Orange Oscar the Grouch sings, “I Love Trash”

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This segment from Sesame Street is so old that Oscar was still orange instead of his more familiar green. Oscar was only orange during season 1 of the show from 1969-1970. I am not sure why they changed him, maybe it was the natural evolution for grouches? They spend so much time in the trash that their fur gets stained green?

Sadly I have no orange Oscar memories from my youth, which I guess is good because I kind of like him in this color. He pops off the background more and would stand out more from his natural habitat.

While I never encountered orange Oscar I did like the green version and I had an album where Oscar sang this gem, “I Love Trash”. I would sing along with it all the time, even though I did not in fact love trash.

Oh, I love trash!
Anything dirty or dingy or dusty
Anything ragged or rotten or rusty
Yes, I love trash

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4 thoughts on “Orange Oscar the Grouch sings, “I Love Trash”

  1. mwentworth says:

    This brings me back to a bad place. A place of obsession. I swear that I remember seeing an episode where Oscar showed a blueprint of the inside of his trash can that showed all the various levels and amenities inside. I have never been able to find even a mention of this, let alone a picture. Am I crazy? Did I imagine this in a sugar-induced hallucination?

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