Sesame Street
Oscar's mother visits
(repeat of 2797)
Air date December 2, 1992
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Directed by Lisa Simon
Production October 10, 1990
Sponsors S, V, 7


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Gordon and Linda are out on the courtyard stretching, until they see Bruno the Trashman stretching too. Oscar the Grouch explains to them that Bruno's stretching because Oscar's mom is visiting. When Bruno starts to run, it messes up Oscar's trashcan.
Cartoon A caterpillar sings "Exercise, Exercise."
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Muppets Herry, Telly, and Ruby star in a Pageant about an island.
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Cartoon S for sing
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Film Buffalo in the water (jazz soundtrack)
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Muppets Caribbean Anything Muppets sing about "Caribbean Air."
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Cartoon A real Indian boy tells two boys who are playing Cowboy and Indian that Indians don't say "ugh", despite what the other boys had heard on TV.
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SCENE 2 Gordon waits with Oscar to meet his mother. Oscar tries to get him to scram, but Gordon really wants to meet his mom. Just then, she arrives from the "grouch express". Gordon introduces himself to her and she starts to blame her son for moving into a nice and clean neighborhood. (YouTube)
Animation Kids talk about families, often mentioning having rhinoceroces as pets.
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Muppets In the woods, a natureloving baritone (Jim Henson) sings "Ah, For the Joys of the Countryside" about how much he loves the country, without noticing that his surroundings are being converted into a city.
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Film A boy's mother and grandmother make him a pair of moccasins.
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Muppets / Celebrity Jim Carrey shows Elmo and Telly how he expresses his emotions - with his feet (in speed-induced footage, no less).
Cartoon "Magic Pig"
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SCENE 3 Oscar's mom is still upset over what she's witnessed during her visit. Oscar tries to cheer her up, as he witnesses Big Bird approaching and hides under his can (knowing that BB would do something nice to her). Big Bird notices his mom and mistakes her for her son. Big Bird thought it was another one of Oscar's tricks until he finally realized that that's really his mother. Big Bird leaves for a minute and comes back with a MOM sign and sticks it on her so people don't mistake her for her son.
Animation Floral patterns are formed to Eastern European music.
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Song Everyone has the same feelings, "No Matter What." Kids of all types play with a huge beach ball.
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Jesse talk about love.
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Film A look at how families do chores both on a farm and in the city.
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Cartoon A boy finds a set of doors with animals that make the wrong sound, and swaps the doors to correct them.
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Muppets "Pond Full of Fish"
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Film Cars on the street go fast, then slow, then fast again.
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SCENE 4 Oscar holds a grouchketeer meeting in honor for his mother. Just then, Gordon and Linda arrive. Linda wants to meet Oscar's mom, and Oscar tires to get them to get lost. Linda shows the get lost sign to her and she enjoys it. The grouchketeers do the sign along with the sign language for mom.
Cartoon An elephant, a zebra, a hedgehog, an ostrich, a frog, and a ladybug create a rhythm with their footsteps.
Artist: Karen Aqua
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie tries to fool Bert with his disguises such as a pirate disguise and a bearded Red Riding Hood disguise, but Bert has recognized him and tells him to stop trying to fool him. Then a wolf knocks on the door and Bert is convinced it's Ernie in disguise again- until Ernie appears at the door!
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Film Alone Song
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Cartoon Zork lands in Australia, where a kangaroo greets him.
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Cast / Celebrity Wanda the Word Fairy introduces the viewer to her parents.
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Cartoon "Next To Song"
Artist: Jane Aaron
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SCENE 5 Oscar's mom complains about the quiet in the neighborhood. Oscar brings out the grouchketeer band, members of the grouchketeers banging on old, beat-up toys. Oscar tries to pull a trick on his mom saying that the loudness makes him so sleepy, only to backfire. Oscar gets back at his mother by having the grouchketeers pretend to fall asleep.
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Video Four break-dancers dance.
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SCENE 6 Oscar offers to take his mom back to the station in his sloppy jalopy. The car doesn't start, so she pushes the car while Gordon announces the sponsors.

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