Sesame Street
Plot Oscar cleans house
Air date December 5, 1969
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Sponsors H, R, T, 8, 9
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Gordon encounters Oscar doing something uncommon: cleaning house! Oscar's way of cleaning house is by throwing trash onto the street. Gordon would rather have the trash be thrown into cans, but he helps Oscar anyway. He pulls a hose out of the can, and sees a horseshoe fly out.
Hladycartoon
Cartoon H is for horseshoe.
Hisforhorn
Cartoon Poverty H
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Cartoon H for hello (voice of Gary Owens)
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Cartoon Poverty H (repeat)
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SCENE 2 The area beside Oscar's can is even more littered by now. Gordon explains to Susan what's going on, and reluctantly helps Oscar further. He sets some parts of items aside, and invites the viewer to guess what they are. He then sees a big letter R, which Oscar says is his "initial" because grouches do things backwards.
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Cartoon R is for Rooster, and Robber, and Rake ...
Artist: Fred Calvert
(First: Episode 0011)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: "R" – Rabbit
(First: Episode 0014)
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Cartoon R is for Rooster, and Robber, and Rake ... (repeat)
(First: Episode 0011)
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SCENE 3 Gordon notices that Oscar has a lot of round things, such as a ball and frisbee. He shows Oscar a film …
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Film A live-action film shows circles in every-day life, from Coca-Cola bottle caps, to moving wheels, to yo-yos, bubbles, and balloons, set to a lively soundtrack.
(First: Episode 0002)
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Cartoon A boy's jump rope rhyme identifies the parts of his body that hurt - "otherwise I feel fine!"
(First: Episode 0003)
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SCENE 4 Gordon and Oscar have just finished the cleaning process. Gordon remembers that Oscar got a telegram earlier, and produces it from his pocket. It reads, "Dear Oscar. Plans changed. Cannot come to visit you tomorrow as planned; Hope you didn't go to any trouble for me. Love, Mother." Oscar, upon hearing this, proceeds to mess up the street yet again.
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Cartoon Poverty T
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SCENE 5 Bob, holding a large T, invites the viewer to look around for T's on Sesame Street. He finds them in the windows, in the railing, etc. He hears water splashing from inside Ernie and Bert's apartment …
The Bath Story
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie tells Bert that he calls his bathtub Rosie, because after his bath, he leaves a ring around Rosie. Bert then tells Ernie to get out of the tub, because other people are waiting to use it: Solomon Grundy, for instance.
(First: Episode 0001)
Solomongrundy
Cartoon Poor Solomon Grundy washes a different part of the left side of his body every day, but at the end of the week, "he's still half dirty!"
(First: Episode 0001)
Everybodywash
Song Ernie leads the cast in "Everybody Wash."
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 6 Big Bird gets some help from the kids in distinguishing between on and in. Gordon thinks he's still mixed up, but not as much as Buddy and Jim …
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Cast Buddy and Jim have a difficult time in matching up a pair of tennis sneakers and a pair of heavy workboots with the right boxes.
(First: Episode 0003)
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SCENE 7 In the kitchen, Susan reads a book with a girl: Who Will Wake Up Spring? by Sharon Lerner. When she finishes, she realizes she needs to bake bread, and asks the girl to fetch the eggs from the fridge.
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Film Counting eleven eggs and one cookie.
(First: Episode 0002)
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SCENE 7
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Susan has assembled the ingredients for the bread on the counter. She introduces the next film.
Thelittlebaker
Film "The Little Baker": A boy imagines that he's a baker.
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SCENE 7
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Susan sets the bread out to rise, and observes that it's been quiet at Ernie and Bert's today…
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Muppets Ernie & BertBert asks Ernie about his day. Ernie says nothing interesting happened. Bert points out that Ernie went to the zoo, but Ernie says nothing interesting happened at the zoo. Then he talks about a scratch he got on his finger, and talks about how he got it, realizing in the process that something interesting did happen after all.
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Film Nine Song (Song of Nine)
(First: Episode 0016)
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SCENE 8 Gordon builds two sets of nine towers with cigar boxes - one with glue, one without. He counts the boxes in the first tower.
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Film Nine Song (Song of Nine) (repeat)
(First: Episode 0016)
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SCENE 8
cont'd
Gordon counts the boxes in the other tower.
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Film Nine Song (Song of Nine) (repeat)
(First: Episode 0016)
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SCENE 8
cont'd
Gordon rearranges the nine unglued boxes to form a wall.
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Film Walls
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SCENE 9 Gordon and Susan say goodbye. Gordon announces the sponsors, and the book read on today's show.


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