Sesame Street
Oscar, the photographer
Air date January 9, 1979
Season Season 10 (1978-1979)
Sponsors G, J, 11
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Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN 10th Season Intro Still
SCENE 1 Oscar has interest in becoming a photographer and asks Olivia for her professional opinion of his pictures. Despite the poor quality of the printing and unconventional subject matter (rusted cars and a trash basket, among others), Olivia thinks he has real potential, which discourages him from going professional.
Cartoon A goose and gander visit the land of the G's.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1141)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie plays a game of tag with Bert, who is reading his book.
(First: Episode 1026)
Film A kindergarten class takes a field trip to the fire station.
Gorilla toon2
Cartoon Speech Balloon: G for gorilla (in man suit).
(First: Episode 0085)
Film Footage of a rattlesnake
(First: Episode 0294)
Cartoon G is for Goat
(First: Episode 0085)
Film A gymnast demonstrates around.
(First: Episode 0517)
Cartoon G is for Glue
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0279)
SCENE 2 Linda practices signing for her role in an upcoming play. Big Bird, observing from afar, thinks she's talking to an imaginary friend.
Animation Sand G/g
(First: Episode 0643)
Muppets Grover talks about the letter G, as it slowly grows.
(First: Episode 0210)
Cartoon While fishing one day, a boy catches the letters of the alphabet. Frustrated at not having caught any fish to eat, he decides to use his catch for alphabet soup.
(First: Episode 0004)
George countofour
Film No matter how they're arranged, George the Farmer always has three barrels, four milk jugs, and five cartons.
(First: Episode 0278)
Cartoon A girl uses her paint-by-the-numbers set to find an elephant in her picture.
(First: Episode 0510)
Muppets Pageant: "She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain"—Cookie Monster, playing the heroine in this year's pageant, can't seem to grasp the concept of going "around" until Prairie Dawn lures him with a—guess what?
(First: Episode 0907)
SCENE 3 Oscar wants to know why siblings Olivia and Gordon never argue. They soon find themselves in an argument over whether this is true.
Animation See the lion walk.
(First: Episode 0993)
Film A girl gets a pair of earrings, intercut with shots of other people's earrings.
(First: Episode 0422)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Don Music tries to write "Mary Had a Little Lamb", but he can't come up with a word that rhymes with "snow". Kermit suggests that Don try another angle, which leads to Don writing the hit song "Mary Had a Bicycle." Don sings the song, with back-up vocals from the Monotones.
(First: Episode 0698)
Insert Buffy sings "Country Song."
(First: Episode 0842)
Cartoon A girl talks about preparing to play with her new sled.
Artist: Jim Simon
(First: Episode 0413)
Film The WALK sign flashes in a montage of people (and even dogs) walking in the city.
(First: Episode 0498)
Cartoon Counting (0:37)
Celebrity Bill Cosby tells his young friends a story that involves "over" and "under". He mixes the words up, and the kids correct him.
(First: Episode 0136)
Film To a jazz rhythm soundtrack, the camera zooms in on flowers growing on a tree.
(First: Episode 0156)
Cartoon At the circus, Tommy Trueheart displays his 11 trick-performing lions.
(First: Episode 0816)
SCENE 4 Oscar is annoyed having Linda reading her newspaper by his trash can. He tries yelling at her, only to remember she can't hear him. He swipes her newspaper and she begins signing angrily at him, which he considers better than her leaving.
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)
Film An ice cream man hands a boy too many cones. The boy cries out for "HELP" and some kids eat the extras.
(First: Episode 0484)
Cartoon A dog chases a cat around, through, over, and under a doghouse.
(First: Episode 1020)
Muppets An Anything Muppet girl shows the viewers that the number 11 is the same right side up and upside down.
(First: Episode 0183)
Pinball 11
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #11
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0988)
Muppets An Anything Muppet girl shows the viewers that the number 11 is the same right side up and upside down. (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 0362)
Film A gazelle runs fast across a plain.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0478)
SCENE 5 Big Bird prepares for his nap and pulls out the various items he needs, such as his blanket, toys and books. Bob drops in and points out that there's no room in Big Bird's nest for himself. Big Bird decides to take his nap at Bob's apartment instead and begins collecting his many things.
Transition Piano Bridge #3 (0:16)
Cartoon "The J Commercial:" Two boys scrutinize a J, saying it looks like a fish-hook. A resonant voice (Gary Owens) informs them that it's the letter J. This leads to a jazzy story about Joe. Moral: "Don't jive a judge by jamming a junebug."
Studio: Ken Snyder; Director: Fred Calvert
(First: Episode 0009)
Film Over (silent film)
(First: Episode 0517)
Jenny Jeff Jacket
Cartoon A disobedient jacket illustrating words that begin with the letter J annoys an off-screen narrator, which reveals two kids named Jenny and Jeff inside of it.
(First: Episode 0527)
SCENE 6 Big Bird gives Bob all his toys and prepares for his nap.

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