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Written by  Christopher Cerf and Norman Stiles
Music by 
Lyrics by 
Date  1974
Publisher  Splotched Animal Music Company (BMI)
Original performance
Earliest Known Appearance:
Episode 0733

"Telephone Rock" is a Sesame Street song performed by Little Jerry and the Monotones. In this song, Little Jerry gets into a telephone booth, where he starts singing to the operator, and eventually the Monotones pop up and join him. They duck down before the operator asks who it is that's calling her. They do this again a few times, harassing the operator until she shows up and has a cop arrest them (by shutting the telephone booth door and carrying it away).


  • This song was also included in the 1990 video Rock & Roll, and was actually used as a plot point in that video. In that video, the opening scene with Little Jerry getting into the telephone booth, and the ending with Little Jerry acknowledging the fact that the cop is taking them away ("Hey, put that booth down!"), were cut.
  • The police officer that arrested the band in the telephone booth at the end of the song was performed by Marty Robinson at the end of the "Rock & Roll!" VHS and had a Scottish accent. On the "Signs!" album, he was performed by Jerry Nelson, and had an English accent.


Audio (album version)

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