Sesame Street
Oscar vacations at Camp Killjoy
Air date March 22, 1982
Season Season 13 (1981-1982)
Sponsors G, K, 2
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Insert Mr. Snuffleupagus is competing in the Great Snuffleupagus Derby, named such because the winner gets a derby hat. He wears a sheet with the number 9, indicating his spot in the race. He asks Big Bird to watch his bucket of orange juice so he can have a refreshing drink as he passes by mid-race. The derby begins and Snuffy takes off. Big Bird sees other Snuffleupaguses pass by, thinking they're Snuffy, until he sees they're not wearing his number. Big Bird eventually drifts off to sleep, just before Snuffy arrives and slurps down the juice. Big Bird stirs and thinks someone else has drank it all, when Snuffy returns, wearing his victory derby and sets things straight. The two both take a nap together.
(First: Episode 1130)
Cartoon Two giraffes (Swedish animation)
(First: Episode 1468)
Film The Mad Painter #2
(First: Episode 0309)
Cartoon Which footprint doesn't belong?
(First: Episode 0509)
Muppets Waiter Grover: The Count has come to order hot dogs - lots of hot dogs. But when Grover refuses to get more hot dogs because the Count will only count them, and not eat them, the Count uses a hypnotism spell to get more.
(First: Episode 0644)
Cartoon A magician tries to pull a rabbit out of his hat, but instead finds the numbers 1-20, which the rabbit repeats at the end.
(First: Episode 0337)
SCENE 1 Oscar is going on vacation to Camp Killjoy. Maria helps him make sure he has all his various items he'll need (such as water skis and boxing gloves for feeding the rough animals they have). He's also recruited Telly Monster to look after his pets while he's gone.
Cartoon A lion named Kent gets a Kick out of being King of the forest.
(First: Episode 0463)
Film A warthog runs around.
Music by Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0406)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — It's late at night and Bert isn't home yet. Ernie worries that he may have been abducted by monsters and is being forced to party with them... maybe even having fun. When Bert gets home, Ernie shares his stream of emotions he felt when he'd imagined something had happened to Bert: fear, sadness and anger. Bert assures him that he was fine -- he never has fun.
(First: Episode 0929)
Film A boy talks about what his little sister can do now that she's not a baby anymore.
(First: Episode 1402)
SCENE 2 Bob and David reluctantly help move Oscar's things into his car, looking forward to having some peace around the street. They then point out that with all his heavy luggage (including an anvil), the car won't be able to move. Oscar turns on the ignition and sure enough, it fails to move forward. Oscar now instructs David and Bob to push it all the way to camp.
Film Spinning Bus Stop sign
(First: Episode 0931)
Cartoon A goose and gander visit the land of the G's.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1141)
Muppets Lefty sells Ernie an invisible ice cream cone; Ernie pays for it with an invisible nickel.
(First: Episode 0689)
Animation Sand G / g
(First: Episode 0643)
SCENE 3 In addition to watching Oscar's pets, Telly is also going to take Oscar's place as the resident Grouch on the block. He has a list of various Grouchy things Oscar wants him to do. He tries his best to act Grouchy towards Susan and Olivia and play a trick on them, but his good nature dampens the effect. He frets that he'll never be a Grouch like he promised, but the others tell him that he's still a Grouch - just a nice, gentle one.
Cartoon The Typewriter gets stuck in a spot of glue, and types "G: Glue."
(First: Episode 0775)
Film A dented car door is repaired and repainted at an auto body shop.
(First: Episode 1112)
Muppets An Anything Muppet girl (Kathryn Mullen) imagines she's a doctor, movie director or firefighter.
(First: Episode 1454)
Cartoon Two cavepeople find a way to get around a dinosaur on their log bridge.
(First: Episode 1475)
SCENE 4 Bob and David wonder what Oscar is up to at camp right now...

Oscar, Grundgetta and Osvaldo are gathered around their campfire, when a rainstorm begins. They sing an a capella ode to "Dear Camp Killjoy," then recite the camp cheer. They then celebrate when their tent collapses and the rain turns into snow.

Cartoon The Pink Panther - K For Karate
(First: Episode 0241)
Muppets Four monsters sing "We Are All Monsters."
(First: Episode 1405)
Cast Luis comes across a table with only three legs, yet still stands up fine. He searches in his box of junk for a proper leg.
(First: Episode 1033)
Cartoon Jazz Alphabet: male vocalists shout each letter.
(First: Episode 0619)
SCENE 5 Bob has received a postcard from Oscar (despite him just leaving this morning). David and Bob remark about how the street feels without him and recall some of Oscar's many pranks, then they discuss them with the kids. A postman arrives with a piece of mail for David, but because it was sent with insufficient postage, he has to pay ten cents to receive it. It reads: "Dear bright-eyes, Reading this letter'll cost you ten cents. Heh-heh-heh. Oscar."
Animation A ball looks for its match on a brick wall.
(First: Episode 1470)
Muppets "The Subway"
(First: Episode 0762)
Film Elephants in the zoo.
(EKA: Episode 0337)
SCENE 6 The grown-ups enjoy the calm and serenity of the street, when Oscar pulls up on the curb. He explains that Camp Killjoy is only a day camp, so his vacation is over. He's brought back a souvenir (a porcupine) and is glad to see Telly has ensured the commotion in his can continues. Olivia announces the sponsors.

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