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Sesame Street
Oscar enters The Daily Grouch poetry contest
Air date May 3, 1972
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Sponsors A, C, 3
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Tom introduces one of today's letters - C. Big Bird remembers that something he wanted to buy from Hooper's Store begins with C, but he can't remember what. Tom finds various C-word items on the shelves, but none are what Big Bird wants. He finally remembers he wants some strawberry ice cream, in a cone.
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Cartoon C is for clipper... and captain, crew, cargo, cookies, cantaloupe, cabbage, candy, cake, and corks that the crew eats (some by mistake).
(First: Episode 0253)
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Muppets Monsters, including an early Grover, Cookie Monster and Beautiful Day Monster, pass on the message, "See." The wide shot reveals that the monsters were whispering about the Letter C.
(First: Episode 0089)
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Muppets Simon Soundman has the viewers guess what sound he is making. He makes the sound of a train, car, and a horse. When Simon makes the sound of the horse, a cowboy uses his lasso to capture Simon, mistaking him for a real horse.
(First: Episode 0294)
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SCENE 2 Rafael and Bob sing "No Matter What Your Language."
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Cartoon Adding up five ladybugs and five lizards
(First: Episode 0277)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Kermit and Brian talk about colors.
(First: Episode 0130)
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Song "Doll House"
(First: Episode 0131)
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Muppets Grover has a box that can make the sound "ding-ding". However Grover can't make it to sound right so he attempts to fix it. When it's fixed and says "ding-ding", Cookie Monster comes because he thinks he heard the dinner bell ring and eats the box.
(First: Episode 0286)
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Cartoon Train #2
(First: Episode 0353)
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Film Kids identify pairs of animals in a zoo.
(First: Episode 0364)
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SCENE 3 Susan and Bob try to help Oscar with the poetry contest in his Daily Grouch newspaper; the paper provides the first line and the reader creates the second. Susan and Bob come up with nice rhymes based on their surroundings, but Oscar opts for more Grouchy ones.
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Cartoon C - Cake
(First: Episode 0153)
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Muppets Cookie Monster sings "C is for Cookie."
(First: Episode 0372)
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Cast Gordon and Bob assemble a letter C.
(First: Episode 0153)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” At the beach, Ernie notices that Bert is missing; all he sees is Bert's hat. Sherlock Hemlock helps find Bert, and in the process, discovers that Ernie accidentally buried Bert under the sand.
(First: Episode 0278)
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Film George the Farmer demonstrates in and out.
(First: Episode 0293)
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SCENE 4 Rafael puts his hand in a hat and pulls out a rabbit. Susan puts a coin in a machine and out comes a snack treat. Bob throws a candy wrapper in Oscar's trash can, but Oscar tosses it out.
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: C - Cap
(First: Episode 0154)
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Cast At the Peaceful Hour Restaurant, head waiter David teaches new hire Maria about the IN and OUT doors to the kitchen. This causes problems for fellow waiter Bob, as Tom can't remember which doors to use (and the song he was taught to remember it). Eventually, he comes up with a three-step plan - he applies the words IN and OUT to the doors, then he quits.
(First: Episode 0363)
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Muppets Ernie finds a big yellow ball, which belongs to Herry Monster.
(First: Episode 0191)
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Animation Bridge Dot & Hill A-1
(First: Episode 0146)
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SCENE 5 Susan and the kids dress pictures of kids for different weather conditions.
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Film Kids count 20 penguins going down a slide.
(First: Episode 0232)
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Muppets Grover and Oscar recite the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0229)
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Animation Dot & Hill A-2
(First: Episode 0146)
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Cast Gordon and Bob play with inflatable toys and are ready to put them in their box. However, the box needs two hands to be opened and only remains opened for a short time. The two struggle to put their things away until they cooperate.
(First: Episode 0296)
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Muppets Jerry Nelson narrates a letter F joining U and N to make the word FUN. They celebrate with streamers and confetti.
(First: Episode 0178)
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Cartoon An ape escapes from the A train and heads over to a birthday party.
(First: Episode 0293)
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SCENE 6 Big Bird uses the Hooper's Store phone to call his Cousin Freddy, who resides in the Bird Building of the local zoo. Tom and the kids listen in as Big Bird gets connected to other exhibits and they guess what they are based on the animals sounds.
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Muppets The Martians find a telephone.
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Two is You and Me."
(First: Episode 0375)
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Cartoon The uses of water (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 0278)
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SCENE 7 Dexter Dolphin is using Oscar's swimming pool for tricks. Oscar tells Susan to watch closely...
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Film A dolphin walks backwards on the water.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0278)
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Cartoon Donnie Budd sings a two-step for pairs of animals.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0342)
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Film The Mad Painter #2
(First: Episode 0309)
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Cartoon The uses of water
(First: Episode 0139)
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Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper looks inside a paper bag and laughs and asks his next victim, "Wanna see?" The man says yes, so Harvey puts a letter C on him.
(First: Episode 0294)
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Cartoon A man gets a letter C in the mail.
(First: Episode 0294)
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Animation Dot & Hill A-3
(First: Episode 0146)
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SCENE 8 Goodbye


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