Sesame Street
Oscar pretends to be guard animals
Air date November 17, 1972
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Directed by Jon Stone
Sponsors G, R, 6
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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Susan helps Big Bird find the bus stop on the block. He reads the sign to make sure it's correct, which causes him to miss his bus.
1285-BUS
Cartoon The word BUS
(First: Episode 0277)
AMs-BusStop
Muppets Three Anything Muppets (including Farley) wait for a bus at a bus stop. To their surprise, the bus is very small, and two small Muppets get off of it.
(First: Episode 0189)
Toon.R.Robber
Cartoon R is for Rooster, and Robber, and Rake ...
Artist: Fred Calvert
(First: Episode 0011)
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SCENE 2 Gordon and the kids observe someone's pet dog. Oscar, trying to take his nap, thinks dogs are too nice and sweet. However, he becomes inspired when he learns about watchdogs.
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Cartoon "I'm six years old today!"
(First: Episode 0357)
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SCENE 3 Oscar disguises himself as "watch-chicken" and practices clucking. As he goes inside his can, Big Bird passes by with a bag of birdseed. He hears the clucking and assumes Oscar has a new chicken, so he pours some of the contents of the bag into the can. Oscar, now covered in birdseed, thinks his idea needs work.
Emperorsnewgong
Muppets "The Emperor's New Gong" — The Emperor is dissatisfied with the sound his gong makes. He calls the imperial gong delivery man, who presents different gongs for his approval. They're either too loud or too soft, however, until the imperial gong delivery man uses his own head as a gong.
JasperLostElbow
Cartoon Jasper thinks that he has lost his elbow, but Julius shows him his elbow by bending his arm.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
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SCENE 4 David drops by the can, where Oscar is now posing as his "watch-cow." David doesn't think cows are very scary, though. He goes on to say he needed eggs, having heard from Big Bird that there's a chicken in the can. Since there's only a "cow," David asks for some milk instead.
Toon.Dogonchair
Cartoon Two kids argue over whose chair it is, until the dog suggests they share the chair.
(First: Episode 0369)
GforGiggle
Cartoon G For Giggle (voice of Allen Swift)
(First: Episode 0357)
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SCENE 5 Gordon and Susan come over to check on Oscar's progress. He has instead opted to fend off annoyances with a real animal - Stinky the skunk.
Telaviv.anythingfamily
Muppets "Family"
(First: Episode 0404)
0597-AntiqueCars
Film Joe Raposo counts 20 antique cars.
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Cartoon A woman fixes her car by putting a letter r under the hood, and it goes "Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!"
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Film Joe Raposo: Insects (instrumental w/ kid VO, same music as "Peacock")
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SCENE 6 Luis sings the "Sorting Song" using some insects.
No6b
Film "Six Song (Song of Six)."
(First: Episode 0011)
KermTwiddBugParty
Muppets Kermit the Frog counts six happy little Twiddlebugs, and when he is finished, the Twiddlebugs have a party.
(First: Episode 0280)
Toon-BalloonPopping
Cartoon A girl wonders what would happen if she popped her balloon. She imagines it would scare her sister, who would end up breaking a vase and getting in trouble.
(First: Episode 0280)
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SCENE 7 Luis, Susan, David, and Big Bird come up with some rhymes.
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Cast Wally and Ralph navigate a tube of toothpaste.
(First: Episode 0378)
Wheredoesgarbagego
Song "Where the Garbage Goes," a song film which explains what happens to garbage after it gets thrown away.
Music by Peter Schickele
(First: Episode 0077)
Playball
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie is sad, because it's raining and he can't play baseball. Bert encourages him to imagine that he's playing instead. In Ernie's imagination, he hits a high fly ball that lands in the ocean. Bert tells Ernie that the sun is out, and he can go out and play now. Ernie says that he can't play -- his ball fell in the ocean.
Gorilla toon2
Cartoon Speech Balloon: G for gorilla (in man suit).
(First: Episode 0085)
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SCENE 8 Oscar hires Luis to tinker with his doorbell, saying it's too loud. Luis adjusts it so it's quieter and quieter until it's completely inaudible, just as Oscar likes it.
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Film Counting six oryx
Music: Joe Raposo
RememberingGame-Contestants
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts "The Remembering Game", a game show in which the contestants must match pictures based on memory. The winner gets whatever item was in the pictures he matched, and the other contestant wins the item from the remaining two pictures as a consolation prize. Bill Smith wins a cookie, and Cookie Monster wins a jet plane. Disappointed, Cookie Monster suggests that they switch prizes.
(First: Episode 0310)
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SCENE 9 Big Bird recites a poem about the crocodile.
Crocky
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Crocodile
Music: Joe Raposo
RCollection
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie has a collection of Rs in a box. He shows Bert, who says that Ernie will be the laughingstock of Sesame Street if anyone else finds out. Ernie sadly throws away his Rs, and Bert asks to have the box for his J collection.
(First: Episode 0014)
RunRun
Cartoon Men in boxes sound out the word RUN.
(First: Episode 0369)
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SCENE 10 Luis presents items in his toolbox that begin with the letter R. One such item is a folder ruler, which he folds into the shape of an R.
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Cartoon A wizard turns into R things.
(First: Episode 0369)
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SCENE 10 cont'd Luis now uses the ruler to measure how tall some of the kids are. It's much too short to measure Big Bird, however.
Pillow
Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: During Ernie's naptime, Cookie Monster tries to steal and eat Ernie's pillow by distracting him with a bell.
(First: Episode 0035)
SB-Rabbit
Cartoon Speech Balloon: R for rabbit
(First: Episode 0014)
JasperLostElbow
Cartoon Jasper thinks that he has lost his elbow, but Julius shows him his elbow by bending his arm. (repeat)
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Film "Six Song (Song of Six)." (repeat)
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SCENE 11 The kids play in the arbor as Susan announces the sponsors and the credits roll.
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CLOSING SIGNS Susan holds up the Sesame Street sign, while Oscar holds up the CTW sign at the end.

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