Sesame Street
Plot Grouches protest the letter L
Air date March 19, 1992
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Written by Belinda Ward
Sponsors L, Q, 6


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Telly Monster and Lillian welcome the viewer to Sesame Street, but before they can talk about what begins with the letter of the day, Chicago the Lion devours the lettuce and the lima beans they have on the table. It doesn't dawn on them that L is also for lion.
Cartoon L for lion
(First: Episode 2586)
Muppets Bert sings "Keep the Park Clean for the Pigeons" to address the importance of proper trash disposal for the sake of pigeons.
(First: Episode 2727)
Cartoon Lightbulb subtraction.
(First: Episode 2188)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Take a Breath." (re-filmed version)
(First: Episode 2518)
Muppets Captain Elmo Cousteau searches for the treasure of the missing soap, with the help of a policeman fishy.
(First: Episode 2637)
Film Fireworks Alphabet
(First: Episode 1104)

SCENE 2 Telly and Lillian are now prepared to give an L demonstration, when a group of Grouches including Oscar and Grundgetta shows up chanting, "Hey hey! Ho ho! The letter L has got to go!" Oscar explains that Grouches hate the letter L because it starts all kinds of yucky words such as lollipop, like, and love. Telly and Lillian thank the Grouches for doing them a favor, and Lillian points their attention to the upcoming L movie ...
Cartoon "L Look Around Song"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1483)
Muppets The Rhymies go camping, but a bear disrupts their campsite.
(First: Episode 1389)
Cartoon Jill walks up a hill to pick a daffodil.
Artist: Jim Jinkins
(First: Episode 2538)
2096i Song Joe Raposo sings "Peanut Butter". (re-filmed version)
(First: Episode 1966)
Funny Book
Muppets Ernie & Bert — At night, Ernie reads a book that becomes sad, funny, scary, and then surprising. The book elicits the same reactions from Bert.
(EKA: Episode 2341)
Animation Floral patterns are formed to Eastern European music.
(First: Episode 1808)
SCENE 3 Lillian asks the Grouches to talk about the number 6, and Oscar ends up counting all the Grouches who won't help them. Lillian thanks Oscar again for helping them, even though he didn't mean to.
Animation Seis flores
(First: Episode 1591)
Character.bats Muppets The Count sings "The Batty Bat".
(First: Episode 2096)
Cartoon Q / q (balloons)
(First: Episode 2241)
Film A baby messes around (literally) with a chocolate cookie, as Cookie Monster (in voice-over) wishes it were for him.
(First: Episode 0407)
Cartoon A lizard sings about how she likes to be "Above it All" as well as below.
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 2559)
SCENE 4 Lillian stops at the Fix-It Shop to pick up her radio. She and Luis notice Barkley sleeping, and wonder what he's dreaming about.

In Barkley's dream sequence, he sleeps in a field, when he hears some kids calling for him to play frisbee with them. One of the kids throws it high up into the air, and in slow motion, Barkley chases it and catches it in mid-air. He feels so happy as the kids play with him in the grass.
This sequence was lifted from Episode 1503.
Luis and Lillian wake Barkley up, and he feels disappointed that his good dream is over.
Cartoon A boy chases a butterfly, and watches the clouds form into different objects.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1736)
Film Ducks swim and fly.
Music: Chopin's Valse Op. 64, no. 2)
(First: Episode 2510)
Muppets Cookie Monster does a taste test to compare square shaped cookies, triangle shaped cookies, and circle shaped cookies.
(First: Episode 1750)
Song "Llama at Dentist Song"
(First: Episode 1241)
Muppets Grover is the newest employee of a fast food franchise which serves such delicacies as O'Fish, O'Salad, O'Rye Bread, and O'Milk. However, this is a different kind of "fast food" restaurant: the food zips by the customer on trays across the counter, and falls to the floor if it's not caught in time. Mr. Johnson is not ready for this, so he asks if there's any "slow food." There is, but it's served by a turtle who takes longer than Mr. Johnson wants to wait.
(First: Episode 2582)
Celebrity Gloria Estefan sings a special version of "1-2-3" to Big Bird and the Birdketeers.
(First: Episode 2928)
Cartoon Q -- that funny looking thing.
(First: Episode 0131)
Cast Maria is dressed for summer weather, while Linda is dressed for the snow. They switch clothes and scenarios.
(First: Episode 1819)
1095d Cartoon "I'm six years old today!"
(First: Episode 0357)
Film Animals fight.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0567)
Muppets Kermit talks about "same" by showing two identical rectangles. Cookie Monster eats one of them, making them different.
(First: Episode 0018)
Cartoon A hippo who lives in the country, and likes it quiet, is disturbed when a mouse, who likes it loud, moves in.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1432)

SCENE 5 Chicago sleeps on top of Oscar's trash can, and Oscar and Grundgetta try to hide their fear of roaring lions while telling him to scram, but they are the ones who scram. Lillian announces the sponsors.

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