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Sesame Street
Oscar takes a vacation
Air date March 26, 1971
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Sponsors E, S, 2
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
Alphabet Bates S.jpg
SCENE 1 Gordon welcomes the viewer and mentions today’s sponsors, one of which is S. He and the kids look up in the sky and see Alphabet Bates skywrite the letter S (First: Episode 0063).
Cartoon E Imagination
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0001)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Bert and Ernie try to figure out who owns a cabinet containing cookies. Bert says that the cabinet is his because he has his first initial, B, on the door. However, the B is spread between two doors, and Ernie opens one door, making it look like an E.
(First: Episode 0019)
Cartoon E Imagination (repeat)
Cartoon E for elephant, eagle, everything, and egg.
(First: Episode 0002)
SCENE 2 Susan and Gordon come across Oscar reading some travel brochures. He has them guess where he’s going on vacation: it has gorgeous scenery and nice breezes. They guess the mountains or the seashore, but Oscar reveals he’s going to the Mud City Town Dump. Gordon then notices that the brochures advertise places like “Pollution Paradise” and “Rancid River”.
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Film New Bridge #1 - Panel Drop
(First: Episode 0105)
Muppets Ernie shows drawings to Bert, and Bert has to guess what happened. Ernie has a drawing of an empty bird cage with an open door (the bird flew away), and a man lying on the ground with a banana peel next to him (he slipped on it). Then, Ernie shows Bert a blank page. The answer to that one is that there was a cow eating grass, but the grass is all eaten now, and the cow went home.
(First: Episode 0030)
SCENE 3 Oscar asks for Bob’s help in packing for his vacation. Bob makes sure he has his ticket, and Oscar packs an umbrella, a pail and shovel, some Attract-a-Bug spray, and a broken camera.
Cartoon Today's Secret Drawing is a fireman.
(First: Episode 0200)
Film Kids comment on a film of the process of peanuts being made into peanut butter.
(First: Episode 0194)
Cartoon E for elephant, eagle, everything, and egg. (repeat)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: E for egg
A cow hatches a chick, which says "Moo."
(First: Episode 0002)
SCENE 4 While Oscar packs, Susan takes the opportunity to play a “Three of These Things” game using toy transportation modes. Oscar then does his own version of the game, using more toy transportation modes, including a garbage truck (which grouches prefer).
Film "Doll House"
(First: Episode 0131)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert are watching TV, but Bert gets bored and decides to play a record. Ernie tells him to turn down the volume, but Bert won't, so Ernie drowns out Bert's music by playing the radio. Bert then retaliates by turning on the blender. With all four things running at once, they blow a fuse, causing a total blackout in their apartment. Bert goes outside to fix the fuse box, while Ernie turns off all the things that were running. When the lights come back on, they decide to play cards instead of fight.
(First: Episode 0003)
Celebrity Bill Cosby tells his young friends a story that involves "over" and "under". He mixes the words up, and the kids correct him.
(First: Episode 0136)
SCENE 5 Gordon, Susan and Bob read a postcard from Oscar: “Having horrible time. Glad you’re not here.”
Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot demonstrates "over" and "under" by having Grover lie over a mattress. Then Grover lies under the mattress, and Herbert drives the point home by adding more objects over Grover.
(First: Episode 0198)
George overunder.jpg
Film George the Farmer demonstrates over and under.
SCENE 6 The gang is surprised to see Oscar home from his vacation so early. Oscar reveals that the Mud City Town Dump was too clean for him, and it didn’t rain. Despite all this, he still gives Susan a souvenir: a jar of mud.
Muppets Tony sings "Lulu's Back in Town". Lulu turns out to be the Beautiful Day Monster, with a wig.
(First: Episode 0030)
Dot Bridge 02 late.jpg
Cartoon Dot Bridge #2: Last dot is late and travels through the others
(First: Episode 0001)
Muppets Hunt for Happiness: Helen Happy tells Harold Happy that she has mud on her sneaker.
(First: Episode 0112)
Celebrity The New York Mets make 4 hits in a row, but miss on the 5th.
(First: Episode 0161)
Dot Bridge 04 third red.jpg
Cartoon Dot Bridge #4: Third dot wants to be red
(First: Episode 0001)
Muppets Grandmother Happy suggests that Helen wipe the mud off her sneaker with a rag... but now... there's mud on the rag!
(First: Episode 0112)
Mets miss 15.jpg
Celebrity The New York Mets make 14 hits in a row, but miss on the 15th.
(First: Episode 0167)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #6: Dot blows raspberry
(First: Episode 0001)
Muppets Grandmother Happy tells Harold to wash the mud off the rag with soap. It works... but now there's mud on the soap! Grandmother Happy gives up.
(First: Episode 0112)
Celebrity The New York Mets make 15 hits in a row, but miss on the 16th.
(First: Episode 0167)
Cartoon "Jazz #2"
(First: Episode 0001)
SCENE 7 Susan talks about the number 2 with the kids.
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: A series of zoo animals are shown in pairs.
(First: Episode 0001)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: E for egg (repeat)
Film Jerry Nelson introduces the letters U and N. Other letters join them and become SUN, RUN and FUN.
Celebrity Pat Paulsen says the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0067)
SCENE 8 Oscar looks through some new grouch travel brochures and signs off. The sponsors are announced and the credits roll.

CLOSING SIGNS Oscar holds up the Sesame Street sign as Bob and Susan hold up the Children's Television Workshop sign.

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