Sesame Street
Oscar auditions new Grouches.
(repeat of 0480)
Air date April 18, 1975
Season Season 6 (1974-1975)
Sponsors R, T, 10
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Maria invites the viewer to imagine with her. We imagine that she's as small as a pair of jacks, and frightened by an enormous kitten which Luis brings.
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Cartoon Cat / fat / hat / sat / rat / bat / scat / splat / flat / pat
(First: Episode 0770)
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Film Field of hay (kid voice-overs)
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0504)
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Cartoon Light and heavy (ball and seal)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentJohn-John wants to count backwards. Grover tells him to count backwards from 10, but he has a little trouble.
(First: Episode 0547)
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Film The letter T is a very useful letter.
(First: Episode 0402)
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Cartoon The Typewriter has an electric train.
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Cartoon A girl uses her paint-by-the-numbers set to find an elephant in her picture.
(First: Episode 0510)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird recites a poem he wrote while pretending to be a woodpecker: he banged his beak on a tree all day, and is now bandaged.
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Film Knock knock. Who's there? The woodpecker!
(First: Episode 0437)
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Cartoon Willie Wimple: Land Pollution (litter).
(First: Episode 0527)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: The miller's daughter is in danger of losing her baby if she cannot guess the first name of Rumpelstiltskin. Kermit offers a hotline, Sesame Street-555, for people to call in and help her. The name ends up being Bruce Rumpelstiltskin, but unfortunately for Kermit, he picked the wrong place to hide: the baby's carriage!
(First: Episode 0724)
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Cartoon Light and heavy (bird falls on man)
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Insert Gordon sings "A Kid Like You."
(First: Episode 0731)
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Cartoon Two men hammer a stake into a hole.
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Insert The Alphabet Dancers form the letter T.
(First: Episode 0454)
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Cartoon "Poverty T
(First: Episode 0020)
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Film A letter T drives through a tunnel.
(First: Episode 0454)
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Muppets / Celebrity Lena Horne and the Anything Muppets sing an upbeat version of "The Alphabet Song."
(First: Episode 0575)
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Cartoon A cartoon man (Bob Arbogast) is irritated to find that he has a succession of animal noses.
(First: Episode 0769)
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SCENE 3 A voiceover instructs Maria to try to pick up Mr. Hooper, who is heavy, then to pick up Luis, who is light (because he's chroma-keyed into the shot).
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentErnie, Bert and Shola discuss the difference between "heavy" and "light".
(First: Episode 0549)
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Cartoon A man can't lift heavy barbells.
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Insert Scanimate Films #10
(First: Episode 0134)
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SCENE 4 Mr. Snuffleupagus leads some kids in “Doin' the Snuffleupagus”.
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Cartoon A boy talks about his various moods.
Artist: Bob Kurtz
(First: Episode 0772)
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Muppets An Anything Muppet brings his broken BUS (the word) to a garage for a mechanic to fix up.
(First: Episode 0455)
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Cartoon B ... US! We're on the bus!
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Muppets Kermit the Frog, Smart Person, helps Max Ferbilfeemer (Luis) learn the difference between happy and scared.
(First: Episode 0704)
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Cartoon A girl and elephant show heavy and light.
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Film "Indian Baby Bath"
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0444)
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Cartoon T es para telefono
(First: Episode 0362)
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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)
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Film Counting to 20.
(First: Episode 0421)
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SCENE 5 At Hooper's Store, Oscar prepares to interview a number of Grouches lined up outside. Oscar asks the first applicant what he'd do if he were handed a flowerpot with a flower inside. The applicant says he'd throw it in the wastebasket, but Oscar says a real Grouch would throw away the flower and the pot, and throw the dirt on the floor – which he does, to Mr. Hooper's dismay.
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SCENE 5
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The next applicant comes in. Oscar asks what he'd do with a dirty old torn shirt, and he says he'd wear it to the opera. Oscar counters that a real Grouch would tear the shirt up even further and hang it up on the wall. Next!
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SCENE 5
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Oscar asks the third applicant what they'd do with a bunch of old newspapers. The applicant proceeds to tear them to shreds, dirtying up the store. Oscar lauds this display of Grouchiness, and gives the applicant the job – but the applicant makes the mistake of showing gratitude (a big Grouch no-no). Oscar concludes that it's up to him to keep Sesame Street grouchy.
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Cartoon Men in boxes sound out the word RUN.
(First: Episode 0369)
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Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper tells the mailman that he has a letter for his mother: the letter R.
(First: Episode 0583)
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Film George the Farmer saws the legs off a table.
(First: Episode 0297)
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Muppets "How Do You Do" (Grover and Lena Horne)
(First: Episode 0536)
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Film An osprey flies around.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0293)
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SCENE 6 Luis plays a “Here Are Some Things” game. What goes with the three big circles: the big square or the small circle?
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Film "Ten Song (Song of Ten)" (revised version)
(First: Episode 0021)
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Animation Sand T/t
(First: Episode 0636)
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SCENE 7 The sponsors are announced and the credits roll.


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