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I Love Trash 2
Written by JEFF MOSS
Date 1970
Publisher Festival Attractions, Inc.
First Episode 0095

"I LOVE TRASH" is OSCAR THE GROUCHs GREATEST, MOST POPULAR song ever. It was 1st sung back in SESAME STREET Season 1. The song was re-taped several times as the OSCAR puppet evolved continuously.

OSCAR lists off several special items in his TRASH collection that he admires; including a tattered & worn sneaker that was given to him as a newborn baby by his MOTHER, a 13-month-old newspaper with smelly, old fish wrapped inside, a defective clock, an old telephone, a broken umbrella, & a RUSTY trombone

Earlier taped performances of the song have OSCAR pulling the items he names out of his TRASH CAN. In a later remake, taped during season 22 (for episode 2785), OSCAR steps out of his TRASH CAN area & exhibits his TRASH spread across SESAME STREET.

PerformancesEdit

Image Year Description
0095 with I Love Trash
1970 SESAME STREET

Sung by OSCAR THE GROUCH.

Sesame Street Ride & Trash
1970 The SESAME STREET Book & Record

Sung by OSCAR THE GROUCH.

I Love Trash 2
1970 SESAME STREET

Retaped with the GREEN OSCAR, syncing to audio from The SESAME STREET Book & Record, as do subsequent remakes on the show.

I Love Trash 3
1971 SESAME STREET

Sung by OSCAR THE GROUCH.

HCTP 5
1980 Here Come the Puppets!

Sung by OSCAR THE GROUCH,accompanied by BRUNO THE TRASHMAN on rollerskates & other full-bodied Muppets.

Eileen Prose & Friends Oscar
1980 Eileen & Friends

Sung by OSCAR THE GROUCH.

Garbage 6
1989 The JIM HENSON Hour Episode 109

Sung by K.d. lang

I Love Trash 4
1991 SESAME STREET Episode 2785

Sung by OSCAR THE GROUCH. Originally part of a street story where the cast discusses love, the scene, minus the prologue, later aired as a stand-alone insert.

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1993 SESAME STREET Live - When I Grow Up

Sung by OSCAR THE GROUCH, GRUNDGETTA, COOKIE MONSTER, ELMO, & TELLY MONSTER.

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1997 SESAME STREET EPISODE 3638

OSCAR sings the song "GROUCHES LOVE TRASH" with his niece IRVINE.

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1997 SESAME STREET Live - Elmos Coloring Book

Sung by OSCAR THE GROUCH.

I Love Trash in Elmopalooza
1998 ELMOpalooza!

OSCAR sings the song as part of the "Songs" medley.

Elmopalooza! (CD)
1998 ELMOpalooza! soundtrack

Sung by Steven Tyler.

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1999 SESAME STREET EPISODE 3638

Sung by OSCAR THE GROUCH, backed by 3 GROUCHES Named Moe & Gabi.

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2001 SESAME STREET Live - Everyone Makes Music

Sung by OSCAR THE GROUCH.

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2002 SESAME STREET 4-D Movie Magic

A chorus line of stinky socks sing a brief portion of the song during during OSCARs imagination sequence where SESAME STREET is completely turned into a vast GARBAGE dump.

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2008 SESAME STREET Live - Elmos GREEN Thumb

Sung by OSCAR THE GROUCH.

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2009 A Capitol Fourth

Sung by OSCAR THE GROUCH.

I Love Trash on Bonnie Hunt
2009 The Bonnie Hunt Show

OSCAR sings the first chorus, & adds that itll cost 50 cents to hear more of the song.

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Plaza SÉSAMO

A Multimonstruo who loves TRASH, performed a rock version of this song.

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2012 JIM HENSONs Musical World

Performed as part of the "SESAME STREET medley," sung by Elmo, Ernie, Bert, Cookie Monster, Gordon, Bob, Susan, Leela, Gina, Alan & Maria.

I Love Trash The Colbert Report
2013 The Colbert Report

Stephen Colbert, OSCAR THE GROUCH & BIG BIRD sing a portion of the song.

SS Live I Love Trash
2017 SESAME STREET Live - Lets Party!

OSCAR performs a remixed version of the song.

I Love Trash animated
2018 SESAME STREETs YouTube Channel

An animated lyric video of the song features OSCAR dropping into his TRASH CAN to show off his collection, & includes cameos from OSCARs MOTHER, GRUNDGETTA, BRUNO THE TRASHMAN, IRVINE, an orange GROUCH, OSCARs sister, BUNNY, GRANDPA GROUCH, as well as COOKIE MONSTER, Grover, & ELMO.

I Love Trash at Caroll Spinney's Retirement
2018 CAROLL SPINNEYs retirement party

Sung by OSCAR THE GROUCH, Sonia Manzano & GRUNDGETTA.

Variations

Image Year Description
Flip & Oscar sing I Love Trash
1970 The Flip Wilson Show

OSCAR & Flip Wilson sing a unique version of the song, with additional lyrics.

Big 80s Trash
1980s SESAME STREET

OSCAR digs through a giant TRASH CAN & sings about the large items in IT, like an oversized "ratty old comb." A clip of this version appears in the special SESAME STREET All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars & STREET Forever!

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1997 SESAME STREET EPISODE 3612

OSCAR sings the song with lyrics about his PETS (SLIMEY, FLUFFY, IAGO, SPOT & LASSIE), as a plea for them to come HOME.

Grouchketeers Love Trash
1998 The Three GROUCHketeers

Telly, Zoe & Grover each sing a verse of the song with changed lyrics to suit their respective personal interests.

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2000 SESAME STREET EPISODE 3891

When OSCAR finds Felix the GROUCH polishing some of his TRASH, he sings "I LOVE TRASH," while Felix sings about how he loves to clean.

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2018 Puppets for Puppetry

OSCAR THE GROUCH Bobby Moynihan sing an altered version of the song in honor of CAROLL SPINNEY.

LyricsEdit

"I LOVE TRASH"
Oh, I LOVE TRASH!
Anything DIRTY or DINGY or DUSTY!
Anything RAGGED or ROTTEN or RUSTY!
Yes, I LOVE TRASH!
If ya REALLY wanna see somethin' TRASHY, look at this! (OSCAR grabs an old tattered sneaker from the inside of his TRASH CAN.)

I have here a sneaker thats tattered & worn!
Its all full of holes & the laces are torn!
A gift from my MOTHER the day I was born!
I LOVE it because its TRASH!

Oh, I LOVE TRASH!
Anything DIRTY or DINGY or DUSTY!
Anything RAGGED or ROTTEN or RUSTY!
Yes, I LOVE TRASH!
Heres some more ROTTEN stuff! (OSCAR grabs an old smelly newspaper from the inside of his TRASH CAN.)

I have here some newspaper 13 months old!
I wrapped fish inside it; its smelly & cold!
But I wouldnt trade it for a big pot a gold!
I LOVE it because its TRASH!

Yes, I LOVE TRASH!
Anything DIRTY or DINGY or DUSTY!
Anything RAGGED or ROTTEN or RUSTY!
Yes, I LOVE TRASH
Now look at the rest a this JUNK!! (OSCAR gets an old clock, telephone, & trombone each from the inside of his TRASH CAN.)

Ive a clock that wont work!
& an old telephone!
A broken umbrella, a RUSTY trombone!
& I am delighted to call 'em my own!
I LOVE 'em because theyre TRASH!

Oh, I LOVE TRASH!
Anything DIRTY or DINGY or DUSTY!
Anything RAGGED or ROTTEN or RUSTY! (OSCAR takes the broken umbrella off the side of his TRASH CAN & he puts it inside his TRASH CAN.)
Yes, I LOVE, I LOVE, I...LOVE TRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSH! (OSCAR ducks right back down into his TRASH CAN)

Notes

[Spoken]
Just look at it all! What a beautiful junky mess of rotten, rusty, mangy, musty, crummy, beautiful TRASH!

"GROUCHES LOVE TRASH" version
OSCAR (spoken): Okay now, IRVINE, listen up. Im going to remind you what it means to be a GROUCH!

(sung)

Oh, GROUCHES LOVE TRASH!
Anything DIRTY or DINGY or DUSTY!
Anything RAGGED or ROTTEN or RUSTY!
Yes WE LOVE TRASH!

IRVINE: Heh!

I have here a sneaker that's tattered & worn!
Its all full of holes & the laces are torn!
A gift from my MOTHER the day I was born!
I LOVE it because its TRASH!

(Throws the worn, torn sneaker behind him & the sound of a cracked window is heard)

Oh, WE LOVE TRASH!
Anything DIRTY or DINGY or DUSTY!
Anything RAGGED or ROTTEN or RUSTY!
Yes, WE LOVE TRASH!

I have here some newspaper 13 months old!
I wrapped fish inside it; its smelly & cold!
But I wouldnt trade it for a big pot a gold!
I LOVE it because its TRASH!

(Throws the fish wrapped in newspaper behind him & IRVINE starts to sing, well sing in baby words)

Oh, WE LOVE TRASH!
Anything DIRTY or DINGY or DUSTY!
Anything RAGGED or ROTTEN or RUSTY!
Yes, WE LOVE, WE LOVE, WE..LOVE TRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSH!

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