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Ask OSCAR is a recurring series of SESAME STREET sketches from the 1980s. Each segment was introduced by Telly Monster, & they involved OSCAR THE GROUCH answering mail from viewers, most of them GROUCHES, although OSCAR has gotten a few questions from non-GROUCH viewers.

This sketch as also revived as the main street story in EPISODE 4118.


Picture Segment / EKA Description
Ask Oscar 1
Planning for Vacation
Episode 1845
Bob fills in for Telly as OSCAR shows how he would plan for a vacation. OSCAR packs a suitcase, roughly exactly as Bob would, but when Bob lifts the suitcases everything falls out though a torn side.
Ask Oscar 2
Longest GROUCH Word
Episode 2275
Timi who is a friend of Lindas assists OSCARs translating OSCARs words in sign language. OSCAR answers a letter from someone who wants to know what the longest GROUCH word he knows is. OSCAR says that the word is "supercalifragilistic-YUCKa-alidocious" (a referenceto "Mary Poppins"), which is hard to sign, especially when OSCAR repeats it many times.
Ask Oscar 3

Linda in Oscar's trash can 1

Linda in Oscar's trash can 2

Linda in Oscar's trash can 3
Linda Substitutes
Episode 2401
A grumpy Linda substitutes for OSCAR.
Oscar the Grouch & Count von Count
Count von Count Fills In Telly is on vacation, so Count von Count takes his place. Unfortunately, the Count (being himself) just has too much fun Counting the questions mailed in by viewers; he just doesn't give OSCAR the chance to answer 1 before moving along to the next! When the Count gets up to 6, an exasperated OSCAR annoyingly hollers at him, "Will you stop Counting the questions!!?" The Counts reply: "Ah, that makes 7. 7 questions! Ah ah ah ah!!" As both thunder & lightning flash, OSCAR sighs, "Can you believe this!?" That, of course, makes 8 questions...
Ask Oscar 4
Do GROUCHES Like Discussions? Telly gets a letter asking if GROUCHES like to have discussions. OSCAR, however, wont come out of his TRASH CAN, & refuses to discuss the question.
Ask Oscar 4
V Word OSCAR gets a letter from a GROUCH named Harriet McMUD who wants Oscar to talk about a V word. Oscar talks about the V word "Vibrate". Telly doesnt know what "vibrate" means, so OSCAR has Telly hit a steel V that OSCAR has with a hammer, which gives them both a vibrating feeling.
Ask Oscar 5
The Letter X OSCAR is asked what the letter X is good for. OSCAR shows that the letter X can be used to cross out his daily annoyances, such as bothersome neighbors, annoying letters & annoying letter readers (Telly).




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