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SESAME STREET
TELLY wants OSCAR to say "Hola" to him
Air date May 3, 1990
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Written by Sonia Manzano
Sponsors B, G, 12
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Street Scenes
Picture Segment Description
2739 a
SCENE 1
In Hooper’s Store, Maria is placing a call to her mother in Puerto Rico, while TELLY practices saying some simple Spanish vocabulary to say over the phone. When he’s given the receiver, he’s only able to say "Hola," having forgotten the rest. Maria points out he can say it again to the viewer, welcoming them to SESAME STREET.
Bear bicycle
Cartoon
B is for bear, bicycle, bump, branch, & bee.
Fuzzy & Blue (& Orange)
Muppets
GROVER, HERRY, COOKIE MONSTER & FRAZZLE sing "Fuzzy & BLUE (& ORANGE)."
ChickenFootball
Cartoon
A chicken gets an idea to sit on a football & hatch it like an egg.
Artist: Dan Haskett
Gordon Rain
Film
Gordon preaches the importance of RAIN as it starts to do so in his office.
Orangutans film
Film
Orangutans playing (piano music)
Bert's Purple Hand
Muppets
BERT can’t go on a trip with ERNIE because HIS hand has purple paint on it. ERNIE puts a mitten on BERT’s hand to cover it, but BERT still won’t go because HE looks silly wearing one mitten. So ERNIE completes the outfit with another mitten, a hat, a scarf, & a sled. ERNIE then reveals that they are going to the beach.
Follow snake
Cartoon
A snake has a knot in his middle, & he can’t find his end. The detective helps the snake find his end ... playing drums in a band.
2739 b
SCENE 2
TELLY continues saying "Hola" & wants to say it to OSCAR, who doesn’t respond with "Hola" back. He does, however, when Maria & Gabi happen by, as he provides his "favorite GROUCH" with an empty box to play with. OSCAR again refuses to say "Hola" back to TELLY, who thinks of a way he can make it happen.
3142 j
Cartoon
Is no one afraid of The Big Bad Wolf?
Forgetful Jones Takes a Trip
Muppets
Clementine & Buster the Horse get on a train, & try to tell Forgetful Jones that he’s supposed to get on the train with them, but Forgetful Jones would much rather remember on his own why he’s at the train station. The train leaves just as Forgetful remembers why he’s there.
Song Do With a Fruit
Song
Joe Raposo sings "What Do You Do With a Fruit?"
Title 01 40 0001
Cartoon
The word "YES" follows a man.
Sesame Street News Flash Huff & Puff school
Muppets
SESAME STREET News Flash
The Big Bad Wolf opens a school for huffing & puffing.
Ladybugs' Picnic
Cartoon
"Ladybugs' Picnic"
2739 c
SCENE 3
Since OSCAR said "Hola" to Gabi, a baby, TELLY pretends that he’s a baby as well, hoping OSCAR will say "Hola" to him. As he sucks on a bottle, OSCAR instead thinks TELLY looks silly. TELLY believes he needs a more convincing outfit & dashes off again.
G for Giggle
Cartoon
G is For Giggle (voice of Allen Swift)
Blacksmith Wolf
Film
A girl & her friend David, a blacksmith, talk as he makes an iron wolf for his door.
2257 x
Cartoon
"Five Baby Oysters"
Rhymies at sea
Muppets
"The Rhymies at Sea" - Larry, Mary & Barry sail on a ship, which sinks.
3142 e
Film
Feet wearing all different types of shoes dance.
Clumsy 2 holes
Cartoon
Christopher Clumsy jumps over a hole, & falls into another hole.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
Noimage
SCENE 4
TELLY dresses up like a baby, thinking OSCAR will say "Hola" to him now. OSCAR instead finds his get-up silly.
2963-D7
Film
Colored sand forms the letter B & a buffalo.
Two-Headed Monster story
Muppets
The Two-Headed Monster takes turns reading itself a story.
1576 f
Cartoon
Animated quilt patterns.
1092-18
Muppets
GROVER is astonished to find that he’s multiplied into 4 GROVERs.
Elephant Bear Bridge
Cartoon
An elephant & a bear try to cross a bridge to deliver their packages, but they’re in each other’s way.
B is For Bubble
Song
"B is for Bubble"
Nancy Einstein Brain
Cartoon
Dr. Nancy Einstein shows how the brain works.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
Noimage
SCENE 5
TELLY calls out to Maria from her window, asking what Gabi’s up to at the moment. He imitates her yelling & jumping & explains his behavior. She comes down to the street & tells him his plan won’t really work, especially because he’s much better off not being a baby. She instead encourages him to try some reverse psychology.
Dog YES
Cartoon
A dog answers "Yes" to every question.
Itzhak Perlman Placido Flamingo
Muppets / Celebrity
Itzhak Perlman & a Honker accompany Placido Flamingo in the tenor aria "Vesti la giubba" from Pagliacci. At the end, he says "Bueno, Bueno!! Excellent!! Such feeling! Such depth!" Perlman thanks him for the compliment, but Placido is quick to correct him: "I was talking to the little fuzzy one. But you were good, too. & I...I was brilliant!"
Musical notes G
Animation
G/g musical notes (Gordon voiceover
Film Chores
Film
A look at how families do chores both on a farm & in the city.
Angry goat
Cartoon
"Mad Goat Song"
Artist: Derek Lamb
Ernie's 12 poem
Muppets
Every time ERNIE tries to recite a poem about the number 12, it switches itself around to the number 21 (& vice versa).
(EKA: Episode 2399)


2096 x
Animation
2 balls follow an arrow down a hole.
Noimage
SCENE 6
TELLY pays another visit to OSCAR & requests that he not say "hola." OSCAR naturally defies this & realizes he’s been tricked. After Maria announces the sponsors, TELLY pulls the same trick again to get OSCAR to say "adios."

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