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Barkley bothers Oscar
Air date February 23, 1979
Season Season 10 (1978-1979)
Sponsors U, Z, 3
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN 10th Season Intro Still
SCENE 1 Maria and the kids call out letters of the alphabet, which Barkley points to on a large board. Unimpressed, Oscar asks Barkley to point to all the letters. Barkley points with both paw, knocks the board over and walks all over it.
Cartoon Kids narrate a Letter 'Z' Drawing
(First: Episode 0359)
Insert Piano Bridge #2 - a pianist plays a short tune.
(First: Episode 0622)
Cartoon Z for zebra and zoo
(First: Episode 0281)
Round Objects.JPG
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit tries to demonstrate what round is, with the help of a wisecracking ball. He introduces Kermit to his "daddy," a basketball.
(First: Episode 0107)
Cartoon Z In Space
(First: Episode 0509)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Feet (One Foot, Two Foot)."
(First: Episode 0233)
Imagination Rain.jpg
Cartoon "Imagination Rain"
(First: Episode 0353)
SCENE 2 Big Bird is upset; Mr. Snuffleupagus accidentally sat on his cowboy hat and toy airplane, crushing them both. Olivia shows him he doesn't need those things in order to play those games and sings "Imagination and You."
Cartoon A girl draws in her entire body.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1008)
Muppets An Anything Muppet boy plays hide-and-seek with three letter Zs, who blend into his porch.
(First: Episode 0200)
Cartoon The Typewriter: Z for Zoo
(First: Episode 0776)
Film A giant panda walks around.
(First: Episode 0920)
Cartoon A boy needs a letter U to complete the word UP.
(First: Episode 0416)
SCENE 3 Linda teaches everyone the sign for "U," then acts out various things beginning with the letter. Big Bird thinks of one more word - unicycle, which he crashes while riding.
Animation Sand U/u
(First: Episode 0624)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Look a Little Closer." (hand)
(First: Episode 0147)
Cartoon Three frogs show first, middle and last while hopping over each other.
(First: Episode 0411)
Three Monsters.jpg
Muppets Grover, Herry Monster, and Billy rearrange themselves in different ways and count to three, until they get exhausted and faint.
(First: Episode 0186)
Cartoon Rumba pencils (first, last, Crazy Melvin)
(First: Episode 0638)
Film Counting 1-20 (planes taking off)
(First: Episode 0798)
Cartoon Rocket countdown: The rocket falls over.
(First: Episode 0018)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Ernie, Bert and Shola talk about taking a nap.
(First: Episode 0537)
Cartoon Rocket countdown: The announcer blasts off.
(First: Episode 0018)
Muppets / Celebirty Edgar Kendricks sings "Cross at the Green."
(First: Episode 1040)

Film Number Three Ball Film: A red ball follows a rollercoaster-like track through checkpoints (each, a set of three) that are counted in voiceover. At the end, the ball turns into a cherry which is devoured by a girl.
(First: Episode 0744)
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Cartoon Rocket countdown: Unlike previous segments, the rocket successfully launches at the right time as everyone celebrates, and the director grins at the camera.
(First: Episode 0042)
Muppets Benny and his boss have been waiting for Lefty for a long time. Benny wonders how they will know when it's Lefty at the door, so he reminds him that Lefty will knock three times - their secret knock to enter their hideout. Lefty forgets the number, and has to be hinted from his boss what the number of knocks are to gain access, finally giving the correct amount. When they let him in, the boss reprimands him for his poor memory, and warns him that he'll be in big trouble if he forgets again. To test his memory, the boss and Benny lock themselves out, telling him not to let them in until they give the secret knock. Despite the boss' warning, Lefty forgets once again, and finally having enough, he fearfully runs out the back door, leaving the other two stranded outside yelling, "Let us in!" as they angrily pound on the door trying to get in.
(First: Episode 0722)
Cartoon 3 song (butterflies, birthday presents, waving pennants etc.)
(First: Episode 0927)
Film Lions walk down a trail.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0367)
Cartoon Brush your teeth, up and down, side to side, round and round.
(First: Episode 1124)
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Film Three kids want to paint, but each of them has only one item, so they all cooperate.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0318)
Cartoon A cat chases a mouse into a mouse hole. The cat and mouse make music as they hit the wall, until the cat breaks through the mouse hole.
Artist: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0244)
SCENE 4 Olivia gives Barkley a nice, big bone to play with. He happily chews on it, until the kids call him over to play. Maria finds the stray bone on the sidewalk and disposes of it in Oscar's trash can. Barkley returns to find his bone missing and traces the scent to Oscar's can. Oscar is unable to get the dog to leave him alone.
Animation The story of Dan and Nan, as told with words ending in "an."
(First: Episode 0450)
SCENE 4 cont'd Oscar is still unable to get Barkley to scram. Olivia wonders where his bone is and Maria realizes it must be the one she put in Oscar's can. He removes it from one of his dinosaur skeletons and gives it to Barkley. Oscar gets a moment of peace before Barkley returns, wanting to turn the ordeal into a game.
Cartoon Various renderings of the word DANGER.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0151)
Cookie Danger David.jpg
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Cookie Monster asks David to read a DANGER sign.
(First: Episode 0279)
Cartoon Sign Sounds: A man rearranges a LIMK sign to make the word "MILK".
(First: Episode 1116)
Muppets Lefty sells Ernie an invisible ice cream cone; Ernie pays for it with an invisible nickel.
(First: Episode 0687)
Song "Train Song"
(First: Episode 0423)
SCENE 5 At night, Oscar can't sleep, as Barkley has situated himself in front of his can for the night. Oscar tries to stir the dog by playing "Reveille" on his busted horn. Barkley remains sleeping, but the neighbors all start complaining about the noise. "Oh, well," sighs Oscar, "it ain't all bad."

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