Sesame Street
Oscar's new cell phone
Air date May 3, 1995
Season Season 26 (1994-1995)
Written by Sonia Manzano
Sponsors P, X, 3

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Oscar shows the viewer his new cell phone. He uses it to bother Gina while she's working. Mr. Handford borrows it to check up on the store and Gina almost gets in trouble for yelling at him, thinking it's Oscar calling again. He then thinks of other ways to wreak havoc with his phone.
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Film A TELEPHONE rings at a phone booth in the city, and someone answers it.
(First: Episode 3274)
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Cartoon Suzie Kabloozie tries to demonstrate what a telephone is, but keeps getting calls.
Artist: Mo Willems
(First: Episode 3268)
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Muppets The Squirrelles sing "Don't Be a Tough Nut to Crack."
(First: Episode 3213)
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Cartoon "Angry Annie": A small girl vents her rage at the world, frustrated by the problems of everyday life, until her younger brother offers her part of his orange.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 2087)
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SCENE 2 Over at his newsstand, Oscar bones up on cell phone knowledge by reading a magazine. To make sure he has a good one, he tries calling Luis at the Fix-It Shop. Telly, who's helping out, answers and tells Luis to meet up with Oscar, claiming it's important. Luis rushes to his trash can, but finds he's not home. When he returns, Oscar calls again. Before he can fully explain himself, Luis hangs up in anger. Oscar theorizes his phone is a special one that has the power to make anyone he calls angry.
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Film / Animation A class makes up a story about a fish named Billy, which is told through animation based on the kids' drawings.
(First: Episode 3358)
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Muppets "We Are All Earthlings"
(First: Episode 2835)
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Cartoon P for Pack
(First: Episode 0504)
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Cartoon P for paper, point, poke, paint, pat, peel
(First: Episode 3066)
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Film P for party, picture and puzzle.
(First: Episode 3267)
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Cartoon A poem about Hannah and Anna who lead similar lives in the city and the country.
Artist: Lisa Crafts
(First: Episode 2984)
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SCENE 3 Ruthie and the kids prepare to say the alphabet in Finders Keepers. Oscar shows up and constantly disrupts them with his noisy phone and calls.
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Cartoon Letters appear over a sky-view of a neighborhood.
(First: Episode 3267)
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Film Lauren, a blind child, learns in class by using Braille.
(First: Episode 3142)
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Cartoon The Story of Cowboy X, with the voices of Jean Shepherd
(First: Episode 0325)
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Film A big X emerges, Jaws-like, in a swimming pool.
(First: Episode 3341)
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Cartoon Brand X
(First: Episode 0299)
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Muppets Part 1: Ernie is holding a banana in his ear. Bert tries to tell him that he does so, but Ernie can't hear him because of it.
(First: Episode 0258)
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Cartoon "Banana Samba" (short version)
(First: Episode 2920)
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Muppets Part 2: Ernie reveals that he has a banana in his ear in order to keep the alligators away. He uses Bert's denial of any on Sesame Street as proof that his method works.
(First: Episode 0258)
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Film A child voice-over talks about a Hawaiian party that her family has.
(First: Episode 3139)
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Muppets Benny Rabbit gets angry when people (and monsters) admire him, so he tells them firmly, "Don't Touch Me!"
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Film Wegman's dogs get next to each other in pictures.
(First: Episode 3011)
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Cartoon In Egypt, three lemons make lemonade.
(First: Episode 3285)
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Muppets Seahorses 1, 2, 3
(First: Episode 2925)
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Cartoon Sporty 3 demonstrates his agility in various sports.
(First: Episode 1642)
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Muppets Joey and Davey Monkey star in "Monkeys on Patrol," where they harass various citizens while looking for a missing banana.
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Song Lillian sings "Face Facts."
(First: Episode 2760)
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SCENE 4 Oscar's theory about his Grouchy cell phone is proven wrong when Maria and the family use it to call home in Puerto Rico, where news of a new baby makes them all happy.
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Film A group of kids paint a mural with the help of a mural artist.
(First: Episode 3007)
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Animation P - Pyramid
(First: Episode 2061)
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Film Two girls sing "My Picky Playmate" as they clap.
(First: Episode 3299)
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Muppets / Celebrity Dorothy Donegan plays the blues at Birdland.
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Film The Count (in voiceover) counts five children standing behind a park bench.
(First: Episode 2931)
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Cartoon "Island of Emotion"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 2822)
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SCENE 5 Luis and family find Oscar, upset that his phone isn't as Grouchy as he thought. They convince him he can be just as Grouchy without it, which makes him feel better. He then gets a call telling him today's sponsors, which makes him angry.


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