Sesame Street
Plot Oscar looks for a nice book
Air date February 13, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Written by Adam Rudman
Sponsors J, 8
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Telly and Gordon are surprised to see Oscar visiting the library and guess what type of Grouchy material he'll be taking out. To their surprise, he asks Linda for a nice book: Cutesy Wootsey Bunnies. Telly decides to investigate why Oscar would check out something like that.
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Song "In the Library"
(First: Episode 3423)
Jaguarpuzzle
Cartoon Consonant Sound: J, jaguar
(EKA: Episode 1291)
2257m
Muppets Biff sings "This Is My J."
(EKA: Episode 1451)
Jchant
Animation J / j Gregorian chant
(First: Episode 3345)
AstronautGirl
Film Amelia pretends she's an astronaut.
(First: Episode 2918)
Erniebert-playhouse
Muppets Ernie & BertBert tries to guess which part of the family Ernie is pretending to be - which turns out to be the stove.
(First: Episode 3529)
ME-TV
Cartoon A man takes advantage of his television appearance to display his giant ME sign.
(EKA: Episode 1003)
Bunnysign
Film How to say "bunny rabbit" in sign language
(First: Episode 3300)
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SCENE 2 Oscar proceeds to read Cutsey Wootsey Bunnies with Telly, who doesn't understand why. The book counts 8 bunnies as they appear on each page. Oscar deems the book "not nice enough" and looks for another one.
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Film Ornate 8s stroll through a gate and pose in other remarkable places.
(First: Episode 3231)
OG.8buttons
Cartoon Eight buttons are counted on a monkey's shirt. (Maria voice-over added)
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1452)
Elmoinbed
Muppets Elmo explains the importance of sleep, but the audience won't stop applauding and let him sleep afterwards.
(First: Episode 2985)
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Film A group of people form a human pyramid to illustrate top and bottom.
(First: Episode 3144)
Toon.TopBottom
Cartoon A fat man and a small man demonstrate top and bottom.
(EKA: Episode 0833)
Howdoyougetfromheretothere
Muppets Anything Muppets sing "How Do You Get From Here to There?"
(EKA: Episode 0681)
Signman.TAXI
Cartoon Sign Man: TAXI
(EKA: Episode 1136)
Taxipeople
Film A mother and daughter signal for a taxi, and they're picked up by people dressed as the letters TAXI.
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SCENE 3 Oscar now reads Sweety Weety Teddy Bears, which is cuter than the last book, but not nice enough, Oscar deems. Telly worries he might have the Grouch Flu again, but Oscar insists he's fine. Telly decides to take matters into his own hands.
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Film Puzzle pieces make a video of a bear.
(First: Episode 3085)
Frankthefish
Cartoon "Water Conservation": Frank the fish calls Carl and tells him not to leave the water running while brushing his teeth, otherwise the lake will be dry.
Artist: Peter Chung
(EKA: Episode 2746)
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Song Jerry Nelson sings "Don't Waste Water."
(First: Episode 2804)
BBZoeBetween
Muppets Big Bird talks about between by showing that he is in the middle between Zoe and Radar.
(First: Episode 3500)
HumanBodyArrows
Animation Arrows give a presentation of the human body.
(First: Episode 2839)
Jodigoestothedoctor
Film Jodi goes to the doctor for a check-up.
(First: Episode 3526)
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SCENE 4 Oscar has picked up a copy of Mr. Nicepants, when Telly rushes in with Dr. Kvetch. He gives Oscar an examination for any symptoms of Grouch Flu and concludes he's just fine. The doctor leaves, wishing to leave the nice books as soon as possible, and Oscar refuses to tell Telly why he's reading these books.
CatBark
Cartoon Can a cat bark?
(EKA: Episode 0938)
Nosong
Song Gina and Maria sing "The Word is "No"."
(First: Episode 2548)
3957zh1
Film Wegman dogs: The Ten O'Clock Scholar
(First: Episode 3529)
Toon.camels
Cartoon Two camels (voiced by David Rudman and Joey Mazzarino) at a watering hole learn to share.
(First: Episode 3528)
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SCENE 5 Oscar reads Mr. Nicepants, all about a man's encounter with some sad ants, who both help each other out. Telly thinks this was the nicest book of all and Oscar finally confesses why he needs it: he plans to read it to his Grouch Reading Group. Telly is satisfied with the answer, but wonders why Oscar thinks other Grouches want to hear that book.
Song.GettingDressed
Song "I Put My Leg in My Pants"
(First: Episode 3402)
Bigpopcorn
Muppets Grover and Mr. Johnson
Mr. Johnson asks Grover the concession stand monster for a box of popcorn. Grover asks him if he would want the big, bigger, or biggest box of popcorn. Mr. Johnson wants the big popcorn, but Grover suggests the bigger popcorn. The two have a tug-of-war over the popcorn, resulting in the biggest popcorn box falling over Mr. Johnson's head.
(First: Episode 3489)
BigBikes
Cartoon Big / bigger / biggest (bikes)
(EKA: Episode 1447)
Circles.funkymusic
Film / Animation Circles of all kinds are displayed as funky rap music plays.
(First: Episode 3126)
Lightningbugs.shapes
Cartoon Lightning bugs make shapes.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 3150)
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Film Fireworks Alphabet
(EKA: Episode 1206)
Ellen-Elmo-Same
Muppets / Celebrity Ellen DeGeneres tries convincing Elmo on how similar they are (mainly how their names sound).
(First: Episode 3434)
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Cartoon "Letters in the Body"
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 3339)
Horse-sound
Film What sound does a horse make?
(First: Episode 3277)
BigBirdBrushing
Muppets Big Bird talks about brushing teeth, but since he has none, he uses a horse's teeth instead.
(First: Episode 3407)
ArtistMike.Leannasaveworld
Cartoon Leanna Williams must save the world by cleaning it.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 2839)
JazzyJ
Song "J, How Jazzy Can You Get?"
(First: Episode 3396)
Jumpstart
Muppets A lady brings her J to Al's Alphabet Garage because it won't jump. Al asks if it can jog, jiggle, play jazz and determines that it needs a jump start. After he gets it working, the J smashes through the wall.
(First: Episode 2997)
SandJ2
Cartoon Sand J/j
(EKA: Episode 1364)
TimeRhyme2
Song "It's Time for a Rhyme"
(First: Episode 3160)
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SCENE 6 Oscar finishes reading Mr. Nicepants to his Grouch friends, which makes them angry...just as Oscar intended! They want to hear it again and Telly runs off, unable to deal with the weird situation. He then announces the sponsors.
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COMING SOON Coming Soon on Sesame Street: Sir John Feelgood needs to find a big, shaggy dog to study.


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