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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