Sesame Street
Oscar looks after Natasha
(repeat of 3473)
Air date December 11, 1997
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Sponsors J, 20


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 Musicians in a painting learn to cooperate to play music.
(First: Episode 3460)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie reads a story for Bert that he's written on his typewriter. It turns out to be a dramatic reading of the alphabet.
(First: Episode 1112)
Song "Learning to Swim"
(First: Episode 3592)
Cartoon A boy puts together a fishbowl, and watches his fish swim around in it.
(First: Episode 2030)
Muppets Elmo and Winston, a beluga whale, demonstrate the word LOVE.
(First: Episode 3526)
Cartoon The letters in the word BESO kiss each other. (new sting added)
(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.
Film A judo class does 20 jumping jacks.
(First: Episode 3403)
Cartoon "Beginning, Middle, End"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 2556)
Animation A girl reads a book, a magazine, a newspaper, and a letter.
(First: Episode 3142)
Muppets Grover tries to ignore three monsters who look big and scary to him. When they notice him carrying a flute, they grab his attention and ask -- in what appears to be a threatening way -- if Grover wants to play. The three monsters pull out a clarinet, an oboe and a bassoon and begin to play, urging Grover to join in.
(First: Episode 1412)
Cartoon A shy girl wants to join a group bouncing a ball. (audible dialogue)
Artist: Joanna Priestley
(First: Episode 2849)
SCENE 3 Oscar tries leaving her on the ground, so she can’t kiss him, but she ends up crawling away each time.
Song "Reach Your Hand Up High"
(First: Episode 2702)
Animation J / j Gregorian chant
(First: Episode 3345)
Muppets A lady brings her J to Al's Alphabet Garage because it won't jump. Al asks if it can jog, jiggle, play jazz and determines that it needs a jump start. After he gets it working, the J smashes through the wall.
(First: Episode 2997)
Song "J, Just How Jazzy Can You Get?"
(First: Episode 3396)
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)
Film The McDouble twins know how to help each other.
(First: Episode 3213)

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)
Muppets While shopping in a China store, Simon Soundman helps Old McDonald find his lost animal - however his animal sounds attract animals to barge into the fragile store.
(First: Episode 3068)
Cartoon A boy finds a set of doors with animals that make the wrong sound, and swaps the doors to correct them.
(First: Episode 2711)
Film A man in a J costume jumps at the beach.
(First: Episode 3527)
Cartoon Sand J/j
(First: Episode 0631)
Muppets "J Friends"
(First: Episode 0339)
Cartoon A baby demonstrates 'happy,' 'surprised' and 'sad.'
(First: Episode 3396)
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.
Film Cooperation: A girl gets a coconut handed down to her from a tree, by people on different-size stilts.
(First: Episode 3404)
Muppets Zoe demonstrates front and back using Wolfgang and a fish.
(First: Episode 3411)
Cartoon Luxo Jr. displays its front and back, eventually getting exhausted.
(First: Episode 3279)
Film Jake and his family have moved from the city to the country. He corresponds with his best friend Kan by mail.
(First: Episode 3564)
Cartoon A pencil tries to write the word DANCE.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 1966)

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.
(First: Episode 3473)
Animation Counting 20 shells
(First: Episode 2994)
Film Growing Numbers #20
(First: Episode 2967)
Masked March 20
Animation Masked March #20
(First: Episode 3365)
Animation A boy has a dream in which he floats in Outer Space between things.
(First: Episode 3093)
Muppets Bip Bipadotta sings about "Air."
(First: Episode 2568)
Cartoon Dr. Annie Eyeball looks at air.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 2592)
Song "You're Important"
(First: Episode 3396)

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: Gordon and Miles have dinner with The Three Bears, and are surprised when Papa Bear goes under the dinner table to pass them the ketchup.

Previous episode: Next episode:
Episode 3673 Episode 3675
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Stream the best stories.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Get Disney+