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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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
Song.countingtoes
Insert The Count recruits Maria to help him in "Counting Toes."
(First: Episode 2131)
Folge2270-4
Cartoon A bear counts 5 clouds.
EatingGame01

EatingGame02
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)
2107-Stretch
Film A gym instructor helps children perform a variety of stretching and bending exercises.
(First: Episode 1018)
Turtle.Hale
Cartoon T for Turtle
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1146)
2624streetstory2
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.
T-treasure
Cartoon T for treasure (Jim Thurman VO)
(EKA: Episode 2140)
OldFilm.DangerSign
Film Kids watch a silent movie with a man resting on the train tracks with an oncoming trolley - DANGER!
(First: Episode 0480)
WashYourHands
Cartoon "Wash Your Hands Before You Eat"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1523)
Grover.detective
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 away—including Grover's office.
(First: Episode 1650)
400030
Film The letter T is a very useful letter.
(First: Episode 0402)
Itsanotter
Film "It's an Otter!"
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0284)
Orangeballs.twinkletwinkle
Cartoon Two orange balls perform "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star."
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 2160)
Fluffyloud
Muppets / Celebrity The Professor (Sid Caesar) explains the laws of physics, which begin with soft and loud (as demonstrated by Fluffy).
Toon.Zinspace
Cartoon Z In Space
(First: Episode 0509)
2269l
Cast Charlie Chaplin (Maria) falls in love with a painting at the art museum.
(First: Episode 2033)
WhatsMissing.Guitar
Cartoon What's missing? (a guitar)
(First: Episode 1971)
Baker
Film Ten Song (Song of Ten) (censored version, intro cut)
(First: Episode 0021)
Pigeon Book
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie doesn't think pigeons are able to laugh at Bert's pigeon jokes, but he's wrong ...
(First: Episode 1287)
Jazz10
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.
Snakesmakeshapes
Cartoon A family of snakes makes shapes, and rolls away.
(First: Episode 1506)
Jerry-UN
Film Jerry Nelson introduces the letters U and N. Other letters join them and become SUN, RUN and FUN.
(First: Episode 0230)
Ringmaster10
Cartoon The Ringmaster treats us to the balancing feats of ten brown bears.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1336)
Canttakethat
Muppets "They Can't Take That Away from Me": Cookie Monster's six cookies are subtracted down to zero.
PeacockMath
Cartoon Five tail feathers are subtracted from a peacock.
(First: Episode 1449)
IceFishing.Alaska
Film A boy who lives in Alaska narrates a film of himself going ice-fishing with his grandfather and sister.
1710p
Cartoon Sign Man: WALK TALL
(First: Episode 1161)
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SCENE 3 Oscar reads a love "trash poem" to Maria.
2375-Can
Cartoon A trash can in the park dictates a letter about the scenery that surrounds her.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1486)
BB-Sidewalk
Muppets Big Bird walks down the street, describing the difference between the actual street and sidewalks.
(First: Episode 1256)
HowNowBrown
Muppets How Now Brown and the Moo Wave perform the song "Danger's No Stranger."
(First: Episode 2030)
Toon.ZigZag
Cartoon zip, zoom, zoom, zig, zag, zany, zoo.
(First: Episode 0359)
GroverBrian-Loud
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Grover and Brian show soft and loud.
(First: Episode 0432)
2375-Sand
Transition The screen fills up with sand.
(EKA: Episode 0353)
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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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