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SESAME STREET
Plot OSCAR tells the story of the Knights of the Broken Table
Air date December 20th, 1990
Season Season 22
Sponsors F, Z, 19

Oscar's Trashy Songs

This episode is available for viewing, uncut, at The Paley Center for Media.


Picture Segment Description
Oscar's Trashy Songs
SCENE 1
In today's GROUCHketeer meeting, OSCAR will read the story of GROUCHelot. As the story begins, King OSCAR & his GROUCH court hold a meeting. King OSCAR is tired of their square table & insists on a round table instead. 1 knight, Sir Complain-a-lot, prefers the square table. They argue until both tables collapse. Princess Grundgavere arrives & suggests they call themselves the Knights of the Broken Table instead. King OSCAR is pleased with this. Back on the STREET, OSCAR teases the next part of the story, then goes into his TRASH CAN while Telly & the kids beg him to finish the story.
Toon Clumsy square
Cartoon
Christopher Clumsy demonstrates shapes.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
The Paperclip
Muppets
Bert sings "The Paperclip"
Waterpump
Film
A Navajo boy who lives in the dessert talks about how his family has to pump water from the ground.
3983 d
Cartoon
Rap #19
Maria Martina
Cast / Celebrity Maria interviews Martina Navratilova about her victory against Luis, but the replay tapes show she had trouble going over the net to shake hands.
F flames
Cartoon
F/f (Gordon voiceover)
Oscar's Trashy Songs
SCENE 2
OSCAR returns to tell the rest of the story: Sir Worry-a-lot (Telly) wishes to join the King's court, but first, he must pass some tests. For the first test, he must show he can be GROUCHY for a long time. After being GROUCHY for 2 short times, he manages a long flash of GROUCHiness. King OSCAR and the knights are pleased & announce the next test, administered by Princess Grundgavere. She states that while he may be ready to take the test, she's not ready to give it. Worry-a-lot begs her to reconsider, as we fade back to the STREET. OSCAR puts the story on hold once more, needing to answer his phone.
Phone booth
Cartoon
A hand draws a telephone booth.
English & Spanish Kittens
Film
Kids narrate a film of kittens in English & Spanish.
Spaceship Surprise

Planet SH
Muppets
The crew of the Spaceship Surprise lands on the planet Sh, where they meet Sheriff Shrimp.
Drawing Carey
Film
A boy draws a picture of his friend, Carey.
2356-3
Cartoon
The Typewriter goes to the zoo.
Rock 'N Roll Readers
Muppets
Telly is shocked to see Little Chrissy & the Alphabeats at the library. They explain that in addition to being rock stars, they're also "Rock 'N Roll Readers".
Find the animals in the painting
Animation
Can you find the animals in the painting?
Artists: The Hubleys
School Room
Film
In stop-motion, assorted furniture places themselves in a classroom.
Oscar's Trashy Songs
SCENE 3
1 child had to leave during OSCARs absence & he continues with the story. The princess, in leu of making Worry-a-lot climb a cactus or skate down a volcano, has him sing a yucky song, but he must remember the words. Worry-a-lot sings the yucky song along with her & passes the test. However, before he can become a knight, there's 1 more test - he must find the HOLY PAIL! "It's a pail with a lot of holes in it" King OSCAR notes. Before OSCAR can continue, the phone rings again & he leaves to answer it.
I've lost my pet
Cartoon
A mouse tries looking for his pet, describing to his friend what they did yesterday.
3958 k
Film
Alphaquest: F
A faucet finishes a fire, & flood of freaky fish.
I'm a Real Cowboy
Muppets
Clementine sings "I'm a Real Cowboy", to remind Forgetful Jones of who he is.
Alien Z
Cartoon
An alien lands on Earth, looking for a Z to eat. He snatches 1 off a policeman's uniform, eats it, & rests.
2776 Frog Film
Film
A male FROG hops around & bulges his throat.
Crossing Zone 1

Crossing Zone 2
Cast
Gordon hosts "The Crossing Zone" in which a boy named Johnathan has to find a way to cross the street. Susan helps him across.
Toon Clam
Cartoon
A clam tells a fisherman why he's not catching any fish: he pulled all the plants out of the pond
Oscar's Trashy Songs
SCENE 4
Just for Telly, OSCAR removes his phone line from the wall, preventing any further calls. As the story continues, Worry-a-lot sets out to find the Holy Pail. He returns instead with the Scrunched-Up Pail & the Missing Handle Pail. He ventures out once more & finds the Holy Pail! Instead of knighting him, King OSCAR instead hides it for Worry-a-lot to find again. This happens several times over, until Telly, ed-up with the repetitious story, leaves until something else happens.
Hide & seek blue red
Cartoon
2 dots play hide-&-seek amongst different shaped blocks.
3161 t
Cartoon
A kid voice-over says, "Ocean", as a fish is seen swimming in the ocean.
Waiter Grover sw
Muppets
Waiter Grover: Simon Soundman wants a chicken sandwich, which he orders as a "cluck-cluck" sandwich. Grover has trouble figuring out what his customer wants. Simon Soundman says that his brother always eats at that restaurant, implying that Mr. Johnson might be his brother.
1446 p
Cartoon
F stands for flower, forest, fox, FROG & fantastic.
Maria Chaplin Shirts Towels
Cast
A voiceover instructs Charlie Chaplin (Maria) where to put the shirts & the towels.
2257 z f
Cartoon
What if I looked like George Washington...
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Film
Kids talk about building sand castles & sand structures at the beach.
Number Creatures 19
Animation
Number creatures #19
Oscar's Trashy Songs
SCENE 5
The cycle ends & finally King OSCAR induct Worry-a-lot into the Knights of the Broken Table. The ceremony ends with the singing of the GROUCHelot national anthem. With the story over, OSCAR tells all the GROUCHketeers to scram. He then (begrudgingly) announces the sponsors.

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