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SESAME STREET
OSCAR THE GROUCH installs a swimming pool in his TRASH CAN
Air date December 4, 1975
Season Season 7 (1975-1976)
Sponsors N, 5
This episode guide has been compiled from materials at the CTW Archives.



Street Scenes
Picture Segment Description
Noimage
SCENE 1
BIG BIRD gathers a bag of cabbages for a visit from MR. SNUFFLEUPAGUS today. Luis, Susan, & Gordon don’t believe HIM as usual. When SNUFFY arrives at BIG BIRD’s NEST, he jumps for joy upon seeing the cabbages. This shakes the whole STREET, rattling the adults. As SNUFFY eats, he asks for some pepper, which causes him to sneeze. This sends a large gust down the block, making everyone else think a storm is forming. SNUFFY heads home & BIG BIRD finds the adults cowering under the Hooper’s Store awning. They tell BIG BIRD about the storm & HE remarks, "You guys sure have some imagination!"
2 Sea Creatures
Cartoon
I Thought a Thought ... about small things. A man thinks about small things, & lists them. A sea monster thinks it is small, especially when compared to its father!
Artist: Cliff Roberts
Ernie & Bert out apartment
Muppets
ERNIE won’t let BERT into the apartment. BERT thinks he might be sad, & then BERT thinks ERNIE might be hiding something from BERT, which makes HIM mad & demand to be let in. HE comes in, & ERNIE has thrown HIM a surprise party. Guests at the party include Roosevelt Franklin, HERBERT BIRDSFOOT, PRAIRIE DAWN, SHERLOCK HEMLOCK, GROVER, GUY SMILEY, & a mailman.
3150 k
Cartoon
A tiny ant pushes the huge N into its place in the alphabet.
Film-CarInMud
Film
Several people help a man when his car is stuck in the MUD.
Do With a Pet
Cartoon
What Do You Do With a Pet?
0756
Muppets
ERNIE & COOKIE MONSTER: ERNIE tells the viewer to watch & listen for COOKIE MONSTER, so he won’t take the cookie which ERNIE just got from Hooper’s Store. ERNIE encounters a machine that reads "Your Fortune Told. Insert One Cookie." Not realizing that COOKIE MONSTER is inside the machine, he inserts the cookie. Some munching noises are heard, & a card comes out that says, "You will soon be kissed by a grateful COOKIE MONSTER."
Noimage
SCENE 2
Rodeo Rosie saves the day. She wants to take OSCAR to the Sheriff after seeing him "robbing" a stagecoach. OSCAR claims that he & some kids have set up chairs as an imaginary stagecoach & staged an imaginary robbery.
N is for nifty
Cartoon
An N-terview with an N
Artist: Cliff Roberts
1092 12
Cartoon
Things that begin with N: nail, NEST, net, notebook, needle, noodle, nuts, napkins, nose. (Don’t make noise at night). The Letter N is nice.
Luis agua
Cast
In the desert, Luis desperately searches for AGUA, but all the pumps are dry.
Lowercase n
Cartoon
"Lowercase n"
1800-20
Muppets
SESAME STREET News Flash: The COUNT ruins KERMIT THE FROG’s opportunities to interview the 3 little Pigs & the 7 Dwarfs by COUNTing them.
0110-Willisthebird
Cartoon
Eugene wants his talking crow Willis to name some N words, & Willis replies with "no," "nothing," "nobody" & "never."
2675-Truck
Film
A bulldozer moves dirt up a construction site.
Noimage
SCENE 3
Luis hears the sound of water splashing inside OSCARs TRASH CAN. OSCAR explains that hes built an Olympic-size swimming pool in his TRASH CAN, & hes having a swimming party.
1708 i
Cartoon
A postal worker tells the viewer what the post office is good for.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
Herry Monster's ABC Secret
Muppets
GROVER tells HERRYs secret (which is actually the alphabet) to Pamela, who tells Fenwick, who tells 'Rosemary. HERRY says to GROVER, "Youre very good at reciting the alphabet...but youre lousy at keeping secrets!"
SpeechBalloon-Agua
Cartoon
Speech Balloon: A for Agua
0573 k
Film
Sea Horse
Music: Joe Raposo
Count it Higher
Muppets
Little Chrissy & the Alphabeats sing "COUNT it Higher"
2477 t
Cartoon
A photographer tries to look for some animals quietly, but they all end up secretly following him.
Noimage
SCENE 4
Susan tries to find something for HERRY MONSTER to do, as he doesn’t feel like doing anything that involves his great strength. She produces a dolly from the crate, which he gently takes care of.
Jazzy spies 5
Cartoon
"Jazz #5"
Maria Chaplin Shirts Towels
Cast
A voiceover instructs Charlie Chaplin (Maria) where to put the shirts & the towels.
1297 firewood
Cartoon
On a snowy day, a cold man desires firewood. He carries a huge log up the hill multiple times, but it rolls down each time. Using his "wits", he pushes his house down to the bottom of the hill to be closer to the giant log.
Fiddler 5
Cartoon
Country Fiddler #5
Artist: Bud Luckey
Upsidedowncone
Muppets
ERNIE wants to buy a chocolate - strawberry - peach - vanilla - BANANA - pistachio - peppermint - lemon - orange - butterscotch ice cream cone, but the ice cream vendor instead gives him a butterscotch - orange - LEMON - peppermint - pistachio - BANANA - vanilla - peach - strawberry - chocolate ice cream cone.
2356-9
Cartoon
In rhyme, a man points out animals who stole &/or ruined his clothing.
RetroRabbitRun
Cartoon
3 children are being chased by a giant mutant rabbit as fast rock music accompanies the chase. They outsmart him by hiding behind three trees.
Artist: Etienne Delessert
Count Thing To Love
SCENE 5
The Count counts all the things that He loves to do, such as riding a car (Gordon), playing the guitar (Luis), & being outside on a nice day (Susan). He asks OSCAR THE GROUCH to mention the things he loves to do, but OSCARs answer is a simple "NO". He simply loves saying NO.
Lake Lillian
Cartoon
A man jumps into a poster of Lake Lillian.
2412-Snow
Film
Snow in the city
Music: Joe Raposo
Ernie & Bert movies
Muppets
ERNIE & BERT - At the movies, ERNIE reacts to a sad, funny, scary movie, to BERTs embarrassment & the annoyance of the other viewers.
L is for lips
Cartoon
L is for Lips
Noimage
SCENE 6
BIG BIRD is sick, so HE decides to stay in HIS NEST for the day. Everybody ends up coming to visit. They got worried when HE failed to show up at the usual places. Realizing that HE has good friends makes BIG BIRD very happy.
Jj apple
Cartoon
Jasper & Julius: Apple
RFES-Great People
Muppets
Roosevelt Franklin Elementary School - Roosevelt Franklin & his class name some great people.
Noimage
SCENE 7
Goodbye

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