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SESAME STREET
Bernie, a piano tuner, tunes OSCAR’s piano; Olivia dates Bernie.
Air date December 22, 1983
Season Season 15 (1983-1984)
Sponsors L, Y, 3
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Street Scenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1
As Olivia rushes to work, she bumps into Bob & his friend, who Olivia shows signs of interest in. Bobs friend does so as well. When they pass OSCARs TRASH CAN, OSCAR tells them to stop hanging around his TRASH CAN & is introduced to Bobs friend, Bernie (a piano tuner). Bernie shows OSCAR his tuning fork, which he uses to help tune pianos. OSCAR asks him to help him un-tune his piano.
0871 n
Film
Wheel rolls away from GARBAGE, boy captures it to complete his wagon.
L poem kids
Cartoon
Kids hear an L poem.
Alphabet Chat L
Muppets
Alphabet Chat: Mr. Chatterly’s poem on the letter L ends in chaos as usual.
1859 Sand
Animation
Sand L / l
1859 Fire
Film
A young girltalks about her friend, Joe, whos training to be a fireman.
Typewriter L
Cartoon
The Typewriter: L for lion
Artist: Jeff Hale
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SCENE 2
Bob listens to the piano being un-tuned in horror.Bernie comes up from the TRASH CAN with a slightly GROUCHier personality. Just then, GRUNDGETTA arrives & is smitten with Bernies DIRTY persona. She is driven even more when she hears his piano" playing", which makes OSCAR jealous.
Toon 3 Cuckoos
Cartoon
3 birds enter a cuckoo clock to do their job.
2073 h
Muppets
The Martians examine a grandfather clock
Sign Man Bingo
Cartoon
Sign Man: BINGO
PrettyLittleSong
Muppets
An Anything Muppet sings a "Pretty Little Song" with a canary, but neither of them can figure out when it ends.
Rattlesnakes long & short
Cartoon
The long rattlesnake thinks he’s better than the short one, until the short one outsmarts him by making him bite his own tail. "Wanna borrow my snakebite kit?"
Artists: Bud Luckey & Rudy Zamora
1710 q
Film
A silent film about an automobile that can be either long or short.
2073 l
Cartoon
Five Purple Konkers
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SCENE 3
OSCAR is listening to GRUNDGETTA being wooed by Bernies playing & worries he may be losing his BEST FRIEND. Olivia arrives & so OSCAR wants her to take Bernie off his hands so he can have his GRUNDGETTA back. Olivia decides to help him out & goes to get changed. Bernie tries to come out of the TRASH CAN, but is pulled back down by GRUNDGETTA.
Gustafson.3penguins
Cartoon
3 penguins dance.
Artist: Owe Mike
Roller coaster 123

Cherries!
Film
Number Three Ball Film (cherry version)
Sporty 3
Cartoon
Sporty 3 demonstrates his agility in various sports.
AYGYGYNoseMonster
Muppets
A Jimmy Durante-type monster sings about the importance of the nose.
Face cartoon
Cartoon
A cartoon man (voiced by Bob Arbogast) is irritated to find that he has a succession of animal noses.
Grover Erik surprise
Muppets
GROVER & Erik surprise each other.
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SCENE 4
Olivia comes out of 123 SESAME STREET all dressed up (& believing Bernie is a GROUCH rather than a human). Maria passes by & brings her back inside to get more GROUCHY clothing on.
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SCENE 4 cont'd
Bernie finally rises from the TRASH CAN & becomes excited when OSCAR tells him he has a date with Olivia. He runs home to get cleaned up.
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SCENE 4 cont'd
Maria & Olivia return with Olivia all in ratty clothes & a frizzy GREEN wig. OSCAR is shocked & upset & feels his plan will fail. Bernie returns & then Olivia sees him & realizes that hes not a real GROUCH. They share a laugh at the situation & go off talking about it.
Bruce Cayard Surprise
Cartoon
A man explains to a girl what a surprise is.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
Kangaroo Blues 1
Song
Joe Raposo sings "Kangaroo Blues".
2059 u
Cartoon
A man chases a runaway "no."
Alphabet Dancers L
Insert
The Alphabet Dancers form a letter L.
1576 l
Cartoon
"The Little Letter L: A Poem By Louise"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
Listening
Muppets
KERMIT THE FROG & the TWO-HEADED MONSTER on listening
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Cartoon
"Have you seen my NO?"
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SCENE 5
OSCAR loans Bernie his SLOPPY JALOPY for their date. However, they cant get it to work. They need OSCAR to show them how to get it started, but can't think of a way of getting him out of his TRASH CAN. Olivia sees he hates music & they sing a song ("If You Listen to a Tune") to get him out. He cant take the nice song & shows them how to start his car, then rejoices as he now as he believes he has GRUNDGETTA all to himself again.
LindaDavidDisappear
Cast
Linda signs the word disappear - which David does.
Dog Yowl
Cartoon
A boy can yell & yodel, & his dog can yelp & yowl. They can both yawn.
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SCENE 6
Olivia & Bernie push the SLOPPY JALOPY back to the street, both enjoying the date they had. They return the keys to OSCAR & GRUNDGETTA sees how nice looking Bernie is & is turned off. OSCAR whines over the trouble he went through, when he had a simple solution (to get Bernie cleaned up) but Olivia & Bernie dont think it was a waste at all as they walk off together. GRUNDGETTA, who is absolutely shocked that OSCAR did all of that for her, tells him that hes the most "miserable ROTTEN GROUCHY GROUCH in the world" & promises him that she could NEVER love anyone else more than she loves him. Then, they argue as they announce the sponsors.

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