Sesame Street
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
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.
Cartoon B for banana and ballerina
(First: Episode 2515)
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.
(First: Episode 2386)
Film Wegman: Fay shows on the bench and under the bench.
Cartoon Don't cross the street alone.
(EKA: Episode 1942)
Muppets Three Anything Muppet babies sing "A Baby's Life."
(First: Episode 1423)
Cartoon Eight buttons are counted on a monkey's shirt.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1452)
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.
Animation Sand B/b
(First: Episode 0627)
Muppets / Celebrity The Hungry Family competes on "Family Food," hosted by Richard Dawson.
(First: Episode 1640)
Cartoon Fruta Manzana sings about keeping the place clean by throwing away fruit peels and apple cores.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1485)
Cast Linda shows a girl how to sign the word EXIT.
Film Bus trip around town (guitar soundtrack)
(First: Episode 0926)
Cartoon K is for kitten.
(First: Episode 0040)
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)
Cartoon Two men go birdwatching, while one of them tries to alert the other about the closed bridge.
(First: Episode 1972)
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.
Cartoon The 8 Brothers Circus displays 8 elephants.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1645)
Film Chimps running around (piano music)
(First: Episode 2493)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster reads the word "Pop" and blows up a balloon so they can pop it.
(First: Episode 1569)
Cartoon A little girl sings "The Alphabet Song," while continually admonished by an adult in voice-over.
(First: Episode 0010)
Song "Beet Beet, Sugar Beet."
(First: Episode 1171)
Muppets Grover the Assistant: Grover volunteers to assist the Amazing Mumford in his suspension act. Grover will get on top of a platform, and Mumford will pull the pillar off from underneath, and the platform will not fall. The trick works, so Grover decides to try it himself, with Herry Monster as his assistant. Grover can't pull it off, and Herry falls.
(First: Episode 0292)
Cartoon A honking orange ball follows signs to the EXIT.
(First: Episode 1879)
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.
Cartoon A sleepy man counts 8 sheep.
(First: Episode 2113)
Film Some kids observe a woman drawing pictures of a building, and eventually guess that she's an architect.
(First: Episode 0768)
Cartoon B for boot
(First: Episode 1967)
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)
Cartoon Snacks on Parade - The Raisin
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1171)
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.
Cartoon A man lifts a rock and finds the word UNDER.
(First: Episode 0685)
Film Jerry Nelson counts 20 backflips performed by a monkey.
(First: Episode 0217)
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)
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)
Cartoon K-kick
(First: Episode 0463)
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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