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Sesame Street
Oscar invites Bob into his trash can
Air date November 11, 1974
Season Season 6 (1974-1975)
Written by Joseph A. Bailey[1]
Production August 20, 1974
Sponsors K, R, 7

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Biff directs Sully while he's driving, causing him to back into the mailbox in front of 123 Sesame Street. The crash prompts Maria to come out and see what happened, but Biff is too busy overcomplicating the mess to explain himself to the "little lady". While Biff admits defeat, deciding he needs an extra crew to come in to clean up, Maria has uprighted the mailbox and tells Sully to clear the vehicle away. Biff is left dumbfounded... and without a ride.
Muppets "Family"
(First: Episode 0404)
Cartoon A lion named Kent gets a Kick out of being King of the forest.
(First: Episode 0463)
Cartoon K is for Karate
(First: Episode 0489)
Film A film of camels eating.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0388)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie reads Bert a dramatic story that he's just written. The "story" is actually the alphabet, which Ernie reads in an overwrought manner.
(First: Episode 0009)
Cartoon I thought a thought ... about circles.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0247)
Cartoon A boy and girl fight over the word YO. Luckily, he has a spare.
(First: Episode 0486)
Muppets Juanita looks for "YO", asking, "ΒΏEsto es yo?" Nope, it's a toy car, and a tomato, and a mirror. Looking in the mirror, she finds herself. "Β‘Hola, yo!" she cries.
(First: Episode 0454)
Song "Five Onstage Dancers"
(First: Episode 0539)
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SCENE 2 David plays "Here Are Some Things" with the kids while Simon Soundman makes the sounds of a plane, a ship, a motorcycle, a train, and a piano. "David? Did anyone ever tell you that you talk funny?"
Muppets Visual Thinking: A hipster and a square imagine shapes.
(First: Episode 0361)
Cartoon K-kick
(First: Episode 0463)
Cartoon K is for kitten.
(First: Episode 0040)
Film Things you can carry
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0515)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: "R" – Rabbit
(First: Episode 0014)
Cartoon R is for Rooster, Robber, and Rake...
Artist: Fred Calvert
(First: Episode 0011)
Muppets Ernie tries to find another cookie with a criss-cross of icing. He has trouble matching cookies, but Cookie Monster "matches" them by eating them (putting them all in the same place, his stomach).
(First: Episode 0169)
Cartoon Footprints move over to the tune of "Here Are Some Things".
(First: Episode 0505)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit interviews a servant who tells him that the queen wants to test the maiden by placing a cookie under the mattresses to see if she can feel it. The "princess" (Cookie Monster) lies down, feels something, then devours the mattresses.
(First: Episode 0417)
Cartoon The Alligator King
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0411)
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Film Film (stop-motion) - 'Beginning/End' - Kids wait in line at a movie theater.
(First: Episode 0411)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Snuffy and Joey say the alphabet.
Film Fish swim around.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0284)
Muppets Betty Lou teaches the meaning of "beginning", "middle", and "end", and introduces two of her friends: Beginning and End. The duo tell a story, but it lacks something in between the beginning and end parts. Beginning and End recruit their pal Middle to fill out the rest of the story. Middle, however, cannot stop telling the exciting part of the story, and the three friends begin a quarrel, forcing Betty Lou to declare the end of the lecture.
(First: Episode 0138)
Film A trip to the chewing gum factory
(First: Episode 0498)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” At the beach, Ernie notices that Bert is missing; all he sees is Bert's hat. Sherlock Hemlock helps find Bert, and in the process, discovers that Ernie accidentally buried Bert under the sand.
(First: Episode 0278)
Film Baby turtles swim around.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0294)
Cartoon A kitten is knittin' a kerchief, a kite, and a polka-dot mitten.
(First: Episode 0282)
Cartoon Karen the Kangaroo talks about words that start with the letter K.
(First: Episode 0142)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Ernie, Bert and Shola talk about taking a nap.
(First: Episode 0537)
Cartoon "Seven Song (Song of Seven)"
(First: Episode 0011)
Cartoon Clouds that look like things.
(First: Episode 0211)
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Film Film (stop-motion) - 'Beginning/End' - A woman makes a sandwich.
(First: Episode 0387)
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SCENE 3 Oscar stops Bob when he walks by his can cheerfully whistling "What's the Name of That Song?" and suggests they ought to swap places. Bob reluctantly accepts Oscar's invitation inside his trash can where he breaks a vase on the piano, steps in the dining room swamp, gets bitten by his pet Hortense (a dragon), and falls into Oscar's rotten egg collection. Oscar anounces that due to Bob's current situation, there won't be anymore cheerful whistling today.
Animation Sand K/k
(First: Episode 0645)
Cartoon K for keyhole, ketchup, and kitten
(First: Episode 0489)
Cartoon K is for Karate (repeat)
(First: Episode 0489)
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SCENE 4 Bob slowly emerges from Oscar's can, covered in garbage, and attempts to stealthily make it back to his apartment. He almost makes it when David emerges from Hooper's Store and says hello. Maria announces the sponsors: K, R, 7


  • At an Eternal-Con panel in 2019, Bob McGrath reminisced of this storyline, recalling "...I came out of the can looking like I was run over by a bulldozer..." in the final scene.[2]


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