|Plot||Oscar's Road Trip|
|Air date|| April 12, 2002|
|Season||Season 33 (2002)|
|Written by||John Weidman|
|Directed by||Lisa Simon|
| ||SCENE 1||In the nest area, Big Bird asks the viewer to guess what he's pretending to do; he's driving a car. The second time, he hears real car noises which turn out to be the Sloppy Jalopy.|
|SCENE 1 cont'd||Gordon, Big Bird and the Grouchketeers sing "Let's Go Driving."|
|Muppets / Celebrity||James Gandolfini helps Zoe, who's scared after hearing a loud noise. He talks about things that make him afraid: the dark, haircuts and giant talking vegetables.|
|Muppets|| The Number of the Day: 18|
A jumping number 18 arrives as the Number of the Day.
(First: Episode 3993)
|Cartoon|| Suzie Kabloozie: Judge #18|
(First: Episode 3877)
|Cartoon||Eighteen pigs form various acrobatic pyramids.|
| ||SCENE 2||Oscar is going on a road trip to surprise his cousin Roscoe in Poughkeepsie for his birthday, and wants Telly to come. Oscar goes every year, because Roscoe hates surprises.|
|SCENE 2, cont'd||Telly wants to go to the triangle museum, but Oscar convinces him by playing "Let's Go Driving" on the radio and singing along. Soon Telly is pushing the car.|
| ||SCENE 2, cont'd||Oscar plays an R&B version of "Let's Go Driving" to keep Telly from leaving. They stop at Hooper's for more lemons, sardines and fudge sauce. While at Hooper's, Telly and the Two-Headed Monster sound out the word "car."|
|SCENE 2, cont'd||Oscar plays a Motown version of "Let's Go Driving," and now they go back to pick up Slimey. Next, they go to the Mail It Shop for Oscar's junk mail. Oscar then plays a choral version of "Let's Go Driving," and the song's hypnotic effect continues to keep Telly aboard. Then, Roscoe surprises Oscar from the back seat. Roscoe asks Telly how he felt about having to push the Sloppy Jalopy. Since Telly replies that he hated it, Roscoe decides to push it himself. Since Telly wants to, they go on a real car trip.|
|Muppets / Film||Big Bird introduces kids talking about things they've gotten while going on a trip.|
| ||Muppets|| Journey to Ernie|
Big Bird sets off on a Journey To Ernie. First, Big Bird asks the dinosaur to help find Ernie's box.
|Cartoon||Hop, Hop and Shake Your Head and Wriggle Like An Octopus.|
|Muppets|| Journey to Ernie|
Big Bird asks the Martian to help find Ernie's box. We found him!
|Muppets|| Ernie & Bert — Ernie is confused when he sees Bert playing checkers with his pigeon, Bernice. Ernie thinks it's amazing that a pigeon can play checkers, but Bert thinks it is no big deal, because Bernice has only beaten Bert in two out of ten games.|
(First: Episode 1227)
|Muppets|| Hero Guy|
Baby Bear and Hero Guy show how to dance the Bear Family Dance, the Bunny Hop, the Twist and the Swim.
(First: Episode 3982)
|Muppets|| The Letter of the Day: O, pt. 1|
Cookie Monster thinks he can avoid eating the Letter O Cookie by mailing it away in a box.
(First: Episode 3983)
|Film||Somebody Say O|
|Muppets|| The Letter of the Day: O, pt. 2|
Grover the mail carrier picks up the package, and delivers it right back to Cookie. Cookie eats the Letter O cookie.
(First: Episode 3983)
|Film||In a dreamlike sequence, a family discovers a huge letter O.|
|Muppets|| The Spanish Word of the Day: agua|
Rosita shows the viewer what agua means.
(First: Episode 3984)
|Muppets|| Elmo's World: Exercise|
(First: Episode 3853)
|SCENE 3||Big Bird reads the sponsors, and the Sloppy Jalopy passes by. A full credit crawl follows.|
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