Sesame Street
Plot Oscar hides 
repeat of 1732
Air date December 24, 1984
Season Season 16 (1984-1985)
Written by Jeff Moss
Sponsors C, S, 5
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SCENE 1 Oscar is constantly bothered by people asking him for favors, so he decides to hide away. He warns Telly that it will soon be harder to find him, and Telly thinks it's part of a game.
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SCENE 2 Bob, Maria, Gordon and Olivia notice a sign on Oscar's can: "Danger: Grouches at work". Oscar, working with a construction crew of grouches, explains that he's doing something that'll make it harder for anyone to bother him.
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SCENE 3 Olivia and Bob notice several trash cans blocking the 123 steps, the arbor, the Fix-it Shop, the newsstand, and other places. Oscar reveals that he and his construction crew dug a set of tunnels that lead to other cans around Sesame Street, making it harder for him to be found. Olivia and Bob try to figure out how to get rid of the cans.
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SCENE 4 Olivia and Bob have called on everyone on Sesame Street to bang on the cans so that Oscar will get rid of them. The joke's on them, however, because Oscar, carried by Bruno, remarks on the wonderful noise everyone's making.
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SCENE 5 Maria and Gordon continue to think of a way to get rid of the trashcans. Meanwhile the Mudman stops at Oscar's regular can for his regular delivery, only to find him gone. Oscar gets his attention and tells him to knock on every can until he finds Oscar, but the Mudman refuses. The only solution is for Oscar to inhabit his regular can. Right as Gordon and Maria come over to demand that Oscar get rid of the cans, Oscar immediately wants to cooperate.
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SCENE 6 Oscar has removed all the excess cans from around Sesame Street. Telly comes up to him and is confused, thinking it would be harder to find Oscar, like he said earlier. The sponsors are announced as they bicker.


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