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SESAME STREET
GRUNDGETTA gets nice-lessons
Air date February 25, 1992
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Sponsors L, W, 13
This episode guide has been compiled from the NHK episode guides.

2952

Street Scenes
Picture Segment Description
2952 a

2952 b
COLD OPEN
Gina is approached by a man waiting for his student to arrive. He introduces himself as Professor Huggins (played by an on-screen JERRY NELSON), of the Professor Huggins Traveling School of Nice, where he teaches his students how to be nice. GRUNDGETTA, his student, finally arrives. She explains that it’s OSCARs birthday today & so she’s going to surprise him by acting nice, which will make him angry ("The perfect gift for the GROUCH who has everything."). He starts off the lesson with some nice music for them to listen to...the SESAME STREET Theme! GRUNDGETTA runs off in agony.
Hot!
Muppets
The Hispanic community of Anything Muppets sings "It Sure is Hot!"
(First: Episode 2601)
L Lion Hale
Cartoon
L for Lion (poem)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1149)
Film Learning to walk
Film
Footage of a baby learning to walk.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0427)
Spaceship Surprise

Spaceship Surprise TR
Muppets
Spaceship Surprise
The crew lands on the Planet TR, where they are greeted by Trevor Trout.
(First: Episode 2607)
TV Monkeys
Cartoon
2 monkeys argue over what to watch on TV, growing bigger the angrier they get.
(First: Episode 0762)
2952-02
SCENE 1
Professor Huggins catches up with GRUNDGETTA & they begin the lesson. He hands her a broken wheel & a stuffed animal, then sets out some more stuffed animals & sings a musical matching game. GRUNDGETTA successfully matches the animals together, but runs off again when she has to cuddle them all. Huggins decides it’s time for recess.
4122 b j
Cartoon
A mouse riding an armadillo sings a song about 13, his lucky number.
(First: Episode 2828)
4113 z o
Muppets
Ernie & Bert: Caveman Days
Caveman Bert reminds Caveman Ernie (his son) to take out the TRASH. Ernie realizes that his drum can also be used as a WASTEbasket, & is able to take several pieces of GARBAGE to the dump at once instead of 1 at a time.
(First: Episode 2667)
Song Island
Song
A piece of land with water all around it is an "Island"
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 2760)
Why bears smile
Cartoon
"Why Bears Smile" - a story of a bear who learned which body part to cover when sneezing.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1109)
2952 c
SCENE 2
Professor Huggins admits he cannot help GRUNDGETTA; she’s a GROUCH & he can’t change who she really is. But, she can pretend to be nice. He sings her a song with words most nice people use - "How Do You Do, Excuse Me, Thank You, Please." GRUNDGETTA thinks she’s got it, though uses the word "please" accidentally.
1710 w
Cartoon
Typewriter Guy: W, Wall
(First: Episode 0790)
What's My Part? Foot 1

What's My Part? Foot 2
Muppets
Guy Smiley hosts the game show "What's My Part?". The contestants are Bennett Snerf, Arlene Frantic & Professor Hastings & the mystery part is a foot.
(First: Episode 0164)
SpeechBalloonLLight
Insert
Speech Balloon - L for Light
(First: Episode 0147)
I Love Being A Pig LA
Song
"I Love Being a PIG" (Live-action version)
(First: Episode 0572)
Elmo explorer
Insert
Elmo explores SESAME STREET, & observes Susan as she grades test papers.
3827 rap 13
Cartoon
Rap #13
(First: Episode 2547)
Placido Telephone
Muppets
Phil Harmonic hosts another evening at the Nestropolitan Opera, featuring a performance by Placido Flamingo, "The Telephone of Brazil," to the tune of "Funiculì, Funiculà."
(EKA: Episode 2457)
4113 z f
Film
Ornate W's spin around in accompaniment to a song.
3136 z f
Film
"Visiting Iesha": Olivia sleeps over at Iesha’s house, & spends the morning together. Olivia is white & Iesha & her family are black. Next time, Iesha wants to visit Olivia’s family.
(First: Episode 2756)
3189 e
Cartoon
Apple: a riddle
(First: Episode 2889)
2952-Scene3
SCENE 3
Mr. Handford is shocked to see Hooper’s Store in such a messy condition under Gina’s watch. She tells him that OSCAR’s surprise party is going to be held there, billed as a "Come as a GROUCH" party. they both practice acting GROUCHY.
W-Wash
Cartoon
W for Wash
(First: Episode 0485)
2 Headed Monster & Cookie Monster
Muppets
The 2-Headed Monster is in a disagreement about where to go for vacation: the mountains or the seashore. Cookie Monster says he likes both, better than going to Cucamonga for the National Cookie Convention. 2-Head gets inspired, & heads off for Cucamonga, leaving Cookie Monster to choose between the mountains & the seashore.
(First: Episode 2837)
LearningLogo
Film
Some kids learn how to use Logo, a computer programming language, to draw shapes on computers.
(First: Episode 1968)
Dr. Geo Globe
Cartoon
With the help of his assistant, Dr. Geo shows the viewer what a globe is.
(First: Episode 2836)
Geeflegonk
Muppets
Story: "The Geefle & the Gonk"
The Geefle & the Gonk, 2 aliens, learn how to cooperate & gather nectarines together.
(First: Episode 0452)
Zork Coast
Cartoon
Zork lands on the coast of California, where he meets a slick agent.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2687)
Conga Counting Song
Song
"Conga Counting Song"
(First: Episode 2778)
2952-Scene4

2952-Scene 4b
SCENE 4
Mr. Handford invites OSCAR to the store to collect some TRASH as a cover for getting him to the party. GRUNDGETTA shows up in a nice dress & does some last minute reviewing with Professor Huggins. BRUNO brings OSCAR to the store & he’s definitely surprised (though he hates surprises & parties). He’s taken aback by GRUNDGETTA when she speaks so kindly to him.

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