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Sesame Street
Oscar moves into a dirtier trash can
Air date April 22, 1974
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors K, M, 2
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 Oscar the Grouch can't sleep because Biff is drilling in the street. Biff explains why drilling is helpful to the city, and Oscar decides he’d rather hear the drilling than Biff talking.
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Cartoon M for mouse, mud, and mother
(First: Episode 0073)
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Cartoon Today's Secret Drawing: the letter M
(First: Episode 0131)
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Cast / Muppets Maria reads the story of "Ike and the Ilk."
(First: Episode 0464)
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Film Kids ride horses.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0541)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie keeps taking glasses of water outside the apartment. Bert thinks of possible uses Ernie could have for this water. As it turns out, the kitchen faucet is broken, and Ernie's trying to get rid of the water before the apartment floods.
(First: Episode 0425)
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Film Animals and children bathe in water.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0615)
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Film Things that start with M
(First: Episode 0620)
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SCENE 2 Oscar asks David, Susan and Luis to help him move into a trash can that's dirtier and has more dents in it. They take out his furniture, one by one.
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Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot thinks that Grover is talking about the letter M whenever he makes an Mmmmm sound, but Grover is only making the sound because he ate peanut butter and got his mouth stuck shut.
(First: Episode 0276)
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SCENE 2
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After they remove all his furniture, Oscar says Slimey doesn’t want to move to the other can; he likes this one better. Oscar tells everyone to put his furniture back, but David gets wise to his trick.
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Lemurs leap and play in a zoo cage.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0032)
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Cartoon "Jazz #2"
(First: Episode 0001)
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Film Kids identify pairs of animals in a zoo.
(First: Episode 0364)
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Muppets A long-haired hippie sings "Adding" to Cookie Monster.
(First: Episode 0243)
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Film "Two Song (Song of Two)"
(First: Episode 0001)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert thinks that Ernie has eaten his cookies, but it turns out that Cookie Monster (dressed as Ernie) ate the cookies.
(First: Episode 0158)
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Kids narrate a film of baby eagles getting fed.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0501)
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Cartoon A man invites an M to dinner. The M is very appreciative, and makes "Mmmmmm" sounds. It eats all of the food at the table, and winds up eating the screen!
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0276)
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Cartoon I've Got a Mind: Fish
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0195)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird wants to play stickball with Luis and the kids, but they have to go home now. Sam the Robot volunteers to play ball with Big Bird, but throws all different kinds of balls at him.
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Cartoon A man counts two ears, two eyes, and two arms. He picks up each leg to count two legs, and then falls down.
Animation by Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0406)
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Cartoon Donnie Budd sings a two-step for pairs of animals.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0342)
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Muppets Big Bird announces that Grover will demonstrate the number 2 by doing two chin-ups. He does it, but then Big Bird asks him to do two more sets, to make sure the audience gets it. When Big Bird thinks they've got it, he announces that Grover will now demonstrate the number 18! Grover faints.
(First: Episode 0547)
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Cartoon "K" - Kangaroo - A man (voiced by Gary Owens) explains what a kangaroo is, and ends up in the pouch of one.
(First: Episode 0141)


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Cast At the circus, Ringmaster David introduces the tightrope walker, the Fabulous Flying Fleegle. Instead, his replacement, Floogle (Luis), shows up and struggles to walk on the tightrope.
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Song David sings Three of These Things: Three kids riding a one-seat bicycle, and two kids riding a two-seat bicycle.
(First: Episode 0450)
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Film A conductor yells "STOP" to his off-key violinist trying to play Vittorio Monti's "Czardas".
(First: Episode 0516)
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Cartoon K is for kiss.
Animation: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0131)
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Cartoon A race announcer doubles as the man who holds up the START and STOP sign.
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Film A group of Hispanic children pick members for their baseball team. A new kid, Ramon, joins them.
(First: Episode 0440)
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Muppets "M-M-M Monster Meal"
(First: Episode 0380)
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Animation Sand M/m
(First: Episode 0620)
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Cast David and Maria demonstrate "on" and "under" in the arbor. David goes to get some sandwiches, leaving Maria floating in the air.
(First: Episode 0557)
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit talks about the word "in," and the monster (an early version of Grover) wants to help him teach. Kermit has a big box that he wants the monster to get inside, but he can't seem to grasp the concept of IN... he gets beside the box, on the box, and under the box. Finally, he reveals why he can't get in the box: because "Fred" is already inside it!
(First: Episode 0056)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: M for Mail
(First: Episode 0013)
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Cartoon Marvelous Martha knows many words that start with the letter "M".
(First: Episode 0013)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert hears the phone ringing inside a basket and asks Ernie to answer it. Ernie goes through the basket and finds a banana. He pretends it's a phone and gives it to Bert to talk on. Ernie answers the real phone and tells the caller that Bert can't come to the phone because he's talking on the banana.
(First: Episode 0004)
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Film Things that start with M (repeat)
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Celebrity Jim Nabors sings The Alphabet Song.
(First: Episode 0176)
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Transition Dot Bridge #10
(First: Episode 0295)
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SCENE 4 Big Bird plays the red light in a game of "Red Light, Green Light" as the sponsors are announced.


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