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A Celebration of Me, Grover is a 2004 Sesame Street direct-to-video special honoring Grover and his many deeds as a public servant. His friends have gathered for a Flyer's Club Roost, and the framing sequence is peppered with classic clips covering Grover's diverse career.

A tie-in music album, also titled A Celebration of Me, Grover, was released in conjunction with the DVD. A Grover Matching Game appears as a feature on the DVD.

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An announcer introduces today’s festivities at The Flyer’s Club Roost (“The party that’s for the birds!”). Big Bird, the emcee, opens with a joke. He then announces that Super Grover will be awarded the Golden Flyer Award for being the Flyer’s Club “Frequent Flying of the Year”. Big Bird then explains that the party is a roost, which means they say nice things, unlike a roast. The mention of the word “roast” makes a nearby chicken freak out, which Oscar uses to his advantage.
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FRAME 1 cont'd
Big Bird brings up how hard working Grover is. Everyone pays tribute to his multitude of careers by singing “Grover Work Song” over a montage of his assorted jobs.
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FRAME 1 cont'd
Mr. Johnson wonders why he showed up to the banquet, when Waiter Grover appears to take his order. When asked why he’s working at his own banquet, Grover remarks “I gotta make a living.” He brings Mr. Johnson the fish, who tells him to eat the stake instead.
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FRAME 1 cont'd
Big Bird mentions how great a flyer Super Grover is, being able to fly over, under, around and through things. But of course, he practices...
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Grover sings "Over, Under, Around and Through."
(EKA: Episode 0299)
New sound effects added
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FRAME 2
Elmo, dressed in telegram deliver outfit, delivers a singing telegram from Dorothy about Grover, who taught Elmo how to perform such a task.
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Grover trains Elmo to deliver singing telegrams. He goes to Mr. Johnson's apartment to show Elmo how it's done, but gives Mr. Johnson the wrong telegram. Mr. Johnson is angry, because the telegram is noted as being from his mommy in Cincinnati, while Johnson claims his mommy is in Chicago. Elmo decides to deliver the same telegram but state that it's from his mom in Chicago, and Mr. Johnson tells Elmo to come back anytime (without Grover).
(First: Episode 3891)
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FRAME 3
Bert gives his reason for liking Grover: he's friendly. He recalls when they first met, he said to him "How do you do?" Ernie wonders where he learned that...
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Lena Horne sings "How Do You Do?" to Grover.
(First: Episode 0536)
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FRAME 4
Big Bird asks Oscar to say something nice about Grover. He remarks how bad Super Grover's flying is, but loves the way he lands!
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Montage
A montage of various crash landings by Super Grover, leading to a sketch...
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Super Grover crash-lands inside an apartment, and when he sees that the lamp light is on, he decides that he needs to save energy by turning off the lamp. His method to turning off the lamp is blowing the light out, but a girl just turns off the switch.
(EKA: Episode 3056)
Intro cut
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Big Bird announces it's almost time to present the award. Grover must make a hasty exit to a telephone booth. Mr. Johnson still wants dinner, however, and orders what another lady bird is having. Grover literally complies and asks a duck for directions.
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FRAME 5 cont'd
Cookie Monster steps up to the podium now to deliver his speech about Grover's neglected profession: actor. He almost eats the trophy while demonstrating, but eats his speech instead.
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Monsterpiece Theater: The King and I
(EKA: Episode 2727)
Modified version of second intro used, Alistair Cookie scenes cut, but some dialogue from his intro remains in voice-over, New sound effects added
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FRAME 6
Roger Ebert gives his own personal review of the film.
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FRAME 6 cont'd
Big Bird brings in three kids, who name why they like Grover.
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A montage of various scenes featuring Grover and kids set to an instrumental version of "Me."
Additional sound effects added in some clips
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FRAME 7
Grover waits for the Elephant to finish using the telephone booth. However, he is unable to free himself. Grover helps pull and ends up sending them both flying and crashes on top of Grover.
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FRAME 7 cont'd
It's Zoe's turn to speak. Before she gives her speech, she and a duck do a brief version of the kids' ballet, Duck Pond. She then claims she likes Grover because he likes to dance too.
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"ABC Disco"
(EKA: Episode 1957)
Intro and closing cut; new sound effects added
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FRAME 8
Mr. Johnson agrees to say something nice about Grover. However, he has a hard time, since Grover always gives him trouble no matter where he is.
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Grover attempts to sell Mr. Johnson a wig, but when he finally finds one that suits him, it turns out to be a guinea pig.
(EKA: Episode 3445)
New sound effects added
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FRAME 9
It's time to present the award, but Grover is around. Meanwhile, he tries to open the phone booth, until Maya shows him how to use the door's handle. He makes a quick change into Super Grover and flies off to the banquet (with a helping push from Maya).
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A lady bird alerts everyone that Super Grover is coming. He smashes through the roof and lands on Mr. Johnson. He is given the trophy and a feather in his cap, making him proud. Everyone sings "Proud of Me" for him while he flies around the ballroom. He makes another crash landing on the podium, but is alright.

Releases

Cast

Linking Footage

Grover, Big Bird, Elmo, Zoe, Bert, Ernie, Cookie Monster, Mr. Johnson (called Mr. Blue here), Oscar the Grouch, Grover's Mommy, The Amazing Mumford, Fred the Wonder Horse, Frank the Elephant, Penguin, Mel, Ralphie, Dorothy, Poco Loco, Turkey Conductor, Chickens, Ducks, Birdnardo Birdaluchi, Anything Muppets

Inserts

Grover, Mr. Johnson, Kermit the Frog, Telly Monster, Harvey Monster, Maurice Monster, Elmo, Anything Muppets

Guest Stars

Lena Horne, Roger Ebert

Performers:

Eric Jacobson as Grover, Bert, and Grover's Mommy
Kevin Clash as Elmo
Caroll Spinney as Big Bird
Steve Whitmire as Ernie
David Rudman as Cookie Monster
Jerry Nelson as Fat Blue Customer (AKA Mr. Johnson), Fred the Wonder Horse and Maurice Monster ("ABC Disco" insert only)
Joey Mazzarino as Frank the Elephant and Penguin
Fran Brill as Zoe
Frank Oz as Grover (inserts)
Jim Henson as Kermit the Frog (inserts)
Richard Hunt as Harvey Monster ("ABC Disco" insert only)
Kathryn Mullen
Bob Payne
Jane Henson

Crew

Producer: Dionne Nosek
Director: Kevin Clash
Writer: Tony Geiss
Co-Producer: Kevin Clash

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