Sesame Street
Oscar enters the Grouch Auto Show
Air date April 16, 1982
Season Season 13 (1981-1982)
Sponsors O, R, 5
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Simon Soundman enjoys listening to Gordon's flute lesson with Bob. He wants to play along with them and demonstrates the various instruments he can imitate. He settles on making the sound of a flute as they become a flute trio.
Cartoon An owl and a bluebird work out a compromise.
(First: Episode 1493)
Film Kenneth sees how his dad's shirts is pressed at Mr. Cooper's dry cleaners.
(First: Episode 1403)
Cartoon "Mad Goat Song"
Artist: Derek Lamb
(First: Episode 0771)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie wants Bert to pretend to be mad, but Bert says that he can't, because he has nothing to feel angry about. Ernie asks Bert to pretend that he borrowed Bert's paper clip collection, and lost his favorite paper clip. The thought makes Bert really mad. Bert gets tired out, and tells Ernie that he can't get mad anymore. Ernie makes a confession -- he really did lose Bert's favorite paper clip.
(First: Episode 0216)
Cartoon O limerick
(First: Episode 0146)
SCENE 2 Herry Monster comes across Telly, who believes the letter O is missing because he can't find any O-words in the vicinity. They try to find some, but come up empty. Herry falls into Telly's fears and they start crying, when Oscar appears. They realize "Oscar" begins with O and shower him with kisses.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: O for Open
(First: Episode 0014)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit the Frog witnesses how the mailman and salesman knock at the door while the Big Bad Wolf chases Little Red Riding Hood around the bed. Eventually, the Woodsman shows up, and Red and the Wolf chase him for cutting down a maple tree which was their favorite one.
(First: Episode 0621)
Cartoon The Bridgekeeper: Square
(First: Episode 1618)
Film A boy and his dad build a bookshelf out of wood.
(First: Episode 1029)
Animation Blocks form a ramp and a tunnel.
(First: Episode 1446)
Celebrity Paul Simon plays "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard."
(First: Episode 1050)
Cartoon A woman fixes her car by putting a letter r under the hood, and it goes "Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!"
(First: Episode 0410)
Muppets Alphabet Chat: Mr. Chatterly tries to discuss the letter R, but everything goes awry.
(First: Episode 0876)
Film A man spins in circles while riding in his kayak.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0297)
Cast Big Bird watches the shape dancers make a triangle.
(First: Episode 1265)
Film A dirty car gets cleaned at the car wash.
(First: Episode 1114)
SCENE 3 The Count narrates an animated story about five bears, who are subtracted one by one. He weeps when the story ends, as there are no more bears to count. The kids console him with kisses, which he counts.
Cartoon Five butterflies
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1471)
Film A scuba diver collects shells, which some kids count in voice-over.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0474)
Three Wishes
Muppets / Cast Bob reads the story of "The Monster's Three Wishes," starring Cookie Monster and the Genie of the Toothpaste.
(First: Episode 0634)
Cartoon While fishing one day, a boy catches the letters of the alphabet. Frustrated at not having caught any fish to eat, he decides to use his catch for alphabet soup.
(First: Episode 0004)
1552 Tomato Field
Film Tomato Field Revised #2 (0:42)
(First: Episode 0302)
SCENE 4 Susan is unable to repair the horn of Oscar's Sloppy Jalopy, which he is showing off at the Grouch Auto Show today. She recruits a Honker to fill in, which Oscar finds suitable...until the Honker calls more of their buddies over and they all pile into the backseat.
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie has a collection of Rs in a box. He shows Bert, who says that Ernie will be the laughingstock of Sesame Street if anyone else finds out. Ernie sadly throws away his Rs, and Bert asks to have the box for his J collection.
(First: Episode 0014)
Cartoon Sign Man: One Way
(First: Episode 1125)
Muppets Grover talks about the sign "ONE WAY."
(First: Episode 0993)
Pinball 05
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #5
(First: Episode 0991)
SCENE 5 Oscar and the Honkers return from the auto show, where Oscar was awarded "Nosiest Car." Oscar looks forward to have some peace and quiet, until he discovers the solution Susan had for his broken doorbell - a Dinger, who dings madly away inside the trash can.

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