Telly Monster

Telly Monster

Infobox Sesame Street character
name = Telly Monster

caption = Sesame Street Telly Monster and a triangle.
first = 1979
gender =
creator =
voiced by = Brian Meuhl (1979-1984) Martin P. Robinson (1984-present)
portrayer =
alias = Telly, The Television Monster

Telly Monster, known usually as just Telly, is an eternally worrying fuchsia monster Muppet on "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 Perlman playing the violin, while Telly played his tuba.

His name is derived from the British slang term for a television, "telly".

Telly is a triangle lover, and he has a pet hamster Chuckie Sue. He has been known to pogo stick uncontrollably 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 paranoia.

In contrast to Kermit the Frog as 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-kicked him. [ [ 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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