Sesame Street
Oscar plays with Barkley
Air date March 9, 1979
Season Season 10 (1978-1979)
Production January 17, 1979
Sponsors D, G, 10

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird sits with Linda in the yard. While she reads, he puts on the radio, knowing it won't disturb her because she's deaf. He turns up even louder to illustrate this and Linda asks him to turn it down. She points out the two ways she can tell it's too loud - she can feel the vibrations on the table and points to the pained expressions of Maria and Luis nearby.
Muppets Ernie & BertBert says that he's going to demonstrate quiet by talking quietly to Ernie. But when he tries, Ernie claims that he can't hear what Bert is saying. Finally, Bert gets frustrated and shouts at Ernie; Ernie tells Bert not to be so loud.
(First: Episode 0150)
Cartoon A man chases a runaway "no."
(First: Episode 0794)
Film City alphabet (Joe Raposo instrumental with kid voiceover)
(First: Episode 0132)
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Muppets / Cast Bob tells the story of a mother who had a loud child (who screamed all the time) and a quiet child (who whispered all the time). The Amazing Mumford casts a spell to reverse their afflictions.
(First: Episode 0305)
Cartoon Jazz #10
(First: Episode 0193)
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Celebrity Michael Christensen and Paul Binder are joined by Michael Moschen who juggle ten pins, all of which are caught by Moschen.
(First: Episode 1070)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentSnuffy and Joey say the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0671)
Cartoon Jazz #10 (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 0306)
Muppets As ominous music plays, The Count walks around his castle, checks out the mirror (he has no reflection), and greets his bats. The mailman (Jim Henson) arrives, with a bunch of letters for Count. The mailman wonders why there are so many letters. The Count says that he wrote them all himself, so he could count them... and then he does.
(First: Episode 0420)
Film The Mad Painter #10
(First: Episode 0328)
Film Ten hats on a hatrack
(First: Episode 0439)
Muppets Grover talks about the sign "ONE WAY."
(First: Episode 0993)
Cartoon A photographer tries to look for some animals quietly, but they all end up secretly following him.
(First: Episode 0799)
Film Seals make noise.
(First: Episode 0279)
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SCENE 2 Luis tests out his newly repaired tape recorder by playing a tape he made of sounds out in the country. The kids guess all the animal sounds, followed by the sounds of happy children who were playing out there.
Song David sings "Who You Looking At, Tiger?"
(First: Episode 0371)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert are watching TV, but Bert gets bored and decides to play a record. Ernie tells him to turn down the volume, but Bert won't, so Ernie drowns out Bert's music by playing the radio. Bert then retaliates by turning on the blender. With all four things running at once, they blow a fuse, causing a total blackout in their apartment. Bert goes outside to fix the fuse box, while Ernie turns off all the things that were running. When the lights come back on, they decide to play cards instead of fight.
(First: Episode 0003)
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Cartoon The Mighty Elephant
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1113)
Film A magnetic crane picks up large pieces of metal.
(First: Episode 0009)
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SCENE 3 Luis sings "Remembering" leaning against the stairs of the carriage house.
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit asks a man (Jim Thurman) on the street if he can help demonstrate the difference between loud and soft.
(First: Episode 0546)
Cartoon A gorilla who knows G words applies for a job.
(First: Episode 0131)
Insert Three of These Kids are jumping rope, but the fourth one is sitting down and reading a book.
(First: Episode 0415)
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Cartoon A kid travels through an extra-dimensional map inside a mono-wheeled box while a narrator reads a series of One Way signs.
(First: Episode 1172)
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SCENE 4 Maria points out Alphabet Bates flying overhead. Oscar has no interest in watching, until he sees the skywriting makes the letter G, which is a letter a Grouch like him can relate to.
Cartoon G For Giggle (voice of Allen Swift)
(First: Episode 0357)
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Insert Olivia finds Big Bird repeating "G, G, G" to himself. He explains it's a memory trick to help remember a letter he received from his cousin Esmeralda regarding her 14 newly-hatched eggs - his immediate response was, "Gee!"
This is a remake of a scene from Episode 0539, which was a remake of a scene from Episode 0027.
Film A band plays and children dance at a Cinco de Mayo celebration.
(First: Episode 0438)
Muppets Grover volunteers to assist the Amazing Mumford in his suspension act. Grover will get on top of a platform, and Mumford will pull the pillar off from underneath, and the platform will not fall. The trick works, so Grover decides to try it himself, with Herry Monster as his assistant. Grover can't pull it off, and Herry falls.
(First: Episode 0292)
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Cartoon Can a horse fly? No.
(First: Episode 0794)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie lies in bed and starts talking about what a square looks like and how many lines it has, then goes on to compare a square with a triangle. He then starts to ponder how many sides a circle has, and goes to sleep. Bert is about to attempt to answer the question, but ends up not being able to sleep.
(First: Episode 0132)
Cartoon The Typewriter gets stuck in a spot of glue, and types "G: Glue."
(First: Episode 0775)
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SCENE 5 Oscar can't stand having Barkley hanging around his can and throws a stick for Barkley to follow, hoping it'll keep him away. However, Barkley keeps bringing it back, thinking it's a game. Maria observes this and knows that Oscar enjoys being miserable and Barkley is having fun, so she sees no reason to intervene.
Cartoon Small b is a boy with a belly who walks a small d, a dog with a belly turned around.
Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1186)
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Celebrity In limbo, four jugglers (including Michael Christensen and Paul Binder) cross paths and count to twelve.
(First: Episode 1177)
Cartoon Dogs cheer D-O-G and fight with cats.
(First: Episode 1148)
Muppets Muppets cheer on a rocket launch.
(First: Episode 0567)
Film "La Maldita Iguana" (mariachi song)
(First: Episode 0544)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #3: Last dot shows up early
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 6 Oscar hides out in his can, having told Barkley that he's gone off for vacation. He surveys the area and finds himself face-to-face with Barkley, who never left as well. Maria announces the sponsors and the credits roll. ("Hasta mañana!")

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