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SESAME STREET
OSCAR gets a visit from his MOTHER
Air date January 3, 1992
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Directed by Jon Stone
Sponsors A, S, 10

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Street Scenes
Picture Segment Description
2915 a
COLD OPEN
Gina explains MRS. GROUCH, OSCARs mother, will be arriving soon for a visit. She watches as OSCAR makes his TRASH CAN messier for her arrival.
2915 b
SCENE 1
Rosita leads a group of kids in a special welcome for MRS. GROUCH when she arrives, carrying signs that read both "WELCOME" & "BIENVENIDA." OSCAR fears this will infuriate his MOTHER & has Maria convince them to stop.
2915 c

2915 d
SCENE 1 cont'd
Soon enough, GROUCH Air flies over the street, dropping MRS. GROUCH & her luggage onto the ground. She catches sight of some of Rosita’s signs & believes it was OSCAR’s doing. She starts fretting he’s losing his GROUCHiness, when Rosita & the kids return with more signs, now reading "GET LOST" & "PIERDETE." MRS. GROUCH finds this much more appropriate.
3187 z b
Cartoon
A St. Bernard helps Zork down a snowy hill, later finding out that Zork wanted to go skiing.
(First: Episode 2738)


2293 c
Film
Fireworks Alphabet
(EKA: Episode 1206)
2096 t
Cartoon
S - Snake: A snake charmer irritates the snake.(First: Episode 0063)
Ernie & Bert goldfish
Muppets
Ernie wants to go outside & play catch, but BERT gets him interested in watching his goldfish.
(First: Episode 1422)
Fish Bird clay
Animation
Fred the fish needs water to swim in, & Betty the bird needs air to fly in. Vanessa the vacuum cleaner sucks up all the air & water, but can’t hold it all in. (new narration by Jim Thurman added)
(EKA: Episode 2642)
Trying
Song
Joe Raposo sings "Trying & Trying Again".
(First: Episode 0631)
3250 d

2915 f
SCENE 2
Savion holds a tap lesson nearby & OSCAR tells him to stop, thinking the sound will be too nice while his mother’s around. Savion teaches the kids instead how to do an "angry feet" dance. MRS. GROUCH likes what she hears, but is disgusted that OSCAR did such a nice thing for her.
Pride day
Cartoon
At the Pride Day Ceremony, Donald is waiting to describe his proudest accomplishment, & is initially unsure of himself next to other impressive students. He finally proudly acclaims his achievement, tying his shoes all by himself.
Artist: John Korty(First: Episode 2085)
Cuban picnic 1

Cuban picnic 2
Film
A girl named Maria & her family are having a Cuban Bar-B-Q. She invited her friend, Stewart, to enjoy in the fun & learn about Cuban culture. (Note: Stewart has a ball with a picture of OSCAR THE GROUCH on it.)
(EKA: Episode 2760)


S for Sing
Cartoon
S for sing(First: Episode 0824)
Count von Count & Kid n' Play
Muppets / Celebrity
The Count teams up with Kid 'n Play for a rap song about how they argued whether they should rap or Count.
(First: Episode 2797)


1800-edit
Cartoon
A girl & elephant show heavy & light.
(EKA: Episode 0643)
3250 e

3250 f
SCENE 1
SNUFFY & BIG BIRD take turns imagining what they’ll be when they grow up. BIG BIRD is envisioned as a bus driver & SNUFFY as an artist (in both fantasies, they silence Gina). SNUFFY then decides to imagine how they’ll be best friends, even as grown-ups, but BIG BIRD points out they won’t need to imagine that.
Fire station field trip
Film
A kindergarten class takes a field trip to the fire station.
(EKA: Episode 1451)
A is for ape
Cartoon
Speech Balloon - A for Ape
(First: Episode 0006)
KermitElmoPostoffice
Muppets
Elmo bumps into KERMIT THE FROG on the way to the post office, begging to help him with 1 of his demonstrations, during which the post office closes - a perfect prompt to demonstrate open & closed.
(First: Episode 2497)
Henson Scanimate 10
Insert
Scanimate Films #10
(First: Episode 0134)
2915 i

3250 g

2915 k
SCENE 4
SNUFFY & BIG BIRD observe Savion tap-dancing as he does some homework. Since he’s a teenager, they wonder what he’ll do as a full grown-up. SNUFFY imagines him as a tap-dancing postman & BIG BIRD pictures him as a dancing doctor. They start to argue, attracting the attention of Savion, who responds he wants to be a dancer. The friends insist on their ideas & now, the 1 of them are in an argument.
1755 sofa
Cartoon
A girl uses her imagination while sitting on a sofa.
(EKA: Episode 0956)
Name That Sound
Muppets
GROVER is a guest on the game show "Name That Sound."
(First: Episode 1643)
3150 s
Cartoon
A boy finds a set of doors with animals that make the wrong sound, & swaps the doors to correct them.
(First: Episode 2711)
2963-B5
Film
2 apples balance on a block seesaw.
(EKA: Episode 2176)
Library Song
Muppets / Cast
Gordon, Susan, Gladys the Cow, & Elmo sing about going to the library.
(First: Episode 2740)
Typewriter A
Cartoon
Typewriter Guy: A for airplane
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 0849)
Goldilocks & Fairy Tales Today
Muppets
Fairy Tales Today
Prairie Dawn tries to interview Goldilocks on her new story, "Goldilocks & the Four Penguins." However, Prairie’s question-asking is never just right for Goldilocks to comprehend (either too loud, too soft, etc.).
2040 e
Cartoon
"Ten Turtles"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0425)
2915 h

3250 i
SCENE 5
OSCAR & his mother have just returned from the store, where MRS. GROUCH has purchased a trick can of candy, where snakes will fly out when opened (her favorite trick). OSCAR doubts anyone will be fooled by that; he’s done it 100 times. She tries playing it on Maria, Gina & Savion, who are one step ahead. Roxie Marie happens by & wishes to have some candy. She doesn’t get frightened by the snakes & is instead disappointed by the lack of candy. OSCAR points out the trick did make somebody angry - his MOTHER.
2963-A7
Cartoon
A girl explains the concept of relativity by explaining how her house is a part of a neighborhood, the neighborhood is part of a city, the city is part of a country, etc.
(First: Episode 2742)
Cluck Around the Clock
Muppets
Little Chrissy & the Alphabeats sing "Cluck Around the Clock."
(First: Episode 2817)
Bruce Cayard Pyramid
Cartoon
The King of the Farcums wants a pyramid built; he & his subjects get inspiration from a seesaw.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 2750)
1845 i
Film
A man makes a shadow puppet of a laughing man.
(EKA: Episode 1845)
2915 j

3250 k
SCENE 6
MRS. GROUCH gives her candy trick another try, this time on Rosita. She enjoys the trick instead of being scared. MRS. GROUCH has had it with the street & catches the next flight home (hurled into the sky by FLUFFY). Maria announces the sponsors.

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