Telly Monster is an intense and earnest monster who worries about disasters that could never happen. He has tremendous compassion and empathy for everything and everyone. He is Baby Bear’s best friend, and the two boys are very protective of each other. Through this relationship, young viewers gain an understanding that friendships have ups and downs, and can sometimes take a lot of work. Telly is also the “Monster on the Spot” correspondent. This season, Telly becomes a contestant on his favorite game show “Hurry Up! You’re Running Out of Time!” He has to say the alphabet in one minute while Denny the Distracter plays instruments, sings, and pulls whistles all around him, making it hard for Telly to think about what he’s supposed to be thinking about.