Sesame Street
Oscar rents out his can
(repeat of 1175)
Air date March 14, 1980
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Sponsors O, P, 10
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Oscar is heading off on vacation to Chagrin Falls. He's renting out his trash can to a fellow named Osgood Wingate III, who responded to Oscar's newspaper ad. Oscar leaves the key to the can with David as he goes to catch his bus. Soon after, a neatly-dressed Muppet arrives on the scene and asks directions to the apartment he's rented. David and Luis escort him to the trash can and think he's made a mistake. Osgood is a bit discouraged at first, but opens his suitcase and reveals his cleaning supplies. He assures them he'll have the can looking neat in no time.
Cartoon A man finds many ways to "EXIT", which slowly irritates him.
(First: Episode 1301)
Film A girl puts on her coat all by herself.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0622)
Muppets Mother Goose tries to write a nursery rhyme for the Old Woman Who Lives in a Shoe, while her many children wreck havoc on her office.
(First: Episode 1328)
Cartoon Cooperation Ride (1:25)
Film Joe Raposo: Swinging Gibbon
(First: Episode 0009)
Insert Olivia resents being looked after by her brother Gordon, now that she's a grown-up. She sings "I'm a Big Girl Now", where she explains that even though Gordon helped her a lot when she was younger, she's all grown up and doesn't need it as much.
(First: Episode 0973)
Geometry of Circles 3 - Six Colored Circles
Cartoon Geometry of Circles #3 "Six Colored Circles"
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster sounds out the word "dance" at a disco.
Cartoon Two dots play hide-and-seek amongst different shaped blocks.
(First: Episode 0780)
Film "Indian Baby Bath"
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0444)
Cartoon P for Penguin
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1190)
SCENE 2 Big Bird helps Osgood polish some of Oscar's trash. The can area is looking much tider. Osgood discourages the others from tossing their trash into the can, citing their dismal look, and suggests they pack the trash in some boxes instead. He also prevents anyone from using the steps of 123 Sesame Street for the time being - he's just waxed them.
Cartoon The Ringmaster treats us to the balancing feats of ten brown bears
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1336)
Film The Mad Painter #10
(First: Episode 0328)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentJohn-John wants to count backwards. Grover tells him to count backwards from 10, but he has a little trouble.
(First: Episode 0547)
Film A boy imagines himself and his friends playing in the snow in slow motion.
(First: Episode 0546)
Celebrity Maurice Hines dances fast, while Gregory Hines dances slow. Maurice is left wiped out.
(First: Episode 1363)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie approaches Bert in a harried manner, talking rapidly. Bert tells him to talk slower so he can understand him. Ernie says, slowly, that Bert's bread is burning in the oven, which causes Bert to speak in the same rapid, harried manner.
(First: Episode 0323)
Cartoon A man discovers the letter O has fallen off a HOTEL sign.
(First: Episode 1114)
Film Letter O hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0338)
Cast Linda shows Damion how to sign "WET PAINT".
(First: Episode 1073)
Animation A number 9 looks for a house with his number on it.
(EKA: Episode 0896)
Muppets For Show-and-Tell, Bert sings a song about his rock.
(First: Episode 1309)
Song Joe Raposo sings "I'm an Aardvark."
(First: Episode 0425)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit asks Alphonso what the word EXIT means.
Maria Chaplin brick exit
Cast Maria as Charlie Chaplin tries to leave through the door marked EXIT, but the sign keeps moving, and a brick wall appears behind each opened door. Finally, she makes her own exit through a hole in the wall.
(First: Episode 0832)
SCENE 3 Osgood orders a sandwich at Hooper's Store and becomes uneasy when he sees David using his hands to make it. Although David insists he washed them just moments ago, he decides to appease Osgood by doing it his way. David has some difficulty finding ways of putting all the items together to form a sandwich, but is successful anyhow. Maria then comes in and orders the same sandwich, prepared just the same way.
Cartoon P for Pack
(First: Episode 0504)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: The Tortoise and the Hare: When the race begins, the hare dawdles, since the tortoise is so slow he'll have time to win. Kermit rushes to the finish line so that he can see the results... and is crowned the winner.
(First: Episode 0477)
Cartoon P is for Painting
(First: Episode 0764)
Cast Olivia sings "Everything Grows."
(First: Episode 0998)
Cartoon Jazz #10
(First: Episode 0193)
Cartoon A little girl imagines what would happen if she dropped her bag of ping pong balls.
(First: Episode 0583)
SCENE 4 Osgood has dropped of the key to Oscar's can with David, as Oscar is returning home today. Everyone gathers to see Oscar's reaction to his newly-cleaned can. Oscar can barely contain his anger over what he sees ("Next time I rent the place, I'm gonna insist on references!"). Osgood returns to personally thank Oscar and goes into the can. The adults anticipate a tussle, but hear Oscar feeling grateful for Osgood's stay. Oscar explains that now that the can is clean, he can have a great time messing it up all over again.

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