Sesame Street
Oscar's crabapple tree
(repeat of 0997)
Air date February 15, 1979
Season Season 10 (1978-1979)
Sponsors D, U, 7


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN 10th Season Intro Still
SCENE 1 Oscar heckles Gordon and Susan's plans to make a garden on the street. When they challenge his knowledge of plants, he shows off a plant he's growing - a crabapple tree, though it droopy from having been in his fridge the entire time. They tell him to give it proper sunshine and advise him eating one of its fruits will make him sick (which is exactly what he wants).
Pinball 07 Cartoon Pinball Number Count #7
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0989)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert is trying to write a letter to Mr. Rogers, but finds it difficult when Ernie operates his electric fan right next to him. Bert blows up at Ernie and says he is "hot and bothered," and Ernie has just the thing for that: more cool air.
(First: Episode 0544)
Cartoon Sign Man: GROW
(First: Episode 1120)
Cast Postman David goes to collect some mail from a mailbox, but finds there's more and more each time he opens it.
(First: Episode 0533)
Cartoon I have all, I have none (men w/ grapes)
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0624)
Cast The mailbox is emptied, but how will David get all the mail to the post office? He lets the mail back into the hammerspace-like mailbox, then takes that with him.
(First: Episode 0533)
Film Some kids watch as a tree surgeon does his job.

SCENE 2 Bob finds Oscar insulting his plant, having heard talking to them helps them grow. Bob advises him to give it water too and use nicer conversation when talking to it. While Bob demonstrates, Oscar ducks out and Gordon and Susan observe him talking to the plant. Bob has trouble explaining himself.
Film A talking tree tells a boy about the difference between here and there. (edited)
(First: Episode 0111)
Cartoon A cartoon man (voiced by Bob Arbogast) is irritated to find that he has a succession of animal noses. (beginning edited)
(First: Episode 0769)
Celebrity Carol Burnett demonstrates "what you can do with your nose."
(First: Episode 0131)
Cartoon A boy needs a letter U to complete the word UP.
(First: Episode 0416)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentHerry Monster and Kimberly talk about things and people that they love.
(First: Episode 1050)
Cartoon A pig sings "Pig's Love Song."
(First: Episode 0462)
Film A film of camels eating.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0388)
Cartoon Uncle Ned likes to make a "Twenty Pickle Pie."
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Chris, with his sister Stephanie, counts to 20 for Kermit.
(First: Episode 0424)
Cartoon U for uniform.
(First: Episode 0702)
Insert Ray Barretto and his band demonstrate their different kinds of drums.
(First: Episode 1006)
Cartoon The Alligator King
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0411)
Film People jump.
(First: Episode 0774)
SCENE 3 Susan convinces Oscar to join their game of "Three of These Things," which uses gardening tools and a lamp.
Cartoon Capital letter U for up
(EKA: Episode 0494)
Muppets Lefty tries to sell a letter U, which he claims to have had in his family for years. The U is actually a string tied to two poles. However, Ernie already has a U, but when he says that yesterday he could have used a V, Lefty stretches out the U's bottom to turn it into a V.
(First: Episode 0126)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: U-Umbrella
(First: Episode 0038)
Film Apes play at the zoo. (edited)
(First: Episode 0045)
Cartoon A dog learns about U.
(First: Episode 0131)
Cast Maria and Gordon sort shapes by type and color.
Cartoon "Yo Soy Un ..."
(First: Episode 0777)
Muppets Juanita looks for "YO", asking, "¿Esto es yo?" Nope, it's a toy car, and a tomato, and a mirror. Looking in the mirror, she finds herself. "¡Hola, yo!" she cries.
(First: Episode 0454)
SCENE 4 Oscar is disgusted to see his crabapple tree has produced a pretty pink flower. Gordon explains trees blossom first, then it produces the fruit, which could take awhile. Oscar is not pleased about this development. ("What a revolting development this is!")
Cartoon Four firetrucks, telephones, ships and men file into a large contraption that produces 4s.
(EKA: Episode 0798)
Muppets Kermit, Farmer Grover and Fred the Wonder Horse show how a horse-and-cart works.
(First: Episode 0590)
Cartoon Dogs cheer D-O-G and fight with cats.
(First: Episode 1148)
Cast Bob shows a child D stands for "dog."
D balloon
Cartoon Speech Balloon: D - Dog
(First: Episode 0016)
Cast David, Luis and Maria illustrate between while ballet dancing.
(First: Episode 1223)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie buys a newspaper after hearing the newsboy yell out the headline: "Four People Fooled!" Ernie reads the paper, but finds no such news in the paper, making him the fifth person fooled.
(First: Episode 1164)
Dot Bridge 01 straight
Cartoon Dot Bridge #1
(First: Episode 0001)
SCENE 5 Oscar's tree has finally produced a crabapple, but none of the grown-ups want the "honor" of eating it. Oscar eats it himself and succumbs to its sour taste.
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Crocodile
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0410)
Muppets "Fat Cat"
(First: Episode 0536)
SCENE 5 cont'd Oscar recovers and now wants to grow even more crabapples! He then announces the sponsors.

CLOSING SIGNS Susan holds up the Sesame Street sign, while Gordon holds up the CTW sign at the end.

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