Sesame Street
Getting lunch for Oscar
Air date April 24, 1990
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Written by David Korr
Sponsors I, R, 5
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Gina drops off the broken Hooper's Store toaster with Luis, who assures her he can have it fixed within a few minutes. As he tends to a phone call inside the Fix-It Shop (taking the toaster with him), Maria strolls by with Gabi and shows the viewer a very beat-up toaster she found, looking very similar to the one Gina brought over. She places it on the workbench and continues her walk. Elmo has been sent by Gina to retrieve the toaster and finds the beat-up one; he doesn't think it looks fixed, but takes it anyway. Luis comes back out and starts working on Gina's toaster. Maria comes by again and is impressed with Luis' skills, believing he's just fixed the beat-up one she had.
SCENE 1 cont'd Gina is appalled at the toaster Elmo has brought back; Elmo hopes this won't lead to an argument. After Maria tells them about Luis' great work, Luis enters with Gina's toaster, fully repairs. When Gina pulls out Maria's beat-up one, Luis comments that nobody is good enough to fix that. Gina and Elmo shower Luis with praise, which he bewilderedly accepts.
Cartoon Letter I (Beep Beep)
(First: Episode 0427)
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)
Film / Animation Lake (time-lapse)
(First: Episode 2700)
Cartoon Knights use different words for "big."
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 1985)
SCENE 2 Elmo orders 100 marbles from Gina. She doesn't have time to count each, individual one and asks if the Count could instead. He uncharacteristically declines and says he's saving his counting energy to count Big Bird's feathers later. Gina tries doing it herself, when the Count points out a simple solution - read the jar (which says "One hundred marbles"). Gina simply hands the jar to Elmo, who now orders 200 jellybeans.
Film To a jazz rhythm soundtrack, the camera zooms in on flowers growing on a tree.
(First: Episode 0156)
Cartoon A mother bird adds her eggs that hatch.
(First: Episode 2230)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit interviews Prince Charming, who is looking for Cinderella. The prince tries to see whose foot matches the glass slipper. However, the shoe fits someone unexpected. (Kermit: "Boy, these fairy tales are starting to get me down.")
(First: Episode 1233)
Cartoon R for rose
(EKA: Episode 2363)
SCENE 3 Telly has been spending the day in the park with Oscar, who is still there playing in the mudbox. Telly has come to Hooper's to get themselves lunch, but he can't remember what Oscar wanted to eat. Gina gives him a pen and paper to write it down upon returning to the park.
Cartoon The alphabet is presented in a chain reaction of events.
(First: Episode 1113)
Muppets Ice Follies: Grover and Cookie Monster get into zany antics as they try to play leap frog.
(First: Episode 0795)
Cartoon Kids count dinosaurs, octopuses, and paper dolls.
(First: Episode 0926)
Song 14 Karat Soul sings “Hand Talk."
(First: Episode 2622)
Muppets / Celebrity Linda Ronstadt sings "La Charreada" with Elmo and Parker Monster.
(First: Episode 2540)
Cartoon Speech Balloon - I: An iron irons the word.
(First: Episode 0314)
SCENE 4 Telly returns to the store, unable to write down Oscar's order - he doesn't know how to spell "pickle." Gina dictates the letters to him.
Cartoon Five butterflies
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1471)
Film A garfish swims around.
(First: Episode 0254)
Cartoon Stop-motion NUTS
(First: Episode 1178)
Muppets The Count sings "The Batty Bat."
(First: Episode 2096)
Cartoon A baby bird falls from a tree. A boy puts him back, and in return, the mother bird saves the boy from embarrassment.
(First: Episode 0550)
SCENE 5 Gina has prepared both lunches, when Telly realizes he's left her pen back in the park. Oscar comes in to return it, tired of Telly's back-and-forth panicking. Telly is so appreciative of Oscar, who runs out in disgust. Telly follows, forgetting their lunches.
Rhino Limerick
Cartoon R for Rhinoceros (poem)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1151)
Muppets Here is Your Life: Guy Smiley salutes the life of a house, 2102 Shady Lane, with visits from Frank Lloyd Left the architect, Mr. Bricklayer and Ms. Carpenter who built the house, Tommy and Sally Wilson, children of the family that once lived in the house, and even 2104 Shady Lane, the house that used to be located next door to 2102 Shady Lane, before it was replaced with a highway.
(First: Episode 2225)
Film Alone Song
(First: Episode 0921)
Cartoon A lost number 5 looks for his brother.
(First: Episode 0934)
SCENE 6 Big Bird asks the mail carrier if he has any mail for him. The mail carrier laughs at the fact that a big bird is named Big Bird and has no mail for them. Big Bird feels a little insulted and wonders what it would be like having a name like Bob. He imagines himself being named Bob, while Bob is named Big Bird. The human receives some birdseed treats from Granny Bird, while the bird is given a missing sweater. Big Bird realizes he likes his name as is.
Cartoon ADVENTURE! A man and woman escape a boulder, a crocodile, and other obstacles.
(First: Episode 2080)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert expects a visit from his identical twin brother Bart. Ernie notes that they're alike in many ways, but their major difference is that Bart has a sense of humor.
(First: Episode 0594)
Film Five dancers disappear one by one, until there are none left.
(First: Episode 0675)
Cartoon When a bird pops a balloon, the balls represent Sad and Happy.
(First: Episode 2102)
SCENE 7 Gina takes her break from work and feels like visiting someone, but notices everyone else on the street is invested in other activities. She decides to just sit and listen to her new cassette, when suddenly everyone's activities spill over to her and make tons of noise. Luis, having finished Bob's metronome, announces the sponsors.

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