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SESAME STREET
OSCAR tries camouflage
Air date December 30, 1981
Season Season 13 (1981-1982)
Written by Tom Dunsmuir
Sponsors B, P, 6
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Street Scenes
Picture Segment Description
Noimage
SCENE 1
OSCAR feels like taking a nap outside, when he gets woken up by the kids, who tell him a joke. As he tries going back to sleep, Gordon shows him a photo of a chameleon. OSCAR gets inspired by the creature’s ability to hide in the surroundings...
Thelma Thumb-Baseball
Cartoon
Thelma Thumb: During a baseball game, a kid’s baseball falls into a rabbit’s hole. Thelma travels through the hole to get it back.
Noimage
SCENE 1 cont'd
OSCAR emerges from his TRASH CAN disguised as a tree. David sees through this, but decides to play along & leaves him alone. OSCAR’s plan goes south when some birds fly in & intend to make him their home for the night.
1710 n
Cartoon
A man (Jim Thurman) is interrupted as he tries to recite the alphabet. (New music added)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
2125 r
Film
EXIT
Noimage
SCENE 1 cont'd
OSCAR now poses as a mailbox (made of cardboard), which Maria dumps some mail into.
Pixel blocks
Animation
Finding shapes in colored pixel-blocks
Noimage
SCENE 1 cont'd
OSCAR is now disguised as a brick wall. A Muppet construction worker believes he is the brick wall he’s been instructed to demolish & calls for the wrecking ball. David stops it after it swings back & forth a bit & the worker runs off, baffled by the experience. OSCAR resolves to stay himself & calls the kids over to hear some bad jokes.
P for Pack
Cartoon
P for Pack
2675-Truck
Film
A bulldozer moves dirt up a construction site.
Findparrot
Cartoon
Find the camouflaged parrot.
Voice: Paul Dooley
3144za
Muppets
Caveman Days
King ERNIE needs to clean his yucky teeth. The Royal Smart Person (Sherlock Hemlock) brings a big brush (used for sweeping), then a middle-sized brush (used for brushing hair), then a smaller brush (used for painting), & finally a really small brush (a toothbrush). Just as ERNIE proclaims that he’ll "brush every tooth in the entire kingdom," a saber-toothed tiger comes in, seizes the toothbrush, & begins to use it himself!
1090-14
Cartoon
P is for Pillow
Scanimatekids
Video
Scanimate kids intro
Ernie & Jason & mirror
Muppets
ERNIE & Jason look in a mirror.
1090-18
Cartoon
Picnic with P foods (carried away by ants)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
Weaver Bird
Song
Joe Raposo sings "Weaver Bird"
Noimage
Celebrity
The Mummenschanz - Making Faces (4:56)
Carrot
Cartoon
The Carrot (censored version)
Artist: Bruce Cayard
PIYN Elevator Operator & Pharmacist
Muppets / Cast
Linda assists Bob in singing "The People in Your Neighborhood" about the elevator operator & pharmacist.
3141 z
Cartoon
P is for Puddle
How Do You Walk
Insert
Susan sings "How Do You Walk" with the kids, Mr. Macintosh & Bob, demonstrating how people’s feelings affect how they walk.
Ernie & Bert snow clothes
Muppets
ERNIE is wearing winter gear, & asks BERT to guess what is in his gloves & hat.
Bear bicycle
Cartoon
B is for bear, bicycle, bump, branch, & bee.
Special olympics
Film
Kids with special needs do gymnastics at the Mamaroneck Co-Op Camp.
Boxer
Cartoon
A boxer explains the letter B.
Super Grover apple
Muppets
Super Grover tries to stop a fight between Sammy & Frankie, who are fighting over an apple.
Speech Balloon B Bug
Cartoon
Speech Balloon: B for Bug (edited)
Kim & Herry Monster Love
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: HERRY MONSTER & Kimberly talk about things & people that they love.
0573 r
Film
Counting 6 oryx
Music: Joe Raposo
2860 Fat Cat
Cartoon
AT words: A fat cat with a hat sat on a mat. A bat scared the fat cat.
Kermit the Frog at Twiddlebug party
Muppets
KERMIT THE FROG Counts 6 happy little Twiddlebugs, & when he is finished, the Twiddlebugs have a party.
3960 z c
Cartoon
6 camels
Artist: Owe Gustafson
Film PaintPorcupine
Film
A boy paints a picture of a porcupine on glass.
Ernie & Bert & Shola & balls
Muppets
ERNIE, BERT, & Shola demonstrate "big," "small," "smaller, & "smallest" with 4 balls.
Ringmaster with 6 monkeys
Cartoon
The Ringmaster displays 6 marvelous monkeys who do stunts.
Noimage
SCENE 2
Today is Show & Telly at Snufflegarten & SNUFFY has nothing he feels he can show off to the class. He finally dawns upon a great idea - bringing BIG BIRD to class with him!
1396 o
Muppets
Waiter GROVER: Hamburger - Mr. Johnson wants a hamburger. The restaurant offers 2 sizes: the big hamburgers & the small hamburgers. When the small hamburgers are too small, he orders a big one, but because there have been some problems with the big hamburger, GROVER tries to convince him to order several small ones.
Noimage
SCENE 3
BIG BIRD wants to tell Maria & David about HIS experience at Snufflegarten, but they have little patience for another imaginary friend story. BIG BIRD instead plays them a recording HE made from the day when the taught them to play "Ring Around the Rosie." The audio concludes with a large thumping sound - "That’s what it sounds like when 25 Snuffleupaguses all fall down," BIG BIRD states.

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