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Sesame Street
Oscar calls the Grouch Market
Air date February 19, 1975
Season Season 6 (1974-1975)
Sponsors X, Z, 2
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Bob sings "It's Easy If You Pretend" to cheer up Big Bird. They are joined by David, Maria, Gordon, Biff and a monster.
Cartoon Two alpine climbers hike up a letter Z and stake a claim on it.
(First: Episode 0281)
Cast Luis looks for the SALIDA in a brick room.
(First: Episode 0407)
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)
Muppets Waiter Grover: Mr. Johnson orders bacon and eggs, but he can't decide how many of each he wants. Mr. Johnson says that Grover takes too long and asks for two hot dogs and two pickles for lunch. Grover then throws a tantrum in the kitchen.
(First: Episode 0408)
Film A garfish swims around.
(First: Episode 0254)
Animation Kids narrate a letter 'Z' drawing
(First: Episode 0359)
Film A gymnast demonstrates β€œclose to” and β€œaway from”.
(First: Episode 0513)
Muppets Lefty's boss makes sure Lefty knows the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0236)
SCENE 2 Oscar calls the Grouch Market for rhyming trash that would rhyme with ocks. A deliveryman comes and gives him some rocks, socks and clocks. Oscar wants more, but the deliveryman gives knocks instead.
Cartoon Z In Space
(First: Episode 0509)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie is sad, because it's raining and he can't play baseball. Bert encourages him to imagine that he's playing instead. In Ernie's imagination, he hits a high fly ball that lands in the ocean. Bert tells Ernie that the sun is out, and he can go out and play now. Ernie says that he can't play -- his ball fell in the ocean.
(First: Episode 0410)
Cartoon Donnie Budd sings a two-step for pairs of animals.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0342)
Cast Two Luises illustrate near and far.
(First: Episode 0583)
Muppets A Japanese storyteller tells "The Mystery of the Four Dragons". An aged emperor offers the throne to his son if he can find four hidden dragons in the room.
(First: Episode 0299)
Film Letter sound Z (0:29)
SCENE 3 David, Gordon, Bob and Maria make sounds that relate to different jobs.
Film Kids narrate a film of animals moving in different ways.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0098)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Part 1: Bert tells Ernie to clean up the messy apartment.
(First: Episode 0010)
Film "Doll House"
(First: Episode 0131)
Cartoon "That's About the Size of It"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0279)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Part 2: Ernie has almost finished cleaning up the apartment. His toybox is still a mess, so he begins to clean it out, throwing its contents all over the room.
(First: Episode 0010)
Insert Mr. Hooper, Luis, Maria, David and Bob all throw a small amount of litter on the ground, adding to the street's filth. When a voice (Jerry Nelson) asks "Who made this mess?" each one of them denies that it was them, saying they only dropped a small amount of garbage on the street. Soon, however, they realize that they each contributed to the mess in one way or another and pick up what they dropped. The voice then tells them to put the trash in a trash can instead of on the ground.
(First: Episode 0485)
Cartoon Kids guess what two circles drawn onscreen will become. They turn out to be the eye of a friendly monster.
(First: Episode 0248)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Families."
(First: Episode 0454)
Cartoon Z for zebra and zoo
(First: Episode 0281)
Muppets "Let's see," says Ernie. "We've got two eyes, and two ears, and two noses..." "Hey, you ding-a-ling!" Bert interrupts. "You've only got one nose!" Ernie promptly pulls Bert's nose off, sticks it onto his own face, and keeps counting. "Two noses, and two eyes, and two ears...too bad!"
(First: Episode 0061)
SCENE 4 Gordon demonstrates near and far by hiding balloons and having the kids find them.
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Kermit, Shola and Fannie talk about giraffes, leading to...
(First: Episode 0570)
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: a herd of giraffes move their way through a field.
(First: Episode 0316)
Cast Maria asks the viewer to imagine her as a baseball player, a princess and a baker.
(First: Episode 0558)
Cartoon The Story of Cowboy X, with the voices of Jean Shepherd
(First: Episode 0325)
Muppets Part 1: The Count withdraws all his money from the bank to count it.
(First: Episode 0602)
Cartoon The letter X
(First: Episode 0482)
Muppets Part 2: The Count deposits his money again, but not before counting it one more time.
(First: Episode 0602)
Cartoon Donnie Budd sings a two-step for pairs of animals. (repeat)
Cartoon Z In Space
(First: Episode 0509)
Animation Three lines attempt to individually reach the top of the TV screen, but fail. They succeed after they combine all of their lengths.
(First: Episode 0288)
Film Kids compete in a speed skating competition (version two).
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0414)
Cartoon A caveman finds a rock on the ground, and visualizes the invention of the wheel and the car, ultimately deciding to toss the rock away: "Who needs it?"
(First: Episode 0558)
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Insert Musical Bridge #2: close-ups of guitars, an organ, and drums.
(First: Episode 0632)
Cartoon SALIDA (train)
(First: Episode 0537)
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Transition Bridge #6 - 4 Corner Bridge D
(First: Episode 0282)
SCENE 5 The kids give Mr. Snuffleupagus some cabbages to eat, then he tries to go outside to play with them, but gets stuck in the doors until the kids push him out. The sponsors are announced.

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