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SESAME STREET
Plot Close Encounters of the Worst Kind
Air date January 21st, 1983
Season Season 14
Sponsors L, 4

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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1
Oscar is having a boring day, till he sees something in the sky -- a trash can!

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When the contraption lands on the ground, its lid opens, & a green Grouch wearing a helmet peers out. They both realize, to their delight, that they are Grouches. The green Grouch introduces himself as Othmar, from the planet Zircon.
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Linda, Olivia & Luis arrive on the scene, & realize that a Grouch from Outer Space just landed. Linda shows them how to sign "get lost", & Othmar suddenly feels optimistic about his surroundings.
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Cartoon
"Geometry of Circles"
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Film
Future jobs: footage of a kid playing with a certain toy, followed by an adult using "the real thing."
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Cartoon
What if I had big feet?
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Muppets
Guy Smiley hosts the game show "What's My Part?". The contestant is Mr. Nose. The panelists -- Bennett Snerf, Arlene Frantic & Cookie Monster -- don't know what a nose is, because none of them have noses.
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Cartoon
4 ducks

SCENE 2
Oscar tells Olivia that he's going to the moon w/ Othmar in the giant trash can, & asks her to help them with the countdown from 10 to 1. They close the trash can lid & prepare for takeoff. Olivia counts down, & covers her ears as the trash can shoots into the air.
SCENE 2
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As the giant trash can rises further & further into space, Olivia remarks, "Now I've seen everything."


SCENE 2
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Oscar & Othmar]] notice how different the Earth looks from above. They pass through the space dump, & then get closer to the surface of the moon while they eat their sandwiches. Oscar wants to get back to Sesame Street later on, cause "I haven't insulted Olivia all day -- she's gonna think I don't care."
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Cartoon
A girl uses her imagination while sitting on a sofa.
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Film
Baby pigs run in a field, & drink their mother's milk.
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Cartoon
A man jumps into a poster of Lake Lillian.
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Muppets
Ernie & Bert: Ernie wakes up & tells Bert it's time to get up, but notices that Bert isn't in his bed. He slowly ponders what happened to his best friend, coming to the conclusion that maybe some Martians took him away in their spaceship. As it turns out, Bert just got up early to fix some oatmeal. Ernie is relieved...til a real spaceship lands & the Martians enter the room.
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Cartoon
A baby looks at a DANGER sign & imagines what it means.
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Film
Children watch a film of a man reading a newspaper on the train tracks - DANGER!
SCENE 3
Olivia & Linda are doubtful that Oscar & Othmar went to the moon. While they wait, Linda shows some Kids kids how to sign "moon", "rocket", & "stars". Olivia stages a game where they pretend to be each of the things they signed, & count down from 10 to 1. Olivia, meanwhile, wonders where Oscar is.
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Cartoon
A midget tries to get on top of a horse.
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Muppets
The Twiddlebugs try to figure out how to get to the zoo. They notice it's too far to walk, swim or fly, then they notice their Twiddle-car.
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Film
2 brown bears play in the river & in the forest.
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Cartoon
A girl imagines being next to a tree, a house & a car. "Now I'm going over there", she says. "There's nothing here to be next to!"
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Cast
In the park, Maria & some kids play with Barkley, telling him whether he's near or far some balloons they've hidden.
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Animation
Next to, away from (two dots)
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Cartoon
Sign Cartoons: Coffee
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Muppets
Cookie Monster & Ernie: Cookie Monster helps Ernie match mittens, shoes & gloves & put them away. Guess how he puts away 2 matching cookies.
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Song
"What Should We Do with Our Burro?"
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Cartoon
L es para luz
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Celebrity
Richard Pryor demonstrates emotions
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Transition
Diamond transition
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Film
Counting 1 - 20 (planes taking off)
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Cartoon
I hab a cauld ib by dose.
Artist: Bruce Cayard

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