Sesame Street
Oscar and the "Martian Family" song
Air date February 28, 1995
Season Season 26 (1994-1995)
Written by Sonia Manzano
Production December 7, 1994
Sponsors L, Q, 6

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Picture Segment Description
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Muppets The Martians are a "Yip Yip Family."
(First: Episode 2724)
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SCENE 1 Maria passes by Oscar's trash can, singing the previous song to herself. She can't recall the source of it, believing it was in a dream she had. Oscar doesn't want to hear it, even as she and Luis start singing it together.
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Song "Doing the Family Thing"
(First: Episode 3180)
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Cartoon "The Little Letter L: A Poem by Louise"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1526)
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Muppets / Celebrity Samuel Ramey performs "L Is for Low."
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: L--Loud
(First: Episode 0783)
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Film Gilberto, who lives in Central America, learns how bricks are made.
(First: Episode 2744)
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Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: "Make Waves"
Part 1
(First: Episode 2949)
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SCENE 2 Maria, Luis and Gabi pass by singing the song some more and Oscar wants them to stop, claiming the song doesn't work because Gabi isn't a baby anymore. Luis whips out a baby picture from his wallet and they remember how she was when she was little. They promise not to sing the original song anymore, instead changing the lyric to "big kid."
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Song Jerry Nelson sings "I'm the Big One Now."
(First: Episode 2876)
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Cartoon Rap #6
(First: Episode 2502)
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Film Six children dance in a colorblock grid.
(First: Episode 3122)
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Animation The numbers 1-6 are carried away and/or demolished by construction equipment.
(First: Episode 2270)
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Film A three-year-old African boy narrates a film about a day in his life.
(First: Episode 3267)
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Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: "Make Waves"
Part 2
(First: Episode 2949)
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Cartoon A crocodile, snake, and kangaroo all cooperate to escape from the zoo and get ice cream.
(First: Episode 1577)
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Film Kids play bongo drums loud and soft.
(First: Episode 2862)
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Cast A remake of "Can Read" with Mr. Handford reading a recipe, Rosita reading a letter from her abuela, and Ruthie reading a box label.
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Cartoon A man demonstrates what newspapers are made of, and finds an ad for "One slightly used monster."
(First: Episode 2919)
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Song "I'm a Polar Bear"
(First: Episode 3276)
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Animation Teeny Little Super Guy: Two boys are fighting over a swing, so Teeny Little Superguy shows them how to share.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1967)
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Cartoon Three characters try to watch a baseball game over a fence, then cooperate by stacking their blocks.
(First: Episode 0478)
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Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: "Make Waves"
Part 3
(First: Episode 2949)
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Cartoon Beginning / middle / end: a beatnik follows a trombonist's note through a long horn.
Artist: Frank Gresham
(First: Episode 3266)
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Muppets Kermit describes the beginning, middle and end using a cookbook with assistance from Cookie Monster.
(First: Episode 1352)
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Film What sound does a horse make?
(First: Episode 3277)
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Muppets Colambo visits Tom the Piper's Son and asks him questions concerning a stolen pig.
(First: Episode 3112)
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Cartoon An elephant, a zebra, a hedgehog, an ostrich, a frog and a ladybug create a rhythm with their footsteps.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 2794)
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SCENE 3 Baby Bear, Mama Bear and Papa Bear stroll by, also singing the song and annoying Oscar. They continue on their way to the arbor for a round of basketball, when they bump into Gordon, Susan and Miles, who are about to do the same. They all decide to play together, while singing the song of course.
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Film A boy dances his way into his family's portrait.
(First: Episode 3129)
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Cartoon I Love You, in American Sign Language
Artist: Steve Finkin
(First: Episode 1170)
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Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: "Make Waves"
Part 4
(First: Episode 2949)
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Film Island (in sped-up film, kids travel to an island)
(First: Episode 2731)
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Cartoon Fish swim to form Q and q.
(First: Episode 3105)
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Muppets The Two-Headed Monster observes the letter Q, then the word QUIET.
(First: Episode 1850)
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Animation Sand Q/q
(First: Episode 0623)
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Muppets / Celebrity Big Bird and tennis star Michael Chang play tennis together and tie their shoes.
(First: Episode 3145)
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Cartoon A pig sings "There Are Chickens in the Trees" until a rooster tells him that chickens don't live in trees.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1394)
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SCENE 4 Angela, Jamal, Kayla, the Three Bears, the Robinsons and the Rodriquezes are gather around Oscar's trash can and sing the song together. Oscar demands they cut it out and they respect his wishes and head off on their separate ways.
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SCENE 4 cont'd Just when Oscar finally gets some peace, the Martian family materializes on his trashcan lid and sings the song.
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Cartoon L for Laugh
Artists: Vincent Cafarelli & Candy Kugel
(First: Episode 2767)
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Film Wegman's dogs form the letter L.
(First: Episode 3270)
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Cartoon The Four Squares sing "It's Hip To Be a Square."
Artists: Vincent Cafarelli & Candy Kugel
(First: Episode 2615)
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Film Looking for squares in the city (Maria voiceover)
(First: Episode 2721)
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Cartoon Two kids argue over a cat and a dog, who chase each other around the fence.
(First: Episode 1210)
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Muppets Guy Smiley hosts a dinner for all things that begin with the sound SH. Guests include a shirt, a shrieking shovel, a shepherd, and a shark.
(First: Episode 2564)
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Cartoon Leaves form a SH.
(First: Episode 3127)
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SCENE 5 Oscar and Irvine assemble to perform their own Grouchy interpretation of the "Martian Family Song" for the Rodriquezes. The family then announces the sponsors.


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