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Mumford turns Gordon into a Grouch
(repeat of 2310)
Air date December 30, 1988
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Luis Santeiro
Directed by Lisa Simon
Sponsors M, O, 10


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Oscar and Grundgetta prepare to watch the Amazing Mumford perform a Grouch magic trick he learned from the Great Trasherini. Gordon assists in the trick, as Mumford changes lovely-looking shapes into Grouchy ones. His attempt at changing a circle seems to fail, until they see the trick has made Gordon a Grouch instead! Mumford heads to the library to find something to reverse the trick, while Oscar and Grundgetta get acquainted with the new Gordon.
Cartoon Typewriter: M for magic
(First: Episode 0841)
Muppets Hoots tells Ernie to "Put Down the Duckie."
(First: Episode 2310)
Cartoon M for Moon
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1163)
Film A man takes two kids on a boat ride through the Louisiana bayou.
Muppets Muppet and Kid Moments: Grover and Eric observe the differences between fur and skin.
(First: Episode 1642)
Cartoon A cat catches a TELEPHONE and eats it.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0154)
SCENE 2 Susan can't stand dealing with the Grouch Gordon and goes to check on Mumford. Just after, Brian drops off a bag of trash, which Gordon stakes a claim on, to Oscar's frustration. He begins to rummage through it and finds some discarded letter Ms (a favorite letter to Grouches). Grundgetta, becoming attracted to this new Gordon, joins in as they dig through the bag, while Oscar runs off in a huff.
Cartoon M in space
(First: Episode 0516)
Muppets "The Dirtiest Town in the West"
(First: Episode 1461)
Cartoon A man tries to get to sleep, but is woken up by a fly, a chicken and a drum-playing rabbit, all of whom call him on the phone after he throws them out.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0257)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Peanut Butter". (re-filmed version)
(First: Episode 1966)

SCENE 3 Susan, Oscar and Mumford all return. Grundgetta appears to be the only one who wants Gordon to stay like this, but Mumford tries out his new magic words to fix everything. Gordon remains the same, but now Oscar has become a proper gentleman.
Cartoon After the big game, a bird skeleton and an elephant skeleton get their skins mixed up in the locker room. The coach helps them out.
(First: Episode 0774)
Ssnews.cinderdress.jpg Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Cinderella's Fairy Godmother tries to make a beautiful ball dress appear on Cinderella without success: it ends up on Kermit instead.
(First: Episode 2442)
Cartoon The Bellhop must take 10 terriers for a walk.
(First: Episode 2507)
Aardvark edited.JPG
Song Joe Raposo sings "I'm an Aardvark."
Re-filmed version
Muppets Clementine and Buster get on a train, and try to tell Forgetful Jones that he's supposed to get on the train with them, but Forgetful Jones would much rather remember on his own why he's at the train station. The train leaves just as Forgetful remembers why he's there.
(First: Episode 1654)
Cartoon A boy gets lost, and encounters a man with a yo-yo, who tells him to remember everything he passed.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0408)
Muppets / Celebrity Mookie Wilson and Keith Hernandez of the New York Mets try to play baseball with The Count, but he would rather swing the bat and count strikes.
(First: Episode 2333)
Cartoon The Ringmaster treats us to the balancing feats of ten brown bears.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1336)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster finds a TELEPHONE, and reads the word.
(First: Episode 1569)
Film A kindergarten class takes a field trip to the fire station.
(First: Episode 1217)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” At the movies, a lady with a tall hat sits in front of Ernie and Bert. She block's Ernie's view, so he asks her if she'd mind taking it off. When she places the hat on the seat next to her, Bert's view is now obstructed.
(First: Episode 0538)
Film I hab a cauld ib by dose.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1170)
Insert Maria, Big Bird and Luis have a "Rhyme Out."
(First: Episode 2220)
Film Letter O hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0338)
Cartoon O for orange
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0673)
Muppets Here is Your Life: A loaf of bread is profiled.
(First: Episode 0709)
Film Counting the circus clowns
(First: Episode 0501)
Animation 5 goldfish, take away 2, leaves 3.
(First: Episode 2252)

SCENE 4 Oscar shows off the flowers he's picked from a stroll in the woods, while Grundgetta sobs. Mumford tries a new trick, returning Oscar back to normal. He's appalled to learn about what just happened. Gordon announces the sponsors and the credits follow.

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