Sesame Street
Plot Oscar drives Gordon to the basketball game
repeat of 2756
Air date December 10, 1992
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Sponsors Q, T, 13
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Gordon misses his bus to Madison Square Garden to see the New York Knicks game. Just after, Oscar and Grundgetta pull up in the Sloppy Jalopy, also heading to the game (so they can watch the Knicks lose) and ask for directions. Oscar refuses to give Gordon a ride, as that would be cooperating, but eventually relents. Gordon tells them which way to go and Oscar immediately goes the opposite direction (as Grouches always go the wrong way).
Cartoon Rap #13
(First: Episode 2547)
Film Caitlin gets her eyes examined, and picks out a pair of glasses.
(First: Episode 2948)

Muppets The Oinker Sisters sing "A New Way to Walk."
(EKA: Episode 2303)
Cartoon Cars WALK.
(First: Episode 0556)
Animation The word ICE is formed with ice cubes, which melt.
(First: Episode 1177)
SCENE 2 The Sloppy Jalopy returns to Sesame Street, where Gordon shows the Grouches his map of the Sesame Street area. It shows the different streets that they could take to MSG. Grundgetta wants to take Elm Street (it's under construction), but Oscar wants to stay along Sesame Street (for more traffic). They then realize that all the roads reach the same destination, so they opt for the Pothole Parkway - the longest road of all.
Cartoon La t minuscula
(EKA: Episode 0324)
Song Lillian sings "Face Facts."
(First: Episode 2760)
Cartoon A troll draws different faces on herself in front of a mirror.
(First: Episode 0800)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Mary's Little Lamb
After an interview with Mary, the lamb follows Kermit.
(First: Episode 1943)
Cartoon Number creatures #13
(First: Episode 2691)
Film A girl narrates a segment about her friend, Billy, who swims with dolphins.
(First: Episode 3012)
Cartoon A detective follows a path on the street which consists of a straight line, followed by dots. He finds out that the truck that paints the dividing road lines happens to sputter every few feet, which is where the dots come from.
(EKA: Episode 2292)
Insert Big Bird and Snuffy sing a guessing game song about each other.
(First: Episode 2813)
Cartoon Q/q (balloons)
(EKA: Episode 2495)
Film A zydeco band plays "Allons a Lafayette" while people dance.
(First: Episode 2498)
Muppets Mysterious Theater: Dial M for Mother
Sherlock Hemlock tries to figure out what he needs to call his mother before Big Ben strikes midnight... as he stands next to a London telephone booth. The message Sherlock has is to wish his mother a happy birthday.
(First: Episode 2727)
Animation A picture puzzle of the letter T is put together. A man walks up to it, and calls a taxi.
(First: Episode 2933)
SCENE 3 The gang makes their way down Pothole Parkway, when they come to a stop at the Grouch Drive-In, which happens to be on their Grouch map. Gordon tries to hail a taxi instead, as the drive-in feature begins...
Cartoon A pig sings "There Are Chickens in the Trees" until a rooster tells him that chickens don't live in trees.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1394)
SCENE 3 cont'd After the short, Grundgetta and Oscar argue over how Grouchy they thought it was. Gordon wants to keep going, but Oscar says they can't leave - there's another movie about to start (it's a double feature). Gordon tries hailing another taxi and the next feature plays...
Animation Joe Raposo counts 40 dots.
(EKA: Episode 2406)
Muppets Grover compares himself and the viewer, noting how much they are alike (except for the viewer's lack of blue fur).
(EKA: Episode 2059)
Film At a zoo, monkeys clean each other and run around.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 2505)
Cartoon Animated quilt patterns.
(First: Episode 1470)
Muppets Shelley the Turtle sings "I Get There" on his way to a picnic.
(EKA: Episode 2362)
Animation Fans unveil Q and q.
(First: Episode 2895)
SCENE 4 The trip continues, when the gang hits a Grouch Toll Booth. The Grouch Toll Booth Attendant tells them they can't advance without paying the toll: three candy wrappers. They search all around the car and find enough to go through, but discover the road ahead is closed (to put in more potholes). They have to turn around, but must pay another toll to get out.
Animation Abstract count to 13.
(First: Episode 2809)
Film / Animation Two Navajo kids narrate an animated sequence based on their drawings of their home and lifestyle.
(First: Episode 2999)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster observes the letter Q, then the word QUIET.
(EKA: Episode 2538)
Cartoon Q for Quiet
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 0441)
Film A girl narrates a film about how things are recycled around the world.
(First: Episode 2913)
Cartoon The moon listens to everyone say "Good night" in different languages.
(EKA: Episode 2243)
SCENE 5 The Sloppy Jalopy gets stuck in some mud, as they've just hit the intersection of Pothole Parkway and Stuck in the Mud Street. Gordon decides to turn on the radio to listen to the game, but since Oscar's radio is busted, the signal fades in and out. Grundgetta points out when Gordon becomes happy and sad.
Film The letter T is a very useful letter.
(First: Episode 0402)
Film Fay Ray gets on and under a rug.
(First: Episode 2637)
Geometry of Circles 2 - Seven Circles with Designs
Cartoon Geometry of Circles #2 "Seven Circles with Designs"
(First: Episode 1394)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie has a licorice whip that he offers to share with Bert. He divides it in half with a pair of scissors, but then discovers that Bert's half is longer than his. He cuts off a little bit of Bert's half, and eats it. Then he discovers that his own half is longer than Bert's, and that's not fair, so he cuts a bit off of his own, and eats it. Ernie goes back and forth, cutting off more and more, until the licorice whip is gone.
(First: Episode 0461)
Cartoon A peasant tries to woo a pretty girl by reciting the famous "Roses are Red" poem. The lines are fed to him by a poet behind a bush, whom she eventually runs off with.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(EKA: Episode 2058)
Film Empty / full classroom (time-lapse)
(First: Episode 0415)
Cartoon Kids sing about the joys of celery.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2976)

SCENE 6 The Sloppy Jalopy now won't even start and the basketball game is long over by now. Just then, Marv Albert appears with his car on his way from announcing the game and asks if they need a lift. Gordon goes home with Marv, who recounts the game to him. Oscar and Grundgetta stay behind to enjoy the broken car, as the toll booth attendant announces the sponsors.

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