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Sesame Street
Oscar’s home movies
Air date May 27, 1976
Season Season 7 (1975-1976)
Sponsors O, U, 9
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Luis, David and Susan notice Oscar with a camera, filming Maria walking. They find out that he got film clips of them while they weren’t looking, and he proceeds to develop them.
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)
SCENE 2 Oscar sets up his projector inside Hooper's Store, charging admission to Luis, Susan, Maria and David (the money is going towards a grouch’s Poison Ivy League college fund). Oscar’s film begins with him roaring (a la the MGM lion). His visual narrative follows a tin can’s trip from the ground to a garbage truck to the city dump, and the various goings-on at the dump. Everyone wonders where the film clips of them are, and he reveals that he used all the film up at the dump.
Cartoon A man jumps up onto an UP.
(First: Episode 0546)
Muppets "The Subway"
(First: Episode 0762)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: U for UP
(First: Episode 0624)
Film "Sometimes, when you want to get somewhere, you need a bridge." (edited)
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0140)
Cartoon What if a frog and a fly switched bodies? What do you think would happen?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0406)
Cartoon Capital letter U for up
(First: Episode 0416)
SCENE 3 Fred the Wonder Horse sees Luis and David pitching horseshoes, and recognizes them as belonging to his horse buddy, Sunny Jim. He takes them back, then brings back a pair of old used boots for Luis and David to toss instead.
Muppets Bert says that he's going to demonstrate quiet by talking quietly to Ernie. But when he tries, Ernie claims that he can't hear what Bert is saying. Finally, Bert gets frustrated and shouts at Ernie; Ernie tells Bert not to be so loud.
(First: Episode 0150)
Cartoon I Thought a Thought ... about circles.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0247)
Film David narrates some films showing the homes of animals.
(First: Episode 0452)
Cartoon I Thought a Thought ... about circles. (Spanish)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0434)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit and Brian talk about soft and loud.
(First: Episode 0126)
Cartoon Olga y la letra O
(First: Episode 0364)
Film "Three of These Kids" — Football and Baseball
(First: Episode 0536)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — At the movies, Ernie makes some loud noises while he eats his candy bar and peanuts and drinks his soda. Bert loses his temper and shouts at Ernie to be quiet, at which point the usher enters and throws Bert out.
(First: Episode 0536)
SCENE 4 On his way to the library, Big Bird meets Luis, Maria and Susan, who have difficulty hearing him talk to them in his quiet library voice. Soon, they all start whispering without knowing why. Big Bird reveals he has a sore throat.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: O for Open
(First: Episode 0014)
Film Several people help a man when his car is stuck in the mud.
(First: Episode 0619)

Celebrity Luis tells the story of "The Sad Princess". In a faraway land, a beautiful princess (played by guest star Judy Collins) has a number of hard-working, happy subjects. Luis reads in the book that the princess is very happy, but the princess interrupts him. "Don't believe everything you read!" she cries, throwing the book away. "The fact is, I'm sick of being clean. I'm sick of being lovely... and I'm one sad princess." Her subjects insist that she must be happy, because she's a beautiful princess. She sings a sad song, explaining that she's very bored just sitting around and watching them work. She offers to join her subjects in their work. They object that she might tear her dress, or get dirty, but she says that she'd love to get dirty. The subjects are thrilled to have "a beautiful, working princess". Luis shrugs and says that they lived happily ever after, although the subjects point out that that's a generalization -- they have good days and bad days. The princess asks Luis to move so that she can fix his chair.
(First: Episode 0812)
Cartoon On a snowy day, a cold man desires firewood. He carries a huge log up the hill multiple times, but it rolls down each time. Using his "wits", he pushes his house down to the bottom of the hill to be closer to the giant log.
(First: Episode 0799)
Cartoon The story of an old woman who lived in a nine.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0512)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit the Frog reports on Rapunzel, who has been locked in a tower by the wicked witch. Prince Charming comes to rescue her by asking to let down her hair, and she literally does... by having her hair fall off her head.
(First: Episode 0409)
Cartoon A ship captain orders the numbers 1-20 into a boat - which promptly sinks.
Artist: Harvey Kurtzman
(First: Episode 0614)
Muppets Cookie Monster goes to the carnival and plays the "test your strength" game. Unbeknownst to him, the carnival barker rigged the game so nobody can win -- until Cookie finds out what the prize is.
(First: Episode 0449)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Kids narrate a film of baby eagles getting fed.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0501)
Song "Octopus One-Man Band"
(First: Episode 0004)
Muppets / Cast Maria and David help Grover understand that there can refer to anyplace that you are not, no matter how far away you may be.
(First: Episode 0885)
Film Two kids help an old Chinese man get his dragon kite in the air.
(First: Episode 0444)
Cartoon An owl flies, carrying a sign that says "PELIGRO."
(First: Episode 0787)
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)
Cartoon "Danny knows the alphabet, and is he proud! If you can follow him, then sing out loud!"
(First: Episode 0406)
Cast Bob and Mr. Hooper have a dispute over using a sole coat hanger for their coats. They eventually cooperate and put both their coats on the one hanger.
(First: Episode 0282)
Cartoon U for Ugly: A man removes his mask, revealing a hideous monster face.
(First: Episode 0468)
Cartoon "Bumble Ardy #9" -- Young Bumble Ardy invites nine pigs to his birthday party while his mother, Sweet Adeline, is away.
(First: Episode 0283)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Heather talk about rhyming.
(First: Episode 0789)
Cartoon A man (voiced by Jack Dodson) describes places that begin with U and what you can do with the letter U. (repeat)
Cartoon Cat / fat / hat / sat / rat / bat / scat / splat / flat / pat
Voice: Daws Butler
(First: Episode 0770)
SCENE 5 Maria, David and the kids look up and see Alphabet Bates write today’s sponsors in the sky.

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