Sesame Street
Oscar gets a Rottendoodle named Cranky.
Air date September 21, 2006
Season Season 37 (2006)
Written by Belinda Ward
Sponsors S, 5
Releases HBO Max


Picture Segment Description

SCENE As the episode opens, Grundgetta is playing with her Rottendoodle, Itchy -- a flea-ridden Grouch dog that does absolutely nothing she asks it to do. Oscar asks where he can get a Rottendoodle of his own. Grundgetta calls the breeder.
SCENE, cont'd Mr. Blechstein, the breeder, makes sure that Oscar will provide a grouchy home for his new Rottendoodle. Blechstein gives Oscar a book about pet care and the leash to his new pet, Cranky.

Cranky greets Grungetta's dog, and tries to lick him clean. Annoyed, Grundgetta takes her dog home.

Oscar looks through the pet care book, and orders Cranky to sit and fetch. To his surprise, she obeys, and then gives Oscar a kiss!


SCENE, cont'd Bob walks by, and Cranky quickly smothers him with kisses. Bob is delighted. To Oscar's dismay, his pet starts helping everyone on Sesame Street, fetching Bob's glasses and rescuing Elmo when his tricycle rolls out of control!
SCENE, cont'd When Grundgetta returns, she's astonished to find that Oscar's pet is helpful, loving, clean, and obedient. She suggests that Cranky is sick, and Oscar decides to bring his dog to Gina's veterinary practice.


SCENE, cont'd In Gina's office, Cranky receives a clean bill of health, and even helps cure an ailing Henrietta. Oscar is surprised, but Gina lets him know that dogs aren't always what they're expected to be. Oscar considers the prospect of giving his pet away, but then reconsiders after he sings "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Fur", against a montage of flashbacks.

SCENE, cont'd Gina returns with Mrs. Dogooder, who's interested in adopting Oscar's pet -- but Oscar lets her know that Cranky isn't for sale. Although the dog is helpful, loving, clean, and obedient, she's also annoying -- a Grouch's dream come true!
Film A child in a classroom draws a picture of her dog Puck, and goes over the care required to keep a pet. A Bert and Baby Fozzie plush can be seen in the little girl's bedroom.
(First: Episode 2853)

Insert As Elmo and Zoe watch Luis play guitar, Enzo and Sophie walk by speaking Spanish. Elmo and Zoe want to play with them, but are nervous. Luis reassures them and sings "Me Llamo."
Animation Insect interaction
Muppets The Letter of the Day: S

Cookie Monster and Super Grover present the Letter of the Day. Grover has Cookie Monster place the letter cookie in a basket, as part of his "super" plan. His plan soon backfires, however, when Cookie Monster pulls down and eats the basket, promptly sending Grover skywards.
(First: Episode 4006)

Cartoon The letter S grows on a vine.
(First: Episode 3278)
Film S, for square.
(First: Episode 3278)
Cartoon The word "Subway" rides the MBTA subway.
(First: Episode 3375)
Cartoon "Family Dance"
(First: Episode 3487)
Celebrity Elmo asks Alicia Keys to dance. She agrees and sings "I Keep on Dancin' Again," a take-off of "Fallin'."
(First: Episode 4108)
Film Everybody dance now! Kids in all sorts of situations and locales dance.
(First: Episode 3992)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — A dog is barking outside, prompting Ernie to sing "I Heard My Dog Bark". A horde of animals accompany Ernie as he works his way through the song, leaving Bert only to try convincing himself that he's dreaming.
Cartoon "This is the Game Today"
Film What is it? A leopard!
(First: Episode 4110)

Muppets Global Grover: G'day! Grover returns from Australia. In his film, Emily and her family fulfill the role of wildlife rescue volunteers.

Afterwards, Grover looks for an animal he can assist and rescue. All the animals rebuff him, however, and he collapses from frustration. Soon, he finds himself the one being rescued!
(First: Episode 4070)


Film The Number of the Day: A remake of the Number Song Series brings forth 5.
(First: Episode 4087)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentThe Count interviews Aaron, a five-year-old boy, and counts his five fingers.
Cartoon 5s are found in an icy environment.
Artist: Joey Ahlbum
(First: Episode 3300)
Animation Jerry Nelson sings "Two Pretty Flowers."
(First: Episode 3151)
Muppets Elmo's World: Pets
(First: Episode 3918)
Insert The Adventures of Trash Gordon

Chapter 692
On the Planet Spaghetti, Trash fends off a meatball with a sneeze.


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