Sesame Street
Oscar moves to Candy Cane Lane
(repeat of 2269)
Air date December 26, 1988
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Sponsors Q, T, 4
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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)
Film A film insert about washing elephants at the Bronx Zoo. The song "Splish Splash" is used in part of the segment.
(First: Episode 1934)
Animation A boy adds his crayons, then uses them to draw a number 5.
(EKA: Episode 2345)
Muppets Kermit is a casting director, holding auditions for a performance of "The Three Little Pigs". The pigs who initially try out get the part of the three little pigs, but three different wolves of different sizes try out for the part of the Big Bad Wolf.
(First: Episode 1283)
Cartoon T is for Television
(First: Episode 0024)
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.
Cartoon "Up and Down with Captain Brown"
(First: Episode 2493)
Film Scenes of flowers set to harmonica music
(First: Episode 2497)
Cartoon The alphabet is presented in a chain reaction of events.
(First: Episode 1113)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Tanya play the "hug/stop" game.
(First: Episode 1562)
Cartoon A blue man (voiced by Casey Kasem) explains that “Q” starts the word “quarter.”
(First: Episode 0046)


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 man juggles until he is told to STOP.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 1340)
Wishihadafriend Muppets Ernie doesn't want to play with Bert, who sings "I Wish I Had a Friend to Play With Me".
(First: Episode 1819)
Geometry of Circles 3 - Six Colored Circles
Animation Geometry of Circles #3 "Six Colored Circles"
(First: Episode 1395)
Film Saxophone factory
(First: Episode 1446)
Cartoon Four ducks
(First: Episode 1481)
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)
Celebrity Paul Simon and Ladysmith Black Mambazo sing the African Alphabet Song.
(First: Episode 2431)
Cartoon Q for Quiet
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 0441)

Muppets The Count's main jumping-over-the-bed flock of sheep quits on him, so he calls the "24 Hour Emergency Counting Service". A reluctant deliveryman in sheep's clothing laments, "It's not an easy way to make a livin' ..."
(First: Episode 2122)
Song Sesame Street Creature Feature: The Marmoset
(First: Episode 2487)
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.
Pinball 04
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #4
(First: Episode 0984)
Song David sings "They're Taking Turns" in reference to a pattern of kids in fire fighter and police officer costumes.
(First: Episode 2452)
Song "Sharing Swing with Kids Song"
(First: Episode 0926)
Muppets / Cast Professor David lectures his class on trees. He says they are only good for looking at and leaning against, but they mention other uses for them.
(First: Episode 1584)
Cartoon "That's About the Size of It"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0279)
Muppets At night, Ernie sings "I Don't Want to Live on the Moon."
(First: Episode 1910)
Cartoon Hypnotic "Q" rainbow
(First: Episode 0440)

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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