Sesame Street
Oscar disguises himself as a little girl named Melody.
Air date March 6, 1972
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Sponsors B, S, 5
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird welcomes the viewer to Sesame Street, and introduces Mr. Snuffleupagus, who promises to stay put until Big Bird brings his friends over.
Cartoon A voice asks a face if it's aware of the letter S, and it is revealed that the face belongs to a snake.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0278)
SCENE 2 Big Bird tries to fetch Luis and Susan, who are doubtful of the Snuffleupagus's existence. Big Bird then tells Snuffy to walk past the steps where his friends are sitting, but doesn't know that they've closed their eyes to imagine what Snuffy looks like!
Cartoon S is for snow, Santa, and sleigh.
(First: Episode 0134)
Alphabet Kid old west sketch
Muppets Old West sketches: A couple of cowboy Muppets meet the Alphabet Kid, who claims that he can write the alphabet faster than any man alive. To prove it, he quickly draws his crayon and speedily writes out the whole alphabet.
(First: Episode 0307)
Cartoon S is for subway, sailboat, sled, scooter, skates, skis, and stop.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0279)
SCENE 3 Oscar is tired of seeing you and all the other happy people on Sesame Street, so he disguises himself as a little girl named Melody. Tom encounters “Melody”, who says that Oscar doesn't live here anymore, and Tom walks away with the ratty sneaker he was going to give to Oscar, but Oscar becomes himself again and calls Tom over. Tom flip-flops on whether to give the sneaker to Oscar or Melody, causing Oscar to duck in and out of costume over and over.
Song "1-2-3-4-5!"
(First: Episode 0144)
Muppets "Five People in My Family"
(First: Episode 0008)
Cartoon Donnie Budd sings about animals in groups of five on a farm.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0323)
Film How milk is made, featuring the song "Hey Cow." (edited)
(First: Episode 0001)
Grcm soundbox
Muppets Grover has a box that can make the sound "ding-ding". However Grover can't make it to sound right so he attempts to fix it. When it's fixed and says "ding-ding", Cookie Monster comes because he thinks he heard the dinner bell ring and eats the box.
(First: Episode 0286)
Transition Bridge #10 – Bricks Bridge A
(First: Episode 0286)
SCENE 4 Luis sings “Tu Me Gustas” to the kids.
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: "It's an Otter!"
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0284)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie can't sleep, so Bert tells him to count sheep. Ernie tries to count sheep, but it's dull -- so he starts counting fire engines. The noise from the imaginary fire engine wakes Bert up. Bert says that Ernie's waking up the whole neighborhood, and tells him to count something quieter. Ernie counts balloons -- but the balloon gets bigger and bigger, finally bursting with a huge explosion that wakes Bert up again.
(First: Episode 0276)
Transition Bridge #11 – Bricks Bridge B
(First: Episode 0286)
Mets miss 15
Celebrity The New York Mets make 14 hits in a row, but miss on the 15th.
(First: Episode 0167)
Cartoon Country 5 (repeat)
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0244 06b
Cast Gordon demonstrates the different kind of outfit he might wear if were a farmer rather than a school teacher.
(First: Episode 0244)
Cartoon Jack waters a B, which grows into a B-stalk. He climbs it and travels to the Land of B.
(First: Episode 0277)
Song Joe Raposo sings "New Life."
(First: Episode 0281)
Cast Two kids cooperate on putting on smocks for painting.
(First: Episode 0284)
Cartoon B is for bear, bicycle, bump, branch and bee.
(First: Episode 0008)
SCENE 5 At Hooper's Store, a Muppet boy named Ferris asks Tom for some toy cars or trucks for his friend's birthday. Tom has a range of toy cars and trucks of different sizes and colors, so Ferris narrows down his decision thusly, then reveals his friend's birthday isn't for three months.
Song Sesame Street Animal Films: Joe Raposo sings "Penguins Five."
(First: Episode 0245)
Celebrity The New York Mets make 4 hits in a row, but miss on the 5th.
(First: Episode 0230)
Muppets A salesman tries to sell Ernie a piece of pumpkin seed candy for a nickel. Ernie doesn't like pumpkin seed candy, so the salesman offers him a deal--a smaller piece of pumpkin seed candy is better because it will not disgust Ernie as much, and he can have that one for a nickel, too. This continues, until he succeeds in selling Ernie a piece of pumpkin seed candy so small that Ernie can't even see it.
(First: Episode 0264)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Baby animals are fed milk.
(First: Episode 0238)
Muppets An Anything Muppet family arranges themselves in different ways.
(First: Episode 0275)
Muppets "Sammy the Snake"
(First: Episode 0278)
Cast Wally and Ralph: Wally tries to put on his new shirt, but can’t fit his head through the buttoned opening because he’s wearing his hat. Ralph instructs him to make his head smaller by squeezing it, but that doesn’t work. Instead, Ralph tears off the entire collar section from the shirt, which makes it fit Wally.
Cartoon S is for snow, Santa, and sleigh. (repeat)
SCENE 6 The sponsors are announced.


  • Scene 3 was partially adapted into the 1975 book Oscar's Book.

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