Sesame Street
Oscar goes to the hospital
Air date February 6, 1980
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Written by Sara Compton
Sponsors K, L, 11


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Olivia and David hear the sound of a racing car nearby and trace the sound to Oscar's trash can. David peeks inside and sure enough spots Oscar zooming around until he crashes into the refrigerator. Oscar finds his arm really hurts now and the others insist on bringing him to the hospital, which he dreads (since it's so nice and clean).
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Cartoon They'd play with me if I had...
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Bank Teller film
Film Kids narrate a film about bank tellers and the machines they use.
(First: Episode 0783)
SCENE 2 Olivia and Oscar are at the hospital, where the staff believe him to be her son. Dr. Nelson brings in Oscar's x-ray and finds no broken bones, just a bad sprain. He recommends Oscar stay while he recovers, as the nurse proposes a series of fun games he can play (to his dismay).
Cartoon Two men hammer a stake into a hole.
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Song Bob sings "Three of These Things" about three kids playing basketball and one kid sweeping.
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Film Kids narrate a film of animals moving in different ways.
Music: Joe Raposo
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Muppets Ernie has four apples, and wants to draw the number 4, showing that he has four apples. However, Cookie Monster wants to eat an apple, so Ernie crosses out the 4 and draws a 3. Then Cookie Monster decides not to eat the apple, causing Ernie to have to cross out the 4 again and draw another 3, over and over again.
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Cast Bob sings "Follow the Leader" to the kids.
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Cartoon A cat makes noise with a telephone, typewriter, trumpet, and piano. When the cat leaves, the devices come to life, and when he comes back, they all sound at once, frightening the cat.
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Artist: Cathryn Aison
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Artist: Jeff Hale
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Artist: Jeff Hale
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SCENE 3 David and Erika phone the hospital to check up on Oscar. He tells them how miserable he is in such a pleasant environment, but feels better when Erika tells him to have a rotten day.
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Pinball 11
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #11
Artist: Jeff Hale
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Insert The Alphabet Dancers form a letter L.
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SCENE 4 Oscar's niece Irving brings some wilted flowers for her uncle. David and Olivia follow with various other gifts to keep him in Grouchy spirits.
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Film Kids count ten buses as they drive by.
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Artist: Cliff Roberts
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Film The camera zooms out on a pepper as kids guess what it is.
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SCENE 5 Dr. Nelson informs Oscar that he's recovered and can leave. Oscar wants to take his bandage home and hang it from his chandelier. Dr. Nelson then recommends Olivia bring "her son" back in two weeks for a check-up. When she insists that Oscar is not her son, Dr. Nelson replies, "Sorry, bring your daughter in two weeks."

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