Sesame Street
Oscar's trash sale
Air date April 1, 1990
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Written by Luis Santiero
Sponsors F, V, 6
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Oscar puts all of his trash out on the street to hold a trash sale. He's tried of looking at the same, old trash and wants to buy some new trash. He gets Telly to help sort some of it by showing him the three piles - trash with missing wheels, trash with writing on it and trash that makes noise. Telly finds a broken toy taxi, which fits into all three categories. He struggles to find the correct one, while Oscar cackles from the side.
Cartoon Can a cat bark?
(First: Episode 0859)
Film A baby messes around (literally) with a chocolate cookie, as Cookie Monster (in voice-over) wishes it were for him.
(First: Episode 0407)
Muppets For Show-and-Tell, Bert sings a song about his rock.
(First: Episode 1309)
V in space
Cartoon V in space
(First: Episode 0481)
Muppets Grover tries to ignore three monsters who look big and scary to him. When they notice him carrying a flute, they grab his attention and ask -- in what appears to be a threatening way -- if Grover wants to play. The three monsters pull out a clarinet, an oboe and a bassoon and begin to play, urging Grover to join in.
(First: Episode 1412)
Cartoon I am dry, he is wet (circus elephant)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0309)
SCENE 2 Luis visits the trash sale in the hope of finding a part he can fix up a typewriter with. Sure enough, he finds just the right part and goes upstairs to get Oscar his bag of trash, exclaiming how happy he is. Oscar doesn't like how this situation is going.
Cartoon The Ringmaster displays six marvelous monkeys who do stunts.
(First: Episode 1289)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster shares a pillow.
(First: Episode 1669)
Cartoon A man talks about how much he loves his bones.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 2628)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Take a Breath." (re-filmed version)
(First: Episode 2518)
Cartoon Fleas have fun in fur!
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0630)
SCENE 3 Big Bird shows Snuffy the toy taxi he got from Oscar's trash sale, which he recalls owning before Snuffy accidentally sat on it. We see this in a flashback, where Big Bird becomes angry and Snuffy becomes sad. In the present, Big Bird claims he's re-bought the toy because it makes him happy that he and Snuffy can still be friends no matter what.
Cartoon V for violin
(First: Episode 2386)
Muppets Guy Smiley promotes the use of "Air." He leads his marching band through the walls of a barber shop every time someone there says a word out loud that rhymes with "air."
(First: Episode 2682)
Cartoon A construction worker explains the uses of a folding ruler.
(First: Episode 0572)
Celebrity Madeline Kahn plays a pair of twins that take turns counting to 20.
(First: Episode 1139)
Film Two boys working at the family Mexican restaurant show how they prepare for the day, and how tacos and enchiladas are made.
(First: Episode 1890)
Cartoon Sign Man: BINGO
(First: Episode 1171)
SCENE 4 As a crowd rummages through Oscar's wares, they sing a song about how happy they feel. Oscar decides one and for all to end his sale.
Cartoon A dog answers "Yes" to every question.
(First: Episode 0783)
Cast The Alphabet Dancers form the letter V.
(First: Episode 0455)
Film A bulldozer moves dirt up a construction site.
(First: Episode 0799)
Cartoon Little Red Riding Hood uses a map to get to Grandma's house.
(First: Episode 2686)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit witnesses how Santa Claus comes down the chimney, but not before a chimney sweep enters the chimney first. When Santa finally comes down, he grabs the chimney sweep and Kermit, sits them firmly on his lap and asks them what they want for Christmas.
(First: Episode 2592)
Cartoon I am dry, they are wet (Umbrella)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0309)
SCENE 5 Bob and Linda find Telly and the kids meowing "Happy Birthday to You" to Barkley. Telly explains that they're teaching Barkley how to sing the song in cat should he ever be invited to a cat's birthday party. Bob tells him dogs aren't able to meow, so Telly tries teaching him to speak cow instead.
Film Counting six oryx
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0410)

Muppets Bruce Stringbean, Clarice and S Street Band perform "Born To Add."
(First: Episode 1375)
Animation A man plays a memory game using cards.
(First: Episode 1232)
Cartoon An actor demonstrates anger towards a casting director - literally!
(First: Episode 2061)
SCENE 6 Telly asks Bob and Linda why Barkley is chasing his tail. Telly also learns that the two of them can't chase their tails because they don't have any. Telly thinks it's a slight shame, since they're missing out on all the fun.
Cartoon The Square
(First: Episode 0536)
Muppets Ernie notices that none of the lampposts are on, and the lights won't turn on. Bert says that there is a blackout, but has to repeat himself when Ernie suggests they watch TV, play a record, and listen to the radio. Ernie decides to call someone to see if anybody else knows about it. He calls Oscar the Grouch, who grouchily asks who's calling and threatens to "see to it that you don't sleep for a week." Ernie says "It's Bert" and hangs up.
(First: Episode 0652)
Cartoon "The Stranger" - a song about a baseball team hesitantly allowing a newcomer to join them, who ends up helping them win the game.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 2108)
Film Baby animals nurse.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0546)
Cartoon One cube plus two equals three. Three cubes plus two equals five.
(EKA: Episode 2220)
SCENE 7 Telly gives clues as to what his gifts to Bob and Linda are. They turn out to be some homemade tails (including one for himself).

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