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Sesame Street
Oscar is afraid of thunder
Air date November 19, 1974
Season Season 6 (1974-1975)
Sponsors C, U, 2
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird tells Susan, Gordon and Luis that he is about to leave for a vacation, but Luis notices that his suitcase is empty. Big Bird says he doesn't need anything but a rest, so they suggest he pack his pajamas, his toothbrush, his bathing suit, his sailboat etc. He goes back and forth so many times, packing so many things, that he gets exhausted and goes to his nest to take a nap.
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” At the movies, a lady with a tall hat sits in front of Ernie and Bert. She block's Ernie's view, so he asks her if she'd mind taking it off. When she places the hat on the seat next to her, Bert's view is now obstructed.
(First: Episode 0538)
C- Cap.JPG
Cartoon Speech Balloon: C - Cap
(First: Episode 0154)
Song "Hello, Scale," a film about measuring weight.
(First: Episode 0578)
Cartoon A drowsy wagoner gets across a clearing by building a bridge out of his ox-cart, and converting it back again.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0616)
Film C is for cars on the highway.
(First: Episode 0469)
Animation An orange pops out of a basket of fruits and gets "made up" as the face of Carmen, the role in the opera of the same name. While singing "Habanera," the famed aria from the opera, Carmen loses her "face" and can't resume singing until the wig returns.
(First: Episode 0277)
Muppets Monsters, including an early Grover, Cookie Monster and Beautiful Day Monster, pass on the message, "See." The wide shot reveals that the monsters were whispering about the Letter C.
(First: Episode 0089)
Cartoon Alice Braithwaite Goodyshoes uses a brick wall to demonstrate around, under (by digging under it), and over (by jumping over it, and landing in the gaping mouth of a monster).
(First: Episode 0076)
SCENE 2 Luis is above a kid, and the kid is below Luis.
Cartoon Mr. Tweak can't sleep because his neighbor above snores, and his neighbor below sneezes.
Artist: Abe Levitow
(First: Episode 0528)
Cartoon Simple Simon meets some strange-looking animals, all of whom have their parts switched around.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0540)
Grover's mom night.jpg
Muppets At night, Grover thinks he hears noises in the dark. When he sees a shadow on the wall, he cowers under the covers - but the shadow turns out to be his Mommy.
(First: Episode 0397)
Cartoon Do you know what it's like to be scared?
(First: Episode 0547)
SCENE 3 At Hooper's Store, Mr. Hooper gets on a ladder and goes above Big Bird. Big Bird stands below Mr. Hooper, waiting for him to get a box down from the top of the shelf, but he accidentally drops the box, and ping pong balls rain down on Big Bird.
Muppets The Miss Muffet Play
(First: Episode 0280)
Cartoon "Nelly 1-10 / 10-1": Kids count numbers in a parade, which are interrupted by other participants.
Artist: Harvey Kurtzman
(First: Episode 0629)
Film Marching band cymbal crash #2
(First: Episode 0527)
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)
SCENE 4 Susan is in the window above Gordon. She waters her plants, and the water drips on Gordon below.
Cartoon Train #2
(First: Episode 0353)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Two is You and Me."
(First: Episode 0375)
Cartoon C - Cake
(First: Episode 0153)
Song David sings "Who You Looking At, Tiger?"
(First: Episode 0371)
David Maria above below bridge.jpg
Cast Maria and David look for each other in the park, but have trouble finding one another. The concepts of above and below are demonstrated.
(First: Episode 0567)
Cartoon Do you know what it's like to be scared? (repeat)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Most animals have two eyes, ears, etc. ... but some snakes have two heads.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0287)
Ernie's Bert Sculpture.jpg
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie makes a clay bust of Bert, but runs out of clay for the nose, so he pulls Bert's nose off and puts it on the statue.
(First: Episode 0463)
Film Kids compete in a speed skating competition. (version one)
(First: Episode 0412)
Animation Sand C/c
(First: Episode 0625)
David Maria wedding 01.jpg
Cast Part 1: Bob presides over David and Maria's wedding. After the couple says "I do", the minister instructs the groom to place the ring on the bride's finger. David looks confused, so Bob tells him it's the round thing in his pocket. After some searching, David produces a pizza: it's round and it was in his pocket. Bob clarifies that it also has to have a hole in it, so David pulls out an inflated bicycle tube. Bob adds an additional caveat: it has to be much smaller than that. David next finds a doughnut in his pocket, but Bob says it has to be smaller still.
(First: Episode 0456)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper looks inside a paper bag and laughs and asks his next victim, "Wanna see?" The man says yes, so Harvey puts a letter C on him.
(First: Episode 0294)
David Maria wedding 02.jpg
Cast Part 2: Our wedding party is much older now, graying and visibly worn. The chapel is also filled with several more round things with holes in them: truck tires, trash can lids, a crown, hulu-hoops, etc. David notes that his wife is still "pretty as a picture" after all these years, and attempts to seal the deal with a Motown record.
(First: Episode 0456)
Film A bumble bee
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0082)
David Maria wedding 03.jpg
Cast Part 3: So much time has now passed that the chapel is covered in cobwebs, and everyone's hair has become much grayer (the men sport beards that touch the floor). David, very frail now, is convinced he's finally found the ring, but all he's got is a lifebuoy. Maria, also shaking with age, says that she's had it after 73 years and announces she's leaving him. Affording him one more chance, David finds a wedding band on the floor and places it on Maria's finger. Bob announces the couple married just as they all collapse from geriatric fatigue.
(First: Episode 0456)
Cartoon Madrigal Alphabet
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0615)
Cartoon A man learns that it's better not to pick the flowers.
(First: Episode 0416)
Muppets Cookie Monster sings "C is for Cookie."
(First: Episode 0372)
Cartoon A baby cries whenever he gets a beso.
(First: Episode 0433)
Cups and Saucers.jpg
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie stacks cups and saucers in order to count them, making Bert quite nervous. Luckily, they're glued together.
(First: Episode 0586)
Cast Maria and David find two sets of sacks, which have incorrect numerical labels.
(First: Episode 0505)
Cartoon A U train spells the words "unite," "U-turn," "underground," "up," and "universe."
(First: Episode 0624)
SCENE 5 At Hooper's Store, Oscar flinches when he hears thunder. Luis tells him it's just a sound, and sounds can't hurt anyone. They find out the thunder sound was just some kids on roller skates. They think of non-scary sounds that are similar to thunder, like the subway underground, or Mr. Macintosh's fruit wagon. Oscar is no longer afraid of thunder when it starts to rain, assuring Mr. Hooper that it's nothing to be afraid of, while he gets wet.
Cartoon C - Cake (repeat)
Cartoon The letters in the word BESO kiss each other.
(First: Episode 0433)
Film Time-lapse of seeds growing.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0416)
C- Cap.JPG
Cartoon Speech Balloon: C - Cap (repeat)
SCENE 6 Oscar is afraid - tag (0:26)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: U for UP
(First: Episode 0624)
Film A marching band counts from 1 to 20.
(First: Episode 0504)
SCENE 7 Oscar continues to muse about thunder with a wet Mr. Hooper as the sponsors are announced.

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