Sesame Street
Oscar has a torn doormat
Air date May 7, 1973
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Sponsors P, R, 6
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

GordonModelAirplane.jpg

StreetScenes.png
Picture Segment Description
Noimage.png
SCENE 1 Gordon sees that Oscar has an old, torn doormat. Oscar changes his mind about keeping when he finds out that when Gordon puts the WEL and COME pieces together, it spells WELCOME.
400032.jpg
Film A kid marching band forms a triangle.
Beat The Time.JPG
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.
(First: Episode 0446)
R ribbon.jpg
Cartoon A ribbon wraps itself around a woman, then turns itself into an R.
(First: Episode 0289)
Noimage.png
SCENE 2 Mr. Snuffleupagus participates in a bubble gum contest with Big Bird and some kids. He blows a big bubble, then a bigger bubble, and finally the biggest bubble, which explodes. Susan wonders what the big explosion was.
1095d.jpg
Cartoon "I'm six years old today!"
Artist: Jim Simon
(First: Episode 0357)
500009.jpg

Countrymouse.jpg
Muppets The City Mouse and the Country Mouse
Part 1 of 2
The Country Mouse lives peacefully on the farm when his cousin, the City Mouse, comes to visit. The City Mouse is appalled that his cousin lives in a haystack, eats acorns, and listens to birdsong. He invites his cousin to come visit him in the city.
(First: Episode 0314)
RunRun.jpg
Cartoon Men in boxes sound out the word RUN.
(First: Episode 0369)
500010.jpg

Citymouse.jpg

500011.jpg
Muppets The City Mouse and the Country Mouse
Part 2 of 2
The Country Mouse visits the City Mouse's apartment, and finds that his cousin eats pizza, doesn't mind traffic sounds, and listens to groovy music on his stereo. The Country Mouse is startled when he hears a cat. The City Mouse sighs, "Oh, that's just the cat. That means he's hungry, and he wants to catch us and eat us for dinner." Horrified, the Country Mouse goes back to the country, where he's safe. The City Mouse offers the cat a bite of pizza.
(First: Episode 0314)
1092-24.jpg
Cartoon Which footprint doesn't belong?
(First: Episode 0509)
Noimage.png
SCENE 3 Susan plays a classifying game with different animal parts.
Film-RiverLife.jpg
Film A man and children observe the life along the river.
(First: Episode 0409)
Ssnews.cinderellaball.jpg
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit is interviewing Cinderella and Prince Charming, who are dancing at the ball. After Cinderella leaves, she leaves one glass slipper behind. The prince wants to find Cinderella...so he can have the other glass slipper.
(First: Episode 0516)
Do-with-a-pet.jpg
Cartoon What Do You Do With a Pet?
(First: Episode 0465)
500008.jpg
Film Things you can carry
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0515)
Noimage.png
SCENE 4 Big Bird is so anxious to show Luis how well he has planned for the weather, he doesn't notice that the weather has changed.
Madpainter6.jpg
Film The Mad Painter #6
(First: Episode 0335)
1451-Hatrack.jpg
Film Ten hats on a hatrack
(First: Episode 0439)
Toon.beingapig.jpg
Cartoon A pig sings "Pig's Love Song."
(First: Episode 0462)
Erniebeforeafter.jpg
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie wants to have some cookies. Bert asks Ernie if he knows what "before" means, and Ernie demonstrates by saying that before he can have a cookie, he has to open the lid to a cookie jar, and after he closes the lid, he eats the cookie. He demonstrates a few times, until he loses his appetite for dinner.
(First: Episode 0007)
Noimage.png
SCENE 5 Gordon shows an egg before and after he breaks it. He puts it back together with a reverse-tape edit.
1736n.jpg
Cartoon A woman fixes her car by putting a letter r under the hood, and it goes "Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!"
(First: Episode 0410)
Alphabet Kid old west sketch.jpg
Muppets Old West sketches: A couple of cowboy Muppets meet the Alphabet Kid, who claims that he can write the alphabet faster than any man alive. To prove it, he quickly draws his crayon and speedily writes out the whole alphabet.
(First: Episode 0307)
Toon.R.Robber.jpg
Cartoon R is for Rooster, Robber, and Rake...
Artist: Fred Calvert
(First: Episode 0011)
RCollection.jpg
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie 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)
SB-Rabbit.jpg
Cartoon Speech Balloon: R for rabbit
(First: Episode 0014)
GordonModelAirplane.jpg
Cast Gordon builds a model airplane. He looks through his box of parts to find two wings that are the same size. After finding the right wings, the airplane sends him soaring towards the sky.
(First: Episode 0507)
No6b.jpg
Film "Six Song (Song of Six)."
(First: Episode 0011)
0005j.jpg

0005k.jpg
Cast Bob almost gives Eva his balloon, but it floats away. He then wonders what it would be like to fly in a balloon, and sings "Up, Up and Away."
(First: Episode 0005)
Snocone.jpg
Film Footage of a city neighborhood; includes shots of a sno-cone vendor.
Singer: "¡Linda paloma!"
(First: Episode 0426)
Shot.queenof6.jpg
Animation The Queen of Six explores her garden.
(First: Episode 0223)
Counting 10 to 1.jpg
Cartoon Counting 10 to 1.
(First: Episode 0480)
0573t.jpg
Cartoon Donnie Budd counts six snails, six ships, and six whales.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0324)
2073h.jpg
Muppets The Martians examine a grandfather clock.
(First: Episode 0407)
PatPilot.jpg
Cartoon Pat the Pilot skywrites a letter P with her plane.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 0478)
2125m.jpg
Song Joe Raposo sings "I'm an Aardvark."
(First: Episode 0425)
3141z.jpg
Cartoon P is for Puddle
(First: Episode 0452)
Noimage.png
SCENE 6 Big Bird recites a short poem about flies.
2678-Itchy.jpg
Song Joe Raposo sings "Flies on Animals" over footage of animals bugged by pests.
(First: Episode 0449)
1736s.jpg
Cartoon A wizard turns into R things.
(First: Episode 0369)
2059q.jpg
Film Letter R hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0315)
3159c.jpg
Cartoon A girl explains (in poetry) how she failed trying to make a snowman without using snow.
(First: Episode 0480)
Noimage.png
Cast The cast puts together a fractured letter R.
Mustwatchgame.jpg
Cartoon Three characters try to watch a baseball game over a fence, then cooperate by stacking their blocks.
(First: Episode 0478)
0592-Love.jpg
Cartoon A man walks by different people who demonstrate what love is.
(First: Episode 0292)
1095d.jpg
Cartoon "I'm six years old today!" (repeat)
1736n.jpg
Cartoon A woman fixes her car by putting a letter r under the hood, and it goes "Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!" (repeat)
Noimage.png
SCENE 7 The sponsors are announced.


Previous episode: Next episode:
Episode 0530 Episode 0532
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.