Sesame Street
Plot Oscar and the word man
Air date February 21, 1991
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Sponsors E, Y, 12
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Elmo tells the viewer that because he's so small, he can identify everyone by their knees, including Alex, Big Bird and Linda.
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Song "Elbows and Knees"
(First: Episode 2641)
Toon.Chickenheart
Cartoon What if we celebrate Valentine's Day with chickens instead of hearts?
(First: Episode 0488)
Song.meetinsects
Muppets Ernie sings about "The Insects in Your Neighborhood."
(First: Episode 1887)
NumberTwelveRocks
Animation Henson Films: Number Twelve Rocks
(EKA: Episode 0218)
Sgrover.apple
Muppets Super Grover tries to stop a fight between Sammy and Frankie, who are fighting over an apple.
(EKA: Episode 0682)
CityRectangles
Film Looking for rectangles in the city (Maria voice-over)
(First: Episode 2714)
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SCENE 2 A uniformed man knocks on Oscar's trash can and declares himself as the "Telephone Man." Oscar asserts that his phone isn't broken, nor does he need to be sold a new one. The man replies that he's merely there to help Oscar learn the world "telephone."
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Cartoon A girl sings about the things she can draw, paint, and sculpt.
(EKA: Episode 2429)
Wanda.TELEPHONE

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Insert Wanda the Word Fairy demonstrates the word TELEPHONE, but is unable to remove the word from the telephone booths.
(First: Episode 2655)
Toon.bluepinkmen
Cartoon Blue and pink characters fight for a spot on the subway, until Pink spots an open seat.
(First: Episode 1580)
Ladysmithblackmambazo
Muppets "African Alphabet Song"
(EKA: Episode 2404)
Y.Yawn
Cartoon Y for yawn
(EKA: Episode 0301)
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SCENE 3 The man returns to Oscar's can, now branded as the Milk Man. Once again, he's not there to peddle the product, but present the sight word MILK.
Film.Rollerskating
Film Kids go roller-skating in a playground as ragtime music plays.
(EKA: Episode 1234)
B-animation
Cartoon Letter B/b (bouncing circles)
(EKA: Episode 2222)
Twiddlebugs.Beach
Muppets At the beach, the Twiddlebugs notice that only Thomas has a beach umbrella, which they decide to share. They soon notice that they have no idea where the ocean is.
(First: Episode 2641)
Twelvia
Cartoon "The Story of Princess Twelvia".
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1676)
Song.ilovebeingapig
Song "I Love Being a Pig" (Live-action version)
(First: Episode 0572)
CrossingZone1

CrossingZone2
Cast Gordon hosts "The Crossing Zone," in which a boy named Jonathan has to find a way to cross the street. Susan helps him across.
(First: Episode 2729)
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Cartoon E for Elephant & Elk, the nominees for best E animal.
(First: Episode 0486)
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SCENE 4 The man returns to continue his schtick, only now as the Banana Man. Oscar sees how appropriate his name is now; the man's driving him bananas!
Abuelofishing
Film Cheri goes fishing with her abuelo.
(First: Episode 2784)
Toon.Yak
Cartoon Y for Yak
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1184)
Moon.cookie
Muppets Cookie Monster sings "If Moon Was Cookie."
(EKA: Episode 2518)
Kidsfarwide.India
Animation We Are Kids From Far and Wide: India
(First: Episode 2758)
WinterRiver
Film Kids narrate a film of how a river is formed.
(First: Episode 2710)
Song.verysimple
Cast Mike and the kids perform "A Very Simple Dance."
(EKA: Episode 2729)
1755.sofa
Cartoon A girl uses her imagination while sitting on a sofa.
(EKA: Episode 0956)
Bae18
Muppets Caveman Days: Taking the kid to school
Ernie (the father) and Bert (the kid) go over the procedure of crossing the street.
(EKA: Episode 2258)
Ladybugpicnic
Cartoon "Ladybugs' Picnic"
(First: Episode 0416)
Girls.Island
Film Two girls walk on an island together, and a map of the island is shown.
(First: Episode 2650)
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SCENE 5 At the library, a girl named Marie needs someone to read to her. Buster the Horse is also in need of help; he can't turn pages well with hooves. Linda suggests they cooperate: Marie will turn the pages and Buster will read.
Cavemancars
Cartoon A caveman finds a rock on the ground, and visualizes the invention of the wheel and the car, ultimately deciding to toss the rock away: "Who needs it?"
(EKA: Episode 1049)
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Muppets Old West: Sinister Sam announces that someone has bought the last box of crayons, and he wants to know why. It turns out that he just wants a crayon so he can learn how to write the letter Y.
(EKA: Episode 1708)
Oranges!!
Film / Animation Oranges are peeled and sliced in stop-motion, and some kids eat them.
(EKA: Episode 2223)
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SCENE 6 A small crowd has gathered around Buster and Marie as they read. Linda and Lisa announce the sponsors.


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