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Sesame Street
Scary Street
Air date May 7, 1974
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors H, J, 2

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 It's nighttime on Sesame Street and the locals are engaging in an evening social activity when Oscar the Grouch decides he's going to have to scare everyone in order to make them go away. Donning a demon mask, he begins making monster noises, but his behavior is interpreted as a performance. Oscar concedes he'll have to come up with another idea to make everyone disperse.
Cartoon A little man misplaces his J under his hat.
(First: Episode 0231)
Film Marching band cymbal crash #2
(First: Episode 0527)
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Animation Sand J/j
(First: Episode 0631)
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SCENE 2 Oscar has set up a loudspeaker outside his can where he starts to project spooky sounds to scare off his neighbors. Everyone approaches to find out how he's making the creeky door and owl sounds from inside his can.
Cartoon H for hello (voice of Gary Owens)
(First: Episode 0020)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Touch, Hold, Feel."
(First: Episode 0504)
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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)
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SCENE 3 Oscar has decorated the street in the macabre, changing its name to Scary Street and 123 Sesame Street to Creepy Castle, with cobwebs littered about and boxes rigged to spring with fun house creatures. (The script instructs art director Alan Compton to "use the Vincent Price side of his talent.") Oscar starts the scary sounds up again, but while everyone is still on to him, they decide to fake their fright and run about being chased by objects flying around on wires with spooky howling and flashes of thunder and lightning. They all mockingly huddle up to Oscar asking him to protect them from all the scariness, so Oscar reveals his gag and assures everyone it's all fake.
Cartoon Dry and Wet (near swimming pool)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0309)
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. He then proceeds to eat an imaginary peanut butter and banana sandwich.
(First: Episode 0459)
Cartoon J family jamboree
(First: Episode 0365)
Song "Doll House"
(First: Episode 0131)
Cartoon Jasper thinks that he has lost his elbow, but Julius shows him his elbow by bending his arm.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0410)
Muppets Bert sings "Doin' the Pigeon".
(First: Episode 0536)
Cartoon Train #2
(First: Episode 0353)
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Cast "Dandy David" adds flowers and flower pots.
(First: Episode 0454)
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Film Js appear in a junkyard.
(First: Episode 0449)
Cartoon I am dry, they are wet (Umbrella)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0344)
Muppets Story: "The Geefle and the Gonk"
The Geefle and the Gonk, two aliens, learn how to cooperate and gather nectarines together.
(First: Episode 0452)
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SCENE 4 Bob sings "One of These Things" for three regular lightbulbs and one flame-shaped lightbulb.
Cartoon I am dry, he is wet (Shark fishing)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0309)
Cartoon A male voice narrates a story of a jazzy triangle who loved to dance, and a square square. The triangle likes being flexible, but the square would rather be stiff and *square*.
Music: "Waltz in Mean Time," David Lee
(First: Episode 0007)
Cast Surgeons Maria, David, Susan and Luis "operate" on a motorcycle.
(First: Episode 0484)
Film A showcase of J words
(First: Episode 0631)
Muppets Part 1: The Count withdraws all his money from the bank to count it.
(First: Episode 0602)
Cartoon I am dry, he is wet (circus elephant)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0309)
Muppets Part 2: The Count deposits his money again, but not before counting it one more time.
(First: Episode 0602)
Film Joe Raposo: Wet & Dry (Falls in pool; kid VO's)
(First: Episode 0467)
Insert Three of These Kids (upside-down girl)
(First: Episode 0413)
Cartoon I am dry, he is wet. (dog washing)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0309)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper is bouncing on a pogo stick. He asks a man if he'd like to try it, and the man replies, "I'd love to!" Harvey then slaps a big number 2 on the man's chest.
(First: Episode 0417)
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SCENE 5 Gordon, Bob, Maria, and Mr. Hooper play cards in the arbor. It's dark out, so they turn on the light while rhyming.
Cartoon A big elephant and a small elephant make lowercase Hs come out of their trunks.
Artist: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0162)
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Cast Wally and Ralph buy a large jar of glue. The jar was unlabeled, so they get a label reading "Glue". But they cannot figure out how to get the label to stick to the jar. At one point, they accidentally spill some glue on the table; they use the label to wipe it up. Still with no solution, they decide to go out to dinner. So they put the label somewhere (on the jar!) and leave.
(First: Episode 0390)
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Cartoon A square is fit into many different things, such as a truck, window, television, etc.
(First: Episode 0316)
Song "Sawmill" - Folk singers detail how lumber is made into usable wood.
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Humpty Dumpty has fallen off a wall, and Kermit interviews one of the king's horses. Humpty is put together again, but then Kermit gives him a congratulatory slap on the back, and he falls off again.
Cartoon Madrigal Alphabet
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0615)
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SCENE 6 Mr. Hooper, Gordon, Bob, and Maria finish their card game with some more rhymes. Oscar announces the sponsors: h, j, 2

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