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SESAME STREET
Plot OSCAR on talk radio
Air date March 31, 1999
Season Season 30
Sponsors G, 5
Syndication 123 SESAME STREET, PBS Sprout

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1
Gina hears strange noises coming from OSCARs TRASH CAN. There she finds OSCAR THE GROUCH filling in for radio personality Rush Limburger on WCAN radio, setting a broadcast up from his TRASH CAN. He switches on 1 of the machines, cuing an announcer to present OSCAR THE GROUCH as the day's emcee.
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SCENE 1
As OSCAR delivers an opening message, Gina walks over to Hooper's Store, where BIG BIRD & Alan are searching the radio stations. She requests them to turn on WCAN & they hear OSCAR will be taking calls all day. His 1st one comes from Max in Milwaukee (DAVID RUDMAN), who gets promptly hung up by OSCAR before he can ask a question. OSCAR states the show will return shortly...
Keith Haring Telephone
Cartoon
Figures dance around a telephone as it rings.
Artist: Keith Haring
Cookie Monster Prairie Dawn questions
Muppets
Cookie Monster demonstrates how you can learn about cookies by asking questions. Prairie Dawn just happens to be nearby with a plate of cookies that Cookie Monster can ask questions about.
G chant
Animation
G / g Gregorian chant
4130 r
Animation
G / g paper fold
Planet G
Animation
Planet G / g
Ernie cellphone
Muppets
Ernies Show & Tell: Vandy shows Ernie her toy phone, which can record messages.
Wanda the Word Fairy Telephone
Film
Wanda the Word Fairy demonstrates the word TELEPHONE, but is unable to remove the word from the telephone booths. (ending edited)
4134 u
Animation
Cecille sings "I'm Gonna Get to You".
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SCENE 2
OSCAR gets his show starts, where he states he doesn't want to discuss any topic other than the letter G. Mona from Montag calls in to talk about the alphabet, listing every letter.
I Love Being A Pig
Cartoon
A PIG sings "I LOVE Being a PIG" (new sound effects added)
Elmo Martel 2
Muppets
SESAME STREET Goes to Day Care: Elmo & Martel count to 10 in different ways.
Handprint
Cartoon
What kind of print does a hand make? (new music added)
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SCENE 3
The topic is still the letter G, but Barry from Bayside (MARTIN P. ROBINSON)& his booming voice inadvertently talks about it (& rattles OSCARs phone & Alan's radio). OSCAR cues the next segment to help viewers get the picture.
Blue Gorilla
Cartoon
G for Gorilla
3977 u
Film
G for go, girls, guitar, goldfish etc.
Fish G
Cartoon
Fish form G & g.
Save Your Energy for Me 1

Save Your Energy for Me 2
Muppets
Polly Darton sings her hit song "Save Your Energy for Me" a song about energy conservation(edits made to audio track )
Talking TV
Cartoon
A little girl leaves everything on in the house, until the TV set recites a poem about sharing electricity.
Fay Ray rub a dub dub
Film
Wegman's dogs - Rub-a-Dub-Dub
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SCENE 4
OSCAR now wants to talk about the number 5 & gets a call from the neurotic Benny from Bensenhurst (JOEY MAZZARINO), who hates the number 5. Telly listens in at Hooper's Store & goes to help OSCAR deal with the caller. OSCAR instead leaves the phone with Telly while he goes to lunch.
3786 s
Cartoon
A chorus of 5s come out of a 5 painting.
Rainbowfish 5
Muppets
The Rainbow Fish counts groups of 5 in the ocean.
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Film
2 girls counts to 5 as they clap.
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SCENE 5
OSCAR listens to the show at Hooper's Store, as Telly still deals with Benny. He angrily hangs up, when Benny re-dials to compliment Telly on his GROUCHiness. Alan & Gina are impressed with how Telly is handling the show, forcing OSCAR to reclaim it.
3719 alphabet
Cartoon
Letters appear over a sky-view of a neighborhood
Song Getting Dressed
Song
"I Put My Leg in My Pants"
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Cartoon
Geronimo 10 - 0: The parachute becomes a large mattress.
Grover exit
Muppets
Grover tries to explain an EXIT sign, but monsters keep trampling over him. He moves over away from the door, but the EXIT sign moves with him.
Exit polar bear cartoon
Cartoon
A polar bear learns what "EXIT" means. (new music & sound effects added)
Animation: John & Faith Hubley
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SCENE 6
OSCAR comes back, but finds Telly is too busy dealing with callers to listen. OSCAR calls him from his cell phone & asks for his show back. Telly will give it back, but only if OSCAR thanks him for helping. OSCAR relents & gets his show back. Telly calls from a payphone & starts an argument with him.
Elmo's World

Elmo's World Music Count
Muppets
Elmos World - Music
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SCENE 7
As OSCAR's show comes to an end, Telly tells him the sponsors over the phone.

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