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[[File:2089b.jpg|thumb|300px|[[Episode 2089]] shows the area before Oscar moved in.]]
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[[File:5029-Cans.png|thumb|300px|[[Episode 5029]] briefly depicts Oscar's old can area in relation to his new one.]]
   
'''Oscar's trash can''' is the private domain of [[Oscar the Grouch]] on ''[[Sesame Street]]''. For forty-five years, it was situated between the [[123 Sesame Street]] stoop and [[Big Bird's nest]] at 123¼ Sesame Street.<ref>the address is seen on his mail in [[Episode 0295]]</ref> As of [[Season 46 (2016)|season 46]], sits within a recycling trash zone in front of 123 Sesame Street. Like ''[[Doctor Who]]''’s TARDIS, the classic clown cars, or [[Peanuts|Snoopy's doghouse]], Oscar's trash can is considerably deeper than one would initially suspect. The seemingly bottomless domain houses a variety of diverse [[Grouches|Grouch]] amenities and luxuries which are mostly never seen.
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'''Oscar's trash can''' is the private domain of [[Oscar the Grouch]] on ''[[Sesame Street]]''. For forty-five years, it was situated between the [[123 Sesame Street]] stoop and [[Big Bird's nest]] at 123¼ Sesame Street.<ref>the address is seen on his mail in [[Episode 0295]]</ref> As of [[Season 46 (2016)|season 46]], it sits within a recycling trash zone in front of 123 Sesame Street. Like ''[[Doctor Who]]''’s TARDIS, the classic clown cars, or [[Peanuts|Snoopy's doghouse]], Oscar's trash can is considerably deeper than one would initially suspect. The seemingly bottomless domain houses a variety of diverse [[Grouches|Grouch]] amenities and luxuries which are mostly never seen.
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
 
Oscar the Grouch was originally planned by Jim Henson and Jon Stone to live in a manhole<ref>''[[Street Gang]]''</ref><ref>''[[Jim Henson: The Biography]]''</ref> or in a pile of trash in a gutter. This was changed to a trash can, in part because "the studio had no trapdoors that would allow a puppeteer to work from under the floor".<ref>''[[The Wisdom of Big Bird]]''</ref>
 
Oscar the Grouch was originally planned by Jim Henson and Jon Stone to live in a manhole<ref>''[[Street Gang]]''</ref><ref>''[[Jim Henson: The Biography]]''</ref> or in a pile of trash in a gutter. This was changed to a trash can, in part because "the studio had no trapdoors that would allow a puppeteer to work from under the floor".<ref>''[[The Wisdom of Big Bird]]''</ref>
   
In the earliest episodes of [[Season 1 (1969-1970)|the first season]], the trash can was atop a big blue crate adjacent to a wooden crate at right, with a few more trash cans around; later on in the season until 1974, the base and the crate were replaced, the latter by a trunk, with a trash pail on top of another crate at left. In 1974, and until 2015, the perch was redesigned, with a big burlap crate replacing the trunk and a barrel as the base, and the rest of the area consisting of more crates, a garbage pail and a trash bag (though the pervious look was re-instated for ''[[Christmas Eve on Sesame Street]]'' in 1978).
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In the earliest episodes of [[Season 1 (1969-1970)|the first season]], the trash can was atop a big blue crate adjacent to a wooden crate at right, with a few more trash cans around; later on in the season until 1974, the base and the crate were replaced, the latter by a trunk, with a trash pail on top of another crate at left. In 1974, and until 2015, the perch was redesigned, with a big burlap crate replacing the trunk and a barrel as the base, and the rest of the area consisting of more crates, a garbage pail and a trash bag (though the previous look was re-instated for ''[[Christmas Eve on Sesame Street]]'' in 1978).
   
In [[Episode 0799|one 1975 episode]], Oscar installed an [[Olympic Games|Olympic-size]] swimming pool inside his trash can.
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In [[Episode 0799]], Oscar installed an [[Olympic Games|Olympic-size]] swimming pool inside his trash can.
   
 
The 1989 book ''[[What's in Oscar's Trash Can? and Other Good-Night Stories]]'' mentions the swimming pool as well as an ice-skating rink (which, on the series, has been used by [[Peggy Fleming]]) and a bowling alley. According to ''[[Sesame Street Unpaved (book)|Sesame Street Unpaved]]'' other items include a piano, art gallery and hearth and a train set ("Grouch Central Station"). A 1970 article in ''Look Magazine'' also notes a pastry kitchen and a rococo staircase.<ref>Baer, Betty; "The Secrets of Sesame Street". ''Look Magazine'', September 22, 1970</ref> In the ''[[Elmo's World]]'' installment ''[[Elmo's World: Farms|Farms]]'' Oscar gives [[Elmo]] a tour of his farm (shown in darkness with only the pair's eyes visible). As established on various occasions, the trash can also has a back door. [[Episode 1159]] established that a door in Oscar's can leads straight to the basement of 123 Sesame Street.
 
The 1989 book ''[[What's in Oscar's Trash Can? and Other Good-Night Stories]]'' mentions the swimming pool as well as an ice-skating rink (which, on the series, has been used by [[Peggy Fleming]]) and a bowling alley. According to ''[[Sesame Street Unpaved (book)|Sesame Street Unpaved]]'' other items include a piano, art gallery and hearth and a train set ("Grouch Central Station"). A 1970 article in ''Look Magazine'' also notes a pastry kitchen and a rococo staircase.<ref>Baer, Betty; "The Secrets of Sesame Street". ''Look Magazine'', September 22, 1970</ref> In the ''[[Elmo's World]]'' installment ''[[Elmo's World: Farms|Farms]]'' Oscar gives [[Elmo]] a tour of his farm (shown in darkness with only the pair's eyes visible). As established on various occasions, the trash can also has a back door. [[Episode 1159]] established that a door in Oscar's can leads straight to the basement of 123 Sesame Street.
   
 
In [[Episode 1413]], Oscar builds a tunnel system from his trash can to the one in the [[Fix-It Shop]], which he would be seen in from time to time for a few years (including [[Episode 1647]]).
 
In [[Episode 1413]], Oscar builds a tunnel system from his trash can to the one in the [[Fix-It Shop]], which he would be seen in from time to time for a few years (including [[Episode 1647]]).
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In [[Episode 2089]], Oscar tells a fabricated story of the day he moved to Sesame Street. In his version, the space next to the 123 stoop was empty until he settled down. He first tried living in a tent made from newspapers, then a metal wastebasket. Finally, [[Bob]] replaces all the trash cans on the block with brand new ones and Oscar moves into one of the used ones intended to be be thrown out.
   
 
Oscar shares his trash can with [[Oscar's pets|many pets]]. This diverse menagerie includes goats, a horse, elephants (notably [[Fluffy]]), a dolphin, and his favorite pet, his beloved pet worm [[Slimey]]. His niece [[Irvine]], and his girlfriend [[Grundgetta]], and his [[Mrs. Grouch|mother]] and other Grouch friends and relatives are frequent visitors.
 
Oscar shares his trash can with [[Oscar's pets|many pets]]. This diverse menagerie includes goats, a horse, elephants (notably [[Fluffy]]), a dolphin, and his favorite pet, his beloved pet worm [[Slimey]]. His niece [[Irvine]], and his girlfriend [[Grundgetta]], and his [[Mrs. Grouch|mother]] and other Grouch friends and relatives are frequent visitors.
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For the most part, very few of the "nice" residents of [[Sesame Street (location)|Sesame Street]] dare venture into the bowels of the municipal waste container. In an appearance on ''[[Jimmy Kimmel Live]]'', [[Jimmy Kimmel|Kimmel]] asked [[Grover]] if he has ever been in Oscar's trash can. Grover said, "No. No, no, no. I can not go anywhere ten feet within that thing." Kimmel asked, "Is anyone besides -- are Grouches only allowed in the trash can?" Grover responded, "Well, no, anybody is allowed, but... Who would want to go in there? Huh?"
 
For the most part, very few of the "nice" residents of [[Sesame Street (location)|Sesame Street]] dare venture into the bowels of the municipal waste container. In an appearance on ''[[Jimmy Kimmel Live]]'', [[Jimmy Kimmel|Kimmel]] asked [[Grover]] if he has ever been in Oscar's trash can. Grover said, "No. No, no, no. I can not go anywhere ten feet within that thing." Kimmel asked, "Is anyone besides -- are Grouches only allowed in the trash can?" Grover responded, "Well, no, anybody is allowed, but... Who would want to go in there? Huh?"
   
Key exceptions have occurred over the years, however. While [[Big Bird]] was helping get ready for Miles' arrival on Sesame Street a lonely [[Mr. Snuffleupagus|Snuffy]] entered to play catch with Fluffy in [[Episode 2122|a season 17 episode]]. [[Wanda Cousteau]] sought refuge in the trash can in [[Episode 3161|a season 25 episode]] as a hiding place from the hungry [[Wolfgang the Seal|Wolfgang]]. When [[Gina]] is studying to become a vet in [[Episode 3787|a season 30 episode]], she goes down into the trash can through the back door and successfully removes a splinter from Fluffy's foot with some elephants' tweezers. In a [[Season 19 (1987-1988)|season 19]] insert, [[Linda]] sat in the trash can when filling in for an "[[Ask Oscar]]" segment. When [[Buffy]] visited during [[Season 12 (1980-1981)|season 12]], she and [[Cody]] stayed in Oscar's can (in the Grime Room, according to [[Episode 1541]]). In [[Episode 1553|one episode]] during that Buffy's stay, Oscar turned his can into a Grouchaway Inn when [[Mr. Hooper]], [[David]], and [[Barkley]] (who was supposed to spend the night with David) both left their keys inside [[Hooper's Store]] after locking up.
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Key exceptions have occurred over the years, however. While [[Big Bird]] was helping get ready for Miles' arrival on Sesame Street a lonely [[Mr. Snuffleupagus|Snuffy]] entered to play catch with Fluffy in [[Episode 2122|a season 17 episode]]. [[Wanda Cousteau]] sought refuge in the trash can in [[Episode 3161|a season 25 episode]] as a hiding place from the hungry [[Wolfgang the Seal|Wolfgang]]. When [[Gina]] is studying to become a vet in [[Episode 3787|a season 30 episode]], she goes down into the trash can through the back door and successfully removes a splinter from Fluffy's foot with some elephants' tweezers. In a [[Season 19 (1987-1988)|season 19]] insert, [[Linda]] sat in the trash can when filling in for an "[[Ask Oscar]]" segment. When [[Buffy]] visited during [[Season 12 (1980-1981)|season 12]], she and [[Cody]] stayed in Oscar's can (in the Grime Room, according to [[Episode 1541]]). In [[Episode 1553|one episode]] during Buffy's stay, Oscar turned his can into a Grouchaway Inn when [[Mr. Hooper]], [[David]], and [[Barkley]] (who was supposed to spend the night with David) both left their keys inside [[Hooper's Store]] after locking up.
   
 
The inside of Oscar's trash can was depicted on-camera for the first time in ''[[The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland]]''. Oscar has a door in his trash can to take people to [[Grouchland USA]]. Elmo enters in search of his [[Blanket|blanket]] and later a rescue party follows suit, including Big Bird, [[Gordon]], [[Maria]], [[Telly Monster|Telly]], [[Cookie Monster]] and [[Zoe]]. Big Bird in particular has a hard time fitting inside the trash can's narrow opening.
 
The inside of Oscar's trash can was depicted on-camera for the first time in ''[[The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland]]''. Oscar has a door in his trash can to take people to [[Grouchland USA]]. Elmo enters in search of his [[Blanket|blanket]] and later a rescue party follows suit, including Big Bird, [[Gordon]], [[Maria]], [[Telly Monster|Telly]], [[Cookie Monster]] and [[Zoe]]. Big Bird in particular has a hard time fitting inside the trash can's narrow opening.
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The inside of Oscar's trash can was later shown in [[Episode 3997]], though this time, the inside was a lot more like the normal inside of a trash can.
 
The inside of Oscar's trash can was later shown in [[Episode 3997]], though this time, the inside was a lot more like the normal inside of a trash can.
   
In addition to being able to store a wide variety of items in his trash can, Oscar has also put holes into the bottom and has been able to walk with his legs outside of the bottom. He first walked like this in [[Episode 0276|the season three premiere]]. He has continued to travel like this for many years, though he has also frequently been seen outside of the trash can. Outside of the show Oscar has traveled with his legs sticking out of the bottom in ''Christmas Eve on Sesame Street'', the ''[[Sesame Street Live]]'' stage shows and ''[[Don't Eat the Pictures]]''. This feature was also utilized in the opening dancer number in ''[[Julie on Sesame Street]]'', where a series of dancing trash cans with fuzzy grouch legs danced with [[Julie Andrews]].
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In addition to being able to store a wide variety of items in his trash can, Oscar has also put holes into the bottom and has been able to walk with his legs outside of the bottom. He first walked like this in [[Episode 0276|the season three premiere]]. He has continued to travel like this for many years, though he has also frequently been seen outside of the trash can. Outside of the show Oscar has traveled with his legs sticking out of the bottom in ''Christmas Eve on Sesame Street'', the ''[[Sesame Street Live]]'' stage shows and ''[[Don't Eat the Pictures]]''. This feature was also utilized in the opening dance number in ''[[Julie on Sesame Street]]'', where a series of dancing trash cans with fuzzy grouch legs danced with [[Julie Andrews]].
   
In [[Season 46 (2016)|season 46]], Oscar's trash can changed locations for the first time in the show's history, moving into a dumpster unit with a recycling bin in the low wall outside of [[123 Sesame Street]] under [[Elmo's apartment]]. During the season, Oscar had the ability to pop from multiple trashcans and receptacles around the street. Designer [[David Gallo]] explains:
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In [[Season 46 (2016)|season 46]], Oscar's trash can changed locations for the first time in the show's history, moving into a dumpster unit with a recycling bin in the low wall outside of [[123 Sesame Street]] under [[Elmo's apartment]]. During the season, Oscar had the ability to pop from multiple trashcans and receptacles around the street. In [[Episode 5029]], Oscar acknowledges the move and claims it was due to the other side of the stoop being a noisier place to live. Designer [[David Gallo]] explains the reasoning behind the move:
   
 
{{quote|We wanted to make him much more central. So not only is he in this fancy-schmany recycling trash zone, he’s now on the corner. He’s pretty much dead-center so he can see what’s going on.<ref>[http://mashable.com/2015/05/10/new-sesame-street-set/ Inside the new 'Sesame Street' set: M is for Makeover], [[Mashable]].com. May 11, 2015.</ref>}}
 
{{quote|We wanted to make him much more central. So not only is he in this fancy-schmany recycling trash zone, he’s now on the corner. He’s pretty much dead-center so he can see what’s going on.<ref>[http://mashable.com/2015/05/10/new-sesame-street-set/ Inside the new 'Sesame Street' set: M is for Makeover], [[Mashable]].com. May 11, 2015.</ref>}}
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Image:InteriorCanMovieBased.jpg|As seen in the book, ''[[What Makes You Giggle?]]'', illustrated by [[Tom Brannon]].
 
Image:InteriorCanMovieBased.jpg|As seen in the book, ''[[What Makes You Giggle?]]'', illustrated by [[Tom Brannon]].
</gallery>
 
 
==Visitors==
 
:''see [[Visitors to Oscar's trash can]]''
 
 
==Signs==
 
<gallery orientation="square" widths="200" spacing="small">
 
Wetpaint1.jpg|[[Episode 0158]]
 
0162a.jpg|[[Episode 0162]]
 
OscarGordon0297.JPG|[[Episode 0297]]
 
0600d.png|[[Episode 0600]]
 
0673 04a.jpg|[[Episode 0673]]
 
0716 02.jpg|[[Episode 0716]]
 
1070 Not Welcome.jpg|[[Episode 1070]]
 
1148 sign CLOSED.jpg|[[Episode 1148]]
 
1321h.jpg|[[Episode 1321]]
 
Oscar not my birthday.jpg|[[Episode 1565]]
 
1714 Oscar sign.jpg|[[Episode 1714]]
 
1789j.jpg|[[Episode 1789]]
 
RobMcNeil-Oscar.jpg|[[Episode 1866]]
 
1926a.jpg|[[Episode 1926]]
 
New School for Grouch Research.jpg|[[Episode 2223]]
 
2331a.jpg|[[Episode 2331]]
 
OscarsCasa.jpg|{{first|2095}}
 
DangerWormCrosing.jpg|[[Episode 2567]]
 
2824OscarSigns.jpg|[[Episode 2824]]
 
2852b.jpg|[[Episode 2852]]
 
2901-02.jpg|[[Episode 2901]]
 
3077e.jpg|[[Episode 2927]]
 
3036a.jpg|[[Episode 3036]]
 
3039d.jpg|[[Episode 3039]]
 
3170e.jpg|[[Episode 3170]]
 
OscarRosie.jpg|[[Episode 3190]]
 
3759k.jpg|[[Episode 3759]]
 
3767k.jpg|[[Episode 3767]]
 
3812f.jpg|[[Episode 3812]]
 
3862m.jpg|[[Episode 3862]]
 
OscarSCRAMsign4154.jpg|[[Episode 4154]]
 
4173g.jpg|[[Episode 4173]]
 
noimage-landscape.png|"CAUTION", etc<br>[[Episode 0092]]
 
noimage-landscape.png|"NO"<br>[[Episode 0664]]
 
noimage-landscape.png|"NO"<br>[[Episode 1306]]
 
</gallery>
 
 
;Merchandise and promos
 
<gallery orientation="square" widths="200" spacing="small">
 
OscarsRottenBirthday.jpg|''[[Oscar's Rotten Birthday]]''
 
American toy 1982 chest oscar trash can 1.jpg|[[Sesame Street toy chest]]
 
Oscarminican.jpg|Mini trash can with pedal (Sony Creative Products Japan, 1990s)
 
Ilovetrash.png
 
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
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* There is a foot pedal on the set piece which helps lift the lid up, but, as of 2011, [[Caroll Spinney]] has not used the foot pedal in 41 years.<ref>Martin P. Robinson, "Inside Oscar's Trash Can", ''[[Sesame Family Robinson]]'', 11 April 2011.</ref>
 
* There is a foot pedal on the set piece which helps lift the lid up, but, as of 2011, [[Caroll Spinney]] has not used the foot pedal in 41 years.<ref>Martin P. Robinson, "Inside Oscar's Trash Can", ''[[Sesame Family Robinson]]'', 11 April 2011.</ref>
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==See also==
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* [[Oscar walking with his trash can]]
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* [[Visitors to Oscar's trash can]]
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* [[Oscar's signs]]
   
 
==Sources==
 
==Sources==

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The trash can's location as of season 46

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Oscar takes his trash can for a walk for the first time in Episode 0276.

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Oscar's trash can goes through airport security on the way to Hawaii in Episode 1090.

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A herd of Oscar's pet elephants.

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Episode 2089 shows the area before Oscar moved in.

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Episode 5029 briefly depicts Oscar's old can area in relation to his new one.

Oscar's trash can is the private domain of Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street. For forty-five years, it was situated between the 123 Sesame Street stoop and Big Bird's nest at 123¼ Sesame Street.[1] As of season 46, it sits within a recycling trash zone in front of 123 Sesame Street. Like Doctor Who’s TARDIS, the classic clown cars, or Snoopy's doghouse, Oscar's trash can is considerably deeper than one would initially suspect. The seemingly bottomless domain houses a variety of diverse Grouch amenities and luxuries which are mostly never seen.

HistoryEdit

Oscar the Grouch was originally planned by Jim Henson and Jon Stone to live in a manhole[2][3] or in a pile of trash in a gutter. This was changed to a trash can, in part because "the studio had no trapdoors that would allow a puppeteer to work from under the floor".[4]

In the earliest episodes of the first season, the trash can was atop a big blue crate adjacent to a wooden crate at right, with a few more trash cans around; later on in the season until 1974, the base and the crate were replaced, the latter by a trunk, with a trash pail on top of another crate at left. In 1974, and until 2015, the perch was redesigned, with a big burlap crate replacing the trunk and a barrel as the base, and the rest of the area consisting of more crates, a garbage pail and a trash bag (though the previous look was re-instated for Christmas Eve on Sesame Street in 1978).

In Episode 0799, Oscar installed an Olympic-size swimming pool inside his trash can.

The 1989 book What's in Oscar's Trash Can? and Other Good-Night Stories mentions the swimming pool as well as an ice-skating rink (which, on the series, has been used by Peggy Fleming) and a bowling alley. According to Sesame Street Unpaved other items include a piano, art gallery and hearth and a train set ("Grouch Central Station"). A 1970 article in Look Magazine also notes a pastry kitchen and a rococo staircase.[5] In the Elmo's World installment Farms Oscar gives Elmo a tour of his farm (shown in darkness with only the pair's eyes visible). As established on various occasions, the trash can also has a back door. Episode 1159 established that a door in Oscar's can leads straight to the basement of 123 Sesame Street.

In Episode 1413, Oscar builds a tunnel system from his trash can to the one in the Fix-It Shop, which he would be seen in from time to time for a few years (including Episode 1647).

In Episode 2089, Oscar tells a fabricated story of the day he moved to Sesame Street. In his version, the space next to the 123 stoop was empty until he settled down. He first tried living in a tent made from newspapers, then a metal wastebasket. Finally, Bob replaces all the trash cans on the block with brand new ones and Oscar moves into one of the used ones intended to be be thrown out.

Oscar shares his trash can with many pets. This diverse menagerie includes goats, a horse, elephants (notably Fluffy), a dolphin, and his favorite pet, his beloved pet worm Slimey. His niece Irvine, and his girlfriend Grundgetta, and his mother and other Grouch friends and relatives are frequent visitors.

For the most part, very few of the "nice" residents of Sesame Street dare venture into the bowels of the municipal waste container. In an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Kimmel asked Grover if he has ever been in Oscar's trash can. Grover said, "No. No, no, no. I can not go anywhere ten feet within that thing." Kimmel asked, "Is anyone besides -- are Grouches only allowed in the trash can?" Grover responded, "Well, no, anybody is allowed, but... Who would want to go in there? Huh?"

Key exceptions have occurred over the years, however. While Big Bird was helping get ready for Miles' arrival on Sesame Street a lonely Snuffy entered to play catch with Fluffy in a season 17 episode. Wanda Cousteau sought refuge in the trash can in a season 25 episode as a hiding place from the hungry Wolfgang. When Gina is studying to become a vet in a season 30 episode, she goes down into the trash can through the back door and successfully removes a splinter from Fluffy's foot with some elephants' tweezers. In a season 19 insert, Linda sat in the trash can when filling in for an "Ask Oscar" segment. When Buffy visited during season 12, she and Cody stayed in Oscar's can (in the Grime Room, according to Episode 1541). In one episode during Buffy's stay, Oscar turned his can into a Grouchaway Inn when Mr. Hooper, David, and Barkley (who was supposed to spend the night with David) both left their keys inside Hooper's Store after locking up.

The inside of Oscar's trash can was depicted on-camera for the first time in The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland. Oscar has a door in his trash can to take people to Grouchland USA. Elmo enters in search of his blanket and later a rescue party follows suit, including Big Bird, Gordon, Maria, Telly, Cookie Monster and Zoe. Big Bird in particular has a hard time fitting inside the trash can's narrow opening.

The inside of Oscar's trash can was later shown in Episode 3997, though this time, the inside was a lot more like the normal inside of a trash can.

In addition to being able to store a wide variety of items in his trash can, Oscar has also put holes into the bottom and has been able to walk with his legs outside of the bottom. He first walked like this in the season three premiere. He has continued to travel like this for many years, though he has also frequently been seen outside of the trash can. Outside of the show Oscar has traveled with his legs sticking out of the bottom in Christmas Eve on Sesame Street, the Sesame Street Live stage shows and Don't Eat the Pictures. This feature was also utilized in the opening dance number in Julie on Sesame Street, where a series of dancing trash cans with fuzzy grouch legs danced with Julie Andrews.

In season 46, Oscar's trash can changed locations for the first time in the show's history, moving into a dumpster unit with a recycling bin in the low wall outside of 123 Sesame Street under Elmo's apartment. During the season, Oscar had the ability to pop from multiple trashcans and receptacles around the street. In Episode 5029, Oscar acknowledges the move and claims it was due to the other side of the stoop being a noisier place to live. Designer David Gallo explains the reasoning behind the move:

We wanted to make him much more central. So not only is he in this fancy-schmany recycling trash zone, he’s now on the corner. He’s pretty much dead-center so he can see what’s going on.[6]

InteriorEdit

InventoryEdit

NotesEdit

  • There is a foot pedal on the set piece which helps lift the lid up, but, as of 2011, Caroll Spinney has not used the foot pedal in 41 years.[7]

See alsoEdit

SourcesEdit

  1. the address is seen on his mail in Episode 0295
  2. Street Gang
  3. Jim Henson: The Biography
  4. The Wisdom of Big Bird
  5. Baer, Betty; "The Secrets of Sesame Street". Look Magazine, September 22, 1970
  6. Inside the new 'Sesame Street' set: M is for Makeover, Mashable.com. May 11, 2015.
  7. Martin P. Robinson, "Inside Oscar's Trash Can", Sesame Family Robinson, 11 April 2011.
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