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Sesame Street
How Oscar came to Sesame Street
Air date May 9, 1985
Season Season 16 (1984-1985)
Written by Jeff Moss
Production January 1, 1985
Sponsors O, V, 3

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Gordon, Susan, Bob, Telly Monster, and the kids gather around Oscar's trash can to hear Oscar tell them a story, particularly the day he first arrived on Sesame Street.
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SCENE 1 cont'd Many years ago, Oscar wanders onto Sesame Street, where he looks for a new place to live. He spots an empty space next to the stoop of 123 Sesame Street and decides that this would be the perfect spot for his home. He meets his first potential neighbor, Gordon, who receives some insults about his bald head and gets tricked by Oscar's "snake in a can" prank. Back in the present, Oscar takes a break before moving on with the story.
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Film David narrates some films showing the homes of animals.
(First: Episode 0452)
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Muppets The Count sings about what he does when there's "Nothing to Count" - he imagines counting birdies and elephants.
(First: Episode 1940)
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Cartoon Three mice (Swedish animation)
(First: Episode 1504)
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Cast A CASA is drawn around Maria.
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Cartoon A hand draws a farm backdrop for the animals.
(First: Episode 0925)
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SCENE 2 Oscar continues his story, where he meets Susan for the first time. She and Gordon see he's set up a tent made from used newspapers, which he comes to realize as an impractical way to live. He then pulls the snake trick again on Susan. Oscar takes another break to get some grouch juice and to reminisce about Susan's reaction to his trick.
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Cartoon The O falls off a man's grocery store sign; he tries replacing it with a donut, then a pizza, neither of which work. Finally, the sign man paints it on.
(First: Episode 1242)
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Muppets Ferlinghetti Donizetti delivers "The Easy Rhythm Rappin' Alphabet" while Grover displays his super smooth break-dance moves.
(First: Episode 2033)
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Cartoon An O rolls over and over a horse. The horse eats the O.
(First: Episode 0173)
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Film A boy and his dad build a bookshelf out of wood.
(First: Episode 1029)
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Cartoon "Mi casa es su casa."
(First: Episode 0794)
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SCENE 3 In the final part of Oscar's story, he sets up his living space with a metal wastebasket. He meets yet another new neighbor, Bob, who points out how the wastebasket won't make for a good home. He goes on to describe a clean-up drive he's planning, having gotten some brand-new trashcans for the occasion. Inspired, Oscar asks to have one of the old trashcans that are being replaced, and it has been his home ever since.
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SCENE 3 cont'd Telly enjoyed the story and asks to try some Grouch juice. Oscar hands him the thermos, which had spring-loaded snakes in it. "The old snake trick - just as beautiful today as it was way back then on the first day I came to Sesame Street," says Oscar.
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Cartoon Animals who eat crunchy things have nice teeth.
(First: Episode 1487)
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Muppets News Flash
A princess claims that the man she intends to marry has small ears, bulgy eyes, and a funny voice, wears a hat and coat, and is a frog. Kermit is the only one who fits that description, so she kisses him and, in a puff of smoke, she turns into a frog. Kermit invites her to "the hop", and she accepts.
(First: Episode 0859)
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Film Kids go roller-skating in a playground as ragtime music plays.
(First: Episode 1234)
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Celebrity John Moschitta, Jr. has a baby who has a name beginning with every letter of the alphabet.
(First: Episode 2048)
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Cartoon V in space
(First: Episode 0481)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Ernie and Jason: AT family.
(First: Episode 1435)
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Cartoon Children describe how to draw an elephant.
(First: Episode 0052)
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Cast The Alphabet Dancers form the letter V.
(First: Episode 0455)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” On a boring day, Ernie suggests some ideas to Bert, but then Bert has an exciting idea of his own. He shows off his bottlecap collection to Ernie, who remembers that he found a Figgy Fizz bottle cap -- the very one that Bert needed to complete his collection.
(First: Episode 0240)
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Cartoon "Imagination V" -- A surreal segment involving the Venus de Milo statue, a violin, a vampire, and vigilantes.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0050)
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Film Some kids have a bike race by the river.
(First: Episode 1419)
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Cartoon V for volcano, violet, and violin
(First: Episode 1762)
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Celebrity Judy Collins sings "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" with some kids on the shore.
(First: Episode 0971)
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Cartoon What if a turtle and rabbit switched appearances?
(First: Episode 0451)
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Muppets Three witches attempt their own individual spells, which don't work out to their liking. They decide to cooperate by bringing all of their ingredients together, thus making chicken soup.
(First: Episode 0407)
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Film Marching Band #3
(First: Episode 0517)
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Cartoon Birds appear around the numerals one through twenty as jazz music plays.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0134)
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Muppets On Vacation with Guy Smiley
Guy Smiley and his tour guide have difficulty taking pictures of animals in the jungle because of Guy's uncontrollably loud voice. A tiger recognizes him, and offers to take a picture of him and some other animals. "Say TREES!"
(First: Episode 1949)
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Film Kids narrate what a bald eagle sees when it flies over islands.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0424)
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Cartoon 3 doctors cure a sick 3.
(First: Episode 1627)
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SCENE 4 Telly asks if the story of Oscar's first day on Sesame Street was true. Oscar says he made it all up and will tell Telly the real story...tomorrow. To Oscar's dismay, Telly continues to hang around and wait, as Bob announces the sponsors.


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