OSCAR-THE-GROUCH’s Alphabet of TRASH is a 1977 SESAME STREET storybook in which OSCAR THE GROUCH presents his GROUCHY version of the alphabet. Some of the letters provide glimpses into his lifestyle:
D is for "dust" & OSCAR dusts his furniture -- by dumping dust on to his bed & nightstand.
E is for "eggshells", which OSCAR puts into his bed at night "to get a crummy night’s sleep".
G is for "GARBAGE", & the GARBAGE GROUCH arrives w/ OSCAR’s weekly supply.
N is for a "NO-good necktie", which helped OSCAR win the "Worst-Dressed GROUCH of the Year" award.
P is for "patched-up porcupine": "Some people sleep w/ teddy bears, but I prefer a porcupine because it’s so prickly".
V is for "violin": "I love to play the GROUCH Sonata late at night", which he does on his screechy old fiddle, resulting in people tossing GARBAGE at him to stop the NOISE.
W is for "WORM", & OSCAR presents his pet, SLIMEY.
X is for "X-rays", which OSCAR has X-rays of himself, Cookie Monster, a goat, & Sam the Robot.
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