- Telly Monster
Infobox Sesame Street character
name = Telly Monster
caption = Sesame Street Telly Monster and a triangle.
first = 1979
voiced by = Brian Meuhl (1979-1984)
Martin P. Robinson(1984-present)
alias = Telly, The Television Monster
Telly Monster, known usually as just Telly, is an eternally
worrying fuchsia monster Muppeton " Sesame Street". He is puppeteered by Martin P. Robinson.
On his debut in
1979, he was known as the Television Monster, a character that was fixated on television. He had antennae standing out of the top of his head, and his eyes would whirl around when he watched television. After that stint through season eleven, producers worried that he would be a negative influence on their easily influenced viewers, and changed him into the worry-wart character that he has been ever since.
His first appearance on "Sesame Street", after the Television Monster stint, was with guest star
Itzhak Perlmanplaying the violin, while Telly played his tuba.
His name is derived from the
British slangterm for a television, "telly".
Telly is a
trianglelover, and he has a pet hamster Chuckie Sue. He has been known to pogo stickuncontrollably around Sesame Street, often causing havoc with all that gets in his way. This segment is shown on " Sesame Street Unpaved". Baby Bear is his best friend and appears occasionally in many of the main plots in the later series.
Personality-wise, Telly is a fidgeting, nervous wreck, prone easily to manic behavior and
In contrast to
Kermit the Frogas a news reporter for the "Sesame Street News Flash", Telly also has been a roving reporter for his own segment, called "Monster on the Spot".
Telly also made an appearance on the show "
Rapid T. Rabbit and Friends". Rapid T. Rabbit was giving an interview to him in the Fix It Shop, and Telly drop-kickedhim. [ [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4gXgMQFaTM Telly Monster Drop Kicks Rapid T. Rabbit off Sesame Street] ]
Sesame Street is localized for some different markets, and Telly is often renamed. In Portuguese, his name is Telmo.In Egypt, Telly is called Mosaad.
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