Sesame Street
Oscar pretends that it's night
Air date March 7, 1975
Season Season 6 (1974-1975)
Sponsors C, U, 3
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 In the morning, Oscar is annoyed by the daily hustle-and-bustle he hears from everyone outside. He shouts at them to be quiet, but Maria tells him it gets quieter at night. Oscar gets an idea to make everyone think it's night…
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Transition Bridge #10 - Bricks Bridge A
(First: Episode 0286)
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Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper looks inside a paper bag and laughs and asks his next victim, "Wanna see?" The man says yes, so Harvey puts a letter C on him.
(First: Episode 0294)
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Animation Sand C/c
(First: Episode 0625)
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SCENE 2 Oscar makes the sound of a night owl, then dresses in pajamas and a nightcap. Mr. Hooper, Luis and Bob tell him it's morning, but he disagrees. He plots his next move.
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Transition Bridge #11 - Bricks Bridge B
(First: Episode 0286)
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Cartoon I've Got a Mind: Wind-up toy
(First: Episode 0255)
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Cartoon C for canary (role reversal)
(First: Episode 0703)
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SCENE 3 Oscar hangs a huge black cloth around his trash can to block out the sun, so it looks like night. He attaches a cut-out moon and stars to the cloth. The cast enter his curtain, and decide to humor him and pretend it's really night.
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Cartoon C for Candle (blows man away)
(First: Episode 0703)
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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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Song "Three is My Favorite Number"
(First: Episode 0429)
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Cartoon A caterpillar escapes a hungry bird by turning into a butterfly.
Artist: Etienne Delessert
(First: Episode 0639)
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Muppets Ernie tries to count his balloons. The balloons are arranged in a circle, so he continues counting around the circle, and counts some of them twice. Grover has a solution -- he pops each of the balloons as he counts them.
(First: Episode 0133)
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Cartoon Bolt and Nut show how they work together.
(First: Episode 0569)
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Film Peacock
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0278)
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Cartoon C - Cake
(First: Episode 0153)
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SCENE 4 “C” quickies:
  • Maria proceeds to carry some boxes.
  • Mr. Hooper eats corn on the cob.
  • Luis puts a cup in a cupboard, but it crashes.
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Muppets Monsters, including an early Grover, Cookie Monster and Beautiful Day Monster, pass on the message, "See." The wide shot reveals that the monsters were whispering about the Letter C.
(First: Episode 0089)
1095o.jpg Cartoon C is for Cowboy
(First: Episode 0703)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie says that he has "flying fingers," and tries to find ten different things that his fingers can do.
(First: Episode 0617)
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Film "Three Song (Song of Three)."
(First: Episode 0001)
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Cartoon A man weighs himself to demonstrate how a scale works.
(First: Episode 0572)
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Film A girl gets a pair of earrings, intercut with shots of other people's earrings.
(First: Episode 0422)
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Cartoon A man (voice of Bob Arbogast) talks about his favorite letter, C, which is for cat. He opens a door to reveal a lion.
(First: Episode 0032)
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Muppets Cookie Monster introduces the word "AMOR".
(First: Episode 0601)
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Cartoon A man gets a letter C in the mail.
(First: Episode 0294)
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Film There Once Was a Hand: Skip Hinnant narrates the story of an unhappy hand that wishes he could make a noise.
(First: Episode 0007)
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SCENE 5 A unicyclist (Caroll Spinney) joins three kids riding tricycles. Bob plays a “Three of These Things” game.
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Cartoon U for uniform.
(First: Episode 0702)
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Muppets Grover and Herbert Birdsfoot recite the alphabet together.
(First: Episode 0188)
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Cartoon A boy needs a letter U to complete the word UP.
(First: Episode 0416)
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Muppets Ernie 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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Cartoon The Magnificent Splasho goes from the top of the ladder to the bottom of the water tank.
(First: Episode 0655)
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Muppets Kermit talks about "top" and "bottom" using a stack of boxes Grover carries.
(First: Episode 0434)
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Song A girl invites the listener to "Swing Up High."
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0408)
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Muppets Three witches attempt their own individual spells, which don't work out to their liking. They decide to cooperate by bringing all of their ingredients together, thus making chicken soup.
(First: Episode 0407)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: C for cat (impostor)
(First: Episode 0029)
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Prairie dog
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0283)
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Cartoon I've Got a Mind: Wind-up toy (repeat)
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Cartoon C for canary (role reversal) (repeat)
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SCENE 6 The sponsors are announced and the credits roll.


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