Sesame Street
Oscar's pet seagull, Stinky, part 1
Air date February 8, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Sponsors F, W, 10

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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
BBSnuffy-GetThePicture
Insert Big Bird and Mr. Snuffleupagus have trouble taking a picture of themselves, until Gordon takes it for them.
(First: Episode 2264)
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Cartoon A little girl sings "There Is Only One Me."
(First: Episode 1942)
2990bus
Film Spinning Bus Stop sign
(First: Episode 0931)
F.Fire
Cartoon F for fire, fountain, face, farmer, etc.
(First: Episode 1614)
News-ZooAnimals
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: At a zoo, Kermit asks the patrons what their favorite animals are. He happens to be standing by a cage with three attention-craving pigs, who desperately assume the mannerisms of each animal mentioned. One pig finally calls the attention of a little boy who apparently loves every animal. As it turns out, the pigs' favorite animal is the frog.
(First: Episode 2450)
300012
Cartoon After the big game, a bird skeleton and an elephant skeleton get their skins mixed up in the locker room. The coach helps them out.
(First: Episode 0774)
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SCENE 1 Oscar tries to get rid of a seagull that has followed him from the dump and won't leave. He asks Luis and Linda to try and communicate with the gull in Spanish and sign-language, to no avail. Luis recommends Oscar keep the gull as a new pet as he and Linda leave. "At least somebody got lost," sighs Oscar.
There's a Bird on Me
Song Joe Raposo sings "There's a Bird On Me."
(First: Episode 0416)
DontbeaSnerd
Cartoon Don't be a Snerd when you sneeze.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1487)
1706h
Muppets / Celebrity Harry Belafonte sings of about the "Coconut Counting Man," who is actually The Count.
(First: Episode 1692)
Katydid
Film Maria and some kids count katydids hiding in the leaves.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 2364)
2040e
Cartoon "Ten Turtles"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0425)
Radioexercise
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie turns on the radio to hear his favorite exercise show, Get Moving. He engages the viewer to do all the exercises he does, such as touching toes and jumping. Bert joins in, and has so much fun jumping that he doesn't notice that his favorite program, Pigeons in the News, is coming on.
(First: Episode 1025)
1710m
Cartoon Gloria talks about 'W.'
(First: Episode 0806)
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SCENE 2 Luis and Uncle Wally to try concentrate on their game of chess, but the seagull's ear-piercing squawks throw them off their game. David asks Oscar if he can do something about it. Oscar asks the seagull to pipe down, but she refuses. Oscar begins to warm up to the gull.
Goldfishsubtraction
Animation 5 goldfish, take away 2, leaves 3.
(First: Episode 2252)
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)
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Film A percussionist on the beach talks about how rhythm is everywhere, such as in breaking waves, walking and horse galloping.
(First: Episode 0049)
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SCENE 3 The game of chess continues, when a shoe flies from above and lands right on the board, ruining everything. The seagull retrieves it and brings it back to Oscar. He reveals to the others that he's begun to call the gull Stinky and is playing fetch with her. They try to reach a compromise, which Oscar considers cooperation, but relents anyway. Oscar throws the shoe in a different direction, then Stinky retrieves it and drops it on the chess game on her own volition. Oscar: "This is definitely the beginning of a wonderful grouch friendship!"
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Cartoon Frances Fairy displays several F words.
(First: Episode 0335)
Nosong
Song Gina and Maria sing The Word is "No".
OohDanny!
Cartoon Millie and Molly find a place for their picture of their favorite rock star, Danny.
(First: Episode 1295)
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SCENE 4 Oscar introduces the Grouchketeers to Stinky and tests their knowledge of animals sounds using all his other pets. The last sound is inaudible, that of Slimey.
Pinball 10
Cartoon Pinball #10
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0990)
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Film A film insert of kittens playing, with child voiceovers in English and Spanish.
(First: Episode 0429)
Madscientist.FRED
Cartoon A mad scientist teaches his monster how to say the words "Fred," "foot" and "Friday."
(First: Episode 1162)
DialinfForPrizesMovie
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts "Dialing for Prizes Movie."
(First: Episode 0629)
3balloons
Cartoon Big, bigger, biggest (balloons and blackbirds).
(First: Episode 1393)
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SCENE 5 Uncle Wally catches a whiff of the dinner Oscar has prepared for Stinky - sardine, anchovy, chicken liver, peanut butter pate. Feeling adventurous, Uncle Wally gives it a taste and enjoys it so much, he takes the whole bowl.
Wih.Witch
Cartoon W for witch
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1182)
TakeMyHand
Muppets A little boy tells his grown-up friends to "Take My Hand" while they cross the street.
(First: Episode 1857)
BruceMoose
Cartoon Bruce the moose invites Toulouse LaGoose over for juice.
(First: Episode 2498)
Bae2
Muppets Ernie and Bert are camping. It's time for them to sleep, but Ernie keeps distracting Bert by pointing out the various sounds that they hear.
(First: Episode 1808)
Achicken!!
Cartoon A man tries to get to sleep, but is woken up by a fly, a chicken and a drum-playing rabbit, all of whom call him on the phone after he throws them out.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0257)
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SCENE 6 Oscar uses some trash to make a nest for Stinky. Luis recognizes that Oscar loves the seagull very much now. Stinky takes one look at the nest and instead situates herself on Oscar. Luis suspects she loves him too and Oscar looks forward to spending the night in this awkward position. Uncle Wally announces the sponsors.


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