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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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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.
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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
Doggy Paddle
Song
Joe Raposo sings "Doggy Paddle."
Toon.Up.Down.Up.Down
Cartoon
Various demonstrations of DOWN & UP
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.
2914.6fish
Animation
Counting animals (1 butterfly, 2 FROGS, 3 birds, 4 turtles, 5 bees, 6 fish)
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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.
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.
0871 l
Cartoon
Hypnotic "Q" rainbow
Girlsteps
Film
Examples of people & animals going down.
Music: Joe Raposo
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).
6 Soccer Socks
Cartoon
"Six Soccer Socks"
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
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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.
Fay.add4balls
Cartoon
Fay demonstrates addition by placing 4 balls on a table.
Artist: William Wegman
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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.
1186 c
Cartoon
I Love You, in sign language.
Grover John-John Backwards
Muppets
GROVERJohn-John COUNT backwards from 10 to 1.
Letter B Green & Red
Cartoon
B for boats, bouquet, baby, bonnet, etc.
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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)
Bruce Cayard Bear
Cartoon
Big Daniel Boone looks for a bear.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
Big Bird Tony Danza Tennis
Muppets
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Celebrity
Tony Danza & BIG BIRD play tennis without a ball, & count 20 hits, while KEVIN CLASH announces.
Cat Bark
Cartoon
Can a cat bark?
Opera-Blending
Muppets
Madame Schwartzhead sings about reading words while her stage manager causes accidents.
Quiet Korty
Cartoon
Q for Quiet
Artist: John Korty
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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.
I Wish I Had a Friend
Muppets
Bert sings "I Wish I Had a Friend to Play with ME"
2269 k
Cartoon
Q for Quarter
Casey Kasem
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.
3164 d
Cartoon
A cowboy sings about "Feelings That Are Real."
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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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