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Sesame Street
Oscar plays awful noises on his tape recorder
Air date January 9, 1975
Season Season 6 (1974-1975)
Sponsors R, T, 6
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Luis and Mr. Hooper are startled when they hear a car crash, followed by a jet plane and a train. Those sounds are coming from Oscar, playing them on his tape recorder.
Animation The Queen of Six explores her garden.
(First: Episode 0223)
SCENE 2 At Hooper's Store, Mr. Hooper, Luis and Maria are further bothered by Oscar’s loud prerecorded sounds, including an explosion, a drill, and a siren. They all go over to his can and tell him to turn it down, explaining the meaning of “noise pollution”. Oscar points them to the nearby street cleaner vehicle, which will drown out all the noises they’re hearing. Luis has an idea …
Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: Cookie Monster hangs his head down in sadness. Ernie gives a lengthy speech on how looking up is the key to happiness. While his head's in the clouds, Cookie looks up toward Ernie's cookie box and empties it, making him happier.
(First: Episode 0135)
SCENE 3 Bob enters Hooper’s and sees Maria, Luis and Mr. Hooper enjoying the quiet. They show him how they eliminated Oscar’s noise pollution: by giving him a pair of headphones.
Cartoon T for typewriter and toe
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 0506)
Film The Mad Painter #6
(First: Episode 0335)
Muppets Grover the Assistant: Grover volunteers to assist the Amazing Mumford in his suspension act. Grover will get on top of a platform, and Mumford will pull the pillar off from underneath, and the platform will not fall. The trick works, so Grover decides to try it himself, with Herry Monster as his assistant. Grover can't pull it off, and Herry falls.
(First: Episode 0292)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: T for train
(First: Episode 0022)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Tree kangaroo and baby.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0026)
Cartoon Numbers from 1 to 20 line up, but 17 is missing.
(First: Episode 0536)
Film A film of butterflies
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0406)
Insert Bob draws a face on his fist, then puppeteers it as he sings "Face Game."
(First: Episode 0562)
Animation Sand T/t
(First: Episode 0636)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Road Runner
(First: Episode 0505)
Cartoon T es para telefono
(First: Episode 0362)
Muppets Cookie Monster stars in "The Ballad of Casey McPhee."
(First: Episode 0516)
Cartoon mydoghappy.jpg
Cartoon A boy demonstrates why his dog's name is Happy.
(First: Episode 0537)
Film T is for toes.
(First: Episode 0506)
Cartoon A boy and girl fight over the word YO. Luckily, he has a spare.
(First: Episode 0486)
Film The letter T is a very useful letter.
(First: Episode 0402)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie can't sleep, so Bert tells him to count sheep. Ernie tries to count sheep, but it's dull -- so he starts counting fire engines. The noise from the imaginary fire engine wakes Bert up. Bert says that Ernie's waking up the whole neighborhood, and tells him to count something quieter. Ernie counts balloons -- but the balloon gets bigger and bigger, finally bursting with a huge explosion that wakes Bert up again.
(First: Episode 0276)
Cartoon T for top
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0298)
SCENE 4 Mr. Hooper tells Big Bird that nobody is coming to the store for lunch because of all the noise Luis is making while working outside. The two get into a fight, but Big Bird helps them negotiate a peace settlement.
R ribbon.jpg
Cartoon A ribbon wraps itself around a woman, then turns itself into an R.
(First: Episode 0289)
Film A look at the life of Colleen, who lives in Arizona.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0504)
Muppets Waiter Grover: The Count has come to order hot dogs - lots of hot dogs. But when Grover refuses to get more hot dogs because the Count will only count them, and not eat them, the Count uses a hypnotism spell to get more.
(First: Episode 0644)
Cartoon A poem filled with T words, including a teacher, toys, Texas, and "turtles with brains".
Voice: Bob Arbogast
(First: Episode 0024)
Muppets A bridge of teeth come to an employment agency, looking for a job. He's offered jobs in the smelling line and in listening, but he's unqualified for those. Teeth demonstrates his talent in biting and chewing by chomping up the desk.
(First: Episode 0406)
Cartoon Men in boxes sound out the word RUN.
(First: Episode 0369)
Film A girl named Jennifer visits family friend Mrs. Wilson in the country, and together they pick food from her garden.
(First: Episode 0021)
Cartoon Two circles demonstrate "next to" and "away from".
(First: Episode 0644)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit the Frog, Shola, and Fannie demonstrate "next to."
(First: Episode 0553)
SCENE 5 Maria, Mr. Hooper, Luis and Oscar share a newspaper by each reading a different section.
Cartoon "I'm six years old today!"
Artist: Jim Simon
(First: Episode 0357)
Film Kids compare animals and human tools and technology.
(First: Episode 0491)
Cartoon A man explains the letter R with a radio. Once he starts singing, the radio decides to turn him off by tweaking his nose.
(First: Episode 0011)
Bob AM flower.jpg
Muppets Bob is approached by an Anything Muppet (Jim Henson) with no face, so he gives him eyes to see what a lovely day it is and a nose to smell a flower. The AM thanks him and leaves to gift the flower to a friend.
(First: Episode 0660)
Cartoon While fishing one day, a boy catches the letters of the alphabet. Frustrated at not having caught any fish to eat, he decides to use his catch for alphabet soup.
(First: Episode 0004)
Muppets Two children, who can only read some words, resolve their fight over a large book by helping each other and reading alternate words.
(First: Episode 0297)
Dot Bridge 05 all red.jpg
Cartoon Dot Bridge #5: All the dots turn red
(First: Episode 0001)
SCENE 6 Luis, Maria, Mr. Hooper and Oscar look up from their newspapers to announce the sponsors.

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