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Sesame Street
Oscar pretends that he has duck pox
Air date March 6, 1975
Season Season 6 (1974-1975)
Sponsors Q, U, 2
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 David sees a sign on Oscar's trash can that reads โ€œSick. Stay Away. Danger.โ€ Oscar pops up, with fake spots on his face, claiming he has the โ€œduck poxโ€. Susan and Luis also visit him and ask if he's okay, when he really wants to be left alone.
Cartoon "Poverty Uโ€
(First: Episode 0036)
Film Some clowns, more clowns
(First: Episode 0563)
Cartoon A U train spells the words "unite," "U-turn," "underground," "up," and "universe."
(First: Episode 0624)
SCENE 2 Oscar admits that his duck pox is fake; he takes off the circles taped onto his fur. He gives them to The Count who happily counts them.
Cartoon Capital letter U for up
(First: Episode 0416)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit interviews Christopher Columbus before he begins his voyage to discover America. Kermit tries to tell him that the third ship is tied to the dock, but it's too late -- the dock breaks free, and takes Kermit along with the ship.
(First: Episode 0578)
Cartoon Train #2
(First: Episode 0353)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Lemurs rest on tree branches.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0390)
Cartoon A boy says he has a big surprise in his hand.
(First: Episode 0557)
SCENE 3 Oscar has a terrible headache and wants help, but he's snubbed by everyone because he was rude to them before. In his desperation, he lets Susan rub his head -- but only under the condition that she keeps it a secret. His reputation as a Grouch is at stake.
Cartoon A man (voiced by Jack Dodson) describes places that begin with U and what you can do with the letter U.
(First: Episode 0416)
Muppets Part 1: Lefty delivers some carrots to his boss, but the boss orders him to get more carrots (in 13 seconds).
(First: Episode 0255)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: U for Umbrella
(First: Episode 0038)
Muppets Part 2: Lefty delivers more carrots to his boss, but the boss orders him to get the most carrots he can find (in 15 seconds).
(First: Episode 0255)
Animation Sand U/u
(First: Episode 0624)
Muppets Part 3: Lefty delivers the rest of the carrots to his boss. The boss reveals that the carrots are for his pet rabbit (a real rabbit), which he shows to Lefty.
(First: Episode 0255)
Cartoon Jasper thinks that he has lost his elbow, but Julius shows him his elbow by bending his arm.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0410)
Film Apples grow on a tree.
(First: Episode 0093)
Cartoon Sally the Spider skates with different combinations of her legs.
(First: Episode 0625)
Muppets The Twiddlebugs try to figure out how to get to the zoo. They notice it's too far to walk, swim, or fly. Then they notice their Twiddle-car. (short intro)
(First: Episode 0603)
SCENE 4 Herry Monster demonstrates some, more and most by dumping some heavy blocks on Big Bird.
Cartoon I have all, I have none (men w/ grapes)
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0624)
Cartoon A man gives away the letter U for free.
(First: Episode 0202)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper is bouncing on a pogo stick. He asks a man if he'd like to try it, and the man replies, "I'd love to!" Harvey then slaps a big number 2 on the man's chest.
(First: Episode 0417)
Drummer street.jpg
Cartoon A drummer precedes C.T. Wordsworth who presents today's word: STREET. He sings about it with a boy who wears a crown.
(First: Episode 0309)
George the Farmer embedded shapes.jpg
Film George shows embedded shapes using drawing of geometric forms and household objects with the same shape.
(First: Episode 0288)
Cartoon Two guys row their oars in different directions, until they decide to cooperate and row together.
(First: Episode 0510)
Muppets Ernie & Bert โ€” Bert has wrapped a surprise present which Ernie thinks is for him. He tries to guess what it is so as not to spoil the surprise. After a few wrong guesses, he unwraps it before Bert can stop him. It is indeed a surprise, a lady's hat with flowers. Bert had wrapped the gift for his Aunt Matilda.
(First: Episode 0165)
Cartoon Q for Quiet
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 0441)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Kids comment over footage of an eagle's view of different kinds of roads.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0377)
Muppets Ernie & Bert โ€” Ernie asks Bert to play a game where they take turns counting and then saying "Q". Ernie goes first with "1 Q", and Bert follows with "2 Q". The game continues, until Bert gets to "10 Q". "You're welcome, Bert!" Ernie says.
(First: Episode 0440)
Cartoon "Jazz #2"
(First: Episode 0001)
Muppets "The King's Picnic"
(First: Episode 0419)
Film Kids dancing.
(First: Episode 0409)
Cartoon Willie Wimple: Land Pollution (litter).
(First: Episode 0527)
Alphabet Kid old west sketch.jpg
Muppets Old West sketches: A couple of cowboy Muppets meet the Alphabet Kid, who claims that he can write the alphabet faster than any man alive. To prove it, he quickly draws his crayon and speedily writes out the whole alphabet.
(First: Episode 0307)
SCENE 5 Oscar repeatedly bugs Maria to look at his โ€œugly stickโ€, but she's too busy reading. He gets more and more impatient, until he throws a tantrum and breaks his stick. Maria tells him if he'll be patient from now on, then something like this won't happen. She fixes his stick, but takes awhile, making Oscar more impatient.
Cartoon A bird subtracts two balloons from a group of three.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0507)
Rhyme With BUY.jpg
Muppets Cookie Monster: Cookie Monster comes to the bakery looking for something delicious that rhymes with BUY. He tries the I (from the MIKE'S BAKERY sign) and the baker's TIE, both of which aren't that delicious. Finally, Guy Smiley comes in and loudly announces that he would like to BUY a PIE. Cookie then knows what he can get in the bakery that rhymes with BUY and is delicious: it's GUY! A chase ensues, and Cookie asks the baker to send him the bill.
(First: Episode 0481)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Ostriches walk and run. (piano music)
(First: Episode 0339)
Cartoon A dog learns about U.
Artist: John Paratore
(First: Episode 0131)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Two is You and Me."
(First: Episode 0375)
Cartoon A bear counts bees
(First: Episode 0083)
Film Counting the circus clowns.
(First: Episode 0501)
Muppets Ernie & Bert โ€” Ernie tells Bert to stand still in front of the camera so that he can "trace" Bert's face on the screen.
(First: Episode 0536)
Film Kids count to 5 using groups of animals at the zoo.
(First: Episode 0288)
SCENE 6 Oscar's stick is now fixed. She tries to get David and Susan to look at it, but they're both too busy. Oscar tells a fuming Maria to be patient, and announces the sponsors for her.

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