OSCAR tells the story of the "Knights of the Broken Table"
(repeat of 2776)
Air date December 17, 1992
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Sponsors F, Z, 19
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Sesame Street

Street Scenes
Picture Segment Description
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In todays GROUCHketeer meeting, OSCAR will read the story of GROUCHelot. As the story begins, King OSCAR & his GROUCH court hold a meeting. King OSCAR is tired of their square table & insists on a round table instead. 1 knight, Sir Complain-a-lot, prefers the square table. They argue until both tables collapse. Princess Grundgavere arrives & suggests they call themselves the Knights of the Broken Table instead. King OSCAR is pleased with this. Back on the STREET, OSCAR teases the next part of the story, then goes into his TRASH CAN while Telly & the kids beg him to finish the story.
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The letter F morphs into cartoon faces.
Doggy Paddle
Joe Raposo sings "Doggy Paddle."
Linda & Gordon Wind
Linda signs the word wind, & Gordon is blown away.
Fruta Garbage
Fruta Manzana sings about keeping the place clean by throwing away fruit peels & apple cores.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
Song Over Under Ukelele
"Would You Like to Go Over?"
Abstract 19
Abstract Count to 19
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OSCAR returns to tell the rest of the story: Sir Worry-a-lot (Telly) wishes to join the King’s court, but first, he must pass some tests. For the first test, he must show he can be GROUCHY for a long time. After being GROUCHY for 2 short times, he manages a long flash of GROUCHiness. King OSCAR & the knights are pleased & announce the next test, administered by Princess Grundgavere. She states that while he may be ready to take the test, she’s not ready to give it. Worry-a-lot begs her to reconsider, as we fade back to the STREET. OSCAR puts the story on hold once more, needing to answer his phone.
Phone booth
A hand draws a telephone booth.
Bip Bippadotta Air
Bip Bippadotta sings about "Air"
Toon Z in space
Z in space
Poetic Waiter Grover
Grover has a new method of remembering orders: he makes up a poem to remember what is ordered, & who ordered it. Mr. Johnson orders a cheeseburger with pickles & fries, which Grover interprets as "Round & tasty on a bun, pickles, french fries, yum, yum, yum!" However, he brings Mr. Johnson a grapefruit on a bun.
The Stranger
"The Stranger" - a song about a Baseball team hesitantly allowing a newcomer to join them who ends up helping them win the game.
Artist: Michael Sporn
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1 child had to leave during OSCARs absence & he continues with the story. The princess, in leu of making Worry-a-lot climb a cactus or skate down a volcano, has him sing a yucky song, but he must remember the words. Worry-a-lot sings the YUCKY song along with her & passes the test. However, before he can become a knight,theres 1 more test - he must find the HOLY PAIL! "It’s a pail with a lot of holes in it" King OSCAR notes. Before OSCAR can continue, the phone rings again & he leaves to answer it.
Hockey player
"¡El juega hockey!"
Cookie Monster bug
Cookie Monster goes on a picnic, with a basket full of cookies. A bug flies by, & tries to get into the basket, buzzing furiously. Cookie Monster tries to give the bug a little cookie if itll go away. The bug refuses, buzzing even more strenuously. Cookie tries a big cookie, but it still refuses. Cookie offers an almond cookie, a raisin cookie, a pistachio nut cookie, & a crunchy granola cookie. He realizes that the little bug doesnt like cookies. All he has left is a letter Z. The bug is excited, & buzzes off with the Z.
Toon if we dare
A poem about changing seasons.
Kids Quilt
A class makes a quilt of their faces.
Bruce Stringbean

Born to Add
Bruce Stringbean, Clarice & the S Street Band perform "Born to Add".
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19 kernels of popcorn pop.
Big Bird Snuffy get the picture
Snuffy & BIG BIRD have trouble taking a picture of themselves, until Gordon takes it for them.
(First: Episode 2548)
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Alphaquest: F
A faucet finishes a fire, & flood of freaky fish.
Toon spider
A spider refuses to quit spinning a web, no matter how badly injured he becomes.
African Alphabet Song
"African Alphabet"
1736 h
Boy & the UP balloons
Wanda the Word Fairy Telephone
Wanda the Word Fairy demonstrates the word TELEPHONE, but is unable to remove the word from the telephone booths. (ending edited)
Lollipop feathers
Lollipop & feathers - what goes where?
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Just for TELLY, OSCAR removes his phone line from the wall, preventing any further calls. As the story continues, Worry-a-lot sets out to find the Holy Pail. He returns instead with the Scrunched-Up Pail & the Missing Handle Pail. He ventures out once more & finds the Holy Pail! Instead of knighting him, King OSCAR instead hides it for Worry-a-lot to find again. This happens several times over, until TELLY, fed-up with the repetitious story, leaves until something else happens.
Twinkle Twinkle red yellow
Red & yellow dots play "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star."
Fay Ray head 1
Fay Rays head moves across the floor from left to right.
Maria & Mike carnival
Carnival barker Mike runs a ball-throwing booth. Maria & Travis decide to try winning a prize by knocking down all the bottles. She tries twice, & knocks some of them down, then she lets Travis try his luck. He not only knocks all the bottles down, but the stand as well! For a prize, he wants the ball, which he obtains by way of reverse footage.
Fay Ray head 2
Fay Rays head moves across the floor from left to right.
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The cycle ends & finally King OSCAR induct Worry-a-lot into the Knights of the Broken Table. The ceremony ends with the singing of the GROUCHelot national anthem. With the story over, GROUCHketeers to scram. He then (begrudgingly) announces the sponsors.

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