Sesame Street
Oscar's Grouchketeer meeting
Air date February 22, 1978
Season Season 9 (1977-1978)
Sponsors K, S, 8
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Luis, Susan and Mr. Hooper trick Oscar into a demonstration of “away from” – they knock on Oscar’s can, and Oscar tells each of them to get away from him. When he gets wise to their trick, he drives them away from his can with a foul-smelling grouch omelet.
Cartoon A girl shows how good she is at drawing buildings.
(First: Episode 0454)
Film A man makes a shadow puppet of a swan.
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — It's a sunny day at the beach, and Bert remembered to bring everything. Ernie, however, only brought an umbrella in case it rains... which it does.
(First: Episode 0284)
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Film Alphabet Bates writes a letter S in the sky.
(First: Episode 0063)
Muppets "Sammy the Snake"
(First: Episode 0278)
Superman S.jpg
Cartoon Superman demonstrates the letter S and some of the words it stands for.
(First: Episode 0136)
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Insert Musical Bridge #2: close-ups of guitars, an organ, and drums.
(First: Episode 0632)
Video Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
SCENE 2 Some kids add stick-on animals to Big Bird’s picture of an African plain.
Animation "The King of Eight"
(First: Episode 0225)
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts "The Trading Game" with contestants Oscar the Grouch and Sally Screamer.
(First: Episode 0279)
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Cartoon A boy looks for the telephone as it rings.
(First: Episode 0684)
Film Hamburger bun factory
(First: Episode 0615)
Muppets News Flash
A princess claims that the man she intends to marry has small ears, bulgy eyes, and a funny voice, wears a hat and coat, and is a frog. Kermit is the only one who fits that description, so she kisses him and, in a puff of smoke, she turns into a frog. Kermit invites her to "the hop", and she accepts.
(First: Episode 0859)
SCENE 3 Big Bird and the kids play a “Three of These Things” with cutouts of three animals and one tree.
Film A man makes a shadow puppet of an elephant.
(First: Episode 0593)
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Cartoon Counting 10 to 1.
(First: Episode 0480)
Film Joe Raposo sings "Look a Little Closer". The object is a tire.
(First: Episode 0147)
Cartoon A boy counts 10 stairs as he climbs them with his sack of toys.
(First: Episode 0997)
Film Corn grows in a field. (edited)
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0082)
Muppets Roosevelt Franklin says his ABCs.
(First: Episode 0103)
Cartoon Footprints move over to the tune of "Here Are Some Things".
(First: Episode 0505)
SCENE 4 Oscar holds a Grouchketeer meeting, where he sends them off on a treasure hunt for three grouchy things. One comes back with three moldy pieces of bread; another returns with three wilted flowers; the next one comes back with three old shoes. All three of them make a grouchy face.
Celebrity Helen Reddy sings "I Make Up Songs."
(First: Episode 0774)
Film A man and children observe the life along the river.
(First: Episode 0409)
Cartoon S is for snow, Santa, and sleigh.
(First: Episode 0134)
Film The Mad Painter #8
(First: Episode 0326)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment —: Grover and his friend Debo notice the letter "S" sitting on a brick wall. He exclaims that the letter is an old friend, and shouts, "Hey, S, babyyyy!" and slaps it off the wall. He remarks, "I hope he did not take that personally."
(First: Episode 0467)
SCENE 5 Oscar sees the Grouchketeers playing, so he gets them to settle down before they end the meeting. He asks them what they had for breakfast today, and then figures out that that’s why they were playing, so he suggests they have nothing for breakfast, like he does. Susan then tells Oscar that even Grouches need breakfast so they will have energy to be nasty. Oscar starts thinking of the nasty things he can have for breakfast tomorrow.
Animation Sand K/k
(First: Episode 0645)
Cartoon "K" - Kangaroo - A man (voiced by Gary Owens) explains what a kangaroo is, and ends up in the pouch of one.
(First: Episode 0141)
Cast Maria and David find two sets of sacks, which have incorrect numerical labels.
(First: Episode 0505)
Cartoon In rhyme, a man points out animals who stole and/or ruined his clothing.
(First: Episode 0778)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Jerry Nelson counts 20 backflips performed by a monkey.
(First: Episode 0217)
Cartoon Triangles are found in various things such as a see-saw, ice cream cone, etc.
(First: Episode 0544)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Elk feeding.
Music: Robert Dennis
(First: Episode 0793)
Muppets Salesman Harvey Kneeslapper asks Tony if he gets attacked by monsters and run over by crowds. Herry Monster attacks him and a crowd walks all over him, so the answer is yes. Harvey has a simple solution for Tony: AWAY FROM! The next time those things happen to Tony, he can get AWAY FROM them.
(First: Episode 0278)
Cartoon Sign Sounds: The man unscrambles the letters in a HELP sign.
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #1
(First: Episode 0001)
SCENE 6 The sponsors are announced.

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