Sesame Street
Plot Oscar welcomes Olivia to Sesame Street
Air date January 11, 1977
Season Season 8 (1976-1977)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Sponsors X, Y, 11
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Oscar the Grouch spots Gordon, Susan, and Olivia walking down Sesame Street and tells the viewer it's about time Olivia's visit with her brother comes to an end because, although they haven't met yet, he's heard about how nice she is. Susan and Gordon retire for the night, but Olivia says she's going to stay up a bit longer, when Oscar greets her and begins to introduce himself. Olivia has heard about him and his reputation, so she cuts off his welcome saying she's not going to fall for whatever trick she assumes this grouch has up his sleeve, and really lays into him before dismissing herself and going inside. Oscar changes his tune with the viewer; he's going to like having her around after all.
Toon-fishingABCs
Cartoon While fishing one day, a boy catches the letters of the alphabet. Frustrated at not having caught any fish to eat, he decides to use his catch for alphabet soup.
(First: Episode 0004)
0871s
Muppets Hands count to 11.
(First: Episode 0217)
200013
Cartoon A scientist builds a robot that has real feelings, such as sad, happy and afraid.
(First: Episode 0769)
Mahnasesame2
Muppets "Fat Cat"
(First: Episode 0536)
Song.11Morning
Cartoon "It's A Lovely Eleven Morning"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0362)
2headedsnake
Film Most animals have two eyes, ears, etc. ... but some snakes have two heads.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0287)
EB.Ernieforgot
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie comes from finishing his bath, and tells Bert that there's something that he forgot. Bert asks if he's washed behind his ears, his neck, and his elbows. Finally, Ernie remembers that he forgot to turn off the water in the tub -- as the water level rises.
(First: Episode 0347)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird asks everyone around Sesame Street if they need any help, but they're all busy doing other things. Seeing how frustrated this makes him, everyone separately asks him to do different things, leaving him with a problem: whom to help first.
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Animation Slide puzzle: Ernie
(First: Episode 0403)
SSNewsHubbard
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Instead of a bone, Old Mother Hubbard brings her dog various objects which rhyme with "bone", including a stone, a throne, and finally a phone (which the dog uses to order take-out from a Chinese restaurant).
(First: Episode 0642)
Daddy-Slips
Cartoon A man slips on his daughter's skate, and she points out that it makes him feel angry.
(First: Episode 0542)
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Celebrity The Deadly Nightshade perform "1-2-3 Song."
(First: Episode 0884)
CowboyX
Cartoon The Story of Cowboy X, with the voices of Jean Shepherd
(First: Episode 0325)
Song.hippopotamusround
Song Joe Raposo sings "Hippopotamus Round."
(First: Episode 0413)
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SCENE 3 Gordon warns Olivia that Oscar won't let her photograph him, but she assures him it will be fine, so he knocks on his can. As he emerges, Olivia starts snapping away while Gordon asks for permission to take his picture and Oscar vehemently rejects the notion. Once he takes a breath, Olivia thanks him and says she got all the photos she needs anyway. Oscar is annoyed because he assumed one had to stay still for photos and he was quite animated in his response. As Olivia and her brother walk away, Gordon tells his sister he's impressed with the tricks she picked up working for that newspaper in Detroit.
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Cartoon Brand X
(First: Episode 0299)
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Muppets A furry, purple creature whooshes to the counter of Hooper's Store and counts 5 apples. He subtracts one, leaving 4.
(First: Episode 0409)
Xnightsky
Cartoon The letter X
(First: Episode 0482)
1291-Apples02
Muppets The creature returns to subtract one more apple, leaving 3.
(First: Episode 0409)
Typewriter.X
Cartoon X for X-ray: The Typewriter gets a check-up.
(First: Episode 0787)
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Muppets Again, the creature appears to remove another apple, leaving 2.
(First: Episode 0409)
HarveyX
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper: X Marks the Spot!
(First: Episode 0456)
1291-Apples04
Muppets Another apple is subtracted, thus leaving only 1.
(First: Episode 0409)
2678-Itchy
Song Joe Raposo sings "Flies on Animals" over footage of animals bugged by pests.
(First: Episode 0449)
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Muppets The creature takes away the last apple, leaving 0.
(First: Episode 0409)
Entradatoon
Cartoon The word entrada tries to run through a wall, then runs through the entrance.
(First: Episode 0939)
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SCENE 4 Susan asks Olivia to help her trick Oscar again so she can get some pictures of him herself. Olivia knocks on the can, but Oscar is reluctant to come up, assuming he's going to be tricked again. After some coercing, he emerges, but with a paper bag over his head. "You really didn't think you could trick me again, did ya?" He slams back down and Susan and Olivia laugh.
Woodpecker.entrada
Cartoon A woodpecker drills through a tree to demonstrate entrada and salida.
(First: Episode 0808)
Marchingcircle
Film Marching Band forms a circle
(First: Episode 0517)
AnythingintheWorld
Insert Guy Smiley hosts the "The Anything-in-the-World Prize Game" and asks questions to random people on the street. The winner gets to choose the prize. His guest is Oscar the Grouch, who doesn't want to be bothered by Guy Smiley and accidentally gets every answer right. Since Oscar gets to have whatever he wants for a prize, he asks Guy to get lost.
(First: Episode 0915)
1092-24
Cartoon Which footprint doesn't belong?
(First: Episode 0509)
Noimage
Insert A group of children put together a scooter following a model.
(First: Episode 0922)
RaposoFish
Film Fish swim around.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0284)
Separateways
Insert Ernie and Bert get into a big fight and decide to go their separate ways, Ernie moving out west to become a cowboy and Bert going to the North Pole to study fish. Maria convinces them not to do so, because then they'd never see each other again.
(First: Episode 0672)
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Cartoon A boy talks about his pet letter Y, named Yetta.
(First: Episode 0443)
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Film The activities of different families on Mondays.
(First: Episode 0127)
Dog.Yowl
Cartoon A boy can yell and yodel, and his dog can yelp and yowl. They can both yawn.
(EKA: Episode 0353)
1041E&Bcookiesinbed Muppets Ernie & Bert — Bert tells Ernie not to eat cookies in bed, because he might get crumbs in the bed. Ernie decides to eat cookies in Bert's bed instead.
(First: Episode 0282)
Song.11Morning
Cartoon "It's A Lovely Eleven Morning"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0362)
Grover-johnjohn-countbackwards
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentJohn-John wants to count backwards. Grover tells him to count backwards from 10, but he has a little trouble.
(First: Episode 0547)
Smashglass
Transition Glass smashes.
(EKA: Episode 0276)
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SCENE 5 Olivia is walking down Sesame Street looking sad, so Big Bird asks her what's wrong. She doesn't want to get into it and continues to the steps of 123 Sesame Street where she's greeted by Bob playing his recorder. On their way to the arbor, she tells him she applied for several jobs throughout the day, but no one was hiring. Mr. Hooper says he doesn't have a job to offer, but brings her some fresh lemonade. Big Bird and the kids arrive with some drawings they made for her, and Olivia begins to realize why Susan and Gordon like it here so much.


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