Sesame Street
Oscar tries being different
Air date November 24, 1970
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Sponsors K, N, 3
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Susan is thinking about things that are the same and things that are different. She says that when she comes back out of her apartment, there will be something different about her.
Muppets Kermit talks about "same" by showing two identical rectangles. Cookie Monster eats one of them, making them different.
(First: Episode 0018)
SCENE 2 Susan comes out of her apartment wearing pants. Her clothes are different, but she is still the same person. Oscar the Grouch tells her she looks lovely. She asks him whether he feels all right, and he says he thought it would be fun to be different, too. They continue their pleasantries, and Gordon comes along, also surprised at Oscar’s polite behavior. Oscar says he must leave now, because he promised to take some little children to the zoo, and he mustn't keep the little darlings waiting.
Cartoon A boy counts while erasing things and people.
(First: Episode 0008)
Cartoon "Jazz #3"
(First: Episode 0002)
SCENE 3 Oscar is ready to go to the zoo, but there are only two out of the three children with him. Susan helps distribute bag lunches and balloons amongst them, when the third kid finally shows up.
Film "Three Song (Song of Three)."
(First: Episode 0001)
Film A film shows parts of an elephant.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0034)
Cartoon Children describe how to draw an elephant.
(First: Episode 0052)
Cartoon K is for kitten.
(First: Episode 0040)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: K - Key
(First: Episode 0040)
Muppets Cheers: The Anything Muppets cheer for the letter K. (version #1)
(First: Episode 0100)
SCENE 4 Susan tells the kids a story with "IG" words, using a felt board.
Jump rope alphabet game
Cartoon Girls play a jump rope alphabet game: “I’ve got an A in my ankle, I’ve got a B in my back,” etc. A boy wants to play, but one of the girls says the game is for girls only. Finally, when he contributes “I’ve got a Z in my zebra,” one of the girls says he can play.
(First: Episode 0030)
SCENE 5 Mr. Hooper and Gordon are surprised and skeptical when they see the new, nice Oscar, who tells them about his trip to the zoo, and treats all the kids to dessert.
Film / Animation Part 1: A boy declares he wants to build a building. He and an adult voiceover describe how the building will be made, intercut with stop-motion animation and live-action footage. The two then wait for the foundational cement to dry...
SCENE 6 Mr. Hooper serves dessert to the kids, mumbling to himself about Oscar.
Film / Animation Part two: With the cement dried, the boy's building is brought to completion.
SCENE 7 Big Bird enters Hooper's, and asks Mr. Hooper for his most delicious dessert. It isn't chocolate layer cake … nor a triple scoop ice cream cone … nor lemon meringue pie. Big Bird gives him some clues: it's got crunchy little bits and it comes in a sack. It's bird seed!
Cartoon Speech Balloon: N - Nail
(First: Episode 0040)
Cast Larry and Phyllis: Larry tells Phyllis that he invited their friend Fred to dinner. Without listening to him any further, Phyllis tries to do multiple chores at once, until she realizes that they have to cooperate in order to spiff up the place. They do so in sped-up tape, then Larry reveals that Fred can't come to dinner tonight.
N naughty
Cartoon N is naughty, nice, nodding, nickel, noon, nibbling, nest, nut, nose, night, nine, and nursing.
(First: Episode 0140)
Muppets Someone has eaten Ernie's cookies, and Sherlock Hemlock investigates the case. He asks Ernie questions about the cookies, when Cookie Monster comes by with cookie crumbs on his fur. Sherlock interrogates Cookie Monster, and he comes to the conclusion that Cookie is the thief. Cookie Monster admits it, saying that he is full now and gives Ernie the last cookie, but Sherlock ends up taking it as payment.
Cartoon Karen the Kangaroo talks about words that start with the letter K. Featuring the sped-up voice of Gene Moss.
Cartoon "K" - Kangaroo - A man (voiced by Gary Owens) explains what a kangaroo is, and ends up in the pouch of one.
(First: Episode 0141)
Muppets "K" Cheer #2
(First: Episode 0101)
SCENE 8 Oscar gets a call from his grouch friend Melvin, who reminds Oscar of what he is: a grouch. Susan and Gordon are glad to have the old Oscar back.
Muppets Kermit tries to give a lecture on being happy, but Cookie Monster eats Kermit's happy face prop, which makes him mad.
(First: Episode 0066)
Celebrity Bill Cosby demonstrates happy.
Film A bumble bee
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0082)
Muppets Bob and the Anything Muppets sing "The People in Your Neighborhood": Garbageman and Barber.
(First: Episode 0045)
SCENE 9 Gordon shows the kids that "ven aqui" is Spanish for "come here".
Film "Three Song (Song of Three)." (repeat)
SCENE 10 Susan tells Oscar it's time to go, but he refuses to participate. She announces the sponsors and signs off.

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