Sesame Street
Plot Oscar decides to move his trash can
Air date January 21, 1972
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Sponsors T, X, 7
This episode guide has been compiled from materials at the CTW Archives.
  • Oscar is tired of his trash can being in one place all the time. He wants a change of view and decides to move. He tries a number of places that prove unsatisfactory -- in front of the door at 123 Sesame Street, Mr. Hooper's counter, and Big Bird's nest. Finally, when Oscar sees that everyone apparently wants his old spot, he decides to move back to his original place.
  • Waiter Grover: Mr. Johnson wants a bowl of hot alphabet soup, and he really wants it to be hot. He looks to make sure that each letter of the alphabet is in his soup, but he is missing some. By the time Grover brings in every last letter, the soup is cold. (First: Episode 0276)
  • Mr. Snuffleupagus is sad because he thinks that he's just the same as everybody else, but Big Bird shows him that he's different. Snuffleupagus has four big stumpy feet and Big Bird has two skinny feet; he has a great big long skinny, twirly nose and Big Bird has a beak; he lives in a cave and Big Bird lives in a nest. (EKA: Episode 0307)
  • Kermit's Lectures: Kermit asks the viewers to play a weather imagination game. First, Kermit imagines it's a warm, sunny day. Then he imagines that it's raining hard. Then he imagines that it's a snowy, windy day.
  • Bob sings "Stop!" and plays with some kids.
  • Four Anything Muppet cowboys put up a Wanted poster for "the Great Cookie Thief", who's been stealing cookies from all the bakeries in these here parts. Cookie Monster is standing in front of the poster, and the others suspect that he's the Great Cookie Thief -- he has the same googly eyes, the same blue fur, and the same Western hat. They confront Cookie Monster, but he denies the charge: "Not have same mustache!" He shouts, "Look over there!" -- and while they're distracted, he draws a mustache on the poster. They apologize -- but then Cookie Monster takes off his hat, and cookies fall out. The Great Cookie Thief makes his escape. (EKA: Episode 0276)
  • Luis plays the Remembering Game. He puts three things in a box, counts to twenty, and asks the viewers to remember what he put in.
  • Cartoon: "Egg Chant": A girl skips rope and says the alphabet as a boy sits with an egg on his knee; the egg hatches, and a dancing lizard comes out. (First: Episode 0003)
  • Film: A child watches a building "grow", step by step, from a hole in the ground to the roof. (EKA: Episode 0184)
  • Film: A kid enters a tunnel made of snow to demonstrate "head first" and "feet first." (EKA: Episode 0310)
  • Cartoon: The Story of Cowboy X, with the voices of Jean Shepherd

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