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SESAME STREET
Plot OSCAR tries to keep it quiet
Air date February 26th, 1993
Season Season 24
Sponsors D, T, 17

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE
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Gordon welcomes the viewer back to SESAME STREET. He & Miles both knock on OSCARs TRASH CAN to see what hes up to, & OSCAR, looking very sleepy, pops up & tells them both to SCRAM. He didnt get any sleep last night & hes so tired that he doesnt even have the energy to be angry at Gordon & Miles for bangin' on his TRASH CAN while hes tryin to take a nap; Gordon tells him to do so. He & Miles leave, but then Bob shows up singing "Put Down the DUCKIE" & wakes OSCAR up again.
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SCENE
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Just when OSCAR thinks thats the last of it, he hears the loud noise of a jackhammer. He tells a GROUCH construction worker to quiet down, explaining that normally he likes loud noises, but not today. The worker denies OSCARs request, & keeps drilling. Oscar laments, "Sometimes GROUCHES are no fun at all!" & slowly slumps back down into his TRASH CAN.
3979 q
Film
Footage of kids playing professions, alternating with footage of analogous real-life jobs.
1186 g
Cartoon
Consonant Sound Limerick: D—Dog
Artist: Jeff Hale
Bip Bippadotta Opposite Stuff
Muppets
Bip Bippadotta sings "Opposite Stuff".
Shoemaker
Cartoon
A shoemaker shows how he measures (human) feet with his ruler.
Look a Little Closer Horse
Song
Bob sings Joe Raposo's "Look a Little Closer". (horse)
Rabbit Cow
Cartoon
A man pulls a rabbit out of his hat, but the rabbit turns out to be a cow, who licks the mans face. "Surprise!"
Artist: John Schnall
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SCENE 2
Bob & Gordon watch OSCAR as he sleeps, & wonder what hes dreaming about.
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SCENE 2
cont'd
In OSCARs dream, he has a bottle of "Sound-Off" spray, which, when sprayed on something, eliminates its ability to make noise. A GROUCHY Gordon shows up with a hammer, hoping to bother Oscar by banging on his TRASH CAN with it, but when OSCAR sprays the Sound-Off on the hammer, Gordon fails to make any noise when banging, & walks off sobbing. The same thing happens when a GROUCHY Bob shows up with some kids who bang on pots & pans.
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SCENE 2
cont'd
Back in the present, Bob & Gordon both briefly notice OSCAR talking in his sleep.
Rap 17
Cartoon
Rap #17
Ernie & Bert Licorice
Muppets
Ernie & Bert - Ernie has a licorice whip that he offers to share w/ Bert. He divides it in half w/ a pair of scissors, but then discovers that Bert’s half is longer than his. He cuts off a little bit of Bert’s half, & eats it. Then he discovers that his own half is longer than Bert’s, & that's not fair, so he cuts a bit off of his own, & eats it. Ernie goes back & forth, cutting off more & more, until the licorice whip is gone.
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Film
Puzzle pieces make a video of a bear.
SS News Hickory Dickory Dock
Muppets
Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit stands by a grandfather clock waiting for a mouse to run up it, acting out "Hickory Dickory Dock". A duck shows up instead. Finally, a horse comes in & explains that the mouse can't make it. The horse runs through the clock, breaking it.
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Song
JERRY NELSON sings "I'm the Big One Now"
Sand D 3085
Animation
Sand D

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SCENE 3
The GROUCH construction worker passes by OSCAR, & notices hes still asleep.
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SCENE 3
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In OSCARs dream, OSCAR sprays Sound-Off in all directions so that no one will bother him, & as a result, when the Bad Humor Man (a GROUCH) approaches with his ice cream cart, his bell wont ring, & OSCAR misses out on a delicious chocolate-pickle ice cream cone. He sees the Bad Humor Man walk away & wishes he had his ice cream.
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SCENE 3
cont'd
Back in the present, OSCAR wakes up from his dream, & realizes theres no such thing as Sound-Off, to his relief. The Bad Humor Man approaches, & OSCAR asks for his ice cream.
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Cartoon
A man tries to get directions to a parking space, & eventually uses a map to get there.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
Galway Maria
Muppets / Celebrity
Pretty Great Performances
Live from Sesame Hall, Phil Harmonic introduces Maria & James Galway, who perform "Concerto for flute & pool toy" by Ludwig von Splash.
Letter Garden D d
Animation
Letter Garden: D
WYWH NJ 1

WYWH NJ 2
Muppets
Wish You Were Here
BIG BIRD visits Union City, New Jersey, where he learns how to play some Cuban games with some kids.
The Game of Make Believe
Song
Cecille sings "The Game of Make Believe".
Flower opens
Film
A flower opens & closes.
Honk, Bang, Whistle and Crash
SCENE 4
Feeling refreshed after getting to take a nap, OSCAR sings "Honk, Bang, Whistle & Crash" & GRUNDGETTA, the GROUCHketeers, & the construction worker help him.
2356-5
Cartoon
A little girl shows the building & apartment where she lives -- both with the number 6.
Film Lake
Film / Animation
Lake (time-lapse)
D candles
Animation
D / d candles
Guy Smiley Air Song
Muppets
Guy Smiley promotes the use of "Air". He leads his marching band through the walls of a barber shop, every time someone there says a word out loud that rhymes with "air".
400013
Cartoon
T for top
Artist: Cliff Roberts
Somos Hermanos
Song
"Somos Hermanos"
Ants on the window
Cartoon
Young Chris Columbus explores the world of ants - & they, in turn, explore his house.
Artist: ArtistMike
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SCENE 5
Bob plays a game with the kids, which includes a fire engine, a house, an alarm clock, & a schoolhouse. Each one of them has a bell, & he plays the sounds of each bell on a tape recorder, so the kids can guess which one belongs where. When the game is over, the Bad Humor Man comes by with his own loud bell, which he wont stop ringing until Bob actually buys some ice cream.
Wegman dogs
Film
Wegmans dogs are really sound sleepers - neither an alarm, nor a jackhammer nor an elephant will wake them up.
Stamp 17
Animation
Rubber Stamp #17
Big Wolf Family
Muppets
The Big Bad Wolf sings about himself & his family. (YouTube) (YouTube)
Toon boy & plank
Cartoon
A boy has fun with his wood plank.
Zydeco band
Film
A zydeco band plays "Bayou Pon Pon" while people dance & the townspeople of New Orleans wave at the camera.
T Taxi puzzle
Animation
A picture puzzle of the letter T is put together. A man walks up to it, & calls a taxi.
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SCENE 6
The Bad Humor Man continues to ring his bell, while OSCAR listens & announces the sponsors. The credits follow.

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