Sesame Street
Oscar preps for the Pork Stakes race
Air date February 6, 1985
Season Season 16 (1984-1985)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Production November 14, 1984
Sponsors V, W, 2


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Oscar and the kids prepare his pet pig, Spot, for the Pork Stakes race about to occur in his trash can. David joins as they watch the pigs race through mud, splattering David in the process. Spot comes out victorious.
Film "Pig's Love Song" (live-action version)
(First: Episode 0572)
Cartoon Two giraffes (Swedish animation)
(First: Episode 1468)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit stands by a grandfather clock waiting for a mouse to run up it, acting out "Hickory Dickory Dock". Gladys the Cow and a duck show up instead. Finally, a horse comes in and explains that the mouse can't make it. The horse runs through the clock, breaking it.
(First: Episode 0710)
Cartoon A bird transforms into a plane, a car, a cat, a fish, a submarine, Submarine Man, and back to a bird.
(First: Episode 1616)
Film "Two Song (Song of Two)"
(First: Episode 0001)
Cartoon A little girl sings "The Alphabet Song," while continually admonished by an adult in voice-over.
(First: Episode 0010)
Film A scuba diver swims away from.
(First: Episode 0537)
Muppets Salesman Harvey Kneeslapper asks Tony if he gets attacked by monsters and run over by crowds. Herry Monster attacks him and a crowd walks all over him, so the answer is yes. Harvey has a simple solution for Tony: AWAY FROM! The next time those things happen to Tony, he can get AWAY FROM them.
(First: Episode 0278)
Animation A car drives through blocks.
(First: Episode 1446)

SCENE 2 Big Bird and Michelle get ready to go jogging with Mr. Snuffleupagus, who arrives on the scene with his running shoes. He confesses he can't participate, as his shoe is untied and it takes very long to tie it with a snuffle. Michelle is able to tie it quickly and they all take off, but Snuffy gets stuck in the doorway. Big Bird and Michelle stay with him and jog in place.
Cartoon The Villain in the Panama Hat (V)
(First: Episode 0507)
Muppets Cookie Monster and The Beetles sing "Hey Food."
(First: Episode 1815)
Cartoon Building a dog house is easy if you have a ruler.
(First: Episode 0630)
Film Some kids have a bike race by the river.
(First: Episode 1419)
Cartoon A boy gets lost, and encounters a man with a yo-yo, who tells him to remember everything he passed.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0408)
Muppets Clementine and Buster get on a train, and try to tell Forgetful Jones that he's supposed to get on the train with them, but Forgetful Jones would much rather remember on his own why he's at the train station. The train leaves just as Forgetful remembers why he's there.
(First: Episode 1654)
Cartoon Violet climbs a vine with V words.
(First: Episode 0389)
People in Your Neighborhood - Olivia and David
SCENE 3 An Anything Muppet man strolls onto the street to see the types of people who work there. He begins to sing "The People in Your Neighborhood," with Olivia singing about her job as a photographer and David singing about being a shopkeeper.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: W for water
(First: Episode 0062)
Song "Fireman Ready to Go"
(First: Episode 0131)
Cast Luis and Gordon have a hard time picking apples by themselves, but all it takes is cooperation.
(First: Episode 1399)
Cartoon Hats
(First: Episode 0773)
Muppets "When it's your time to relax, make it Alphabet Time!"
(First: Episode 1447)
Cartoon W is for Worm
(First: Episode 0001)

Celebrity Harry Belafonte tells the kids a Zulu tale about how the animals of the world got their coats.
(First: Episode 1833)
Cartoon What's missing? (a baby)
Film Animal camouflage (kid VO's)
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0366)
Grover mountain
Muppets Grover climbs a mountain and counts from one to ten with his own echo.
(First: Episode 0949)
Film Marching band cymbal crash #2
(First: Episode 0527)
Cast Maria as Chaplin tries to throw away a newspaper into a rapidly moving litter can. When she finally does, the exit door also moves and she breaks down the wall.
(First: Episode 0753)
Cartoon Sign Man: HOT DOG
(First: Episode 1142)
Muppets Bert sings the club song for The National Association of W Lovers.
(First: Episode 0366)
Cartoon The Typewriter: W, Wall
(First: Episode 0790)
SCENE 4 Snuffy is sleeping over at Big Bird's, but neither of them can fall asleep without a bedtime story. Big Bird calls out for a grown-up, with no response. He resolves to make up his own story, which puts Snuffy to sleep quickly. However, Big Bird wakes him up so he can tell him a bedtime story. A cycle soon begins...
Cartoon The letters H, E, L and P try to arrange themselves to form the word "Help" while stuck on an island.
(First: Episode 1176)
Muppets Two-Headed Monster shares a pillow.
(First: Episode 1669)
SCENE 5 As Big Bird finishes his latest story, he realizes this strategy isn't working. They both agree to tell each other a story at the same time, putting them both to sleep in an instant. Olivia announces the sponsors.

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