Telly Monster1978 Bob Payne played tuba. He is a triangle lover, has a pet hamster Chuckie Sue, and has been known to pogo stick uncontrollably around Sesame Street. Baby Bear is his best friend. Personality-wise, Telly is a fidgeting, nervous wreck, prone easily to manic behavior and paranoia. Telly also has been a roving reporter for his own segment, called Monster on the Spot.