Sesame Street
Plot Chez Oscar
Air date January 5, 1979
Season Season 10 (1978-1979)
Sponsors B, P, 9
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Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN 10th Season Intro Still
SCENE 1 Oscar the Grouch advertises the new album Great Grouch Sounds, with such tracks as the sounds of drilling, explosions and babies crying. The album spawns one of Oscar's favorite noises - the sound of his neighbors complaining.
Cartoon A cat makes noise with a telephone, typewriter, trumpet, and piano. When the cat leaves, the devices come to life, and when he comes back, they all sound at once, frightening the cat.
(First: Episode 0844)
Film Kids identify broccoli through close-ups.
(First: Episode 0357)
Cartoon Jack waters a B, which grows into a B-stalk. He climbs it and travels to the Land of B.
(EKA: Episode 0277)
Muppets Bip Bippadotta and friends show none, some and all.
(First: Episode 0585)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: B for Bug
(First: Episode 0136)
Film A young baboon sits on the back of their parent as they cross the plain.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0299)
Cartoon B is for bubbles, bubbles and more bubbles. And Bosco, who is taking a bath.
(First: Episode 0355)
Ernie and Bert welcome you
Muppets Ernie & BertBert asks who Ernie is decorating the room for. It turns out to be the viewer at home.
(First: Episode 0352)
SCENE 2 Buffy sings a song about corn husking to the kids.
Muppets Pageant: Tooth
(First: Episode 1160)
Film The camera zooms out on a pepper as kids guess what it is.
(First: Episode 0390)
Cartoon B is for Bongo Beat, Bandit, and Bottles of wine.
Voice: Casey Kasem
(First: Episode 0237)
Film Kids paint pictures of things that start with B.
Producer: Ken Snyder Enterprises
(First: Episode 0008)
Cartoon A boxer explains the letter "B".
(First: Episode 0006)
Muppets "The UN Family Song"
(First: Episode 0155)
Cartoon A boxer explains the letter "B". (Spanish remake)
(EKA: Episode 0355)
SCENE 3 Buffy, Cody and the kids flip through a book about animals and imitate the sounds each one makes. The book also includes a familiar creature - Cookie Monster.
Cartoon Sign Man: TAXI
(First: Episode 1136)
Film A beekeeper extracts honey from honeycomb.
(First: Episode 1117)
Cartoon A lost man in the desert asks a stranger for directions to the city. He builds a pretend city out of sand to show what it looks like. As it turns out, the stranger is an alien.
(First: Episode 0763)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: The Count ruins Kermit the Frog's opportunities to interview The Three Little Pigs and the Seven Dwarves by counting them.
(First: Episode 0569)
Cartoon The story of an old woman who lived in a nine.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0512)
Film "Nine Song (Song of Nine)"
(First: Episode 0016)
Cartoon B ... US! We're on the bus!
(First: Episode 0785)
SCENE 4 Big Bird attempts to see-saw with another child, but can't figure out why his side is stuck down. Buffy tells him they need more weight on the other side and hops on.
Cartoon The IT knows a lot about vacuum cleaners.
Muppets Ernie finds an apple on a brick wall, and wants to know who it belongs to. Sherlock Hemlock helps solve the mystery, and realizes that Ernie has a brown paper bag with a hole at the bottom, and that Ernie had an apple in the bag, therefore the apple belongs to Ernie.
(First: Episode 0137)
Film Spinning Bus Stop sign
(First: Episode 0931)
Cartoon "Four Seasons"
(First: Episode 0276)
Celebrity Paul Simon performs "St. Judy's Comet."
(First: Episode 1055)
Cartoon P is for Puddle
(First: Episode 0452)
Muppets Grover the Salesman: Grover wants to sell Kermit the Frog some earmuffs, but Kermit doesn't have ears, so Grover gives Kermit some big human ears.
(First: Episode 0800)
Film People of all ages ride bicycles.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0616)
Cartoon P is for Puppy
(EKA: Episode 0296)
SCENE 5 Maria and David come across Oscar's new sidewalk, French-themed cafe - Chez Oscar. They assume there's some grouchy trick involved, but are surprised to find the food he serves is perfectly fit for normal, human consumption. The trick, however, turns out to be the the one element missing from the Grouch dining experience - rain, which he activates using an overhead shower (as his violinist plays "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head").
Film The walrus
(First: Episode 0296)
SCENE 5 cont'd Maria and David are soaked to the skin, still getting wet from the "rain." As the musician now plays "Stormy Weather," Oscar provides them with glasses of water.

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