Sesame Street
Oscar teaches Linda to be grouchy (part 2)
Air date April 15, 1983
Season Season 14 (1982-1983)
Sponsors B, U, 10
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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Luis is bringing a bag of trash to Oscar's trash can, surprised to see Timi emerge from the can instead. She explains that she and Linda spent the night with Oscar while she researches her a grouchy role. Luis observes Timi's grouchy attitude has proven this an effective method.
0926r
Cartoon A kid tries to push his toy house through the front door without the door closing.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 0914)
Song.furryshadow
Muppets Grover sings about his furry little shadow.
BCayard.bear
Cartoon Big Daniel Boone looks for a bear.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0627)
BeeFilm
Film A bumble bee
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0082)
Toon-Sticks
Cartoon A young girl's favorite toy is a stick, which she uses for many things, including a magic wand, conductor's baton, and a baseball bat.
(First: Episode 0960)
Count-candles
Muppets The Count extinguishes electric candles by counting them with his finger. As he heads up the stairs for bed, he steps on Fatatita. He also tells his wolf Yuba to run and play with his friends.
(First: Episode 0545)
BrushYourTeeth!!
Cartoon Brush your teeth, up and down, side to side, round and round.
(First: Episode 1154)
Noimage
SCENE 2 Oscar coaches Linda on frowning, then instructs her how to do the old "squirting flower" trick. Timi doesn't think anyone will fall for it, when in comes Forgetful Jones. Although he seems like an easy mark, he sniffs the flower on Linda's outfit with no consequence. Timi inspects the flower to see what's wrong and gets a face full of water.
Speechballoon.Up
Cartoon Speech Balloon: U for UP
(First: Episode 0650)
EB.HappyBirthdayToU
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie sings "Happy Birthday" to a letter U, which blows out the candle on the cake.
(First: Episode 1306)
Toon.UP
Cartoon A boy needs a letter U to complete the word UP.
(First: Episode 0416)
Song.EverybodyEats
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Eats."
(First: Episode 0407)
Jazz10
Cartoon Jazz #10
(First: Episode 0193)
1709u
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster shares a pair of headphones.
(First: Episode 1628)
Jazz10
Cartoon Jazz #10 (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 0306)
Logcabinfilm
Film Building a log cabin
(First: Episode 0602)
Noimage
SCENE 3 Oscar teaches the Grouchketeers about the word NO and has Linda teach them how to sign it.
1095r
Cartoon "Have you seen my NO?"
(First: Episode 0773)
1710q
Film A silent film about an automobile that can be either long or short.
(First: Episode 0520)
Ssnews.pinocchio
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit the Frog reports from Gepetto's workshop, the home of the world-famous wooden toy Pinocchio. Pinocchio demonstrates how he can make his nose grow longer by telling lies. He tells so many crazy stories that his nose pushes Kermit through the wall.
(First: Episode 0910)
Rattlesnakes.Longshort
Cartoon The long rattlesnake thinks he's better than the short one, until the short one outsmarts him by making him bite his own tail. "Wanna borrow my snakebite kit?"
Artists: Bud Luckey and Rudy Zamora
(First: Episode 0955)
1710j
Cast Maria as Chaplin gets their suspenders stuck on a wall while reaching for the door, demonstrating long, longer, and longest.
(First: Episode 0786)
400021
Cartoon Cat / fat / hat / sat / rat / bat / scat / splat / flat / pat
(First: Episode 0770)
Bert purple hand
Muppets Ernie & BertBert can't go on a trip with Ernie because his hand has purple paint on it. Ernie puts a mitten on Bert's hand to cover it, but Bert still won't go because he looks silly wearing one mitten. So Ernie completes the outfit with another mitten, a hat, a scarf, and a sled. Ernie then reveals that they are going to the beach.
(First: Episode 0386)
CamelsEating
Film A film of camels eating.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0388)
Noimage
SCENE 4 Timi polishes off a decent lunch at Hooper's Store, telling David all about Linda's studies. She claims Linda will even have to eat grouch food. As she leaves, Linda sneaks by to get something normal to eat from Hooper's. However, David has prepared a grouch stew for her.
Letter.B.green.red
Cartoon B for boats, bouquet, baby, bonnet, etc.
(First: Episode 1703)
GroverWalk3
Muppets Grover asks Little Jerry and the Monotones (who are tired and don't seem to care about what they are doing) to hold up signs with letters that make up the word "walk". When Grover tells them what it spells, they walk over him.
(First: Episode 0221)
CarsWalk
Cartoon Cars WALK.
(First: Episode 0556)
GroverWalk2
Muppets Grover walks past the letters that spell "walk" and tells the viewers what the word is. The letters then walk over Grover.
(First: Episode 0221)
Bridgekeeper.Triangles
Cartoon A young bespectacled man with an accordion asks how much it costs to cross the bridge. The Bridgekeeper says admission is free, but requires that the young man show him three triangles. Two of them are found in the bridgework, and the man uses the bridgekeeper's staff to draw a third triangle in the dirt. Although the bridgekeeper has his order filled, he asks the man to play a tune on his accordion. This additional request takes the young man by surprise, but he is told to do so for the opportunity to cross the bridge.
(First: Episode 1572)
1297-Rosey
Celebrity Rosey Grier sings "I Used to Be One of the Little Kids".
(First: Episode 0795)
200007
Cartoon A real Indian boy tells two boys who are playing Cowboy and Indian that Indians don't say "ugh". The other kids tell him that they heard the expression on TV.
(First: Episode 0771)
Noimage
SCENE 5 Grouches and humans gather as Linda, dressed in a mortarboard and gown, graduates from Oscar's lesson. She thanks him with a can of chocolate lima beans, which contains spring-loaded snakes.
Ringmaster10
Cartoon The Ringmaster treats us to the balancing feet of ten brown bears.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1336)
Buses
Film Kids count ten buses as they drive by.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0406)
FreakyWordBIRD
Cartoon A large bird munches on rectangle edges, forming the word "BIRD."
(First: Episode 1173)
KermLecTel
Muppets Kermit the Frog describes a black rotary dial telephone that is skinny in the middle, has a round base, and a big circle with a lot of little circles, and has cords at the back. Cookie Monster describes the same telephone and adds that it is delicious. He eats the receiver, and it rings inside him.
(First: Episode 1422)
TGUmbrella
Cartoon Typewriter: U for Umbrella
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0808)
2341l
Cast Olivia sings "Everything Grows."
(First: Episode 0998)
Walk-Lowercase
Cartoon The letter "k" walks away from the word "walk."
(First: Episode 0758)
Darton1to5
Muppets Polly Darton sings "Counting One to Five."
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SCENE 6 Oscar excitedly watches as Luis and Linda rehearse a scene from her play, "Down in the Dumps."


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