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Sesame Street
Plot Ernest Grouch visits (repeat of 0954)
Air date January 30, 1979
Season Season 10 (1978-1979)
Sponsors G, Q, 8

1232

Picture Segment Description
SSseason10
COLD OPEN
10th Season Intro Still
1232a
SCENE 1
Maria takes notice of Oscar's newly-beautified trash can, decorated with flowers, a clean picket fence and a welcome mat. She rings the calm-sounding doorbell, and a neatly-dressed Oscar politely answers. Oscar then explains that he's preparing for a visit from his brother Ernest. Oscar holds a grudge against Ernest for being the favorite kid in the family, so he plans to act nice and un-grouchy as a way of getting even with him.
Cat dog toon
Cartoon
Two kids argue over a cat and a dog, who chase each other around the fence.
(EKA: Episode 1210)
ErnieCookieCarrots
Muppets
Ernie tries to keep his cookies safe from Cookie Monster by tricking him into eating a carrot instead.
Bricks-1232
Transition
Bricks are laid on a wall.
(EKA: Episode 0560)
Painter8
Film
Mad Painter #8
(EKA: Episode 0348)
Kingofeight
Animation
The King of Eight
(EKA: Episode 0270)
Sheep-1232
Film
A boy talks about feeding sheep in the winter.
(EKA: Episode 0825)
1232b
SCENE 2
Maria and Luis bump into Ernest, who snidely asks where Oscar's can is. He is perplexed to see the new decor, and becomes even more suspicious when Oscar cordially invites him in. Ernest then begins to catch on, and decides to throw some niceness back at Oscar. Maria and Luis, who watch nearby from the stoop, laugh at the thought of two grouches acting nice to each other.
1247-Bath
Cartoon
Goldilocks' bath is first too HOT, then too COLD, then just right.
Wgroversw
Muppets
Waiter Grover: Simon Soundman wants a chicken sandwich, which he orders as a "cluck-cluck" sandwich. Grover has trouble figuring out what his customer wants. Simon Soundman says that his brother always eats at that restaurant, implying that Mr. Johnson might be his brother.
(EKA: Episode 0678)
Cardmemory-1232
Animation
A man plays a memory game using cards.
1707c
Celebrity
Richard Pryor plays all the parts in a scenario of two kids meeting a new kid who wants to play.
(EKA: Episode 1084)
1037q
Cartoon
"Mi casa es su casa."
(EKA: Episode 1037)
1232c

1232d
SCENE 3
Maria and Luis secretly listen in as Oscar and Ernest continue to out-nice each other. The grouches both decide to come up to get some fresh air.
More-1232
Cartoon
The more a man inflates a balloon, the less room he has.
G film
Film
Things that begin with G
(EKA: Episode 1094)
Hereisyrlifetree
Muppets
Guy Smiley hosts Here is Your Life, surprising Oak Tree with the story of his life. The guests include Granny Fanny Nesselrode, who planted the tree as an acorn, Cloud and Sun, who gave the tree rain and sunshine, and Marty Table and Sarah Chair, who were made from the tree's friends.
(First: Episode 0406)
Gorillajobcartoon
Cartoon
A gorilla who knows G words applies for a job.
(First: Episode 0131)
1708w
Film
Kids take swimming lessons in a pool.
1232e
SCENE 4
Oscar gruelingly introduces Ernest to Mr. Hooper, and they play a game of "Three of These Things." Afterwards, Ernest requests a "special" ice cream soda for Oscar.
0871j
Cartoon
Ants carry a huge letter 'Q' uphill
(EKA: Episode 0851)
0871m
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Ernie asks Bert to play a game where they take turns counting and then saying "Q". Ernie goes first with "1 Q", and Bert follows with "2 Q". The game continues, until Bert gets to "10 Q". "You're welcome, Bert!" Ernie says.
(EKA: Episode 0598)
Q.Quarter.BudLuckey
Cartoon
Q for Quarter
Artist: Bud Luckey
(EKA: Episode 1195)
2342-Lobster
Film
A little girl catches a lobster.
(EKA: Episode 1187)
1232f

1232g
SCENE 5
Maria and Luis become concerned about Oscar and Ernest, so they devise an idea to get the grouches to be themselves again. They ask Mr. Hooper to whip up a concoction of peanut butter, ketchup, pickles, and sauerkraut.
0871p
Cartoon
Typewriter Guy: "Q", Quiet
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 0871)
OPFamilySong
Muppets
"The "OP" Family Song"
(First: Episode 0146)
0871o
Cartoon
Q-quiet! (tree chopping).
(EKA: Episode 0871)
BobClownEnter
Cast
Bob, dressed as a clown, sounds out the word ENTER by grouping two doors together.
(EKA: Episode 1085)
Toon.fromtadpoletofrog
Cartoon
How do frogs make more frogs? The birth and growth of a frog is documented. At the very end, the fully-grown frog hops in the middle of a field and calls out, "Hey, Kermit!"
1232h
SCENE 6
Maria and Luis bring the grouchy concoction to Oscar and Ernest. Initially, the grouches politely insist on the other taking the present, but once they learn what's in it, they immediately start fighting over it.
2059d
Cartoon
They'd play with me if I had...
(EKA: Episode 0815)
EBskate01

EBskate02
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: When Bert can't sleep, Ernie suggests that he imagine himself doing something he likes. Since Bert likes ice skating, he imagines himself doing so. A full-bodied version of Bert is used in the ice skating sequence, in a clip from the Ice Follies show.
(EKA: Episode 0796)
0007.diamond
Transition
Diamond transition
(First: Episode 0007)
CarRepair
Film
A dented car door is repaired and repainted at an auto body shop.
(EKA: Episode 1150)
Toon-fishingABCs
Cartoon
While fishing one day, a boy catches the letters of the alphabet. Frustrated at not having caught any fish to eat, he decides to use his catch for alphabet soup.
(First: Episode 0004)
1232i
SCENE 7
Inside Oscar's can, Oscar and Ernest finish the meal and argue over who was the nicer grouch. The argument develops into roughhousing, which rattles the can. Luis and Maria announce the sponsors.

Notes

  • The plot of this episode would be remade years later for Episode 2895.


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