Sesame Street
Oscar's "New School for Grouch Research"
Air date May 14, 1986
Season Season 17 (1985-1986)
Written by Cathi Rosenberg-Turow
Sponsors M, T, 6
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2223 - 00

StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
2223 - 01
SCENE 1 Amelia Adams (Teri Garr) applies to attend Oscar's New School for Grouch Research. Two Anything Muppets called Luther O'Possum and Essie Silverman arrive late, but Oscar says it's just perfect for his grouch school. Amelia's first lesson is that a grouch never says "goodie".
2269c
Cartoon Violin and piano music plays over two inchworms who form an uppercase and lower case letter T.
KermitGroverKim.FirstLast
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover, Kimberly, and Kermit demonstrate first and last.
(First: Episode 1388)
Everybodysleeps
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Sleeps."
(First: Episode 0406)
Cartoon ifwedare
Cartoon A poem about changing seasons.
(First: Episode 0726)
SchoolAfternoon1

SchoolAfternoon2
Muppets A series of trailers for school-related dramas are shown on WCTW's "School in the Afternoon" block.
FleaCamp
Cartoon A flea sets up camp on a dog.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1004)
2223 - 02
SCENE 2 Oscar asks his students what a grouch would say if a neighbor stopped by their trash can. None of them get it right, so Oscar demonstrates... you'd yell, "GET LOST!"
007
Muppets Grover climbs a tree and finds a bird's nest with some eggs in it. The eggs hatch, and the baby birds think Grover is their mommy. When the real mother bird arrives, she mistakes Grover for one of her babies. She gives them all a flying lesson, but Grover promptly falls to the ground.
(First: Episode 0570)
Korty.School
Cartoon A little boy asks his big brother questions about what happens at school.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 1877)
1041skate
Film 1-20 Ice Skaters
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0451)
2598-Dog
Animation Draw a line from the dog to the bowl and underline the hen.
(EKA: Episode 2178)
Ernnewbottlecap
Muppets Ernie & Bert — On a boring day, Ernie suggests some ideas to Bert, but then Bert has an exciting idea of his own. He shows off his bottlecap collection to Ernie, who remembers that he found a Figgy Fizz bottle cap -- the very one that Bert needed to complete his collection.
(First: Episode 0240)
Footprints-A
Cartoon One of These Footprints ...
(First: Episode 0518)
2223 - 03
SCENE 3 Oscar shows his class how to make broccoli with sardines and hot fudge.
2795s
Cartoon A man finds and eats five apples, counting the number left after each one.
(First: Episode 1578)
1446b
Song "School Song"
(First: Episode 0986)
ProfDavid
Muppets / Cast Professor David lectures his class on trees. He says they are only good for looking at and leaning against, but they mention other uses for them.
(First: Episode 1584)
Tisfortrash
Cartoon T is for Trash and Ticket
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0020)
Beat The Time
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts "Beat the Time". In order to win a cookie, Cookie Monster has to bring in three things that rhyme with the word "rain" before the hand goes around the clock. They turn out to be an old man's "cane", a "chain" (to which Frazzle is attached), and finally a "train" which destroys the set.
(First: Episode 0446)
Lastleaf
Animation First leaf, last leaf
(First: Episode 0794)
2223-01

2223-02
SCENE 4 Oscar teaches the students how to say "Blecch." Amelia has trouble, however.
3150c
Cartoon A little girl sings "There Is Only One Me."
(First: Episode 1942)
ItSoonGetsDone
Muppets "Daddy Helps with the Dishes" - three families sing about how they help each other doing chores, cooking and homework.
3Turtles
Cartoon Three turtles present the letter T.
(First: Episode 1666)
Oranges!!
Film / Animation Oranges are peeled and sliced in stop-motion, and some kids eat them.
(First: Episode 1802)
KermTwiddBugParty
Muppets Kermit the Frog counts six happy little Twiddlebugs, and when he is finished, the Twiddlebugs have a party.
(First: Episode 0280)
HappySadVaudeville
Cartoon Vaudeville duo Herman Happy and Stanley Sad sing a song about how they live up to their names.
(First: Episode 0772)
2223-03
SCENE 5 Oscar teaches the New School for Grouch Research students how to throw a Grouch party. Amelia prepares a meal, but Oscar instructs the students that the operative word is "throw."
M-Mail
Cartoon M for Mail
(First: Episode 0013)
WomenCanBe
Muppets A group of female Anything Muppets sing about the many things "Women Can Be."
(First: Episode 0773)
1090-10 Film Peacock
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0278)
400022
Insert The Alphabet Dancers form the letter T.
(First: Episode 0454)
Toon.boyandplank
Cartoon A boy has fun with his wood plank.
(First: Episode 1503)
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)
Film.WhoAmI-Olivia.song
Song Olivia sings "The Riddle."
(First: Episode 1721)
2477h
Cartoon When a bird pops a balloon, the balls represent Sad and Happy.
(First: Episode 2102)
2223-04

Amelia Adams graduation speech

2223-06
SCENE 6 Oscar presides over graduation at the New School for Grouch Research. Amelia does not make the cut but when Oscar calls her the worst student he's ever had, she defiantly explains how proud she is for having tried hard. She even declares herself Oscar's best student, to Luther and Essie's cheers.

She then says she's leaving to start her own "alternative" school: Amelia's New School for How to Try Hard. She takes Luther, Essie and the Grouchketeers with her, leaving Oscar dumbfounded.


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