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SESAME STREET
Plot OSCAR writes a story
Air date February 15th, 1996
Season Season 27
Sponsors H, 10

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This page has been compiled from a Japanese episode guide, & may or may not be equivalent to the American PBS broadcast.


Picture Segment Description
3751 a
SCENE 1
Elmo & Rosita greet the viewer, & reveal that they're going to play with OSCAR today. OSCAR denies them the chance to do so even when they offer to play a GROUCHY game with him. Gordon intervenes, & tells them that GROUCHES usually like to be left alone. OSCAR wants to be alone today, cause he’s trying to write a story for a contest held by True GROUCH magazine (the prize is a dumptruck full of TRASH). Knowing this, Elmo & Rosita decide to help him, & run off to think of a way to do so.
Girl newspaper
Animation
A girl reads a book, a magazine, a newspaper, and a letter.
ABC Disco
Muppets
"ABC Disco"
Monster teeth
Cartoon
A monster named Doc has trouble getting to sleep at night, until the teeth in his dream remind him to brush his own.
Cookie Monster Diana
Muppets
Cookie Monster & Diana talk about ideas.
Overalls
Cartoon
A baby bird falls from a tree. A boy puts him back, & in return, the mother bird saves the boy from embarrassment.
3751 b
SCENE 2
Elmo & Rosita pitch an idea for the beginning of OSCAR’s story, involving a happy princess. OSCAR reminds them that he’s a GROUCH & they go off to think of another way to help him.
Beginning Middle End
Cartoon
"Beginning, Middle, End"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
Jamaica drums
Film
Kids in Jamaica play bongo drums.
Big Bird Tony Danza Tennis
Muppets
/
Celebrity
Tony Danza & BIG BIRD play tennis without a ball, & count 20 hits, while KEVIN CLASH announces.
Rory karate
Film
Rory, the green-belt aged 6, goes to karate class & learns under his sensei, where he does toe touches, kicking, stretches, jumping jacks, & an unnamed move consisting of tumbling, then posing. Not only do they practice inside, but they also practice outside in the park.
3459 cartoon
Cartoon
Savion Tap Rap
Cast
Savion sings the "Rhyming Tap Rap".
2096 e
Cartoon
Name That Food ("Will You Eat It?")
3694 walk sign
Film
The sign flashes WALK & DON’T WALK.
0926 z c
Cartoon
Animals walk.
Bubble on My Snuffle
Muppets
Snuffy sings "Bubble on My Snuffle"
Film Fly Girl
Film
A girl likes to pretend she can fly.
Clouds ArtistMike
Cartoon
Norris Walnut recites a poem about clouds.
Artist: ArtistMike
Blueberry Mouth
Song
Leon Redbone sings "Blueberry Mouth"
Toon spider
Cartoon
A spider refuses to give up spinning a web, no matter how badly injured he becomes.
3751 c

3751 d
SCENE 3
Elmo & Rosita have recruited some GROUCHketeers (including Telly & Lexine) to help OSCAR to write a GROUCHY story. Lexine suggests a story idea about some old sneakers, which OSCAR sort of likes, but he wants to work on one himself, so he tells them to go away. Elmo & Rosita are unsure of what to do next.
2059 z a
Cartoon
Mi kat iz ... gone
3459 The Squirelles
Muppets
The Squirrelles sings "Nuts About Nuts".
Wegman dogs H
Film
Wegman's dogs form the letter H.
Planet H
Animation
Planet H/h
3960 z a
Film
The floating kids form H.
Anansi Baboons
Cartoon
Anansi the spider tells a story of how he helped the monkey and the baboon reach a compromise.
3751 e
SCENE 4
Elmo & Rosita ask OSCAR if he's sick, then ask him if he's almost finished. they soon learn that he hasn't even started writing cause of all the interruptions that he's had today. Thus, they decide to leave.
3751 f
SCENE 4
cont'd
Then, once they leave, Gordon & Susan return from grocery shopping, & Gordon decides to just check on OSCAR. But, when he asks OSCAR if he's finished, OSCAR has become so irritated that he ducks down into his TRASH CAN to blow off some steam.
Mad scientist H
Cartoon
A mad scientist invents the capital letter H.
Alphabet Chat H
Muppets
Alphabet Chat: H.
H lady cartoon
Cartoon
H is for horseshoe.
3751 g
SCENE 5
The Count encounters Elmo & Rosita, waiting for OSCAR to finish his story. The Count' decides to find out how many pages OSCAR has written so far. It's not 1, not 2, nor 20 pages, but still 0. The Count tells OSCAR he should stop wasting his time & get back to writing.
Counting 10 shells
Animation
Counting 10 shells.
Kermit & Tracy 10
Muppets
Kermit & Tracy Count to 10.
Pinball 10
Cartoon
Pinball #10
Artist: Jeff Hale
Oranges!!
Film / Animation
Oranges are peeled and sliced in stop motion, & some kids eat them.
3751 h

3751 i
SCENE 6
Elmo, Rosita, Gordon & Susan witness as the judge from True GROUCH magazine arrives to hear OSCAR’s GROUCHY story. OSCAR still doesn't have one yet, but after he pleads his case, the judge decides that OSCAR’s explanation is GROUCHY enough to qualify for the magazine, so he wins the contest! The Count announces the sponsors, as Elmo & Rosita feel proud that they got to help OSCAR anyway.
3460 jingle
COMING SOON
Bob sings a song about OSCARs Newsstand. OSCAR thinks it’s the yuckiest song he’s ever heard, but customers singing the jingle flock in to buy newspapers with fish in them & candy wrappers.

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