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The adults stay over in Oscar's can
Air date April 22, 1981
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors C, G, 9
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Picture Segment Description
Admiral Bird.jpg
Muppets Big Bird sings β€œAdmiral Bird”.
(First: Episode 0946)
Film Kids at school help make cornbread.
(First: Episode 1218)
Cartoon The Ringmaster presents 9 elephants.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1366)
Film The Mad Painter #9
(First: Episode 0338)

Muppets / Cast Jeffery tells Olivia a monster is chasing him, which she interprets as fear. Olivia tells him a story about a brave little girl who found out how nice monsters are, even when everyone else was afraid of them. As it turns out, Jeffery is playing hide-and-seek with a monster.
(First: Episode 1208)
Film Prairie dog
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0283)
Video Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Ernie and Jason look in a mirror.
Film In a gymnasium, a teacher and some kids play catch with a balloon.
(First: Episode 1088)
Cartoon "All right, now that you've eaten everything in sight, would you mind telling me what you plan to have for dessert?"
(First: Episode 0006)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit the Frog reports on the prince kissing Sleeping Beauty, but rather than waking her up, falls asleep himself.
(First: Episode 0483)
Film Scuba diver - on, into, under, through, around
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0516)
Cartoon A man lifts a rock and finds the word UNDER.
(First: Episode 0685)
Muppets Anything Muppets sing "Oh, G" in praise of the letter G.
(First: Episode 1167)
Cartoon G is for Goat
(First: Episode 0085)
SCENE 1 Oscar isn't enjoying his night, as Buffy and Cody are singing and having fun while staying over in his can. Mr. Hooper locks up the store for the night, then realizes he's left his house keys inside; Luis won't be around to help open the store until tomorrow. David wraps up some painting in the garage and claims his keys are in his other pants...which are also in the store. This means he can't go home either, nor can Barkley, who was going to spend the night while the paint dries. The two think of who else they could stay with - Maria's cousin Mercedes is occupying her spare bedroom and Bob is out of town playing a concert. Olivia invites them to stay at Gordon and Susan's apartment, but a broken water pipe has everything inside soaked.
SCENE 1 cont'd Oscar sees how sour their attitudes have gotten and senses having them as guests might be good. He applies a "Grouchaway Inn" sign to his can and invites them to stay over. They all agree his can is the last place they'd want to be, but quickly change their minds when a thunder clap bangs overhead.
Film A dented car door is repaired and repainted at an auto body shop.
(First: Episode 1112)
Muppets Grover's rowboat - part 1
Grover and a group of monsters, including Herry Monster, Fenwick and Billy, get into a rowboat. The monsters all gather at one end, causing the boat to tip over and sink.
(First: Episode 0281)
Cartoon Rocks aren't alive, so it must be a turtle.
(First: Episode 1519)
Muppets Grover's rowboat - part 2
The monsters gather on the other end of the boat, and it sinks again.
(First: Episode 0281)
Film Hippos
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0415)
Cartoon A boy learns to play his violin by practicing.
(First: Episode 1513)
Muppets Grover's rowboat - part 3
The monsters finally spread out over the boat evenly, and row away.
(First: Episode 0281)
Film A boy visits the hospital to see his mother's new baby.
(First: Episode 1125)
SCENE 2 Oscar, outside of the can, listens with glee as the adults complain about their living arrangements, as well as about each other. Oscar goes to get Grundgetta so she can witness it for herself. While he's gone, everyone agrees to make the best of the situation and they all start singing "Home in the Can" together. Oscar returns with Grundgetta, who complains about being dragged from her mudbath to hear the happy sounds of singing and laughter.
Cartoon A boy acts out his feelings as animals. ("There's a zoo in me!")
(First: Episode 0783)
Cast On a desert island, a parched Luis finds a coconut, which has a letter C inside.
(First: Episode 0703)
Cartoon C is for Cat
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 1141)
Muppets Waiter Grover: Grover tells Mr. Johnson the menu, which has the items numbered. Number 9 is the special of the day. It turns out to be a real number nine, but Mr. Johnson doesn't want it. (It's medium rare, and he likes his nines well-done.)
(First: Episode 1377)
Film A baby monkey
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0280)
SCENE 3 Oscar dons his formal wear as Bruno the Trashman arrives to chauffeur him to the Grouch Cha-Cha Palace for some boogying. The adults wish to be left behind, but Oscar explains the dance hall is holding a BYOC (Bring Your Own Can) night for their annual "Trashcan of the Year" contest, where the grand prize is a trip to the National Dump in Washington, D.C. Everyone complains as Bruno carries the can off.
Cartoon A domestic cat paints various wild feline versions of himself on his owner's canvas.
(First: Episode 1521)
Edith Ann anger.jpg
Celebrity Edith Ann describes what happens to you when you become angry.
(First: Episode 0923)
Cartoon The Typewriter: C-cat
(First: Episode 0779)

SCENE 4 Oscar and Bruno arrive at the Grouch Cha-Cha-Palace, where admission is $1 per person. Oscar tells the Grouch box office worker that he only needs tickets for himself and Bruno, while the adults protest in the can over Oscar's lies. Oscar tries to dupe the worker into thinking the voices are himself or his stereo, but the others drag him into the can. They pop up one by one to count off how many there actually are. Oscar doesn't have $8 to get them all inside, so the adults suggest they go back to Sesame Street and sleep instead.
This scene, as well as behind the scenes footage of the taping, was released on 40 Years of Sunny Days.
Cartoon A gorilla who knows G words applies for a job.
(First: Episode 0131)
Film A group of kids enter a door marked ENTRADA.
(First: Episode 0939)
Cartoon Ralph asks Marvin what would happen if he didn't have a mouth, a nose and ears.
(First: Episode 0468)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie thinks that he isn't special. Bert tells Ernie to feel his nose -- "That's an Ernie nose!" -- and then feel his hair, and wiggle his fingers. Bert says that nobody else is just like Ernie. Encouraged, Ernie tells the audience to do the same.
(First: Episode 0276)
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)
Film A girl gets on, in, and under a blanket in a park.
(First: Episode 0406)
Cartoon G is for Glue
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0279)
SCENE 5 Oscar moans that he's missing the Grouch event of the year and especially can't take hearing everyone pleasantly wish each other goodnight.

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