Sesame Street
Oscar tries to replace his trash can lid
Air date May 24, 1978
Season Season 9 (1977-1978)
Sponsors W, X, 7
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Susan sings "Somebody Special."
Cartoon The great Alphonso and his trained X's
(First: Episode 0299)
Film Kids compare animals and human tools and technology.
(First: Episode 0491)
Film The Alphabet Dancers make a letter X.
(First: Episode 0456)
Cartoon "Poverty X": A peanut-shaped figure lists the words that the letter "X" can be found in.
(First: Episode 0006)
Muppets Super Grover: Young Willy Nilly is scared to get his hair cut. Super Grover tells Willy that haircuts are scary, but he must be brave. However, Max the barber shows them both that haircuts do not hurt, and soon they are no longer afraid of hair cuts.
(First: Episode 0717)
Video Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
SCENE 2 Maria, David, and the kids play "la cabollita" (tug-of-war).
Cartoon The Alligator King
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0411)
Kermit walk dont walk.jpg
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit explains how to read crosswalk signals in order to cross the street. The sign keeps changing throughout his demonstration, so he gets frustrated and says no one will show how to cross the street. As he leaves, the sign sprouts legs and crosses on its own.
(First: Episode 0319)
Film / Cast Gordon joins a class for some exercises.
(First: Episode 1098)
Cartoon The letter "k" walks away from the word "walk."
(First: Episode 0758)
Film Mad Painter #7
(First: Episode 0314)
Cartoon Thelma Thumb: Marcia readies a picnic for herself and Cyrus, when she sees her cheese being absconded by some ants. Turning into Thelma Thumb, she discovers the ants are using it as a sideshow in a carnival. Thelma has some fun, until she finds Cyrus has been eating the carnival (thinking it was their picnic).
Artist: John Korty
SCENE 3 Oscar tries to settle down for a nap, but is bothered by sounds involving his trash can lid - Susan placing a package on it, David's softball hitting it, and Maria knocking to ask for some mud. Oscar begins to think and compares his lid to the roof of a house. He theorizes that since there are many kids of roofs made of different materials, he should have a lid that won't be so noisy.
Film Where the buffalo roam ...
(First: Episode 0510)
Muppets Ernie begins to erase his Xs from the blackboard.
(First: Episode 0008)
Cartoon A boy counts while erasing things and people.
(First: Episode 0008)
Muppets Cookie Monster has just showed up again. Ernie threatens to erase him if he doesn't leave. Cookie Monster just laughs, so Ernie tells him to watch the cartoon of the boy with the eraser.
(First: Episode 0008)
Cartoon A boy counts while erasing things and people. (repeat)
Muppets Cookie Monster still won't leave, so Ernie carries through with his threat and erases him.
(First: Episode 0008)
Cartoon Billy Jo Jive and Smart Susie Sunset solve the case of the midnight voices.
Artist: Ray Favata
Celebrity The Deadly Nightshade perform "Keep On the Sunny Side."
(First: Episode 0909)
Film Kids climb in and out of a tire.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0450)
Cartoon The letter X
(First: Episode 0482)
Muppets Grover the elevator operator gives a demonstration of in and out which annoys the passengers.
(First: Episode 0511)
Cartoon A picture of a girl playing a guitar is drawn as off-screen kids (speaking English and Spanish) try to guess what the drawing will be.
(First: Episode 0406)
SCENE 4 Oscar has constructed a new "roof" from newspapers. Luis and David believe someone has dumped newspapers on Oscar's can and start removing them. The two, along with Susan, find things of interest within the newspapers and hang around to read. Oscar pops up and orders them to "stop reading my roof!"
Film A man makes a shadow puppet of a dog.
(First: Episode 0601)
Cartoon "Three Waltzing Chickens"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
Film A man makes a shadow puppet of a cow.
(First: Episode 0630)
Cartoon A woman serves milk to her cat. Several other cats join him, including a lion.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1017)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie plays a game of tag with Bert, who is reading his book.
(First: Episode 1026)
Film Footage of various bird species including hens, flamingos, pigeons, owls, ostriches, cockatoos, and others.
Music: (piano and whistling) Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0019)
SCENE 5 Oscar makes a new roof out of straw, which immediately turns into a meal for a Muppet cow.
Cartoon W for Wash
(First: Episode 0485)
Muppets / Cast Maria sings "The People in Your Neighborhood" with the motorperson and telephone repairman.
Film A band plays and children dance at a Cinco de Mayo celebration.
(First: Episode 0438)
Cartoon W For Wilbur
(First: Episode 0366)
Film A warthog runs around.
Music by Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0406)
SCENE 6 Oscar's new roof is made of stone blocks. He quickly finds out it's too heavy to move.
Cartoon A man sees a giant OUT, yells the word, and everyone runs out of it.
(First: Episode 0550)
Celebrity Carol Burnett demonstrates "what you can do with your nose."
(First: Episode 0131)
Film A flock of sheep crosses the river.
(First: Episode 1165)
Muppets Four Anything Muppet kids cooperate to grow a flower together. One has a flower seed, one has a flowerpot, one has some dirt, and one has a shovel. The rain and sunshine finish the job.
(First: Episode 0311)
Cartoon A boy imagines multiple uses for his broom.
(First: Episode 0784)
SCENE 7 Oscar resolves to not have a lid on his can at all, which will ensure nobody makes noise with it. Susan points out a problem - it won't keep out the rain that has begun to fall.

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