Sesame Street
Oscar is turned into Prince Charming
Air date November 29, 1993
Season Season 25 (1993-1994)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Sponsors N, P, 6
Syndication 123 Sesame Street

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Picture Segment Description
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COLD OPEN Telly tells the viewers that Oscar's mother is visiting, and that Oscar's going to help him buy her a present!
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SCENE 1 At Finders Keepers, Ruthie suggests the classic Grouch storybook "The Green Grouch of Yucchingham and the Five Grouchketeers." Telly wants to hear it.
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SCENE 1, cont'd In the story, the Queen Grouch vies to be the Grouchiest Grouch in the Land, instead of the Green Grouch. Her magic cookies turn Green Grouch into Prince Charming and his trash can into a castle, but the Grouch princess comes to rescue him, after the five Grouchketeers say the alphabet.
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SCENE 1, cont'd Indignant that it was the "most ridiculous thing I ever heard," Oscar shows up Ruthie by eating one of the magic cookies she coincidentally has in her store. He turns into Prince Charming, and demands his horse to return to his castle.
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Cartoon Jerry Nelson sings "In My Book."
(First: Episode 2983)
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Muppets Big Bird's Video Postcards: East Harlem
Big Bird visits a Puerto Rican casita in East Harlem. He tries to find out what people do there, but everyone is too busy raising chickens, planting tomatoes, cooking and planning music to answer.
(First: Episode 3018)
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Animation N/n paper fold
(First: Episode 3115)
cut from the Noggin version
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Muppets NTV host Nora Nicks introduces Nick Normal and the Nickmatics singing "The Letter N."
(First: Episode 2071)
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Cartoon Gordon voiceover N/n
(First: Episode 2283)
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SCENE 2 Oscar's trash can has indeed become a castle, and now Oscar wants to marry Gina. Telly frets because Oscar's mother is coming soon. Ruthie leaves to search for a Grouch princess, Telly goes after the Grouchketeers, and Gina can only hope they will hurry.
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Animation The Queen of Six explores her garden.
(First: Episode 0223)
cut from the Noggin version
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Film Six children dance in a colorblock grid.
(First: Episode 3122)
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Animation "Six Circus Balls"
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 3001)
cut from the Noggin version
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit, using a pull-down map, tries to give everyone directions to Little Red Riding Hood's grandmother's house. No one listens to Kermit. In the end, Red joins her grandmother, the Big Bad Wolf, and a cab driver for a picnic.
(First: Episode 1955)
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Film Children of all kinds sing "We All Sing with the Same Voice."
(First: Episode 1708)
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Cartoon I am dry, he is wet (Shark fishing)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0309)
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Film Peacock
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0278)
cut from the Noggin version
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SCENE 3 Oscar tries to woo Gina with gifts, and Telly returns with some Grouchketeers. Adding himself, they have 4+1=5.
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Video Fay demonstrates addition by placing 3 balls on a table.
(First: Episode 2615)
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Cartoon Household appliances count 1-10 and 10-0.
(First: Episode 2840)
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Film Empty / full classroom (time-lapse)
(First: Episode 0475)
cut from the Noggin version
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Cartoon Aliens vacation on Earth for an afternoon, but they litter.
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Song "Every Bit a' Litter Hurts"
(First: Episode 2721)
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Celebrity Bobby McFerrin improvises with the crowd at Birdland.
(First: Episode 2874)
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Cartoon Balls fall through a moving hole onto a man who demonstrates up and down.
(First: Episode 0798)
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SCENE 4 The Grouch Princess arrives to turn Oscar back, but, unlike in the story, she first has to do her dancing exercise. Oscar proclaims National Dancing Time, and everyone dances to some surf music.
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Cartoon A mouse demonstrates between by squeezing between two elephants.
(First: Episode 2750)
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Song "Take Care of That Smile"
(First: Episode 2745)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie comes home to a sleeping Bert and tries to think of things to do that won't wake him up. He can't watch TV, and he can't play with his ball. Bored, he decides to take a nap too -- but then he starts to snore. This awakens Bert, who wonders out loud where the noise is coming from, in the process arousing Ernie, who gets mad at being woken up.
(First: Episode 0280)
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Cartoon P - puddle
(First: Episode 0452)
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Film Alphaquest: P
A pack of painted purple penguins practicing a pop song in a pine tree park, and a pink pig with a parachute.
(First: Episode 2711)
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Cartoon Consonant Sound Limerick: P - penguin.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1190)
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Muppets Moe Cocker and a chorus of dogs sing "With a Little Yelp from My Friends."
(First: Episode 3108)
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Cartoon The word Dog appears on the screen, then animation of a dog barking.
(First: Episode 3082)
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Song "We're All Growin'"
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Cartoon A man (Jim Thurman) is interrupted as he tries to recite the alphabet. (new music added)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 1499)
cut from the Noggin version
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SCENE 5 The Grouch Princess tells them they can say the alphabet. Just as in the story, she waves her magic pocketbook 3 times and sticks out her tongue 3 times to change Oscar back.
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SCENE 5,
cont'd
Oscar's mother descends from her plane. Gina tells about what happened, and leaves Oscar to face his mother's wrath.
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Cartoon A parade of toys illustrates first and last.
(First: Episode 2857)
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Cast Maria and Luis perform "You Say Hola and I Say Hola."
(First: Episode 2062)
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Cartoon Lady Marple-Bug solves "The Case of the Four Flyers" by identifying the bird as the one that didn't fit in amongst the group of butterflies.
(First: Episode 2963)
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SCENE 6 Ruthie shows Oscar's mother the box of cookies and explains. Like Oscar did before, she thinks it's ridiculous and eats one. She becomes the Queen Mother and thinks that Gina would make a perfect wife for her son. Oscar and Ruthie then announce the sponsors.


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