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Sesame Street
Oscar's bowling alley
Air date April 18, 1977
Season Season 8 (1976-1977)
Sponsors W, Z, 3


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Mr. Hooper hears the sounds of bowling going on in Oscar's trash can. He knocks on the can and Oscar confirms this, though he doesn't enjoy being bothered. Olivia does the same thing, so Oscar resolves to stay up outside so nobody will bang on his can anymore. When Maria comes by, she thinks he's merely hanging out, even as he insists he's bowling.
Cartoon "Have you seen my NO?"
(First: Episode 0773)
Film A clown (Dennis Allen) takes off his make-up. Which face do you like better?
(First: Episode 0461)
Cartoon A dog tries desperately to meow, but can only bark.
(First: Episode 0829)

SCENE 2 Oscar decides to set up his bowling alley outside on the sidewalk to prevent anyone from bothering him about it; they'll be able to see it in plain sight now. Michael Christensen and Paul Binder arrive, having been hired to set up the alley. They first can't agree on where to set it up on the sidewalk, then who will set them up. As they finally agree on a situation, they find themselves juggling the pins (and hats, and shoes) between each other. They finally set up the pins in place, but accidentally knock them over when tossing their hats in frustration.
Cartoon Z for zipper
(First: Episode 0025)
Muppets "The Zizzy Zoomers"
(First: Episode 0359)
Cartoon "Poverty Z" -- A figure tries to sell a Z. His only customer stops him by locking him inside a zoo cage.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0085)
Film A band plays and children dance at a Cinco de Mayo celebration.
(First: Episode 0438)
Cartoon Z for zebra and zoo
(First: Episode 0281)
Film Knock knock. Who's there? The woodpecker!
(First: Episode 0437)
Animation Sand Z/z
(First: Episode 0614)
SCENE 3 Michael juggles some balls by the stoop. Paul comes in with his lunch and offers to share some of it, which Michael juggles.
Cartoon Christopher Clumsy jumps over a hole and says that he fooled the viewer. He then walks into a wall.
(First: Episode 0439)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit stands by a grandfather clock waiting for a mouse to run up it, acting out "Hickory Dickory Dock". Gladys the Cow and a duck show up instead. Finally, a horse comes in and explains that the mouse can't make it. The horse runs through the clock, breaking it.
(First: Episode 0710)
Cartoon Christopher Clumsy jumps over a hole, and falls into another hole.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0439)
Film Joe Raposo sings "Look a Little Closer". The object is a tire.
(First: Episode 0179)
Muppets Waiter Grover: Mr. Johnson orders bacon and eggs, but he can't decide how many of each he wants. Mr. Johnson says that Grover takes too long and asks for two hot dogs and two pickles for lunch. Grover then throws a tantrum in the kitchen.
(First: Episode 0408)
SCENE 4 Oscar orders Michael and Paul to get back to work setting up the pins. The two instead start juggling the pins, but struggle to get the sixth one off the ground and into the air.
Cartoon 3 song (butterflies, birthday presents, waving pennants etc.)
(First: Episode 0927)
Song "Three Is My Favorite Number"
(First: Episode 0429)
Muppets Ernie & Bert โ€” Ernie plays a game of tag with Bert, who is reading his book.
Cartoon One of These Footprints says "excuse me."
(First: Episode 0487)
Insert David (in voice-over) spots shapes in and around the Fix-It Shop.
(First: Episode 0399)
Cartoon Before and after: Several kids are sad, but become happy when a fruit vendor appears.
(First: Episode 0631)
Cast In a circus routine, Luis the ringmaster demonstrates "before" and "after". Freeze-frame technology allows his assistant, Linda, to show each action as she jumps through a hoop, slips on a banana peel, and gets a bucket of water thrown at her face.
(First: Episode 0728)
Cartoon Antes y despues: Several kids are sad, but become happy when a fruit vendor appears. (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 0631)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment โ€” Grover demonstrates high and low by asking Heather to scratch his back.
(First: Episode 0732)
Cartoon A story of a man who hates frogs (voiced by Daws Butler), until his swamp becomes infested with flies.
(First: Episode 0387)
SCENE 5 Paul is told by Oscar to set up his bowling alley. Instead, Paul practices juggling the pins. Michael comes back from a snack and they share the practice, then Michael tries to share Paul's hat.
Cartoon W For Wilbur
(First: Episode 0366)
Film A lobster and a crab.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0317)
Muppets Ernie & Bert โ€” Ernie answers the telephone. Bert overhears the conversation, which involves a baseball game, a rainy day, and a gorilla stealing a bologna sandwich. When Bert asks who just called, Ernie says it was a wrong number.
(First: Episode 0305)
Wild wind.jpg
Cartoon An anthropomorphic cloud blows a wild wind disturbing some farm animals.
(First: Episode 0407)
Cartoon Dot Bridge #3: Last dot shows up early
(First: Episode 0001)
SCENE 6 Oscar demands the two get to work setting up the bowling alley. Michael and Paul don't agree on which set of pins belong on each side of the block, leading them to juggle the pins between them (to Oscar's dismay). Mr. Macintosh announces the sponsors.

CLOSING SIGNS A child holds up the Sesame Street sign, while Farley and an Anything Muppet girl pose with the CTW sign.

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