Sesame Street
Oscar loses his voice
(repeat of 2830)
Air date December 11, 1992
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Directed by Jon Stone
Production October 9, 1990 (1, 2, 4)
October 11 (3)
October 19 (6-7)
November 1 (5)
Sponsors A, S, 9


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 At five o'clock in the morning, Oscar practices his yelling for an upcoming Grouch Yelling Contest, where he could win a free trip to Club Mud. Naturally, everyone on the block gets woken up and yells back at Oscar, who suggests they join the competition too.
Cartoon A boy learns to play his violin by practicing.
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Film A man takes two kids on a boat ride through the Louisiana bayou.
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Cartoon S for Snail
Artist: Jeff Hale
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Muppets "Barn in the USA"
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Cartoon A man tries to push a huge balloon elephant through a narrow doorway, and a girl helps him by deflating it.
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SCENE 2 Susan points out to Oscar that if he keeps yelling as loudly and strongly as he does, he'll end up losing his voice. Telly starts to worry, but Oscar brushes off her theory, even though he starts feeling a little hoarse.
Cartoon A map of Puerto Rico forms into the shape of animals and other things that are found there.
Muppets A trio of bugs sing "Night Bug Boogie."
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Animation Where do the a's fit?
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Film A girls' jump-rope team trains for a contest. They end up winning second place.
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Cartoon Rap #9
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SCENE 3 Telly has followed Oscar to the Grouch Auditorium, where the contest is taking place; he tells the viewer how worried he is about Oscar's voice. Oscar yells the special phrase louder and faster than his competition, thus winning the grand prize. Telly goes up to congratulate him, only to find Oscar has indeed lost his voice now.
Cartoon Wilma Wiggins makes the very best of a very silly situation by hiccuping her way through an opera.
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Zelda look above and below.
(First: Episode 2615)
Cartoon A bird watches as two monkeys climb above and below each other in a tree.
(First: Episode 2965)
Muppets Ernie & BertLefty the Salesman wants to sell Ernie a painting of a tree, which he says is a picture of four elephants. Ernie doesn't see the four elephants, so Lefty offers to show him the elephants if Ernie will buy the picture for a nickel. Lefty points out the elephants, which are actually spaces in the tree's branches. Ernie shells out for the picture. Ernie wants to pull the same trick on Bert, but Bert notices the elephants right away.
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Film Slide puzzle - truck
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SCENE 4 Telly tells Gina about the event and how Oscar is unable to speak now. Oscar is upset, since he not can't get people to leave him and his can alone. Telly volunteers to help and assembles everybody around to the can, then tells them to leave Oscar alone.
Cartoon "The Story of A": A witch tells bored kids a story about the letter A involving an ant's apple getting stolen by an archer.
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Muppets / Celebrity The Count teams up with Kid 'n Play for a rap song about how they argued whether they should rap or count.
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Cartoon A Spanish-speaking man falls into a hole, and a dragon helps him out.
Artist: Chris Hinton
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Film Kids narrate a film about how Yufka, a Turkish flat-bread, is made.
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Muppets "Frazzle" with Frazzle & The Frazzletones
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Cartoon A purple elephant tries to get 10 peanuts in his trunk at once, but can't, so he smushes them into peanut butter instead.
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SCENE 5 Big Bird and Snuffy need to stock up on birdseed and cabbage and intend to go to Hooper's Store for more. Big Bird realizes that he's promised to avoid Oscar's trash can, which is on the way to the store. They think they can jump over the can, then believe they can build a bridge. When those ideas falter, they start brainstorming some more.
Song "Around and Around"
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Cartoon Nine Striped Cats (Maria voice-over added)
Artist: Owe Gustafson
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Cartoon A shepherd plays hide-and-seek with his sheep.
Artist: Michael Sporn
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Film A metal crane and a real crane look alike.
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Cartoon A dinosaur tries to move around a rock.
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SCENE 6 Big Bird has drawn up a map of the block. Using their imagination, they enter the map and sing a "Map Song" as they take the long way to get to Hooper's, avoiding Oscar's can entirely.
Animation The word CAT is shown, followed by a black cat sitting on a chair.
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Film A man and a little girl perform small aerobic workouts.
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Cartoon Five Purple Konkers
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SCENE 7 Big Bird and Snuffy proudly tell Gina what they've accomplished. Snuffy wants to go tell Oscar how well they avoided his trash can. Oscar starts to yell at Snuffy and realizes his voice is already coming back. He assembles everyone around his can so he can properly tell them to scram. He then announces the sponsors.

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