Sesame Street
Oscar takes a trip
Air date January 6, 1970
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Sponsors I, K, N, 6, 7
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Gordon overhears Oscar singing in the shower from within his can. Bob, Susan and Mr. Hooper also stop by Oscar's can out of curiosity. Oscar has put up a "No trespassing" sign, for a reason he won't disclose yet. The gang looks at the clues Oscar has left around, and conclude that he must be going on a trip. Oscar comes up and reveals that he is going on a trip, to the grouch convention held by the Disagreeable Order of Grouches (D.O.G.). Since it's a grouch convention, it won't be fun, and the weather will hopefully be miserable. Oscar makes seven ugly faces as the gang counts.
Film "Seven Song (Song of Seven)"
(First: Episode 0011)
SCENE 2 The gang waves goodbye as Oscar leaves on the bus. They overhear a typewriter inside Ernie and Bert's apartment…
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie reads Bert a dramatic story that he's just written. The "story" is actually the alphabet, which Ernie reads in an overwrought manner.
(First: Episode 0009)
Cartoon Rocket countdown: The rocket falls over.
(First: Episode 0018)
SCENE 3 The "baker" film is introduced by Susan in the kitchen.
Film "The Little Baker": A boy imagines that he's a baker.
(First: Episode 0020)
Susan adds that ice cream goes well with baked goods.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: I - ice cream.
(First: Episode 0033)
SCENE 4 In Hooper's Store, Gordon tells Bob and Mr. Hooper that he just received a postcard from Oscar and that on his way to the grouch convention he's gone through states that all start with I -- Iowa, where he ate ice cream; Idaho, where he fell on the ice; and Illinois, where he got poison ivy. They look at a map of the United States and point to each one he mentioned.
Cartoon Rocket countdown: The rocket shoots water.
(First: Episode 0022)
Film "Seven Song (Song of Seven)" (repeat)
SCENE 5 Big Bird shows Gordon a picture with seven spots on it, and has him guess what it is. It turns out to be a giraffe.
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Giraffes.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0010)
Gordon shows an elongated picture of a giraffe's neck, then introduces Kermit.
Muppets Kermit teaches some, more, and most with jellybeans in jars while Cookie Monster eats each jar of jellybeans.
(First: Episode 0022)
Cartoon "All right, now that you've eaten everything in sight, would you mind telling me what you plan to have for dessert?"
(First: Episode 0006)
Muppets Kermit returns to teach some, more, and most again, but with marbles in jars this time. Cookie Monster eats one jarfull and hurts his mouth.
(First: Episode 0022)
SCENE 6 Bob has received another postcard from Oscar, detailing his trip through "K" states and cities.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: K - Key
(First: Episode 0040)
Cartoon K is for kitten.
(First: Episode 0040)
Countdown launch success.jpg
Cartoon Rocket countdown: Unlike previous segments, the rocket successfully launches at the right time as everyone celebrates, and the director grins at the camera.
SCENE 7 In the kitchen, Susan tells the kids to identify the non-rectangle in a group of shaped kitchenware.

Film "Rectangles"
Rectangles in the city and country are shown to a percussion soundtrack.
(First: Episode 0005)
SCENE 8 Mr. Hooper receives an airmail card from Oscar, who's now going through places that begin with N. How does Mr. Hooper know it's an airmail card? Because Oscar says every time the plane flew over someplace that began with N, it made the letter in the sky (as seen in a film clip). Mr. Hooper reads all the N places Oscar has visited, and marks them with a big letter N and lines between -- Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nebraska, New York. As Mr. Hooper draws the N's and lines connect­ing them across the map, Gordon laughs that Oscar's "N" note is a nest of nutty nonsense.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: N - Nail
(First: Episode 0040)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie has a question, but Bert is reading the newspaper. Ernie hums and talks to Rubber Duckie until Bert gives up reading the paper in exasperation. Then Ernie can ask his question: Can he borrow the newspaper?
Cartoon Jazz #6
(First: Episode 0011)
SCENE 9 Mr. Hooper tries to stack seven cardboard boxes outside the store, but can't reach the top when he gets to six. Gordon thinks that if the boxes had any iron in them, they could be lifted with a crane …
Film A magnetic crane picks up large pieces of metal.
(First: Episode 0009)
SCENE 10 Susan receives a postcard from Oscar, who's staying in a wonderful place: a scrap yard.
Scrapyard baler.jpg
Film A magnetic scrapyard baler is used to lift cars into a compacter.
(First: Episode 0024)
SCENE 10 Susan continues reading the postcard, learning that Oscar also did some swimming at the beach, where he met a boy.
Film "Boy at Beach"
A boy walks on the beach, and sees a sandpiper, a crab, a hermit crab, and other animals.
(First: Episode 0008)
SCENE 11 Gordon reads a book to the kids: My Friend John by Charlotte Zolotow, then introduces Buddy and Jim.
Cast Buddy and Jim attempt to make a peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich; ultimately, Buddy constructs it as a "triple-decker."
(First: Episode 0008)
Cartoon Jazz #6 (repeat)
SCENE 12 Oscar returns from his grouch convention. He tells the gang about the rotten time he had, while Gordon signs off and announces the sponsors.

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