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Sesame Street
Oscar decides to move away from Sesame Street
Air date January 4, 1972
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Sponsors O, 5
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Oscar says that he's moving away from Sesame Street because everyone is always laughing and playing. Gordon, Bob and Maria whisper a plan to keep him.
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Cartoon O limerick
(First: Episode 0146)
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Cartoon A cowboy tries to lasso a rolling letter O.
(First: Episode 0286)
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SCENE 2 Gordon hangs a β€œGrouch wanted” sign on Oscar's can. To give it a more grouchy atmosphere, the gang spreads paper and trash around his can, play ancient scratchy music on the radio, and act mean to each other. Oscar is so pleased that he decides not to move away.
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Song "1-2-3-4-5!"
(First: Episode 0144)
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Song Sesame Street Animal Films: Joe Raposo sings "Penguins Five."
(First: Episode 0245)
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Muppets Cookie Monster asks a girl the instructions of creating an egg sandwich; which is by combining - slices of bread, butter, a hard boiled egg, and salt together. Cookie literally follows the instructions by placing the ingredients in his mouth, much to the chagrin of the girl.
(First: Episode 0156)
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Cartoon An O rolls over and over a horse. The horse eats the O.
Artist: John Paratore
(First: Episode 0173)
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Celebrity Peggy Fleming skates the letter O.
(First: Episode 0228)
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Film A construction worker yells "Timber" and a tree falls to the ground, but then bounces back up!
(First: Episode 0149)
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SCENE 3 It's time to play "What Happens Next?" Tom is carrying a big load of groceries and can't see too well in front of him. He's about to step on a roller skate. What do you think will happen next?
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Cartoon Small v ... for voom, voice, violin, etc.
Artist: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0167)
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Film Seals make noise.
(First: Episode 0279)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: V for Violin
A musician plays a violin, which instantly breaks.
(First: Episode 0052)
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Muppets Roosevelt Franklin spells his name.
(First: Episode 0182)
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SCENE 4 How to keep warm when it's cold: Big Bird moves close to a radiator; Tom wears a heavy coat, hat, muffler and gloves. Oscar does nothing; he loves when it's cold.
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Animation A kid's father tells him what can be built out of the wheels and things he found. (shown in English and Spanish)
(First: Episode 0268)
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Muppets "Five People in My Family"
(First: Episode 0008)
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SCENE 5 Maria sings two verses of the Sorting Song (one in Spanish) as she sorts various articles by function.
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Muppets Ernie has four apples, and wants to draw the number 4, showing that he has four apples. However, Cookie Monster wants to eat an apple, so Ernie crosses out the 4 and draws a 3. Then Cookie Monster decides not to eat the apple, causing Ernie to have to cross out the 4 again and draw another 3, over and over again.
(First: Episode 0140)
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Film City alphabet (Joe Raposo instrumental with kid voiceover)
(First: Episode 0132)
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Cast Bob and Gordon assemble a large O with two separate pieces.
(First: Episode 0111)
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit talks about the word "Taxi." After describing how a taxi works, a small Muppet calls "taxi!" and the word drives up to him. He enters through the X, which opens like a door, and then the word TAXI takes off down the line.
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Animation An orange pops out of a basket of fruits and gets "made up" as the face of Carmen, the role in the opera of the same name. While singing "Habanera," the famed aria from the opera, Carmen loses her "face" and can't resume singing until the wig returns.
(First: Episode 0277)
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Cast Gordon demonstrates the different kind of outfit he might wear if were a farmer rather than a school teacher.
(First: Episode 0244)
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Muppets Twin Anything Muppets find they're identical, except for their voices.
(First: Episode 0277)
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Cast Because the lid of a box won't stay open by itself, Gordon can't put a large beachball in it alone, and Bob can't put a large inflated beach animal toy in it alone. They discover that if one of them holds the lid the other can easily put his article in the box.
(First: Episode 0296)
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Cartoon O limerick (repeat)
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SCENE 6 Tom demonstrates the letter O by giving an OH! recital.
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Cartoon A cowboy tries to lasso a rolling letter O. (repeat)
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Celebrity Flip Wilson counts from 1 to 20.
(First: Episode 0147)
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SCENE 7 Gordon tells some kids that animals in a zoo (like human babies) get fed with a baby bottle when their mothers aren't around.
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Baby animals are fed milk.
(First: Episode 0238)
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Film Filmfair slot machine #1 (1:05)
(EKA: Episode 0300)
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SCENE 8 Big Bird watches as Tom moves five heavy boxes with a hand-truck. Tom even takes a kid for a ride on it.
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Cartoon Small v (repeat)
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Cast Bob is dressed for the snow, but is on the beach. Gordon is dressed for the beach, but is out in the snow. The two switch places in the split-screen.
(First: Episode 0206)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: V for Violin (repeat)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #9: Dot can't stop coughing, and next dot leaves
(First: Episode 0295)
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SCENE 9 Tom shows a toy kayak and then holds up a card with the word "Kayak" on it.
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Film A man spins in circles while riding in his kayak.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0297)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #10: Eighth dot is small, but receives a kiss
(First: Episode 0295)
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Song Sesame Street Animal Films: Joe Raposo sings "Penguins Five." (repeat)
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Muppets A group of Muppets (including Herry Monster) split into two separate teams for a game based on whether they have letters or numbers printed on their shirts. However, one of the small ones points out that they've split into one team of big players and one team of small players. They eventually agree to play Tiddly-Winks.
(First: Episode 0298)
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SCENE 10 The sponsors are announced.


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