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Sesame Street
Oscar writes Grouch poems
(repeat of 2140)
Air date December 11, 1987
Season Season 19 (1987-1988)
Directed by Jon Stone
Sponsors T, Z, 10

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Picture Segment Description
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Insert The Count recruits Maria to help him in "Counting Toes."
(First: Episode 2131)
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Cartoon A bear counts 5 clouds.
(First: Episode 2239)
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Muppets Guy Smiley hosts "The Eating Game", in which plates get to meet foods and take them to dinner. The contestant foods are a fish, an ear of corn, and a glass of milk.
(First: Episode 2329)
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Film A gym instructor helps children perform a variety of stretching and bending exercises.
(First: Episode 1018)
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Cartoon T for Turtle
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1146)
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SCENE 1 Mr. Snuffleupagus wants to play football with Slimey, but Oscar the Grouch thinks the size difference will make the game unfair to Slimey. He suggests hide and seek. Snuffy looks everywhere and can't find Slimey. Oscar shows Snuffy that Slimey is hiding in his fur, and says the joke is on him. Instead of getting angry, Snuffy thinks it's funny and leaves to tell Big Bird that the joke was--literally--on him.
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Cartoon T for treasure (Jim Thurman VO)
(First: Episode 1990)
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Film Kids watch a silent movie with a man resting on the train tracks with an oncoming trolley - DANGER!
(First: Episode 0480)
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Cartoon "Wash Your Hands Before You Eat"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1523)
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Muppets Grover plays a detective at his office. A frantic city gent (Brian Muehl) rushes over to warn him about something that's bothering him outside, which, unbeknownst to both of them, turns out to be a very strong wind that blows everything awayβ€”including Grover's office.
(First: Episode 1650)
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Film The letter T is a very useful letter.
(First: Episode 0402)
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Film "It's an Otter!"
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0284)
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Cartoon Two orange balls perform "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star."
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 2160)
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Muppets / Celebrity The Professor (Sid Caesar) explains the laws of physics, which begin with soft and loud (as demonstrated by Fluffy).
(First: Episode 2015)
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Cartoon Z In Space
(First: Episode 0509)
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Cast Maria as Chaplin falls in love with a painting (Linda) at the art museum.
(First: Episode 2033)
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Cartoon What's missing? (a guitar)
(First: Episode 1971)
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Film Ten Song (Song of Ten) (censored version, intro cut)
(First: Episode 0021)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie doesn't think pigeons are able to laugh at Bert's pigeon jokes, but he's wrong ...
(First: Episode 1287)
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Cartoon Jazz #10
(First: Episode 0193)
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SCENE 2 Oscar reads Irvine some Grouch Rhymes from his book. Gordon points out none of the words rhyme, which is just how Grouches like it.
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Cartoon A family of snakes makes shapes, and rolls away.
(First: Episode 1506)
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Film Jerry Nelson introduces the letters U and N. Other letters join them and become SUN, RUN and FUN.
(First: Episode 0230)
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Cartoon The Ringmaster treats us to the balancing feats of ten brown bears.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1336)
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Muppets "They Can't Take That Away from Me": Cookie Monster's six cookies are subtracted down to zero.
(First: Episode 2351)
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Cartoon Five tail feathers are subtracted from a peacock.
(First: Episode 1449)
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Film A boy who lives in Alaska narrates a film of himself going ice-fishing with his grandfather and sister.
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Cartoon Sign Sounds: WALK TALL
(First: Episode 1161)
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SCENE 3 Oscar reads a love "trash poem" to Maria.
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Cartoon A trash can in the park dictates a letter about the scenery that surrounds her.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1486)
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Muppets Big Bird walks down the street, describing the difference between the actual street and sidewalks.
(First: Episode 1256)
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Muppets How Now Brown and the Moo Wave perform the song "Danger's No Stranger."
(First: Episode 2030)
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Cartoon zip, zoom, zoom, zig, zag, zany, zoo.
(First: Episode 0359)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Grover and Brian show soft and loud.
(First: Episode 0432)
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Transition The screen fills up with sand.
(First: Episode 0287)
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SCENE 4 Maria, Luis and Gordon find out Oscar has written poems for all of them just to lighten his spring cleaning. They all unload the trash back on Oscar as Irvine announces the sponsors.


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