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SESAME STREET
OSCAR THE GROUCH puts up a Wet Paint sign
Air date December 16, 1970
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Sponsors A, 8
Syndication SESAME STREET UNpaved

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Street Scenes
Picture Segment Description
0158 a
SCENE 1
Susan welcomes the viewers & notices a group of frowning kids. She sings "If Youre Happy & You Know It" to help cheer them up. OSCAR THE GROUCH watches.
A witch
Cartoon
"The Story of A": A witch tells bored kids a story about the letter A involving an ant’s apple getting stolen by an archer.
(First: Episode 0130)
Alligator toon
Cartoon
A man displays the capital & lowercase A, & explains what an alligator is.
(First: Episode 0006)
Ernie's A machine
Muppets
ERNIE & BERT: ERNIE shows BERT his A machine, which makes capital A's. But it doesn’t work when it rains, since it only makes "A" while the sun shines.
(First: Episode 0006)
A ape story
Cartoon
A story about an ape & a bird, using the letter A.
(First: Episode 0006)
Jackie Robinson alphabet
Celebrity
Jackie Robinson says the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0054)
A ape story
Cartoon
A story about an ape & a bird, using the letter A. (repeat)
(First: Episode 0006)
Big A cartoon
Cartoon
A showcase of things that begin with A, ending with avalanche & ambulance.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0132)
Monsters look at A
Muppets
Monsters, including the puppet who would become Grover, Flute-Snatcher, Cookie Monster, Beautiful Day Monster, & Scudge, are looking at something. Freds son appears, & is reprimanded with "Eyy!" After a few times, Fred’s son turns toward the viewer and yells "A!", revealing that the group is staring at the letter A.
(First: Episode 0083)
0158 b

0158 b 2
SCENE 2
Mr. Hooper & Gordon try to decipher a smeared note ordering BIRD seed. It turns out that the note is from BIG BIRD.
Fireman Ready to Go
Song
Fireman Ready to Go
(First: Episode 0131)
Shalom 6-12
Cartoon
Jazz #8
(First: Episode 0016)
Hunt for Happiness 1
Muppets
Hunt for Happiness: Helen Happy tells Helen Happy that she has mud on her sneaker.
(First: Episode 0112)
Shalom 6-12
Cartoon
Jazz #8 (repeat)
(First: Episode 0016)
Hunt for Happiness 2
Muppets
Grandmother Happy suggests that Helen wipe the MUD off her sneaker with a rag... but now... there’s MUD on the rag!
(First: Episode 0112)
Shalom 6-12
Cartoon
Jazz #8 (repeat)
(First: Episode 0016)
Hunt for Happiness 3
Muppets
Grandmother Happy tells Harold Happy to wash the MUD off the rag with soap. It works... but now there’s MUD on the soap! Grandmother Happy gives up.
(First: Episode 0112)
Basketball Counting 1
Celebrity
The New York Knicks count 4 lay-ups.
0158 c
SCENE 3
Bob tells a joke in English, & Carlos translates it into Spanish.
Alice Braithwaite Goodyshoes & monster
Cartoon
Alice Braithwaite Goodyshoes is standing next to a bathtub full of water. She is dry. A monster appears & throws the water at her, causing her to be wet, & then kisses her. "Bleah!" she says.
(First: Episode 0005)
Ernie & Bert kiss
Muppets
Ernie & Bert: Ernie & Bert watch the Alice cartoon on TV, & Ernie laughs when he sees Alice being kissed by the monster. Bert says Ernie wouldn’t think it was so funny if a monster kissed him. Beautiful Day Monster appears, & kisses Ernie.
(First: Episode 0005)
Octopus band
Song
"Octopus One-Man Band"
(First: Episode 0004)
Tim Conway-Bridge
Celebrity
Tim Conway says, "1 more time!"
(First: Episode 0140)
Octopus band
Song
"Octopus One-Man Band" (repeat)
(First: Episode 0004)
Bill Cosby square
Celebrity
Walt Frazier & Dick Barnett of the New York Knicks bounce a round basketball. Bill Cosby tries to bounce a square basketball.
Kids make shapes
SCENE 4
Kids on the Street make shapes with their fingers.
Ernie & Bert's cookie mystery
Muppets
Ernie & Bert: Bert says that he’s sure that Ernie ate his cookies. The culprit turns out to be Cookie Monster, who’s disguised in Ernie’s hair & shirt.
Larry & Phyllis & noises
Cast
Larry & Phyllis attempt to sing.
(First: Episode 0131)
Big Bird's an poem
SCENE 5
BIG BIRD tells Herbert Birdsfoot a poem about the "AN" family.
Basketball Counting 2
Celebrity
The New York Knicks count 16 lay-ups.
Bob some of these fruits
SCENE 6
Bob plays "One of These Things" with fruit.
Shalom 6-12
Cartoon
Jazz #8 (repeat)
Bob some of this stuff
SCENE 7
Bob plays "One of These Things" again with knick-knacks.
Secret drawing camel
Cartoon
Todays Secret Drawing: A camel.
Ernie & Cookie Monster apple
Muppets
Ernie demonstrates the word "Apple"; Cookie Monster eats Ernie’s apple.
(First: Episode 0047)
Big A cartoon
Cartoon
A showcase of things that begin with A, ending with avalanche & ambulance.
Artist: Cliff Roberts (repeat)
(First: Episode 0132)
A ape story
Cartoon
A story about an ape & a bird, using the letter A. (repeat)
Wet paint 1
SCENE 8
OSCAR shows Susan the "Wet Paint" sign on his TRASH CAN, which he put there so that he can go to sleep without anybody banging on his TRASH CAN & bothering him. Shortly after Susan leaves, Bob knocks on his TRASH CAN to tell OSCAR that the paint is dry.
Alligator toon
Cartoon
A man displays the capital & lowercase A, & explains what an alligator is. (repeat)
(First: Episode 0006)
Wet paint 2
SCENE 9
Gordon sees OSCAR’s "Wet Paint" sign, & bangs on his TRASH CAN to tell him that the paint’s dry.
A is for ape
Cartoon
Speech Balloon - A for Ape
(First: Episode 0006)
Wet paint 3
SCENE 90
Mr. Hooper bangs on OSCARs TRASH CAN to tell him that the paint’s dry; OSCAR gets frustrated & takes the sign down. Susan bothers him to point out his sign’s missing.
A witch
Cartoon
"Story of A": A witch tells bored kids a story about the letter A. (repeat)
(First: Episode 0130)
Somebody Come & Play
Song
Joe Raposo sings "Somebody Come & Play".
(First: Episode 0047)
Wet paint 4
SCENE 11
Before saying goodbye to the viewer, Susan hopes OSCAR can get some rest; however Mr. Hooper & Gordon come & bang on OSCARs TRASH CAN to tell him that his sign fell down. Bob announces the sponsors.
Big Bird 0158

Gordon 0158
CLOSING SIGNS
BIG BIRD holds up the SESAME STREET sign, while Gordon holds up the CTW sign at the end.

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