Sesame Street
Oscar learns some Grouch phrases in Spanish
Air date December 20, 1976
Season Season 8 (1976-1977)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Sponsors C, G, 6
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 In the early hours of the morning, Luis strolls over to the Fix-It Shop and discovers the door is already unlocked, then hears a crash from within. He suspects a robber is in the store and calls the police. Two officers show up to catch the culprit, which turns out to be Maria, who also got in early to do some work.
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Cartoon C is for clipper... and captain, crew, cargo, cookies, cantaloupe, cabbage, candy, cake, and corks that the crew eats (some by mistake).
(EKA: Episode 0294)
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Muppets Cookie Monster sings "C is for Cookie"
(First: Episode 0372)
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Cartoon A man gets a letter C in the mail.
(First: Episode 0294)
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Film A dolphin walks backwards on the water.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0278)
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Cartoon C is for Candle (the candle blows back)
(First: Episode 0703)
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Cast On a desert island, a parched Luis finds a coconut, which has a letter C inside.
(First: Episode 0703)
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Cartoon A man weighs five pounds of bubble gum. He chews it all, blows a huge bubble, and flies away.
(First: Episode 0617)
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SCENE 2 Oscar peruses a Spanish dictionary to learn how to tell people to leave his can alone. Mr. Hooper, Maria and Linda pass by and Oscar tells them off in both English and Spanish, then realizes he doesn't know any signs to give to Linda.
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Muppets Ernie & BertThe Count Sleeps Over at Ernie & Bert's (Part 1)
The Count sleeps in Bert's bed while Bert sleeps on the couch. Ernie tells The Count that he can count sheep to get to sleep, but it never dawned on Ernie that the Count never gets tired of counting. He stays up all night counting sheep, to Ernie's detriment.
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Cartoon An owl flies, carrying a sign that says "PELIGRO."
(First: Episode 0787)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert: The Count Sleeps Over at Ernie & Bert's (Part 2)
It's the next morning. The Count had a good night, but he didn't sleep. His counting kept Ernie up, and now Ernie is walking and counting like a zombie.
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Cartoon Jazz #6
(First: Episode 0011)
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Muppets At a library, Cookie Monster asks an Anything Muppet librarian for a box of cookies. The librarian becomes extremely frustrated because Cookie Monster doesn't understand the library doesn't have cookies!
(First: Episode 0926)
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Cartoon A red man tries to get apples from a tree by himself, while a yellow man builds a ladder.
(First: Episode 0779)
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Muppets Ernie & BertBert says it's Ernie's turn to go to the laundromat. He puts numerous things in the laundry basket, including storybooks, cookies, his boots, and a radio. Before long, the basket has no room for the laundry, so he decides to go play baseball instead.
(First: Episode 0458)
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Cartoon A magician tries to make six circles disappear.
(First: Episode 0783)
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Song Luis sings "Three of These Kids" -- three kids are playing basketball, and one is playing baseball.
(First: Episode 0418)
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Film Two boys each have five cents - one has five pennies, one has a nickel. They see a dime along the way, which is worth ten. They ask the man at the store for change for the dime, and he gives them a nickel and five pennies. They spend their pennies, but then they want to buy an ice cream for ten cents and the machine only takes dimes. They give the store man their nickels in exchange for a dime and they share a fudgesicle.
(First: Episode 0132)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and John-John count to 20.
(First: Episode 0476)
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Cartoon A guru counts to twenty.
(First: Episode 0276)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird feels like having a friendly chat with somebody and designates Linda as his conversation partner. Linda, however, is unable to talk, carrying two large packages in her arms.
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Film A little horse gets near and far from the camera.
(First: Episode 0279)
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Cartoon "That's About the Size of It"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0279)
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Muppets At the Ice Follies, Grover is asked by Kermit (in voiceover) to demonstrate Near and Far.
(First: Episode 0904)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Run."
(First: Episode 0372)
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Muppets "The Subway"
(First: Episode 0762)
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Cartoon G is for Glue
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0279)
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Celebrity Edith Ann talks about the time she made a sandwich.
(First: Episode 0890)
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Film Green Tree Snake
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0285)
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Cast David and Maria cooperate to reach the top of the mountain.
(First: Episode 0901)
1095m.jpg Cartoon C is for Canary
(First: Episode 0703)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "I'm an Aardvark."
(First: Episode 0425)
1095o.jpg Cartoon C is for Cowboy
(First: Episode 0703)
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SCENE 4 Everyone is planning a surprise birthday party for Mr. Hooper and concoct a plan to keep it a surprise - they'll each separately buy something for the party to keep him from catching on, while Big Bird ensures he stays inside Hooper's Store until they're done setting up. The party really surprises Mr. Hooper, as he had forgotten the occasion himself.
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Cartoon Letter G drawing with kid voice-over
(First: Episode 0306)
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SCENE 5 Goodbye


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