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"Love" sneaks up on Oscar
Air date February 24, 1993
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Written by Belinda Ward
Sponsors O, V, 8

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Picture Segment Description
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COLD OPEN Grundgetta warns Oscar that LOVE is coming. A heart with the word LOVE on it appears and coos, "Love..." Oscar takes shelter in his can, while Grundgetta warns the word to stay away from her Grouch.
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SCENE 1 Luis welcomes the viewer and sees Oscar and Bruno running about. Oscar tries to explain the situation and points out the Love that's been following him. Luis correctly deduces that the word loves Oscar and she plants a kiss on him. He and Bruno make an escape. "I wonder what she sees in Oscar," Luis ponders.
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SCENE 2 The Grouches hear the loud sounds of kissing coming from Oscar's trash can and discover Love has gotten inside ("Love always finds a way," moans Grundgetta). They hear Love kissing all of Oscar's pets and possessions, then pops up to give Oscar another kiss.
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SCENE 3 Oscar recruits a Honker to act as a signal should Love return, instructing the Honker to honk like mad if the word shows her form around. The Honker doesn't know what "LOVE" looks like, so he alerts Oscar when he sees personifications of the words TOOTHPASTE and DOG. Oscar shows the Honker how "LOVE" is spelled and the Honker begins to honk like mad again. Oscar doesn't realize this means Love is right behind him and she gives him another kiss.
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SCENE 4 Bruno carries Oscar around some more, as Oscar now seems to enjoy taunting Love into pursuing him. However, Love finds something else to project her affections on - the toaster that Luis is repairing. Oscar is slightly dismayed, as he loved how angry Love made him feel. Bruno whispers that he can consult a dictionary to find another word that will make him feel as angry as Love does.
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SCENE 5 Oscar consults his dictionary with little success in finding a new, anger-stoking word. Grundgetta warns him of another impending word - Peanut Butter. "What's so yucky about peanut butter," asks Oscar when a globby version of the words appear and sticks itself to Oscar. He finds himself angry again, just to his liking. Luis announces the sponsors.

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