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SESAME STREET
OSCAR leads the GROUCHYtowners on a SESAME STREET tour
(repeat of 2538)
Air date December 5, 1990
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Written by Mark Saltzman
Sponsors B, Q, 6
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Sesame Street season 40 title card

Street Scenes
Picture Segment Description
2538 a
SCENE 1
OSCAR tells the GROUCHketeers at home that he’s expecting visitors today. These are GROUCH visitors from GROUCHYtown, who have never been anywhere else.
2538 b

2538 c
SCENE 1
cont'd
The expected GROUCHYtowners show up at OSCARs TRASH CAN & OSCAR instructs They on how to plan "for niceness." Theyve got their sunglasses in case of smileyfaces, & nose plugs so they won't smell any cookies baking, but WORBY doesnt have a helmet to protect his head from being patted. Just then, they see Bob & Maria waving to someone, & smell his vanilla ice cream cone, but luckily theyve prepared for that already. As they walk past him, he pats WORBYs bare head, which upsets him.
B ballerina banana
Cartoon
B for banana & ballerina
(First: Episode 2515)
Doggy Paddle
Song
Joe Raposo sings "Doggy Paddle."
(First: Episode 1967)
Toon.Up.Down.Up.Down
Cartoon
Various demonstrations of DOWN & UP
(First: Episode 0847)
Ernie & Bert planning for flood
Muppets
Ernie & BERT: Ernie is planning to go to the library, when he hears on the radio that it might rain. So he gets out his umbrella, & puts on his raincoat, rain hat, & galoshes. Then, in case it floods, he takes a bag of groceries & a life preserver. Finally, he makes BERT go to the library with him, so he won’t be stranded in the flood without him.
(First: Episode 1148)
2914.6fish
Animation
COUNTing animals (1 butterfly, 2 FROGS, 3 birds, 4 turtles, 5 bees, 6 fish)
(First: Episode 1700)
2538 d

2538 e
SCENE 2
The GROUCHES observe Gordon ordering a milkshake. OSCAR tells him theyre 1st-time visitors & VELMA offers him a chocolate-covered fish head. He turns it down, but offers her a bite of his turkey salad sandwich, which disgusts her at first, but she tries it anyway. OTTO takes pictures of them w/ the food.
Yellowflower
Animation
Yellow drops don’t want to play with a red ball at first, but they make a good flower together.
(First: Episode 1895)
Girls clap
Film
Five girls play a clapping game.
HIYL Carton Eggs
Muppets
Guy Smiley pays a visit to the dairy section in the super market, where he pays tribute to a carton of eggs. The eggs were laid by Stephanie Chicken who got her nourishment & energy from CORNY THE CORN, who was planted by Farmer Fowler & grown by the SUN & Cloud.
(First: Episode 2661)
0871 l
Cartoon
Hypnotic "Q" rainbow
(First: Episode 0440)
Girlsteps
Film
Examples of people & animals going down.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0406)
Sesame Street News divorced bird
Muppets
SESAME STREET News Flash - Kermit interviews a bird who sings about how her parents still love her even though they don’t live together anymore (though it is not directly stated whether her parents are divorced or separated).
(First: Episode 2695)
6 Soccer Socks
Cartoon
"Six Soccer Socks"
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1670)
2538 f
SCENE 3
OSCAR then points the GROUCHYtowners attention to something disgusting: Bob & Linda, a couple, sitting together. They go near them, but he asks for Them to leave so he can be alone with her. He then gets an idea: he talks to her in sign language without speaking, thus driving the GROUCHES away. As They leave, he pats Worby's unprotected head once again. (OSCAR: "Dont complain to ME, Mr. I-dont-need-a-helmet!")
Carrot
Cartoon
The Carrot (censored version)
Artist: Bruce Cayard.
(First: Episode 1132)
Fay.add4balls
Cartoon
Fay demonstrates addition by placing 4 balls on a table.
Artist: William Wegman
(First: Episode 2612)
3150 r
Muppets
"Sounds of our Lives": Dirk is trying to pop the question to Deirdre, but keeps getting interrupted by sounds, like an alarm clock or a train passing through the house... until he gives up & makes the sound of a slamming door.
(First: Episode 2731)
1186 c
Cartoon
I Love You, in sign language.
(First: Episode 1170)
Grover John-John Backwards
Muppets
GROVERJohn-John COUNT backwards from 10 to 1.
(First: Episode 0547)
Letter B Green & Red
Cartoon
B for boats, bouquet, baby, bonnet, etc.
(First: Episode 1703)
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2538 h
SCENE 4
OSCAR & the annoyed GROUCHYtowners stop by Marias apartment, just as shes about to take a bath, which isnt a MUD bath, to thhem disappointment. Maria drives them away by giving them a whiff of her soap, talking about getting clean, & giving WORBY a pat on the head. "I just cant help being nice", she grins.
ColTravel.England
Cartoon
Colonel Travel takes the viewer on a tour of England.
Look a Little Closer Horse
Song
Bob sings Joe Raposos "Look a Little Closer". (horse) (horse)
(First: Episode 2642)
Bruce Cayard Bear
Cartoon
Big Daniel Boone looks for a bear.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0627)
Big Bird Tony Danza Tennis
Muppets
/
Celebrity
Tony Danza & BIG BIRD play tennis without a ball, & count 20 hits, while KEVIN CLASH announces.
(First: Episode 2170)
Cat Bark
Cartoon
Can a cat bark?
(First: Episode 0859)
Opera-Blending
Muppets
Madame Schwartzhead sings about reading words while her stage manager causes accidents.
(First: Episode 0939)
Quiet Korty
Cartoon
Q for Quiet
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 0441)
2538 i
SCENE 5
Later that day, as OSCAR & the GROUCHYtowners reconvene, WORBY complains hes really sick of being patted on the head, & he wishes he was back in GROUCHYtown. VELMA & OTTO are homesick too, & the 3 sing "Dear Old GROUCHYtown". A sympathetic OSCAR agrees to end the tour & take them to the bus stop.
The Queen of 6
Animation
The Queen of Six explores her garden.
(First: Episode 0223)
I Wish I Had a Friend
Muppets
Bert sings "I Wish I Had a Friend to Play with ME"
(First: Episode 1819)
2269 k
Cartoon
Q for Quarter
Casey Kasem
(First: Episode 0046)
3144 y
Film
A man (voice of Jim Thurman) finds a magic remote control that makes things go up & down. He tests it on various objects. When he presses "down" for a bridge, it crumbles & falls into the river below, prompting him to abandon the remote & slink away. A girl then finds it & makes the bridge go back up.
(First: Episode 2614)
3164 d
Cartoon
A cowboy sings about "Feelings That Are Real."
(First: Episode 0954)
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2538 k
SCENE 6
As the GROUCHYtowners leave 1 by 1, Bob & Linda give them a GROUCHY send-off, which impresses them. WORBY (now wearing a hat) gets a kiss from Linda, & Gina announces the sponsors.

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