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Sesame Street
Oscar installs a doorbell on his trash can
Air date December 12, 1973
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors H, J, 8


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Oscar has installed a doorbell on his trash can (which plays "Shave and a Haircut," ending with a screeching sound). He finds it only attracts more curious individuals to his can, so he rips it apart. Susan bothers him once more to point out his doorbell is busted.
Cartoon J family jamboree
(First: Episode 0365)
Muppets "J Friends"
(First: Episode 0339)
Cartoon The letter J
Artists: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0133)
Film Body Parts vs. Heavy Equipment: Three boys (including Brian Henson) pretend to be steam shovels, playing in the dirt. This segues into footage of real construction vehicles. A parallel is drawn between the machinery and how the boys' arms and mouths work.
(First: Episode 0003)
Cast Luis demonstrates how to use a can opener to open a can of spaghetti ... not realizing that it's open on the bottom already.
(First: Episode 0469)
Cartoon 'j' minuscula
(First: Episode 0475)
Cast Maria demonstrates how a hammer is used by hammering a nail into a wall to hang up a picture. Then, the wall tips over on her.
(First: Episode 0469)
Jenny Jeff Jacket.jpg
Cartoon A disobedient jacket illustrating words that begin with the letter J annoys an off-screen narrator, which reveals two kids named Jenny and Jeff inside of it.
(First: Episode 0527)
SCENE 2 Biff stops by Hooper's Store and orders a brick and a sponge, and to have them gift wrapped.
J Junkyard (Katz).jpg
Film Js appear in a junkyard.
(First: Episode 0449)
SCENE 2 cont'd Mr. Hooper presents Biff with his wrapped items, but Biff points out an issue - they're both shaped alike, so how can he tell which is the brick or the sponge? He and Mr. Hooper figure that by weighing them, he can tell which item is which.
Cartoon Jazz #8
(First: Episode 0016)

Muppets Grover is going to teach the audience about "surprise" by sneaking up on Ernie. He sees Ernie sitting in his chair -- and he knows that it's Ernie, because he can see Ernie's shirt and Ernie's hair. Grover sneaks up to surprise Ernie -- but then it turns out to be Herry Monster, disguised as Ernie.
(First: Episode 0183)
Film The Great Chango, man of one thousand costumes, puts on outfits of various professions.
(First: Episode 0518)
Cartoon One of these shoe pairs ...
(First: Episode 0503)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Kermit the Frog, Shola, and Fannie demonstrate "next to."
Cartoon "Candy Man"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0359)
SCENE 3 Susan sings "That's What My Song is For" to the kids.
Film Kids dancing.
(First: Episode 0409)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie is thirsty, and imagines that he's drinking nice cold water. Irritated, Bert tells him to go get a real glass of water. Ernie does, but then he annoys Bert by saying that now he's hungry.
(First: Episode 0459)
Drummer street.jpg
Cartoon A drummer precedes C.T. Wordsworth who presents today's word: STREET. He sings about it with a boy who wears a crown.
(First: Episode 0309)

Cast David, alone on a desert island, finds a bottle with a genie (Maria) inside it, and wishes for a boat. But Maria keeps mishearing the request and instead gives him a coat and a (live) goat. Finally she gives him a boat ... but it's not the kind of boat he was hoping for.
(First: Episode 0499)
Film Mad Painter #8
(First: Episode 0326)
Cartoon A magician tries to pull a rabbit out of his hat, but instead finds the numbers 1-20, which the rabbit repeats at the end.
(First: Episode 0337)
Cartoon H is for horseshoe.
(First: Episode 0020)
Muppets Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats sing "Count it Higher."
Film A man and children observe the life along the river.
(First: Episode 0409)
Celebrity Lou Rawls sings the alphabet song to a group of kids.
(First: Episode 0043)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: H is for hole
(First: Episode 0080)
Muppets Ernie tries to find another cookie with a criss-cross of icing. He has trouble matching cookies, but Cookie "matches" them by eating them (putting them all in the same place, his stomach).
(First: Episode 0169)
Song "Rockabye Baby" is sung to a sleepy koala.
(First: Episode 0048)
Cartoon Jazz #8 (repeat)
Muppets / Cast Luis has four things lined up in a row - a harmonica, a whistle, a trumpet, and a banana. He tells Kermit that one of these doesn't belong, and Kermit chooses the banana because you can make music with the instruments, but you eat the banana... or so he thinks. Luis blows into the banana and appears to be playing a horn until he reveals he was honking a horn behind his back the whole time. Amused by the trick, they decide to play the same joke on Cookie Monster, but Cookie has a different idea--you eat the harmonica, whistle, and trumpet, and make beautiful music with the banana.
SCENE 4 Big Bird shows Mr. Hooper and the kids a large brush and asks them to guess what he'll use it for. He claims to be using it to brush someone's teeth...
Song Joe Raposo sings "Whale Brushing Teeth," with a film of a trainer brushing a whale's teeth.
(First: Episode 0276)
Three Monsters.jpg
Muppets Grover, Herry Monster, and Billy rearrange themselves in different ways and count to three, until they get exhausted and faint.
(First: Episode 0186)
Cartoon "Candy Man" (repeat)
Little Bird next to Cookie Monster.jpg
Muppets Little Bird explains "next to". Then Cookie Monster cuddles up next to Little Bird.
(First: Episode 0167)
SCENE 5 As the kids play in the yard, Biff announces the sponsors.

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