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Sesame Street
Oscar's nephew Goody visits
(repeat of 1278)
Air date February 25, 1981
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors A, C, 6
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Maria watches after a Muppet canary for a friend of hers. Big Bird hears her speaking Spanish to it, since her friend also speaks Spanish and Maria feels it would make the bird more comfortable. As she goes into the store, the canary talks to Big Bird in Spanish. Big Bird is able to learn the words for canary (canario), cage (jaula), birdseed (semillas), water (agua) and sing (canta). Maria returns and doubts Big Bird's story, until she hears him repeat the words back.
Cartoon A boy learns to play his violin by practicing.
Film Over (silent film)
(First: Episode 0517)
Muppets Forgetful Jones needs something to ride around the ranch. Clementine gives him clues: It has four legs and a bushy tail, eats hay, and neighs. It's his horse Buster, who arrives with the jeep.
(First: Episode 1481)
Cartoon Two scribbles are hesitant to let a tall green one join them, until it protects them from the rain.
(First: Episode 1477)
Film A gymnast demonstrates around.
(First: Episode 0517)
Cartoon An elephant counts to 20.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1466)
Video Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
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SCENE 2 Bob and the kids imagine being the wind.
Cartoon Thelma Thumb: Thelma saves a little girl's kitten that has wandered onto a long, high beam at a construction site.
Film As a boy plays with a tugboat in the bathtub, we watch footage of a real tugboat.
(First: Episode 0801)
Insert Luis and a street band perform "Alegria."
(First: Episode 1196)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: C for carrot
(First: Episode 0203)
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SCENE 3 Olivia, Maira and Bob wonder why there's candy and flowers by Oscar's trash can, along with a suitcase marked with the initials "G.G." Oscar emerges, glad to see none of his Grouch friends around. He explains that his nephew Goody Grouch (short for "Goodriddance") has been sent to him to learn how to be a proper Grouch. He's been sent to get a quart of mud from around the corner. Goody stroll back and gleefully introduces himself to the locals. He reveals he got a nice quart of milk instead.
Cartoon Little Red Riding Hood is prepared for her trip to Grandma's.
(First: Episode 1468)
Song "Look Around, Look Around", a song about seasons.
(First: Episode 0556)
Cartoon Black cat, white cat, orange cat, marmalade cat, mouse cat, bird cat, chasing balls of string cat.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1141)
Muppets An Anything Muppet boy goes to the lost and found to reclaim his lost letter C. As he tries to describe it, the clerk produces a myriad of items - a pizza, a ball, an orange, a Rolling Stones record, a letter O and G. The clerk finally finds the missing C and stashes the other items away, which turn out to also belong to the boy.
(First: Episode 1374)
Cartoon C is for Canary
(First: Episode 0703)
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SCENE 4 Oscar gives Goody a lesson on the shortest word in the Grouch vernacular - NO.
Cartoon A man chases a runaway "no."
(First: Episode 0794)
Muppets Herry Monster holds a sign with the word "NO" on it and tells Ernie that he can make him read his sign. Ernie replies "Oh no you can't!", and eventually gets the joke. He tries it on Bert, but the gag backfires when Bert bets he can get Ernie to read the sign.
(First: Episode 0416)
Cartoon A clam tells a fisherman why he's not catching any fish: he pulled all the plants out of the pond.
(First: Episode 0408)
Song "Beautiful Baby" song, over footage of various babies and their parents.
(First: Episode 1484)
Animation A stop-motion-animated train runs out of track.
(First: Episode 1447)
Celebrity Tennis star Arthur Ashe demonstrates over and under.
(First: Episode 0809)
Cartoon An orchestra conductor asks "May I have an A, please?" at which point a giant letter A falls from the sky.
(First: Episode 0770)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Big Bird and Scottie read a ONE WAY sign.
(First: Episode 1051)
One Way Map.jpg
Cartoon A kid travels through an extra-dimensional map inside a mono-wheeled box while a narrator reads a series of One Way signs.
(First: Episode 1172)
Celebrity Bill Cosby plays twins who recite the alphabet together.
(First: Episode 0131)
Cartoon A magician tries to make six circles disappear.
(First: Episode 0783)
Film The Mad Painter #6
(First: Episode 0335)
Muppets "The Opposite Song"
(First: Episode 1111)
Cartoon Jazz #6
(First: Episode 0011)
Film A film shows parts of an elephant.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0034)
Cartoon C is for Candle (the candle blows back)
(First: Episode 0703)
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SCENE 5 Oscar has sent Goody on a "trasher hunt" to find bits of trash in the area. However, when Goody returns, they find that he's repaired all the broken items he collected.
Cartoon C is for Cowboy
(First: Episode 0703)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Take a Breath."
(First: Episode 0347)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Ernie and Jason count to 10 in English and Spanish.
Animation Arthur and Annie look for the letter A, while a shadowy figure observes all the A words they say.
Features the voice of Jim Thurman
(First: Episode 0781)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster gets MAD when it sees the word.
Cartoon It's a circle!
(First: Episode 0550)
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SCENE 6 Goody prepares his his trip back home. He resolves that while he may not be very Grouchy, he's happy with being himself. He does deliver a very Grouchy goodbye, giving Oscar some hope.

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