Sesame Street


Elmo: Oh, hello! Elmo and Telly are now going to show you all about heavy and light. Yeah. Elmo is going to show you about light with this feather. Which is very light.

Telly: Yeah, and I'm going to show you about heavy with these heavy bricks.


Elmo: Elmo and Telly
Proudly invite
You to watch a demonstration
Of heavy and light
Pay attention
So you'll get it right
'Cause Telly's is heavy

Telly: (spoken) Oh yeah!

Elmo: And Elmo's is light

Telly: (spoken) I got it.

Telly: Well I hope this little lesson
Won't take too long
It's hard to teach heavy
Unless you're strong
I'm trying to help Elmo
With all my might
But mine is heavy
And Elmo's is light

Elmo: Together we can do it
Boy this is great

Telly: Side by side both pullin' our weight

Elmo: Together makes it easy
Gee, this is fun
Mine's like a feather

Telly: And mine weighs a ton!

Both: Well we just got started
And we're almost through
See what a little
Teamwork can do
Yeah, it might seem fair
But it isn't quite

Telly: 'Cause mine is heavy ...

(Telly falls over from the weight of the bricks he's carrying.)

Elmo: And Elmo's is light
And Elmo's is light
And Elmo's is light
Elmo's is light
Bah da bah da bee do be bah!

Elmo: (spoken to Telly out of sight on the ground) Umm, Telly? Oh sorry, Telly, I didn't see you. What happened to you? Oh, let me help. Let me help. Come on, come on, come on, Telly, come on. Oh! Boy you are heavy!

(Telly stands up with the bricks, starts to lean over and they both fall down.)


Premiering in 1969, this educational television show aimed at preschoolers has charmed generations of youngsters ever since. The show - featuring a lovable cast of characters including Big Bird, Bert and Ernie, Oscar the Grouch, Elmo, Snuffy, Grover and many others - has delighted and educated children and adults alike, with its collection of songs, skits, and celebrity guest appearances. ... Read More