Sesame Street
Oscar looks after Natasha
Air date March 6, 1996
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Sponsors J, 20
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Oscar is out in the park, looking for trash, when Humphrey arrives, with Natasha in her stroller. Suddenly, a wheel on the stroller breaks off. Humphrey can’t wheel it to the carriage-repair shop across town, but if he were to take Natasha out and have someone watch her, he could carry it. Since Oscar’s the only one around, he’s placed with babysitting duty, in exchange for the broken wheel. Oscar is now happy, as he now has a broken wheel and a kid that goes “thpppppth!”, but is disappointed when she kisses him instead.
Cartoon Two monkeys argue over what to watch on TV, growing bigger the angrier they get.
(First: Episode 0762)
Film Cooperation: A girl gets a coconut handed down to her from a tree, by people on different-size stilts.
(First: Episode 3404)
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: "Dances With Wolves"
(First: Episode 3234)
Film A girl draws a picture of her friend Amelia.
(First: Episode 2784)
Cartoon The letters in the word BESO kiss each other.
(First: Episode 0433)
SCENE 2 Oscar tries to make Natasha stop showering him with kisses, when The Count walks by and offers his help. He tries to distract her by having her help him count something, but he can’t find anything to count, until he starts counting Natasha’s kisses.
Cartoon An elephant counts to 20.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1466)
Film A film insert about washing elephants at the Bronx Zoo. The song "Splish Splash" is used in part of the segment.
(First: Episode 1934)
Muppets Big Bird: "That was great! Makes you proud to be an animal, doesn't it?"
(First: Episode 3159)
Cartoon A girl notices some footprints near and far to her. They belong to a giant purple bird.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 3134)
Muppets Zoe uses Wolfgang to demonstrate near and far.
(First: Episode 3392)
Animation Fred the fish needs water to swim in, and Betty the bird needs air to fly in. Vanessa the vacuum cleaner sucks up all the air and water, but can't hold it all in. (new narration by Jim Thurman added)
(First: Episode 2564)
Song "Don't Waste Water"
(First: Episode 2804)
SCENE 3 Oscar tries leaving her on the ground, so she can’t kiss him, but she ends up crawling away each time.
Cartoon A map of India morphs into the shape of animals that are found there.
(First: Episode 2668)
Film James talks about how great it is to be Indian-American, because he gets to learn about things from two different places.
(First: Episode 3191)
Animation J / j Gregorian chant
(First: Episode 3345)
Muppets Biff sings "This Is My J."
(First: Episode 1169)
Jenny Jeff Jacket
Cartoon A disobedient jacket, illustrating words that begin with the letter J, annoys an off-screen narrator, which reveals two kids named Jenny and Jeff inside of it.
(First: Episode 0527)
Film The McDouble twins know how to help each other.
(First: Episode 3213)
Cartoon An elephant and a bear try to cross a bridge to deliver their packages, but they're in each other's way.
(First: Episode 0538)
Muppets Telly and Elmo argue over who will be the last to say NO, but the word itself scares them away.
(First: Episode 3132)
Cartoon Can a cat bark?
(First: Episode 0859)

SCENE 4 Oscar gets an idea to put her to sleep, so she will stop kissing him. On her way back to the dance studio, Celina offers him some more help. She thinks a lullaby will work, but Oscar’s first rendition doesn’t work (as he sang it like a grouch). As he sings it sweeter, Grundgetta witness it and chastises him for being sweet, which wakes Natasha up.
Cartoon Sign Man: KISS ME
(First: Episode 1136)
Song 14 Karat Soul sings about what's "Down Below the Street."
(First: Episode 2556)
Muppets Big Bird exclaims "Amazing!"
(First: Episode 3191)
Cartoon The Typewriter: J for jump
(First: Episode 0772)
Film J, for jiggle, juggle, jump, joy.
(First: Episode 3396)
Song "J, Just How Jazzy Can You Get?"
(First: Episode 3396)
Film A Japanese boy plays taiko drums in the park.
(First: Episode 3153)
Two viewers with Picassoesque facial features in an art gallery critically examine the portrait of a viewer.
Artist: Mo Willems
(First: Episode 3442)
SCENE 5 Humphrey finally arrives back with the repaired carriage, but has forgotten Oscar’s wheel at the shop. Despite Oscar’s protesting, Humphrey keeps his end of the bargain and goes to retrieve it, leaving Oscar with the amorous baby still.
Animation Two frogs demonstrate up and down.
(First: Episode 3225)
Muppets Grover demonstrates up and down by getting the curtain at the theater to raise and lower.
(First: Episode 3242)
Masked March 20
Animation Masked March #20
(First: Episode 3365)
Film Growing Numbers #20
(First: Episode 2967)
Cartoon The Bellhop is sent to the grocery store to get twenty grapefruits. He counts to 20 on the way there so that he can remember the quantity, but forgets what item he was sent for.
(First: Episode 2533)

Muppets / Celebrity Elmo encounters Ray Charles playing the piano, and learns that he uses his fingers to read the lyrics. Ray sings and plays "Believe in Yourself", and everyone on Sesame Street joins them.
Cartoon A little girl sings "There Is Only One Me."
(First: Episode 1942)
Film Ostriches walk and run. (piano music)
(First: Episode 0339)
Muppets Two-Headed Monster: HAT
(First: Episode 1349)
Transition Tie-dye segue
(EKA: Episode 3185)

SCENE 6 Humphrey arrives back with the wheel and they swap. Natasha thanks Oscar by finally blowing his a “raspberry”. Oscar then announces the sponsors, then blowing a “raspberry” to the viewer.
COMING SOON Coming Soon on Sesame Street: What could Barkley be dreaming about?


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