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SESAME STREET
Close Encounters of the Worst Kind
(repeat of 1570)
Air date January 28, 1983
Season Season 14 (1982-1983)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Directed by Jon Stone
Sponsors L, X, 4

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Street Scenes
Picture Segment Description
1755 a
SCENE 1
OSCAR is having a boring day, till he sees something in the sky -- a TRASH CAN!
1755 b

1755 c
SCENE 1, cont'd
When the contraption lands on the ground, its lid opens, & a gray Grouch wearing a helmet peers out. They both realize, to their delight, that they are GROUCHES. The gray GROUCH introduces himself as Othmar, from the planet Zircon & Oscar introduces himself as OSCAR THE GROUCH of SESAME STREETof planet Earth.
1755 d
SCENE 1, cont'd
Linda & Olivia & Luis arrive on the scene, & realize that a GROUCH from Outer Space just landed. Linda shows them how to sign "get lost", & Othmar suddenly feels optimistic about his surroundings.
Geometry of Circles
Cartoon
"Geometry of Circles"
(First: Episode 1437)
Future Jobs 1
Film
Future jobs: footage of a kid playing with a certain toy, followed by an adult using "the real thing."
(First: Episode 0796)
Toon big shoes
Cartoon
What if I had big feet?
(First: Episode 0514)
What's My Part?

Wmp2nose
Muppets
Guy Smiley hosts the game show "Whats My Part?". The contestant is Mr. Nose. The panelists (Bennett Snerf, Arlene Frantic & Cookie Monster) don't know what a nose is, because none of them have noses.
(First: Episode 0131)
4 ducks
Cartoon
4 ducks
(First: Episode 1481)
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1755 e

1755 f
SCENE 2
Oscar tells Olivia that hes going to the moon w/ Othmar in the giant TRASH CAN, & asks her to help them with the countdown from 10 to 1. They close the trash can lid & prepare for takeoff. Olivia counts down, & covers her ears as the TRASH CAN shoots into the air.
1755 g
SCENE 2, cont'd
As the giant TRASH CAN rises further & further into space, Olivia remarks, "Now I've seen everything."
1755 h

1755 j

1755 i
SCENE 2, cont'd
OSCAR & Othmar notice how different the Earth looks from above. They pass through the space dump, & then get closer to the surface of the moon while they eat their sandwiches. OSCAR wants to get back to SESAME STREET later on, cause "I havent insulted Olivia all day -- shes gonna think I dont care."
1755 sofa
Cartoon
A girl uses her imagination while sitting on a sofa.
(First: Episode 0765)
Film nursing pigs
Film
Baby pigs run in a field, & drink their mother's milk.
(First: Episode 0169)
Lake Lillian
Cartoon
A man jumps into a poster of Lake Lillian.
(First: Episode 0347)
2257 w
Muppets
Ernie & Bert - Ernie wakes up & tells Bert its time to get up, but notices that Bert isnt in his bed. He slowly ponders what happened to his best friend, coming to the conclusion that maybe some Martians took him away in their spaceship. As it turns out, Bert just got up early to fix some oatmeal. Ernie is relieved...until a real spaceship lands & the Martians enter the room.
(First: Episode 1208)
2257 baby danger toon
Cartoon
A baby looks at a DANGER sign & imagines what it means.
(First: Episode 0993)


Old Film Danger Sign
Film
Children watch a film of a man reading a newspaper on the train tracks - DANGER!
(First: Episode 0480)
1755 k

1755k2
SCENE 3
Olivia & Linda are doubtful that Oscar & Othmar went to the moon. While they wait, Linda shows some kids how to sign moon", rocket "stars. Olivia stages a game where they pretend to be each of the things they signed, & count down from 10 to 1. Olivia, meanwhile, wonders where OSCAR is.
Horsing around
Cartoon
A midget tries to get on top of a horse.
(First: Episode 1450)
Characters Twiddlebugs
Muppets
The Twiddlebugs try to figure out how to get to the zoo. They notice its too far to walk, swim or fly, then they notice their Twiddle-car.
(First: Episode 0603)
1755 bears
Film
2 brown bears play in the river & in the forest.
Imaginary car
Cartoon
A girl imagines being next to a tree, a house & a car. "Now Im going over there", she says. "Theres nothing here to be next to!"
(First: Episode 0782)
1755 Barkley 1

1755 Barkley 2
Cast
In the park, Maria & some kids play with Barkley, telling him whether hes near or far some balloons theyve hidden.
(First: Episode 1264)
1755 dots
Animation
Next to, away from (2 dots)
(First: Episode 0644)
2795 u
Cartoon
Sign Cartoons - Coffee
(First: Episode 1169)
573 g

573 g 1
Muppets
Cookie Monster & Ernie - Cookie Monster helps Ernie match mittens, shoes & gloves & put them away. Guess how he puts 2 matching cookies away?
(First: Episode 0135)
Film Burro
Song
"What Can You Do with a Burro?"
(First: Episode 1364)
L Luz
Cartoon
L es para luz
(First: Episode 0373)


1755 Richard Pryor
Celebrity
Richard Pryor demonstrates emotions.
(First: Episode 1149)


1755 diamond
Transition
Diamond transition
(First: Episode 0282)
1755 planes
Film
COUNTing 1 - 20 (planes taking off)
(First: Episode 0798)
Blow nose
Cartoon
I hab a cauld ib by dose.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1170)
1755 l

1755l2
SCENE 4
Olivia & TELLY explain to Luis that they’ve drawn a circle in the street for OSCAR & ir to land on. Upon their descent, the GROUCHES miss their target.
Cowboy X
Cartoon
The Story of Cowboy X, with the voices of Jean Shepherd
(First: Episode 0325)


Ernie Shola Bert X
Muppets
ERNIE, BERT & Shola talk about the letter X.
(First: Episode 0560)
SpeechBalloon-Xray
Cartoon
Speech Balloon: X for X-ray
(First: Episode 0064)
Toon from tadpole to Frog
Cartoon
How do FROGS make more FROGS? The birth & growth of a FROG is documented. At the very end, the fully-grown FROG hops in the middle of a field & calls out, "Hey, KERMIT!"
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 1232)


AMs-FearSong
Muppets
Four greaser Anything Muppets sing about being afraid.
4fiddle
Cartoon
Donnie Budd COUNTs 4 lions.
(First: Episode 0300)
Film-Chewing Gum Factory
Film
Chewing Gum Factory
(First: Episode 0498)
2412 Snow
Film
Snow in the city
(First: Episode 0429)
1570 05

1570-close
SCENE 5
Othmar announces it’s time for him to return to planet Zircon, "Sailing through the stars, across the vast universe... Carl Sagan, eat your heart out." The cast COUNTs down his blast-off, but his ship collapses. Othmar asks OSCAR to call him a taxi. "Okay, you’re a taxi!"
Kermit 1201

Kids 1201
CLOSING SIGNS
KERMIT holds up the SESAME STREET sign, while the kids hold up the CTW sign at the end.

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