|Plot||Oscar tells a story about pieces of trash.|
|Air date||December 2, 1977|
|Season||Season 9 (1977-1978)|
|Directed by||Jon Stone|
|Sponsors||J, Q, 10|
- Oscar the Grouch tells a story about pieces of trash.
- Ernie & Bert — Ernie won't let Bert into the apartment. At first, Bert is sad -- but then he thinks Ernie might be hiding something, which makes him mad. He demands to be let in -- and finds that Ernie has thrown him a surprise party, which makes him happy. (First: Episode 0461)
- Hubley animation: A girl tries to lure her cat out from under the chair so she can pick him up.
- Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit the Frog interviews the father of young George Washington, who is annoyed that George keeps chopping down his cherry trees and then telling the truth about it. (First: Episode 0916)
- Cartoon: A girl uses her paint-by-the-numbers set to find an elephant in her picture. (EKA: Episode 0803)
- Film: A group of Hispanic children pick members for their baseball team. A new kid, Ramon, joins them. (EKA: Episode 0811)
- Film: Footage of wolves.
- Maria, David, Bob, and Luis play knights who have their lunch at a round table. (First: Episode 0952)
- Ernie tries to put a pot on Bert's head. Bert asks Ernie why he's doing that, and Ernie says that he broke a cookie jar. Ernie has to put the cookies somewhere, so he put them in the sugar bowl – and put the sugar in the flowerpot, which meant that he had to put the flower in a milk bottle. He put the milk in the soda bottle, and the soda into the fishbowl, and the fish in Bert's cowboy hat. Bert asks, "Now what am I going to wear when I want to play cowboy?" Ernie puts the pot on Bert's head and says, "Ride 'em, cowboy, Bert!" (First: Episode 0279)
- Cartoon: Two men (represented by only their heads) have their own different idea, and tell the other about it; now both men know twice as much. (EKA: Episode 0268)
- The Count counts ten angry people and Oscar announces the closing sponsors. ("Have a rotten day!")
- The credit sequence for this episode appears on Old School: Volume 2.
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