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Episode 2107

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Sesame Street
Plot Bernie, a piano tuner, tunes Oscar's piano; Olivia goes on a date with Bernie. (repeat from Season 15)
Air date December 3, 1985
Season Season 17 (1985-1986)
Sponsors L, Y, 3
Syndication
Releases

2107

Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1
As Olivia rushes to work, she bumps into Bob and his friend, who Olivia shows signs of interest in. Bob’s friend does so as well. When they pass Oscar's trash can, Oscar tells them to stop hanging around his trash can and is introduced to Bob’s friend, Bernie (a piano tuner). Bernie shows Oscar his tuning fork, which he uses to help tune pianos. Oscar asks him to help him un-tune his piano.
2107.Lion
Cartoon
L for locomotive, letter, lamp, light, lion, lettuce, lips
Yellowstone
Muppets
Sesame Street News Flash: Don Music tries to rewrite the "Sesame Street Theme". He succeeds and is joined by Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats.
(EKA: Episode 1845)
Baldeagle
Film
Bald eagle (kid voice-overs)
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0734)
3960y
Cartoon
"Love" word animation
(EKA: Episode 0926)
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SCENE 2
Bob listens to the piano being un-tuned in horror. Bernie comes up from the trash can with a slightly grouchier personality. Just then, Grundgetta arrives and is smitten with Bernie’s dirty persona. She is driven even more when she hears his piano “playing”, which makes Oscar jealous.
Alienlooksforhome
Cartoon
An alien asks a boy for directions to the baseball diamond.
Artist: Bill Davis
2257w
Muppets
Ernie wakes up and tells Bert it's time to get up, but notices that Bert isn't in his bed. He slowly ponders what happened to his best friend, coming to the conclusion that maybe some Martians took him away in their spaceship. As it turns out, Bert just got up early to fix some oatmeal. Ernie is relieved... until a real spaceship lands and the Martians enter the room.
(EKA: Episode 1107)
George counttoten
Film
George the Farmer uses barrels to count to ten.
(EKA: Episode 0999)
Admiral Bird
Muppets
Big Bird sings “Admiral Bird”.
(EKA: Episode 0946)
Toon.Yak
Cartoon
Y for Yak
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1858)
666mailman
Film
A mailman on horseback delivers mail in the Appalachian mountains of Kentucky.
(EKA: Episode 0666)
Count-mailman
Muppets
As ominous music plays, the Count walks around his castle, checks out the mirror (he has no reflection), and greets his bats. The mailman (Jim Henson) arrives, with a bunch of letters for Count. The mailman wonders why there are so many letters. The Count says that he wrote them all himself, so he could count them... and then he does.
(EKA: Episode 0592)
3doctors
Cartoon
3 doctors cure a sick 3.
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SCENE 3
Oscar listens to Grundgetta being wooed by Bernie’s playing and worries he may be losing his best friend. Olivia arrives and Oscar wants her to take Bernie off his hands so he can have his Grundgetta back. Olivia decides to help him out and goes to get changed. Bernie tries to come out of the trash can, but is pulled back down by Grundgetta.
Typewriter.Y
Cartoon
The Typewriter: Y for Yo-Yo
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1858)
Richardpryoralphabet
Celebrity
Richard Pryor recites the alphabet.
(EKA: Episode 0862)
Noimage
Animation
White-lined triangles form various objects as kids voiceovers comment on them.
Noimage
Film
A young man and several kids do exercises.
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SCENE 4
Olivia comes out of 123 Sesame Street all dressed up (and believing Bernie is a Grouch rather than a human). Maria passes by and brings her back inside to get more grouchy clothing on.
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SCENE 4 cont’d
Bernie finally rises from the trash can and becomes excited when Oscar tells him he has a date with Olivia. He runs home to get cleaned up.
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SCENE 4 cont’d
Maria and Olivia return with Olivia all in ratty clothes a frizzy green wig. Oscar is shocked and upset and feels his plan will fail. Bernie returns and Olivia sees him and realizes he’s not a Grouch. They share a laugh at the situation and go off talking about it.
Squeakyshoescartoon
Cartoon
A man tries to figure out where a squeaky sound is coming from; it turns out to be a giant's squeaky shoes. "Surprise!"
(EKA: Episode 0810)
Sg-computer
Muppets
Super Grover
A girl cannot get her computer to start. Super Grover tries to fix it by jumping up and down and shouting "Wubba wubba!", but she soon discovers that the computer is not turned on.
Painter3
Film
Mad Painter #3
(EKA: Episode 0343)
Bertdavid
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Bert and David display their mad and happy faces.
(EKA: Episode 0343)
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Cartoon
"The Little Letter L: A Poem by Louise"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1576)
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SCENE 5
Oscar loans Bernie his Sloppy Jalopy for their date. However, they can’t get it to work. They need Oscar to show them how to get it started, but can’t think of a way of getting him out of his trash can. Olivia sees he hates music and they sing a song (“If You Listen to a Tune”) to get him out. Oscar can’t take the nice song and shows them how to start his car, then rejoices as he now as he believes he has Grundgetta all to himself again.
Gazelle.FastFaster
Film
A gemsbok runs fast, then faster.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0898)
500026
Cartoon
"Yo Soy Un ..."
(EKA: Episode 0815)
2125n
Muppets
Cookie Monster does a taste test to compare square shaped cookies, triangle shaped cookies, and circle shaped cookies.
(EKA: Episode 1952)
2485j
Cartoon
L for Lion (sand)
1800-5
Film
A girl meets a blind woman who has a seeing-eye dog.
(EKA: Episode 0994)
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Muppets
Two-Headed Monster: PAT
OohDanny!
Cartoon
OOOH DANNY! (Milly & Molly hang picture)
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SCENE 6
Olivia and Bernie push the Sloppy Jalopy back to the street, both enjoying the date they had. They return the keys to Oscar and Grundgetta sees how nice looking Bernie is and is turned off. Oscar whines over the trouble he went through, when he had a simple solution, but Olivia and Bernie don’t think it was a waste at all as they walk off together. Grundgetta tells Oscar that he's the most "miserable rotten grouchy Grouch in the world" and promises him that she could never love anyone more than he. Then, they argue as they announce the sponsors.


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