Sesame Street
Finding the hidden Grouches
Air date February 4, 1985
Season Season 16 (1984-1985)
Written by Tony Geiss
Sponsors C, J, 8


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 At today's Grouchketeer meeting, Oscar employs his WORM II computer to show some trashy words that begin with the letter C. The kids enable the trash mode, then press the "C" key, revealing images of a busted can, clock, and car. When Telly takes his turn, the entire machine short circuits, illustrating another busted C word - computer.
Cartoon C for Cat
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 1141)
Film Scuba diver - on, into, under, through, around
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0516)
Muppets Ernie opens his lunchbox and finds that half of his chicken salad sandwich is missing. Sherlock Hemlock, the world's greatest detective, investigates this fiendish crime. It turns out that Sherlock himself ate half of Ernie's sandwich.
(First: Episode 0131)
Cartoon C is for Candle (the candle blows back)
(First: Episode 0703)
Film A baker decorates a birthday cake to a jazz percussion beat.
(First: Episode 1172)
Cartoon A moving truck takes the number 8.
(First: Episode 1446)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentThe Count and Ingrid count to twenty in Spanish.
(First: Episode 0477)
Cartoon A magician performs a trick that makes birds appear, and fish can be glimpsed between them.
Artist: Vince Collins
(First: Episode 1614)
Insert Maria sings "Scream."
(First: Episode 1018)
Film A construction worker yells "Timber" and a match slowly falls to the ground.
(First: Episode 0149)
Cartoon A man lifts a rock and finds the word UNDER.
(First: Episode 0685)
Film A construction worker yells "Timber" and a tree falls to the ground, but then bounces back up!
(First: Episode 0149)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Old MacDonald says a spaceship has landed on his farm. A dog emerges with a frisbee in its mouth, and MacDonald mistakes the frisbee for the spaceship. But before long, a real spaceship lands on the farm, and out of it come the Martians. The scene ends in chaos.
Cartoon The Typewriter: J for jump
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0772)
Film A girl narrates a film of her grandpa putting a horseshoe on their horse.
(First: Episode 0505)
Insert Big Bird watches the shape dancers make a rectangle.
(First: Episode 1276)
Cartoon The 'J' Train
(First: Episode 1169)
Cast Linda and a boy sign the word "CLOSED."
(First: Episode 1082)
Cartoon A toothbrush talks to a mouth about what could happen if not taken care of.
(First: Episode 1476)
Film Kids dancing.
(First: Episode 0409)
Animation A spaceship solves a math problem - 1 + 2 = 3.
Cast / Celebrity Bob tries to sing "Es lebt' eine Vilja, ein Waldmägdelein" from Die lustige Witwe, accompanied by Victor Borge.
(First: Episode 1175)
Cartoon Eight buttons are counted on a monkey's shirt.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1452)
Film David asks the viewer to find a rectangle and two circles in the picture of a doorbell.
(First: Episode 0434)
Muppets The Amazing Mumford sounds out the word MAGIC, then makes himself disappear.
(First: Episode 1075)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Whale Brushing Teeth", with a film of a trainer brushing a whale's teeth.
(First: Episode 0276)

SCENE 2 "Solve the puzzle, win a prize!" yells Oscar from his can. Olivia and the kids approach him with little interest in the prize (a busted umbrella), but want to play his game anyhow. Oscar shows them a picture and instructs them to find four hidden Grouches. Olivia and the kids find three Grouches embedded within the image, but can't find the fourth hidden Grouch. Oscar reveals the fourth Grouch is himself, concealed by the picture (which he bursts through).
Cartoon "Presenting -- the pencil!"
(First: Episode 0537)

Cast Bob, Maria and David demonstrate in, on and under in their own ways.
(First: Episode 0796)
Film Kids have a lost-dog poster made using an old-style printing press.
(First: Episode 1222)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit the Frog and Brian demonstrate the parts of the face.
(First: Episode 0126)
Cartoon Which legs belong on the man?
(First: Episode 1691)
SCENE 3 Oscar now tries to pull the trick on Telly. He studies the picture and finds the three Grouches, unable to find a fourth as the others did. Oscar gets antsy with Telly taking so long and snaps, "I can't hide behind this picture all day!" This clues Telly in to Oscar's scheme and correctly guesses Oscar is the fourth hidden Grouch. He proudly walks off with his prize.
Cartoon 1-10, 10-1 count with stripes.
(First: Episode 0926)
Film Various things in a kitchen become CLOSED.
(First: Episode 1337)
Animation A rock does somersaults for its peers, but gets little applause.
Muppets Old West: Clementine breaks the bad news to everyone: Bad Bart is coming to town to "give someone what they deserve"! She says he will come when the cow moos four times. They listen for it, and first hear a train toot four times, then a dog bark four times, and finally the cow. Bad Bart steps into the saloon, looks for the bartender, and reminds him that last week, he ordered sarsaparilla, but the bartender didn't have it, so he went to another town to get it, and kept him waiting. Bad Bart forgot to pay the bartender for it, so he gives the bartender what he deserves: some coins.
(First: Episode 1940)
Cartoon The Carrot
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1132)
SCENE 4 Olivia comes across Dr. Nobel Price, who introduces her to his latest creation - the word inventor, a board on which he creates brand-new words. He has the sound ALL in place, but the words he tries to create (BALL, WALL, and TALL) already exist. He's delighted when he creates a totally unique word - ZALL, but he has no idea what the word actually means.
Animation Floral patterns are formed to Eastern European music.
(First: Episode 1808)
Muppets "J Friends"
(First: Episode 0339)
SCENE 4 cont'd Dr. Price has defined ZALL as when you say two letters and a number. He demonstrates by announcing today's sponsors - "That's ZALL, folks!"

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