Sesame Street
Plot Oscar and the monkey
repeat of 2451
Air date January 3, 1990
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Sponsors B, K, 8
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Luis and Maria sit on the stoop with some coffee and reading the paper. Suddenly, a newspaper is hurled toward them, creating a puff of dust. The smell paper (The Daily Grouch) belongs to Oscar, who notes it's wrapped in fish before it's sent (as one falls out of the pages). He claims his Grouch paper has the same information as the normal papers, but the main difference is that the deliveries are made monthly. Several more papers begin to fly toward them.
B.ballerina.banana
Cartoon B for banana and ballerina
(First: Episode 2515)
2404n
Muppets In the park, Bert overhears the sound of a tuba - his favorite instrument. It's actually Simon Soundman, who's "just practicing." Bert begs Simon to teach him how to make that sound by himself, but Bert ends up attracting Gladys the Cow, who thinks she heard the romantic call of a bull.
(EKA: Episode 2386)
3161za
Film Wegman: Fay shows on the bench and under the bench.
DontCrossAlone
Cartoon Don't cross the street alone.
(EKA: Episode 1974)
2125d
Muppets Three Anything Muppet babies sing "A Baby's Life."
(First: Episode 1423)
OG.8buttons
Cartoon Eight buttons are counted on a monkey's shirt.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1452)
Noimage
SCENE 2 Big Bird learns that the Count has published a new book - "Counting to 20," which he considers a beginner's guide to counting to 20. Big Bird observes that the pages are all blank, but because there are 20 pages, the book works after all.
SandB
Animation Sand B / b
(First: Episode 0627)
FamilyFood
Muppets / Celebrity The Hungry Family competes on "Family Food," hosted by Richard Dawson.
(First: Episode 1640)
Fruta.Garbage
Cartoon Fruta Manzana sings about keeping the place clean by throwing away fruit peels and apple cores.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1485)
Linda.EXIT
Cast Linda shows a girl how to sign the word EXIT.
0926o
Film Bus trip around town (guitar soundtrack)
(First: Episode 0926)
KforKitten.Oldschool
Cartoon K is for kitten.
(First: Episode 0040)
1041library
Muppets At a library, Cookie Monster asks an Anything Muppet librarian for a box of cookies. The librarian becomes extremely frustrated because Cookie Monster doesn't understand the library doesn't have cookies!
(First: Episode 0926)
BridgeIsDown
Cartoon Two men go birdwatching, while one of them tries to alert the other about the closed bridge.
(EKA: Episode 2345)
Noimage
SCENE 3 Big Bird comes into the Fix-It Shop, where Luis has great difficulty repairing a cuckoo clock. He doesn't want any help, claiming it's now become personal. He manages to get it working for a moment, but it doesn't last. He realizes the one way he knows to fix it - ask Maria for help.
Toon.8brotherscircus
Cartoon The 8 Brothers Circus displays 8 elephants.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1645)
Monkeysfilmpianomusic
Film Chimps running around (piano music)
(First: Episode 2493)
TwoHeadPOP
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster reads the word "Pop" and blows up a balloon so they can pop it.
(First: Episode 1569)
Littlegirlsalphabet
Cartoon A little girl sings "The Alphabet Song," while continually admonished by an adult in voice-over.
(First: Episode 0010)
Sugarbeet
Song "Beet Beet, Sugar Beet."
(First: Episode 1171)
1095e
Muppets The Amazing Mumford's Suspension Act
(First: Episode 0292)
2356-7
Cartoon A honking orange ball follows signs to the EXIT.
(First: Episode 1879)
Noimage
SCENE 4 Simon Soundman interrupts today's Grouchketeer meeting to locate the pet monkey he's just bought for his animal-loving sister. He makes the sounds of the other animals he found at the pet store, as the kids call out the animal names. As Simon continues his search, the monkey appears beside Oscar.
Count8sheep
Cartoon A sleepy man counts 8 sheep.
(EKA: Episode 2402)
Architectfilm
Film Some kids observe a woman drawing pictures of a building, and eventually guess that she's an architect.
(First: Episode 0768)
Toon.Oneboot
Cartoon B for boot
(First: Episode 1967)
Ernnewbottlecap
Muppets Ernie & Bert — On a boring day, Ernie suggests some ideas to Bert, but then Bert has an exciting idea of his own. He shows off his bottlecap collection to Ernie, who remembers that he found a Figgy Fizz bottle cap -- the very one that Bert needed to complete his collection.
(First: Episode 0240)
2485i
Cartoon Snacks on Parade - The Raisin
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1171)
Noimage
SCENE 5 The monkey hangs around Oscar's can and starts making "uga-uga" noises, which Oscar is able to interpret as "yes" (uga-uga) and "no" (uga-uga-uga). He tries to demonstrate this feat to Uncle Wally, but the monkey doesn't respond in the same fashion. Oscar questions if the monkey is trying to make him look silly and gets a positive response.
2982.UNDER
Cartoon A man lifts a rock and finds the word UNDER.
(First: Episode 0685)
Jerry-MonkeyFlips
Film Jerry Nelson counts 20 backflips performed by a monkey.
(First: Episode 0217)
2485l
Cartoon A cat desperately tries to open a can of cat food by himself while his mistress is on the phone.
Artist: Dan Haskett
(First: Episode 2151)
Ssnews.princesscookie
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit interviews a servant who tells him that the queen wants to test the maiden by placing a cookie under the mattresses to see if she can feel it. The "princess" (Cookie Monster) lies down, feels something, then devours the mattresses.
(First: Episode 0417)
1041kkick
Cartoon K-kick
(First: Episode 0463)
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SCENE 6 Simon comes to collect the pet monkey. Oscar thinks it has the makings of a great Grouch one day.


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