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Oscar's pet seagull, Stinky, part 2
Air date February 9, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Sponsors G, Y, 18


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Luis finds Oscar and his new pet seagull Stinky just as he left them asleep in the previous episode. Luis' whispering wakes Oscar up, making him and Stinky very angry; being a Grouch, speaking loudly doesn't wake him up. Once Luis leaves, Oscar admits he's one happy Grouch with Stinky around, as the two embrace.
Cartoon G For Giggle (voice of Allen Swift)
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Film A boy visits the hospital to see his mother's new baby.
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” On a rainy day, Ernie watches TV, when Bert suggests he do something else, like write a story. Thus, Ernie sets everything out on the table, including pencils, paper, a pencil sharpener, and a wastebasket (which somehow ended up on Bert's head). Ernie is now ready to write a story, but instead, he leaves everything set out for when he gets an idea.
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Cartoon Two scribbles are hesitant to let a tall green one join them, until it protects them from the rain.
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Film Sounds Around the House v2: chimes, snoring, a boy pretending to be an airplane, a man playing a trumpet, and a motorcycle outside.
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Insert Big Bird watches the shape dancers make a rectangle.
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Cartoon The Bellhop is told that somebody at table 18 has a phone call, and after he struggles to get to the table, he is told to take a message.
SCENE 2 Oscar packs a picnic lunch for himself and Stinky for their trip to the dump. Oscar goes to get the old shoe she's been playing with. While he's gone, Stinky sees some other birds flying above and flies away, joining them. When Oscar returns, he assumes she's already left for the dump and leaves too.
Song Joe Raposo sings "Flying."
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Cartoon One of these things doesn't belong (shoe pairs)
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Muppets "Bein' Green," with Lena Horne and Kermit the Frog.
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Cartoon A bird talks to a girl about what's inside the street. When she questions his credibility, he stammers, "A little worm told me!"
Artist: John Korty
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Film How Crayons are Made
Music: "Water Course A" and "Exchange" by Richard Harvey
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Cartoon Y for yawn
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SCENE 3 Gordon is with Oscar, who is very distraught over Stinky's absence. Elmo wants to help, despite Oscar having already looked all over and refusing his help anyhow. Elmo offers to hang up the "lost seagull" signs Oscar has made (with the phone number 555-OUCH). He rushes off and hangs them all over the street in a mess even Oscar appreciates.
Animation A hand arranges blocks to form benches so a bunny and a chick can have tea.
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Cartoon The letters in the word BESO kiss each other.
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Cartoon A man tells a confused boy that he saw a bird on a tree, with both of their thoughts appearing on the screen.
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SCENE 4 Some Grouches come by Oscar's can with their own news about his seagull - they don't know where she is. Oscar has had enough. ("Next time somebody comes by, I'm not coming up!")


Big Bird consults with a fellow bird and reports back to Oscar (who, true to his word, refuses to come out) that Stinky is gone for good; she joined her fellow seagulls because she enjoys being free. Once Big Bird is gone, Oscar comes out to make sure he's alone, then breaks down in tears.
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Cartoon The Typewriter gets stuck in a spot of glue, and types "G: Glue."
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SCENE 5 Maria comes to check on Oscar, who feels so awful about the situation that he can't even enjoy the negative feelings he has. He doesn't even mind when Maria physically consoles him. She assures him he won't feel this way forever and he goes into his can, believing he'll want a hug soon.
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Film A zookeeper feeds some polar bears sardines.
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Muppets Ernie has four apples, and wants to draw the number 4, showing that he has four apples. However, Cookie Monster wants to eat an apple, so Ernie crosses out the 4 and draws a 3. Then Cookie Monster decides not to eat the apple, causing Ernie to have to cross out the 4 again and draw another 3, over and over again.
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SCENE 6 Elmo dresses up like a seagull, which doesn't put Oscar in a good mood. He gets so angry that he finally starts feeling like his old self again. Maria announces the sponsors.


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