Sesame Street
Oscar tries out for a mudball team
Air date February 21, 1979
Season Season 10 (1978-1979)
Sponsors M, N, 12
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Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN 10th Season Intro Still
SCENE 1 Big Bird stands at the bus stop holding several packages and some flowers. He tells Luis that he's going to the post office, then visiting a sick friend in the hospital. As the bus stops at the sign, Big Bird remembers various other items he needs - his dirty laundry for the laundromat, a book to go back to the library and his unicycle in need of a new tire. Luis darts back and forth from the nest to get them, making the bus driver very impatient. Big Bird remembers one more thing he's forgotten - bus fare.
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie has a licorice whip that he offers to share with Bert. He divides the licorice in half with a pair of scissors, but then discovers that Bert's half is longer than his. He cuts off a little bit of Bert's half, and eats it. Then he discovers that his own half is longer than Bert's, and that's not fair, so he cuts a bit off of his own, and eats it. Ernie goes back and forth, shaving off more and more, until the licorice whip is gone.
(First: Episode 0461)
Cartoon B ... US! We're on the bus!
(First: Episode 0785)
Film A silent film about an automobile that can be either long or short.
(First: Episode 0520)
Cartoon The long rattlesnake thinks he's better than the short one, until the short one outsmarts him by making him bite his own tail. "Wanna borrow my snakebite kit?"
Artists: Bud Luckey and Rudy Zamora
(EKA: Episode 0955)
Muppets Fred the Wonder Horse bets Marshal Grover that he can't count backwards from ten. Grover tries standing with his back to him and counting up to ten. Since he can't do it, Grover has to let Fred ride on his back.
(First: Episode 1066)
Cartoon I've Got a Mind: Fish
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0195)
Video Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
SCENE 2 Bob and the kids pretend to be fish.
Alphabet Kid old west sketch
Muppets Old West sketches: A couple of cowboy Muppets meet the Alphabet Kid, who claims that he can write the alphabet faster than any man alive. To prove it, he quickly draws his crayon and speedily writes out the whole alphabet.
(First: Episode 0307)
Film Three dolphins jump together.
(First: Episode 0222)
Cartoon Which footprint doesn't belong?
(First: Episode 0509)
Celebrity Lily Tomlin, dressed as a cheerleader, gives a cheer for the parts of the body.
(First: Episode 0885)
Cartoon Sign Man: KISS ME
(First: Episode 1136)
Muppets The Count extinguishes electric candles by counting them with his finger. As he heads up the stairs for bed, he steps on Fatatita. He also tells his wolf Yuba to run and play with his friends.
(First: Episode 0545)
SCENE 3 Bob sings "Wiggle Your Fingers."
Pinball 12
Cartoon "Pinball Number Count" (#12)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0985)
Song "Rockabye Baby" is sung to a sleepy koala.
(First: Episode 0048)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert complains that he can't sleep, because Ernie left the faucet dripping. Ernie drowns out the sound of the water dripping with louder noises.
(First: Episode 0131)
Lowercase n
Cartoon "Lowercase n"
(First: Episode 0358)
Cast Luis and the kids put together a broken N.
(First: Episode 0938)

Film "Noises"
A boy named Chris uses "magic glasses" to see invisible things that make noises, including construction equipment, a baby crying, people coughing and sneezing, a car honking, a telephone, and a typewriter. Can you make those noises?
(First: Episode 0004)
Film Addition and subtraction using three trapeze artists (version "B")
(First: Episode 1041)
Muppets Hard Head Henry Harris plays "Headball" at Roosevelt Franklin Stadium, where he must answer this question: where is bread made?
(First: Episode 0887)
Cartoon A janitor sweeps up his own footprints the wrong way, then the right way. Just then, a giant centipede leaves tracks all over the floor.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0247)
Cast Maria as Chaplin gets their suspenders stuck on a wall while reaching for the door, demonstrating long, longer, and longest.
(First: Episode 0786)
Cartoon A tiny ant pushes the huge N into its place in the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0780)
Song Joe Raposo sings "A Little Bit."
(First: Episode 0160)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: N - Nail
(First: Episode 0040)
Insert Stevie Wonder teaches Grover how to sing short and long.
(First: Episode 0514)
Cartoon The Typewriter: N for Nose
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0793)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit the reporter interviews a girl, Julia, about sounds of different animals. When he asks what sound a frog makes, she answers, "Wiggit! Wiggit!" which doesn't amuse Kermit.
(First: Episode 0536)
Cartoon N is for nose.
(First: Episode 1206)
Film The Great Chango, man of one thousand costumes, puts on outfits of various professions.
(First: Episode 0518)
Cartoon Two men hammer a stake into a hole.
(First: Episode 0785)
SCENE 4 Bob, Luis and Susan are going to play baseball in the park with the kids. Oscar dresses similarly, as he's going to try out for the Trasville Tornadoes mudball team. A Grouch representative of the team comes by and suggests Oscar try out for a catcher.
Cartoon M is for Marvelous Martha
(First: Episode 0013)
Muppets "The AN Family Song"
(First: Episode 0181)
SCENE 5 The Grouch pitches some mudballs to Oscar, but he fails to catch a single one. The Grouch tells him he's of no use to the team, but Oscar's rant in protest secures him a different position as the umpire.
Cartoon M in space
(First: Episode 0516)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentCookie Monster and Genelle count to twenty.
(First: Episode 0289)
Cartoon A supermarket worker stacks 12 cans, which keep collapsing every time someone grabs one.
(First: Episode 0782)
SCENE 6 Oscar practices yelling for his role on the team.

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