Sesame Street
Oscar writes to Grundgetta
(repeat of 2730)
Air date December 20, 1991
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Sponsors O, P, 3


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Gina sees Oscar writing something and wants to know what it is, but he tells her to stay away from his trash can. She tries leaning against it to get a view and he finally relents. He explains that Grundgetta is visiting her aunt in Trashylvania and he's writing a letter about all the rotten things she might be missing. Gina assures him that nothing rotten has happened, or will. Oscar continues writing, detailing how Gina just ruined her shirt by leaning against his newly-greased can.
Cartoon Edgar Turtle sings "Hey Diddle Diddle."
Artist: Jeff Hale
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert explore an Egyptian pyramid. Bert is excited, but Ernie is afraid. They see statues that look like them. Bert decides to explore a tunnel while Ernie looks at the statues, and then the Ernie statue starts tapping and talking to Ernie. But when Ernie calls Bert back to the room, the statue doesn't move. Ernie is scared until the statue starts singing Rubber Duckie with him. Bert doesn't believe Ernie, until he says "Bye-bye, statue," and the statue replies "Bye-bye!" and laughs... just like Ernie.
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Animation Luxo Sr. examines a box. Luxo Jr. pops out of the box, demonstrating "surprise."
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Film A boy paints a picture of a porcupine on glass.
(First: Episode 0064)
SCENE 2 Bob watches Oscar pace back and forth, trying to think of something else to write. Suddenly, Oscar gets an idea and the two sing a song about it ("I've Got an Idea"). However, Oscar won't tell Bob what it is.
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentCookie Monster and Diana talk about ideas.
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Cartoon Two caterpillars plus three caterpillars equal five
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Doggy Paddle."
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Muppets The Two-Headed Monster finishes drinking milk, and doesn't know what to do with the cartons at first, but gets the idea to "recycle" them and play with them like a train.
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Video Ann Marie DeAngelo and Skeeter Rabbit do their dance routine. The frame freezes whenever the word STOP comes on.
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Animation El numero tres (Luis V.O.)
(EKA: Episode 2222)

SCENE 3 Oscar starts to write about what happened the previous day - a magic show by The Great Blechini. In the flashback, we see his act as he tries to pull a rabbit out of his hat. The trick partially works, but the rabbit refuses to come out and the two start arguing. Oscar writes that it was the best magic trick he's ever seen.
Cartoon Magical Herman's number trick
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Animation A white shell is uncovered in the sand.
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Muppets / Celebrity Robin Williams shows Elmo the many fun things one can do with a stick.
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Cartoon "Do the Continental" - two kids jump into Africa.
Artist: Peter Wallach Enterprises
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Muppets The Honkers count to 3. (Part 3 only)
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Cartoon Sporty 3 demonstrates his agility in various sports.
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SCENE 4 Oscar goes on to describe the second part of Blechini's act. For the trick, he needs a volunteer and pulls Bob from the crowd. Blechini has Bob sing "One of These Things" and will make the item that doesn't belong disappear. Bob correctly guesses that the rabbit doesn't belong with the three dogs and Blechini tries to make it disappear, only it refuses to leave.
Song "Around and Around"
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Cartoon O for orange
Artist: Bruce Cayard
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Muppets A series of trailers for school-related dramas are shown on WCTW's "School in the Afternoon" block.
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Cartoon 40 lemmings (doo-wop)
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SCENE 5 Oscar writes more about Blechini's act, as he now performs a mind-reading trick. His subject is Telly Monster, who's holding a large, heavy weight. Blechini correctly guesses that Telly is thinking about how heavy it is.
Cartoon Jazz Alphabet: male vocalists shout each letter.
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Ernie and Bert welcome you
Muppets Ernie & BertBert asks who Ernie is decorating the room for. It turns out to be the viewer at home.
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Cartoon P for Penguin
Artist: Jeff Hale
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Film Anne Meara narrates a silent film of a woman in a burning building, who needs HELP.
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SCENE 6 Oscar writes about Blechini's grand finale - he will make trash appear where it never was before. With a wave of his wand and the magic words ("A la sour grapes"), some rotten shoelaces appear in Gina's pockets. Oscar concludes his letter and hopes it doesn't come across too mushy.
Cartoon Jerry Nelson sings "Moonshine."
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Film Maria and some kids count katydids hiding in the leaves.
Music: Joe Raposo
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Muppets Guy Smiley promotes the use of "Air." He leads his marching band through the walls of a barber shop every time someone there says a word out loud that rhymes with "air."
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Cartoon Three scribbles exercise.
Artist: Fred Garbers
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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.
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Cartoon Three computer animated fish.
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Muppets Kermit the Frog reports on a musical tribute to the "Oogle Family" as performed by Cookie Monster and Old McDougal.
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Animation Fans reveal the letter O.

SCENE 7 Oscar asks Gina to put his letter into the mailbox. He also has a message for her from the Great Blechini - check your closet. Gina realizes what this means and she rushes home, while Oscar announces the sponsors. The credit crawl follows.

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