Sesame Street
Plot Oscar has dinner with the Robinsons
Air date March 3, 1982
Season Season 13 (1981-1982)
Sponsors O, S, 4
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Picture Segment Description
Oscar-RobinsonDinner01
SCENE 1 Oscar the Grouch explains to Susan and Gordon that he and Spot haven't slept in two night because of renovations going on in his can. He doesn't know what will happen if he doesn't get any sleep tonight, so when the Robinsons suggest he stay at someone's apartment, Oscar offers their own place up. He promises to help with the chores and be polite because it will make him extra grouchy the next day. They reluctantly agree while Oscar packs for the night.
Typewriter-S
Cartoon Typewriter: S for Spring
(EKA: Episode 0886)
TwoHeadBath
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster shares a bathtub and help each other get clean. They are discouraged when they are finished and drain the tub, but find joy in drying.
(EKA: Episode 1449)
S-sing
Cartoon S for sing
Scanimatekids
Video Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
ErnieJason-Faces
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentErnie and Jason make faces.
(EKA: Episode 1517)
Birdeggs
Cartoon Two men push two large bird eggs on top of two hills.
(EKA: Episode 0936)
Oscar-RobinsonDinner02
SCENE 2 Susan gets some cans out to prepare dinner. Oscar offers to open them for her and put the contents in the bowl and saucer. Susan is skeptical, but allows him to proceed.
Oscar-RobinsonDinner03
SCENE 2 cont'd Susan and Gordon return to the kitchen moments later and find Oscar has opened every can they have. Oscar explains that this is what Grouches always do - they get the food out of the way and into plastic bags so they can start enjoying their new cans.
S-Snail
Cartoon Consonant Sound: S-Snail
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1220)
0926o
Film Bus trip around town (guitar soundtrack)
(EKA: Episode 0926)
1299-Sand
Animation Sand S/s
(EKA: Episode 1299)
Chaplin-HAT
Cast The Tramp finds a HAT sign near a hatrack with a new hat. He tries replacing his crummy, worn-out one with it, but the sign falls apart each time.
(First: Episode 1633)
GoodMorningDoctor
Film A trip to the doctor's office.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0738)
2485x
Cartoon Madrigal Alphabet
Animation by Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 0677)
Oscar-RobinsonDinner04

Oscar-RobinsonDinner05
SCENE 3 Oscar now helps Olivia set the dinner table. They make sure there are four of each thing; Oscar is surprised that his pet pig, Spot, won't be allowed at the table. Olivia discovers that one of the cups is missing the handle. Oscar searches in his overnight (trash) bag and finds three more broken cups, making a complete set.
Scanimate4
Animation Scanimate Films: A count of 4.
(First: Episode 0132)
200020
Film This is the desert.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0514)
OTTK-Barbels
Song "Three of These Kids" (barbels)
(EKA: Episode 1066)
2269u
Cartoon How many legs does a horse have?
(First: Episode 1523)
Oscar-RobinsonDinner06
SCENE 4 Dinner has begun and Oscar tells the others that even Grouches enjoy hamburgers. He requests that his side dishes, mashed potatoes and peas, go on his burger patty. He hen looks through his bag to find some cream and chocolate sauce to go with it, as everyone else loses their appetites.
2982.UNDER
Cartoon A man lifts a rock and finds the word UNDER.
(EKA: Episode 1123)
666cart
Muppets Kermit, Farmer Grover and a horse show how a horse-and-cart works.
(EKA: Episode 0666)
4balls
Animation Four red balls minus 1 equals 3.
(EKA: Episode 0302)
CanadianBrass-Melody
Insert Bob waits for the Canadian Brass to arrive, as they were supposed to duet and they're late. Once they arrive, they communicate their situation using their instruments. The Brass plays as Bob sings "Play a Simple Melody."
(EKA: Episode 1392)
Girlsteps
Film Examples of people and animals going down.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0406)
GroverTanya-Down
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Tanya helps Grover learn the difference between up and down so they can play a game about it.
4elephants.OG
Cartoon Four elephants at the circus
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(EKA: Episode 1570)
CavemenInventOrangeJuice
Muppets Caveman King Ernie wants something to drink, so he calls on the Royal Smart Person for help. The royal cow has quit, so there's no milk available. Ernie also shows that there is no liquid inside a rock or a stick. Then the Royal Smart Person suggests that Ernie should try squeezing a round orange thing (an orange), which turns out to have juice inside.
(EKA: Episode 1407)
1201-Closed
Cast Linda and a boy sign the word "CLOSED."
(EKA: Episode 1201)
Sign.CLOSED
Film The sign CLOSED spins around.
(EKA: Episode 0955)
Olimerick
Cartoon O limerick
(EKA: Episode 0198)
Daysroosevelt
Muppets Roosevelt Franklin shows that he knows the "Days of the Week".
(First: Episode 0072)
Toon.Orange
Cartoon O for orange
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 0895)
Oscar-RobinsonDinner07

Oscar-RobinsonDinner08
SCENE 5 Gordon and Susan set up a cot in the kitchen for Oscar to sleep on, but can't find him around. They discover he's already settled into their kitchen trash can, along with his pets.
Snapshot 58
Film A pirate gives a girl a treasure map, where X marks the spot.
2682h
Muppets A little boy explains how he can be a son, a brother, a paperboy, a friend, and a grandson all at the same time.
(EKA: Episode 0691)
BCayard.Sheep
Cartoon The story of sheep, or where wool comes from.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
Noimage
Film Closed Door
Toon.bluepinkmen
Cartoon Blue and pink characters fight for a spot on the subway, until Pink spots an open seat.
(EKA: Episode 1136)
Noimage
SCENE 6 It's morning and Gordon, Susan, and Olivia are waiting to use the bathroom where Oscar is singing "Swamp Mushy Muddy" a cappella in the shower. He's not running the water, though, and Gordon promises to let him sing whatever he wants if he just gets out, including "Melancholy Baby".
Noimage
Cartoon An inchworm teaches a boy about measurements.
Swingalonewithme
Song A girl invites the listener to "Swing Up High."
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0425)
Ruler.dawwghouse
Cartoon Building a dog house is easy if you have a ruler.
(EKA: Episode 0824)
Noimage
SCENE 7 Oscar has packed his things to leave the Robinsons' apartment; it was so quiet, he couldn't sleep a wink. Oscars gives Susan some dead flowers as thanks, and leaves. Susan, Gordon, and Olivia begin to clean the mess up around their trash can and discover that he's left some pets behind in it.


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