Sesame Street
The Robinsons go on a grouchy double-date
Air date December 17, 1982
Season Season 14 (1982-1983)
Written by Sara Compton
Production October 13, 1982
Sponsors M, T, 9
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Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Maria greets the viewer, taking in her surroundings on Sesame Street, until she notices Jordan with a bag on his feet. Jordan claims that he's waiting to reveal the latest invention from Dr. Nobel Price, who enters clumsily, then reveals his invention: walk stoppers, which look an awful lot like shoelaces.
Muppets Three Anything Muppet babies sing "A Baby's Life."
(First: Episode 1423)
Cartoon "Magic Pig"
Artist: Vince Collins
(First: Episode 0772)
Film Kids go roller-skating in a playground as ragtime music plays.
(First: Episode 1234)
Cartoon A conductor conducts a choir to hum his music ("My Music").
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1207)
Richard Pryor shares Strawberries on Sesame Street
Celebrity Richard Pryor sits on a park bench with a basket of strawberries; a kid wants him to share them.
(First: Episode 1141)
Film Alone Song
(First: Episode 0921)
Cartoon M in space
(First: Episode 0516)
Film A film of camels eating.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0388)
SCENE 2 Maria witnesses Oscar leading the Grouchketeers (and the viewer) in practicing rhythms on their instruments. Oscar deliberately makes Telly play last, and gives him a hard rhythm to repeat, but he succeeds.
Cartoon Nine sheep (Swedish)
(First: Episode 1501)
Film Apples grow on a tree.
(First: Episode 0093)
Animation Counting 1-9 in Spanish
(First: Episode 1594)
Muppets The Anything Muppets perform a "Handclapping Number".
(First: Episode 0491)
Cartoon A male voice narrates a story of a jazzy triangle who loved to dance, and a square square. The triangle likes being flexible, but the square would rather be stiff and *square*.
Music: "Waltz in Mean Time," David Lee
(First: Episode 0007)
Muppets Cookie Monster explains the purpose of the Bus Stop sign, however the bus zooms pasts him. Resulting in Cookie Monster ripping the part of the sign mentioning STOP.
(First: Episode 0192)
SCENE 3 Next, Maria witnesses Oscar lead Telly and the Grouchketeers in another game, which has a poster with different amounts of onions and different numbers. The objective is to draw a line from one group of onions to the correct number in the group. Telly is nervous when Oscar calls on him, but he gets the answers right.
Cartoon Me and My M
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1545)
Muppets Pageant: Tooth
(First: Episode 1160)
1041scuba Film Scuba diver - on, into, under, through, around
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0516)
Cartoon Travis Travel demonstrates different methods of transportation.
(First: Episode 1459)
Muppets bigandsmall
Muppets A group of Muppets (including Herry Monster) split into two separate teams for a game based on whether they have letters or numbers printed on their shirts. However, one of the small ones points out that they've split into one team of big players and one team of small players. They eventually agree to play Tiddly-Winks.
(First: Episode 0298)

SCENE 4 At night, Maria notices Gordon sitting on the steps, dressed up, looking sad. Big Bird comes by and correctly guesses what's going on: Gordon and Susan were going to go dancing tonight, but they're having car trouble. When Susan tries to fix the car, she hands him a greasy rag, and he accidentally wipes his shirt and his face with his dirty hand. Just then, Oscar and Grundgetta pass by in the Sloppy Jalopy, on their way to the Grouch Tarnished Silver Ball. Noticing Gordon and Susan's dirty appearance, the grouches invite them to come along.
Cartoon T for top
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0298)
Muppets Grover teaches the campers at Camp Wannagohoma about trees.
(First: Episode 1486)
Cartoon "What Do You Do With a Pet?"
(First: Episode 0465)
Muppets Alien Alphabet
(First: Episode 0277)

SCENE 5 At the Grouchland Ballroom, Gordon and Susan win a T-shaped award for their performance of the "Trashcan Tango".
Cartoon T for Turtle
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1146)
Film A STOP sign spins around.
(First: Episode 0930)
Cartoon A man juggles until he is told to STOP.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 1340)
Pigeon Book
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie doesn't think pigeons are able to laugh at Bert's pigeon jokes, but he's wrong ...
(First: Episode 1287)
Cartoon A man tries to get to sleep, but is woken up by a fly, a chicken and a drum-playing rabbit, all of whom call him on the phone after he throws them out.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0257)

SCENE 6 Gordon and Susan come home, and invite the grouches upstairs for a cup of coffee with anchovy paste. Maria watches from her apartment, then announces the sponsors and signs off. The credits roll.

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