Sesame Street
Oscar's pet fly gets a job as a bus driver
Air date May 27, 1977
(season finale)
Season Season 8 (1976-1977)
Sponsors I, M, 10
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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Gordon and Olivia can't believe Oscar's yarn about his pet fly, Freddie, entering the job world. Oscar describes the jobs he's had (and been left) all this week - a baker, a drugstore clerk ("They said he was a fly in the ointment") and finally an airline pilot. He's now secured a job as a bus driver and they see his tiny bus collect various insects on the sidewalk below.
Film-busdriver
Film A boy pretends a wagon is a bus. His friend tells him it's not a bus, and explains what her father, a real bus driver, does.
(First: Episode 0181)
Lowercasei.yellow
Cartoon The dot gets on top of the lowercase letter i.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 0462)
Istandup
Muppets Grover sings "I Stand Up Straight and Tall" while using some fast cutting camera trickery.
(First: Episode 0916)
Updownbrothersister
Cartoon A boy leads his sister up and down a staircase.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0526)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird thinks of of the kids has started to fall apart because his baby tooth fell out. Luis clears up the situation, but Big Bird panics again when he sees some loose hairs of Luis' have fallen off.
400029
Cartoon A rabbit crosses the STREET, and almost gets run over.
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 0778)
1186z
Film A man bounces a ball up the steps, and then it falls down the steps.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0435)
1261-LowercaseI
Cartoon A Gary Owens-voiced man attempts to discuss the letter I, but is jeered by an offscreen voice. The man uses him as an example of the word "impolite".
(First: Episode 0033)
Cameo.jerry02
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
The Wicked Witch from the Snow White story plans to fool the mirror into saying that she is the fairest -- but she hasn't counted on Kermit hiding behind a curtain. When she sees him, she realizes that he really is pretty good-looking.
(First: Episode 0685)
Pinball 10
Cartoon Pinball #10
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0990)
Cookiecoat
Muppets Tony tends to an Anything Muppet shopping for a fur coat who ends up wearing a monster (Cookie Monster, to be exact).
(First: Episode 0145)
Baker
Film Ten Song (Song of Ten) (revised version)
(First: Episode 0021)
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SCENE 3 Oscar spots a construction paper heart by his can reading, "M Loves O." He gathers the M stands for "Maria" and the O stands for "Oscar." He swoons and thinks if she loves him just as he is, she must have some Grouch in her too. He does some tests to prove this, but she points out that she didn't send the heart. Instead, it was meant for Olivia from Melanie.
Kermit chris
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Kermit, Chris and Stephanie count ears.
(First: Episode 0458)
Toon.beingapig
Cartoon A pig sings "Pig's Love Song."
(First: Episode 0462)
Eggscookies
Film Counting 11 eggs and one cookie.
(First: Episode 0002)
Cookie-Bookie
Muppets After watching the "eggs and cookie" film, Cookie Monster demands a cookie. A mysterious talking hook appears from the sky, and responds by giving him a book instead. Cookie is surprised, "This not cookie...this BOOKIE!" He then exchanges the book for lots of cookies, which rain on him.
(First: Episode 0117)
Toon.Up.Down.Up.Down
Cartoon Various demonstrations of DOWN and UP
(First: Episode 0847)
2059e
Film George the Farmer demonstrates up/down with two ladders.
(First: Episode 0239)
Song.Capital.I
Cartoon "I in the Sky"
(First: Episode 0368)
Animaldoctor
Film / Song "At the Animal Doctor": Two boys take their dog to the vet.
(EKA: Episode 1016)
Herbert and Grover 1
Muppets Grover and Herbert Birdsfoot recite the alphabet together.
(First: Episode 0188)
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SCENE 4 Olivia sings the "Sorting Song" to the kids using her camera equipment.
0926d
Cartoon Capital I, he's quite a guy
(First: Episode 0368)
StJudysComet
Celebrity Paul Simon performs "St. Judy's Comet."
KrazyKat-LOVE
Cartoon Krazy Kat proves his love for Ignatz Mouse with a block of cheese. Ignatz carves it into the word "LOVE."
(First: Episode 0615)
ElkFeeding
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Elk feeding.
Music: Robert Dennis
(First: Episode 0793)
MariaDavid-PingPong
Cast Luis serves as the announcer for a ping pong match between Maria and David, who can't his paddle. Once they're ready to go, they're pelted by several dozen ping pong balls.
(First: Episode 0683)
Typewriter
Cartoon Typewriter: M for magic
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0841)
Steel-Drum
Film How a steel drum is made
(First: Episode 0828)
Lazy UP
Cartoon A man pushes up a lazy UP.
(First: Episode 0316)
Noimage
Film A gymnast demonstrates on and off.
(First: Episode 0526)
ErnieEatsBert'sCake
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie eats one of the two pieces of chocolate cake that Bert was saving for their dessert. Bert sees Ernie holding a fork in one hand and a napkin with some chocolate on it in the other--and in front of him is a plate full of chocolate-cake crumbs. When Bert accuses Ernie of eating the cake, Ernie tells Bert that a monster came in, ate Bert's cake, and framed Ernie. Bert doesn't believe Ernie's lie. But when Bert leaves the room, Beautiful Day Monster comes in and does exactly what Ernie told Bert happened to the first piece. Ernie tries to explain, but Bert says, "I don't want to talk about it."
(First: Episode 0119)
300002
Cartoon A mouse takes a bite out of a good-smelling M.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0725)
ErnieShola.Nickel
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Ernie's lost the nickel he was going to use for candy, so Shola gives him another one.
(First: Episode 0565)
Itsanotter
Film "It's an Otter!"
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0284)
1303-Bridge
Transition Bridge #17 - Hourglass Fast/Empty
(First: Episode 0288)
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SCENE 5 Goodbye


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