Sesame Street
Miss Blechman visits Oscar, her favorite student
Air date February 13, 1986
Season Season 17 (1985-1986)
Written by Luis Santeiro
Sponsors N, Z, 9


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Miss Blechman, a Grouch teacher, comes to Sesame Street and gives clues to Luis as to what she does for a living. She is visiting the Street to see Oscar, her best pupil. Oscar gives her the "It's rotten to see you!" test, popping in and out of his trash can. (Oscar sings a small bit of "Bein' Green" to himself, with new lyrics.)
Dog imagination
Cartoon A little girl tries to figure out why a dog is crying.
(First: Episode 0862)
Muppets Captain Breakfast unsuccessfully encourages a little girl to eat breakfast, the most important meal of the day.
(First: Episode 1492)
There's a Bird on Me
Song Joe Raposo sings "There's a Bird On Me."
(First: Episode 0416)
Cartoon A man tells a confused boy that he saw a bird on a tree, with both of their thoughts appearing on the screen.
(First: Episode 0565)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert cooperate to make Ernie's bed. Ernie notices that on his bed, which Bert is preparing, there is one side where the blanket is shorter than the other. Bert suggests that Ernie and he cooperate while making the blanket even on both sides, in the process the blanket is shorter at one side than the other.
(First: Episode 1388)
Cartoon An N-terview with an N
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0131)

SCENE 2 Miss Blechman gives Oscar a "grouch noise" test, identifying noises on the Street. Since he gets every noise right, he gets a reward: to write his name one hundred times on his chalkboard.
Muppets The Count sings about "The First Day of School".
(First: Episode 1736)
Cartoon 9 Ants
Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1485)
Film Some kids observe a woman drawing pictures of a building, and eventually guess that she's an architect.
(First: Episode 0768)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit interviews Christopher Columbus before he begins his voyage to discover America. Kermit tries to tell him that the third ship is tied to the dock, but it's too late -- the dock breaks free, and takes Kermit along with the ship.
(First: Episode 0578)
Cartoon A rooster finds a purpose in his life when he's given the job to wake everyone on a farm.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1347)

SCENE 3 Bob meets Miss Blechman, who gives the Grouchketeers a grouch music lesson, and sings a song about grouchy music.
Cartoon "Dinner for Nine"
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1658)
Film A man talks about his working horses.
(First: Episode 1466)
Cast Maria is dressed for summer weather, while Linda is dressed for the snow. They switch clothes and scenarios.
(First: Episode 1819)
Cartoon A tiny ant pushes the huge N into its place in the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0780)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover asks Katie to hug him and scratch his tummy.
(First: Episode 1653)
Film Hands build things out of triangles and squares while off-screen voices try to figure out what the constructions will be.
(First: Episode 0004)
Cartoon Z In Space
(First: Episode 0509)
Celebrity 14 Karat Soul sings about school.
(First: Episode 1665)
Cartoon A little boy asks his big brother questions about what happens at school.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 1877)
Film The Mad Painter #9
(First: Episode 0338)
Muppets Game Show: To Tell A Face
The object of the game is to identify the face of a relative. The contestant in this skit is Baby Bobby, who must identify his grandmother.
(First: Episode 2125)
Cartoon Sign language: Day, morning, noon, night
(First: Episode 1173)
Mandrill carry
Film A baboon carries her young.
(First: Episode 0039)
Animation Find the Rectangle quiz
(First: Episode 1630)
SCENE 4 Uncle Wally meets Miss Blechman, but there is no need for that; the two are old friends, and once spent some vacation time together in Lake Titicaca and take about it in song.
Film Anne Meara narrates a silent movie of a girl is stuck IN the quicksand.
(First: Episode 0511)
Ernie and Bert welcome you
Muppets Ernie & BertBert asks who Ernie is decorating the room for. It turns out to be the viewer at home.
(First: Episode 0352)
Cartoon Stop-frame animation of a girl on a beach, reading a book containing pictures of various sea creatures that come to life as she comes to their pages.
Artist: Brothers Quay
(First: Episode 1434)
Muppets Cookie Monster goes on a picnic, with a basket full of cookies. A bug flies by, and tries to get into the basket, buzzing furiously. Cookie Monster tries to give the bug a little cookie if it'll go away. The bug refuses, buzzing even more strenuously. Cookie tries a big cookie, but it still refuses. Cookie offers an almond cookie, a raisin cookie, a pistachio nut cookie, and a crunchy granola cookie. He realizes that the little bug doesn't like cookies. All he has left is a letter Z. The bug is excited, and buzzes off with the Z.
(First: Episode 1484)
Cartoon Z for zebra and zoo
(First: Episode 0281)
Animation A snail shell is uncovered in the sand.
(First: Episode 2039)
Muppets A square monster tires to learn the "In and Out" disco dance.
(First: Episode 1328)
Cartoon Rectangle transition
(First: Episode 0290)

SCENE 5 Uncle Wally shows Miss Blechman pictures of their vacation while Luis announces the sponsors.


  • Segments of this episode were shown in a TV Guide special about the top 50 shows of all time.

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