Sesame Street
The Robinsons go on a grouchy double-date
(repeat of 1725)
Air date December 21, 1984
Season Season 16 (1984-1985)
Written by Sara Compton
Sponsors M, T, 9
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TrashCanTango

StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
Noimage
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.
Secretdrawingm
Cartoon Today's Secret Drawing: the letter M
(First: Episode 0131)
Schoolsignspin
Film SCHOOL: the sign spins around.
(First: Episode 0685)
ProfGrover--School
Muppets Professor Grover teaches his students what "school" is, but he instead gets the lesson.
(First: Episode 1969)
Slidepuzzle.Elephant
Animation Slide puzzle - elephant
(First: Episode 0389)
Anybodycansing
Muppets / Cast Bob sings "Anybody Can Sing" with the Anything Muppets.
(First: Episode 1374)
0926r
Cartoon A kid tries to push his toy house through the front door without the door closing.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 0914)
3853-09
Muppets The dark-bearded half of the Two-Headed Monster wakes up to argue with itself over whether to go to the zoo or the playground. The two both end up taking naps instead.
(First: Episode 1475)
Song.frogstruggle
Song Joe Raposo sings "Frog Struggle Song."
(First: Episode 0492)
3959zd
Cartoon The Ringmaster presents 9 elephants.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1366)
Noimage
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.
Song.WhatAreKidsCalled
Song Joe Raposo sings "What Babies Are Called"
(First: Episode 0116)
Melvinsmuscles
Cartoon Melvin the Moving Man
(First: Episode 0207)
Groverherbertm
Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot wants to demonstrate the letter M. Grover enters, making "Mmmmm" noises, so Herbert uses Grover to help him tell a story using M words. When the story is over, Herbert discovers that Grover's mouth is stuck together after eating peanut butter.
(First: Episode 0276)
2059e
Film George the Farmer demonstrates up/down with two ladders.
(First: Episode 0239)
2059j
Cast Sleeper tries to wake up in the morning. (David as "Sleeper").
(First: Episode 1357)
1736h
Cartoon Boy and the UP balloons.
(First: Episode 0364)
1725-onions
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.
9penguins.OG
Cartoon Nine penguins slide down a hill.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1532)
No9
Film "Nine Song (Song of Nine)."
(First: Episode 0016)
Marshalgrover.cat
Muppets Marshal Grover and Fred the Wonder Horse spot a kitty stuck in a tree. Grover tries to find ways to get the kitty down such as shaking the tree trunk. He finally came to the conclusion that to get the kitty down, he would climb up the tree to bring it down. However, Fred has another idea to bring the kitty down by calling the kitty by saying "Kitty" and the kitty comes down. Now that the kitty is down, they now have another problem - how is Grover going to get down?
(First: Episode 1639)
2356-38
Cartoon Before dinnertime, a boy discovers a worm under a rock and some baby birds in their nest.
(First: Episode 1508)
Helloscale
Song "Hello, Scale," a film about measuring weight.
(First: Episode 0578)
Noimage
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.
Typewriter
Cartoon Typewriter: M for magic
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0841)
Song.ThatsWhatCounts
Muppets The Count sings about the ten things most important to him.
(First: Episode 1954)
2342-Lobster
Film A girl catches a lobster.
(First: Episode 1125)
MeandMyM
Cartoon Me and My M
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1545)
TrashCanTango
SCENE 5 At the Grouchland Ballroom, Gordon and Susan win a T-shaped award for their performance of the "Trashcan Tango".
T-treasure
Cartoon T for treasure (Jim Thurman VO)
2059s
Song "Water, Wind, and Sun"
(First: Episode 1711)
Ernie and Bert welcome you
Muppets Ernie & BertBert is curious as to whom Ernie is decorating the room for. It turns out to be the viewer at home.
(First: Episode 0352)
2040r
Cartoon Car stuck on tar
(First: Episode 1732)
Noimage
SCENE 6 Gordon and Susan come home, and invite the grouches upstairs for a cup of coffee with anchovy paste. Maria announces the sponsors and signs off. The credits roll.


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