Sesame Street
Oscar realizes his trash can is missing
Air date April 21, 1972
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Sponsors O, V, 6
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

2682j

StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
Noimage
SCENE 1 Tom greets the viewer, then has the kids look around for circles inside Hooper's Store. They see the letter O in the word SODA.
Olimerick
Cartoon O limerick
(First: Episode 0146)
Gurucountsto20
Cartoon A guru counts to twenty.
(First: Episode 0276)
Noimage
SCENE 2 Oscar comes home with some groceries, asking Susan to help him put them into his can – but his can is missing! Where did it go?
Madpainter6
Film The Mad Painter #6
(First: Episode 0335)
Noimage
SCENE 3 Susan, Maria, Bob and Tom try to figure out what happened to Oscar's can. Suddenly, the new garbageman, Charlie, brings a shiny new trash can for Oscar. Maria explains to Charlie that Oscar would rather have his old can back, and Charlie agrees to take Oscar to the dump to get some of his stuff back.
Shot.queenof6
Animation The Queen of Six explores her garden.
(First: Episode 0223)
Bugsbigandsmall
Cartoon Things say that other things are small, but then something comes along that's bigger, or smaller, or whatever.
(First: Episode 0320)
Noimage
SCENE 4 Oscar and Charlie return from the dump with Oscar's old can, as well as cartons of Oscar's junk, including a broken chair, broken records, and an old boot. Charlie wonders what he'll do with the shiny new can. Bob has an idea: put trash in it!
Overandoverhorse
Cartoon An O rolls over and over a horse. The horse eats the O.
Artist: John Paratore
(First: Episode 0173)
Buyano
Muppets "Would You Like to Buy an O?"
(First: Episode 0364)
Gordon and Bob assemble O
Cast Bob and Gordon assemble a large O with two separate pieces.
(First: Episode 0111)
2682j
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Lemurs rest on tree branches.
Music: Joe Raposo
2341zd
Muppets Farley goes to the hat shop. (short take)
(First: Episode 0244)
Boyinacircle
Muppets A boy watches a circle around him get bigger and smaller.
(First: Episode 0285)
Lions!
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Lions walk down a trail.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0367)
ErnieVase
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie can't decide which of the two different shelves he should place a large vase on, so Bert tells him to use his imagination. Ernie imagines the vase falling off the little shelf and Bert kicking him out of the apartment. Then, Ernie imagines putting the vase on the big shelf, and Bert rewarding him with a big surprise party.
(First: Episode 0277)
Noimage
SCENE 5 Oscar sings “I Don't Wanna”.
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.
(First: Episode 0281)
HubleyV02
Cartoon Vitamins give vim, vigor and vitality to a droopy V
Artist: John Hubley
(First: Episode 0311)
GroverBoat2
Muppets Grover's rowboat - part 2
The monsters gather on the other end of the boat, and it sinks again.
(First: Episode 0281)
VirgilVeep
Cartoon Two men, one named Virgil Veep, discuss the letter V as they stand atop a capital V.
(First: Episode 0110)
GroverBoat3
Muppets Grover's rowboat - part 3
The monsters finally spread out over the boat evenly, and row away.
(First: Episode 0281)
0573t
Cartoon Donnie Budd counts six snails, six ships, and six whales.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0324)
Noimage
SCENE 6 Tom has the kids make happy and sad faces, then shows them some circles with faces on them.
1095d
Cartoon "I'm six years old today!"
Artist: Jim Simon
(First: Episode 0357)
Mushrooms
Film Through close-ups, children identify mushrooms.
(First: Episode 0357)
Wally Ralph glue
Cast Wally and Ralph buy a large jar of glue. The jar was unlabeled, so they get a label reading "Glue". But they cannot figure out how to get the label to stick to the jar. At one point, they accidentally spill some glue on the table; they use the label to wipe it up. Still with no solution, they decide to go out to dinner. So they put the label somewhere (on the jar!) and leave.
Spanishtoon.Opera
Cartoon La letra O - opera, oeste, orquidea, ojos, ocho, y el orquestra de orangutanes.
(First: Episode 0338)
2341u
Film Letter O hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0338)
Noimage
SCENE 7 Maria encounters Big Bird limping in pain; he has a splinter in his foot. Big Bird ponders what will happen if he lets Maria remove it, and what will happen if she doesn't. He ultimately decides to let her remove it.
KermTwiddBugParty
Muppets Kermit the Frog counts six happy little Twiddlebugs, and when he is finished, the Twiddlebugs have a party.
(First: Episode 0280)
Noimage
SCENE 7
cont'd
At Hooper's, Tom lends his first aid kit to help remove Big Bird's splinter. Maria uses a match to sterilize the needle, then wipes it off with alcohol and a cotton ball. Tom assists by rubbing an ice cube on the affected area of Big Bird's foot. Maria removes the splinter, then dabs his wound with iodine and gives him a band-aid. Big Bird feels better now.
RFAlphabet
Muppets Roosevelt Franklin says his ABCs.
(First: Episode 0103)
Ohubleycartoon
Cartoon A song about a rolling O
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0011)
Big Bird Shola sticks
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentBig Bird and Shola demonstrate a big stick versus a little stick.
(First: Episode 0306)
Noimage
SCENE 8 Susan shows some kids a picture with some hidden rabbits.
Film.Jackrabbit
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Jack Rabbit
Music: Joe Raposo
Tom chairs limbo
Cast A Howard Cosell-type voice narrates Terrific Tom jumping over chairs.
(First: Episode 0315)
Toon-OCowboy
Cartoon A cowboy tries to lasso a rolling letter O.
(First: Episode 0286)
Overandoverhorse
Cartoon An O rolls over and over a horse (repeat)
0573t
Cartoon Country 6 (repeat)
Noimage
SCENE 9 The sponsors are announced and the credits roll.


Previous episode: Next episode:
Episode 0389 Episode 0391
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Stream the best stories.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Get Disney+