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Oscar wants a new place to live
Air date April 21, 2003
Season Season 34 (2003)
Written by Belinda Ward
Sponsors E, 6


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Oscar accurately predicts that he'll tell Big Bird to scram and will trick Telly into opening his can of spring-loaded snakes. When Maria comes to give him some trash on schedule, he admits he's grown tired of doing the same Grouchy things every day. She suggests he change things up and he concludes he should find somewhere else to live, with new possibilities to be Grouchy. He wistfully sings that there's "A Grouchy Place" for him out there and he's going to find it.

SCENE 1 cont'd Oscar situates his trash can outside the Mail It Shop, perfectly blocking the entrance and causing postman Grover to spill his delivery. The "Grouchy atmosphere" is ruined when Rosita happily receives a package and he realizes more people will do the same. He resolves to move somewhere else.

SCENE 1 cont'd Oscar relocates to behind the counter of Hooper's Store, instantly bothering Alan, who accidentally wakes Fluffy from her nap. She tries to drink Elmo's milkshake and Elmo is more than willing to share it. Oscar fears the store is too much of a good influence and decides to move again.
SCENE 1 cont'd Oscar moves now into the middle of the arbor, where Telly and the kids play catch. The ball lands into Oscar's can, inspiring Telly to create a new game - "Grouch in the Middle!" Due to the area's status as a public area, Oscar can't get them to scram, so he comes up with the perfect place to move ("...and it's right here in this galaxy!").
SCENE 1 cont'd Oscar has moved back to his original area, singing a reprise of his song and claiming it's perfect the way it is. He has found new ways of annoying people, thanks to his new alarm system for the steps and his sprinkler system (Fluffy), that squirts water in Maria's face.
Song "Count Me In"
(First: Episode 3738)
Muppets / Celebrity Elmo and Natalie Portman are going to play "The Princess and the Elephant." Natalie initially plays the princess, but wants to be the elephant too. They change the story around so they can both be elephants and an actual elephant appears to play the princess.
Muppets The Number of the Day: 6
Five sheep and a duck arrive to celebrate that the Number of the Day is 6.
(First: Episode 3985)
Cartoon Suzie Kabloozie: Judge #6
(First: Episode 3887)
Film Six kids dance on a playground to the same beat.
(First: Episode 3819)
SCENE 2 Oscar tries to pull the "snake in the can" trick on Telly, but he won't fall for it this time. He gets sucked in, however, when Oscar claims it could be something he likes, but he won't ruin the surprise. Telly eagerly opens the can, hoping to find a triangle inside, but is met with spring-loaded snakes again.
Animation Luxo Sr. examines a box. Luxo Jr. pops out of the box, demonstrating "surprise."
(First: Episode 2851)
Muppets Journey to Ernie: Musical Instrument Land
(First: Episode 4031)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Ernie and Dawit sing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game."


Muppets / Film Global Grover: Grover returns from having attended school somewhere in Africa. The Elephant has never been to school, so Grover shows him a film about a girl as she prepares to go to school. (First: Episode 2658) After the film, Grover has written the word "boy" on a chalkboard and drawn a picture of a boy. The elephant shows what he has learned by jumping, creating general havoc.
(First: Episode 4031)
Cartoon Global Thingy: Their Own Way
Muppets The Letter of the Day: E
Cookie Monster tries giving the Letter E Cookie to a lion, tiger and bear to protect it from him. However, they want to Eat it, so Cookie protects it from them by eating it himself.
(First: Episode 4000)
Ornate E's.jpg
Song Ornate E's go easing by to a song.
(First: Episode 2937)
Muppets The Spanish Word of the Day: abierta/cerrada
Gabi tries to feed Baby Natasha, and in doing so demonstrates abierta and cerrada (open and closed).
(First: Episode 3995)
Muppets Elmo's World: Open and Close
SCENE 3 Big Bird announces the sponsors, which Oscar's keeping in his cans. Telly warns Big Bird from opening one, claiming it has snakes in it, but it instead has today's letter. Telly opens the other, which has the spring-loaded snakes. The number of the day is found inside Oscar's trash can.

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