Sesame Street
Plot "Ask Oscar" Show
Air date September 1, 2006
Season Season 37 (2006)
Sponsors B, 3
Releases Online Streaming


Picture Segment Description


STORY It's time to "Ask Oscar!" After the Oinker Sisters sing the theme song, Telly reads off a letter by Little Ricky Roma inquiring what the round fasteners on his jacket are called. Being a Grouch, Oscar refuses to answer the question, and disappears into his trash can to clean his elephant.
STORY, cont'd Telly walks over to the Fix-It Shop, where Maria is supervising Natasha. He explains his problem, and suggests a plan to have Oscar answer Ricky's question.


STORY, cont'd Telly, Maria, and Natasha congregate in front of Oscar's trash can. When Oscar asks what's going on, Maria explains that she's teaching Natasha new "B" words such as "baby," "booties," and "bonnet." After pointing out Natasha's buttons, she calmly asks Oscar what they're called...but he refuses. Maria motions to tell Little Ricky the answer to his question herself, but Telly halts her and suggests another idea to make Oscar do so.
STORY, cont'd Telly explains his predicament to Alan in Hooper's Store, and begins to explain his new plan.

STORY, cont'd Alan walks over with Telly to Oscar's trash can, holding a tray and trash bag. After Telly cues the show intro, Oscar pops out and inquires once again what's going on. Alan mentions that he was throwing trash away and wanted to know if Oscar would like it for his collection. Oscar turns down the offer, but is intrigued when Alan suggests playing a game with the trash.
STORY, cont'd Alan sings "Three of These Things," pointing out the contents of the tray. Oscar correctly isolates the food scraps from the button, but once again refuses to identify it. Baby Bear walks by, however, and Telly follows him.
STORY, cont'd Telly explains the circumstances to Baby Bear, and suggests a plan involving paint.
STORY, cont'd Baby Bear has painted a picture of a button with Telly's head poking through. After leading him back to Oscar's trash can, Baby Bear calls for help. When Oscar appears, Baby Bear explains that his accomplice was once attached to a jacket and couldn't remember what he was called. When Oscar still refuses to help, Telly suggests indignantly that he simply doesn't know.

STORY, cont'd After the two leave, Oscar discretely whispers to the viewer that "they're buttons." Telly overhears, however, and Ricky's question is answered at last! Oscar groans, and the others sing the "Ask Oscar" theme song several times over.
Cartoon "I'm Curious" (new sound effects added)
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(EKA: Episode 3066)
Muppets The Letter of the Day Games:
Cookie Monster finds three items starting with the letter "B" in one minute: A banana, balloons that lift him away, and a bathtub in which Prairie Dawn is washing.
Film Alphaboy: B - Balogna on a bumpy bicycle ride.
(EKA: Episode 3401)
Muppets A farmer wishes he were a letter of the alphabet, and sings "If I Were the Letter B" in parody of "If I Were a Rich Man" from Fiddler on the Roof.
(First: Episode 4039)
Film Jane Tuesday eats a tasty blueberry in the Case of the Letter B.
(First: Episode 4096)
Cartoon Healthy food song: Milk
(First: Episode 4085)
Muppets / Celebrity Cookie Monster and Wyclef Jean sing "Healthy Food."
(First: Episode 4085)
Animation Mannequins in a store window dance.
(EKA: Episode 4050)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moments:
Grover asks Amaya what people should eat to keep healthy.
(First: Episode 4085)
Muppets Ernie and Bert:
Ernie keeps Bert awake at night singing "What's the Name of That Song."
(First: Episode 3840)
Cartoon Edgar Turtle sings "Hey Diddle Diddle."
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 2404)
Cartoon "This is the Game Today"
Film "One of These Things:" Three pineapples and one watermelon.
Transition Bouncing ball
Film "One of These Things:" Four hats.

Muppets Global Grover:
Grover returns from England and is ready to play a new game. In his film, a child learns how to play cricket in London. Afterward, Grover plays cricket with a cricket.
(First: Episode 4087)

Film The Number of the Day: 3
A remake of the Number Song Series brings forth 3.
(First: Episode 4096)
Animation An animated farmer and woodworker sings "Three is My Favorite Number."
(First: Episode 4096)
Film Three kids dance for the number 3.
(EKA: Episode 3167)
Cartoon Three fish
(EKA: Episode 2979)
Muppets Elmo's World: Games
(First: Episode 3967)
Insert The Adventures of Trash Gordon
Chapter 538
On Planet Triangle, Trash finds himself taunted by its residents until playing his triangle.
(First: Episode 4096)


  • This episode was filmed on October 26, 2005 and was directed by Ken Diego.

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