Sesame Street
Oscar looks for a job
Air date May 10, 1985
Season Season 16 (1984-1985)
Written by Emily Perl Kingsley
Directed by Jon Stone
Sponsors D, E, 5


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Maria checks in with Oscar to see what's new in the world of Grouches. He informs her that he's looking for a job, but finds nothing suitable in the want ads of his newspaper. Maria mentions needing some help with the Fix-It Shop windows and Oscar jumps at the chance, boasting that he knows all about filthy windows. He goes to grab his pail and rags, while Maria remains (naturally) concerned.
Cartoon A hand draws a castle with a growling dragon inside, which scares the princess until her knight in shining armor leads the dragon away.
(First: Episode 0932)
Muppets At night, Ernie sings "I Don't Want to Live on the Moon".
(First: Episode 1910)
Film Fireworks Alphabet
(First: Episode 1104)
Cartoon E for elephant, eagle, everything, and egg.
(First: Episode 0002)
SCENE 2 Maria returns from her on-location job and finds Oscar has done the windows, by covering them in even more filth.
Cartoon "The Adventures of Clever Bill!" The main character solves conflicts between two fighting giants and two fighting girls.
(First: Episode 2068)
Muppets Some Muppet kids (including Farley) plan to decorate their clubhouse, but each one is only able to find one item. They are upset at their individual failures, until they see what a difference each item makes when they're all hung up.
(First: Episode 0280)
Film In a gymnasium, a teacher and some kids play catch with a balloon.
(First: Episode 1088)
Cartoon A large blob shoves a tiny one out of the way and declares, "I'm big!" The tiny one thinks for a moment and declares, "I'm me!"
Artist: Janet Perlman
(First: Episode 1637)
SCENE 3 Oscar begs David to give him a job at Hooper's Store. David, about to make a delivery, gives him one job - to tell customers "David will be right back," and not a word more. Since Oscar hasn't had lunch, he samples some of the soup David's been cooking. He finds it disgusting and adds his own touches to improve it. When David returns, he begins to weep at what Oscar's done. "Gosh, you try and help some people...," Oscar remarks.
Cartoon A door opens behind a mouse, who shrieks when she sees the E.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0616)
Muppets An Anything Muppet boy watches a circle around him get bigger and smaller.
(First: Episode 0285)
Cartoon A photographer tries to look for some animals quietly, but they all end up secretly following him.
(First: Episode 0799)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Katie think of rhymes.
(First: Episode 1644)
Song "Beet Beet, Sugar Beet"
(First: Episode 1171)
Cartoon A man saws a letter E through the wall.
(First: Episode 0370)
Muppets / Celebrity Harry Belafonte sings of about the "Coconut Counting Man," who is actually The Count.
(First: Episode 1692)
Cartoon A woman orders five tall things.
Artist: Janet Perlman
(First: Episode 1664)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — As Bert takes a nap, Ernie tells the viewer how he knows that Bert is asleep - thus waking Bert up, just to tell him it's time for his nap.
(First: Episode 0027)
Transition "All right, now that you've eaten everything in sight, would you mind telling me what you plan to have for dessert?"
(First: Episode 0006)
Cast Luis gets annoyed when Barkley keeps barking to go "In and Out" of the Fix-It Shop.
(First: Episode 1936)
Film The Mad Painter #5
(First: Episode 0345)
Cartoon Things say that other things are small, but then something comes along that's bigger, or smaller, or whatever.
(First: Episode 0320)
Muppets Sneak Peek Previews
Oscar and Telly review "Subtraction Five Dancers."
(First: Episode 1948)
Cartoon A man takes advantage of his television appearance to display his giant ME sign.
(First: Episode 0781)
Muppets "Me Lost Me Cookie at the Disco"
(First: Episode 1500)
SCENE 4 Maria and the kids look for embedded number 5s in a King Kong-esque picture.
Cartoon A magician writes in his diary about the many mishaps during his performance.
(First: Episode 2053)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit the Frog interviews the Invisible Man, who tap dances for him, and later introduces his family which crowds Kermit. All that is seen of the Invisible Man and his kin are their hats.
(First: Episode 1009)
Animation The word ICE is formed with ice cubes, which melt.
(First: Episode 1177)
Cast The Lovers of Five (David, Luis, Gordon and Bob) sing "Gimme Five."
(First: Episode 1137)
Cartoon A heart that says "I love you" is drawn.
(First: Episode 1971)
Muppets After fighting with each other, the Two-Headed Monster reads the word "Love" and forgets their feud.
(First: Episode 1282)
Film Kids compete in a speed skating competition (version two).
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0414)
Film D is a very useful letter -- there are animals, jobs, and hobbies that begin with D.
(First: Episode 0367)
SCENE 5 Maria works on a television set while discussing favorite foods with the kids. David announces the sponsors and the credits follow.

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