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Sesame Street
Oscar sells fresh fruit
Air date April 10, 1978
Season Season 9 (1977-1978)
Sponsors P, R, 8
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 David is surprised to see Oscar selling farm fresh fruits. Oscar wraps them up individually in paper, which creates more trash for the customer.
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Cartoon A girl imagines what would happen if she were a piece of gum.
(First: Episode 0519)
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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)
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Song "Paying Attention Song" (Charlie Tyson)
(First: Episode 0934)
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Cartoon A boy imagines staying in the jungle at night when he goes to sleep.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0798)
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Film Apes play at the zoo. (edited)
(First: Episode 0045)
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Animation "The King of Eight"
(First: Episode 0225)
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Muppets Two boys notice that the number 8 looks the same right side up and upside down.
(First: Episode 0282)
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SCENE 2 Oscar closes his "Fresh Farm Fruit" business, due to competition from Hooper's Store.
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Instead of a bone, Old Mother Hubbard brings her dog various objects which rhyme with "bone", including a stone, a throne, and finally a phone (which the dog uses to order take-out from a Chinese restaurant).
(First: Episode 0642)
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Cartoon Mr. Tweak can't sleep because his neighbor above snores, and his neighbor below sneezes.
Artist: Abe Levitow
(First: Episode 0528)
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Film George the Farmer demonstrates above and below.
(First: Episode 0262)
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Cartoon Men in boxes sound out the word RUN.
(First: Episode 0369)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” With the help of his magic wand, Ernie shows Bert how to turn the letter P into the letter R.
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Film Letter R hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0315)
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Insert A group of children put together a scooter following a model.
(First: Episode 0922)
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Cartoon R for Rhinoceros (poem)
Artist: Jeff Hale
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Muppets Lefty holds a letter R, and Ernie holds a letter P.
(First: Episode 0129)
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Muppets / Celebrity Judy Collins sings "One Thing Leads to Another" with Biff.
(First: Episode 1051)
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Muppets Kermit 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)
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Film Apples grow on a tree.
(First: Episode 0093)
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Film Russian nesting dolls 1-10
(First: Episode 0540)
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Cartoon A girl tries to lure her cat out from under the chair so she can pick him up.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0187)
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Film A mailman on horseback delivers mail in the Appalachian mountains of Kentucky.
(First: Episode 0493)
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Film The Mad Painter #8
(First: Episode 0326)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird wants to play checkers with Gordon, but Gordon is preparing for the arrival of his seven-year-old niece. Feeling dejected, Big Bird sings about being β€œSecond Best”.
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Cartoon Different ways to use a string
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 0916)
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Film The Flashettes track team trains for an upcoming race.
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie turns on the radio to hear his favorite exercise show, Get Moving. He engages the viewer to do all the exercises he does, such as touching toes and jumping. Bert joins in, and has so much fun jumping that he doesn't notice that his favorite program, Pigeons in the News, is coming on.
(First: Episode 1025)
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SCENE 4 Susan and Gordon teach their niece how to ride a bike. Big Bird resents all the attention that their niece is getting, so he tries to divert it by riding his unicycle, then feigning an injury. Susan detects Big Bird’s jealousy, and reassures him that they like both him and their niece, the same way Big Bird equally likes Gordon and Susan.
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Muppets Alphabet Chat: Mr. Chatterly tries to discuss the letter R, but everything goes awry.
(First: Episode 0876)
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Film A voiceover lists many R words.
(First: Episode 0661)
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Cast Maria, Luis, Gordon and three kids all have umbrellas with different patterns, which a voiceover uses to put them into different groups.
(First: Episode 0821)
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Cartoon Picnic with P foods (carried away by ants)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0773)
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Muppets Two Anything Muppets (Frank Oz and Jerry Nelson) use a tape measure to figure out how far apart they are from each other. It turns out that thirty-seven feet separate them.
(First: Episode 0905)
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Film An osprey flies around.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0293)
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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)
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SCENE 5 Big Bird, Gordon and Susan watch as their niece finally learns to ride the bike. The sponsors are announced.


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