Sesame Street
Oscar gets a job as a dishwasher
Air date January 2, 1973
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Sponsors C, U, 6
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Bob greets the viewer with some kids, and finds out how old they are.
Cartoon "I'm six years old today!"
Artist: Jim Simon
(First: Episode 0357)
Animation The Queen of Six explores her garden.
(First: Episode 0223)
Herry's ABC Secret.JPG
Muppets Grover tells Herry's secret (which is actually the alphabet) to Pamela, who tells Fenwick, who tells Rosemary. Herry says to Grover, "You're very good at reciting the alphabet ... but you're lousy at keeping secrets!"
(First: Episode 0360)
SCENE 2 Susan and Mr. Hooper encounter Oscar looking for employment in the want ads; he needs extra money to buy a Malted Mud Machine. Mr. Hooper tells him that he’s got a lot of dirty dishes at his store, and Oscar signs up.
Cartoon "I've Got a Mind" -- bouncing a ball (shown in English, then Spanish)
(First: Episode 0279)
SCENE 3 David notices that Oscar is unhappy when washing dishes, because he regrets cleaning off all the gunk and grime that grouches love.
Cartoon A man (voiced by Jack Dodson) describes places that begin with U and what you can do with the letter U.
(First: Episode 0416)
Film Footage of a city neighborhood; includes shots of a sno-cone vendor.
Singer: "¡Linda paloma!"
(First: Episode 0426)
Letter C toon.jpg
Cartoon A man gets a letter C in the mail.
(First: Episode 0294)
Film "Six Song (Song of Six)."
(First: Episode 0011)
SCENE 4 Oscar, having scored a job at the city dump, revels in all the trash he’s surrounded by. The only trouble is, he’d rather save all the trash he’s given than throw it out, so he gets fired.
Film The Mad Painter #6
(First: Episode 0335)
C Clipper.jpg
Cartoon C is for clipper... and captain, crew, cargo, cookies, cantaloupe, cabbage, candy, cake, and corks that the crew eats (some by mistake).
(First: Episode 0253)
SCENE 5 Susan, David, Luis and Bob meet Oscar, now a construction worker, at the corner of 74th and Fenimore Street. Oscar loves this new job because he gets to use a pneumatic drill to assist in tearing down old buildings.
Muppets The Busby Twins ask the storekeeper for a tie— so the man shows them some neckties. They finish the word, and the man figures out that they're asking for a tire. When he asks them what kind of bicycle they have, they answer, ""
(First: Episode 0367)
Film Kids narrate a film of animals moving in different ways.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0098)
Cartoon A man (voice of Bob Arbogast) talks about his favorite letter, C, which is for cat. He opens a door to reveal a lion.
(First: Episode 0032)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper looks inside a paper bag and laughs and asks his next victim, "Wanna see?" The man says yes, so Harvey puts a letter C on him.
(First: Episode 0294)
SCENE 6 Bob sings the Classification Song: three big boots and one small hiking shoe.
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie is painting a portrait of Bert, but paints Bert with curly hair, glasses and a beard. When Bert gets angry about this, Ernie takes him behind the easel and puts curly hair, glasses and a beard on Bert.
(First: Episode 0365)
Film Various objects become OPEN.
Cartoon Capital letter U for up
(First: Episode 0416)
Cast David goes through a series of doors marked "OPEN."
Cartoon Some kids wander into the word OPEN, where there's a party going on.
(First: Episode 0394)
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit attempts to demonstrate between with two poles, which are actually mops held by Grover and Herry.
(First: Episode 0283)
SCENE 7 Luis, Bob and Susan demonstrate between with some kids.
Cartoon Donnie Budd counts six snails, six ships, and six whales.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0324)
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit demonstrates between by using a ping-pong ball, a doughnut, and a Beatles record sitting on a table, with the donut between the record and the ball. Beautiful Day Monster comes along and proceeds to eat everything. Kermit fears he will also get eaten, but the monster thanks him with a kiss.
(First: Episode 0070)
Cartoon A peacock counts twenty feathers on his tail.
(First: Episode 0406)
Dot Bridge 02 late.jpg
Cartoon Dot Bridge #2: Last dot is late and travels through the others
(First: Episode 0001)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie imagines what life would be like if he and Bert had their characteristics switched around.
(First: Episode 0299)
Cat toon2.jpg
Cartoon Speech Balloon: C for cat (impostor)
(First: Episode 0029)
Film "Six Song (Song of Six)." (repeat)
SCENE 8 Big Bird recites a poem about the octopus.
Film Luis announces "And now, the octopus!"
Music: "Pomp and Circumstance"
(First: Episode 0291)
Cartoon Donnie Budd counts six snails, six ships, and six whales. (repeat)
Film Counting six oryx
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0410)
SCENE 9 Luis sings the Classification Song in Spanish: three small 6s and one large 6.
Cartoon "I'm six years old today!" (repeat)
Cartoon A man (voice of Bob Arbogast) talks about his favorite letter, C, which is for cat. (repeat)
(First: Episode 0032)
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Celebrity Joe Namath: Pass On 6
SCENE 10 The sponsors are announced.

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