Sesame Street
Plot Hiroshi paints Oscar
Air date April 18, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Mark Saltzman
Sponsors O, Z, 8
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird hears saxophone music coming from the garage (Hiroshi's studio). He assumes it's Hiroshi playing the sax, but it's actually Hoots. Hiroshi is working on a painting of the music Hoots is playing, "the blues," using different shades of blue. He explains that it's not as easy as it looks, and sings, "What Color Blue Are the Blues?"
Noimage
Cartoon Letter Z Zebra (0:38)
(First: Episode 2525)
Film.BikeRace
Film Some kids have a bike race by the river.
(EKA: Episode 1443)
Dinosaurrock
Cartoon A caveman sits on what he thinks is a rock, not realizing that it's a dinosaur, which is alive.
(EKA: Episode 2064)
Londonguard
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
In London, Kermit tries to talk about the London Fog, but is interrupted by the London Frog, a Grenadier Guardsman carrying "The Famous London Log," and a London Hog. By the time he's ready to talk, the Fog has evaporated, and the others gather around to dance the London Clog.
(EKA: Episode 2404)
Count8sheep
Cartoon A sleepy man counts 8 sheep.
(EKA: Episode 2402)
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JaneSnuff2
Muppets Snuffy brings his TV over to Big Bird's nest so that he, Big Bird, and some kids can work out along with Jane Snuffleupagus.
(EKA: Episode 2173)
FayRayClock
Film Fay Ray moves clockwise and ticks, until an alarm sounds.
2362-Opposite
Cartoon "Find the Opposite"
(EKA: Episode 2362)
FamilyFood
Muppets / Celebrity The Hungry Family competes on "Family Food," hosted by Richard Dawson.
(First: Episode 1640)
Film.WhoAmI-Olivia.song
Song Olivia sings "The Riddle."
(EKA: Episode 1958)
Toon.Orange
Cartoon O for orange
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 0975)
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SCENE 2 Hiroshi insists that Oscar the Grouch move around wildly and complain while he paints. Finally, he's done with the painting, which is a painting of Oscar's grouchiness. Oscar likes it so much, Hiroshi decides to give it to him.
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SCENE 2
cont'd
Oscar secretly informs Hiroshi of some of his own paintings, and tells him to wait as he digs them up.
1708o
Cartoon A moving truck takes the number 8.
(First: Episode 1446)
Little chrissy you're alive
Muppets Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats sing "You're Alive."
(First: Episode 1482)
Bunnychickblocks.Tea
Animation A hand arranges blocks to form benches so a bunny and a chick can have tea.
(EKA: Episode 1691)
Shoerepair
Film A girl goes to the shoemaker and watches him as he repairs her shoes.
(EKA: Episode 1105)
Ernie-Katie
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentErnie and Katie find the many similarities between each other.
(First: Episode 1490)
Toon.Froghater
Cartoon A story of a man who hates frogs, until his swamp becomes infested with flies.
(EKA: Episode 0407)
2356-24
Cast Big Bird, Susan and Bob sing "Can Read" while at a newsstand.
(EKA: Episode 2326)
Alien.Z
Cartoon An alien lands on Earth, looking for a Z to eat. He snatches one off a policeman's uniform, eats it, and rests.
(EKA: Episode 2489)
Letsmakearoad
Film "Hey, let's make a road!" Kids do so at the beach, while a construction crew does the real thing.
(EKA: Episode 0850)
NobleOstrich
Cartoon "The Noble Ostrich", a segment about the day-to-day activities of ostriches. Includes an animated appearance by Big Bird.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1056)
Cookiemonsterbug
Muppets Cookie Monster goes on a picnic, with a basket full of cookies. A bug flies by, and tries to get into the basket, buzzing furiously. Cookie Monster tries to give the bug a little cookie if it'll go away. The bug refuses, buzzing even more strenuously. Cookie tries a big cookie, but it still refuses. Cookie offers an almond cookie, a raisin cookie, a pistachio nut cookie, and a crunchy granola cookie. He realizes that the little bug doesn't like cookies. All he has left is a letter Z. The bug is excited, and buzzes off with the Z.
(EKA: Episode 1484)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Take a Breath." (re-filmed version)
(First: Episode 2518)
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SCENE 3 Oscar displays his unseen artwork to Hiroshi, starting with "Moaning Lisa."
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SCENE 3
cont'd
His other paintings are "Venus on a Clam" ...
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SCENE 3
cont'd
... and "Crumpled Soup Can."
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SCENE 3
cont'd
What does Hiroshi think of Oscar's paintings? He loves them! But Oscar doesn't take kindly to Hiroshi's compliments about his rotten grouchy art. Hiroshi remarks, "Some artists are so touchy."
NumberFactory
Cartoon Number factory 1-10
(First: Episode 2541)
BertIsOutside
Muppets Bert tells Ernie not to open the locked door until he gets back from his shopping trip. After he leaves the apartment, however, he realizes he forgot his money, but no matter what he does, Ernie won't let him in the apartment because he thinks this is practice.
(EKA: Episode 1926)
1272-Abierto
Cartoon A red man illustrates abierto, while an angry blue man shows cerrado.
(EKA: Episode 1272)
Noodlefactory
Film Footage of a Chinese noodle factory.
(EKA: Episode 0984)
Plantcartoon
Cartoon Two hippie kids wonder how to make their droopy plant grow.
(EKA: Episode 1484)
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SCENE 4 Oscar shows Hiroshi one more painting: "Whistler's Grouch Mother." Hiroshi loves this one too, so Oscar swears to give up painting. Hoots announces the sponsors, and plays the saxophone over the closing music.


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