Sesame Street
Air date April 25, 1984
Season Season 15 (1983-1984)
Written by Sara Compton
Sponsors C, H, 9


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Grundgetta presents the number 9, which she needs to ask a question that any non-Grouch will be unable to answer: what grouchy nursery rhyme involves the number nine? Maria and Luis are stumped, but two kids correctly guess that it's "Pease Porridge." Maria doesn't think the rhyme is all that grouchy, when Grundgetta retorts, "When was the last time you ate cold, nine day old pease porridge out of a pot?"
Cartoon 9 Ants
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1485)
Muppets Kermit the Frog sings "When I Listen".
(First: Episode 1760)
Cartoon The Ringmaster presents 9 elephants.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1366)
Song "Rockabye Baby" is sung to a sleepy koala.
(First: Episode 0048)
Celebrity The Hines Brothers, Gregory and Maurice, demonstrate near and far.
(First: Episode 1347)
Film A little horse gets near and far from the camera.
(First: Episode 0279)
Cartoon A family of snakes makes shapes, and rolls away.
(First: Episode 1506)
SCENE 2 A little boy teaches a little girl how to tie a knot on her apron.
Cartoon C is for Canary
(First: Episode 0703)
Celebrity Edith Ann talks about the time she made a sandwich.
(First: Episode 0890)
Letter C toon
Cartoon A man gets a letter C in the mail.
(First: Episode 0294)
Film Joe Raposo: On the beach (instrumental)
(First: Episode 0411)
Cartoon A juggling bear helps a little girl learn to juggle.
(First: Episode 1834)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie wants to go outside and play catch, but Bert gets him interested in watching his goldfish.
(First: Episode 1422)
Cartoon C is for Candle (the candle blows back)
(First: Episode 0703)
Muppets Cookie Monster sings "C is for Cookie."
(First: Episode 0372)
Cartoon C for Cat
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 1141)
SCENE 3 Oscar sneakily drops a flea onto a sleeping Barkley. The dog runs around trying to satisfy the itch, finding relief by lying on the ground and scratching his back on the pavement.
Cartoon Two itchy gorillas agree to scratch each other's backs.
(First: Episode 1456)
Muppets / Cast "Dandy David" sings a song about tying shoelaces as Herry watches. Herry then asks David to tie the laces on all the shoes in his shoe collection.
(First: Episode 1574)
Film A little girl gets herself a glass of AGUA.
(First: Episode 0929)
Muppets "This is Your Story" salutes Forgetful Jones, with visits from his parents, a teacher, and his Uncle Ned (who he continually guesses for every other voice). Guy Smiley then gives Forgetful Jones a photo album so next time he can actually recognize his loved ones.
(First: Episode 1700)
Cartoon A Spanish-speaking man seeks agua in the desert. A cowboy gives him a glass, and he uses it to wash his hands.
(First: Episode 0928)
Film A film shows parts of a flower.
Music: Vivaldi's Concerto for lute, 2 violins and continuo in D Major II - Largo
(First: Episode 0008)
SCENE 4 A Grouch needs Luis to finish working on his TV set, counting down the seconds until the show is supposed to come on. Luis manages to get it on just in time for...
Muppets Sneak Peek Previews
Oscar and Telly review "Subtraction Five Dancers."
Film Russian nesting dolls 10-1
(First: Episode 0563)
Film Footage of a Chinese noodle factory.
(First: Episode 0984)
Flying Fingers
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie says that he has "flying fingers," and tries to find ten different things that his fingers can do.
(First: Episode 0617)
Film A man makes a shadow puppet of a rabbit.
(First: Episode 0614)
Cartoon "Why Bears Smile" - a story of a bear who learned which body part to cover when sneezing.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1109)
SCENE 5 Gordon, Susan, Maria, Luis, and Grundgetta gather to do some exercises. As Gordon sings "The Exercise Song," the song gets faster and faster, forcing everyone to workout faster and fast. By the end, everyone but Gordon and Grundgetta are wiped out.
Cartoon Two boys peek into a fire house, and write HAT, HOSE, and HOOK on the window using their breath. Two dogs come by and wonder what a HAT HOSE HOOK is, but their question is answered when the fire truck leaves the station.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1204)
Muppets Herry Monster asks the kids at home to do simple exercises with him like moving eyebrows, touching toes with fingers, and running in place. Kermit the Frog cameos during the running in place exercise.
(First: Episode 0808)
Cartoon A man thinks of H words while sitting on a horse.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 1815)
SCENE 6 Maria now finds Grundgetta leading a Grouch fitness class with the Grouchketeers. She joins in as they jump and flail about, as Luis announces the sponsors.

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