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Oscar's Letter Party

OSCARs Letter Party is a 1988 SESAME STREET interactive home video released for the View-Master Interactive Vision video game system. The system came with a simple controller which included a joystick & 3 colorful buttons. As the video plays, the characters address the player directly, & asks the player to make a choice by pressing 1 button. The video has a number of different soundtracks recorded, & the players choices toggle back & forth between the soundtracks, giving the impression that the player has changed the course of the story.


Picture Segment Description
OLP1
SCENE 1
The game opens with OSCAR THE GROUCH discovering that his TRASH CAN is surrounded by happy faces. Using the controller, the player erases them for him.
OLP2
Muppets
GROVER & Christopher play a game where he gets tickled, then holds up a sign saying "STOP" when he wants the tickling to end.
The player can hit the blue button to tickle GROVER, & the red one to make him stop.
OLP3

OLP4

OLP5
SCENE 2
OSCAR reveals that the player will be able to attend a GROUCH party, but must do some things 1st. 1st, FLUFFY displays the letters O, V, C & K & wants the player to choose 1.
OLP6
SCENE 2 cont'd
Once the player has picked 1, OSCAR then hears a car, alerting him that the party decorations have arrived. As he leaves, he presents a film that may have the chosen letter in it.
OLP7
Cartoon
Psychedelic alphabet. The player can hit a button as soon as their letter appears on screen for a message from OSCAR. The beginning & endings are cut.
OLP8

OLP9
SCENE 3
To make sure the player is worthy enough of attending his GROUCH party, OSCAR conducts a GROUCH test. However, if the player proves they aren't GROUCHY they'll get an invitation to Bob's party instead.
OLP10
SCENE 3 cont'd
Before the test, Bob appears, hoping the player will attend his normal party.
Oscar Letter Party

OLP11

OLP12

OLP13
SCENE 3 cont'd
For the 1st part of the test, OSCAR has the player make a GROUCH word.
OLP14
SCENE 3 cont'd
After the 1st test, Bob comes by the TRASH CAN to make sure the player is coming to his party.
OLP15
Muppets
"Octopus Blues"
The player can hit their green button to make 8 fish appear when they hear the number 8.
OLP17
SCENE 4 cont'd
Next, OSCAR then presents a GROUCH like music test. He then plays a song that can be sung 2 ways...
OLP18
Muppets
BIG BIRD sings "May I Be Your Friend?" to an eel in his nest. The player can press the blue button to hear OSCARs GROUCHY lyrics, & the red button for BIG BIRDs nice lyrics.
OLP16
SCENE 5
OSCAR then writes the results on his scorecard & asks the player to remember their letter for the next segment.
Alphabet chain reaction

OLP19
Cartoon
A Rube Goldberg device is used to display the letters of the alphabet. The player can hit their green button when their letter appears. Only the 1st part of this cartoon is shown.
OLP20
Muppets
KERMIT THE FROG sings "The FROGS in the Glen."
When the player hears the word "frog", their green button will make an animated frog appear.
OLP21

OLP22
SCENE 6
As Bob blows balloons up for his party, OSCAR runs the "GROUCH 2-Plex" at his TRASH CAN. 2 films appear above him (1 about a butterfly & the other about pigs), which will give more proof as to how GROUCHY the player is.
OLP23
SCENE 6 cont'd (alternate 1)
If the player picks the pig film, OSCAR gives it a good review: 4 oinks.
Oscar's Letter Party
SCENE 6 cont'd (alternate 2)
Description currently unavailable.
OLP24
Muppets
GROVER asks Maya to help him follow an arrow. The arrow keeps changing direction until GROVER falls down, exhausted. The player can hit their white button to make an arrow that matches the one on screen.
OLP25

OLP26

OLP27

OLP28

OLP29
SCENE 7
Now it's time for the "Party Quiz". OSCAR gives choices for party games, decor & presents. He plays a film while he tallies the score.
OLP30
Muppets
KERMIT THE FROG sings "Caribbean Amphibian". The green button will make animated frog leap to a lilypad. Footage of island maps replaced.
OLP31
SCENE 8
OSCAR gives the final tally, which gets the player into either Bob or OSCAR's party.
OLP32
SCENE 8 cont'd (alternate 1)
If the player gets OSCAR's film, they'll get to attend a party with OSCAR, his elephants & the GROUCHketeers.
Oscar's Letter Party
SCENE
8
cont'd
(alternate
2)
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