Sesame Street
Gordon and Susan attend a Grouch movie
Air date January 26, 1981
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors T, W, 4
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Oscar has entered Slimey in a "Special Pet" contest and asks Susan to talk with the judge when he arrives, since Oscar isn't one for pleasantries. The Muppet judge, however, finds Slimey isn't all that special when compared to other animals, even after Susan pleads his case. Oscar appears from his can to give the judge a piece of his mind. The judge thinks Oscar is a pet, and a very loud, disagreeable one at that. He awards Oscar the blue ribbon instead.
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Cartoon Elephants have 4 legs.
(First: Episode 0560)
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Muppets Baby Breeze participates in Headball at Roosevelt Franklin Stadium. His question: what would you do if your ball rolled into the street?
(First: Episode 0877)
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Cartoon Four dolphins
Artist: Owe Gustafson
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Song "Here Come the Beans"
(First: Episode 0537)
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Cartoon A rabbit crosses the STREET, and almost gets run over.
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 0778)
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Cast Maria tries to build a block tower that matches an already-built one.
(First: Episode 0460)
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Cartoon Goldilocks' bath is first too HOT, then too COLD, then just right.
(First: Episode 1232)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie is confused when he sees Bert playing checkers with his pigeon, Bernice. Ernie thinks it's amazing that a pigeon can play checkers, but Bert thinks it is no big deal, because Bernice has only beaten Bert in two out of ten games.
(First: Episode 1227)
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Cartoon "Wanda the Witch"
Animation by Tee Collins
(First: Episode 0001)
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Cast Gordon and the word "wand."
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Cartoon W for witch
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1182)
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Cartoon Stop-motion NUTS
(First: Episode 1178)
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Cartoon "Alphabet Imagination": A female voice quickly recites the alphabet followed by a male voice narrating each letter in a series of psychedelic vignettes.
(First: Episode 0345)
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit talks about the letter W. Cookie Monster eats the W.
(First: Episode 0001)
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Cartoon W is for Worm
(First: Episode 0001)
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit tries to start his W lecture again, but the W comes to life and attacks him.
(First: Episode 0001)
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Cartoon "Name That Food" game show hosted by Don Carrot
Artist: Len Glasser
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Animation Pieces of fruit make their way out of a basket and arrange themselves into groups.
(First: Episode 1464)
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Muppets Two-Headed Monster: RUN
(First: Episode 1446)
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Animation 4 red balls minus 1 equals 3.
(First: Episode 0278)
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Insert Olivia sings "Quiet Is."
(First: Episode 0916)
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Film A male voiceover and his friend Myrtle observe a macaw in a tree.
(First: Episode 0409)
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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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Cartoon Speech Balloon: T for train
(First: Episode 0022)
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Film Footage of a coral reef, showcasing the plant life and the fish.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0466)
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Cartoon T es para telefono
(First: Episode 0362)
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SCENE 2 Gordon and Susan overhear Oscar making a date with Grundgetta this evening. Oscar gives them clues as to what they're doing - going to the movies. Once Grundgetta arrives (wearing her worst dress just for Oscar), Susan becomes curious as to what a Grouch movie is like. The two couples head for the Sloppy Jalopy to find out.
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Cartoon A construction worker explains the uses of a folding ruler.
(First: Episode 0572)
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Muppets / Cast Linda assists Bob in singing "The People in Your Neighborhood" about the elevator operator and pharmacist.
(First: Episode 0996)
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Song "Llama at Dentist"
(First: Episode 1241)
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Muppets The Twiddlebugs try to figure out how to get to the zoo. They notice it's too far to walk, swim, or fly. Then they notice their Twiddle-car.
(First: Episode 0603)
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SCENE 3 At the Grouch Movie Palace, Oscar, Grundgetta and Osvaldo, el Gruñón argue over who is first in the ticket line. When Gordon points out this method won't work, the Grouches instead argue over being last in line. Oscar explains that when Grouches go to the movie theater, they prefer to wait in line rather than actually see a movie.
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Cartoon Uncle Ned likes to make a "Twenty Pickle Pie."
(First: Episode 1244)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie pretends to be a dog and a duck. Bert then pretends to be a train, and does it so well that a train conductor and passengers come through the apartment.
(First: Episode 0645)
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Animation A man plays a memory game using cards.
(First: Episode 1232)
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Muppets Four Anything Muppet cheerleaders give four big cheers for the number 4. (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 0368)
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Video Dancer Clive Thompson moves his body parts as kids identify them in voiceover.
(First: Episode 0812)
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Cartoon W is for Worm (repeat)
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Film Kids comment over footage of an eagle's view of different kinds of roads.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0377)
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Animation Scanimate Films #4
(First: Episode 0132)
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SCENE 4 The kids play in the yard as the sponsors are announced.


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