Sesame Street
Oscar vacations at Camp Killjoy
(repeat of 1661)
Air date January 30, 1984
Season Season 15 (1983-1984)
Sponsors G, K, 2


Picture Segment Description


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.
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Cartoon Two Farm Animals
Artist: Owe Gustafson
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Beat The Time
Muppets Sesame Street Game Shows: The Count is a contestant on Beat the Time, where today's wacky stunt is to bring back two things that come from the sky before the time runs out. The Count has too much fun counting the seconds, but ends up bringing his thunder and lightning.
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Cartoon "Jazz #2"
(First: Episode 0001)
Film Corn grows in a field. (edited)
Music: Joe Raposo
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Cartoon Two Elephants
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1457)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — On a rainy day, Ernie watches TV, when Bert suggests he do something else, like write a story. Thus, Ernie sets everything out on the table, including pencils, paper, a pencil sharpener, and a wastebasket (which somehow ended up on Bert's head). Ernie is now ready to write a story, but instead, he leaves everything set out for when he gets an idea.
(First: Episode 1293)
Cartoon I am dry, he is wet (circus elephant)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0309)
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 Speech Balloon: K - Key
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Two Lindas sign the alphabet
Cast Via split-screen, two Lindas sign letters of the alphabet: one is no-nonsense, and the other is very playful. A male voiceover narrates the letters with the same demeanor Linda signs them in.
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Cartoon A lion named Kent gets a Kick out of being King of the forest.
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Film Kids narrate what a bald eagle sees when it flies over islands.
Music: Joe Raposo
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Cartoon A girl tries to describe what kind of sandwich she wants, but her dad keeps misunderstanding her.
Artist: Cathryn Aison
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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.
Animation Three rocks use different methods to get across a lake.
(First: Episode 1459)

Muppets "Ladies and gentlemen, the Starlight Hotel takes great pride in presenting the world's favorite six-year-old entertainer, Miss Prairie Dawn!" Prairie sings "All By Myself" with a backup group of monsters.
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Cartoon G For Giggle (voice of Allen Swift)
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Victor Borge elephant tusks
Celebrity Victor Borge explains that the keys on a piano aren't perfectly white because the elephant whose tusks were used to make them didn't brush after each meal.
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Cartoon A gorilla names "G" words.
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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 the “snake-in-the-can” 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 Can a cat bark?
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Film With their teacher, kids play clapping and dancing games about the rhythm in their names.
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Katie think of rhymes.
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Cartoon "Have you seen my NO?"
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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 K-kick
(First: Episode 0463)
Muppets Ernie and Cookie Monster name the things they eat at "Breakfast Time."
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Film Joe Raposo: Road Runner (instrumental)
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Cartoon A Rube Goldberg device is used to turn on a television as the numbers one through twenty are featured.
(First: Episode 1869)

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."
Cartoon A girl shows how good she is at drawing buildings.
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Film Olivia (in voice-over) identifies different vegetables.
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Muppets Full-body versions of Bert and Betty Lou ice skate together.
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Cartoon Two Farm Animals (repeat)

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 souvenirs (a porcupine and a skunk) and is glad to see Telly has ensured the commotion in his can continues. Olivia announces the sponsors.

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