Sesame Street
Plot Telly learns "Sing After Me"
Air date April 1, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Written by Jeff Moss
Sponsors N5

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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Telly arrives late to a sing-along being held at Celina's dance studio, with Big BirdLuis and the kids. They all then sing "Let's Sing a Song That Everybody Knows." Afterwards, Celina tells them they'll be singing a song that nobody knows.
Film Wegman's dogs form all the letters of the alphabet.

(FirstEpisode 3266)

Animation Wooden shapes group themselves by color, then regroup by shape, then assemble themselves into a rocket ship.

(FirstEpisode 3229)

Muppets Muppets cheer on a rocket launch.

(FirstEpisode 0567)

Cartoon A lizard sings about how she likes to be "Above it All" as well as below.
Artist: Sally Cruikshank

(FirstEpisode 2559)

Muppets Elmo and Zoe demonstrate above and below with a cloud.

(FirstEpisode 3367)

Song "There's a Lot of Different Ways to Get to School" (sung by Jerry Nelson)

(FirstEpisode 2751)

Cartoon A little boy asks his big brother questions about what happens at school.
Artist: John Korty

(EKAEpisode 1930)


Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: Caribbean dance

Part 1 (FirstEpisode 3136)

SCENE 2 Telly worries over learning a song that nobody knows, but he finds it's easy to learn as Celina sings it to him ("Sing After Me"). Telly takes the second verse and comes up with his own, silly lyrics. He now wants to teach it to Oscar the Grouch.
Film Two girls count to five as they clap.

(FirstEpisode 3007)

[1] Muppets Miku & Luka - Ai dee
Cartoon Five Swans (Maria voiceover added)

Artist: Owe Gustafson (FirstEpisode 1460)

Film Kids talk about how many things they can do now that they're five years old.

(FirstEpisode 1403)

Cartoon A boy has fun with his wood plank.

(FirstEpisode 1503)

Film A Caucasian boy narrates a film of himself hanging out with his African American friend Jamal.

(FirstEpisode 2787)

Cartoon A girl describes why she likes the color black.
Artist: Lisa Crafts

(FirstEpisode 3105)

Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: Caribbean dance

Part 2 (FirstEpisode 3136)


SCENE 3 Telly tells Oscar all about the song at his newsstand and tries to initiate a performance of it. Oscar insists that Telly sing the whole song, both of their parts, so he can understand it better and fully judge whether or not he wants to participate. Telly goes through the whole song, but Oscar doesn't want to sing any of it.


Cartoon "Mad Goat Song"
Artist: Derek Lamb

(FirstEpisode 0771)


Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Samantha talks to Grover about what she does when she gets angry.

(FirstEpisode 3531)


Film Alphaboy: Nibbling Noodles with Neighbor Nora

(FirstEpisode 3465)



Muppets NTV host Nora Nicks introduces Nick Normal and the Nickmaticssinging "The Letter N."

(EKAEpisode 2176)


Cartoon N is for nose (new music added)

Artist: Jeff Hale (EKAEpisode 1929)


Film A group of kids paint a mural with the help of a mural artist.

(FirstEpisode 3007)


Muppets / Celebrity Big Bird introduces ballet dancers Jock Soto and Lourdes Lopez, as they demonstrate up and down.


Animation Buttons ride a rollercoaster "up and down."

(FirstEpisode 3207)


Song Leon Redbone sings "What Do They Do When They Go Wherever They Go?"

(FirstEpisode 3312)


Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: Caribbean dance

Part 2a (FirstEpisode 3185)


SCENE 4 Everyone comforts Telly after the trick Oscar pulled, when Oscar returns, willing to sing. He has one proviso: everyone will sing after him. He starts singing, altering the lyrics to be more Grouchy. To his dismay, Telly and the others enjoy this new version and opt to sing it again.


Cartoon  Two viewers with Picassoesque facial features in an art gallery critically examine the portrait of a viewer.
Artist: Mo Willems

(FirstEpisode 3442)


Song "Playground Map Song"

(FirstEpisode 2680)


Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: "Dances With Wolves"

(FirstEpisode 3234)


Cartoon A tiny ant pushes the huge N into its place in the alphabet.

(FirstEpisode 0780)


Cartoon Nancy the nanny goat nibbles her nails and notices noodles.
Artist: Tee Collins

(FirstEpisode 0240)


Film The floating kids form a letter N.

(FirstEpisode 3109)


Cartoon A red man tries to get apples from a tree by himself, while a yellow man builds a ladder.

(EKAEpisode 0543)


SCENE 5 Everyone continues singing the song and Oscar gives up and joins along. Celina announces the sponsors.