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SESAME STREET
Mumford turns Gordon into a GROUCH
(repeat of 2310)
Air date December 30, 1988
Season SEASON 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Luis Santeiro
Directed by Lisa Simon
Sponsors M, O, 10
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2520

Street Scenes
Picture Segment Description
2310 a

2310 b
SCENE 1
OSCAR & GRUNDGETTA prepare to watch The Amazing Mumford perform a GROUCH magic trick he learned from the Great TRASHerini. Gordon assists in the trick, as Mumford changes lovely-looking shapes into GROUCHY ones. His attempt at changing a circle seem to fail, until they see the trick has made Gordon a GROUCH instead! Mumford heads to the library to find something to reverse the trick, while OSCAR & GRUNDGETTA get acquainted with the new Gordon.
Typewriter
Cartoon
Typewriter: M for magic
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0841)
Put Down the Duckie
Muppets
Hoots tells Ernie to "Put Down the DUCKIE"
(First: Episode 2310)
3991 r
Cartoon
M for Moon (music & sound effects added)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1163)
2609-Bayou
Film
A man takes 2 kids on a boat ride through the Louisiana bayou.
Grover with Eric
Muppets
Grover & Eric observe the differences between fur & skin.
(First: Episode 1642)
Cat Telephone Hubley
Cartoon
A cat catches a TELEPHONE & eats it.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0154)
2310 c
SCENE 2
Susan can’t stand dealing with the GROUCH Gordon & goes to check on Mumford. Just after, Brian drops off a bag of TRASH, which Gordon stakes a claim on, to OSCAR’s frustration. He begins to rummage through it & finds some discarded letter M's (a favorite letter to GROUCHES). GRUNDGETTA, becoming attracted to this new Gordon, joins in as they dig through the bag, while OSCAR runs off in a huff.
1091 07
Cartoon
M in space
(First: Episode 0516)
The Dirtiest Town in the West
Muppets
"The DIRTiest Town in the West"
(First: Episode 1461)
A chicken!!
Cartoon
A man tries to get to sleep, but is woken up by a fly, a chicken & a drum-playing rabbit, all of whom call him on the phone after he throws them out.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0257)
2096 i
Song
Joe Raposo sings "Peanut Butter".
(Re-filmed version)
(First: Episode 1966)
2310 d

2310 e
SCENE 3
Susan, OSCAR & Mumford all return. GRUNDGETTA appears to be the only one who wants Gordon to stay like this, but Mumford tries out his new magic words to fix everything. Gordon remains the same, but now OSCAR has become a proper gentleman.
300012
Cartoon
After the big game, a bird skeleton & an elephant skeleton get their skins mixed up in the locker room. The coach helps them out.
(First: Episode 0774)
SS News Cinderella's dress
Muppets
SESAME STREET News Flash
Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother tries to make a beautiful ball dress appear on Cinderella without success: the gown ends up on Kermit instead.
(First: Episode 2442)
Bellhop 10
Cartoon
The Bellhop must take 10 terriers for a walk.
(First: Episode 2507)
Aardvark edited
Song
Joe Raposo sings "Im an Aardvark" (re-filmed version)
Forgetful Jones Takes a Trip
Muppets
Clementine & Buster the Horse get on a train, & try to tell Forgetful Jones that he’s supposed to get on the train with them, but Forgetful Jones would much rather remember on his own why he’s at the train station. The train leaves just as Forgetful remembers why he’s there.
(First: Episode 1654)
Yoyoman.boygetslost
Cartoon
A boy gets lost, and encounters a man with a yo-yo, who tells him to remember everything he passed.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0408)
Count von Count baseball
Muppets / Celebrity
Mookie Wilson & Keith Hernandez of the New York Mets try to play baseball with Count von Count, but he would rather swing the bat & Count strikes.
(First: Episode 2333)
Ringmaster 10
Cartoon
The Ringmaster treats us to the balancing feats of 10 brown bears.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1336)
Two-Headed Monster Telephone
Muppets
The Two-Headed Monster finds a TELEPHONE, & reads the word.
(First: Episode 1569)
Fire station field trip
Film
A kindergarten class takes a field trip to the fire station.
(First: Episode 1217)
Bae9
Muppets
At the movies, a woman wearing a tall hat sits in front of ERNIE & BERT. She blocks ERNIE’s view, so he asks her if she’d mind taking it off. She does, but when she places the hat on the seat next to her, now BERT’s view is obstructed.
(First: Episode 0538)
Blow nose
Cartoon
I hab a cauld ib by dose.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1170)
Rhyme Out
Insert
Maria, BIG BIRD & Luis have a "Rhyme Out."
(First: Episode 2220)
2341 u
Film
Letter O hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0338)
Toon Orange
Cartoon
O for orange
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0673)
HIYL Bread
Muppets
"Here Is Your Life": Guy SMILEY salutes a loaf of bread.
(First: Episode 0709)
1836 i
Film
Counting the circus clowns.
(First: Episode 0501)
Goldfishsubtraction
Animation
5 goldfish, take away 2, leaves 3.
(First: Episode 2252)
2310-close

2310 f
SCENE 4
OSCAR shows off the flowers he’s picked from a stroll in the woods, while GRUNDGETTA sobs. Mumford tries a new trick, returning OSCAR back to normal. He’s appalled to learn about what just happened.

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