Sesame Street
Oscar goes to the dump
Air date February 8, 1980
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Sponsors D, J, 8
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Oscar and the kids sing "Ta da dump" (to the tune of The Lone Ranger theme) for a trick, making others think they're actually going to the dump. They try it on Luis, who points out that tricks can backfire sometimes. Luis takes the kids to play ball, when Oscar now tries pulling the trick on Bruno the Trashman. Bruno picks up Oscar's trash can and starts heading for the dump.
Animation "The King of Eight"
(First: Episode 0255)
Muppets Maria reads the story of "The King's Nose."
(First: Episode 0537)
Cartoon Batman apprehends a criminal thanks to knowing about around, up and through.
(First: Episode 0096)
Insert Snuffy's Pajamas I
(First: Episode 1121)
Pinball 08
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #8
(First: Episode 0998)
Film Sea Horse
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0183)
Muppets Three polyester-clad Anything Muppets sing "Disco D."
(First: Episode 1148)
Cartoon Workmen construct a D building, filled with everything that begins with D.
(First: Episode 0406)
SCENE 2 At the city dump, Oscar moans about how his trick has backfired, until he realizes the golden oppertunity that lays before him. He declares the dump a grouch paradise and vows to never return to Sesame Street.
Cartoon Small B, Small D
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1186)
Film A kid marching band forms a triangle.
(First: Episode 0531)
Cast "Theater Without Words" presents Linda enacting the story of "The Farmer and the Seed" with some voice-over by Bob.
(First: Episode 1030)
Cartoon The letters in the word BESO kiss each other.
(First: Episode 0433)
Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot demonstrates "over" and "under" by having Grover lie over a mattress. Then Grover lies under the mattress, and Herbert drives the point home by adding more objects over Grover.
(First: Episode 0198)
Cat dog toon
Cartoon Two kids argue over a cat and a dog, who chase each other around the fence.
(First: Episode 1210)
Film A man writes the word ME in the snow.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0294)
SCENE 3 Oscar (in his can still) relaxes in a lawn chair, taking in the atmosphere of the dump. It slowly dawns on him that he has nobody to annoy and starts calling for Bruno to take him back home.
Cartoon An old woman goads a man into guessing who she met today. Through the clues she gives, he soon finds out she's referring to him.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0798)
Celebrity Alvin Ailey Blues - Tina and Clive
(First: Episode 0851)
George through
Film George the Farmer puts his head through a barrel stave. He also goes through the barn.
(EKA: Episode 1042)
Cartoon Thelma Thumb: A ship is about to crash on the rocks: there's a bolt missing from the helm. Thelma flies inside the engine to find it and repairs the ship.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 1312)
Muppets Lefty wants to sell Ernie a scale. He uses two pounds of bananas and two pounds of apples to demonstrate how the scale works. Ernie is impressed, but he already has a scale at home. However, he wants to buy some of the apples and bananas.
(First: Episode 0449)
Cartoon A letter for "me"
(First: Episode 0781)
SCENE 4 The adults all search for Oscar's whereabouts, when Oscar comes strolling back to the street. They put his can in its place and he tells them what happened. He insists he only came back because he missed annoying everyone and tells them all to scram.
Muppets The Amazing Mumford's Suspension Act
(First: Episode 0292)
Cartoon Consonant Sound Limerick: D—Dog
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1149)
Cast Olivia sings "Everything Grows."
(First: Episode 0998)
Film D is a very useful letter -- there are animals, jobs, and hobbies that begin with D.
(First: Episode 0367)
SCENE 5 Bob sings "Thought I'd Take a Walk."
Cartoon A painter paints all around the screen, eventually painting over himself.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0268)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Humpty Dumpty has fallen off a wall, and Kermit interviews one of the king's horses. Humpty is put together again, but then Kermit gives him a congratulatory slap on the back, and he falls off the wall again.
(First: Episode 0657)
Cartoon The 'J' Train
(First: Episode 1169)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Flies on Animals" over footage of animals bugged by pests.
(First: Episode 0449)
Cartoon Jughead Jones's J story
(First: Episode 0231)
Transition Bridge #5 - 4 Corner Bridge (0:42)
SCENE 6 David, Bruno (holding Oscar's can) and the kids skate around in the yard. Oscar starts singing "ta da dump" again, prompting Bruno to start skating toward the dump, despite Oscar's protests.

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