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SESAME STREET
Plot OSCAR’s crabapple tree (0997 repeat)
Air date February 15th, 1979
Season Season 10
Sponsors D, U, 7

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1
OSCAR heckles Gordon & Susan's plans to make a garden on the street. When they challenge his knowledge of plants, he shows off a plant he's growing - a crabapple tree, though it droopy from having been in his fridge the entire time. They tell him to give it proper sunshine & advise him eating 1 of its fruits will make him sick (which is exactly what he wants).
Pinball 7
Cartoon
Pinball Number Count #7
Artist: Jeff Hale
Ernie & Bert the Fan
Muppets
Ernie & Bert: Bert is trying to write a letter to Mr. Rogers, but finds it difficult when Ernie operates his electric fan right next to him. Bert blows up at Ernie & says he is "hot & bothered," & Ernie has just the thing for that: more cool air.
Signman GROW
Cartoon
Sign Man: GROW
1244 Mail 1
Cast
Postman David goes to collect some mail from a mailbox, but finds there's more & more each time he opens it.
All Some None
Cartoon
I have all, I have none (men w/ grapes)
Artist: Bruce Cayard
1244 Mail 2
Cast
The mailbox is emptied, but how will David get all the mail to the post office? He lets the mail back into the hammerspace-like mailbox, then takes that with him.
Tree surgeon
Film
Some kids watch as a tree surgeon does his job.
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1244 c
SCENE 2
Bob finds OSCAR insulting his plant, having heard talking to them helps them grow. Bob advises him to give it water too & use nicer conversation when talking to it. While Bob demonstrates, OSCAR ducks out & Gordon & Susan obverse him talking to the plant. Bob has trouble explaining himself.
1244 Tree
Film
A talking tree tells a boy about the difference between here & there. (edited)
Face cartoon
Cartoon
A cartoon man (voiced by Bob Arbogast) is irritated to find that he has a succession of animal noses. (beginning edited)
Carol Burnett nose
Celebrity
Carol Burnett demonstrates "what you can do with your nose."
Toon UP
Cartoon
A boy needs a letter U to complete the word UP.
Kim & Herry Monster Love
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Herry Monster & Kimberly talk about things & people that they love.
I Love Being A Pig
Cartoon
A pig sings "I Love Being a PIG".
Camels Eating
Film
A film of camels eating.
Music: Joe Raposo
20 Pickle Pie
Cartoon
Uncle Ned likes to make a "Twenty Pickle Pie".
Kermit & Chris count 20
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Chris, with his sister Stephanie, counts to 20 for KERMIT.
U for Uniform
Cartoon
U for uniform.
1244 Drums
Insert
Ray Barretto & his band demonstrate their different kinds of drums.
The Alligator King
Cartoon
The Alligator King
Artist: Bud Luckey
1839 z h
Film
People jump.
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SCENE 3
Susan convinces OSCAR to join their game of "3 of These Things", which uses gardening tools & a lamp.
1396 g
Cartoon
Capital letter U for up
Salesman V
Muppets
Lefty tries to sell a letter U, which he claims to have had in his family for years. The U is actually a string tied to 2 poles. However, Ernie already has a U, but when he says that yesterday he could have used a V, Lefty stretches out the U's bottom to turn it into a V.
Speech Balloon Umbrella
Cartoon
Speech Balloon: U-Umbrella
Apes at play
Film
Apes play at the zoo. (edited)
U dog cartoon
Cartoon
A dog learns about U.
Shape Sort Maria Gordon
Cast
Maria & Gordon sort shapes by type & color.
500026
Cartoon
"Yo Soy Un ..."
Yomama
Muppets
Juanita looks for "YO", asking, "¿Esto es yo?" Nope, it's a toy car, & a tomato, & a mirror. Looking in the mirror, she finds herself. "¡Hola, yo!" she cries.
1244 e
SCENE 4
OSCAR is disgusted to see his crabapple tree has produced a pretty pink flower. Gordon explains trees blossom 1st, then it produces the fruit, which could take awhile. OSCAR is not pleased about this development.
1244 Machine
Cartoon
4 firetrucks, telephones, ships & men file into a large contraption that produces 4s.
666 cart
Muppets
KERMIT, Farmer Grover & Fred the Wonder Horse show how a horse-and-cart works.
1186 i
Cartoon
Dogs cheer D-O-G and fight with cats.
1244 Dog
Cast
Bob shows a child D stands for "dog."
D balloon
Cartoon
Speech Balloon: D - Dog
1244 Ballet
Cast
David, Luis & Maria illustrate between while ballet dancing.
1186 y
Muppets
Ernie buys a newspaper after hearing the newsboy yell out the headline: "4 People Fooled!" Ernie reads the paper, but finds no such news in the paper, making him the 5th person fooled.
Dots 1
Cartoon
Dot Bridge #1
(EKA: Episode 0001)

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SCENE 5
OSCAR’s tree has finally produced a crabapple, but none of the grown-ups want the "honor" of eating it. OSCAR eats it himself & succumbs to its sour taste.
Crocky
Film
Animal Films: Crocodile
Music: Joe Raposo
Fat Cat
Muppets
Fat Cat
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SCENE 5 cont'd
OSCAR recovers & now wants to grow even more crabapples! He then announces the sponsors.

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