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Sesame Street
Telly tries to draw Oscar
Air date March 25, 1985
Season Season 16 (1984-1985)
Written by Gary Belkin
Sponsors R, W, 7


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Oscar recruits Maria to help him with his Grouch exercises, namely chin-ups. He asks her to count them in Spanish, then asks her to hold up a broom to use as a bar. Oscar does chin-ups the Grouch way, with no hands. After six chin-ups, Maria asks how Oscar was able to do that. He reveals he was merely standing on Fluffy's back; it may not have been exercise for him, but it was exercise for her. Fluffy thanks Maria for her efforts with a kiss.
Film A man and a little girl perform small aerobic workouts.
(First: Episode 1710)
Cartoon Men in boxes sound out the word RUN.
(First: Episode 0369)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie buys a newspaper after hearing the newsboy yell out the headline: "Four People Fooled!" Ernie reads the paper, but finds no such news in the paper, making him the fifth person fooled.
(First: Episode 1164)
Cartoon R is for Rooster, and Robber, and Rake ...
Artist: Fred Calvert
(First: Episode 0011)
Film Peacock
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0278)
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Cartoon The word "YES" follows a man.
(First: Episode 0875)
Muppets / Cast Professor David lectures his class on trees. He says they are only good for looking at and leaning against, but they mention other uses for them.
(First: Episode 1584)
Film To a jazz rhythm soundtrack, the camera zooms in on flowers growing on a tree.
(First: Episode 0156)
Cartoon A man explains the letter R with a radio. Once he starts singing, the radio decides to turn him off by tweaking his nose.
(First: Episode 0011)
Film Children on a playground form the letters of the alphabet.
(First: Episode 1966)
Muppets / Celebrity Big Bird and Crystal Gayle perform "Songs."
(First: Episode 1798)
2056-Geometry of Circles 1 - Circle with Flower.jpg
Cartoon Geometry of Circles #1 "Circle with Flower"
(First: Episode 1393)

Muppets Camp Wannagohoma: Grover tries to show the campers what is alive in the forest, but they keep correcting him.
(First: Episode 1791)
Cartoon Before dinnertime, a boy discovers a worm under a rock and some baby birds in their nest.
(First: Episode 1508)
Film A saxophone is made in a factory, while a solo saxophone underscores the process.
(First: Episode 1446)
Animation Find the Rectangle quiz
(First: Episode 1630)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie and Bert decide to use both Bert's canvas and Ernie's paints to paint a picture of something. Bert wants to paint a bowl of oatmeal, but Ernie wants to paint a purple monster. Finally, they decide to paint a purple monster eating a bowl of oatmeal.
(First: Episode 1446)
Film Counting 6 pieces of laundry on the line
(First: Episode 0419)
Twinkle Twinkle red yellow.jpg
Animation Red and yellow dots play "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star."
(First: Episode 1979)
SCENE 2 Telly comes over to Oscar's trash can with his art supplies, having been summoned to draw his picture. He performs the secret knock he was given to alert Oscar of his arrival, but Oscar doesn't appear when Telly knocks. Gordon thinks he might have the knock wrong and does a different knock, making Oscar appear. Oscar explains that Telly had the knock right, he simply didn't want to come out. He further clarifies that he asked Telly to try and draw his picture, making sure it won't be an easy task.
Cartoon Seven rabbits
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1493)
Cast David sings "Mary Had a Little Lamb" while Linda signs it.
(First: Episode 1157)
Cartoon "Seven Sweet Sopranos" on a shaky piano
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1656)
Film Kids use a magnet to retrieve a jack.
(First: Episode 0968)
Cartoon Rumba pencils (first, last, Crazy Melvin)
(First: Episode 0638)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit the Frog talks to people waiting in line for a football game being held at the SuperGame Stadium. A woman explains why she is last in line, and points out that Kermit is actually last, although Kermit insists that he is not in line. He goes to the front of the line and finds out that the first two people in the line are in a disagreement over which of them is first in line. The gate opens, and everyone walks all over Kermit.
(First: Episode 1327)
Cartoon What's missing? (a baby)
(First: Episode 2023)
SCENE 3 Telly shouts into a megaphone to bring Oscar out, to no avail. The noise attracts Olivia, who suggests Telly use a photo of Oscar for his drawing. The three cooperate to get the job done - Gordon knocks on the can, Telly yells "Smile!", and Olivia snaps a picture. The plan fails when Oscar pops up, facing away from the camera.
Square cartoon.jpg
Cartoon A square is fit into many different things, such as a truck, window, television, etc.
(First: Episode 0316)
Film Dr. J helps a little girl to slam dunk a basketball.
(First: Episode 1685)
Animation 3 balls + 1 = 4.
(First: Episode 0278)
Film Kids dancing.
(First: Episode 0409)
Muppets "Long Time, No See"
(First: Episode 1698)
Cartoon A female head is drawn as its voice-over lists its parts, ending with earrings that "do nothing" ...
(First: Episode 0821)

SCENE 4 Telly gives his megaphone another go, when Olivia suggests Telly just draw Oscar from memory. Telly realizes he's never seen Oscar's nose and thinks it might impact his drawing. They bring him out again and he's wearing a set of funny-nose glasses. Oscar re-appears moments later, with a trunk-like nose hanging from his face. Oscar agrees to no longer wear any fake noses...
SCENE 4 cont'd ...and instead wears a fake ear where his nose would be.
Cartoon Little girl and cat (she imagines role reversal)
(First: Episode 0784)
Muppets A Jimmy Durante-type monster sings about the importance of the nose.
(First: Episode 1517)
Cartoon A man shows the viewers his "YES" machine.
(First: Episode 0822)
Film Finding round things in a supermarket (David voiceover)
(First: Episode 0434)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster shares a bathtub and help each other get clean. They are discouraged when they are finished and drain the tub, but find joy in drying.
(First: Episode 1449)
Cartoon W for Wilhelmina
(First: Episode 0512)
SCENE 5 Oscar finally appears without any coverings, but no one sees any nose. He insists it's there, just under the fur. Telly notices it and Olivia call it cute, much to Oscar's anger. As Telly begins his drawing, Maria announces the sponsors.

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