Sesame Street
Oscar the Grouch shows a home movie.
Air date January 31, 1977
Season Season 8 (1976-1977)
Sponsors P, R, 3
Releases HBO Max

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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
971-1
SCENE 1 Herry Monster feels a big sneeze coming on, so Mr. Hooper gives him ten tissues.
E&BattheBeachwithToughEddie
Muppets Ernie & Bert — A tough guy named Tough Eddie accidentally knocks over Bert's sand castle while he's sleeping. Ernie points that out to Eddie, and Eddie tells Ernie, in a threatening tone of voice, that he's "got something" for Bert. It turns out to be an ice cream cone.
(First: Episode 0482)
2073r
Cartoon The man is only afraid of one thing: FEAR.
(First: Episode 0816)
Zoomonkey
Song Joe Raposo sings George Gershwin's "Funny Face."
(First: Episode 0006)
RunRun
Cartoon Men in boxes sound out the word RUN.
(First: Episode 0369)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Kermit and Trey talk about how to get from one place to another.
(First: Episode 0548)
Toon-BodyParts
Animation Children's voiceovers (in English and Spanish) dictate how to draw a male's body.
(First: Episode 0528)
Holdyourear1

Holdyourear2
Muppets When Maurice, a hapless casanova, puts an Anything Muppet woman's head together, he tells her that he loves her, but it turns out she doesn't love him. He then proceeds to take her head apart, bit by bit, as he sings "I Want to Hold Your Ear" (as well as eyes, nose, tooth, and hair). After she walks off in a huff, he notices to his shock that the parts he set aside have attached themselves to the tablecloth, who thinks he's kinda cute.
(First: Episode 0524)
cut from the HBO Max version
Toon.R.Robber
Cartoon R is for Rooster, Robber, and Rake...
Artist: Fred Calvert
(First: Episode 0011)
971-2
SCENE 2 Bob and Jason put together a puzzle.
971-Sand
Animation Sand R/r
(First: Episode 0635)
Cookie Ernie hat boxes
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie purchases a straw hat for Bert, and asks Cookie Monster which box the hat will go in.
(First: Episode 0438)
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Cartoon A woman fixes her car by putting a letter r under the hood, and it goes "Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!"
(First: Episode 0410)
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Film A voiceover lists many R words.
(First: Episode 0661)
MariaGenie01

MariaGenie02
Cast David, alone on a desert island, finds a bottle with a genie (Maria) inside it, and wishes for a boat. But Maria keeps mishearing the request and instead gives him a coat and a (live) goat. Finally she gives him a boat ... but it's not the kind of boat he was hoping for.
(First: Episode 0499)
2356-9
Cartoon In rhyme, a man points out animals who stole and/or ruined his clothing.
(First: Episode 0778)
YesterdayTodayTomorrow
Celebrity Judy Collins sings "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" with some kids on the shore.
Rocketblowsup
Cartoon Rocket countdown: The rocket blows up in a shower of soot.
(First: Episode 0018)
100006
Film Stop-motion: in a park, a garbage man puts litter in a trash can. (Part 1)
(First: Episode 0491)
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SCENE 3 Oscar the Grouch gathers every one around to watch his latest home movies and promises it won't be like last time when the screen was all black and they couldn't see anything. This time the screen is all white. Oscar insists there's nothing wrong with the video, and that it's merely a white cow in a snowstorm, three cats fighting in a sack of flour, a jet plane flying into a cloud and the best part, and a credit sequence written by Oscar with white chalk on a white bed sheet.
Leftyernierandp
Muppets Ernie and Lefty the Salesman have an argument over the letters "R" and "P."
(First: Episode 0129)
HeresaLittleSomething--Tire
Film Joe Raposo sings "Look a Little Closer". The object is a tire.
(First: Episode 0147)
Kermit-RP
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit the Frog is about to talk about the letter R, until Cookie Monster karate chops one of the legs off, turning it into a P. When Kermit threatens to tell the monster's mommy, Cookie reassembles the broken letter back to the letter "R".
(First: Episode 0129)
SimpleSimonAnimals
Cartoon Simple Simon meets some strange-looking animals, all of whom have their parts switched around.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0540)
Maria assembles R
Cast Maria assembles an R, which is broken in several parts.
(First: Episode 0936)
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Cartoon Julius demonstrates "here" and "there", then ends up being "in pain."
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0418)
ErnieOscarRD.1
Muppets A disconsolate Ernie tells Oscar the Grouch that he's lost his Rubber Duckie. Oscar tries to calm Ernie down and says that he'll buy Ernie another one. Ernie says he can't - Rubber Duckie is special and unique. He tells Oscar that Rubber Duckie is "cute, adorable, sweet, cuddly, and makes a wonderful sound." Oscar tells Ernie that he'll bring him a new one.
(First: Episode 0139)
Rollercoaster123

Cameo.heatherhenson-rollercoaster
Film Number Three Ball Film: A red ball follows a rollercoaster-like track through checkpoints (each, a set of three) that are counted in voiceover. At the end, the ball turns into a cherry which is devoured by a girl.
(First: Episode 0744)
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Muppets Oscar comes back with a new Duckie, but this one is different - it's a Grouch duckie. They realize that they have different ideas of what is cute and ugly. Ernie thanks Oscar for trying to help - and when he sits down, he hears a familiar squeak. He digs through the stuff on the floor, and finds his Rubber Duckie! Ernie and Oscar argue over which of their toys is the cutest.
(First: Episode 0139)
Toon.3song
Cartoon 3 song (butterflies, birthday presents, waving pennants etc.)
(First: Episode 0927)
Cooperation-Film
Song "Cooperation" - Kids cooperate to move a wooden structure.
(First: Episode 0933)
Toon-HereThereTail
Cartoon A girl trains her dog on here and there.
(First: Episode 0769)
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Film Stop-motion: in a park, a man reads a newspaper, then shamelessly drops it on the ground. A little girl finds this disgusting, and puts the newspaper in the trash bin. (Part 2)
(First: Episode 0491)
971-Dots
Transition Dot Bridge #9
(First: Episode 0295)
Luisdrat
SCENE 4 Big Bird has trouble grasping the concept of here and there so he asks Luis who is having trouble fixing a TV. He becomes annoyed by this and Big Bird's constant questions, and kicks him out of the Fix-It Shop, but not before Big Bird calls him a grouch. Having feelings of remorse, Luis sings "Drat."
Dot Bridge 10 kiss
Transition Dot Bridge #10
(First: Episode 0295)
Butterflies
Film A film of butterflies
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0406)
PforPack
Cartoon P for Pack
(First: Episode 0504)
Groverjohnjohnpenny
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and John-John count a penny.
(First: Episode 0438)
cut from the HBO Max version
Rocketblowsup
Cartoon Rocket countdown: The rocket blows up in a shower of soot. (repeat)
(First: Episode 0018)
LetterPSunset
Cartoon A letter "P" sits on an island before a rotating sunset. The ridges of the letter "P" moves along the letter and flash in different colors.
(First: Episode 0452)
Rocketcountdowntakeoff
Cartoon Rocket countdown: The announcer blasts off.
(First: Episode 0018)
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SCENE 5 Big Bird accepts Luis' apology as Bob announces the sponsors.
BettyPrairieBreezeS08sign

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CLOSING SIGNS Baby Breeze, Prairie Dawn, and Betty Lou hold up the Sesame Street sign, while two kids hold up the CTW sign at the end.

Notes

  • This is one of the few HBO Max episodes not to include a Friday credit sequence (as opposed to other Monday-Thursday episodes, which usually featured the Friday credits from the week they originally aired).


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