Sesame Street
Oscar tries to keep it quiet
Air date February 26, 1993
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Written by Jeff Moss
Directed by Emily Squires
Sponsors D, T, 17

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Gordon welcomes the viewer to Sesame Street. He and Miles knock on Oscar's trash can to see what he's up to, and Oscar, looking very sleepy, pops up and tells them to scram. He didn't get any sleep last night, so Gordon tells him to take a nap. He and Miles leave, but then Bob shows up singing "Put Down the Duckie," and wakes Oscar up again.
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SCENE 1
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Once Oscar thinks that's the last of it, he hears the loud noise of a jackhammer. He tells a Grouch construction worker to quiet down, explaining that normally he likes loud noises, but not today. The worker denies Oscar's request, and keeps drilling. Oscar laments, "Sometimes Grouches are no fun at all!"
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Film Footage of kids playing professions, alternating with footage of analogous real-life jobs.
(First: Episode 2811)
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Cartoon Consonant Sound Limerick: D—Dog
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1149)
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Muppets Bip Bipadotta sings "Opposite Stuff."
(First: Episode 2425)
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Cartoon A shoemaker shows how he measures (human) feet with his ruler.
(First: Episode 0618)
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Song Bob sings Joe Raposo's "Look a Little Closer". (horse)
(First: Episode 2642)
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Cartoon A man pulls a rabbit out of his hat, but the rabbit turns out to be a cow. "Surprise!"
Artist: John Schnall
(First: Episode 2770)
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SCENE 2 Bob and Gordon watch Oscar as he sleeps, and wonder what he's dreaming about.
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SCENE 2
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In Oscar's dream, he has a bottle of "Sound-Off" spray, which, when sprayed on something, eliminates its ability to make noise. A grouchy Gordon shows up with a hammer, hoping to bother Oscar by banging on his can with it, but when Oscar sprays the Sound-Off on the hammer, Gordon fails to make any noise when banging, and walks off sobbing. The same thing happens when a grouchy Bob shows up with some kids who bang on pots and pans.
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SCENE 2
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Back in the present, Bob and Gordon briefly notice Oscar talking in his sleep.
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Cartoon Rap #17
(First: Episode 2488)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie has a licorice whip that he offers to share with Bert. He divides it in half with a pair of scissors, but then discovers that Bert's half is longer than his. He cuts off a little bit of Bert's half, and eats it. Then he discovers that his own half is longer than Bert's, and that's not fair, so he cuts a bit off of his own, and eats it. Ernie goes back and forth, cutting off more and more, until the licorice whip is gone.
(First: Episode 0461)
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Film Puzzle pieces make a video of a bear.
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit stands by a grandfather clock waiting for a mouse to run up it, acting out "Hickory Dickory Dock". Gladys the Cow and a duck show up instead. Finally, a horse comes in and explains that the mouse can't make it. The horse runs through the clock, breaking it.
(First: Episode 0710)
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Song Jerry Nelson sings "I'm the Big One Now."
(First: Episode 2876)
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Animation Sand D/d
(First: Episode 0640)
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SCENE 3 The Grouch construction worker passes by Oscar, and notices he's still asleep.
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SCENE 3
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In Oscar's dream, Oscar sprays Sound-Off in all directions so that no one will bother him, and as a result, when the Bad Humor Man (a Grouch) approaches with his ice cream cart, his bell won't ring, and Oscar misses out on a delicious chocolate-pickle ice cream cone. He sees the Bad Humor Man walk away, and wishes he had his ice cream.
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SCENE 3 cont'd Back in the present, Oscar wakes up from his dream, and realizes there's no such thing as Sound-Off, to his relief. The Bad Humor Man approaches, and Oscar asks for his ice cream.
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Cartoon A man tries to get directions to a parking space, and eventually uses a map to get there.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 2734)
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Muppets / Celebrity Pretty Great Performances
Live from Sesame Hall, Phil Harmonic introduces Maria and James Galway, who perform "Concerto for flute and pool toy" by Ludwig von Splash.
(First: Episode 2541)
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Animation Letter Garden: D
(First: Episode 3015)
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Muppets Big Bird's Video Postcards
Big Bird visits Union City, New Jersey, where he learns how to play some Cuban games with some kids.
(First: Episode 3061)
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Song Cecille sings "The Game of Make Believe."
(First: Episode 2864)
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Film A flower opens and closes.
(First: Episode 0441)
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SCENE 4 Oscar sings "Honk, Bang, Whistle and Crash" while Grundgetta, the Grouchketeers, and the construction worker assist him.
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Cartoon A little girl shows the building and apartment where she lives -- both with the number 6.
(First: Episode 0783)
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Film / Animation Lake (time-lapse)
(First: Episode 2700)
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Animation D / d candles
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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)
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Cartoon T for top
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0298)
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Song "Brothers Song"
(First: Episode 1476)
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Cartoon Young Chris Columbus explores the world of ants - and they, in turn, explore his house.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2816)
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SCENE 5 Bob plays a game with the kids, which includes a fire engine, a house, an alarm clock, and a schoolhouse. Each one of them has a bell, and he plays the sounds of each bell on a tape recorder, so the kids can guess which one belongs where. When the game is over, the Bad Humor Man comes by with his own loud bell, which he won't stop ringing until Bob buys some ice cream.
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Film Wegman's dogs are really sound sleepers - neither an alarm, nor a jackhammer nor an elephant will wake them up.
(First: Episode 3010)
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Animation Rubber Stamp #17
(First: Episode 2975)
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Muppets The Big Bad Wolf sings about himself and his family.
(First: Episode 3001)
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Cartoon A boy has fun with his wood plank.
(First: Episode 1503)
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Film A zydeco band plays "Bayou Pon Pon" while people dance and the townspeople of New Orleans wave at the camera.
(First: Episode 2502)
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Animation A picture puzzle of the letter T is put together. A man walks up to it, and calls a taxi.
(First: Episode 2933)
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SCENE 6 The Bad Humor Man continues to ring his bell, while Oscar listens and announces the sponsors. The credits follow.


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