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Sesame Street
Oscar leads the Grouchytowners on a tour of Sesame Street
(repeat of 2538)
Air date December 5, 1990
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
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 B for banana and ballerina
(First: Episode 2515)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Doggy Paddle."
(First: Episode 1967)
Cartoon Various demonstrations of DOWN and UP
(First: Episode 0847)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie is planning to go to the library, when he hears on the radio that it might rain. So he gets out his umbrella, and puts on his raincoat, rain hat, and galoshes. Then, in case it floods, he takes a bag of groceries and a life preserver. Finally, he makes Bert go to the library with him, so he won't be stranded in the flood without him.
(First: Episode 1148)
Animation Counting animals (1 butterfly, 2 frogs, 3 birds, 4 turtles, 5 bees, 6 fish)
(First: Episode 1700)

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.
Animation Yellow drops don't want to play with a red ball at first, but they make a good flower together.
(First: Episode 1895)
Film Five girls play a clapping game.
Muppets Here is Your Life: Carton of Eggs
(First: Episode 2661)
Cartoon Hypnotic "Q" rainbow
(First: Episode 0440)
Film Examples of people and animals going down.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0406)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit interviews a bird who sings about how her parents still love her even though they don't live together anymore (though it is not directly stated whether her parents are divorced or separated).
(First: Episode 2695)
Cartoon "Six Soccer Socks"
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1670)
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 The Carrot
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1132)
Video Fay demonstrates addition by placing 4 balls on a table.
Artist: William Wegman
(First: Episode 2612)
Muppets "Sounds of Our Lives": Dirk tries to pop Deirdre the question, but keeps getting interrupted by sounds, like an alarm clock or a train passing through the house... until he gives up and makes the sound of a slamming door.
(First: Episode 2731)
Cartoon I Love You, in American Sign Language
Artist: Steve Finkin
(First: Episode 1170)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” John-John wants to count backwards. Grover tells him to count backwards from 10, but he has a little trouble.
(First: Episode 0547)
Cartoon B for boats, bouquet, baby, bonnet, etc.
(First: Episode 1703)

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 Colonel Travel takes the viewer on a tour of England.
Song Bob sings Joe Raposo's "Look a Little Closer". (horse)
(First: Episode 2642)
Cartoon Big Daniel Boone looks for a bear.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0627)
Muppets / Celebrity Tony Danza and Big Bird play tennis without a ball, and count twenty hits, while Kevin Clash announces.
(First: Episode 2170)
Cartoon Can a cat bark?
(First: Episode 0859)
Muppets Madame Schwartzhead sings about reading words while her stage manager causes accidents.
(First: Episode 0939)
Cartoon Q for Quiet
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 0441)
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.
Animation The Queen of Six explores her garden.
(First: Episode 0223)
Wishihadafriend.jpg Muppets Ernie doesn't want to play with Bert, who sings "I Wish I Had a Friend to Play With Me".
(First: Episode 1819)
Cartoon A blue man (voiced by Casey Kasem) explains that β€œQ” starts the word β€œquarter.”
(First: Episode 0046)
Film A man (voice of Jim Thurman) finds a magic remote control that makes things go up and down. He tests it on various objects. When he presses "down" for a bridge, it crumbles and falls into the river below, prompting him to abandon the remote and slink away. A girl then finds it and makes the bridge go back up.
(First: Episode 2614)
Cartoon A cowboy sings about "Feelings That Are Real."
(First: Episode 0954)

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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