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Sesame Street
Oscar meets Prunella
Air date April 15, 1993
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Sponsors M, U, 10

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Picture Segment Description
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COLD OPEN While Merry Monster plays the ukulele, Oscar introduces today's sponsors, and expects it to be a happy day, which he hates. Just then, a big loud truck rolls by, driven by a Grouch girl, who looks appealing to Oscar ...
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SCENE 1 Gordon comes by and asks Oscar who this new Grouch is and where she's from. Oscar makes it clear that he doesn't want to know, but the Grouch introduces herself anyway, as Prunella, from England. The truck she's driving is shaped like a large trash can, and happens to be her mobile home, which she's used to travel the world. Oscar asks her when she's leaving, and she answers that she's staying, to purposely annoy Oscar (and anyone else who gets in her way).
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Cast / Celebrity Wanda the Word Fairy introduces the viewer to her parents.
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Film A girl dances her way into her family portrait.
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Muppets The Sublime Miss M performs "The Sublime Ms. M."
(First: Episode 2837)
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Animation M / m (Gordon voiceover)
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Cast Gina plays and sings "Follow the Leader" with the kids.
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Film Orangutans playing (piano music)
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Muppets Elmo sings "In Your Imagination."
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Film Two boys walk though a city neighborhood to some funky break dancing music.
(First: Episode 2679)
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Animation Counting 10 shells
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Muppets "Let's All Exercise"
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: Two men demonstrate "up" on a teeter totter; one man ends up crashing through the ceiling.
(First: Episode 0650)
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SCENE 2 Snuffy invites Big Bird to meet Prunella with him, but Big Bird wants to find a broken toy to give her, knowing that grouches like broken things.
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SCENE 2
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Meanwhile, Telly is the only one who could show up for today's Grouchketeer meeting. Telly asks about the new Grouch, and Oscar acts like he doesn't care about her. Regardless, Prunella talks about the last country she visited, Italy, showing a map of the country (which looks like an old boot), and a picture of her favorite piece of garbage: the ruins of the Roman coliseum. Gordon disagrees that it's garbage, pointing out that people from all over the world come to visit the historic landmark.
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SCENE 2
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Oscar and Prunella continue exchanging banter, while Big Bird and Snuffy continue looking for a broken toy.
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Song "Hot in the City"
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(First: Episode 1824)
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Film Three taxi chairs
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SCENE 3 Telly just wrote a nice letter to Prunella, asking her to tell him more about the places she's visited. He reads the letter to Oscar, and Oscar likes it, knowing that Prunella will react negatively to such a nicely written letter. Prunella reads it, and writes Telly a letter in return, denying his request.
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Muppets Cookie Monster introduces the word "AMOR".
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Cartoon AMOR, amor, amor ... amoramor ... amoramor ...
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Muppets "I'm in Love with U"
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Cartoon A boy needs a letter U to complete the word UP.
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Animation Rubber Stamp #10
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Film Shapes vibrate as girls beat on their drums.
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SCENE 4 Big Bird and Snuffy are still having trouble finding a broken toy for Prunella. Big Bird finds a broken crayon, and realizes it's his only crimson crayon, so they keep looking.
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SCENE 4
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Oscar tells Prunella to leave, but she insists that she's staying. There is one place she'd like to be, the grouchiest place in the world, which doesn't exist. She fantasizes about it by singing "Wouldn't it Be Yucky?"
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SCENE 4
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Big Bird's toys are now all over the floor, none of them broken.
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Song Jerry Nelson sings "Salt, My Salt."
(First: Episode 2909)
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SCENE 5 Big Bird is disappointed that he hasn't found anything broken to give to Prunella -- then he remembers that grouches like big messes, so he takes a picture of the mess to show to her.
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SCENE 5
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Meanwhile, Prunella is preparing to leave, simply because she loves saying goodbye and scramming. She leaves, and Gordon notices Oscar looking heartbroken because of it. Big Bird and Snuffy come outside looking for Prunella, and Gordon tells them that she just left. He thinks maybe Oscar would like the picture of the mess, and gives it to him. They go to clean it up, which makes Oscar even more sad. Prunella announces the sponsors.

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