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Grandma's vegetable stand
Air date January 12, 1982
Season Season 13 (1981-1982)
Written by Sara Compton
Sponsors K, V, 4


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Olivia greets the viewer and reports that David's grandmother Grace will be visiting from the country. Oscar will return any minute in his taxi with her. Once they arrive, Grandma shows Olivia all vegetables she's packed; every one of her many suitcases is filled with vegetables. Olivia makes her realize that she neglected to pack any clothes or toiletries, so she and Oscar must drive back to the country. Oscar bemoans another trip, but looks forward to sitting in traffic.
Animation Carrot subtraction (4-1)
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Film A kid recites a poem about adding penguins.
Music: Joe Raposo
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1095i.jpg Cartoon "I've Got a Mind" -- bouncing a ball
(First: Episode 0279)
Muppets Farley explains things one can do with their mind - he plans on going to the door, he imagines who's knocking at it, he remembers it's not his mother and he hopes there's not a scary monster at the door. Herry Monster surprises him by bursting through the door, frightening Farley away. Herry's sorry Farley ran away; he wanted to play.
(First: Episode 0180)

SCENE 2 Having returned from the country, Grandma wonders where she should put all her vegetable stand. Olivia is surprised to hear that Oscar wants it right by his trash can. He believes that if Grandma and her vegetables are nearby, people will bother her instead of him. He's proven wrong, when locals ask him questions about the new stand.
Cartoon Two cavepeople find a way to get around a dinosaur on their log bridge.
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Cartoon A boy has fun with his wood plank.
(First: Episode 1503)
Film A boy makes fruit salad.
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Cartoon This is a big letter V poem
(First: Episode 0507)

SCENE 3 Oscar has painted a nice "Vegetables" sign for Grandma's stand, believing it will send a clear enough message to anyone looking for it (meaning he can be left alone). When Grandma goes to show Olivia, a young Muppet boy, Richard, happens upon the stand. He's able to recognize the "V" in the sign, but can't read the rest of the word. He knocks on Oscar's can to ask about it and Oscar angrily tells him what the sign says. Richard wonders how vegetables can make Oscar so upset.
Cartoon Two men, one named Virgil Veep, discuss the letter V as they stand atop a capital V.
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Cast The Alphabet Dancers form the letter V.
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Cartoon A hippo who lives in the country, and likes it quiet, is disturbed when a mouse, who likes it loud, moves in.
Artist: Jeff Hale
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Muppets In a subway, two Anything Muppets observe how loud and quiet it is.
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Cartoon A large bird munches on rectangle edges, forming the word "BIRD."
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Film Apples slowly grow on an apple tree.
(First: Episode 0093)
SCENE 4 Grandma, the kids and Richard discuss the different vegetables she has. She also has cartons of eggs and segues to...
Song Joe Raposo asks the musical question, "Which Comes First, the Chicken or the Egg?"
(First: Episode 0276)
SCENE 4 cont'd After the song, Richard understands that eggs come from chickens, and why the eggs he planted last year never grew.
Film Olivia (in voice-over) identifies different vegetables.
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie buys a newspaper after hearing the newsboy yell out the headline: "Four People Fooled!" Ernie reads the paper, but finds no such news in the paper, making him the fifth person fooled.
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Cartoon A pig sings "There Are Chickens in the Trees" until a rooster tells him that chickens don't live in trees.
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Film Luis announces "And now, the octopus!"
Music: "Pomp and Circumstance"
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Celebrity Bill Cosby counts three kids, but a fourth keeps hiding behind him.
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SCENE 5 Grandma promises Oscar will be left alone as she returns to her stand. Big Bird approaches with a basket, repeating "Gordon, Susan, Olivia, Luis" to himself. He tells her he's meeting them for a picnic in the park and recites their names as a way of remember how many apples he needs. Grandma instead has him count the people, which makes it easier. She's unable to break his dollar and Oscar goes berserk when Big Bird knocks on his can to get some change.
Cartoon Four motorcycle-riding chickens hatch out of an egg.
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Film Iguanas
Music: Joe Raposo
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Cartoon The Typewriter: V for Vacuum
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Film Kids talk about building sand castles and sand structures at the beach.
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Cartoon K for Kite
(First: Episode 0489)
Herry's Ball.jpg
Muppets Ernie finds a big yellow ball, which belongs to Herry Monster.
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Cartoon Small v ... for voom, voice, violin, etc.
Artists: The Hubleys
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SCENE 6 Olivia happens upon the stand, where Grandma wonders if she has too much stock. She also notes that Oscar and Bruno left to prepare a surprise. They return with the Grouchketeers, having drummed up customers all over the neighborhood. Oscar hopes that the sooner the vegetables are sold, the sooner he'll get some peace.
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Cartoon Sign Sounds: One Way
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Film The Mad Painter #4
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Cartoon A man takes advantage of his television appearance to display his giant ME sign.
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SCENE 7 Grandma has sold practically everything at her stand and prepares to catch the bus back home. She wonders about all the other things she can bring back to sell, to Oscar's dismay. Olivia announces the sponsors.

CLOSING SIGNS Susan holds up the Sesame Street sign, while Ernie and Bert hold up the CTW sign at the end.

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