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SESAME STREET
GROUCH vacation maps/car trip gone wrong
Air date May 5, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Luis Santeiro
Directed by Lisa Simon
Sponsors D, X, 11

X Train

Street Scenes
Picture Segment Description
2610 a

2610 b
SCENE 1
Gordon finds OSCAR & GRUNDGETTA ARGUING over triangles & squares. They happen to represent two different GROUCH vacations - the Triangle Vacation stops at three destinations, while the Square Vacation stops at four. Neither of them are interested in traveling, they just want to ARGUE.
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.
ProfDavid
Muppets / Cast
Professor David lectures his class on trees. He says they’re only good for looking at & leaning against, but they mention other uses for them.
Toon String
Cartoon
Different ways to use a string
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
Bert & Ernie 10
Muppets
Ernie & Bert: Through his binoculars, Ernie observes Bert reading the newspaper, even though he’s closer to Bert than he need be.
1800-27
Cartoon
The Ringmaster displays 11 purple pooches.
Animation by Jeff Hale
Empty Full Classroom
Film
Empty / full classroom (time-lapse)
2610-Closed
Cast
Linda teaches a kid how to sign the word CLOSED. (remake)
Lightbulb subtraction
Cartoon
Lightbulbs subtract from 5 to 0.
Artist: Fred Garbers
London guard
Muppets
SESAME STREET News Flash -In London, KERMIT tries to talk about the London Fog, but is interrupted by the London FROG, a Grenadier Guardsman carrying "The Famous London Log", & a London Hog. By the time he’s ready to talk, the Fog has evaporated, & the others gather around to dance the London Clog.
1186 g
Cartoon
Consonant Sound Limerick: D—Dog
Artist: Jeff Hale
1709 u
Muppets
The Two-Headed Monster shares a pair of headphones.
Animals eat crunchy
Cartoon
Animals who eat crunchy things have nice teeth.
SS-1396-S4
Insert
R2-D2 falls in love with a fire hydrant.
Joe's Lap
Cartoon
Joe’s Lap (limerick)
Big Kids Cry
Muppets
"Big Kids Cry"
X night sky
Cartoon
The letter X
Bald eagle
Film
Bald eagle (child voice-overs).
Music by Joe Raposo
Nancy Einstein ice cubes
Cartoon
Dr. Nancy Einstein does some experiments with ice cubes.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
2356-18
Muppets
Monsterpiece Theater: Chariots of Fur
Toon chicken heart
Cartoon
What if we celebrate Valentine’s Day with chickens instead of hearts?
X Train
SCENE 2
OSCAR & GRUNDGETTA seem to be arguing again, now over the letter X & a train. They tell Gordon they’re actually preparing for a song about the "X TRAIN," a favorite method for GROUCH vacations. They’re backed up by a pair of GROUCH conductors.
2481-Perro
Cartoon
Es un perro
Elmo & Telly for Beat the Time
Muppets
Beat the Time: Elmo must bring in 3 items that start with "SN" within thirty seconds. They turn out to be a man’s snack of nuts & raisins, a sneaker (worn by Telly Monster), & finally, the massive Mr. Snuffleupagus! As his prize, he is given a snowman wearing a snorkel.
2610-Sand X
Animation
Sand Alphabet: L / l
Alaluna
Film
An Hispanic boy gets up, gets dressed, & goes to school as Spanish music plays (A la luna no voy yo).
Curious Man Cartoon
Cartoon
A man recites a poem about how curious he is.
2610 c
SCENE 3
Gordon, Susan & Miles are going to the lake for a nice picnic, but their car won’t start. OSCAR & GRUNDGETTA are upset that the family doesn’t get angry. While Susan works on the car, Gordon reads Miles a poem from "Under the Shady Tree." The car breaks down again, so Gordon & Miles pretend to have a tantrum to please the GROUCHES, then calmly return to their book.
Doggy Paddle
Song
Joe Raposo sings "Doggy Paddle."
Radio exercise
Muppets
Ernie & Bert - Ernie turns on the radio to hear his favorite exercise show, Get Moving. He engages the viewer to do all the exercises he does, such as touching toes & jumping. Bert joins in, & has so much fun jumping that he doesn’t notice that his favorite program, Pigeons in the News, is coming on.
2610-Ds
Animation
Where do the Ds fit?
Maria Martina
Cast / Celebrity
Maria interviews Martina Navratilova about her victory against Luis, but the replay tapes show she had trouble going over the net to shake hands.
4131 z f
Cartoon
Rap #11
2610 d

2610 e

2610 f
SCENE 4
Susan returns from the car parts store empty handed, putting their vacation to an end. The GROUCHES are pleased, until the family decides to postpone their trip to the lake & heads to the park. The GROUCHES leave in a huff while BIG BIRD announces the sponsors.

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