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Episode 3460

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Sesame Street
Plot Oscar Advertises his Newsstand
Air date February 16, 1996
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Sponsors V, 16


This page has been compiled from a Japanese episode guide, and may or may not be equivalent to the American PBS broadcast.
Picture Segment Description
Oscar the Grouch is sitting at his newsstand when Luis, Maria, Gabi and Rosita pass by on their way to the park. Oscar tries to sell them a newspaper with fish in it or a magazine with chewed gum in it, but they are not interested. Rosita thinks Oscar looks sad, and Oscar says he is depressed because if he doesn’t get more customers, he will have to close his newsstand. Rosita decides to forego the park to help Oscar, and everyone else decides to join her. Oscar is worried that soon they’ll have everybody on Sesame Street helping him, which he doesn’t want. The thought makes him even more depressed, so he decides to enjoy the feeling while it lasts.
Musicians in a painting learn to cooperate to play music.
Bip Bipadotta leads “Scratch My Back,” a song about two monsters named Jack and Jill who swear that they will always be there to scratch each other’s backs.
(EKA: Episode 2424)
A man assembles the word LOVE, and a bird pecks the O into the shape of a heart. (new sound effects added)
(EKA: Episode 3109)
Fairy Tales Today: Rapunzel’s Hair. Prairie Dawn goes to the park where a large braid of hair is all over the place, causing various people to trip on it. Rapunzel gets her hair stuck and can't break free, until a bystander brings up the idea of a haircut.
Fixin' My Hair
(EKA: Episode 2734)
Is snow cold? Yes!
(EKA: Episode 2558)
Muppets / Celebrity
Big Bird receives a visit from Marisa Tomei, and is reminded that he is supposed to say the alphabet with her today. Some drama ensues between them, but they say the alphabet anyway, and part on good terms.
(EKA: Episode 3259)
A boy narrates a poem about how he met Eleanor, the monster under his bed.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 2773)
To advertise Oscar’s newsstand, Rosita and the Grouchketeers hold up signs, Maria brings buttons and Luis brings t-shirts. All of this promotional merchandise has a picture of Oscar smiling, which was Rosita’s idea, but Oscar doesn’t like to smile. Customers begin flocking in, and commenting on Oscar’s smiling face. Oscar tells Rosita to get lost and take her smiley faces with her, but Rosita won’t rest until Oscar’s smiling face is all over Sesame Street.
V for Van (live-action/animation hybrid)
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(EKA: Episode 2786)
Consonant Sound: V, violin
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1285)
Rosita and Elmo sing "I Feel So Happy".
A girl fantasizes what she could do without leaving her room if her nose, ears, legs, and arms got bigger.
(EKA: Episode 3285)
Gordon, Big Bird, Celina, Carlo, Gina and Ruthie sing “Goodbye Fly.”
Rubber Stamp #16
(EKA: Episode 3027)
The Martians discover a sparkly number 16.
(First: Episode 3387)
Growing Numbers #16
(EKA: Episode 3027)
Here Is Your Life”: Guy Smiley salutes a loaf of bread.
(EKA: Episode 0709)
Wegman's Dogs: Little Jack Horner.
Rosita comes back with Bob, who has written a jingle to advertise Oscar’s newsstand. Oscar worries that it’s a song about his smiling face, but Bob has really tried to capture the grouchiness of the newsstand in the lyrics. Oscar still thinks it’s the yuckiest song he’s ever heard, but customers singing the jingle flock in to buy newspapers with fish in them and candy wrappers. Oscar tells Bob and Rosita to get lost, but to keep customers coming, they decide to keep singing.
Suzie Kabloozie reads about pirates.
Two men, one named Virgil Veep, discuss the letter V as they stand atop a capital V.
(First: Episode 0110)
Ornate Vs spin around as a song about them plays.
(EKA: Episode 2987)
This is a big letter V poem.
(EKA: Episode 1396)
Mr. Johnson enters a framing shop to have a painting framed, only to find that Grover works there too. Grover assumes the painting is of his great-great-grandmonther, but Mr. Johnson exclaims that it’s his wife. After coming out from the back room with a circle and triangle frame, Grover finally frames it with a square, but destroys the original painting by splitting it over the bald man’s head.
The parts of a man’s face move around as they are drawn.
(EKA: Episode 3410)

Ernie & Bert: The Count Sleeps Over At Ernie & Bert's Part 1
The Count sleeps in Bert's bed while Bert sleeps on the couch. Ernie tells The Count that he can count sheep to get to sleep, but it never dawned on Ernie that the Count never gets tired of counting. He stays up all night counting sheep, to Ernie's detriment.
(EKA: Episode 0914)
Monster in the dark (finding a light switch)
(EKA: Episode 0871)
Ernie & Bert: The Count Sleeps Over At Ernie & Bert's Part 2
It's the next morning. The Count had a good night, but he didn't sleep. His counting kept Ernie up, and now Ernie is walking and counting like a zombie.
(EKA: Episode 0914)
Business is booming, due to the buttons and t-shirts, Bob’s jingle, and the frowny-face buttons that Maria, Luis, Gabi and Rosita have broght for the grouches. Yet Oscar is still sad, because business is good, which makes him happy, and grouches hate to be happy! As Oscar tries to drive away all the customers, Maria and Big Bird announce the sponsors.


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