Telly. They invite him to be in the band, but Telly also declines and sets off as the band continues rehearsal.
Cartoon
An opera house is full when an operatic tenor sings, but it becomes empty when his partner (of lesser musical talent) attempts to sing. On their way home, the tenor and his partner become stuck on the freeway, where the lanes are full - but all it takes to make them empty is some bad singing.
Artist: Gene Barretta
Film
"I Am So Happy" is sung over footage of a dog catching a girl's frisbee on a beach.
(EKA: Episode 2876)
Cartoon
A lady receives a letter O in the mail, which promptly rolls around her living room.
Artist: ArtistMike
Film
A gymnast twirls ribbons to form the letter O.
(EKA: Episode 3136)
Cartoon
Soul O
Muppets
Cookie Monster and Zoe demonstrate "inside" and "outside"; Cookie takes a cookie outside of the box, and puts it inside his mouth and tummy.
Cartoon
A red scribble demonstrates out and in.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(EKA: Episode 3162)

SCENE 3
Big Bird, Gabi and Baby Bear are about to play baseball when Telly rushes to them and gives them his pitch. He has them envision them performing one of their hits, “Mary Had a Triangle”. However, his friends would rather play baseball.
Film
The floating kids form a triangle.
(EKA: Episode 3122)
Muppets
Ernie sings "Imagine That", a song about imagining things that he'd like to be. First, he imagines that he's a knight in shining armor who battles a dragon. Then he imagines being a sailor crossing the sea. Finally, he decides that he's happy being himself.
(EKA: Episode 2784)
Cartoon
Gerald's dog Sparky likes to pretend he's an alligator.
(EKA: Episode 1563)
Film
A zydeco band plays "Allons a Lafayette" while people dance.
(EKA: Episode 2687)
Animation
Fans reveal the letter O.
(EKA: Episode 3021)
Cartoon
O for open, off, owl, ocean
(EKA: Episode 3091)
Cartoon
The O falls off a man's grocery store sign; he tries replacing it with a donut, then a pizza, neither of which work. Finally, the sign man paints it on.
(EKA: Episode 2503)
SCENE 4
Telly tries to convince his friends to be in his band, but Baby Bear, Big Bird and Gabi would rather sing about porridge, birdseed and caterpillars (respectively). The group then argues over their problem.
Cartoon
Hands embrace the words LOVE. (new music added)
(EKA: Episode 2125)
Muppets
Grover and Rosita explain the concept of "love" in 15 seconds. Grover exasperates about the assignment, but Rosita intervenes just in time.
Cartoon
Madrigal Alphabet
(EKA: Episode 1093)
Song
Kevin Clash sings "Skin".
(EKA: Episode 2749)
Muppets / Celebrity
Elmo thinks that Whoopi's skin is a very pretty brown. Whoopi likes Elmo's soft red fur. Elmo admires Whoopi's bouncy hair, too. Elmo suggests that they trade, but Whoopi says that they can't -- it doesn't come off. But even if she could trade, she wouldn't want to. She likes her skin and her hair, and she wants to keep it. Elmo says that he wants to keep his fur, too.
(First: Episode 2746)
Cartoon
Esmae's wooden clown breaks, and she is about to throw it away, when it suggests she use glue to fix it.
(EKA: Episode 3006)
Song
"Papermaking Song"
SCENE 5
Mr. Handford inspects the yelling, and Telly blames him for it for giving him the idea. Mr. Hanford has them cooperate and sing a song about the things they each love in harmony.
Cartoon
A seal and a bear fight over a circus ball, but learn to cooperate.
(EKA: Episode 3427)
Muppets
Two-Headed Monster: HAT
(EKA: Episode 2477)
Cartoon
Song: AT words
Film
A girl narrates a film of how pan dulce, Mexican bread, is made.
(EKA: Episode 3076)
Animation
Counting from 10-0 (Latin rhythm) (edited)
(EKA: Episode 3048)
Cartoon
Wilma Wiggins makes the very best of a very silly situation by hiccoughing her way through an opera.
(EKA: Episode 2963)
Song
Leon Redbone sings "Have You Ever."
(EKA: Episode 3385)

SCENE 6
In front of a crowd of street patrons (including Elmo, Papa Bear, Bert and Ernie), Mr. Handford presents the singing group now known as “Telly and the Triangle, Porridge, Birdseed and Caterpillar Lovers”, who sing a doo-wop song about the things they love. Mr. Handford announces the sponsors.
COMING SOON
Coming soon on Sesame Street: Baby Bear tries to describe his nightmare to Telly.


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