Sesame Street
Oscar leads the Grouchytowners on a tour of Sesame Street
Air date January 25, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Mark Saltzman
Directed by Jon Stone
Production October 5, 1988
Sponsors B, Q, 6


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Oscar tells the Grouchketeers at home that he's expecting visitors today. These are Grouch visitors from Grouchytown, who have never been anywhere else.

The Grouchytowners arrive, and Oscar instructs them on how to plan "for niceness." They've got their sunglasses in case of smiley faces, and nose plugs so they won't smell any cookies baking, but Worby doesn't have a helmet to protect his head from being patted. Just then, they see Bob and Maria waving to someone, and smell his vanilla ice cream cone, but luckily they've prepared for that already. As they walk past him, he pats Worby's bare head, which upsets him.
Cartoon 6 mice, 6 snakes, 6 fish, 6 monkeys, 6 witches (no voiceover)
(First: Episode 1711)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Water Baby" over footage of seals and kids swimming.
(First: Episode 2016)
Cartoon Different ways to use a string
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 0980)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — In the park, Barkley watches some kids line up to demonstrate first and last.
(First: Episode 1855)
Animation First leaf, last leaf
(First: Episode 0794)
Film Ostriches walk and run. (piano music)
(First: Episode 0339)
Cartoon Jill walks up a hill to pick a daffodil.
Artist: Jim Jinkins

SCENE 2 The grouches observe Gordon ordering a milkshake. Oscar informs him that they're first-time visitors, and Velma offers him a chocolate-covered fish head. He turns it down, but offers her a bite of his turkey salad sandwich, which disgusts her at first, but she tries it anyway. Otto takes pictures of them with the food.
Cartoon mi kat iz...gone
(First: Episode 1967)
Muppets A shark sings "Pearl White Teeth."
(First: Episode 1446)
Cartoon A boy observes a mother bird feeding her babies, and remembers to run home for dinner.
(First: Episode 1508)
Film Kids paint various things that begin with the letter B on a window (edited version)
Full edit--(First: Episode 0008)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit, doing a "slow-breaking human interest story," asks monsters at a day care center what they want to be when they grow up, and every time they tell him, he rewards them with a cookie. Cookie Monster, posing as a baby ("Cry cry cry, sniffle sniffle sniffle"), claims he wants to be an orthodontist. However, Kermit gets wise to his scheme, and instead rewards him with a wind-up toy bridge of false teeth.
(First: Episode 1322)
Cartoon Q/q (balloons)
(First: Episode 2241)
SCENE 3 Oscar points the Grouchytowners' attention to something disgusting: Bob and Linda, a couple, sitting together. They go near them, but he asks for them to leave so he can be alone with her. He then gets an idea: he talks to her in sign language without speaking, thus driving the grouches away. As they leave, he pats Worby's unprotected head once again. (Oscar: "Don't complain to me, Mr. I-don't-need-a-helmet!")
Cartoon B is for bear, bicycle, bump, branch, and bee.
(First: Episode 0008)
Muppets / Cast "Singing in the Shower" - Olivia, Ernie, Oscar, and Big Bird sing about how they like to sing in their various modes of cleaning (shower, bathtub, mudbath, and birdbath, respectively.)
(First: Episode 1834)
Film In a gymnasium, a teacher and some kids play catch with a balloon.
(First: Episode 1088)
Muppets Game Show: Say The Word
(First: Episode 1373)
Animation The Queen of Six explores her garden.
(First: Episode 0223)

SCENE 4 Oscar and the Grouchytowners stop by Maria's apartment, just as she's about to take a bath, which isn't a mud bath, to their disappointment. She drives them away by giving them a whiff of her soap, talking about getting clean, and giving Worby a pat on the head. "I just can't help being nice," she grins.
Cartoon A ball goes up and down a musical staircase.
(First: Episode 2151)
Muppets / Celebrity Cab Calloway and the Count sing "I Want to Count." (post-roll snipped)
(First: Episode 1545)
Cartoon A boy does an addition problem in his head: 5 + 1 = 6.
(First: Episode 0548)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Lisa complement each other's noses. Lisa also likes Grover's (big) mouth.
(First: Episode 1415)
Film Pizza is made.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0416)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — A tough guy named Tough Eddie accidentally knocks over Bert's sand castle while he's sleeping. Ernie points that out to he, and he tells him, in a threatening tone of voice, that he's "got something" for Bert. It turns out to be an ice cream cone.
(First: Episode 0482)
Film Colored sand forms the letter B and a boat.
(EKA: Episode 2474)
SCENE 5 As Oscar and the Grouchytowners reconvene, Worby complains that he's sick of being patted on the head, and wishes he was back in Grouchytown. The other two are homesick as well, and the three sing "Dear Old Grouchytown." A sympathetic Oscar agrees to end the tour and take them to the bus stop.
Cartoon A boxer explains the letter "B". (Spanish remake)
(First: Episode 0355)
Muppets "It is I, Captain Vegetable!"
(First: Episode 1741)
Cartoon Don't be a Snerd when you sneeze.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1487)
2096s Film Children on a playground form the letters of the alphabet.
(First: Episode 1966)
Cartoon An old woman goads a man into guessing who she met today. Through the clues she gives, he soon finds out she's referring to him.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0798)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster observes the letter Q, then the word QUIET.
(First: Episode 1850)
Cartoon A man counts forty stars at night.
(First: Episode 2243)

SCENE 6 As the Grouchytowners leave one by one, Bob and Linda give them a grouchy send-off, which impresses them. Worby (now wearing a hat) gets a kiss from Linda, and Gina announces the sponsors.

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