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Sesame Street
Plot Oscar and Telly have to share a magic lamp
Air date May 12, 1994
Season Season 25 (1993-1994)
Sponsors G, L, 8
Syndication
Releases

3259

Picture Segment Description
3259a
COLD OPEN
Telly and Oscar come across a magic lamp at Finders Keepers, but while playing tug-of-war with it, they accidentally rub it, and out poofs a genie (Cheech Marin)! He has a happy reunion with his old friend Ruthie, and they do their familiar "Shout!" inspired dance.
3259b

3259c
SCENE 1
Telly and Oscar both rubbed the magic lamp, which means they have to share their three wishes. By accident, they each wish their personalities were switched around, and the Genie grants their wish. Ruthie tells him to reverse the wish, and he does so. He reports to Telly and Oscar that they now have one wish left, which they'll have to share, or else the Genie will have to return to his lamp, which he hates being inside. Oscar, being a Grouch, refuses to share his wish with Telly; this makes the Genie sad, then angry. Oscar leaves for his trash can, and Ruthie tells the Genie to get his guitar - she has a plan.
Redhouse.memory
Cartoon
A man uses his memory to tell a woman how to get to a red house.
(EKA: Episode 2274)
3161j
Film
Kids narrate footage of toddlers learning to walk.
(EKA: Episode 3090)
3977t
Animation
Pencil box G / g
(EKA: Episode 3094)
TwoGSounds
Muppets
Grover and George sing "Two G Sounds".
(EKA: Episode 0695)
Gorillajobcartoon
Cartoon
A gorilla who knows G words applies for a job.
(EKA: Episode 0131)
WinterRiver
Film
Kids narrate a film of how a river is formed.
(EKA: Episode 2789)
Toon-alienringtoss
Cartoon
Campers don't want to play ring toss with Zork, until their counselor reminds them about being judgmental.
(EKA: Episode 3033)
TyingYourShoelace
Cast
Savion shows Elmo how to tie his shoelace in song.
(EKA: Episode 2934)
TLSG.Swing
Animation
Teeny Little Superguy: Two boys are fighting over a swing. so Teeny Little SuperGuy shows them how to share.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(EKA: Episode 2363)
SandL
Animation
Sand L / l
(EKA: Episode 3076)
4135lexine
Muppets

Muppet & Kid Moments: Cookie Monster asks Lexine if she knows any words that begin with L.

L-Luz
Cartoon
L es para luz
(EKA: Episode 1755)
3150r
Muppets
"Sounds of our Lives": Dirk tries to pop Deirdre the question, but keeps getting interrupted by sounds, like an alarm clock or a train passing through the house... until he gives up and makes the sound of a slamming door.
(EKA: Episode 2840)
Gloria.Kangaroo
Cartoon
Gloria Globe is about to pull a rabbit out of her hat, but pulls out a kangaroo instead, which belongs in Australia.
(EKA: Episode 2877)
3259d
SCENE 2
Ruthie, Telly and the Genie gather outside of Oscar's trash can and knock on it. Oscar comes out, and the Genie poofs himself into an Elvis costume and sings an Elvis-style song persuading Oscar to share his wish with Telly. Oscar says he will share the wish, but not now.
Overalls
Cartoon
A baby bird falls from a tree. A boy puts him back, and in return, the mother bird saves the boy from embarrassment.
(EKA: Episode 2956)
Rainbowfish.8
Muppets
The Rainbow Fish counts groups of 8 in the ocean.
(EKA: Episode 2909)
8worms
Cartoon
Worms form the number 8.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(EKA: Episode 2895)
GroverMorgan.bodyparts
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Grover and Morgan talk about body parts.
(EKA: Episode 3197)
Robotwalk
Cartoon
A scientist adds legs, feet, then knees to his robot and tells it to walk, but it dances out of shot instead (as does the scientist).
(EKA: Episode 1237)
3161g
Song
"Do The Body Dance" (MC Lyte)
(EKA: Episode 2886)
Underplane
Cartoon
A photographic couple ballroom-dances on, in and under a plane.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(EKA: Episode 3155)
Mpiece.monsterbox
Muppets
Monsterpiece Theater
"Monster in a Box"
(EKA: Episode 3117)
Pixelblocks
Animation
Finding shapes in colored pixel-blocks
(EKA: Episode 2789)
Song.itsfunny
Muppets
"It's Funny"
(EKA: Episode 1116)
Frogua
Cartoon
A frog looks for AGUA.
(EKA: Episode 2714)
FayRay.OneofTheseThings
Song
"One of These Things" (with Fay Ray)
(EKA: Episode 2822)
3259e

3259f
SCENE 3
Oscar is now ready to share his wish with Telly...but he just can't think of anything he and Telly both like enough to share, so he doesn't know what to wish for. Suddenly, Ruthie has an idea: a "Get Lost" party for the Genie. Telly likes parties, and Oscar likes telling people to get lost, so this is a wish they can share! They agree to do so, and in a puff of smoke, everyone on Sesame Street joins the Get Lost party and starts dancing while the Genie sings a reprise of "Yell!"
NoShoelaces
Cartoon
In the "Land of No Shoelaces," people find it difficult to play basketball, swing and run, until Edna Lovelace comes along.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 3132)
Fivedancerssubtract
Film
Five dancers disappear one by one, until there are none left.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0761)
Lightbulbsubtraction
Cartoon
Lightbulbs subtract from 5 to 0.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(EKA: Episode 3057)
Prairie.Kumquat
Muppets
The Adventures of Prairie Dawn
Prairie Dawn has a so-called "adventure" by trying a kumquat (which she's never tried before).
(EKA: Episode 3022)
Horse.machine
Film
A construction machine and a horse look similar.
(EKA: Episode 2365)
BBMarisaTomei
Muppets / Celebrity
Big Bird receives a visit from Marisa Tomei, and is reminded that he was supposed to say the alphabet with her today. Some drama ensues between them, but they say the alphabet anyway, and part on good terms.
AlphabetJungle
Cartoon
"Alphabet Jungle"
(EKA: Episode 2879)
2795r
Film
Parts of a clown are shown in close-up as kids guess what it is.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 2795)
Toon.spider
Cartoon
A spider refuses to give up spinning a web, no matter how badly injured he becomes.
(EKA: Episode 2238)
Film.WhoAmI
Film
Song: Who Am I? (Olivia)
(EKA: Episode 2269)
Cat dog toon
Cartoon
Two kids argue over a cat and a dog, who chase each other around the fence.
(EKA: Episode 1933)
TimeRhyme2
Song
"It's Time for a Rhyme"
(EKA: Episode 3171)
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3259h
SCENE 4
Everyone cleans up after the Genie's Get Lost party. They bid him goodbye, while Oscar tells him to get lost. The Genie leaves without his lamp, which he never wants to see again. Oscar and Telly argue over whether their wish was a nice one, while Ruthie announces the sponsors.


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