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Sesame Street
Oscar is tired of people dumping garbage in his can
Air date January 8, 1973
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Sponsors A, F, 10
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird demonstrates the difference between fast and slow with his toy box: first, he dumps the toys on the ground and picks them up one by one (slow). Then, he dumps them out again, and they all go back into the toy box themselves with a reverse-tape edit (fast).
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Cartoon A man tries to get to sleep, but is woken up by a fly, a chicken and a drum-playing rabbit, all of whom call him on the phone after he throws them out.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0257)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie approaches Bert in a harried manner, talking rapidly. Bert tells him to talk slower so he can understand him. Ernie says, slowly, that Bert's bread is burning in the oven, which causes Bert to speak in the same rapid, harried manner.
(First: Episode 0323)
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Cartoon A self-proclaimed "handsome" fly (voiced by Casey Kasem) is indignant about appearing in a segment about the letter F with a "fat and ugly" frog. The frog solves the problem by eating the fly.
(First: Episode 0034)
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Film A girl gets a pair of earrings, intercut with shots of other people's earrings.
(First: Episode 0422)
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Film "Ten Song (Song of Ten)"
(First: Episode 0021)
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Cartoon A man displays the capital and lowercase A, and explains what an alligator is.
(First: Episode 0006)
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Cartoon Three birds enter a cuckoo clock to do their job.
(First: Episode 0407)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird and Grover cooperate to retrieve a toy airplane down from a tree. Grover climbs up Big Bird and hangs on his beak, and falls down when Big Bird opens his beak to talk.
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Muppets Kermit demonstrates his "What Happens Next" machine, which is designed to turn on his radio. None of the parts of the machine work properly.
(First: Episode 0089)
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Cartoon A flower picks up a man and says he smells beautiful.
(First: Episode 0284)
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Film African kids play at various activities, including a game with stones.
(First: Episode 0136)
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Animation Shape organization, part 1
(First: Episode 0419)
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SCENE 3 Oscar is tired of people dumping garbage into his trash can. He makes a sign that says "Dump Garbage Here", with an arrow pointing at a can nearby. He puts the sign on a railing, not realizing that the arrow points to his can.
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Animation Shape organization, part 2
(First: Episode 0419)
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Cast Wally and Ralph try to put on jackets after a very big meal.
(First: Episode 0329)
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Animation Shape organization, part 3
(First: Episode 0419)
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Muppets Two Anything Muppets sing "Me" in both English and Spanish.
(First: Episode 0372)
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Animation Shape organization (all formations review), part 4
(First: Episode 0419)
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Film George the Farmer demonstrates fast and slow by going back and forth on a fence, and in a rocking chair.
(First: Episode 0288)
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Cartoon A story about an ape and a bird, using the letter A.
Artist: John Paratore
(First: Episode 0158)
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SCENE 4 At Hooper's Store, Mr. Hooper teaches Cookie Monster how to count backwards from 10 to 1, using a pile of cookies.
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Film Lizard!
Music: Joe Raposo (same as "birds")
(First: Episode 0407)
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Animation 3 balls + 1 = 4.
(First: Episode 0278)
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Muppets Waiter Grover: Grover opens a menu, and shows Mr. Johnson a large picture of a specialty sandwich, which comes with potato chips on the side, a pickle on the top, and an olive inserted on a toothpick. When the sandwich arrives, Mr. Johnson complains that it doesn't match the picture on the menu - it doesn't have potato chips, a pickle, or an olive. After Grover finally gets the order right, Mr. Johnson says he doesn't have time to eat it, since his lunch hour is over, and leaves. An exasperated Grover throws a tantrum in the kitchen.
(First: Episode 0332)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: F for Fly
(First: Episode 0032)
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Film A gemsbok runs fast, then faster.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0416)
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Cartoon A drummer precedes C.T. Wordsworth who presents today's word: BIRD.
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Cartoon A flea circus performs feats beginning with the letter F.
(First: Episode 0309)
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Film The Mad Painter #10
(First: Episode 0328)
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Muppets Guy Smiley hosts "Beat the Time". In order to win a cookie, Cookie Monster has to bring in three things that rhyme with the word "rain" before the hand goes around the clock. They turn out to be an old man's "cane", a "chain" (to which Frazzle is attached), and finally a "train" which destroys the set.
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Cartoon A man displays the capital and lowercase A, and explains what an alligator is. (repeat)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie and Bert are watching TV, but Bert gets bored and decides to play a record. Ernie tells him to turn down the volume, but Bert won't, so Ernie drowns out Bert's music by playing the radio. Bert then retaliates by turning on the blender. With all four things running at once, they blow a fuse, causing a total blackout in their apartment. Bert goes outside to fix the fuse box, while Ernie turns off all the things that were running. When the lights come back on, they decide to play cards instead of fight.
(First: Episode 0003)
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Cartoon A flower picks up a man and says he smells beautiful.
(First: Episode 0284)
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Kids comment over footage of an eagle's view of different kinds of roads.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0377)
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SCENE 5 Luis sings β€œBelieve in Yourself” to the kids.
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Cartoon Cloud blows things FFFFFFFF
(First: Episode 0387)
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Insert The Alphabet Dancers make the form of the letter F.
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Muppets Grover makes the sound of the letter F, which blows the letter further and further away until it flies off-screen with a loud crash.
(First: Episode 0236)
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Film Kids narrate a film in which footage is slowed down and sped up. Sequences include kids on a playground, riding a roller coaster, and Big Bird jumping around and being chased in the park.
(First: Episode 0358)
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Cartoon "Ten Turtles"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0425)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Cookie Monster and Genelle say the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0320)
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Cartoon F for fly/frog (repeat)
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SCENE 6 The sponsors are announced.


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