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Sesame Street
Memories of Oscar's jalopy
Air date February 22, 1993
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Written by Sonia Manzano
Sponsors F, H, 6


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 At Hooper's, Telly welcomes the viewer to Sesame Street, and Bob proceeds to read him a book of nursery rhymes - however, Telly can already identify Jack Be Nimble, Jack and Jill, and Little Miss Muffet just by looking at the pictures. Even though Telly doesn't think he's that good at reading, Bob points out that he's good at reading from that book. Telly then decides to take turns reading with Bob, and they start reading Beauty and the Beast.
Cartoon How to know a hippo when you find one.
Artist: ArtistMike
Twoheadedmonsternewspaper.jpg Muppets The Two-Headed Monster finds a newspaper.
(First: Episode 2097)
Film A boy draws a picture of his friend, Kerry.
(First: Episode 2776)
Song Joe Raposo sings "I Like Alaska," along with a montage of kids saying what their hobbies are, and what they like about their community.
(EKA: Episode 2356)
Animation F / f candles

SCENE 2 Bob and Telly finish reading Beauty and the Beast. As Bob goes to get another book, Telly imagines what it would be like to turn into a handsome prince. In his imagination, he is a prince, and Bob points out that he liked Telly better when he was a monster. Back in reality, Telly is relieved that he's still a monster. Bob is about to read him the story of The Frog Prince, but Telly declines.
Cartoon A boy chases a butterfly, and watches the clouds form into different objects.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1736)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert regrets not being able to go to the park today like Ernie did, but Ernie helps him imagine a quiet day at the park -- which has more noises than Bert expected, even at night.
(First: Episode 1953)
Cartoon A flea circus performs feats beginning with the letter F.
(First: Episode 0309)
Film Kids talk about building sand castles and sand structures at the beach.
(First: Episode 1122)
Animation Six spaceships are counted, then subtracted.
(First: Episode 1245)

Muppets Colambo in "The Lost Slipper Caper"
Colambo helps Cinderella figure out what happened to her glass slipper. The Prince shows up with it, and takes Colambo with him to the palace.
(First: Episode 2983)
Cartoon A person of short stature tries to get on top of a horse.
(First: Episode 1450)


SCENE 3 Oscar is busy putting dents in his Sloppy Jalopy, and explains to Maria that he's doing it because he loves his car. Maria also has a soft spot for the jalopy, since it was used to take her to the hospital when she was about to give birth to Gabi (as seen in a clip from Episode 2614). She puts another dent in the jalopy, and gives Oscar a big kiss.
Cartoon A man uses his memory to tell a woman how to get to a red house.
(First: Episode 2185)
Film A Puerto Rican family get-together includes cooking, playing soccer, and finally a big dinner.
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Muppets Camp Wannagohoma: Grover tries to teach his campers (including Roosevelt Franklin) about what an island is, but he gets his vocabulary mixed up. He also fails to notice when the campers board the motorboat for lunch, leaving him stranded.
(First: Episode 2656)
Cartoon Farm animals are counted 1-6.
(First: Episode 1692)

SCENE 4 Gordon encounters Oscar making dents in his jalopy. Gordon also happens to have a good memory of it: in another episode (Episode 2756), Oscar took Gordon to a basketball game, but also made him miss the game. Gordon was very upset at first, until Marv Albert just happened to come along, offering to give Gordon a ride home, as well as a complete recap of the basketball game he missed. Gordon gives the jalopy another dent, thanks Oscar for the memory, and goes off with Miles to shoot some hoops.
Cartoon A man connects the dots to form a house to escape from the rain.
Artist: Bill Davis
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Song "All The Vegetables" Three girls clap rhythms while naming vegetables.
(First: Episode 3051)
Muppets Captain Breakfast unsuccessfully encourages a little girl to eat breakfast, the most important meal of the day.
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Cartoon A red man tries to think of words that begin with H, but a yellow man keeps spewing them out until Red draws a hole under Yellow, who yells "HELP!!"
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SCENE 5 Bob shows Oscar some photos of his own memory involving the jalopy, when Oscar took Bob to Grouchytown (in Episode 2648). Bob always loves seeing new places, but Oscar objects to Bob's nice attitude.
Animation "Six Circus Balls"
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 3001)
Muppets Pretty Great Performances: James Galway and the All Animal Chamber Ensemble perform a work by Johann Sebastian Fox.
(First: Episode 2561)
Cartoon Six camels
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1503)
Insert Big Bird reads a poem about how hard it is to be a sheep, and become cold when giving up one's wool: "So let's be fair when snow is deep, let's put the sweater on the sheep." Accompanied with cotton sheep illustrations.
(First: Episode 1828)
Animation Native American bead designs display some wild animals, which have Indian names.
(First: Episode 2972)
Song "Mom and Me"
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Cartoon Snacks On Parade: The Raisin
Artist: Bruce Cayard
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Film Fay Ray subtracts four balls.
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Cartoon A report on homes around the world.
(First: Episode 1711)

SCENE 6 Gina passes by Oscar, and Oscar assumes she's going to recall some happy memory involving it. She remembers the hard time she had using the jalopy to learn to drive; she and Mike had to get out and push the big clunky thing when it wouldn't start (Episode 2688).

Back in the present, Oscar offers to let Gina drive if she gives the car a push and it starts. She does so, but is disappointed when she finds out Oscar only wants to go to Hooper's, which is just a few steps away. She chews him out, while Bob announces the sponsors.

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