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Sesame Street
Oscar and Telly have to share a magic lamp
Air date May 12, 1994
Season Season 25 (1993-1994)
Written by Sonia Manzano
Sponsors G, L, 8


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Telly and Oscar come across a magic lamp at Finders Keepers, but while playing tug-of-war with it, they accidentally rub it, and out poofs a genie (Cheech Marin)! He has a happy reunion with his old friend Ruthie, and they do their familiar "Shout!" inspired dance.

SCENE 1 Telly and Oscar both rubbed the magic lamp, which means they have to share their three wishes. By accident, they each wish their personalities were switched around, and the Genie grants their wish. Ruthie tells him to reverse the wish, and he does so. He reports to Telly and Oscar that they now have one wish left, which they'll have to share, or else the Genie will have to return to his lamp, which he hates being inside. Oscar, being a Grouch, refuses to share his wish with Telly; this makes the Genie sad, then angry. Oscar leaves for his trash can, and Ruthie tells the Genie to get his guitar - she has a plan.
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Film Kids narrate footage of toddlers learning to walk.
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Animation Pencil box G / g
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Muppets Grover and George sing "Two G Sounds."
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Film Kids narrate a film of how a river is formed.
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Animation Teeny Little Super Guy: Two boys are fighting over a swing. so Teeny Little Super Guy shows them how to share.
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Animation Sand L/l
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SCENE 2 Ruthie, Telly and the Genie gather outside of Oscar's trash can and knock on it. Oscar comes out, and the Genie poofs himself into an Elvis costume and sings an Elvis-style song persuading Oscar to share his wish with Telly. Oscar says he will share the wish, but not now.
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SCENE 3 Oscar is now ready to share his wish with Telly...but he just can't think of anything he and Telly both like enough to share, so he doesn't know what to wish for. Suddenly, Ruthie has an idea: a "Get Lost" party for the Genie. Telly likes parties, and Oscar likes telling people to get lost, so this is a wish they can share! They agree to do so, and in a puff of smoke, everyone on Sesame Street joins the Get Lost party and starts dancing while the Genie sings a reprise of "Yell!"
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SCENE 4 Everyone cleans up after the Genie's Get Lost party. They bid him goodbye, while Oscar tells him to get lost. The Genie leaves without his lamp, which he never wants to see again. Oscar and Telly argue over whether their wish was a nice one, while Ruthie announces the sponsors.


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