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Big Bird, Grundgetta, and Gordon go to the department store
Air date January 13, 1984
Season Season 15 (1983-1984)
Written by Jeff Moss
Directed by Jon Stone
Sponsors K, T, 8

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 On his way to the department store, Gordon runs into Big Bird who asks to go with him. Grundgetta overhears them, and attempts to guess what Gordonโ€™s buying today. Gordonโ€™s clues are: something to wear, something to put feet in, and made out of cloth. Grundgetta offers him Oscarโ€™s yucky galoshes and socks, but Big Bird guesses correctly that heโ€™s shopping for pants. Grundgetta gives him some yucky ones, but Gordon would rather buy a new pair, since he and Susan are going to a party tonight. Grundgetta insists on going to the store with them.
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SCENE 2 At the department store, Big Bird and Grundgetta wait for Gordon to park the car. A salesman, Franรงois, approaches them and thinks theyโ€™re mother and son at first, but Big Bird corrects them. Big Bird selects a pair of jogging shorts, then imagines how Gordon would look if he were to wear them to his party.
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SCENE 2
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Grudgetta tries to score some pants with ketchup and mustard stains. Gordon arrives in the store, and Franรงois informs him they donโ€™t have any stained pants, which Gordon says is fine.
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SCENE 3 Gordon finds the right pants for him. Franรงois takes Gordonโ€™s measurements using a tape measure, then shows Big Bird why this process is necessary, by having Gordon try on pants that are too small and too big.
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SCENE 3
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Franรงois leads Gordon to the changing room, and Grundgetta goes to wait in the car. Snuffy runs into Big Bird at the store, also here to buy pants โ€“ the very pants that were too big to fit Gordon! When Gordon and Franรงois return, they donโ€™t believe Big Birdโ€™s claim about his โ€œimaginary friendโ€. They leave so Gordon can change back and check out at the counter. Snuffy shows Big Bird how well the large pants fit him, and immediately goes to pay for them, causing Gordon to miss him a second time. Franรงois muses about the odd day heโ€™s had.
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SCENE 4 Back home, Grundgetta and Big Bird close the show with a riddle. Gordon announces the sponsors, and the credits follow.


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