Sesame Street
Oscar plants a tree in front of his trash can
Air date December 2, 1974
Season Season 6 (1974-1975)
Sponsors N, P, 11
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Maria exits 123 Sesame Street and is shocked to find a large tree potted next to Oscar's trash can. Oscar emerges from the leaves and says it's a perfect addition - it provides him shade, but most importantly keeps his can hidden from sight so no one can bother him.
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Cartoon "It's a Lovely Eleven Morning"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0362)
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SCENE 2 Oscar takes advantage of his newfound peace to take a nap. However, it's bothered by a Muppet squirrel collecting nuts from the branches.
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Cartoon P Words (including parachute and plug)
(First: Episode 0296)
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SCENE 3 Oscar hangs a "No Squirrels Allowed" sign off the tree. However, now an elderly Muppet couple picks it as a spot to have a picnic. They drive Oscar crazy with their lovey-dovey talk.
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Animation Sand P/p
(First: Episode 0634)
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SCENE 4 Oscar adds "No Picnic" to his sign, but as he tries to take a nap again, he notices the leaves are turning colors and starting to fall. Bob comes by and offers to rake the area for Oscar.
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Cartoon A baby rescues a ball from on top of a column.
Artist: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0184)
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SCENE 5 The adults go to see what's developed since with Oscar and his tree. The tree is gone, with just the tub of dirt remaining. Oscar says it was more trouble than it was worth, so we went and planted it in the park. He came back with some neat rocks that he's mixed into the dirt. The others point out these are acorns, which Oscar is dismayed to learn will grow into trees.
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Cartoon P for Pack
(First: Episode 0504)
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Muppets The Magic Painting Lady shows off her magic painting of a doorway which will help show "through". Three Anything Muppets in the painting come through the doorway. When it comes time for Grover's turn, he ends up breaking through the painting.
(First: Episode 0580)
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Cartoon Batman apprehends a criminal thanks to knowing about around, up and through.
(First: Episode 0096)
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Film A gymnast demonstrates around.
(First: Episode 0517)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie wants to show Bert his ice cube collection. The ice cubes were so cold that he had to put them in a box covered with an electric blanket. Much to Ernie's surprise, the ice cubes have disappeared. Since they were replaced with water, Ernie suspects that a fish might have stolen them. Bert tells him that it's because they've melted. Ernie, however, is now convinced that a fish melted the ice cubes, and angrily walks out the door to "tear him fin-from-fin."
(First: Episode 0033)
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Film The Mad Painter #11
(First: Episode 0329)
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Film Kids paint P-word animals on glass.
(First: Episode 0119)
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SCENE 6 David, Maria, and Big Bird rhyme the word "free" using pronouns describing each other and themselves.
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Cartoon P is for Puppy
(First: Episode 0199)
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Muppets The Anything Muppets sing "P Is My Favorite Letter".
(First: Episode 0322)
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Cartoon A letter "P" sits on an island before a rotating sunset. The ridges of the letter "P" moves along the letter and flash in different colors.
(First: Episode 0452)
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: To demonstrate "through", Kermit tries to get Cookie Monster to run through a piece of tissue paper. Instead, Cookie offers other alternatives, ultimately choosing to go around it. He helps Kermit with his demonstration by passing the tissue paper through Kermit.
(First: Episode 0289)
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Cartoon What if a turtle and rabbit switched appearances?
(First: Episode 0451)
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Muppets Cookie Monster is about to eat a cookie, when a sad-looking girl approaches and stares at him. He tries to eat the cookie, but can't do it. He breaks the cookie in half and shares the cookie with the girl. He eats his half of the cookie. When the girl eats her half, she eats it just like Cookie Monster.
(First: Episode 0623)
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Cartoon A short poem about a pirate and his puppy demonstrate the letter P.
(First: Episode 0057)
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Cast David the champion is ready for the match, but assistant Luis gives him the wrong match for his boxing glove. Once the right one is placed, he and Gordon face off in a game of marbles.
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: P - Pin
(First: Episode 0054)
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit explains how to read crosswalk signals in order to cross the street. The sign keeps changing throughout his demonstration, so he gets frustrated and says no one will show how to cross the street. As he leaves, the sign sprouts legs and crosses on its own.
(First: Episode 0319)
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Cartoon Cars WALK.
(First: Episode 0556)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "A Little Bit."
(First: Episode 0160)
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Insert Five signs are counted forward and backward as they appear on the stoop, followed by five kids holding the signs.
(First: Episode 0417)
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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)
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Insert Five kids appear on the stoop, rising up one step each time a new kid is added. They are then counted backwards.
(First: Episode 0417)
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Cartoon I've got a mind: squares make a box.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0271)
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SCENE 7 David is making some boxed deliveries, but Big Bird ropes him into using them for a game of "Here Are Some Things."
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Bert tells John-John that he's lost his paper clips, and he feels sad. He asks John-John to show how he looks when he feels sad. Then Bert feels angry about losing his paper clips, and John-John acts out that emotion. Bert remembers where he left his collection, and John-John acts happy, too.
(First: Episode 0443)
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Cartoon N is naughty, nice, nodding, nickel, noon, nibbling, nest, nut, nose, night, nine, and nursing.
(First: Episode 0140)
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Muppets Lefty's boss makes sure Lefty knows the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0236)
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Cartoon Bolt and Nut show how they work together.
(First: Episode 0569)
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Film A pride of lions feasts on an animal carcass.
(First: Episode 0407)
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Cartoon "Lowercase n"
(First: Episode 0358)
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SCENE 8 Maria plays a guessing game with the kids and Big Bird. She tells them something is coming to Sesame Street soon and points to various things happening as clues: Bob is buying dinner, David is locking up the store, and lights are being turned on. While Big Bird makes wild guesses, the kids correctly state the night is coming. Big Bird claims he would have gotten it, but "it's hard to guess things in the dark."
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Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot recites a poem with OP words, counting on Grover to hop whenever he says "hop" — repeatedly, until Grover faints.
(First: Episode 0150)
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Film A small ball encounters figures of fish, which it then imagines as real-life fish.
(First: Episode 0660)
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Cartoon Counting 10 to 1.
(First: Episode 0480)
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Cast Mr. Hooper adds 3 chairs as a sportscaster narrates.
(First: Episode 0288)
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Cartoon P is for Puppy (repeat)
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SCENE 9 Goodbye


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