Sesame Street
Pile Appreciation Day
Air date January 8, 1987
Season Season 18 (1986-1987)
Written by Cathi Rosenberg-Turow
Sponsors X, 9
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Luis and Gordon see the street is inundated with large junk piles all over the place. Oscar, Grundgetta and another Grouch them that today is an important Grouch holiday - Pile Appreciation Day; all year long, Grouches make piles of all kinds of junk and spend the holiday celebrating the work they've done. The three then launch into their "Pile Appreciation Day Song." They agree to move some of the piles out of the way of the residents, right after they dig into their celebratory pile of lunch (prunes with gravy).
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SCENE 2 Oscar has a present for Luis in honor of the holiday. He assures Luis there is no trick snakes or water squirts from within the gift box. Luis unwraps the box and pulls out all the newspaper and tissue paper inside, leaving nothing in the box. Oscar points out Luis' gift is the pile of trash he's made from unwrapping the box.
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SCENE 4 Luis notices all the piles are now gone. Gordon points out one pile still remains - a pile of fish that Miles is making at Oscar's direction.

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