Sesame Street
Plot Oscar creates WORM TV
repeat of 1311
Air date February 23, 1981
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors D, I, 6
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Picture Segment Description
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Insert Bob sings "I Get a Nice Feeling" to Linda.
(First: Episode 1016)
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Cartoon An alien comes across a pair of tree trunks; one with multi-colored leaves, the other without. He finds and grows leaves to mount on the other tree, then strings a hammock between the two.
(First: Episode 1451)
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Song "What Do People Do All Day?"
6piglets
Cartoon Six pigs
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1472)
Leslie Mostly Kermit
Muppets Leslie Mostly interviews Kermit the Frog in his home, where he discusses the jobs he wanted to have before becoming a reporter.
DavidCircle
Animation Circle In Space (with voiceover by Northern Calloway)
(First: Episode 1441)
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SCENE 1 Mr. Hooper blends the word PET and Barkley jumps on him. Maria assumes a safe spot away from Oscar's trash can to blend the word WET. Oscar appears from behind his can and squirts her with a water gun.
Ringmaster.6monkeys
Cartoon The Ringmaster displays six marvelous monkeys who do stunts.
(First: Episode 1289)
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Film "Six Song (Song of Six)."
(First: Episode 0011)
Clumsy.2holes
Cartoon Christopher Clumsy jumps over a hole, and falls into another hole.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0439)
Erniebertjellybeans
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie has seven jellybeans, and Bert has six. To make it even, Ernie eats the extra jellybean. That's fair, isn't it?
(First: Episode 0014)
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Film Cold things that begin with the letter I
(First: Episode 0618)
Istandup
Muppets Grover sings "I Stand Up Straight and Tall" while using some fast cutting camera trickery.
(First: Episode 0916)
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Cartoon A Gary Owens-voiced man attempts to discuss the letter I, but is jeered by an offscreen voice. The man uses him as an example of the word "impolite".
(First: Episode 0033)
Fonz Richie Brush Teeth
Celebrity Richie Cunningham sees Fonzie brushing his teeth, even though he hadn't eaten anything. Fonzie explains to Richie the importance of dental care, and then gives Richie a toothbrush of his own.
(First: Episode 1185)
BB-Sculpture
Muppets Big Bird builds a model of himself and calls it "ME."
(First: Episode 0635)
Girlsandcastle.oldschool
Cartoon A girl builds a sand castle at the beach, but the ocean keeps washing it away, so she builds one away from the waves.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 1452)
Summer-Song
Song "Summer Song" - A singer describes what happens in the summertime.
(First: Episode 1304)
EstaCerrada
Cartoon In Spanish, a man makes everything in the room cerrada, and considers making the basket abierto if only for the guitar band inside.
(First: Episode 0771)
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Cast David struggles to keep a door CERRADO, as it keeps opening itself. He slams it shut, shattering the wall behind it.
ThelmaThumb-SandCrab
Cartoon Thelma Thumb: At the beach, a man’s hat falls onto a crab, who crawls into a boy’s sandcastle. The man wants to destroy the sandcastle to get his hat back, but instead Thelma asks the crab to return the hat.
(First: Episode 1438)
Transylvania Love Call
Muppets Count von Count and the Countess sing their "Transylvania Love Call."
(First: Episode 1453)
Baldeaglefilm2
Film A bald eagle flies over houses, a beach, and other locations.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0411)
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SCENE 2 Maria comes out from 123 Sesame Street to find Oscar's can area has been turned into a makeshift television studio. Oscar reveals he's created a new Grouch television station - WORM-TV. His first show, an interview program called Grouch to Grouch, is about to go on air and Oscar's guest, Norma Nasty, has cancelled. Maria is hastily brought on to replace her. Meanwhile, Mr. Hooper and Olivia tune in from the television set at Hooper's Store. Grouch to Grouch begins and Oscar spends the show asking insulting questions to Maria, who storms off the set. Oscar teases the upcoming weather program, as Maria stops at Hooper's to vent her frustrations. Olivia reveals she'll be facing the same fate on another program coming on later...
Daddyddream
Cartoon "Daddy Dear"
(First: Episode 0367)
ErnieCookie-NSA
Muppets Cookie Monster shows all, some and none using a bag of cookies: he pours all the cookies on the plate, eats some of them, but leaves none for Ernie.
(First: Episode 1437)
I'm a macaw, Myrtle
Film A male voiceover and his friend Myrtle observe a macaw in a tree.
(First: Episode 0409)
Toon.Inkbird
Cartoon I-Ink (angry bird)
(First: Episode 0462)
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SCENE 3 Maria sits out watching the next block of WORM-TV programming, still angry over how the interview went. Mr. Hooper watches the Late Grouch Weather, where Oscar forecasts freezing temperatures, pouring rain and a snow storm. Mr. Hooper bundles up properly, only to realize it's a sunny day as usual.
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Cartoon Consonant Sound Limerick: D—Dog
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1149)
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Muppets Waiter Grover: Grover informs Mr. Johnson that the restaurant is out of a lot of items that are on the menu. The only thing still at the restaurant is milk... but there are no glasses.
(First: Episode 0976)
AnimalFilm-Wolves
Film Footage of wolves.
(First: Episode 0982)
Handprint
Cartoon What kind of print does a hand make?
(First: Episode 0776)
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SCENE 4 The Grouch Game, WORM-TV's game show, begins with contestant Olivia. Due to not being able to think like a Grouch, she blows the first two questions and the prizes that went with them (a trip to Mudville and a fish-skin coat, not that she minds). She becomes interested when the final prize is a freezer. She correctly gets the question right and receives her prize...a block of ice.
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Cartoon I - ice cream.
(First: Episode 0033)
2675-Truck
Film A bulldozer moves dirt up a construction site.
(First: Episode 0799)
Ernie Lallaby Bert
Muppets Ernie & BertBert is having trouble getting to sleep. Ernie suggests singing a lullaby to him. He sings one to the tune of "Brahms' Lullaby" and Bert falls into a deep peaceful sleep. Ernie tells Bert to wake up now; it's Ernie's turn to go to sleep, so it's Bert's turn to sing a lullaby now.
(First: Episode 1331)
Ball.brickwall
Animation A ball looks for its match on a brick wall.
(First: Episode 1470)
Pinball 06 Cartoon "Pinball Number Count" #6
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0983)
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SCENE 5 Oscar has a newspaper reviewing his first day of WORM-TV programming. The reviewer is very unkind, delivering not a single ounce of praise to any of the shows. Oscar considers this fantastic news and rushes off to prepare tomorrow's script for As the Grouch Turns.


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