Sesame Street
Plot Groucha-cha Palace
Air date May 21, 1980
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Written by Luis Santiero
Sponsors W, X, 10
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird brings the mail into Hooper's Store and Mr. Hooper proceeds to read a postcard from his friend Harry who's vacationing at the beach. Big Bird encourages Mr. Hooper to imagine himself on a beach since he can't really go and leave the store alone. They imagine themselves together on a bland beach, until Big Bird talks him through adding more and more. Susan's voice is heard asking for Mr. Hooper, pulling Big Bird back to reality. He explains tht Mr. Hooper's taking a nap on the beach, and that he'd better hurry and imagine himself back so he can conjure up some sun block so Mr. Hooper doesn't get a burn.
Girldraws
Cartoon A girl shows how good she is at drawing buildings.
(First: Episode 0454)
Erniex3
Muppets Ernie begins to erase his Xs from the blackboard.
(First: Episode 0008)
Erasercartoon
Cartoon A boy counts while erasing things and people.
(First: Episode 0008)
Ernieerases1
Muppets Cookie Monster has just shown up again. Ernie threatens to erase him if he doesn't leave. Cookie Monster just laughs, so Ernie tells him to watch the cartoon of the boy with the eraser.
(First: Episode 0008)
Erasercartoon
Cartoon A boy counts while erasing things and people.
(First: Episode 0008)
Ernieerases2
Muppets Cookie Monster still won't leave, so Ernie carries through with his threat and erases him.
(First: Episode 0008)
X-ends
Cartoon "Poverty X": A peanut-shaped figure lists the words that the letter "X" can be found in.
(First: Episode 0006)
HumanCast-Knights
Cast Maria, David, Bob, and Luis play knights who have their lunch at a round table.
(First: Episode 0952)
Hardworkindog
Film "Cow Dog Song"
(EKA: Episode 0796)
Noimage
Celebrity Madeline Kahn "Dog Tag"
(First: Episode 1110)
Scanimatekids
Video Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird and the kids count to 10 in the arbor while they stand on one foot, shaking their whole bodies, and remain perfectly still.
Henson Scanimate 10
Insert Scanimate Films #10
(First: Episode 0120)
Khome.polliwog
Muppets Kermit sings about his youth, or as he calls it, "My Polliwog Ways".
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!"
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 1232)
Alaluna
Film A Latino boy gets up, gets dressed, and goes to school as Spanish music plays (A la luna no voy yo).
(EKA: Episode 0829)
2059w
Cartoon The 3 Numero Brothers show addition and subtraction.
Film.BikeRace
Film Some kids have a bike race by the river.
Peacockcartoon
Cartoon A peacock counts twenty feathers on his tail
(First: Episode 0406)
Ray Charles Beautiful Mornin
Film Ray Charles sings "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'"
(First: Episode 1077)
Ringmaster10
Cartoon The Ringmaster treats us to the balancing feats of ten brown bears
Artist: Jeff Hale
1836i
Film Counting the circus clowns.
(First: Episode 0501)
Pagaent.butterfly
Muppets Pageant: Butterfly.
Butterflies
Film A film of butterflies
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0406)
Typewriter.X
Cartoon X for X-ray: The Typewriter gets a check-up.
(First: Episode 0787)
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SCENE 3 Osvaldo knocks on Oscar's trash can and explains that he just got a job as an air steward on a grouch airline. Grundgetta approaches, sees Osvaldo's uniform hat, and becomes quite excited, "I'm just mad about hats!" She makes it clear to Oscar that she's not going to dance with him tonight at the Groucha-cha Palace; and adds that she won't dance with Osvaldo either. With that business sorted, they all head off to the dance.
Drawingchicken
Cartoon Drawing a chicken (child V/O in English and Spanish)
(EKA: Episode 0838)
George tallershorter
Film George the Farmer demonstrates "short" and "tall."
(First: Episode 0254)
EBLicorice
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie has a licorice whip that he offers to share with Bert. He divides it in half with a pair of scissors, but then discovers that Bert's half is longer than his. He cuts off a little bit of Bert's half, and eats it. Then he discovers that his own half is longer than Bert's, and that's not fair, so he cuts a bit off of his own, and eats it. Ernie goes back and forth, cutting off more and more, until the licorice whip is gone.
(First: Episode 0461)
Wih.Witch
Cartoon W for Witch
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1182)
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SCENE 4 On their way back from the dance, Oscar, Osvaldo, and Grundgetta sing a cha-cha song in Oscar's taxi.
W-Wash
Cartoon W for Wash
SSNews.5pigs
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit tries to tell the story of the Three Little Pigs, but five pigs show up. He realizes he's encountered the wrong group of pigs -- one of these pigs went to market, one stayed home, and so on (alluding to the game of "This Little Piggy"). Just as he gets things straight, the Big Bad Wolf shows up and, determined not to have his fun spoiled, huffs and puffs Kermit away.
(First: Episode 0737)
2040e
Cartoon "Ten Turtles"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0425)
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SCENE 5 The grouches sing a reprise of the cha-cha.


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