Sesame Street
Plot Oscar writes Grouch poems
Air date January 17, 1986
Season Season 17 (1985-1986)
Written by Tony Geiss
Directed by Jon Stone
Sponsors T, Z, 10
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Picture Segment Description
2963-C10
Muppets / Cast "Singing in the Shower" - Olivia, Ernie, Oscar, and Big Bird sing about how they like to sing in their various modes of cleaning (shower, bathtub, mudbath, and birdbath).
Carrot
Cartoon The Carrot
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1211)
Ssnews.oldkingcole
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit witnesses as Old King Cole calls for his pipe and bowl (both of which he rejects), followed by his fiddlers three (along with a drummer, a saxophone player, and a bass player).
(EKA: Episode 0887)
Painter10
Film The Mad Painter #10
(EKA: Episode 0350)
2624streetstory2
SCENE 1 Mr. Snuffleupagus wants to play football with Slimey, but Oscar the Grouch thinks the size difference will make the game unfair to Slimey. He suggests hide and seek. Snuffy looks everywhere and can't find Slimey. Oscar shows Snuffy that Slimey is hiding in his fur, and says the joke is on him. Instead of getting angry, Snuffy thinks it's funny and leaves to tell Big Bird that the joke was--literally--on him.
3161y
Cartoon A drowsy wagoner gets across a clearing by building a bridge out of his ox-cart, and converting it back again.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 0815)
Song.thatswhatfriendsarefor
Muppets Ernie and Bert: "That's What Friends Are For": Ernie sings to Bert about friends being tolerant of each other's differences, while Bert just wants to sleep.
(EKA: Episode 2073)
T-treasure
Cartoon T for treasure (Jim Thurman VO)
400022
Insert The Alphabet Dancers form the letter T.
(EKA: Episode 0814)
Painter-cats
Cartoon A domestic cat paints various wild feline versions of himself on his owner's canvas.
TellyKeisha01

CosbyKids

TellyKeisha02
Celebrity Lisa Bonet, Tempestt Bledsoe and Malcolm-Jamal Warner notice Telly and Keshia Knight Pulliam pretending to look sad, which escalates into the three of them arguing over what's more sad: losing a purple pen with a picture of Prince on it, not making the football team, or a best friend moving away. Telly and Keshia then pretend to look angry, and then notice that they look just like them.
RockFlip
Animation A rock does somersaults for its peers, but gets little applause.
MariaLinda.Same
Cast (Same and Different) Maria and Linda dress the same, then Linda dresses differently.
2234-SameDifferent
Cartoon Things that are same and different.
(EKA: Episode 0347)
Everybodysleeps
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Sleeps."
(EKA: Episode 0407)
Pinball.10
Cartoon Pinball #10
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1246)
Humbug-001
Muppets Sherlock Hemlock tries to figure out why there is a mess outside. He speculates that the Twiddlebugs made a mess after a Twiddlebug dance.
(EKA: Episode 0178)
Jazz10
Cartoon Jazz #10
(First: Episode 0021)
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SCENE 2 Oscar reads Irvine some Grouch Rhymes from his book. Gordon points out none of the words rhyme, which is just how Grouches like it.
400029
Cartoon A rabbit crosses the STREET, and almost gets run over.
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 0778)
CookieDavid.STREET
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moments: Cookie Monster shows David a sign that says STREET.
PovertyZ
Cartoon "Poverty Z" -- A figure tries to sell a Z. His only customer stops him by locking him inside a zoo cage.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0085)
Baldeaglefilm2
Film A bald eagle flies over houses, a beach, and other locations.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0411)
ZforZebu
Cartoon Z for Zebu
Artist: Bud Luckey
(EKA: Episode 1210)
SadSadSad
Muppets A Muppet girl (Ivy Austin) approaches a sad Herry and asks him what's wrong. He laments about being left out of the baseball game, and she offers to cheer him up by taking him to the zoo.
Toon.ILoveYou
Cartoon A heart that says "I love you" is drawn.
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SCENE 3 Oscar reads a love "trash poem" to Maria.
Tisfortelevision
Cartoon T is for Television
(First: Episode 0024)
Computerfilm
Film Kids learn how to use a computer at a public school.
(EKA: Episode 1933)
Noimage
Insert Rhyme Game: Bye w/ Wipe (0:22)
400013
Cartoon T for top
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0298)
2254-Sand
Transition The screen fills up with sand.
(EKA: Episode 0353)
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SCENE 4 Maria, Luis and Gordon find out Oscar has written poems for all of them just to lighten his spring cleaning. They all unload the trash back on Oscar as Irvine announces the sponsors.

Notes

  • This episode was taped on November 21, 1985.


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