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Oscar tries to have peace and quiet
(repeat of 0698)
Air date February 10, 1977
Season Season 8 (1976-1977)
Sponsors K, M, 12
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Luis gives Big Bird a box to put things away, but Big Bird realizes he needs more boxes. David gives him one, then another one. He quizzes Big Bird on what 1 + 1 equals, but Big Bird keeps saying 3, driving David crazy, until Big Bird tells him that he already got a box from Luis.
Cartoon Sally the Spider skates with different combinations of her legs.
(First: Episode 0625)
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)
Cartoon "Cracks"
A girl lying in bed imagines seeing cracks in the wall turning into animals and a monster.
(First: Episode 0818)
Film A girl meets a blind woman who has a seeing-eye dog.
(First: Episode 0952)
Cartoon M is for Marvelous Martha
(First: Episode 0013)

Cast / Muppets Maria reads the story of "Ike and the Ilk."
(First: Episode 0464)
Cartoon Melvin the Moving Man has magnificent muscles.
Music: Dick Lavsky and Alan Cagan, Narrator: Allen Swift
(First: Episode 0207)
Film A little girl gets herself a glass of AGUA.
(First: Episode 0929)
Cartoon A man talks about the word AGUA, which springs many leaks.
(First: Episode 0448)
Song "Three of These Kids" (barbells)
(First: Episode 0474)
Cartoon Things that are the same or different are displayed like a slot machine. (version #2)
(First: Episode 0335)
Cartoon A mouse takes a bite out of a good-smelling M.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0725)
SCENE 2 Big Bird paints the letter M. Luis asks him why he's doing it, and Big Bird says it's for Mother's Day, which Luis points out is not today. Big Bird decides to paint it for β€œmidnight”, but Luis says it's daytime. Big Bird decides to have β€œmacaroni and meatballs” for lunch, which Luis says birds don't eat. Luis lists several more M words, and Big Bird gives the M to Luis, thinking he'll have more use for it.
Cartoon A girl shows how good she is at drawing buildings.
(First: Episode 0454)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” It's late at night and Bert isn't home yet. Ernie worries that he may have been abducted by monsters and is being forced to party with them... maybe even having fun. When Bert gets home, Ernie shares his stream of emotions he felt when he'd imagined something had happened to Bert: fear, sadness and anger. Bert assures him that he was fine -- he never has fun.
(First: Episode 0929)
Cartoon Children and animals numbered 1-12 race in a marathon. The #9 runner wins.
(First: Episode 0926)
David Charmer 12.jpg
Cast David charms a 1 and a 2 out of their baskets to form a 12.
(First: Episode 0504)
Film Photographic collage demonstration of ALL, MOST, SOME and NONE of an apple.
Artist: Frank and Caroline Mouris
Film Lemurs rest on tree branches.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0390)
Cartoon A man wants a hat, but the hat shop owner's hats are all the same - except for a ten-gallon hat, which complements the customer's horseback riding nicely.
(First: Episode 0781)
SCENE 3 Oscar, bothered by the activity he overhears from Luis, David, Bob, Susan and the kids, decides to be a doctor. When the gang goes to investigate this, Oscar examines each of them, and makes up a bunch of diseases which can only be cured by going home and keeping quiet. David examines Oscar, and tells him he has the β€œquiet quibbles”, which can be cured with a lot of noise; the gang goes back to playing catch.
Cartoon "Poverty K" - Karen the Kangaroo talks about words that start with the letter K. Featuring the sped-up voice of Gene Moss.
(First: Episode 0142)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: The miller's daughter is in danger of losing her baby if she cannot guess the first name of Rumpelstiltskin. Kermit offers a hotline, Sesame Street-555, for people to call in and help her. The name ends up being Bruce Rumpelstiltskin, but unfortunately for Kermit, he picked the wrong place to hide: the baby's carriage!
(First: Episode 0724)
Cartoon A kid tries to push his toy house through the front door without the door closing.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 0914)
Film Two box-beings make each other look same and different by piling different objects on each other.
(First: Episode 0226)
Cartoon "Ladybugs' Picnic"
(First: Episode 0416)
SCENE 4 Still bothered by the others’ activity, Oscar becomes a conductor by the name of the Great Grouchanini. The gang comes over, and he assigns them specific notes, but he waves his baton without even pointing to them. They catch on to his trick of getting them to be quiet, and startle him as he falls asleep.
Cartoon M is for Moo
Music: Larry Rosen and Charles Myers
(First: Episode 0276)
Film A male frog hops around and bulges his throat.
(First: Episode 0469)
Cartoon Melvin the Moving Man has magnificent muscles. (repeat)
Celebrity Ray Barretto talks with Maria and the kids about las claves.
(First: Episode 0966)
Cartoon A girl draws her version of a (stick-figure) man. A boy draws his version of a woman - the Mona Lisa.
(First: Episode 0780)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert says it's Ernie's turn to go to the laundromat. He puts numerous things in the laundry basket, including storybooks, cookies, his boots, and a radio. Before long, the basket has no room for the laundry, so he decides to go play baseball instead.
(First: Episode 0458)
SCENE 5 In trying to get people to be quiet, Oscar opens a library, but he closes it down when he can't stand people whispering. The sponsors are announced.

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