Sesame Street
Oscar can't get the Sesame Street theme out of his head
Air date December 14, 1993
Season Season 25 (1993-1994)
Written by Belinda Ward
Sponsors I, S, 14
Syndication 123 Sesame Street
Releases HBO Max


Picture Segment Description

COLD OPEN Grundgetta speaks through a megaphone, warning Oscar and the Grouchketeers to cover their ears before a yucky song comes on (the Sesame Street Theme) -- but it's too late for Oscar!
SCENE 1 When the opening sequence finishes playing, Oscar is relieved that the song is over, but to his chagrin, the music lingers on in his head and makes him happy! Grungetta helps cleanse his mind with a grouchy variation of "My Favorite Things," and Oscar joins her.
After the song, Bob walks by, singing the SS theme, and it pops back into Oscar's head!
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Muppets Mr. Between sings about himself.
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Film The Count (in voiceover) counts three children on a bench, then adds two more.
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Cartoon The Four Squares sing "It's Hip To Be a Square."
Artists: Vincent Cafarelli & Candy Kugel
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SCENE 2 Bob stops by again, as Oscar attempts to get the song out of his head with the help of his elephant Fluffy, who trumpets loudly. Oscar then calls for the rest of his animals to make noise, which helps at first - but once Bob leaves, the animals start singing the SS theme!
Cartoon I hab a cauld ib by dose.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
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cut from the Noggin version
Song Joe Raposo sings "Somebody Come and Play."
Snow leopards version
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Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: "Get the Funky Rhythm"
Part 1
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cut from the Noggin version

Film Lamont, who lives in the city, visits his friend Adrian, who lives in the country. Together they ride bikes, swim, and have dinner with Adrian's family.
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Cartoon A man talks about going to the city, without noticing he's walking right through it.
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Song "(Sittin' On) A Boat on a Lake"
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Cartoon S for sing
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Muppets / Celebrity Carol Channing sings a spoof of "Hello, Dolly!" with Sammy the Snake, praising his ability to look and sound like an S.
(First: Episode 1951)
Cartoon A voice asks a face if it's aware of the letter S, and it is revealed that the face belongs to a snake.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0278)
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: "Get the Funky Rhythm"
Part 2
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cut from the Noggin version
SCENE 3 Oscar wishes he could get his animals to stop singing the SS theme. Elmo passes by with a STOP sign he made himself, and the animals stop making noise when he displays it to them. Just when Oscar thinks his problem is over, Elmo learns what the animals were doing, and leads them into singing the SS theme once again!
Video Ann Marie DeAngelo and Skeeter Rabbit do their dance routine. The frame freezes whenever the word STOP comes on.
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Cartoon The O in STOP bounces around, and the other letters ask it to stop.
Artists: The Hubleys
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Film A girl draws a picture of her friend Amelia.
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cut from the Noggin version
Muppets "El Baile del Penguino"
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Song "Around and Around"
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Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: "Get the Funky Rhythm"
Part 4
(First: Episode 3000)
cut from the Noggin version
SCENE 4 Big Bird encounters Zoe squealing, and finds out it's because she's proud of being able to recite the alphabet. She does so, with help from Big Bird.
Cartoon The alphabet is presented in a chain reaction of events. (edited)
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Animation Sand I/i
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Song En Vogue sings "Adventure."
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Cartoon Christopher Clumsy jumps over a hole, and falls into another hole.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
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Song "Old Button Hole"
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SCENE 5 Big Bird and Zoe begin to play hide-and-seek, but she needs help counting down from 10 to 0.
Animation Number creatures #14
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Muppets Polly Darton and Benny Rabbit sing "14 Carrot Love."
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Film The floating kids form a triangle.
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Cartoon A young bespectacled man with an accordion asks how much it costs to cross the bridge. The Bridgekeeper says admission is free, but requires that the young man show him three triangles. Two of them are found in the bridgework, and the man uses the bridgekeeper's staff to draw a third triangle in the dirt. Although the bridgekeeper has his order filled, he asks the man to play a tune on his accordion. This additional request takes the young man by surprise, but he is told to do so for the opportunity to get past the bridgekeeper.
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SCENE 6 Oscar puts on earmuffs and a football helmet on his head to drown out that yucky "Sunny Day" song, and has the Grouchketeers confirm that it's not playing. But once he uncovers his head, the closing music starts playing! He ducks down into his trash can, and Bob stops by and announces the sponsors.


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