FANDOM


SESAME STREET
OSCAR looks for a nice book
Air date February 13, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Written by Adam Rudman
Sponsors J, 8
This episode guide has been compiled from materials provided by a trusted source.

3589

Street Scenes
Picture Segment Description
3589 a

3589 b
SCENE 1
TELLY & Gordon are surprised to see OSCAR visiting the library & guess what type of GROUCHY material he’ll be taking out. To their surprise, he asks Linda for a nice book: Cutesy Wootsey Bunnies. TELLY decides to investigate why OSCAR would check out something like that.
3990 p
Song
"In the Library"
Jaguarpuzzle
Cartoon
Consonant Sound: J, jaguar
This Is My J
Muppets
Biff sings "This Is My J"
J chant
Animation
J/j Gregorian chant
Astronaut Girl
Film
A girl pretends she’s an astronaut.
Ernie & Bert play house
Muppets
Ernie plays house while BERT tries to guess who he’s pretending to be - which turns out to be the stove.
ME-TV
Cartoon
A man takes advantage of his television appearance to display his giant ME sign.
Bunny sign
Film
How to say "bunny rabbit" in sign language
3589 c
SCENE
2
OSCAR proceeds to read Cutesy Wootsey Bunnies with Telly, who doesn’t understand why. The book counts 8 bunnies as they appear on each page. OSCAR deems the book "not nice enough" & looks for another one.
3976 v
Film
Ornate 8's stroll through a gate and pose in other remarkable places.
OG.8buttons
Cartoon
8 buttons are counted on a monkey’s shirt. (Maria voice-over added)
Artist: Owe Gustafson
Elmo in bed
Muppets
Elmo explains the importance of sleep but the audience won’t stop applauding & let him sleep afterwards.
3144q
Film
A group of people form a human pyramid to illustrate top & bottom.
Toon Top & Bottom
Cartoon
A fat man and a small man demonstrate top & bottom.
How Do You Get from Here to There?
Muppets
Anything Muppets sing "How Do You Get from Here to There?"
Signman.TAXI
Cartoon
Sign Man: TAXI
Taxipeople
Film
A mother & daughter signal for a taxi, & they're picked up by people dressed as the letters TAXI.
3589 d
SCENE
3
OSCAR now reads Sweety Weety Teddy Bears, which is cuter than the last book, but not nice enough, OSCAR deems. Telly worries he might have the GROUCH Flu again, but OSCAR insists he’s fine. Telly decides to take matters into his own hands.
3853 18
Film
Puzzle pieces make a video of a bear.
(EKA: Episode 3085)


Frank the fish
Cartoon
"Water Conservation" - Frank the fish calls Carl & tells him not to leave the water running while brushing his teeth, otherwise the lake will be dry.
Artist: Peter Chung
Don't Waste Water
Song
JERRY NELSON sings "DONT Waste Water"
Big Bird Zoe Between
Muppets
BIG BIRD talks about between by showing that he is in the middle between Zoe & Radar.
Human Body & Arrows
Animation
Arrows give a presentation of the human body.
Jodi goes to the doctor
Film
Jodi goes to the doctor for a check-up.
3589 e
SCENE
4
OSCAR has picked up a copy of Mr. Nicepants, when Telly rushes in with Dr. Kvetch. He gives OSCAR an examination for any symptoms of GROUCH Flu & concludes he’s just fine. The doctor leaves, wishing to leave the nice books as soon as possible, & OSCAR refuses to tell Telly why he’s reading these books.
Cat Bark
Cartoon
Can a cat bark?
The Word is No!
Muppets
Gina & Maria sing The Word is "NO".
(First: Episode 2548)
3957 z h 1
Film
Wegmans dogs: The Ten O'Clock Scholar
Toon camels
Cartoon
2 camels (voiced by DAVID RUDMAN & JOEY MAZZARINO) at a watering hole learn to share.
3589 f
SCENE
5
OSCAR reads Mr. Nicepants, all about a man’s encounter with some sad ants, who both help each other out. Telly thinks this was the nicest book of all & OSCAR finally confesses why he needs it: he plans to read it to his GROUCH Reading Group. Telly is satisfied with the answer, but wonders why OSCAR thinks other GROUCHES want to hear that book.
Song Getting Dressed
Song
"I Put My Leg in My Pants"
Bigpopcorn
Muppets
Grover & Mr. Johnson
Mr. Johnson asks Grover the concession stand monster for a box of popcorn. Grover asks him if he would want the big, bigger, or biggest box of popcorn. Mr. Johnson wants the big popcorn, but Grover suggests the bigger popcorn. The two have a tug-of-war over the popcorn, resulting in the biggest popcorn box falling over Mr. Johnson’s head.
Big Bikes
Cartoon
Big / bigger / biggest (bikes)
Circles.funkymusic
Film / Animation
Circles of all kinds are displayed as funky rap music plays.
Lightning bugs shapes
Cartoon
Lightning bugs make shapes.
Artist: Fred Garbers
2293 c
Film
Fireworks Alphabet
Ellen-Elmo-Same
Muppets / Celebrity
Ellen DeGeneres tries convincing Elmo on how similar they are (mainly how their names sound).
4137 v
Cartoon
"Letters in the Body"
Artist: Fred Garbers
Horse sound
Film
What sound does a horse make?
Big Bird Buster Brushing Teeth
Muppets
BIG BIRD talks about brushing teeth, but since HE has none, he uses a horse’s teeth instead.
ArtistMike Leanna saves the world
Cartoon
Leanna Williams must save the world by cleaning it.
Artist: ArtistMike
Jazzy J
Song
"J, How Jazzy Can You Get?"
Jumpstart
Muppets
A lady brings her J to Al’s Alphabet Garage because it won’t jump. Al asks if it can jog, jiggle, play jazz & determines that it needs a jump start. After he gets it working, the J smashes through the wall.
SandJ2
Cartoon
Sand J/j
Time Rhyme 2
Song
"It’s Time for a Rhyme"
3589 g
SCENE
6
OSCAR finishes reading Mr. Nicepants to his GROUCH friends, which makes them angry...just as OSCAR intended! They want to hear it again & Telly runs off, unable to deal with the weird situation. He then announces the sponsors.
3590 a
COMING
SOON
Coming Soon on SESAME STREET: Sir John Feelgood needs to find a big, shaggy dog to study.

VideosEdit

See alsoEdit


Previous episode: Next episode:
EPISODE 3579 EPISODE 3600



Previous page: Next page:
EPISODE 3579 EPISODE 3600
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.