Sesame Street
Oscar disguises himself
Air date May 11, 1972
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Sponsors Q, X, 9
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Luis cleans up the Sesame Street sign, reading the word STREET with the viewer.
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Cartoon A drummer precedes C.T. Wordsworth who presents today's word: STREET. He sings about it with a boy who wears a crown.
(EKA: Episode 0309)
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: To demonstrate "through", Kermit tries to get Cookie Monster to run through a piece of tissue paper. Instead, Cookie offers other alternatives, ultimately choosing to go around it. He helps Kermit with his demonstration by passing the tissue paper through Kermit.
(First: Episode 0289)
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SCENE 2 Oscar is bothered by Luis and the kids, followed by Susan, and Gordon. He theorizes that if someone else lived in his trash can, he wouldn't be bothered as much.
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Film Animal camouflage with kid voiceovers.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0366)
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SCENE 3 Susan drops by Oscar's can again, when Oscar pops out dressed as a doctor. He claims that Oscar has moved and that he, a doctor, now occupies the can. He returns inside to tend to his "patients."
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Muppets "The Question Song"
(First: Episode 0378)
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Transition Bridge #6 - 4 Corner Bridge D
(First: Episode 0282)
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SCENE 4 Luis traces the sound of hammering to Oscar's can. Oscar now claims to be a new builder living in the can, which he seemingly thinks has fooled Luis too.
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Cartoon "Poverty Q": A figure demonstrates Q words, despite the unruly stem of his letter Q that keeps detaching itself.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0048)
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SCENE 5 Mr. Hooper comes to Oscar's can, only now Oscar is dressed as a fire chief and says the can is now the firehouse. He tends to the siren coming from inside the can, while Mr. Hooper leaves, slightly baffled.
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Cartoon Two lines intersect at the middle of the screen and have an argument; they cooperate by making a cross.
(First: Episode 0276)
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SCENE 6 Susan, Luis, and Mr. Hooper discuss their encounters with the new tenants of Oscar's can. He eavesdrops on them as they reveal all the grouchy items they intended to give him. He exposes himself and asks for all the stuff. Instead, they celebrate his homecoming with handshakes and kisses.
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie brings an umbrella, a flashlight, and Bert's bowling ball to the bathtub, just in case the electricity goes out, the roof leaks, and somebody shows up asking to borrow a bowling ball. Bert thinks that Ernie is being ridiculous -- but everything happens, just as Ernie predicted.
(First: Episode 0269)
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Transition Bridge #7 - Rectangle Bridge A
(First: Episode 0290)
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Film The Mad Painter #9
(First: Episode 0338)
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SCENE 7 Luis and the kids find hidden number 9s in a picture.
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Cartoon "Martian Beauty" has nine hairs, nine bows, nine eyes, nine nostrils, nine arms, and nine toes.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0316)
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Muppets Japanese Stories: Japan is being victimized by an Evil Prime Minister, who boasts that the only way an emperor (or empress) can be chosen is for someone to show him something unique. Villagers bring flowers, fans and hats, identical to those owned by the prime minister, but a young girl is able to prove that she herself is different from anything else.
(First: Episode 0346)
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Film George the Farmer demonstrates over and under.
(First: Episode 0230)
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SCENE 8 Mr. Hooper slurps soda through a straw. Gordon puts his belt around his waist. Finally, Susan opens her umbrella over her head.
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Muppets Grover sings "Over, Under, Around and Through."
(First: Episode 0258)
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Cartoon Alice Braithwaite Goodyshoes uses a brick wall to demonstrate around, under (by digging under it), and over (by jumping over it, and landing in the gaping mouth of a monster).
(First: Episode 0076)
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Film Three kids want to paint, but each of them has only one item, so they all cooperate.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0318)
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Insert David finds shapes in the area surrounding Big Bird's nest entrance and Oscar's trash can.
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Muppets Visual Thinking: A hipster and a square imagine shapes.
(First: Episode 0361)
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SCENE 9 Susan and the kids spot Alphabet Bates write a Q in the sky.
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Cartoon "Poverty Q": A figure demonstrates Q words, despite the unruly stem of his letter Q that keeps detaching itself. (repeat)
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Muppets Ernie demonstrates the letter Q with a quart of milk; Cookie Monster drinks the milk.
(First: Episode 0047)
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Cartoon Q -- that funny looking thing.
(First: Episode 0131)
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SCENE 10 Big Bird hops down the street and recites a poem about the jack rabbit.
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Film Jack Rabbit
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0390)
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Muppets "Family"
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Film Kids narrate a film about where you get ice cream: from the cow, to the factory, to the ice cream shoppe.
(First: Episode 0168)
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Transition Bridge #8 - Rectangle Bridge B
(First: Episode 0290)
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SCENE 11 Susan sings the "Same/Different Song" using a puppy and kitten.
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Film Lions walk down a trail.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0367)
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Cartoon "I've Got a Mind" -- bouncing a ball
(EKA: Episode 0279)
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Cartoon "I've Got a Mind" -- bouncing a ball (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 0279)
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SCENE 12 Mr. Hooper has caps for Antonio and the kids, which are all marked with the letter that begins their names. He provides Oscar with a hat marked with an L - for Loudmouth.
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Cartoon The Story of Cowboy X, with the voices of Jean Shepherd
(First: Episode 0325)
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Film George the Farmer puts his head through a barrel stave. He also goes through the barn.
(EKA: Episode 0299)
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Cartoon Alice Braithwaite Goodyshoes teaches about through.
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 13 Goodbye


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