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Hiroshi wants an art studio
Air date January 24, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Nancy Sans
Production October 31, 1988
Sponsors F, T, 5


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Gina introduces the viewer to Hiroshi, an art student who's working on a sketch of Gina. Oscar drives the Sloppy Jalopy out of the garage and intends to keep it on the street from now on, where more damage can be done to it. Since the garage is now vacant, Hiroshi wonders if he can use it as his art studio. Oscar is reluctant to deal with someone who makes nice art, but allows him to take up residence, just as long as he pays rent - one bag of trash a week, and the first payment is due today.
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SCENE 2 Big Bird comes to see Hiroshi's studio and doesn't think much of it when Hiroshi just sits and thinks. Hiroshi tells him this is how he gets an idea for art and sings "Just a Little Thought." They picture how the studio will look in their minds. Hiroshi opens the door, where several others are waiting to pitch in and make his idea a reality.
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SCENE 3 Bruno brings Oscar over to the garage, where Oscar reminds Hiroshi that if he's not paid by the end of the day, he's evicted. Once he's gone, Hiroshi asks Gina for any trash she has. She has a pair of cracked bowls she considers trash, but the creative Hiroshi knows how he can turn them into art (suggesting a head, perhaps).
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SCENE 4 Hiroshi bumps into Luis, who is about to throw out some packing straw. Hiroshi sees this too with some artistic potential and asks to take it off Luis' hands.
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SCENE 5 Maria is about to throw away a set of busted window blinds, which Hiroshi also takes.
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SCENE 6 Oscar looks forward to evicting Hiroshi from the garage, when Hiroshi unveils his latest work: he's used all the trash he collected to make a sculpture of Oscar. Oscar considers it the greatest piece of Grouch art in the world, signaling Hiroshi can keep his slice of the street. Big Bird announces the sponsors.

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