Sesame Street
Oscar's brother Ernest visits
(repeat of 2720)
Air date December 6, 1991
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Written by David Korr
Directed by Lisa Simon
Sponsors G, Q, 8


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Gordon, Maria, Luis, Bob, Gina, and Big Bird sing "Goodbye Fly".
Cartoon A story of a cat who hated rain, wished for it to stop, and witnessed the disastrous effects of no rain.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2724)
Muppets A shark sings about his "Perfectly Pearl White Teeth."
(First: Episode 1446)
Cartoon Worms form the number 8.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1563)
Film A blind class goes on a field trip downtown, and visits a produce stand, a houseware shop, a flower shop, and a pet store where they touch two puppies.
(First: Episode 2580)
Cartoon G for Gorilla
(First: Episode 2491)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert is preparing to give his nephew Brad a bath, but Ernie chastises him for not providing any bath toys. He brings so many toys that Bert feels there is no longer room for Brad. So as not to waste the water, Ernie hops into the tub.
(First: Episode 1134)
Animation Fans unveil Q and q.
SCENE 2 Gordon passes by Oscar's trash can, and is confused when he sees it decorated with a fancy picket fence, flowers, and a welcome mat, and hears classical music coming from it. He rings the pleasant-sounding doorbell, and Oscar answers, appearing in a fancy outfit with his fur all combed. Oscar explains that he is preparing for the arrival of his brother Ernest, whom, he assures Gordon, will be disgusted to be treated so nicely by Oscar, since grouches aren't supposed to be nice and neat. (Oscar isn't too happy about his appearance, either.)
Animation All, none, some, and one fish swim around.
(First: Episode 2109)
Film A child in a classroom draws a picture of her dog Puck, and goes over the care required to keep a pet. A Bert and Baby Fozzie plush can be seen in the little girl's bedroom.
(First: Episode 2853)
Cartoon Sign Sounds: DON'T WALK
(First: Episode 1162)

Muppets Mac TV host Old MacDonald introduces the newest music video, "A New Way to Walk" performed by The Oinker Sisters.
(First: Episode 2268)
Cartoon The 8 Brothers Circus displays 8 elephants.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1645)

SCENE 3 Ernest arrives, and is dumbfounded when he sees what Oscar's done to his can. He becomes even more suspicious when Oscar politely invites him into the can, then decides to play along and throw some politeness back in Oscar's direction.
Gordon watches all this happen from a distance, and is amused by what he sees.
Animation Cecille sings “Up Down, In Out, Over and Under.”
(First: Episode 2746)
Film Sounds Around the House v1: a dripping water faucet, a man playing the violin, a woman vacuuming, a teenager listening to pop music, and a passing elevated train.
(First: Episode 1706)
Cartoon Hypnotic "Q" rainbow
(First: Episode 0440)
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: The Taming of the Shoe
"Grovero" is accompanied by a talking shoe, whom he convinces to cooperate with him and help him get to the Padua Mall.
(First: Episode 2587)
Animation Animated quilt patterns (gradient background)
(First: Episode 1470)

SCENE 4 Oscar gruelingly introduces Ernest to Gordon and Gina, and they join a "One of These Things" game. Nathan points out that the square doesn't belong with the three circles, then both Ernest and Oscar ask Gina to get a fancy dessert from Hooper's which they can share with each other.
Cartoon A sleepy man counts 8 sheep. (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 2188)
Song "Ookyook Song," a Joe Raposo song with the Alaskan words for all the things you need to put on when it's ukiuq (winter).
(First: Episode 2360)
Cartoon AMOR, amor, amor ... amoramor ... amoramor ...
(First: Episode 2116)
Muppets / Celebrity At Birdland, Hoots the Owl and Branford Marsalis (as Forrest Wimbledon) perform "Listen and Bounce it Back".
(First: Episode 2834)
Animation G/g musical notes (Gordon voiceover)
(First: Episode 2233)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Bein' a Pig."
(First: Episode 2356)

SCENE 5 Gina has whipped up a mixture of peanut butter, ketchup, pickles, and sauerkraut, which she and Gordon hope will get the grouches to be themselves again (she's noticed they're not happy being nice). She sets it in front of them, and they immediately start fighting over it.
Cartoon Q for Quarter
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 1176)
Muppets Ernie sings "Little Plant."
(First: Episode 2144)
Cartoon Dr. Annie Eyeball looks at air.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 2592)
Song Joe Raposo sings "What Do You Do With a Fruit?"
(First: Episode 2050)
Muppets Kermit explains to the viewers that he put something in a box, and whoever guesses what was in the box could keep what is in the box. Cookie Monster comes along and guesses it's a cookie, then gives up after three guesses. Kermit reveals it's an orange (which he thinks should have been a dead giveaway), and refuses to give him a cookie afterwards, but Cookie Monster gives a heartfelt speech and ends up getting a cookie anyway.
(First: Episode 2307)
Film Some clowns, more clowns
(First: Episode 0563)
Cartoon Lightbulbs subtract from 5 to 0.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 2188)
SCENE 6 Ernest and Oscar enjoyed the meal that Gina just gave them, and are happy to be themselves again. They argue over who was the nicer grouch, while Gina announces the sponsors and the credits roll.


  • The episode's storyline and sponsors are identical to that of Episode 0954.

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