Sesame Street
Big Bird and Snuffy celebrate Grandma's Day
Air date November 9, 1992
(season premiere)
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Written by Tony Geiss
Production September 28, 1992
Sponsors G, X, 12

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Picture Segment Description
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COLD OPEN Big Bird and Snuffy announce today's sponsors, and explain why they each have a goodie basket and are dressed in capes: today is "Grandma's Day," the day where they dress up like Little Red Riding Hood and visit their grandmothers to give them goodie baskets.
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SCENE 1 Gina finishes packing up Big Bird's goodie basket. She, Maria, Luis, and Gordon all agree that grandmothers are great, and sing a song about it with Big Bird and Snuffy. After the song, Big Bird points out that grandpas are also great.
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Animation Kids talk about families, often mentioning having rhinoceroses as pets.
(First: Episode 2759)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit the Frog witnesses how the mailman and salesman knock at the door while the Big Bad Wolf chases Little Red Riding Hood around the bed. Eventually, the Woodsman shows up, and Red and the Wolf chase him for cutting down a maple tree which was their favorite one.
(First: Episode 0621)
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Film Storks fly around and dance in their nest as flamenco music plays.
(First: Episode 2862)
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Cartoon Snacks On Parade: The Raisin
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1171)
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SCENE 2 Gina attaches a card to Big Bird's goodie basket, which reads "12 Forest Road" (Granny Bird's new address). He's all ready to re-enact "Little Red Riding Hood," when he realizes there may be a wolf in Granny's bed, and panics. Gina reassures him that it's just a made-up story, so Big Bird has nothing to worry about. Big Bird bravely sets off, then asks Gina to help him cross the street.
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Song En Vogue sings "Adventure."
(First: Episode 2951)
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Cartoon Stamped and painted X animation.
(First: Episode 2934)
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Animation Kids narrate how a Navajo blanket is weaved.
(First: Episode 2976)
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Cartoon A duckling dresses itself, naming all the parts of its coat.
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 1195)
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Muppets Dicky Tick hosts "Lifestyles of the Big and Little."
(First: Episode 2206)
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Cartoon "Banana Samba" (short version)
(First: Episode 2920)
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SCENE 3 Maria explains to Rosita that little Gabi wanted to get on the Grandma's Day bandwagon and do like Big Bird and Snuffy are doing, but her abuela lives far away in Puerto Rico. So, Rosita pretends to be Gabi's abuela.
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Film A gymnastics team practices tricks for the circus.
(First: Episode 2889)
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Muppets The Two-Headed Monster demonstrates surprise.
(First: Episode 2924)
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Animation The letter X in various typefaces.
(First: Episode 2862)
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Film Balloons are popped in front of kids' faces, demonstrating surprise.
(First: Episode 2923)
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Cartoon The Bellhop has to make 12 wake-up calls.
(First: Episode 2529)
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Muppets Teacher Little Chrissy sings about how important it is to "Raise Your Hand."
(First: Episode 1959)
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Cartoon A shy girl wants to join a group bouncing a ball.
Artist: Joanna Priestley
(First: Episode 2849)
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SCENE 4 Luis encounters Oscar the Grouch writing a Grandma's Day card for his Granny Grouch. When the recipient opens the card, it explodes in a stinky puff of smoke.
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Animation CH words (chop, choose, change, etc.)
(First: Episode 2893)
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Song "Playground Map Song"
(First: Episode 2680)
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Cartoon Which legs belong on the man?
(First: Episode 1691)
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Muppets Super Grover
When a boy has trouble finding the gate in a fence, Super Grover attempts to bend the pickets. But eventually, the boy finds an EXIT sign.
(First: Episode 0746)
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Animation A Keith Haring mural comes to life after some kids EXIT.
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Animation Planet G / g
(First: Episode 2844)
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SCENE 5 Big Bird arrives at 12 Forest Street, thinking he might be at the right location. When he goes inside, however, he finds a sick Granny Wolf in bed, and cries when he assumes that she ate his Granny Bird. Granny Wolf did not, however, as she and Granny Bird are best friends. She tells Big Bird that 12 Forest Road and 12 Forest Street are different locations.
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SCENE 5
cont'd
Just then, Granny Bird arrives, with some shepherd's pie for Granny Wolf, and is pleasantly surprised to find Big Bird there too. Granny Wolf's grandchildren (Tom and Virginia) arrive with goodies for her, and so do Granny Sheep and her granddaughter. Finally, Snuffy and his Snuffle-Granny offer Big Bird some food from their basket. Granny Wolf invites the group to brunch.
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Animation Rubber Stamp #12
(First: Episode 2932)
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Muppets Caveperson Days

Caveman Bert reminds Caveman Ernie (his son) to take out the trash. Ernie realizes that his drum can also be used as a wastebasket, and is able to take several pieces of garbage to the dump at once instead of one at a time.
(First: Episode 2667)

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Cartoon Esme's wooden clown breaks, and she is about to throw it away, when it suggests she use glue to fix it.
Artist: Lisa Crafts
(First: Episode 2843)
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Film A blind class goes on a field trip to the park, using their other senses to experience their surroundings. The teacher sings "If You're Happy and You Know It."
(First: Episode 2566)
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Cartoon "Ooh What a Fabulous Party"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
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SCENE 6 Back from his adventure with his new wolf friends, Big Bird has learned that there are all kinds of grandmas. The wolf kids announce the sponsors, and howl.



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