Sesame Street
Oscar buys paintings at the Grouch Fair
Air date January 21, 1975
Season Season 6 (1974-1975)
Sponsors G, I, 3
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Oscar has purchased three paintings from the grouch fair by famous artist Pablo Grouch. The paintings each depict a garbage truck, a junk yard, and a wrecked car. Oscar displays outside his can, but Gordon doesn't like that he'll have to see them every day. Bob tries to mediate and concludes that to a Grouch, the art is beautiful, but to people, they're not. Oscar doesn't care what anyone else thinks as long as he likes them.
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Cartoon "I in the Sky"
(First: Episode 0368)
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SCENE 1 cont'd Gordon produces a copy of the Mona Lisa, which he considers a beautiful painting; Oscar disagrees. David tries settling the argument with a painting of his own, an abstract work of art that both Oscar and Gordon don't like. Bob comes back with an Andrew Wyeth-eque painting, which no one else likes either. Cookie Monster happens in with a lunch box, thinking it's an art show. He takes a bite from everyone's paintings and finds they're all good ("Need salt, maybe."). He produces a piece of art he think is the best - a painting of a cookie, which he eats.
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Cartoon "Jazz #3"
(First: Episode 0002)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: The Count ruins Kermit's opportunities to interview The Three Little Pigs and the Seven Dwarves by counting them.
(First: Episode 0569)
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Animation Sand I/i
(First: Episode 0619)
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Film A gazelle runs fast across a plain.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0478)
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Cartoon Capital I, he's quite a guy
(First: Episode 0368)
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Muppets Kermit the Frog sings "Bein' Green" against a farm field background.
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Cartoon Donnie Budd sings about three trios of animals who live on a fat lady's lap.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0299)
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Film A magnetic scrapyard baler is used to lift cars into a compacter.
(First: Episode 0024)
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Cartoon A painter paints all around the screen, eventually painting over himself.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0243)
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SCENE 2 Grover sets out his new winter-wear on the counter of Hooper's Store. David and Maria believe something doesn't belong and they sing "Three of These Things" to help him understand. They point out he has small items - mittens, boots, and earmuffs, but two large socks won't possibly fit him. Grover shows that he uses one for a hat and the other for a scarf.
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Cartoon I for Ink
(First: Episode 0462)
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Muppets Two Anything Muppet kids argue over a cookie. Cookie Monster arrives and says that the smallest person should get the cookie, and then, as the kids argue over which one is smaller, Cookie Monster shrinks himself.
(First: Episode 0253)
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Cartoon Letter I (Beep Beep)
(First: Episode 0427)
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Film Footage of a baby learning to walk.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0427)
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Muppets Ernie & BertLefty the Salesman wants to sell Ernie a painting of a tree, which he says is a picture of four elephants. Ernie doesn't see the four elephants, so Lefty offers to show him the elephants if Ernie will buy the picture for a nickel. Lefty points out the elephants, which are actually spaces in the tree's branches. Ernie shells out for the picture. Ernie wants to pull the same trick on Bert, but Bert notices the elephants right away.
(First: Episode 0292)
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Cartoon Two men discuss who they love, as one man asserts that you can't love an ice cream cone.
(First: Episode 0292)
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Film Baby turtles swim around.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0294)
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Cartoon The dot gets on top of the lowercase letter i.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 0462)
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Insert Three of These Kids (upside-down girl)
(First: Episode 0413)
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Film Number Three Ball Film: A red ball follows a rollercoaster-like track through checkpoints (each, a set of three) that are counted in voiceover. At the end, the ball is ground up into a powder.
(First: Episode 0254)
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Muppets Ernie & BertBert refuses to share his cookie with Ernie, who tells Bert that if the cookie was his, he wouldn't mind sharing. Ernie takes the cookie, and asks Bert to ask him if he would share it.
(First: Episode 0472)
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Film Cold things that begin with the letter I
(First: Episode 0618)
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Cast Luis serves as the announcer for a ping pong match between Maria and David, who can't his paddle. Once they're ready to go, they're pelted by several dozen ping pong balls.
(First: Episode 0683)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "New Life."
(First: Episode 0281)
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Cartoon A little girl sings "The Alphabet Song," while continually admonished by an adult in voice-over. (ending cut)
(First: Episode 0010)
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Film The kids form a capital I.
(First: Episode 0462)
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Cartoon A pink circle splits into a cat, and a gray circle splits into a mouse.
(First: Episode 0452)
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Muppets Benny and his boss have been waiting for Lefty for a long time. Benny wonders how they will know when it's Lefty at the door, so he reminds him that Lefty will knock three times - their secret knock to enter their hideout. Lefty forgets the number, and has to be hinted from his boss what the number of knocks are to gain access, finally giving the correct amount. When they let him in, the boss reprimands him for his poor memory, and warns him that he'll be in big trouble if he forgets again. To test his memory, the boss and Benny lock themselves out, telling him not to let them in until they give the secret knock. Despite the boss' warning, Lefty forgets once again, and finally having enough, he fearfully runs out the back door, leaving the other two stranded outside yelling, "Let us in!" as they angrily pound on the door trying to get in.
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: G for gorilla (in man suit).
(First: Episode 0085)
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SCENE 3 Cookie Monster comes to Hooper's and orders the smallest cookie that have in stock, to David's surprise. Cookie explains that the smaller the cookie, the quicker it is to eat and reach his tummy.
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Cartoon Krazy Kat proves his love for Ignatz Mouse with a block of cheese. Ignatz carves it into the word "LOVE."
(First: Episode 0615)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentJohn-John and Herry Monster count to twenty.
(First: Episode 0441)
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Film "Head To Toe Puzzle": Two kids put together a life size jigsaw puzzle of a human body.
(First: Episode 0024)
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Muppets / Cast Bob reads "The Story of Ira and Inez."
(First: Episode 0034)
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Muppets In the park, Harvey Kneeslapper comes up behind a man, asks him, "Wanna see something funny?" and then holds a mirror up. The man sees nothing funny...until he looks at Harvey!
(First: Episode 0283)
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Cartoon A turtle, a bird, and a butterfly demonstrate small, smaller, and smallest.
(First: Episode 0371)
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Insert Musical Bridge #5 (0:33)
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Muppets "Family"
(First: Episode 0404)
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SCENE 4 In the rain, Big Bird keeps dry under his umbrella. Grover, however, is stuck in the block house Big Bird has made with no door. Grover bursts out and huddles under the umbrella.


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