Sesame Street
Oscar's Newsstand
(repeat of 3242)
Air date December 11, 1995
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Sponsors J, W, 19
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Gordon and Susan are in a hurry to catch the train. Gordon stops at the newsstand to pick up a newspaper, only to find that all the newspapers have smelly fish in them. Oscar reveals that he bought the newsstand so he can yell at subway riders and make them late for their trains. He points Gordon to the newspapers that don't have fish ... but mud.
Cartoon Blue and pink characters fight for a spot on the subway, until Pink spots an open seat.
(First: Episode 1580)
Muppets Count von Count sings "Lambaba" as he counts sheep and other animals that pop into the room.
(First: Episode 2789)
Film / Animation Lake (time-lapse)
(First: Episode 2700)
Cartoon An actor demonstrates anger towards a casting director - literally!
(First: Episode 2061)
Muppets "African Alphabet Song"
(First: Episode 2360)
Cartoon A man demonstrates what newspapers are made of, and finds an ad for "One slightly used monster."
(First: Episode 2919)
SCENE 2 Ruthie witnesses Oscar yelling at a customer (Jon Stone), then shows him how to treat customers properly. Oscar doesn't care for manners -- or money -- he's in it for the fish and the grouchy clientele.
Song "The First Time" - Children try various activities (riding tricycles, tying shoes, etc.) and progressively improve.
(First: Episode 2950)
Animation J / j Gregorian chant
(First: Episode 3345)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit the Frog reports from an alphabet mine where they dig Js. The miners tell him various words that begin with J and Richard presents him with his own J.
(EKA: Episode 2302)
Film Girls jump rope and sing playground rhymes.
(First: Episode 3280)
Cartoon A dog chases a cat around, through, over, and under a doghouse.
(First: Episode 1020)
Song "Reach Your Hand Up High"
(First: Episode 2702)
Animation Counting 20 shells
(First: Episode 2994)

SCENE 3 Maria stops by the newsstand and asks for a copy of The Fix-it Woman's Gazette. He gives Maria the special treatment by having his goat Lassie chew the magazine, and his pig roll in it. She says she wants a clean magazine, so he has Fluffy spray it with water, getting Maria wet as well.
Song Sesame Street Creature Feature: Joe Raposo sings "Goats."
(First: Episode 2366)
Animation Characters on a quilt form the letter W.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 3366)
Muppets Bert sings the club song for The National Association of W Lovers.
(First: Episode 0366)
Cartoon W for witch
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1182)
Film How paper is recycled
(First: Episode 2710)
Cartoon A little boy describes a time when he got angry after his toy truck was destroyed by a big kid.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2764)

SCENE 4 Oscar announces that there's no service on the A, B, C, D, E or F trains. Just then his mom comes flying out of the subway ("Now that's what I call an express!"). Oscar asks her what she's doing here, and she says she had to see personally that Oscar opened the newsstand. After confirming he did, and assuring her that he's doing it, not for the money, but to make people angry, for which she says she is very proud of him, he shows her the "closed" sign he made, which he uses to fool a customer (Fran Brill) -- but his scheme backfires. He feel like a failure, but his mom cheers him up.
Film The sign CLOSED spins around.
(First: Episode 0955)
Cartoon A real Indian boy tells two boys who are playing Cowboy and Indian that Indians don't say "ugh". The other kids tell him that they heard the expression on TV.
(First: Episode 0771)
Song En Vogue sings "Adventure."
(First: Episode 2951)
Cartoon Knights use different words for "big."
Aritst: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 1985)
Muppets A harried bird visits a tree, who has some open nests available. She doesn't want the big or bigger nests and plants herself in his biggest nest so she can lay her many eggs.
(First: Episode 3247)
Animation Number creatures #19
(First: Episode 2718)
Film Growing Numbers #19
(First: Episode 2937)
Animation Rap #19
(First: Episode 2560)

Film Kids practice circus acts and give a performance in a gymnasium.
(First: Episode 2889)
Cartoon A man talks about how much he loves his bones.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 2628)
Celebrity Gloria Estefan sings a special version of "1-2-3" to Big Bird and the Birdketeers.
(First: Episode 2928)
Animation Ten masked dancers are counted in Spanish.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 3079)
Film How to say "turtle" in sign language
(First: Episode 3339)
Cartoon A bird displays the front and back of a turtle.
(First: Episode 0789)
Muppets Zoe demonstrates front and back using Wolfgang and a fish.
Film Alphaquest: W
(First: Episode 2712)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit asks Debo if he knows what a W is.
(First: Episode 0563)
Cartoon A family goes over their camping checklist before they leave for the woods.

SCENE 5 Maria warns Luis against shopping at Oscar's newsstand. Luis is surprised to pick up a clean newspaper, but annoyed when he sees it's from yesterday. Oscar's mother then congratulates him on making a customer really angry, then she leaves. Luis then remembers that he didn't read the paper yesterday, and thanks Oscar, who's glad that his mom didn't see that. Gordon announces the sponsors.

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