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SESAME STREET
OSCAR wishes for TRASH
Air date March 18, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Written by Cathi Rosenberg-Turow
Sponsors C, 12
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Street Scenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1
OSCAR tells Maria & Gabi how much he LOVES his TRASH with a cover of I LOVE TRASH. He adds hed LOVE to have enough TRASH to fill his entire TRASH CAN. His wish is heard by his Fairy GROUCHmother (Rosie O'Donnell), who appears in a puff of smog & says she can get the job done. OSCAR goes to evacuate his PETS, though Maria, Gabi & even his GROUCHmother arent sure its a good idea.
3187 m
Film
Song - "Somethin' Old Into Somethin' New"
3853 26
Cartoon
The Bellhop has to make 12 wake-up calls.
3977 j
Film
Milo Counting: 12
Animal Rock 12
Cartoon
Animal Rock #12
Rhymies at sea
Muppets
"The Rhymies at Sea" - Larry, Mary & Barry sail on a ship, which sinks.
Toon 1st mate
Cartoon
A captain & a 1st mate think they have planned ahead well for their trip at sea, but they forgot to take in the anchor.
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SCENE 2
SLIMEY (as well as FLUFFY, IAGO, SPOT & LASSIE) are all out on the street as OSCAR prepares for his wish to be granted. His GROUCHmother consults her magic book & comes up with a spell that fills his TRASH CAN to the brim with TRASH (along with some overflow surrounding it). OSCAR is very pleased, but his PETS dont seem too thrilled.
3187 k
Cartoon
JERRY NELSON sings "In My Book".
2096 s
Film
Children on a playground form the letters of the alphabet.
Elmo in bed
Muppets
Elmo explains the importance of sleep, but the audience won’t stop applauding & let him sleep afterwards.
Moon good night
Cartoon
The moon listens to everyone say "Good night" in different languages.
C flip doors
Animation
A cowboy sings about C words that are found in the Old West.
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Film
"C" for Circle
C buildings
Cartoon
C's are found on a city street.
Song Describe Your Pet
Muppets
In song, a boy wanders into the Animal Lost & Found, looking for his pet named Homer. The shopkeeper says, "Describe Your Pet to Me"
Do With a Pet
Cartoon
What Do You Do With a Pet?
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SCENE 3
Over the loss of their HOME, OSCARs PETS start sobbing but OSCAR thinks they'll get over it, considering this wish to be the best thing to ever happen to him. The phone rings & he & Maria struggle to find it amid the TRASH; the caller hangs up by the time they uncover it. OSCAR doesnt care, claiming nothing matters more than his TRASH. Maria points out that now, all of his PETS are gone. OSCAR assumes theyll be back.
Drawing on face
Cartoon
Different emotions are drawn on a face, until the character grabs the pencil.
Lambaba 2
Muppets
Count von Count sings "Lambaba" as he counts sheep & other animals that pop into the room.
Where does the cow live
Cartoon
Where does the cow live? (Maria voiceover)
WYWH.Farm1

WYWH.Farm2
Muppets
BIG BIRD’s Video Postcards
BIG BIRD visits the Green Market in Union Square. He thinks the food comes out of packaging, but his friends show him how food is grown on their farm.
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Film
3 girls clap rhythms while naming vegetables.
No Birds Allowed
Cartoon
Some animals want a boy to share his birthday cake with them, but he keeps changing his "No ______ allowed" sign, until they all offer him a glass of milk.
Artist: Gene Barretta
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SCENE 4
All of a sudden, OSCARs Fairy GROUCHmother re-appears, baring a message to OSCAR from his PETS - they say they're leaving for good, since OSCAR loves his TRASH more than them. OSCAR realizes the error of his ways & wishes to get rid of the TRASH. The GROUCHmother tells him she only grants GROUCHY wishes & she cant (or more accurately, wont) do anything, leaving OSCAR to fix the problem himself.
Jake Writes
Film
Jake & his family have moved from the city to the country. He corresponds with his best friend Kan by mail.
BTFF.Trombone1
Muppets
Baby Tooth & the Funky Funk - Dixie dance
Part 1
Arnold
Animation
Arnold uses his imagination.
Artist: Craig Bartlett
BTFF.Trombone2
Muppets
Baby Tooth & the Funky Funk - Dixie dance
Part 2
C, You're Cool
Song
"C, You're Cool"
Sesame Street News Flash Princess C
Muppets
SESAME STREET News Flash
Instead of a pea, this princess sleeps on things beginning with C.
Jungle C
Film
Kid jungle explorers find a wild letter C.
Cartoon my dog Happy
Cartoon
A boy demonstrates why his dog’s name is Happy.
LitterRap
Song
"LITTER Rap"
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SCENE 5
OSCAR gives away the TRASH to some less-fortunate GROUCHES (including GRUNDGETTA). His Fairy GROUCHmother re-appears & learns of OSCARs plan. He hopes now his PETS will come back to him, but sadly isnt even sure where they are. His GROUCHmother hastily splits.
Batty Bo Peep 1
Film
Wegman dogs: Batty as Little Bo Peep, seeking her sheep.
Part 1
GirlPlaySculpture
Animation
A girl plays in, on, & under a sculpture.
Batty Bo Peep 2
Film
Wegman dogs: Batty as Little Bo Peep, still seeking her sheep.
Part 2
Zerkel Jake
Cartoon
A Zerkel named Jake demonstrates -ake words.
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 3522)
Batty Bo Peep 3
Film
Wegman dogs: Batty as Little Bo Peep, still seeking her sheep.
Part 3
2941-Shoes
Cartoon
One of these things doesn’t belong (shoe pairs)
Cow Sneeze song
Muppets
"The Sneeze Song", with Kathleen the Cow with a Pig, a sheep, & Fred the Wonder Horse.
LOVE.paper
Animation
The word LOVE is formed on paper.
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SCENE 5 cont'd
OSCAR sings about his love for his PETS (to the tune of "I LOVE TRASH"). Suddenly, OSCAR hears the sounds of his PETS & discovers they're back home! Gabi figures out the GROUCHmother convinced them to come back & promises not to tell anyone the fairy did something nice. As OSCAR has a happy reunion with his PETS, Maria announces the sponsors.

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