Sesame Street
Grundgetta’s Grouch Beauty Salon
Air date January 9, 1998
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Written by Belinda Ward
Directed by Regge Life
Sponsors Y, 15


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Grundgetta has opened her own Grouch beauty salon by the subway and finishes up her work on Oscar. Bob comes and learns how a Grouch beauty salon works: Grouches go there to look yuckier. Fluffy then blows Bob away while in hairdryer mode. Grundgetta begins yelling for customers, but none of the passing Grouches seem to care.
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Part 1
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SCENE 2 Gina arrives to see Grundgetta’s new salon, but she demands Gina leaves, since her nice demeanor will scare customers away. Two female Grouches approach the salon, forcing Gina to duck from sight. However, Gina pops up from excitement of Grundgetta having customers, sending the two Grouches away, fearing the salon will make them as beautiful as her. Fluffy then gets an idea on how Gina can make it up to her.
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Part 2
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SCENE 3 Gina is now in Grundgetta’s working can and is going to be made yucky. As she works on Gina, she and some Grouch back-up singers sing a song. Gina emerges from the can with messy hair, but she feels it could be yuckier.
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SCENE 4 With Gina’s Grouch hairstyle completed, Bob hardly recognizes her. Oscar and two other Grouches arrive and love Gina’s new hairstyle. Even a famous Grouch beautician, Elizablech, arrives to get Grundgetta’s work. As the Grouches argue over who goes first, Bob announces the sponsors. Oscar tries to ask the yucky-looking Gina on a date, but she refuses and tells him to “SCRAM!”
COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: a tiny letter arrives for Slimey. Gabi reads it with a magnifying glass, revealing that it's from WASA. The letter says that Slimey has been accepted to try out for their Worm Moon Mission!

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