Sesame Street
Oscar wishes for trash
Air date March 18, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Written by Cathi Rosenberg-Turow
Sponsors C, 12
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Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Oscar tells Maria and Gabi how much he loves his trash with a cover of his signature song. He adds he'd love to have enough trash to fill his entire trash can. His wish is heard by his Fairy Grouchmother (Rosie O'Donnell), who appears in a puff of smog and says she can get the job done. Oscar goes to evacuate his pets, though Maria, Gabi and even his Grouchmother aren't sure it's a good idea.
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Muppets "The Rhymies at Sea" - Larry, Mary and Barry sail on a ship, which sinks.
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Cartoon A captain and a first mate think they have planned ahead well for their trip at sea, but they forgot to take in the anchor.
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SCENE 2 Slimey, Fluffy, Iago, Spot and Lassie are all out on the street as Oscar prepares for his wish to be granted. His Grouchmother consults her magic book and comes up with a spell that fills his trash can to the brim with trash (along with some overflow surrounding it). Oscar is very pleased, but his pets don't seem too thrilled.
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Animation A cowboy sings about C words that are found in the Old West.
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Animation Letters on the Street: the letter C is found on a city street.
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Muppets In song, a boy wanders into the Animal Lost and Found, looking for his pet named Homer. The shopkeeper says, "Describe Your Pet to Me."
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Cartoon What Do You Do With a Pet?
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SCENE 3 Oscar's pets start sobbing over the loss of their home, but Oscar thinks they'll get over it, considering this wish to be the best thing to ever happen to him. The phone rings and he and Maria struggle to find it amid the trash; the caller hangs up by the time they uncover it. Oscar doesn't care, claiming nothing matters more than his trash. Maria points out that now, all of his pets are gone. Oscar assumes they'll be back.
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Artist: Gene Barretta
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SCENE 4 Oscar's Fairy Grouchmother re-appears, baring a message to Oscar from his pets: they say they're leaving for good, since Oscar loves his trash more than them. Oscar realizes the error of his ways and wishes to get rid of the trash. The Grouchmother tells him she only grants Grouchy wishes and she can't (or more accurately, won't) do anything, leaving Oscar to fix the problem himself.
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Part 1
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Song "C, You're Cool"
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Song "Litter Rap"
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SCENE 5 Oscar gives away the trash to some less-fortunate Grouches (including Grundgetta). His Fairy Grouchmother re-appears and learns of Oscar's plan. He hopes now his pets will come back to him, but sadly isn't even sure whey they are. His Grouchmother hastily splits.
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Part 1
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Film Wegman dogs: Batty as Little Bo Peep, still seeking her sheep.
Part 2
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Artist: Sally Cruikshank
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Film Wegman dogs: Batty as Little Bo Peep, still seeking her sheep.
Part 3
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Animation The word LOVE is formed on paper.
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SCENE 6 Oscar sings about his love for his pets (to the tune "I Love Trash"). Suddenly, Oscar hears the sounds of his pets and discovers they're back home! Gabi figures out the Grouchmother convinced them to come back and promises not to tell anyone the fairy did something nice. As Oscar has a happy reunion with his pets, Maria announces the sponsors.

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