Mum questioned me about this, "Ask who? What did you want to know? Can I help?", like the good mother she was.
Apparently, I had no answer for her.
She heard me repeat this many a time before she solved the mystery.
Sesame Street came on. I was saying "Oscar" (the grouch) in my finest American accent.
I do not know if this influenced her decision to skin Telly Monster and make him into a jumper.