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Sesame Street
Plot Did Gabi say "Oscar"?
Air date December 15, 1989
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Sponsors D, J, 5
Syndication
Releases

2640

Picture Segment Description
2640a

2640b
SCENE 1
Luis attempts to teach baby Gabi to say "dad" by showing her a card with the word on it. Maria thinks it won't work, since she's too young to read or talk at this point. He leaves to open the Fix-it Shop, and once he's gone, she writes "mom" on the other side of the "dad" card and attempts to teach Gabi to say "mom."
ManLegs
Cartoon
Which legs belong on the man?
(EKA: Episode 2394)
2125h
Muppets
Game Show: To Tell A Face
The object of the game is to identify the face of a relative. The contestant in this skit is Baby Bobby, who must identify his grandmother.
(EKA: Episode 2125)
Raposo.Eating
Song
Joe Raposo sings "Eating" while animals eat.
(First: Episode 0106)
Hockeyplayer
Cartoon
"¡El juega hockey!"
(EKA: Episode 2228)
3187n
Muppets
Two-Headed Monster: MOM.
MillieMollywalk
Cartoon
Millie and Molly take a walk, and have different perspectives of their surroundings.
(EKA: Episode 1836)
2640c

2640d
SCENE 2
Oscar objects to the cute baby sounds he hears from Gabi, so he attempts to teach her to say his name. He thinks she said "Oscar," but Maria begs to differ. Maria leaves him alone, and Gina admires Gabi as she passes by, and is the second to think she heard Gabi say "Oscar." Maria is flabbergasted.
400015
Cartoon
A man weighs five pounds of bubble gum. He chews it all, blows a huge bubble, and flies away.
(EKA: Episode 0814)
HeyFood
Muppets
Cookie Monster and The Beetles sing "Hey Food."
1839zm
Film
A boy takes dance lessons at a dance studio.
(EKA: Episode 1839)
WashYourHands
Cartoon
"Wash Your Hands Before You Eat"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
GroverJonJon.Backwards
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Grover and John-John count backwards from 10 to 1.
(EKA: Episode 0752)
Cinco.Luis
Animation
El numero cinco (Luis VO)
2640e
SCENE 3
Telly stops by for some "Monster on the Spot" coverage, asking Maria how Gabi came into the world. Maria gives him a kid-friendly version of the story, which he knows some of because he was there. Telly asks Gabi to say something, and thinks he heard her say "Oscar."
Jaguarpuzzle
Cartoon
Consonant Sound: J, jaguar
(EKA: Episode 1364)
Superguy pet
Cartoon
Teeny Little Superguy
RW wants a pet spoon, so TLSG teaches him the importance of being responsible with a pet.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
ItzhakPerlman with girl
Celebrity
Itzhak Perlman and a girl demonstrate their strengths and weaknesses.
(EKA: Episode 1563)
5song.stage
Cartoon
5 song (twinkles, candles, diamonds, horses)
Arrowgame
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Ernie has Bert play a "Follow the Arrows" game, which leads him to the main camera, looking at the TV viewer.
(EKA: Episode 1709)
1186i
Cartoon
Dogs cheer D-O-G and fight with cats.
(EKA: Episode 1148)
2640f
SCENE 4
Big Bird encounters Maria about to tell Gabi a story with Goldilocks in it, so he sits down and listens in. In the story, Goldie Locks comes home with her new baby, "Gabriela Locks," and stresses out about the conditions of her baby's room ("It's too cold! It's too hot!"), the bed ("It's too hard! It's too soft!"), and the light ("It's too bright! It's too dark!") when husband Luis Locks assures her that all of those things are "just right." Big Bird learns that Gabi can't talk yet, but to Maria's astonishment, he thinks he heard her say "Oscar."
1709p
Cartoon
A man has a J under his hat.
(EKA: Episode 1709)
PIYNWasington
Muppets
Bob imagines himself in 1789, and meets two of the people in George Washington's neighborhood, the candlemaker and the saddlemaker.
LampAssembly
Animation
A kerosene lamp assembles itself in stop-motion.
(EKA: Episode 1646)
MM.Kermit
Muppets
Miami Mice
Kermit tries to interview the mice about adventure, but finds it difficult to continue the interview when he's interrupted by a jet plane, an animal stampede, and a giant monster all making their way through the office.
(EKA: Episode 2459)
Dconstruction
Cartoon
Workmen construct a D building, filled with everything that begins with D.
(EKA: Episode 0406)
2640g

2640h
SCENE 5
Snuffy and Anna ask Maria if she's seen Linda, because Anna wants to learn some signs for show-and-tell. Maria shows her the signs for "Big Bird," "Snuffy," and "Oscar," and sees if Gabi can wave bye-bye. Snuffy thinks he saw Gabi make the sign for "Oscar," which confuses Maria even further.
1186c
Cartoon
I Love You, in American Sign Language
Artist: Steve Finkin
(EKA: Episode 1186)
5roadpaint
Film
Kids watch as construction workers paint a number 5 on the street using a stencil.
(EKA: Episode 1957)
CleverBill
Cartoon
"The Adventures of Clever Bill!" The main character solves conflicts between two fighting giants and two fighting girls.
(EKA: Episode 2475)
Song.pigeon
Muppets
"Doin' the Pigeon"
(First: Episode 0536)
Typewriter.J
Cartoon
Typewriter Guy: J for jump
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1957)
2640i
SCENE 6
Maria tells Luis about their day, and they both think everyone's "Oscar" assumptions were silly. Gina announces the sponsors, and the credits roll.


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