Sesame Street
"Ask Oscar" about love
Air date December 18, 1981
Season Season 13 (1981-1982)
Written by Norman Stiles
Sponsors Y, Z, 9
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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Bob and David watch Big Bird zip around going, "Zzzzzz!" in an effort to practice the sound of the letter Z.
Toon.Zinspace
Cartoon Z In Space
(First: Episode 0509)
Cookiemonsterbug
Muppets Cookie Monster goes on a picnic, with a basket full of cookies. A bug flies by, and tries to get into the basket, buzzing furiously. Cookie Monster tries to give the bug a little cookie if it'll go away. The bug refuses, buzzing even more strenuously. Cookie tries a big cookie, but it still refuses. Cookie offers an almond cookie, a raisin cookie, a pistachio nut cookie, and a crunchy granola cookie. He realizes that the little bug doesn't like cookies. All he has left is a letter Z. The bug is excited, and buzzes off with the Z.
(First: Episode 1484)
Film-AnimalMoves
Film Kids narrate a film of animals moving in different ways.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0098)
MartianBeauty
Cartoon "Martian Beauty" has nine hairs, nine bows, nine eyes, nine nostrils, nine arms, and nine toes.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0316)
1576g
Muppets / Celebrity Cab Calloway and the Count sing "I Want to Count."
(First: Episode 1545)
GorillaPark-YES
Film A gorilla sits on a park bench with a lunchbox full of bananas. Noticing the woman seated beside him, he decides to share his bananas with her. She keeps answering "YES" every time the gorilla offers one until he runs out of bananas.
(First: Episode 0524)
Noimage
Insert Maria's Fire Escape (2:28)
(First: Episode 1008)
YESMachine
Cartoon A man shows the viewers his "YES" machine.
(First: Episode 0822)
ErniesTelephoneCall
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie answers the telephone. Bert overhears the conversation, which involves a baseball game, a rainy day, and a gorilla stealing a bologna sandwich. When Bert asks who just called, Ernie says it was a wrong number.
(First: Episode 0305)
Trampolineman
Cartoon A man jumps up and down on a trampoline.
(First: Episode 1449)
2293o
Film Footage of various bird species including hens, flamingos, pigeons, owls, ostriches, cockatoos, and others.
Music: (piano and whistling) Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0019)
PingPongBallsToon
Cartoon A little girl imagines what would happen if she dropped her bag of ping pong balls.
(First: Episode 0583)
Simonsoundman
Muppets Simon Soundman goes to Marvin's Music City to buy a nice shiny trumpet. However, Marvin keeps bringing the wrong instrument.
(First: Episode 0458)
RINNNGGG
Cartoon Various sounds are demonstrated, including an alarm clock, a baby crying, a telephone, a faucet dripping, and a boy sneezing.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1483)
Handcard
SCENE 2 Big Bird uses a grown-up's hand to cross the street -- don't leave home without one.
Typewriter.Y
Cartoon The Typewriter: Y for Yo-Yo
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0769)
Film-RiverLife
Film A man and children observe the life along the river.
(First: Episode 0409)
1708g
Cartoon A boy talks about his pet letter Y, named Yetta.
(First: Episode 0443)
2341zd
Muppets Farley goes to the hat shop. (short take)
(First: Episode 0244)
Alien.Z
Cartoon An alien lands on Earth, looking for a Z to eat. He snatches one off a policeman's uniform, eats it, and rests.
(First: Episode 1481)
1079c
Insert Snuffy does a tap dance dressed as Shirley Temple.
(First: Episode 1079)
ZforZebu
Cartoon Z for Zebu
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 1185)
1285-Linda
Cast "Theater Without Words" presents Linda enacting the story of "The Farmer and the Seed" with some voice-over by Bob.
(First: Episode 1030)
ErnieCMCookieSizes
Muppets Ernie has two bags of cookies, one of which has several cookies, and one that only has one cookie. Ernie asks Cookie Monster which he'd rather have, and Cookie Monster naturally chooses the bag with many cookies. However, Cookie is disappointed that his cookies are very small, while Ernie's one cookie is very big, so Ernie breaks his cookie into several small pieces.
(First: Episode 1359)
1041Zebra Cartoon Z for zebra and zoo
(First: Episode 0281)
Noimage
SCENE 3 Just as "Ask Oscar" begins, Telly stops the show, knowing full well that Oscar isn't going to cooperate and come out on cue. Oscar promises he will and to Telly's amazement, he keeps the promise. However, Oscar goes back inside before Telly can present today's question.
Geeflegonk
Muppets Story: "The Geefle and the Gonk"
The Geefle and the Gonk, two aliens, learn how to cooperate and gather nectarines together.
(First: Episode 0452)
Gloveschoolyard
Cartoon A schoolyard of gloves invites other gloves to join them.
(First: Episode 1481)
Noimage
Insert Jugglers: Number Sketch #9 (1:10)
(First: Episode 1070)
2795zd
Cartoon 9 Ants
Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1485)
Specialoftheday
Muppets Waiter Grover: Grover tells Mr. Johnson the menu, which has the items numbered. Number 9 is the special of the day. It turns out to be a real number nine, but Mr. Johnson doesn't want it. (It's medium rare, and he likes his nines well-done.)
(First: Episode 1377)
1736h
Cartoon Boy and the UP balloons
(First: Episode 0364)
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SCENE 4 Oscar still doesn't want to answer today's letter, until he learns it's from Grundgetta. The letter asks: "If a certain grouch loved another grouch, how would that grouch show the love for the other grouch?" Telly thinks of nice, pleasant ideas, but Oscar explains how Grouches show affection with a song - "Love in the Junkyard." Afterwards, Oscar decides to head off to the junkyard, while Telly muses about the two Grouches getting married.


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