Sesame Street
Plot Oscar needs a job
Air date March 11, 1970
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Sponsors G, O, Z, 6, 7
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Mr. Hooper encounters a distressed Oscar, who wanted to take his grouch friends to the movies, but he doesn't have enough money, so he needs a job. Mr. Hooper offers to employ him in making sundaes at his store, which excites Oscar. Oscar goes to gather his ingredients …
Ohubleycartoon
Cartoon A song about a rolling O
Animation by John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0011)
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SCENE 2 At Hooper's Store, Mr. Hooper instructs Oscar in manners (Oscar's instinct is to say "Get lost!"), then in sundae making (Oscar's method is with spinach, chocolate syrup and pickles). Oscar quits immediately.
Baker7
Film "Seven Song (Song of Seven)"
(First: Episode 0011)
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SCENE 3 Gordon points Oscar to a sign in front of Ernie and Bert's window: "Sitter wanted". He explains what a babysitter does, and Oscar reluctantly takes the job.
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SCENE 3
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In Ernie's apartment, Oscar learns that Ernie wants someone to "duckie-sit" his Rubber Duckie. Oscar thinks this is beneath him, but agrees to do it anyway. Ernie shows him how to take care of the duckie: float him in the tubby, wash his little head and back with a scrub brush, and sing happy little songs to him. Just as Oscar is ready to do those things, Ernie hears from Rubber Duckie that he doesn't want to be away from Ernie, so he doesn't need a duckie sitter after all. Oscar lets out a scream.
Opencartoon
Cartoon Speech Balloon: O for Open
(First: Episode 0014)
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SCENE 4 Gordon and the kids notice Oscar loudly advertising his "beautiful things" for sale, which are a three month old sandwich, a rotten sneaker, and a jar of mud. Gordon agrees to buy them, but Oscar suddenly decides he doesn't want to sell them after all.
PovertyZ
Cartoon "Poverty Z" -- A figure tries to sell a Z. His only customer stops him by locking him inside a zoo cage.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0085)
HensonClay.Z
Animation Clay animation insert by Jim Henson -- Z words.
(First: Episode 0025)
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SCENE 5 Oscar gets a call from Sam the garbageman, and learns that a replacement nightwatchman is needed at the dump. Oscar quietly rejoices at landing the perfect job.
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Film "Seven Song (Song of Seven)" (repeat)
(First: Episode 0011)
TheMr.andMrs.Game
Muppets Part 1: Guy Smiley hosts "The Mr. and Mrs. Game", a quiz show for newlywed monsters.
(First: Episode 0072)
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Film Filmfair G
(First: Episode 0085)
MrandMrsGame2
Muppets Part 2: Mr. and Mrs. Monster win the game, and Guy offers the choice of three prizes: a new house, a trip to Hawaii, or a cookie. Mr. Monster ravenously devours the cookie.
(First: Episode 0072)
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SCENE 6 The next film is introduced.
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Apes play at the zoo.
(First: Episode 0045)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie has seven jellybeans, and Bert has six. To make it even, Ernie eats the extra jellybean. That's fair, isn't it?
(First: Episode 0014)
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Film "Six Song (Song of Six)"
(First: Episode 0011)
Jazzyspies6
Cartoon Jazz #6
(First: Episode 0011)
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SCENE 7 Gordon and the kids see Alphabet Bates skywrite the letter O (First: Episode 0012). They think of some O words, including "ocean" and "octopus".
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Song "Octopus One-Man Band"
(First: Episode 0004)
0600-AMs
Muppets An Anything Muppet boy teaches "forward" and "backward" with a group of Muppet kids, hippies, and Grover who keep running over the boy when his back is turned.
(First: Episode 0069)
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Celebrity Pat Paulsen demonstrates "forward" and "backward".
(First: Episode 0069)
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Cartoon A goat discusses the letter "G". A man comes by to also talk about G, but rather than point out that "goat" is a G word, he observes the grass. Disgusted, the goat butts the man out of the way.
(First: Episode 0085)
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Cartoon G for Gorilla (in man suit)
(First: Episode 0085)
SSGoneWiththeWind
Muppets Guy Smiley sings "Gone with the Wind" to a young woman. During the song, a very strong wind blows – making the leaves fly off the tree, causing the woman's house to collapse, and finally ripping Guy's clothes off.
(First: Episode 0034)
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SCENE 8 Gordon and some kids observe a live chicken and her baby chicks. Gordon introduces another animal family film.
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Lion family.
(First: Episode 0018)
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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)
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Film Body Parts vs. Heavy Equipment: Three boys (including Brian Henson) pretend to be steam shovels, playing in the dirt. This segues into footage of real construction vehicles. A parallel is drawn between the machinery and how the boys' arms and mouths work.
(First: Episode 0003)
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SCENE 8
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Gordon signs off and announces the sponsors.


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