Sesame Street
Oscar moves to Candy Cane Lane
Air date January 15, 1987
Season Season 18 (1986-1987)
Written by Tony Geiss
Sponsors Q, T, 4
Syndication Sesame Street Unpaved


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 The smell from Oscar's barbecue grill and the sound from his smoke alarm bother Maria, Luis, and Susan, and wake up Miles. Oscar, claiming they don't appreciate him, finds a classified ad for a trash can on a new street, Candy Cane Lane, and decides to move there that very day. "And you'll miss me, too! But it'll be too late."
Cartoon Gordon's Voiceover 'T/t': Two caterpillars form T and t.
(EKA: Episode 2223)
Song Olivia sings "The Riddle."
(First: Episode 1721)
cut from the Noggin version
Cartoon Snacks on Parade - The Raisin
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1171)
Muppets Game Show: Say The Word
(First: Episode 1373)
Cartoon Stop! (Moving Colored STOP signs in fast-motion)
(First: Episode 0776)
SCENE 2 As Oscar watches, Telly talks to Maria, trying to decide whether to go to Candy Cane Lane with Oscar. Oscar tells him that he should stay behind—for his own good, since Telly's company would annoy him, and he knows how bad Telly would feel if he annoyed his best friend. Telly is touched that Oscar's thinking of him.
Elephant film
Film Elephants (African percussion soundtrack)
(First: Episode 0389)
Cartoon Q-quiet! (tree chopping)
(First: Episode 0675)
Celebrity Helen Reddy sings "Wonder Child."
(First: Episode 0774)


SCENE 3 Telly and the Grouchketeers are sad that Oscar is leaving. As Oscar starts up the Sloppy Jalopy, Telly asks Oscar to do the "cookie can trick" one last time. Elmo tries to stop him from leaving by using his own STOP sign, but Oscar drives off.
Cartoon A blue man (voiced by Casey Kasem) explains that “Q” starts the word “quarter.”
(First: Episode 0046)
Muppets Ernie doesn't want to play with Bert, who sings "I Wish I Had a Friend to Play With Me".
(First: Episode 1819)
Film Over (silent film)
(First: Episode 0517)
cut from the Noggin version
Cast Charlie Chaplin (Maria) falls in love with a painting at the art museum.
(First: Episode 2033)
Cartoon Man counts all forty stars at night.
(First: Episode 2243)
SCENE 4 Maria, Luis, and Susan miss Oscar. Telly, who plans to bring Oscar his mail, asks for their help finding Oscar's new addresss.

SCENE 4, cont'd Oscar is at Candy Cane Lane. He pulls some of his tricks on passersby (Anita Gillette and Thomas Barbour), but they refuse to act annoyed.
Cartoon Actor demonstrates anger towards casting director - literally!
(First: Episode 2061)
cut from the Noggin version
Film Stop! (kids dancing)
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0681)
Muppets "The Question Song"
(First: Episode 0378)
Cartoon Ants Carry the Letter Q Up Hill
(First: Episode 0787)
Muppets A family of Anything Muppets arranges themselves in different ways.
(First: Episode 0275)
Cartoon Drawing of man playing guitar
(First: Episode 0791)
SCENE 5 Nobody pays attention to Oscar, and he begins to miss everyone on Sesame Street. Maria, Luis, Susan, and Telly visit to give him letters and trash, and they see he's clearly ashamed to admit to his mistake. Telly tearfully begs Oscar to return to Sesame Street, saying how much he and everyone else misses him. Oscar decides to move back to Sesame Street—just for Telly's sake.
Cartoon The Typewriter - T, train
(First: Episode 0785)
cut from the Noggin version
Film Kids go roller-skating in a playground as ragtime music plays.
(First: Episode 1234)
cut from the Noggin version
Muppets The Count's bats are upset; he always gets to count, but the bats don't. The Count decides to let the bats count all of the Counts, while the Count counts all the bats... but there's only one Count.
(First: Episode 0625)
Cartoon A beaver does his exercises, while his friends make fun of him. He then uses his strength to save his friends when the dam breaks.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 2067)
Muppets Kids narrate as Snuffy takes a walk in the park and Barkley follows him.
(First: Episode 1873)
Cartoon Jazz Alphabet: male vocalists shout each letter.
(First: Episode 0619)
Muppets Kermit & Two-Headed Monster on listening
(First: Episode 1767)
Cartoon How many legs does a horse have?
(First: Episode 1523)
Film Marching Band #4
(EKA: Episode 0734)

SCENE 6 Oscar is back on Sesame Street, and with the Grouchketeers' help, is as noisy as ever. Luis announces the sponsors.

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