Sesame Street
Oscar says "sorry"
Air date November 22, 1971
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Sponsors N, Z, 7
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E&BToyGroups

StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Gordon comes to Hooper's Store for a glass of water, but Mr. Hooper reports a problem - the faucet has been dispensing dirty, rusty water all day. Tom is in the midst of finding the issue.
Five balls try to play basketball
Muppets Five balls get together to play basketball. It takes them awhile to count themselves, but then they realize they don't have a ball.
(First: Episode 0267)
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SCENE 2 Tom finds the source of the problem - one of the store's old, rusted pipes. He explains to a Muppet boy how this causes the water to become dirty.
Song.newlife
Song Joe Raposo sings "New Life."
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SCENE 3 Tom finishes working on the pipes and they're all relieved when Mr. Hooper draws a clean batch of water.
Grover Herbert Birdsfoot OP
Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot recites a poem with OP words, counting on Grover to hop whenever he says "hop" — repeatedly, until Grover faints.
(First: Episode 0150)
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Insert Mr. Hooper, Susan, Gordon, Bob, and three kids are counted as they rearrange on the stoop.
(First: Episode 0258)
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SCENE 4 Gordon and a kid organize a group of letters into the traditional alphabet.
Toon.Z.climbers
Cartoon Two alpine climbers hike up a letter Z and stake a claim on it.
1041school
Film James narrates a film of his life on a pueblo in New Mexico.
(First: Episode 0153)
AMSong-BeforeAfter
Muppets / Cast The Anything Muppets sing "Before and After."
(First: Episode 0047)
(new scenes added)--(First: Episode 0188)
1041Zebra
Cartoon Z for zebra and zoo
HerryZzz-PartOne
Muppets Zs come out of Herry Monster's mouth as he snores. (part one)
Rubberduckie1970
Muppets Ernie sings "Rubber Duckie."
(First: Episode 0136)
1090-02
Cartoon Jazz #7 (shown in English, then Spanish)
(First: Episode 0136)
E&BToyGroups
Muppets Ernie & BertBert tells Ernie to put away his toys, and Ernie devises a system of arranging them. Unfortunately, all the categories he names apply only to his toy fire engine.
ZforZipper
Cartoon Speech Balloon: Z for zipper
(First: Episode 0025)
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)
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SCENE 5 Tom sits by Oscar's trash can reading a newspaper. Oscar disturbs the peace by banging his drum, which makes Tom angry. Oscar says he's sorry, and Tom forgives him. Oscar realizes how much fun he can have by making people angry, then smoothing the tension by saying "sorry."
CT Wordsworth EXIT
Cartoon A young hipster dog explains to C.T. Wordsworth what an EXIT is.
CMExits
Muppets Cookie Monster uses the EXIT.
(First: Episode 0210)
Exitpolarbearcartoon
Cartoon A polar bear learns what "EXIT" means.
Animation: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0131)
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SCENE 6 Susan blows up a kid's balloon, which Oscar causes her to let loose into the sky. He says he's sorry, though.
Turtlefilm
Film A turtle walks slowly.
Music: "Funeral March of a Marionette" by Charles Gounod
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SCENE 7 Oscar pulls his scheme once more on Mr. Hooper, who drops his boxes as a result of Oscar's drumming.
Nisfornifty
Cartoon An N-terview with an N
Artist: John Paratore
(First: Episode 0131)
Grover and Polly sing Alphabet
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Polly recite the alphabet.
N naughty
Cartoon N is naughty, nice, nodding, nickel, noon, nibbling, nest, nut, nose, night, nine, and nursing.
(First: Episode 0140)
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SCENE 8 The adults turn the tables on Oscar. They shower him with nice flowers, but say they're sorry for doing so, thus he shouldn't be mad.
Gordon Bob assemble Z
Cast Gordon and Bob assemble a letter Z.
(First: Episode 0150)
GroverBoat1
Muppets Grover's rowboat - part 1
Grover and a group of monsters, including Herry Monster, Fenwick and Billy, get into a rowboat. The monsters all gather at one end, causing the boat to tip over and sink.
Toon.Z.climbers
Cartoon Two alpine climbers hike up a letter Z and stake a claim on it. (repeat)
GroverBoat2
Muppets Grover's rowboat - part 2
The monsters gather on the other end of the boat, and it sinks again.
1041Zebra
Cartoon Z for zebra and zoo (repeat)
GroverBoat3
Muppets Grover's rowboat - part 3
The monsters finally spread out over the boat evenly, and row away.
Snowshoes-garbage
Film A man (Barry Simpson) puts on snowshoes to bring his trash out.
Music: Joe Raposo
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SCENE 9 Susan recites a poem and the kids fill in the rhymes and act out the word.
Biggestman
Muppets Old West: Sinister Sam is looking for the biggest man in the saloon. The frightened customers point him towards Big Barney, who's cowering under the table. When Sam discovers that Barney is the biggest man there, he gives him a hat: "This ol' hat here don't fit me. I thought maybe you could use it, huh? I'll see you, fellers." Sinister Sam leaves the baffled customers behind. "Now, that's a nice gesture," one says. "He's a little weird, but he's okay after all, isn't he?"
Whathandscando
Film There Once Was a Hand: Skip Hinnant narrates the story of an unhappy hand that wishes he could make a noise.
(First: Episode 0007)
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SCENE 10 Oscar removes the flowers from his can, not buying Tom's apology for their trick on him.


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