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SESAME STREET
ERNEST THE GROUCH visits
(repeat of 0954)
Air date January 30, 1979
Season Season 10 (1978-1979)
Sponsors G, Q, 8

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Street Scenes
Picture Segment Description
Sesame Street Season 10
COLD OPEN
10th Season Intro Still
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SCENE 1
Maria takes notice of OSCAR’s newly-beautified TRASH CAN, decorated with flowers, a clean picket fence & a welcome mat. She rings the very calm-sounding doorbell, & a neatly-dressed OSCAR very politely answers. OSCAR then explains that he’s preparing for a visit from his brother ERNEST THE GROUCH. OSCAR holds a grudge against ERNEST for being the favorite kid in the family, so he plans to act nice & un-GROUCHY as a way of getting even with him.
Cat dog toon
Cartoon
2 kids argue over a cat & a dog, who chase each other around the fence.
(First: Episode 1210)
Ernie & Cookie Monster Carrots
Muppets
ERNIE tries to keep his cookies safe from Cookie MONSTER by tricking him into eating a carrot instead.
Bricks 1232
Transition
Bricks are laid on a wall.
(First: Episode 0286)
Mad Painter 8
Film
The MAD Painter #8
(First: Episode 0326)
King of 8
Animation
The King of Eight
(First: Episode 0225)
Sheep 1232
Film
A boy talks about feeding sheep in the winter.
(First: Episode 0786)
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SCENE 2
Maria & Luis suddenly bump into ERNEST, who snidely asks where OSCARs TRASH CAN is. He is perplexed to see the new decor, & becomes even more suspicious when OSCAR very cordially invites him in. ERNEST then begins to catch on, & decides to throw some niceness back at OSCAR. Maria & Luis, who watch nearby from the stoop, laugh at the thought of 2 GROUCHES acting nice to each other.
1247 Bath
Cartoon
Goldilocks' bath is first too HOT, then too COLD, then just right.
Waiter Grover sw
Muppets
Waiter Grover: Simon Soundman wants a chicken sandwich, which he orders as a "cluck-cluck" sandwich. Grover has trouble figuring out what his customer wants. Simon Soundman says that his brother always eats at that restaurant, implying that Mr. Johnson might be his brother.
(First: Episode 0449)
Card memory 1232
Animation
A man plays a memory game using cards.
1707 c
Celebrity
Richard Pryor plays all the parts in a scenario of 2 kids meeting a new kid who wants to play.
(First: Episode 0779)
1037 q
Cartoon
"Mi casa es su casa."
(First: Episode 0794)
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SCENE 3
Maria & Luis secretly listen in as OSCAR & ERNEST continue to out-nice each other. The GROUCHES both decide to come up to get some fresh air.
More 1232
Cartoon
The more a man inflates a balloon, the less room he has.
(First: Episode 0294)
G film
Film
Things that begin with G
(First: Episode 0357)
Here is Your Life tree
Muppets
Guy Smiley hosts Here is Your Life, surprising Oak Tree with the story of his life. The guests include Granny Fanny Nesselrode, who planted the tree as an acorn, The Sun & Cloud, who gave the tree rain & sunshine, & Marty Table & Sarah Chair, who were made from the tree's friends.
(First: Episode 0406)
Gorilla job cartoon
Cartoon
A gorilla who knows G words applies for a job.
(First: Episode 0131)
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Film
Kids take swimming lessons in a pool.
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SCENE 4
OSCAR very gruelingly introduces ERNEST to Mr. Hooper, & they play a game of "3 of These Things". Afterwards, ERNEST requests a "special" ice cream soda for OSCAR.
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Cartoon
Ants carry a huge letter 'Q' uphill
(First: Episode 0787)
0871 m
Muppets
ERNIE & BERT - ERNIE asks BERT to play a game where they take turns COUNTing & then saying "Q". ERNIE goes 1st with "1 Q", & BERT follows with "2 Q". The game continues, until BERT gets to "10 Q". "YOU’re welcome, BERT!" ERNIE says.
(First: Episode 0440)
Q Quarter Bud Luckey
Cartoon
Q for Quarter
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 1176)
2342 Lobster
Film
A little girl catches a lobster.
(First: Episode 1125)
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SCENE 5
Maria & Luis become concerned about OSCAR & ERNEST, so they devise an idea to get the GROUCHES to be themselves again. They ask Mr. Hooper to whip up a concoction of peanut butter, ketchup, pickles, & sauerkraut.
0871 p
Cartoon
Typewriter Guy: "Q", Quiet
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0768)
OP Family Song
Muppets
The Anything Muppets sing "The Word Family Song"
(First: Episode 0146)
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Cartoon
Q-quiet! (tree chopping)
(First: Episode 0675)
Bob Clown Enter
Cast
Bob

(dressed as a clown), sounds out the word ENTER by grouping 2 doors together.
(First: Episode 0939)

Toon from tadpole to Frog
Cartoon
How do FROGS make more FROGS? The birth & growth of a FROG is documented. At the very end, the fully-grown FROG hops in the middle of a field & calls out, "Hey, KERMIT!"
Artist: Cathryn Aison
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SCENE 6
Maria & Luis bring the GROUCHY concoction to OSCAR & ERNEST. Initially, the GROUCHES politely insist on the other taking the present, but once they learn what’s in it, they immediately start fighting over it.
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Cartoon
Cartoon: Theyd like me if I had...
(First: Episode 0815)
Ernie & Bert skate 1

Ernie & Bert skate 2
Muppets
ERNIE & BERT: When BERT cant sleep, ERNIE suggests that HE imagine HIMSELF doing something he likes. Since BERT likes ice skating, he imagines HIMSELF doing so. A full-bodied version of BERT is used in the ice skating sequence, in a clip from the Ice Follies show.
(First: Episode 0796)
0007 diamond
Transition
Diamond transition
(First: Episode 0007)
Car Repair
Film
A dented car door is repaired & re-painted at an auto body shop.
(First: Episode 1112)
Toon fishin ABCs
Cartoon
While fishing 1 day, a boy catches the letters of the alphabet. Frustrated at not having caught any fish to eat, he decides to use his catch for alphabet soup. (added sound effects)
(First: Episode 0004)
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SCENE 7
Inside OSCAR’s TRASH CAN, OSCAR & ERNEST finish the meal & argue over who was the nicer GROUCH. The argument develops into roughhousing, which rattles the TRASH CAN. Maria & Luis announce the sponsors.

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