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SESAME STREET
OSCAR launches into space
(repeat of 1714)
Air date December 3, 1984
Season Season 16 (1984-1985)
Written by JEFF MOSS
Sponsors K, Q, 9
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1714 03b

Street Scenes
Picture Segment Description
1714 01
SCENE 1
Bob greets the viewer over loud noises happening behind a construction fence near OSCAR’s TRASH CAN. He approaches to find TELLY standing watch, who hasn’t been told what’s going on. Bob summons OSCAR who appears from behind the fence & says he’s building something that will take him far away. After asking everyone to COUNTdown from 10, he reveals he’s building a rocketship: the USS Blecch. TELLY asks if he can come with him, but OSCAR says he’s one of the biggest reasons he’s leaving.
0871 l
Cartoon
Hypnotic "Q" RAINBOW (0:31)
Ernie & Bert planning for flood
Muppets
Ernie & BERT: Ernie is planning to go to the library, when he hears on the radio that it might rain. So he gets out his umbrella, & puts on his raincoat, rain hat, & galoshes. Then, in case it floods, he takes a bag of groceries & a life preserver. Finally, he makes BERT go to the library with him, so he won’t be stranded in the flood without him.
1195 Sand
Animation
Sand Q/q
Maria paper top & bottom
Cast
Maria as Chaplin pushes through a piece of seamless background paper. Via narration, she explains that she’s at the top of the TV screen. She pushes through lower on the paper, & explains the difference between top & bottom.
Q that funny thing
Cartoon
Q -- that funny looking thing.
1714 02
SCENE 2
OSCAR sits inside USS Blecch which consists of rocket wings affixed to his TRASH CAN, & bids "goodbye forever" to everyone. Through another COUNTdown, TELLY asks again if he can go with him, but the COUNTdown reaches zero & the ship launches into the sky.
Pentagoninspace
Animation
Pentagon in space
Somebody Come & Play
Song
Joe Raposo sings "Somebody Come & Play".
DocMeetsMeanManny
Muppets
The town doctor ("Doc") comes to a saloon to meet Mean Manny & his gang, even though Manny is the toughest guy in town & plans to have a "shootin' party." Manny & his posse arrive on time & meet with Doc & his medicine...he gives them all measles shots.
Gordoninclass-2
Film / Cast
Gordon joins a class for some exercises.
Sand city
Cartoon
A lost man in the desert asks a stranger for directions to the city. He builds a pretend city out of sand to show what it looks like. As it turns out, the stranger is an alien.
1714 03a

1714 03b
SCENE 3
OSCAR calls back to Earth on a walkie-talkie from space & TELLY asks him if he misses anything (he tells Bob & the kids that he probably misses him, his best friend). OSCAR says he really wishes he’d taken a stack of Disgusto Magazine with him, & that he misses melted spinach & sardine ice cream. Since he’s his best friend, TELLY resolves to sending these items to him in space, & says he’ll talk to OSCAR again the next time he comes around in orbit.
Mad Painter 9
Film
The Mad Painter 9
9birds
Animation
9 birds land in a tree
Artist: Owe Gustafson
Grover-InTheDark
Muppets
At night, GROVER thinks he hears noises in the dark. When he sees a shadow on the wall, he cowers under the covers - but the shadow turns out to be his Mommy.
1714 04
SCENE 4
In the Arbor, Telly has gathered OSCAR’s items in a TRASH CAN & radios OSCAR to lower a rope with a hook to pull it up to his rocket in orbit. When the TRASH CAN reaches OSCAR, he’s horrified to find that Telly has stowed away inside.
1090-10
Film
Peacock
Music: Joe Raposo
Cut from Noggin.
Martians.Radio
Muppets
The Martians discover a radio. They tune into three different styles of music, none of which they like. Then they tune into some static, which they start joyfully dancing to.
Girldraws
Cartoon
A girl shows how good she is at drawing buildings.
0573s1
Film
Folk song: Have You Ever Been To The Farm?
1714 05
SCENE 5
OSCAR radios David from space to tell everyone to get ready for him to drop off Telly. They all gather where OSCAR’s TRASH CAN used to be; Telly is supposed to jump out when OSCAR pilots close to the Earth. At the last minute, the engines won’t reverse & the USS Blecch crashes. OSCAR is furious & says he never wants to see Telly again.
Outerspace Shapes-Hexagon
Animation
David spots a hexagon out in space.
MassCommunication
Cast
Mass Communication (Maria, Olivia, Susan, & Linda) perform their hit song "1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10."
BumbleArdy
Cartoon
"Bumble Ardy #9" -- Young Bumble Ardy invites 9 pigs to his birthday party while his mother, Sweet Adeline, is away.
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.
Splasho top
Cartoon
The Magnificent Splasho goes from the top of the ladder to the bottom of the water tank.
1041 K cheerleaders
Muppets
Cheers: The Anything Muppets cheer for the letter K. (version #3)
1041 Pink Panther
Cartoon
The Pink Panther - K For Karate
Big Bird-Carousel
Insert
Maria & Luis watch BIG BIRD ride a horse on the carousel in Central Park.
Gloria 2
Cartoon
Gloria sings the alphabet (uppercase version)
VictorBorge.Seatbelt
Celebrity
Victor Borge demonstrates seat belt safety when playing the piano.
Bridge -3-4 (0;10)
Film
Bridge #3-4 (0:10)
0010.giraffes
Film
SESAME STREET Animal Films: Giraffes.
Music: Joe Raposo
Q words
Cartoon
"Poverty Q": A figure demonstrates Q words, despite the unruly stem of his letter Q that keeps detaching itself.
Animation by Cliff Roberts
Geeflegonk
Muppets
Story: "The Geefle & the Gonk"
The Geefle & the Gonk, 2 aliens, learn how to cooperate & gather nectarines together.
Daddy Slips
Cartoon
A man slips on his daughter’s skate, & she points out that it makes him feel angry.
1714 06
SCENE 6
Bob & David use the walkie-talkies, each asking the other, "can you hear me now?"

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