Sesame Street
Gordon and Susan attend a Grouch movie
Air date January 26, 1981
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors T, W, 4
This episode guide has been compiled from materials at the CTW Archives.


StreetScenes
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.
Elephant toon
Cartoon Elephants have 4 legs.
(First: Episode 0560)
Headball-BabyBreeze
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)
4dolphins
Cartoon Four dolphins
Artist: Owe Gustafson
1285-Beans
Song "Here Come the Beans"
(First: Episode 0537)
400029
Cartoon A rabbit crosses the STREET, and almost gets run over.
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 0778)
Maria-Blocks
Cast Maria tries to build a block tower that matches an already-built one.
(First: Episode 0460)
1247-Bath
Cartoon Goldilocks' bath is first too HOT, then too COLD, then just right.
(First: Episode 1232)
2485v
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)
Wandawitch1
Cartoon "Wanda the Witch"
Animation by Tee Collins
(First: Episode 0001)
GordonWand
Cast Gordon and the word "wand."
Wih.Witch
Cartoon W for witch
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1182)
AwwNuts
Cartoon Stop-motion NUTS
(First: Episode 1178)
PsychABC
Cartoon Psychedelic alphabet
(First: Episode 0345)
Kermitwlecture1
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit talks about the letter W. Cookie Monster eats the W.
(First: Episode 0001)
Wworm
Cartoon W is for Worm
(First: Episode 0001)
Kermitwlecture2
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit tries to start his W lecture again, but the W comes to life and attacks him.
(First: Episode 0001)
2096e
Cartoon "Name That Food" game show hosted by Don Carrot
Artist: Elwood Smith
Fruityarrangement
Animation Pieces of fruit make their way out of a basket and arrange themselves into groups.
(First: Episode 1464)
1836e
Muppets Two-Headed Monster: RUN
(First: Episode 1446)
4balls
Animation 4 red balls minus 1 equals 3.
(First: Episode 0278)
QuietIs
Insert Gordon and Olivia sing "Quiet Is."
(First: Episode 0916)
I'm a macaw, Myrtle
Film A male voiceover and his friend Myrtle observe a macaw in a tree.
(First: Episode 0409)
Foursports
Song Luis sings "Three of These Kids" -- three kids are playing basketball, and one is playing baseball.
(First: Episode 0418)
500015
Cartoon Speech Balloon: T for train
(First: Episode 0022)
3171-Fish
Film Footage of a coral reef, showcasing the plant life and the fish.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0466)
2362-Telefono
Cartoon T es para telefono
(First: Episode 0362)
Noimage
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.
1854-Ruler
Cartoon A construction worker explains the uses of a folding ruler.
(First: Episode 0572)
PIYN-ElevatorOperatorandPharmacist
Muppets / Cast Linda assists Bob in singing "The People in Your Neighborhood" about the elevator operator and pharmacist.
(First: Episode 0996)
LlamaDentist
Song "Llama at Dentist Song"
(First: Episode 1241)
Characters.twiddlebugs
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)
Noimage
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.
20PicklePie
Cartoon Uncle Ned likes to make a "Twenty Pickle Pie."
(First: Episode 1244)
Bertsatrain
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)
Cardmemory-1232
Animation A man plays a memory game using cards.
(First: Episode 1232)
4-Cheerleaders
Muppets Four Anything Muppet cheerleaders give four big cheers for the number 4. (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 0368)
200010
Video Dancer Clive Thompson moves his body parts as kids identify them in voiceover.
(First: Episode 0812)
Wworm
Cartoon W is for Worm (repeat)
Film-EagleRoads
Film Kids comment over footage of an eagle's view of different kinds of roads.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0377)
Scanimate4
Animation Scanimate Films #4
(First: Episode 0132)
Noimage
SCENE 4 The kids play in the yard as the sponsors are announced.


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