Sesame Street
Plot Oscar's nightmares
repeat of 3271
Air date December 16, 1996
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Sponsors H, T, 10

23- Scene 3

Picture Segment Description
1 - 3271 Scene 1
SCENE 1 Maria and Luis arrive back from an evening of dancing, when they hear Oscar moaning for help from within his trash can. Luis climbs in and wakes him up and they continue talking from the surface. Oscar talks about the worst nightmare he just had - happy people in the park trying to play with him. He guilts the two to bring him to their apartment (with his can) so he won't be alone when another nightmare occurs.
Cartoon Gerald is repeatedly kept awake by his dog Sparky, who does a dance and poses as an alligator through his shadow whenever his parents close his door.
(First: Episode 1519)
Muppets Ernie and Bert: "That's What Friends Are For": Ernie sings to Bert about friends being tolerant of each other's differences, while Bert just wants to sleep.
(EKA: Episode 2073)
Animation Planet H / h
(First: Episode 2851)
Animation The letter H appears in words on buildings.
(First: Episode 3368)
Cartoon A man (Jim Thurman) is told that his dog looks thirsty, and says that his dog is a hot dog.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(EKA: Episode 1299)
10 - Scene 2
SCENE 2 They bring him into their apartment and set him down next to the door. Oscar would instead prefer being next to the window, then suggests going next to their bed. They instead leave him in the middle of room. Oscar starts to fall asleep, but immediately wakes up and complains when Maria whispers "Sweet dreams" to him.
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Sleeps" (re-filmed version)
(First: Episode 3026)
Muppets Big Bird wakes up from his nap, "Everybody wha —?" then goes back to sleep.
(First: Episode 3207)
Cartoon A bully says the alphabet to a mild-mannered gardener, who hits him in the face with a pie at the end. (new sting added)
(EKA: Episode 0300)
Film A boy is scared to go to sleep at night, until his dad tells him to use his imagination to calm himself down. He conducts a symphony with his toys.
(First: Episode 3271)
Cartoon "Big Kid Photo Album"
(First: Episode 3441)
Muppets Elmo explains the importance of sleep, but the audience won't stop applauding and let him sleep afterwards.
(First: Episode 2985)
Cartoon Geronimo 10-0: instead of a parachute, she is carried to the ground by four birds.
(EKA: Episode 2423)
23- Scene 3
SCENE 3 Oscar slurps down an anchovy milkshake that helps put him to sleep. He begins to have another nightmare, where Celina, Mr. Handford and the kids introduce the letter H and start dancing to Hip hop music. He ends up waking Maria and Luis and tells them about his horrid dream.
Animation OP words (Drop / stop / top / hop / pop)
(First: Episode 2886)
Song "Toothpaste Factory Rap"
(First: Episode 3266)
Cartoon A girl recites a poem about her first loose tooth.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 3319)
Muppets When Frazzle is scared of going to the dentist, his mother tries to comfort him by telling him what a good time he will have. In the end, the dentist turns out to be scared of Frazzle.
(First: Episode 3519)
Animation T for toothbrush and toothpaste
(First: Episode 2811)
Cartoon Spinning T (to the tango beat).
(First: Episode 2933)
Cartoon Ten tiny T's in top hats do the tippy tappy tango and take tea.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 3230)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentCookie Monster and Zelda have a discussion about cookies.
(First: Episode 2601)
Film Three girls do a "One Potato" rhyme.
(First: Episode 3271)
29- Scene 4
SCENE 4 Oscar falls back to sleep, where he has another nightmare. Celina and Mr. Handford fawn over a number 10, then bring in 10 adorable butterflies. Oscar wakes everyone up again, but falls back to sleep as he describes the types of dreams he'd rather have.
Cartoon "A Number 10 from Tennessee"
Artist: Gene Barretta
(First: Episode 3526)
Muppets Mr. Johnson goes to the local gym, where Grover is one of the instructors. He is about to help Mr. Johnson work out, but keeps leaving to get his towel, whistle, barbell, and radio. Once he is planned to work out, Grover is too tired to do anything else.
(First: Episode 3262)
Cartoon A detective decides to exercise on a slow day, as a crook attempts to get rid of him.
(First: Episode 2607)
Animation Before / after: Designs of a rainforest are painted on a chair.
(First: Episode 3129)
Muppets / Celebrity Los Lobos sings "Elmo and the Lavender Moon."
(First: Episode 3101)
Animation Gregorian H/h chant
(First: Episode 3320)
Film H for Hat - kids try on different hats as camera shutters go off.
(First: Episode 3292)
Animation Soul H!
(First: Episode 3368)

Cast Gordon hosts "The Crossing Zone," in which a boy named Jonathan has to find a way to cross the street. Susan helps him across.
(First: Episode 2729)
Cartoon Look both ways before you cross the street
Artist: Ray Favata
(First: Episode 1397)
Muppets Snuffy sings "Bubble on My Snuffle."
(First: Episode 3338)
Cartoon A magician performs a trick that makes birds appear, and fish can be glimpsed between them.
Artist: Vince Collins
(First: Episode 1614)
Film What sound does a horse make?
(First: Episode 3277)
Cartoon "Wash Your Hands Before You Eat"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1906)
37- Scene 5
SCENE 5 Now in the morning, Oscar marvels at how awful Maria looks, which she blames on her lack of sleep. Luis claims he was able to sleep anyhow. Oscar stays to have his breakfast - a turnip enchilada with line and onion juice. Maria sticks with her cereal and decides to eat away from the table, close enough to Oscar's can for Fluffy to eat up her food. Luis announces the sponsors.
COMING SOON Coming Soon on Sesame Street: Bob and Linda share a slow dance at Celina's dance studio.

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