Sesame Street
Oscar wins the Grouch of the Year Award
(repeat of 0476)
Air date April 16, 1975
Season Season 6 (1974-1975)
Sponsors J, L, 6
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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.
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Cartoon A magician tries to make six circles disappear.
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Muppets Waiter Grover: Grover serves Mr. Johnson a bowl of chicken soup. Johnson says that he can't eat the soup, and Grover can't guess why. "That settles it," Johnson sighs. "From now on, I'm bringing my lunch to work in a paper sack." He finally explains to Grover that he can't eat the soup because he doesn't have a spoon.
(First: Episode 0358)
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Cartoon Donnie Budd counts six snails, six ships, and six whales.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0324)
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Film A gorilla sits on a park bench with a lunchbox full of bananas. Noticing the woman seated beside him, he decides to share his bananas with her. She keeps answering "YES" every time the gorilla offers one until he runs out of bananas.
(First: Episode 0524)
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Muppets An Anything Muppet sings "I'm Cold" in the middle of a blizzard.
(First: Episode 0368)
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Cartoon A square is fit into many different things, such as a truck, window, television, etc.
(First: Episode 0316)
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SCENE 2 Luis plays a “Three of These Things” game: three full glasses of milk and one empty glass.
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Cartoon A postal worker tells the viewer what the post office is good for.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
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Film A girl puts on her coat all by herself.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0622)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — Bert is trying to write a letter to Mr. Rogers, but finds it difficult when Ernie operates his electric fan right next to him. Bert blows up at Ernie and says he is "hot and bothered," and Ernie has just the thing for that: more cool air.
(First: Episode 0544)
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Cartoon I've got some (hair), I've got more, but I've got the most.
(First: Episode 0524)
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Muppets Alphabet Chat: Lord Chatterly's poem on the letter L ends in chaos as usual.
(First: Episode 0762)
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Animation Sand L/l
(First: Episode 0632)
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Cartoon A man jumps into a poster of Lake Lillian.
(First: Episode 0347)
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SCENE 3 David carries out a full garbage bag. The bag splits open, making it empty.
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Film Some clowns, more clowns
(First: Episode 0563)
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Animation The Queen of Six explores her garden.
(First: Episode 0223)
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Muppets Sherlock Hemlock tries to figure out why there is a mess outside. He speculates that the Twiddlebugs made a mess after a Twiddlebug dance.
(First: Episode 0178)
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Song "Cow Dog Song"
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Cartoon A little girl shows the building and apartment where she lives -- both with the number 6.
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: The Count ruins Kermit's opportunities to interview The Three Little Pigs and the Seven Dwarves by counting them.
(First: Episode 0569)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: L is for Lunchbox
(First: Episode 0031)
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Insert The Alphabet Dancers form a letter L.
(First: Episode 0449)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: L is for Lunchbox (Spanish)
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Muppets Ernie (playing Robin Hood) auditions Anything Muppets to be his Merry Men. After screening two individuals who don't meet the requirements, Harvey Kneeslapper is sent in laughing. Ernie thinks he's found a merry man and hires him immediately, but following a string of incessant jokes, decides he's too merry after all and fires him.
(First: Episode 0480)
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Film A film of butterflies
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0406)
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SCENE 4 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.
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Film Kids narrate a film about bank tellers and the machines they use.
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SCENE 5 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.
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Cartoon Jughead Jones's J story
(First: Episode 0231)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Grover learns what Kate wants to be when she grows up.
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Cartoon "The J Commercial:" Two boys scrutinize a J, saying it looks like a fish-hook. A resonant voice (Gary Owens) informs them that it's the letter J. This leads to a jazzy story about Joe. Moral: "Don't jive a judge by jamming a junebug."
(First: Episode 0009)
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Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: Cookie Monster helps Ernie match mittens, shoes, and gloves and put them away. Guess how he puts away two matching cookies.
(First: Episode 0135)
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Cartoon A dog answers "Yes" to every question.
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SCENE 6 In a series of quickies, Luis, David, and a kid make mistakes. Big Bird sings “Everyone Makes Mistakes”.
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Cartoon A boy acts out his feelings as animals. ("There's a zoo in me!")
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Polly recite the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0281)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: L--Loud
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Film "La Maldita Iguana" (mariachi song)
(First: Episode 0544)
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Muppets The Count sings "The Song of the Count."
(First: Episode 0469)
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Cartoon The Typewriter: L for lion
(First: Episode 0762)
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SCENE 7 The sponsors are announced.


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