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Sesame Street
Oscar waits for the bus
Air date March 23, 1976
Season Season 7 (1975-1976)
Sponsors M, R, 6
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Maria encounters Oscar the Grouch waiting for the bus. Every time she asks him if he’s going somewhere, he answers with his favorite word: "No". He then asks the bus driver (played onscreen by Jerry Nelson) if the bus goes to the moon, to which the answer is also, "No".
Cartoon B ... US! We're on the bus!
(First: Episode 0785)
Muppets Grover sings "Still, We Like Each Other".
(First: Episode 0395)
Cartoon Kids on a bench wait for the bus: "Here comes the bus!"
(First: Episode 0632)
Film Kids compare animals and human tools and technology.
(First: Episode 0491)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentSnuffy and Joey say the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0671)
Animation Sand M/m
(First: Episode 0620)
Cartoon At night, a man's toothy smile is shown as he hears the sounds of tools being used ... to demolish his house.
Artist: Bill Davis
(First: Episode 0796)
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Film Ice Capades #2
(First: Episode 0636)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit the reporter interviews a girl, Julia, about sounds of different animals. When he asks what sound a frog makes, she answers, "Wiggit! Wiggit!" which doesn't amuse Kermit.
(First: Episode 0536)
Film "Indian Baby Bath"
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0444)
SCENE 2 At Hooper's Store, Mr. Hooper, Maria, Gordon, Big Bird and some kids look at a globe. Maria points to Puerto Rico, where her parents still live. Mr. Hooper points to Russia and Hungary, where his parents emigrated from in 1890. Gordon points to Africa, where his ancestors came from. The kids also talk about where they came from, including one whose ancestors were Native Americans from Virginia.
Muppets Old West: Five good men are needed to form a posse and catch Bad Bart, the meanest man in the West. The sheriff counts five men in the saloon, and tries to organize them. But it turns out that there are only four good men -- one of them is Bad Bart!
(First: Episode 0554)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Lemurs leap and play in a zoo cage.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0032)
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Muppets / Cast Bob reads "The Monster's Three Wishes," starring Cookie Monster.
(First: Episode 0634)
Cartoon R is for Rooster, Robber, and Rake...
Artist: Fred Calvert
(First: Episode 0011)
Film Kids comment on a film of the process of peanuts being made into peanut butter.
(First: Episode 0194)
Muppets Baby Breeze participates in Headball at Roosevelt Franklin Stadium. His question: what would you do if your ball rolled into the street?
Film Baby turtles swim around.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0294)
SCENE 3 Gordon and Oscar say the alphabet, but Oscar’s superimposed letters look more grouchy than Gordon’s.
Film A film shows parts of a flower.
Music: Vivaldi's Concerto for lute, 2 violins and continuo in D Major II - Largo
(First: Episode 0008)
Muppets Grover's rowboat - part 1
Grover and a group of monsters, including Herry Monster, Fenwick and Billy, get into a rowboat. The monsters all gather at one end, causing the boat to tip over and sink.
(First: Episode 0281)
Cartoon Two men hammer a stake into a hole.
(First: Episode 0785)
Muppets Grover's rowboat - part 2
The monsters gather on the other end of the boat, and it sinks again.
(First: Episode 0281)
Cartoon M for Mail
(First: Episode 0013)
Muppets Grover's rowboat - part 3
The monsters finally spread out over the boat evenly, and row away.
(First: Episode 0281)
Cartoon Willie Wimple: Land Pollution (litter).
(First: Episode 0527)
SCENE 4 Mr. Hooper sorts things in boxes marked “round things”, “striped things” and “beach things”. Big Bird comes over and asks if he has a round, striped beach ball.

Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie asks Bert to keep an eye on his pyramid of blocks. The Count walks by, and counts the blocks, moving them out of the pyramid shape. Then he counts them again, putting them back into the pyramid. Bert yells at the Count for moving Ernie's blocks, so the Count counts the blocks again, taking the pyramid apart.
(First: Episode 0406)
Film Counting six oryx
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0410)
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Celebrity Richie Havens counts 1-20.
(First: Episode 0742)
Cast David and Maria dine in spaghetti. Maria polishes off her plate in a short time, but David starts to eat each piece individually, which takes very long. (part 1)
(First: Episode 0429)
Cartoon Marvelous Martha knows many words that start with the letter "M".
(First: Episode 0013)
Cast David's plate is about half-empty now. (part 2)
(First: Episode 0429)
Animation Sand M/m (repeat)
Cast Maria has fallen asleep by now, when David finally finishes eating his spaghetti. He then beckons a waiter (Bob) to bring him another serving... (part 3)
(First: Episode 0429)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Eats."
(First: Episode 0407)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit interviews Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and a witch. They are all confused about who they are and what holidays they belong in.
(First: Episode 0711)
SCENE 5 The sponsors are announced.


  • Scene 2 is written with the lesson concept “Bicentennial - America in the world”.

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