Sesame Street
Plot Oscar's Newsstand (repeat of 3242)
Air date December 11, 1995
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Sponsors J, W, 19
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Gordon and Susan are in a hurry to catch the train. Gordon stops at the newsstand to pick up a newspaper, only to find that all the newspapers have smelly fish in them. Oscar reveals that he bought the newsstand so he can yell at subway riders and make them late for their trains. He points Gordon to the newspapers that don't have fish ... but mud.
SCENE 2 Ruthie witnesses Oscar yelling at a customer (Jon Stone), then shows him how to treat customers properly. Oscar doesn't care for manners -- or money -- he's in it for the fish and the grouchy clientele.
Celebrity Gloria Estefan sings a special version of "1-2-3" to Big Bird and the Birdketeers.
(First: Episode 2928)

SCENE 3 Maria stops by the newsstand and asks for a copy of The Fix-it Woman's Gazette. He gives Maria the special treatment by having his goat Lassie chew the magazine, and his pig roll in it. She says she wants a clean magazine, so he has Fluffy spray it with water, getting Maria wet as well.

SCENE 4 Oscar announces that there's no service on the A, B, C, D, E or F trains. Just then his mom comes flying out of the subway ("Now that's what I call an express!"). Oscar asks her what she's doing here, and she says she had to see personally that Oscar opened the newsstand. After confirming he did, and assuring her that he's doing it, not for the money, but to make people angry, for which she says she is very proud of him, he shows her the "closed" sign he made, which he uses to fool a customer (Fran Brill) -- but his scheme backfires. He feel like a failure, but his mom cheers him up.

SCENE 5 Maria warns Luis against shopping at Oscar's newsstand. Luis is surprised to pick up a clean newspaper, but annoyed when he sees it's from yesterday. Oscar's mother then congratulates him on making a customer really angry, then she leaves. Luis then remembers that he didn't read the paper yesterday, and thanks Oscar, who's glad that his mom didn't see that. Gordon announces the sponsors.

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