Sesame Street
Oscar's elevator
Air date December 23, 1980
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors B, L, 12
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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird watches Mr. Snuffleupagus take his morning jog through Sesame Street, somehow avoiding the view of all the other adults up at the hour.
Bforbat
Cartoon Small letter b (ball/bat)
(First: Episode 1131)
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Cast The cast puts together a fractured letter B.
(First: Episode 0922)
TheseAreYourParts
Cartoon These Are Your Parts: The host interviews a hand.
(First: Episode 1359)
2293r
Muppets Kermit and the word "taxi."
(First: Episode 0312)
Signman.TAXI
Cartoon Sign Man: TAXI
(First: Episode 1136)
Erniethirsty
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie won't stop saying how thirsty he is, no matter how many glasses of water Bert brings him. Even after he's finished, he still won't stop saying "Boy, was I thirsty."
(First: Episode 1144)
0597.Triangles
Film Paper-cut triangles fade into live-action shots of triangle-shaped things.
(First: Episode 0538)
Bread film
Film A couple makes some bread in stop-motion.
(First: Episode 0465)
Bisforbath
Cartoon B is for bubbles, bubbles and more bubbles. And Bosco, who is taking a bath.
(First: Episode 0355)
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SCENE 2 Olivia finds Oscar and Osvaldo, el Gruñón in the midst of an argument over whether the moon is made of marshmallows. She intervenes and points out that Osvaldo is correct in saying that it's made of rocks and dust, citing the astronauts who have visited. Oscar and Osvaldo now argue over whether or not they'll have any more arguments today.
Bisforbubble
Song "B is for Bubble"
(First: Episode 0008)
Grover again
Muppets "Sing After Me" by Grover and Madeline Kahn.
(First: Episode 1112)
Bforbeard
Cartoon B for Beard (poem by Edward Lear)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1147)
Noimage
Muppets Leslie Mostly interviews Guy Smiley, whose home life very much resembles his game shows.
(First: Episode 1436)
2men.ideas
Cartoon Once there were two men. Each had his own idea. One man told his thought to the other man, then the other man told his idea to the first man. Now both men knew twice as much.
(First: Episode 0268)
1396s
Film Flamingos
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0450)
LakeLillian
Cartoon A man jumps into a poster of Lake Lillian.
(First: Episode 0347)
BodyPartShoutOut
Film Body part shout-out
(First: Episode 0264)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie is confused when he sees Bert playing checkers with his pigeon, Bernice. Ernie thinks it's amazing that a pigeon can play checkers, but Bert thinks it is no big deal, because Bernice has only beaten Bert in two out of ten games.
(First: Episode 1227)
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Insert Bob sings "I Get a Nice Feeling" to Linda.
(First: Episode 1016)
Ladybugpicnic
Cartoon "Ladybugs' Picnic"
(First: Episode 0416)
1845d
Film Lobster fisherman
(First: Episode 0966)
Pinball 12
Cartoon "Pinball Number Count" (#12)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0985)
2096c
Muppets Cookie Monster sounds out the word FOOD, then eats it.
(First: Episode 0601)
KidAnimalMarathon
Cartoon Children and animals numbered 1-12 race in a marathon. The #9 runner wins.
(First: Episode 0926)
CamelsEating
Film A film of camels eating.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0388)
Angrygoat
Cartoon "Mad Goat Song"
Artist: Derek Lamb
(First: Episode 0771)
Bertdavid
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentBert and David display their mad and happy faces.
(First: Episode 0343)
2399-Entrada
Film A group of kids enter a door marked ENTRADA.
(First: Episode 0939)
Entradatoon
Cartoon The word entrada tries to run through a wall, then runs through the entrance.
(First: Episode 0939)
Sposethatsmexico
Muppets A Large Lavender Live Hand Anything Muppet cowboy shouts across a canyon to hear the echo. "Yippee ki-yi-yo!" is repeated back to him perfectly. When he shouts "One!", the echo repeats back, "¡Uno!" The cowboy is startled. "Two!" he shouts, and the echo repeats, "¡Dos!" "You s'pose that's Mexico over there?" he asks. He continues to count to ten, with the echo repeating the numbers back in Spanish. Frustrated, he shouts, "How are you?" "¡Muy bien, gracias!" is the reply. "Oh, this is ridiculous," the cowboy says, and throws his cowboy hat into the canyon. A sombrero is thrown back in return.
(First: Episode 0698)
Girlsteps
Film Examples of people and animals going down.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0406)
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SCENE 3 Oscar has built an elevator in his trash can to take him up and down. Olivia notes that it moves very slowly. Oscar sets it to fast, sending him flying up out of the can.
1186z
Film A man bounces a ball up the steps, and then it falls down the steps.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0435)
1186f
Celebrity Victor Borge demonstrates high and low notes.
(First: Episode 1186)
Orange-Opera
Animation An orange pops out of a basket of fruits and gets "made up" as the face of Carmen, the role in the opera of the same name. While singing "Habanera," the famed aria from the opera, Carmen loses her "face" and can't resume singing until the wig returns.
(First: Episode 0277)
Cameo.jerry01
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit the Frog climbs the famous beanstalk and passes Jack on the way who warns him not to go up. He breaches the clouds and meets a giant (played by Jerry Nelson in a cameo).
(First: Episode 1162)
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Cartoon Countdown #9 (0:19)
(First: Episode 0148)
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Transition Bridge #14 Hour Glass Slow Fill (0:16)
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SCENE 4 Mr. Hooper is in a rush to the dentist, but no cabs will stop to pick him up. Olivia recommends taking the Sloppy Jalopy and they try summoning Oscar. He slowly rises to the surface on his elevator, but slowly goes back down to retrieve his diver's license.


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