Sesame Street
Oscar's eclipse party
(repeat of 1847)
Air date December 18, 1985
Season Season 17 (1985-1986)
Written by Tony Geiss
Sponsors D, H, 2
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Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Slimey has had a long day of activity, so Oscar weighs him on a scale. David notes that Slimey weighs 4 ounces, which isn't accurate because he's holding a balloon, a backpack and a hockey stick. He removes the backpack and the hockey stick, reducing the weight to 2 ounces. He then removes Slimey's hat, causing Slimey to float away on the balloon.
Cartoon An orange ball tries to pet a green ball, which growls, scaring him away.
Song "Hello, Scale," a film about measuring weight.
(First: Episode 0578)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert is preparing to give his nephew Brad a bath, but Ernie chastises him for not providing any bath toys. He brings so many toys that Bert feels there is no longer room for Brad. So as not to waste the water, Ernie hops into the tub.
(First: Episode 1134)
Cartoon A mother and child make juice popsicles.
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 1193)
Film Corn grows in a field. (edited)
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0082)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit the Frog and Tracy demonstrate "close" and "far".
(First: Episode 0129)
George nearfar
Animation George the Farmer is "near" when he's on a barrel; he's "far" when he's on the porch.
(First: Episode 0235)
Muppets / Celebrity Big Bird and Crystal Gayle perform "Songs."
(First: Episode 1798)
Cartoon H for hola (Spanish soundtrack).
(First: Episode 0362)
Film Kids play in the snow.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0292)
Muppets An Anything Muppet girl reads the word "hug" with Herry.
(First: Episode 1084)
Animation It's a crocodile
Artist: Ishu Patel
(First: Episode 1663)
Two Lindas sign the alphabet
Cast Via split-screen, two Lindas sign letters of the alphabet: one is no-nonsense, and the other is very playful. A male voiceover narrates the letters with the same demeanor Linda signs them in.
(First: Episode 1354)
Film An Hispanic boy gets up, gets dressed, and goes to school as Spanish music plays (A la luna no voy yo).
(First: Episode 0429)
Cartoon H for hair
(First: Episode 0475)
Muppets Two-Headed Monster finds a pencil with a broken point, and demonstrates the fun you can have with it.
(First: Episode 2096)
Cartoon Is snow cold? Yes!
(First: Episode 0822)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentForgetful Jones asks Daniela if she will tell him the word on a sign, which says "Yes". But every time she tells him the word, he thinks she is saying yes to telling him the word.
(EKA: Episode 2053)
Cartoon Train #2
(First: Episode 0353)
Cast / Muppets Olivia sings about her "One Two Blues" with two Anything Muppets.
(First: Episode 1493)
Topi Antelopes YES
Film Topi antelopes nod "yes."
Music by Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0411)
Cartoon A dog answers "Yes" to every question.
(First: Episode 0783)
Muppets An Anything Muppet asks another "Is this the D train?" A subway train then arrives, letting out several letter Ds.
(First: Episode 1493)
Film D is a very useful letter -- there are animals, jobs, and hobbies that begin with D.
(First: Episode 0367)
SCENE 2 Maria sees that Oscar has a grouch telescope, which he'll be using to watch tonight's lunar eclipse with some grouch friends. She is skeptical to look through it, thinking she'll get a black eye if she does, but he talks her into it. She adjusts the telescope to see Bob's window plant, and thus gets black hands instead. “Isn't science grand?” says Oscar.
Cartoon "That's About the Size of It"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0279)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Old MacDonald says a spaceship has landed on his farm. A dog emerges with a frisbee in its mouth, and MacDonald mistakes the frisbee for the spaceship. But before long, a real spaceship lands on the farm, and out of it come the Martians. The scene ends in chaos.
(First: Episode 2021)
Film Footage of a sunflower seed factory, where birdseed bells are manufactured.
(First: Episode 1181)

SCENE 3 Telly asks Oscar if he can come to his eclipse party. When Oscar tells him that the moon disappears during an eclipse, and to “prepare for darkness”, Telly puts on a protective, reflective outfit.
Cartoon Workmen construct a D building, filled with everything that begins with D.
(First: Episode 0406)
Muppets Cookie Monster sings "If Moon Was Cookie."
(First: Episode 1789)
Film Marching band cymbal crash #2
(First: Episode 0527)
SCENE 4 Oscar and Vinnie wait in anticipation for the eclipse to happen, then realize they don't have any popcorn.
Meanwhile, Telly joins Gordon, Maria and some kids, who all watch the eclipse. Telly mourns the loss of the moonlight at first, but then the shadow disappears.
When Maria finds out what Oscar told (and didn’t tell) Telly, she goes to put Oscar in his place. She gives Telly permission to yell at Oscar for his dirty trick, and he does so, even though he still thinks of Oscar as a friend.
Cartoon Are you the monster that ate the television?
(First: Episode 1970)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert are camping. It's time for them to sleep, but Ernie keeps distracting Bert by pointing out the various sounds that they hear.
(First: Episode 1808)
Cartoon Sign language: Morning, noon, night
(First: Episode 1173)
SCENE 5 Telly, Gordon and Shruti look at the moon. Maria announces the sponsors.

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