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SESAME STREET
OSCAR hides
Air date December 28, 1982
Season Season 14 (1982-1983)
Written by JEFF MOSS
Sponsors C, S, 5
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Street Scenes
Picture Segment Description
Noimage
SCENE 1
OSCAR is constantly bothered by people asking him for favors, so he decides to hide away. He warns TELLY that it will soon be harder to find him, & TELLY thinks it’s part of a game.
2096 m
Song
"Me & My Chair"
2096 v
Cartoon
A girl inflates a balloon in the shape of an S.
Sammy the Snake
Muppets
"SAMMY THE SNAKE" (by SAMMY THE SNAKE, of course)
Hubley stop
Cartoon
S is for subway, sailboat, sled, scooter, skates, skis, & stop.
Artists: The Hubleys
Bank teller film
Film
Kids narrate a film about bank tellers & the machines they use.
2040 r
Cartoon
A car stuck in tar.
Don Music Twinkle Twinkle
Muppets
SESAME STREET News Flash
KERMIT witnesses as Don Music tries to rewrite "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" He succeeds & is joined by a country-western band, who sings "Whistle, Whistle, Little Bird."
Noimage
SCENE 2
Bob, Maria, Gordon & Olivia notice a sign on OSCARs TRASH CAN: "Danger: GROUCHES at work". OSCAR, working with a construction crew of GROUCHES, explains that he’s doing something that’ll make it harder for anyone to bother him.
1037 c
Cartoon
Kid names his own body parts
Ernie & Bert goldfish
Muppets
Ernie wants to go outside & play catch, but Bert gets him interested in watching his goldfish.
Four Seasons (song)
Cartoon
"Four Seasons"
PIYN-LibrarianPlumber
Muppets / Cast
"The People in Your Neighborhood": Librarian & Plumber.
1095 m
Cartoon
C for canary (role reversal)
Film-Chewing Gum Factory
Film
Chewing Gum Factory (1:44)
Cat-toon
Cartoon
C for Cat
Artist: Bud Luckey
Noimage
SCENE 3
Olivia & Bob notice several TRASH CANS blocking the 123 steps, the Arbor, the Fix-it Shop, the newsstand, & other places. OSCAR reveals that he & his construction crew dug a set of tunnels that lead to other TRASH CANS around SESAME STREET, making it harder for him to be found. Olivia & Bob try to figure out how to get rid of the TRASH CANS.
Hide & seek blue red
Cartoon
2 dots play hide-&-seek amongst different shaped blocks.
Secret places I'm Between
Muppets
"Im Between"
0926 w
Cartoon
Passengers on a crowded subway illustrate "between."
ShapeDancers.rectangle
Insert
BIG BIRD watches the shape dancers make a rectangle.
1736 x
Cartoon
Rectangle transition
1732 scene 4
SCENE 4
Olivia & Bob have called on everyone on SESAME STREET to bang on the TRASH CANS so that OSCAR will get rid of them. The joke’s on them, however, because OSCAR, carried by BRUNO, remarks on the wonderful noise everyone’s making.
Krazy Kat LOVE
Cartoon
Krazy Kat proves his for Ignatz Mouse with a block of cheese. Ignatz carves it into the word "LOVE."
Ernie & Bert 17
Muppets
ERNIE wears socks on his ears & on his nose in order for BERT to guess which body part he’s thinking of.
2546-Between
Cartoon
A mouse is squashed between 2 elephants.
Everybody Sleeps
Song
Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Sleeps."
1244 Ballet
Cast
David, Luis & Maria illustrate between while ballet dancing.
5 flies nose
Cartoon
5 flies land on a kid’s face.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
Film Were 5
Film
Kids talk about how many things they can do now that they’re 5 years old.
Noimage
SCENE 5
Maria & Gordon continue to think of a way to get rid of the TRASH CANS. Meanwhile the MUDman stops at OSCAR’s regular TRASH CAN for his regular delivery, only to find him gone. OSCAR gets his attention & tells him to knock on every TRASH CAN until he finds OSCAR, but the MUDman refuses. The only solution is for OSCAR to inhabit his regular TRASH CAN. Right as Maria & Gordon come over to demand that OSCAR get rid of the TRASH CANS, OSCAR immediately wants to cooperate.
Patelwhale
Cartoon
It’s a whale
Artist: Ishu Patel
1800-11
Film
City Alphabet (Joe Raposo instrumental with kid voiceover)
Santa Claus 0597
Cartoon
S is for snow, Santa, & sleigh.
0926 x
Muppets
ERNIE, BERT & Shola illustrate "between".
Typewriter S
Cartoon
Typewriter: S for Spring
Joe Raposo Monkey Eating
Song
Joe Raposo sings "Eating." while animals eat.
1449 Legs
Cartoon
5 feet stick out from a barrel, all belonging to a strange 5-legged being.
Harvey Kneeslapper buzzer
Muppets
Harvey Kneeslapper plans to use a hand buzzer when he asks someone to slap him 5. Instead, the joker slaps a 5 on his chest.
Noimage
SCENE 6
OSCAR has removed all the excess TRASH CANS from around SESAME STREET. Telly comes up to him & is confused, thinking it would be harder to find OSCAR, like he said earlier. The sponsors are announced as they bicker.

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