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SESAME STREET
OSCAR’s "New School for GROUCH Research"
Air date May 14, 1986
Season Season 17
Written by Cathi Rosenberg-Turow
Sponsors M, T, 6
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2223

Street Scenes
Picture Segment Description
2223 - 01
SCENE 1
Amelia Adams
2269 c
Cartoon
Violin & piano music plays over 2 inchworms who form an uppercase & lowercase letter T.
Kermit Grover Kim First Last
Muppets
GROVER, Kimberly, & KERMIT demonstrate first & last.
Everybody Sleeps
Song
Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Sleeps."
Toon if we dare
Cartoon
A poem about changing seasons.
School in the Afternoon 1

School in the Afternoon 2
Muppets
A series of trailers for school-related dramas are shown on WCTW’s "School in the Afternoon" block.
Flea Camp
Cartoon
A flea sets up camp on a dog.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
Beat The Time 2
Muppets
Guy Smiley hosts "Beat the Time". In order to win a cookie, COOKIE MONSTER has to bring in 3 things that rhyme with the word "rain" before the hand goes around the clock. They turn out to be an old man’s "cane", a "chain" (to which Frazzle is attached), & finally a "train" which destroys the set.
1st & last leaf
Animation
1st leaf, last leaf
2223 01

2223 02
SCENE
OSCAR teaches the students at the New School for GROUCH Research (Amelia, Luther O'Possum & Essie Silverman) how to say "Blecch." Amelia has trouble, however.
3150 c
Cartoon
A little girl sings "There Is Only One Me."
It Soon Gets Done
Muppets
"Daddy Helps with the Dishes" - 3 families sing about how they help each other doing chores, cooking & homework. They all agree that when they all do it, "It soon gets done!"
3 Turtles
Cartoon
3 turtles present the letter T.
Oranges!!
Film / Animation
Oranges are peeled & sliced in stop motion, & some kids eat them.
Kermit the Frog at Twiddlebug party
Muppets
KERMIT THE FROG COUNTs 6 happy little Twiddlebugs, & when he is finished, the Twiddlebugs have a party.
Happy Sad Vaudeville
Cartoon
Vaudeville duo Herman Happy & Stanley Sad sing a song about how they live up to their names.
2223 03
SCENE
OSCAR teaches the New School for GROUCH Research students how to throw a GROUCH party. Amelia prepares a meal, but OSCAR instructs the students that the operative word is "throw."
M-Mail
Cartoon
M for Mail
Women Can Be
Muppets
A group of female Anything Muppets sing about the many things "Women Can Be."
Ernie new bottlecap
Muppets
On a boring day, ERNIE suggests some ideas to BERT, but then BERT has an exciting idea of HIS own. HE shows off HIS bottlecap collection to ERNIE, who remembers that he found a Figgy Fizz bottle cap -- the very one that BERT needed to complete HIS collection.
1090-10
Film
Peacock
Music: Joe Raposo
400022
Insert
The Alphabet Dancers form the letter T.
Toon boy & plank
Cartoon
A boy has fun with his wood plank.
3853 09
Muppets
The dark-bearded half of The Two-Headed Monster wakes up to argue with itself over whether to go to the zoo or the playground. The two both end up taking naps instead.
Film Who Am I
Song
Olivia sings "The Riddle"
2477 h
Cartoon
When a bird pops a balloon, the balls represent Sad & Happy.
2223 04

2223 05

2223 06
SCENE
OSCAR presides over graduation at the New School for GROUCH Research. Amelia does not make the cut but when OSCAR calls her the worst student he’s ever had, she defiantly explains how proud she is for having tried hard. She even declares herself OSCAR’s best student, to Luther & Essie’s cheers. She then says she’s leaving to start her own "alternative" school: Amelia’s New School for How to Try Hard. She takes Luther, Essie & the GROUCHketeers with her, leaving OSCAR dumbfounded.

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