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Sesame Street
Oscar opens a Grouch school
Air date January 3, 1975
Season Season 6 (1974-1975)
Sponsors J, L, 2
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Oscar overhears some kids laughing as they pass by; Bob tells him they're on their way to school. Oscar thinks it's silly to go to school when he already knows a lot that he learned from his Uncle Ebenezer Grouch. Oscar opens a Grouch school to pass on his wisdom.
Cartoon "Jazz #2"
(First: Episode 0001)
SCENE 2 David and Susan watch as some older kids attend Oscar's Grouch school, where he has them recite the Grouch pledge, teaches the word โ€œyucchyโ€. They sing โ€œI Love Trashโ€.
Cartoon L is for Ladder
(First: Episode 0036)
Animation Sand L/l
(First: Episode 0632)
SCENE 3 Oscar gives the kids the โ€œGrouch testโ€ which is to have them make someone really angry. They give Oscar some sweets, some flowers and finally, a big kiss, which makes him really angry. He dismisses the class.
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment โ€” Ernie, Bert and Shola discuss the difference between "heavy" and "light".
(First: Episode 0549)
Song "Watch the Dance": A calypso singer points out the body parts of a dancer.
(First: Episode 0654)
Muppets As ominous music plays, the Count walks around his castle, checks out the mirror (he has no reflection), and greets his bats. The mailman (Jim Henson) arrives, with a bunch of letters for Count. The mailman wonders why there are so many letters. The Count says that he wrote them all himself, so he could count them... and then he does.
(First: Episode 0420)
Cartoon A man counts two ears, two eyes, and two arms. He picks up each leg to count two legs, and then falls down.
Animation by Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0406)
Film "Doll House"
(First: Episode 0131)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit stands by a grandfather clock waiting for a mouse to run up it, acting out "Hickory Dickory Dock". Gladys the Cow and a duck show up instead. Finally, a horse comes in and explains that the mouse can't make it. The horse runs through the clock, breaking it.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: L for Light
(First: Episode 0147)
Muppets Ernie and Bert sing "La, La, La."
(First: Episode 0321)
Cartoon L es para luz
(First: Episode 0373)
Song Bob sings "Three of These Things" about three kids playing basketball and one kid sweeping.
(First: Episode 0606)
Muppets Super Grover: Grover Kent sees a lost little girl in trouble and tries to find a phone booth to change in, the same one she wants to use to call home.
(First: Episode 0647)
Cartoon Once there were two men. Each had his own idea. One man told his thought to the other man, then the other man told his idea to the first man. Now both men knew twice as much.
(First: Episode 0268)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Kangaroo Blues."
(First: Episode 0277)
Cartoon L is for Lips
(First: Episode 0147)
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts The Weather Show.
(First: Episode 0385)
Cartoon A shoemaker shows how he measures (human) feet with his ruler.
(First: Episode 0618)
Muppets Ernie & Bert โ€” Ernie has an important note for Bert, but he can't find it. He looks through the trash can for it and finds the note, which is a reminder that it is Bert's day to clean the apartment.
(First: Episode 0255)
Listen My Brother Alphabet Song.jpg
Celebrity Listen My Brother sings their own version of "The Alphabet Song."
(First: Episode 0228)
Cartoon A man talks about the letter J with a jack-in-the-box, whose lid ends up crushing him.
(First: Episode 0071)
Song "Starfish"
(First: Episode 0280)
Cartoon A man has a J under his hat.
(First: Episode 0231)
Muppets Simon Soundman sings a song about finding a (MEOW!) stuck in a tree.
(First: Episode 0406)
Cartoon The letter J
Artists: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0133)
Muppets "The King's Picnic"
(First: Episode 0419)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: L is for Lunchbox
(First: Episode 0031)
Song Joe Raposo asks the musical question, "Which Comes First, the Chicken or the Egg?"
(First: Episode 0276)

Cartoon L es para Lonchera
(First: Episode 0502)
SCENE 4 Big Bird recites a poem about heavy and light.
Cartoon A man jumps into a poster of Lake Lillian.
(First: Episode 0347)
Muppets Ernie explains how a scale can determine what is heavier than another object. With the scale, he was planning to split some cookies with Bert, but can't figure out how to do it. Cookie Monster shows him his way of solving the problem: he eats the cookies off each side of the scale until there are no cookies left. Ernie is disappointed since all he's left with is a "really good scale". Cookie disagrees--he's tasted better.
(First: Episode 0264)
At the doll factory.jpg
Film Women put dolls together and package them at a doll factory.
(First: Episode 0538)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: The Pied Piper has trouble luring mice with his music, but Kermit the Frog lures them by whistling.
(First: Episode 0519)
Cartoon Train #2
(First: Episode 0353)
SCENE 5 The sponsors are announced and the credits roll.

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