Sesame Street
How Oscar came to Sesame Street
(repeat of 2089)
Air date November 24, 1986
Season Season 18 (1986-1987)
Written by Jeff Moss
Sponsors O, V, 3

2231

StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
2089a
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.
2089b

2089c
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.
Toon.Homes
Cartoon A report on homes around the world.
(First: Episode 1711)
Readersoftheopenrange
Muppets "Readers of the Open Range"
(First: Episode 2141)
1396c
Cartoon This is a big letter V poem
(First: Episode 0507)
Apesatplay
Film Apes play at the zoo. (edited)
(First: Episode 0045)
TypewriterV
Cartoon The Typewriter: V for Vacuum
(First: Episode 0774)
2089d
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.
OneTwoThreeDogs
Cartoon The One Two Three Dogs do circus stunts.
(First: Episode 1480)
MariaCASA
Cast A CASA is drawn around Maria.
(First: Episode 2089)
Hubley V spanish
Cartoon Small v... (Spanish version)
Artist: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0389)
EBBedtimePigeon
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Early in the morning, Ernie sees some pigeons through the window, and wonders if he should wake Bert.
(First: Episode 1187)
2253 Sand O
Animation Sand O/o
(First: Episode 0621)
Greenhouseeffect
Film In time-lapse footage, a construction crew builds a house and paints it green, and a family moves into it.
(First: Episode 1171)
2089e

2089f
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.
2089g
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.
ImaginationV
Cartoon "Imagination V" -- A surreal segment involving the Venus de Milo statue, a violin, a vampire, and vigilantes.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0050)
Ssnfalphabet
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Don Music successfully "writes" the Alphabet Song, with help from his surroundings.
(First: Episode 1227)
Whydidthechicken...
Cartoon Why did the chicken cross the road?
(First: Episode 2050)
1220-CarWash
Film A dirty car gets cleaned at the car wash.
(First: Episode 1114)
Takethehand
Celebrity Patti LaBelle and The Sweeties sing "Take the Hand of Someone You Love."
CatLion
Cartoon A black cat chases after a white one, until a white lion steps in.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0255)
Shoerepair
Film A girl goes to the shoemaker and watches him as he repairs her shoes.
(First: Episode 0987)
2head.Shoes
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster tries on different pairs of shoes, but can't agree on one pair. They end up agreeing to wear shoe boxes instead.
(First: Episode 2142)
Raposo-3isMyFavoriteNumber
Song "Three is My Favorite Number"
(First: Episode 0429)
0573za
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentCookie Monster and Genelle count to twenty.
(First: Episode 0289)
BoxGoodforKicking
Cartoon A top-hatted man tries to show a girl how many uses a box has, but she prefers kicking it.
(First: Episode 0763)
BBSnuffystory1

BBSnuffystory2
Muppets Big Bird and Snuffy make up a story about a castle under the sea where a deep-sea diver prince lived.
(First: Episode 1797)
1845i
Film A man makes a shadow puppet of a laughing man.
(First: Episode 1845)
Addini
Cast The Great Addini (Maria) performs her famous bottle-balancing trick with her assistant Bill (David), who is doubtful the stunt will work.
(First: Episode 1937)
SandwichConfusion
Cartoon A girl tries to describe what kind of sandwich she wants, but her dad keeps misunderstanding her.
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 1715)
Chicken Soup Needs a Spoon
Muppets Waiter Grover: Grover serves Mr. Johnson a bowl of chicken soup. Johnson says that he can't eat the soup, and Grover can't guess why. "That settles it," Johnson sighs. "From now on, I'm bringing my lunch to work in a paper sack." He finally explains to Grover that he can't eat the soup because he doesn't have a spoon.
(First: Episode 0358)
BodyPartShoutOut
Film Body part shout-out
(First: Episode 0264)
1800-21
Cartoon A man makes a CASA for both him and his dog, who then makes a CASA for a bird.
(First: Episode 0586)
2089h
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.


Previous episode: Next episode:
Episode 2230 Episode 2232
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Stream the best stories.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Get Disney+