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SESAME STREET
OSCAR’s GROUCHeteria
Air date March 26, 1984
Season Season 15 (1983-1984)
Written by Gary Belkin
Sponsors G, L, 2

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Street Scenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1
Bob comes across OSCAR THE GROUCH’s new "GROUCHeteria," a food service for GROUCHES. They see that his sign is missing the letter G in "GROUCHeteria" & FLUFFY retrieves it. Bob attempts to ring the bell for service, but it’s broken.
Sand G
Animation
Sand G / g
Chaplin-HAT
Cast
The Tramp finds a HAT sign near a hatrack with a new hat. He tries replacing his crummy, worn-out one with it, but the sign falls apart each time.
Letter G Blue Yellow
Cartoon
Letter G drawing with kid voice-over.
Bert Is Outside
Muppets
Bert tells ERNIE not to open the locked door until he gets back from his shopping trip. After HE leaves the apartment, however, HE realizes HE forgot HIS money, but no matter what HE does, ERNIE won’t let HIM in the apartment because he thinks this is practice.
(EKA: Episode 1881)


2205 Cake
Film
A baker decorates a birthday cake to a jazz percussion beat.
Seasons change computer
Animation
As the seasons change, so do one's outfits. (early computer graphics)
1926 c
SCENE 2
Bob returns to the GROUCHeteria & tries some of their G-Coffee, curious about the name. Upon his first swig, he exclaims, "Gee, OSCAR! This is the worst coffee I’ve ever tasted!"
2125 u
Cartoon
The Typewriter gets stuck in a spot of glue, & types "G: Glue".
Grover moon
Muppets
Grover gets under his blanket, pretending that he is on the moon.
1800-21
Cartoon
A man makes a CASA for both him & his dog.
Hi-De-Ho Man
Muppets / Celebrity
Cab Calloway sings "Hi De Ho Man."
2059 i
Film
Shopping for soup ingredients.
1926 d
SCENE 3
Luis happens upon the GROUCHeteria, where Oscar tells him in honor of the grand opening, their menu consists of G-word foods. Luis asks if he has any gazpacho & informs OSCAR about it. OSCAR has some cold, green pea soup ready, but Luis turns it down & tells him the colder it gets, the worse it’ll taste.
Millie Molly walk
Cartoon
Millie & Molly take a walk, & have different perspectives of their surroundings.
Film Listen
Film
"Listen ..." to various sounds, including the ocean , a heart beating, a clock ticking, a horse galloping, crickets chirping, a passing train, & others.
Pinball 2
Cartoon
Pinball Number Count #2
Artist: Jeff Hale
Bruce Stringbean

Born to Add
Muppets
Bruce Stringbean, Clarice & the S Street Band perform "Born to Add".
Toon blow bubbles
Cartoon
A boy shares his bubbles with some kids dancing in a field.
Marching band 2
Film
Marching band cymbal crash #2
2503-Spanish
Insert
Maria sings a Counting song & game that teaches the kids to Count in Spanish.
Jazzy spies 2
Cartoon
"Jazz 2"
(First: Episode 0001)
Cookie Monster cousin rejects cookies
Muppets
Cookie Monster tries to feed his baby Cousin lunch, but she rejects the cookie he tries to feed her. Ernie passes by after a visit to the grocery store, & points out that while both of them may look similar, they are also different. Cookie explains his problem, but finds that Cousin Monster enjoys carrots, apples, & celery. Ernie becomes discouraged since Cousin Monster has eaten all of his groceries, & is left with an empty paper bag. Cookie solves the problem: he eats the bag.
I'm Pretty original
Song
David sings "Im Pretty" over a film of fish & other sea creatures.
1845 p
Cartoon
Speech Balloon: L--Loud
1706 m
Muppets
The Two-Headed Monster shares a pillow.
TV Monkeys
Cartoon
2 monkeys argue over what to watch on TV, growing bigger the angrier they get.
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SCENE 4
OSCAR has some G-Coffee & is repulsed by it. He confirms his suspicions - FLUFFY put in real coffee into the machine by accident. Gordon & Susan taste it & claim it’s the best coffee they’ve ever had.
L poem kids
Cartoon
Kids hear an L poem.
SS Cast Jumpin
Cast
Maria, David & Olivia compete to see who can jump the farthest.
Bruce Cayard Sheep
Cartoon
The story of sheep, or where wool comes from.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
Cavemen invent orange juice
Muppets
Caveman King Ernie wants something to drink, so he calls on the Royal Smart Person for help. The royal cow has quit, so there’s no milk available. Ernie also shows that there is no liquid inside a rock or a stick. Then the Royal Smart Person suggests that Ernie should try squeezing a round orange thing (an orange), which turns out to have juice inside.
Hidden objects
Cartoon
Can you find the hidden objects in the picture?
Steel Drum
Film
How a steel drum is made
3911 j
Animation
Slide puzzle: ERNIE
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SCENE 5
OSCAR’s GROUCHeteria is going out of business; he’s been having too much fun running it. Just then, 2 GROUCHES come by & order some GROUCH burgers. He starts to argue with them, re-affirming his love of the restaurant business. Bob announces the sponsors.

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