Sesame Street
Grouch vacation maps / Car trip gone wrong
Air date May 5, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Luis Santiero
Directed by Lisa Simon
Sponsors D, X, 11

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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Gordon finds Oscar and Grundgetta arguing over triangles and squares. They happen to represent two different Grouch vacations - the Triangle Vacation stops at three destinations, while the Square Vacation stops at four. Neither of them are interested in traveling, they just want to argue.
Film.Listen
Film "Listen ..." to various sounds, including the ocean, a heart beating, a clock ticking, a horse galloping, crickets chirping, a passing train, and others.
(First: Episode 0951)
ProfDavid
Muppets / Cast Professor David lectures his class on trees. He says they are only good for looking at and leaning against, but they mention other uses for them.
(First: Episode 1584)
Toon.String
Cartoon Different ways to use a string
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 0980)
Bae10
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Through his binoculars, Ernie observes Bert reading the newspaper, even though he's closer to Bert than he need be.
(First: Episode 1741)
1800-27
Cartoon The Ringmaster displays 11 purple pooches.
Animation by Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1484)
EmptyFullClassroom
Film Empty / full classroom (time-lapse)
(First: Episode 0475)
2610-Closed
Cast Linda teaches a kid how to sign the word CLOSED. (remake)
Lightbulbsubtraction
Cartoon Lightbulbs subtract from 5 to 0.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 2188)
Londonguard
Muppets News Flash: Kermit reports on the London Fog, but keeps getting interrupted by The London Frog, a Grenadier Guardsman carrying the London Log, and the London Hog. The fog then evaporates, so they all dance the London Clog.
(EKA: Episode 2360)
1186g
Cartoon Consonant Sound Limerick: D—Dog
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1149)
1709u
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster shares a pair of headphones.
(First: Episode 1628)
Animalseatcrunchy
Cartoon Animals who eat crunchy things have nice teeth.
(First: Episode 1487)
SS-1396-S4 Insert R2-D2 falls in love with a fire hydrant.
(First: Episode 1396)
JoesLap
Cartoon Joe's Lap (limerick)
(First: Episode 0617)
Bigkidscry
Muppets "Big Kids Cry"
(First: Episode 1488)
Xnightsky
Cartoon The letter X
(First: Episode 0482)
Baldeagle
Film Kids narrate what a bald eagle sees when it flies over islands.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0424)
NancyEinstein.icecubes
Cartoon Dr. Nancy Einstein does some experimenting with ice cubes.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 2582)
2356-18
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: Chariots of Fur
(First: Episode 1833)
Toon.Chickenheart
Cartoon What if we celebrate Valentine's Day with chickens instead of hearts?
(First: Episode 0488)
2610-XTrain
SCENE 2 Oscar and Grungetta seem to be arguing again, now over the letter X and a train. They tell Gordon they're actually preparing for a song about the "X Train," a favorite method for Grouch vacations. They're backed up by a pair of Grouch conductors.
2481-Perro
Cartoon Es un perro
(First: Episode 1969)
BTT-ElmoTelly
Muppets Beat the Time: Elmo must bring in three items that start with "SN" within thirty seconds. They turn out to be a man's snack of nuts and raisins, a sneaker (worn by Telly Monster), and finally, the massive Mr. Snuffleupagus! As his prize, he is given a snowman wearing a snorkel.
2610-Sand
Animation Sand X/x
(First: Episode 0638)
Alaluna
Film An Hispanic boy gets up, gets dressed, and goes to school as Spanish music plays (A la luna no voy yo).
(First: Episode 0429)
CuriousManCartoon
Cartoon A man recites a poem about how curious he is. (ending edited)
(EKA: Episode 2361)
2610c

2610story
SCENE 3 Gordon, Susan and Miles are going to the lake for a nice picnic, but their car won't start. Oscar and Grundgetta are upset that the family doesn't get angry. While Susan works on the car, Gordon reads Miles a poem from "Under the Shady Tree." The car breaks down again, so Gordon and Miles pretend to have a tantrum to please the Grouches, then calmly return to their book.
Song.doggypaddle
Song Joe Raposo sings "Doggy Paddle."
(First: Episode 1967)
Radioexercise
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie turns on the radio to hear his favorite exercise show, Get Moving. He engages the viewer to do all the exercises he does, such as touching toes and jumping. Bert joins in, and has so much fun jumping that he doesn't notice that his favorite program, Pigeons in the News, is coming on.
(First: Episode 1025)
2610-Ds
Animation Where do the Ds fit?
(First: Episode 1617)
MariaMartina
Cast / Celebrity Maria interviews Martina Navratilova about her victory against Luis, but the replay tapes show she had trouble going over the net to shake hands.
4131zf
Cartoon Rap #11
(First: Episode 2531)
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2610f
SCENE 4 Susan returns from the car parts store empty handed, putting their vacation to an end. The Grouches are pleased, until the family decides to postpone their trip to the lake and heads to the park. The Grouches leave in a huff while Big Bird announces the sponsors.



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