Sesame Street
Oscar wins the Grouch of the Year Award
Air date February 19, 1973
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Sponsors J, L, 6
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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 David and Luis play two different kinds of music at the same time, starting a music feud. Maria thinks it's a silly fight, but Oscar is delighted. David and Luis apologize to each other and decide to keep their music down, which disappoints Oscar.
LakeLillian
Cartoon A man jumps into a poster of Lake Lillian.
(First: Episode 0347)
Madpainter6
Film The Mad Painter #6
(First: Episode 0335)
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SCENE 2 David carries out a full garbage bag. The bag splits open, making it empty.
Kermit Cookie glass of milk
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit teaches "full" with a full glass of milk until Cookie Monster drinks it all (with a straw). Disgusted, Kermit complains that he didn't want to teach "empty", and asks who can talk about the word "full".
(First: Episode 0081)
Lisforladder
Cartoon L is for Ladder
(First: Episode 0036)
AlphabetDancers-L
Insert The Alphabet Dancers form a letter L.
(First: Episode 0449)
Lisforlunchbox
Cartoon Speech Balloon: L is for Lunchbox
(First: Episode 0031)
CRoberts-Jellybeans
Cartoon A jar is full of jellybeans. The jar becomes empty, while a hungry boy is full.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0322)
Wheredoesgarbagego
Song "Where the Garbage Goes," a song film which explains what happens to garbage after it gets thrown away. (edited)
Music by Peter Schickele
(First: Episode 0077)
Noimage
SCENE 3 Oscar receives a letter from the Disagreeable Order of Grouches (D.O.G.), notifying him that he's won the Grouch of the Year Award. He observes the bad day that David is having, which makes him very happy. When the Grouch judge overhears Oscar saying that he has a glow in his heart, a smile on his lips and a good warm feeling inside, he assumes Oscar isn't the Grouch he was looking for, and looks elsewhere.
J Junkyard (Katz)
Film Js appear in a junkyard.
(First: Episode 0449)
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SCENE 4 The Grouch judge encounters David in Hooper's Store, thinking him to be the Grouch of the Year Award recipient. He offers David a year's supply of dirty socks, then a stack of torn newspapers, angering David even further. Maria giggles at the situation, and soon, so does David. The Grouch judge is confused, until Oscar sets him straight by going off on a tirade about David, the judge, and the contest. The judge, admitting his mistake, gives Oscar the award.
KermTwiddBugParty
Muppets Kermit the Frog counts six happy little Twiddlebugs, and when he is finished, the Twiddlebugs have a party.
(First: Episode 0280)
Eggscookies
Film Counting 11 eggs and one cookie.
(First: Episode 0002)
Cookie11cookies
Muppets Ernie counts out eleven cookies and one egg. Cookie Monster eats the cookies- and then the egg.
(First: Episode 0054)
Noimage
SCENE 5 Luis plays a “Three of These Things” game: three full glasses of milk and one empty glass.
SpeechBalloonLLight
Cartoon Speech Balloon: L for Light
(First: Episode 0147)
L-Luz
Cartoon L es para luz
(First: Episode 0373)
1091-18
Film Empty / full cafeteria (time-lapse)
(First: Episode 0415)
1839zg
Cartoon J family jamboree
(First: Episode 0365)
Wally Ralph rug
Cast Wally and Ralph try to unroll a rug, but a chair in the way presents a problem.
(First: Episode 0323)
Footprints
Cartoon A janitor sweeps up his own footprints the wrong way, then the right way. Just then, a giant centipede leaves tracks all over the floor.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0247)
1091-30
Film George the Farmer demonstrates empty and full.
(First: Episode 0257)
EmptyFullClassroom
Film Empty / full classroom (time-lapse)
Linoleum
Muppets Ernie and Bert sing "La, La, La."
(First: Episode 0321)
WeaverBird
Song Sesame Street Animal Films: Joe Raposo sings "Weaver Bird."
(First: Episode 0372)
Kingfireman-bob Muppets Story: Bob reads "The King and the Fireman", a story about a king who becomes so grateful for being saved by a fireman that he decides to make everyone in the kingdom a firefighter... and soon realizes what a mistake he's made.
(First: Episode 0278)
LakeLillian
Cartoon A man jumps into a poster of Lake Lillian. (repeat)
Noimage
SCENE 6 In a series of quickies, Luis, David, and a kid make mistakes. Big Bird sings “Everyone Makes Mistakes”.
0266.man-mouse
Cartoon A housewife screams because there is a mouse in her house. Her husband's solution is to continually bring in animals to chase it out, with each animal making an even bigger mess than the previous one.
(First: Episode 0240)
Lisforlunchbox
Cartoon Speech Balloon: L is for Lunchbox (Spanish)
Song.EverybodyEats
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Eats."
(First: Episode 0407)
Groverwaiteralphabetsoup
Muppets Waiter Grover: Mr. Johnson wants a bowl of hot alphabet soup, and he really wants it to be hot. He looks to make sure that each letter of the alphabet is in his soup, but he is missing some. By the time Grover brings in all the missing letters, the soup is cold.
(First: Episode 0276)
1095d
Cartoon "I'm six years old today!"
Artist: Jim Simon
(First: Episode 0357)
Noimage
Cast A clown car is full, until the clowns (David, Susan, Gordon etc.) exit the car, making it empty.
FullandEmptyRoom
Muppets An Anything Muppet demonstrates empty by leaving his room, soon Grover and his friends, including Cookie Monster, occupy the room making it full. The Anything Muppet comes in and scares the monsters away leaving it empty.
(First: Episode 0148)
Bob and Hooper assemble L
Cast Bob and Mr. Hooper manage to get L in the right position.
(First: Episode 0147)
Sherlock-L
Muppets Sherlock Hemlock demonstrates the sound of the letter L.
(First: Episode 0251)
EmptyFullPlayground
Film Empty / full playground (time-lapse)
(First: Episode 0415)
Erniebertcountsheep
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie can't sleep, so Bert tells him to count sheep. Ernie tries to count sheep, but it's dull -- so he starts counting fire engines. The noise from the imaginary fire engine wakes Bert up. Bert says that Ernie's waking up the whole neighborhood, and tells him to count something quieter. Ernie counts balloons -- but the balloon gets bigger and bigger, finally bursting with a huge explosion that wakes Bert up again.
(First: Episode 0276)
Film-fullsubway
Film Empty / full subway car (time-lapse)
(First: Episode 0415)
GroverJonJon20
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and John-John count to 20.
Film.Boyvisitsdentist
Film A boy goes to the dentist and gets his teeth cleaned.
Music: Joe Raposo
Toon-B-Beso
Cartoon The 'b' in 'beso' kisses an apple and a duck.
Artist: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0461)
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SCENE 7 The sponsors are announced.


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