Sesame Street
Oscar looks for a quiet place to nap
Air date April 12, 1972
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Sponsors G, S, 10
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird watches as Mr. Hooper sweeps in front of his store, but he tells Big Bird to move away from him as he does it. Big Bird doesn't know the meaning of away from, so Mr. Hooper shows him.
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Muppets An Anything Muppet in a loud suit named Marty teaches Grover about adding and subtracting with three tangerines.
(First: Episode 0290)
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Cartoon G is for Glue
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0279)
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Cast Bob and Gordon assemble a fractured number 10.
(First: Episode 0120)
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Cartoon Jazz #10 (Spanish)
(First: Episode 0306)
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SCENE 2 David sings the Classification Song: what belongs with a group of three squares? A big triangle or a little square?
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Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: Ernie and Cookie Monster discuss hope. Ernie has something in a brown paper bag, and asks Cookie Monster what he hopes it is. Cookie Monster hopes that it is a cookie. It turns out that Ernie has ten cookies in the bag.
(First: Episode 0233)
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Cartoon Clouds that look like things.
(First: Episode 0211)
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Film A boy pretends a wagon is a bus. His friend tells him it's not a bus, and explains what her father, a real bus driver, does.
(First: Episode 0181)
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Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper sets up a bucket of confetti above a door, so that whoever pulls the rope attached to the bucket will get the confetti dumped on them. Instead, a little girl walks by and pulls the rope, so that the confetti lands on Harvey!
(First: Episode 0353)
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SCENE 3 Maria shows that G is for glass, and drinks from an imaginary glass. Big Bird does too, then tosses it – and it breaks.
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Insert Scanimate Films #10
(First: Episode 0134)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Loren count to twenty.
(First: Episode 0290)
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Cartoon "I've Got a Mind" -- bouncing a ball
(First: Episode 0279)
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SCENE 4 Maria shows that G is for gate, and opens an imaginary gate. Big Bird doesn't see it, but he trips on it anyway.
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Cartoon Imagination (Boy Imagines Being Zoo Animals)
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Film The Mad Painter #10
(First: Episode 0328)
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Muppets Little Jerry and the Monotones perform "Mad."
(First: Episode 0240)
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SCENE 5 Maria shows that G is for gong, and strikes an invisible one, but it doesn’t make a sound. Big Bird laughs at Maria, then hears the delayed sound of the gong.
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Cartoon A gorilla who knows G words applies for a job.
(First: Episode 0131)
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Film While watching her goldfish, a girl wonders what the world is like from her goldfish's perspective.
(First: Episode 0288)
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Cartoon "I've Got a Mind" -- bouncing a ball (Spanish)
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Cast Wally and Ralph try to figure out how to set a table. Ralph puts two plates, two cups and two saucers on the table first, leaving Wally with the problem of how to get the tablecloth on under the dishes.
(First: Episode 0351)
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SCENE 6 Bob and the kids make tails out of paper. Bob introduces the next film.
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Animals with tails.
(First: Episode 0017)
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Cartoon Alice Braithwaite Goodyshoes displays a G, for "good." She gets kissed by a monster, who says, "Gee, that was good!"
(First: Episode 0279)
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Cast Mr. Hooper adds 3 chairs as a sportscaster narrates.
(First: Episode 0288)
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Cartoon S is for subway, sailboat, sled, scooter, skates, skis, and stop.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0279)
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Muppets The Busby Twins want to buy a ham...mer.
(First: Episode 0330)
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SCENE 7 Big Bird walks backward, and introduces a film with an animal doing the same.
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Film A dolphin walks backwards on the water.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0278)
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Cartoon G For Giggle (voice of Allen Swift)
(First: Episode 0357)
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SCENE 8 Bob finishes eating a candy bar, and throws it into Oscar’s can, waking Oscar from his nap and bothering him. Oscar realizes this could happen more than once, so he decides to find somewhere else to nap – like the mailbox.
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Muppets Prairie Dawn explains to Herry Monster about the similarities and differences between three shoes.
(First: Episode 0199)
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Cartoon Letter G drawing with kid voice-over
(First: Episode 0306)
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SCENE 9 Oscar rests inside the mailbox, but is bothered when letters fall on his head. David explains what a mailbox is for, and Oscar decides to nap somewhere else.
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Muppets Grover and George sing "Two G Sounds."
(First: Episode 0358)
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Celebrity Actor James Earl Jones recites the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0002)
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SCENE 10 Oscar takes a nap in a tree, but is startled when the wind blows leaves onto his head.
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Muppets The letter S joins U and N to make the word SUN. Some Anything Muppets appear in beach gear to bask in the sun.
(First: Episode 0226)
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Animal camouflage with kid voiceovers.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0366)
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SCENE 11 Oscar takes a nap in Big Bird’s nest. Big Bird comes in, and adds some straw to his nest, bothering Oscar. Oscar decides to go back to his own can and take a nap there.
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Cartoon What if an elephant and a mouse had their features switched around?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0212)
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Cartoon Checkerboard transition cartoon
(First: Episode 0105)
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SCENE 12 Oscar figures out how to sleep soundly: by wearing a football helmet (with an umbrella attached) so he won’t be bothered when someone drops trash on him. He goes to sleep, and the sponsors are announced.


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