Sesame Street
Camp Uglyyucchy
Air date April 6, 1981
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors O, U, 8
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 At Hooper's Store, David says hello to several kids who walk by, but they don't respond. They're all wearing shirts with the letter U on them, and they're headed for Oscar's trash can. Frustrated at being ignored, David walks over to Oscar looking to find out what's going on. Oscar explains that he's rallied the kids to wait for Bruno to take them to Camp Uglyyucchy. When asked, Oscar says that Buffy is sleeping in the Grime Room in his can, but David expresses concern that she may not want to go to the grouch camp. Bruno leads Oscar the the kids off, singing "We're off to Uglyyucchy" in a parody of "We're Off to See the Wizard".
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Cartoon A man (voiced by Jack Dodson) describes places that begin with U and what you can do with the letter U.
(First: Episode 0416)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie comes up with a way for him to remember to put his basketball away before he goes to sleep: he remembers with his mind, which is in his head; his head is round, and so is the basketball. His plan works the first time, but not when Bert wants to go to sleep.
(First: Episode 0134)
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Cartoon A boy needs a letter U to complete the word UP.
(First: Episode 0415)
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Film Footage of an animal auction, where they auction off animals to dairy farmers and the like.
(First: Episode 0932)
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Cartoon Various sounds are demonstrated, including an alarm clock, a baby crying, a telephone, a faucet dripping, and a boy sneezing.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1483)
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Cartoon Letter U salesman
(First: Episode 0202)
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SCENE 2 Now at Camp Uglyyucchy in Bruno's junkyard, Buffy is awake, peering out of Oscar's trash can, while beside her, Oscar leads the kids in a Camp Uglyyucchy cheer. Buffy states that this isn't her idea of fun, so Oscar tells her she can go on a junk walk — a grouch version of a nature walk — with the kids. Oscar explains that they'll use all the junk to form a marching band, which Buffy finds annoyingly noisy, (to camera) "Can someone tell me how to get to Sesame Street?"
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Cartoon A small man tries to use a seesaw, but can't get his associate (a very large man) to go up.
(First: Episode 1121)
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Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot and Grover talk about "AN" words. Herbert demonstrates the words themselves, while Grover provides visual aids.

Part 1: The first word they talk about is RAN. While Herbert talks about how to make the word, Grover keeps running around the scene until he tires himself out.
(First: Episode 0160)

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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Skeleton fish.
(First: Episode 0287)
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Muppets Herbert now makes the word "CAN," so Grover makes a stack of them, which he knocks over.
Part 2
(First: Episode 0160)
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Cartoon Three characters try to watch a baseball game over a fence, then cooperate by stacking their blocks.
(First: Episode 0478)
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Muppets Finally, Herbert makes the word "FAN." Grover brings in a fan that blows them both away.
Part 3
(First: Episode 0160)
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Cartoon Sign Sounds: WET PAINT
(First: Episode 1136)
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SCENE 3 Buffy decides to stay at camp to watch over Cody and the kids, making sure they're safe. Slimey leads the kids in an exercise routine, making him hungry from the workout. Oscar offers up seven peanuts for the campers, to which Buffy responds, "One peanut?! That's it?" Oscar explains that one peanut is a big meal for a little worm. Buffy does a take to the camera and consumes her one peanut.
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Cartoon A man jumps up onto an UP.
(First: Episode 0546)
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Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper: Harvey Kneeslapper goes to a man and asks, "Can I take a picture of U?" The man gives him permission, but Harvey tells him that his shoes are untied, and when the man looks down, Harvey slaps the letter U on top of his head and takes a picture of it.
(First: Episode 0468)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: U for UP
(First: Episode 0650)
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Cast / Celebrity Judy Collins sings "The Sun Shines" with Gordon, Susan, Bob, Maria, Mr. Hooper and the kids.
(First: Episode 0993)
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Film Joe Raposo sings "Dressed Up."
(First: Episode 0302)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit and Brian talk about loud and soft.
(First: Episode 0126)
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Song "Song of Eight"
(First: Episode 0016)
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Cartoon Eight frogs
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1506)
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Muppets Forgetful Jones tries singing the "Song of Forgetful Jones" to Clementine, but needs help remembering the song's original context.
(First: Episode 1510)
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Film Counting the circus clowns.
(First: Episode 0501)
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SCENE 4 Buffy returns from collecting cans while Oscar has begun counting down while all the kids hide. Buffy assumes they're playing hide & seek, but Oscar explains it's a game of hide & shriek. Buffy lets him finish counting down, at which point all the kids come running out of hiding and shriek at Oscar. "That's hide & shriek."
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert go off to sleep but Ernie starts to sing himself a lullaby. Bert then asks Ernie if he would mind singing quieter. So he does and then finds that he can even sing it the quietest. Bert then wonders what's going on and can't seem to go to sleep. Ernie then asks Bert if he's singing it to the extent that he can't hear him then why is he not asleep yet?
(First: Episode 0841)
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Film A dirty car gets cleaned at the car wash.
(First: Episode 1114)
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Film George the Farmer uses barrels to count to ten.
(First: Episode 0293)
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Cartoon A man jumps up and down on a trampoline.
Artist: Tom Gabbay
(First: Episode 1449)
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Muppets "The Ten Commandments of Health"
(First: Episode 1139)
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Cartoon O limerick
(First: Episode 0146)
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SCENE 5 As it begins to rain, Buffy demands that they all go back home to Sesame Street, but Oscar insists on giving out an award first. Using the cans collected in the previous segment, Oscar has crafted a trophy which he awards to the camper who has grouched and complained the most since they got to Camp Uglyyuchy: "Camper Twinkletoes, otherwise known as Scruffy St. Marie." The kids pile in Oscar's can, but Oscar says Bruno can't carry them all with her inside, too... unless she wants to ride in the can and let the kids walk in the rain.
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Cartoon An O rolls over and over a horse. The horse eats the O.
(First: Episode 0173)
1041addition.jpg Muppets Game Show: "The Addition Game". Herry Monster is a contestant on Guy Smiley's game show "The Addition Game," in which Herry has to add items. Herry is unsure of the last addition problem, so he brings a few cars into the studio to add them up.
(First: Episode 0960)
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SCENE 6 Back at Hooper's, a soaked Buffy tells David about their day. The kids sing the camp marching song, and Oscar announces the sponsors.


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