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Oscar tries to take a silly photo for the Grouch Gazette picture contest
Air date May 9, 1972
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Sponsors T, U, 7

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Susan asks the kids about the longest words they know. Big Bird responds by singing "ABC-DEF-GHI."
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Cartoon T is for Trash and Ticket
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0020)
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Cartoon Poem about T words
Voice: Bob Arbogast
(First: Episode 0024)
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Muppets Lefty tries to sell Ernie a STOP sign.
(First: Episode 0134)
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SCENE 2 Oscar the Grouch reads that The Grouch Gazette is holding a contest - the reader who sends in the silliest photo receives a free, week-long trip to the dump of their choice.
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Cartoon T for top
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0298)
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SCENE 3 Oscar has taken a photo of Tom getting splashed with water from the Hooper's Store faucet, but he doesn't feel it's silly enough. Susan comes past with her arms full of papers. She sneezes and sends the papers flying, making for a great photo.
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Cartoon Number count to 20 (w/ cameo appearance by Cookie Monster), followed by cast list at the end.
(First: Episode 0350)
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Film Mad Painter #7
(First: Episode 0314)
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Cartoon Jazz #7 (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 0281)
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SCENE 4 Oscar tries to get the silliest picture of all by positioning a bucket of confetti over a door, as he climbs up a ladder to pull at the right moment. However, because of where he's positioned the ladder, he and the bucket fall over when Bob comes through the door. Susan snaps a photo of the silly occasion.
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Cartoon The O in STOP bounces around, and the other letters ask it to stop.
(First: Episode 0149)
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Muppets Cookie Monster explains the purpose of the Bus Stop sign, however the bus zooms pasts him. Resulting in Cookie Monster ripping the part of the sign mentioning STOP.
(First: Episode 0192)
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Cartoon Seven monsters cause havoc in a village. (shown in English, then Spanish)
Artists: Maurice Sendak, Fred Calvert
(First: Episode 0258)
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Muppets Grover the Assistant: Grover volunteers to assist the Amazing Mumford in his suspension act. Grover will get on top of a platform, and Mumford will pull the pillar off from underneath, and the platform will not fall. The trick works, so Grover decides to try it himself, with Herry Monster as his assistant. Grover can't pull it off, and Herry falls.
(First: Episode 0292)
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SCENE 5 Oscar's photos are developed at Hooper's. He's surprised to see the photo of him in the bunch. Everyone agrees it's the silliest one and Oscar reluctantly decides to send it in. He tells Susan that since she took the photo, she'll be joining him at the dump if it wins.
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Film "I Am a Letter" - Vocalists sing a song describing the process of how mail is sent.
(First: Episode 0143)
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Cartoon T is for Television
(First: Episode 0024)
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Muppets Western: Four Anything Muppet cowboys put up a Wanted poster for "the Great Cookie Thief", who's been stealing cookies from all the bakeries in these here parts. Cookie Monster is standing in front of the poster, and the others suspect that he's the Great Cookie Thief -- he has the same googly eyes, the same blue fur, and the same Western hat. They confront Cookie Monster, but he denies the charge: "Not have same mustache!" He shouts, "Look over there!" -- and while they're distracted, he draws a mustache on the poster. They apologize -- but then Cookie Monster takes off his hat, and cookies fall out. The Great Cookie Thief makes his escape.
(First: Episode 0276)
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Celebrity Rev. Jesse Jackson recites "I Am - Somebody."
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Animation A 3 looks for its house.
(First: Episode 0292)
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Celebrity Rev. Jesse Jackson recites "I Can Do."
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Cartoon Batman and Robin attempt to capture the Joker, but also teach a lesson about crossing the street safely. Holy manhole!
(First: Episode 0090)
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Celebrity Rev. Jesse Jackson recites "Nation Time."
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Muppets Kermit the Frog sings "Bein' Green".
(First: Episode 0087)
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Cartoon T is for Television (Spanish version)
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SCENE 6 Luis explains that he loves the letter T because some of his favorite Spanish foods begin with T.
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Muppets Ernie has four apples, and wants to draw the number 4, showing that he has four apples. However, Cookie Monster wants to eat an apple, so Ernie crosses out the 4 and draws a 3. Then Cookie Monster decides not to eat the apple, causing Ernie to have to cross out the 4 again and draw another 3, over and over again.
(First: Episode 0140)
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Cartoon A dog learns about U.
(First: Episode 0131)
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Film "It's an Otter!"
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0284)
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Muppets A trio of Anything Muppet hippies sing "The Garden," with cameos from Cookie Monster and Grover.
(First: Episode 0266)
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Cast A man with a British accent narrates a limbo sketch in which Gordon and Bob share bubbles and a book.
(First: Episode 0316)
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Cartoon La letra T es para tigre, tomate, taxi, toro, telefono, televisión, y el terrible tiburon.
(First: Episode 0351)
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Cartoon A man talks about the capital T, but the top line slides down, forming a lowercase one. (Spanish version)
(EKA: Episode 0324)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Take a Breath."
(First: Episode 0347)
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Cast The cast and some kids appear on a row of chairs, illustrating none, some and all.
(First: Episode 0332)
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Film Kids comment over footage of an eagle's view of different kinds of roads.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0377)
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SCENE 7 Bob and Luis sing "Loud and Soft."
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Film The letter T is a very useful letter.
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Cartoon T for top (repeat)
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SCENE 8 Goodbye


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